Scripture Reading: Exodus 14:13–16
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea,” Exodus 14:15–16.
Father God, we thank you because you are greater than the greatest person; you are in total control of planet earth. We thank you because the hearts of kings are in your hands and you turn them whithersoever you will. O great good God, we glorify your name today and we ask that you release into our hands the rod of deliverance.
“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace,” Exodus 14:13–14. And as God commanded, the rod that Moses lifted up was the rod of deliverance. The rod that parted the Red Sea to give the children of Israel safe passage was the same rod that caused the Egyptians to drown.
Do you have the rod of deliverance? Or are you still crying in despair? Do not cry; lift up your rod of deliverance; then stretch out your hand and divide the sea. You may think, “I don’t have a rod in my hands.” The rod in your hands is the authority of the name of Jesus. The rod in your hands is the Word of God. Jesus is the living Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” John 1:1. That Word is Jesus; that rod of authority in your hand is Jesus.
How does Jesus manifest in the physical? He does so when we agree with His Word and lift up that Word to Him. This Word is Jesus. Jesus is the master of the ocean, sky, and sea; they shall all swiftly obey His will. The tempest may be raging in your life today but the Lord is saying, “Fear ye not.” Stand still and see the deliverance that He will work for you through the rod that is in your hand. I want you to appreciate your Bible, to esteem that Word more than the sustenance of food. Seek God; lift up Jesus, the Word of God, and the Red Seas in your life shall be divided. Lift up Jesus, so that the Lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace.
As you lift up the Word of the living God, as you believe in God’s Word, I pray that every enemy pursuing you will drown in the Red Sea in Jesus’ name. I pray that God in His mercy will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. Jesus is indeed our rod of deliverance.
If you are not born again, you do not have Jesus as your rod of deliverance. Please pray with me and receive Jesus: “Dear Lord Jesus, I confess and forsake my sins. Cleanse me from my sins. Write my name in the book of life and give me the born-again experience. Fight for me and let me hold my peace. For you are that peace.”
Jesus, you are the rod of our deliverance, the rod of our increase, the rod of our healing. Help us to hold on to you, for there is nothing you cannot do for us. You are the great King of kings and we lift you up.