Thursday, June 16, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
VERSE OF THE DAY: Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, this is the finger of God; and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said – Exodus 8:19.
LISTEN: The Israelites were in bondage several years in the land of Egypt when Moses was born. He grew up and God used him to confront Pharaoh and defeated him. When Moses visited Pharaoh to ask for the release of the Israelites according to the orders of the Lord, he ( Pharaoh ) opposed him; and when he ( Moses ) manifested the Lord’s miracles before him, he ( Pharaoh ) equally summoned his magicians who came and opposed Moses with their magical powers ( 2Tim. 3 : 8 ). However, it came to a point when the magicians and wise men of Pharaoh could not match the miracles of God demonstrated by Moses; and they exclaimed, this is the finger of God!
I believe by now you may be wondering what the finger of God could mean. The finger of God stands for God’s authority, power, judgment, vengeance, deliverance, freedom, etc.The finger of God represents divine visitation. Divine visitation is a visit from heaven, and a visit from heaven could be for different reasons. However, in today’s devotion we will discuss just two reasons:
1. It could be for judgment: In today’s verse, the magicians of Pharaoh said in frustration to the king, ” This is the finger of God “. That simply mean, God is involve in the wonders wrought by Moses and Aaron. In this season, your enemies will be frustrated, confused and defeated like the magicians, in Jesus’ name.
2. Divine visitation could be for a change of destiny as it were in the case of Jabez (1 Chron. 4: 9, 10). Jabez was born and raised up in pain and trouble, but he prayed to God for help and intervention and God heard him and enlarged him. Maybe your case is similar to Jabez’s, or more critical than that, God will visit you this season and your reproach will be rolled away, in Jesus’ name.
Pray each day for God’s finger of favour and kindness and not of judgment in your life.
Merciful Father, may your finger of divine visitation for enlargement and favour locate me this season, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : The finger of God is the solution to every satanic opposition confronting you. .
Prophetic Word: Today, I speak against every satanic opposition in your life, any demonic force standing as Pharaoh’s magicians against you, I restrain them, in Jesus’ name, amen.