If the Lord physically gave you a rod what you do think the capabilities of it would be?
Let’s look at the book of Exodus.
Exodus 3: 1
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
We all know that shepherds use rods when keeping flock. This is one reason David used the analogy of a rod and staff in Psalm 23: 4b “thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”.
After Moses had an encounter at the burning bush, the Lord asked him “ What is that in thine hand?” And he said, “a rod” (Exodus 4:2).
After this the Lord asked Moses to do a few things with the rod. He cast it down and it became a serpent (Exodus 4: 3), he picked it up by the tail and it became a rod again (Exodus 4: 4). This rod could not have done that without the direction and breath of God. This was an ordinary rod until Moses received direction from the Lord about it.
As one goes through this chapter, Moses decides to go back to Egypt because God told him to. However, Moses now described the same rod as “Gods rod”.
Exodus 4: 20
And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
Subsequently the same rod was used to do many miracles in Egypt and beyond including the parting of the red sea (Exodus 14;16). Why? Because it was Gods rod in Moses hand.
What has God placed in your hand?
What gifting’s has the Lord placed within you?
What dreams has God given you?
When God breaths on what He has placed in your hand it will accomplish His purposes.
God wants to use that dream to part the red sea for someone. God wants to use the gift He has placed in you to set the captives free. He wants to use the idea He has given you to raise funds for the work of the kingdom. The list goes on. Its Gods “rod” but it is in your hand.
In the new testament, the bible defines gifting’s and callings as “The gifting’s and callings of God” Romans 11: 29.
God has given us “His rod” in various forms, placed it in our hands for the work of His kingdom.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson