Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Thy rod, Thy staff."

Our LORD ask Moses a rhetorical question; one that we should all ask and answer for ourselves. "What is that in thine hand?" Moses replied "a rod." Moses the Hebrew of the Tribe of Levi spent 40 yrs. in the wilderness as a sheepherder, learning how to lead people. #1 tool/weapon - a rod. "Cast it to the ground." after several demonstrations, Moses picked up the LORD's Rod.
*Rod: she-bet [shay'-bet] from the root = branch off, a stick,; for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, correction. Moses employed the -LORD's Rod as a weapon and a tool.
Before King David was a king; he too was skillfully trained with sheep. He is famous for employing a sling and polished stones - that proved deadly for a bear, lion, and Goliath. In Psalms 23:1-6, David makes it perfectly clear: "The LORD is my Shepherd, I'm at peace, and Thy Rod*, and Thy Staff[club] comfort me."
Samson had the ability to make whatsoever into a deadly weapon or a very good tool.
In Nehemiah time; he was anointed to rebuild the Temple. His opposition was Bad-Figs[Serpent-Seed]. Neh.4 "He set the watch[24 hr. watchmen]. 16. Half of the servants worked, and the other half held both the spears, shields, bows, and the habergeons[coats of mail].

3 comments:

  1. Meekness is all about self control. Meekness and Wisdom must be employed, together. Turning the other cheek should never be necessary if wisdom is in play. Don't witness to Cain's seed[Kenites/Tares, Bad-Figs, Generation of the Fig-Tree].

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  2. Luke 22:36 "And if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." We minister to the lost sheep: our opposition comes to Murder, Steal, and Destroy... Followers of Immanuel are required to protect themselves and family, period.

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  3. The moral of the story: Whatsoever[weapon or tool] is in our hands, ensure the cause/situation is Righteous: and dedicate whatsoever unto the LORD.

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