The Rod of Moses.
It is written:
“The Lord said to him, ‘What is that in your hand?’ He said, ‘A staff.’ And he said, ‘Throw it on the ground.’ So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it. But the Lord said to Moses, ‘Put out your hand and catch it by the tail’—so he put out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand. ‘That they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob has appeared to you.’ […] Take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do the signs.” Exodus 4:2-5,17
The rod of Moses, blessed by God, continued to work wonders and miracles in the eyes of the people of God. With the same rod, he had parted the Red Sea, removing obstacles and impossibilities that lay before them. Later, he brought it back after their passage, facing their enemies. Everything seemed ready for Pharaoh’s cohort and the Egyptians to finally put an end to Israel. However, they were surprised by the powerful hand and outstretched arm of the Lord of hosts, who divided the Red Sea through the scepter of His power, specifically the rod of Moses (Psalms 110:2).
One day, I went to attend a service at a church. During the service, a prophecy was given for the church, as it was going through a challenging time and adversity in spiritual warfare, being heavily attacked by the works of witchcraft. Interestingly, the man of God was absent when this prophecy was given. In the prophecy, God spoke to the church with these words: “Tell my servant to take the staff in hand to strike and part the Red Sea, so that my people can cross!“
When the man of God arrived and was informed of the prophecy, he did not follow the instructions. Instead, he focused on the natural and offered a simple prayer without conviction. In my observation, I told a brother sitting beside me after the man of God’s prayer: “This is not the way the man of God should have prayed, as I received a different understanding. He should have performed a prophetic act, reading passages like Exodus 14:1-31, standing before his people like Moses with the congregation behind him, holding a staff or rod in his hand to symbolically strike and part the spiritual Red Sea (representing difficulties, spiritual dryness, obstacles, attacks, blockages within the church) prophetically standing before his congregation.”
Then, he should have led his people across, pushing back the spiritual Red Sea with the east wind—following the path of Israel’s deliverance before the Red Sea. But this was not done as directed by the prophecy. The Rod of Moses is a symbol of authority, power, strength, and the ability to perform signs and wonders in the eyes of Pharaoh, the Egyptians, and the people of Israel. Through this rod alone, Moses accomplished incredible feats before his people and the Egyptians.
In a way, you hold this rod, a staff, and God’s scepter in your hands, even if you cannot see or believe it. All those recognized as kings and rulers in the kingdom of God have in their hands a scepter of command. As it is written:
“The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!” Psalms 110:2
This text is an excerpt from the book “THE MYSTERY OF THE ROD ” written by Apostle Beni Hugues MVEMBA M.