The Finger of God
by Manuel Vargas
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The Finger of God
It was a title given towards Godís Supernatural Power that was being demonstrated as the Third Plague was being unleashed by Godís Judgment on Egypt by Moses. When the two Egyptian magicians (Jannes and Jambres) failed to duplicate the miracle by satanís power. They said, this is the Finger of God (Exodus 8:19 KJV) (See Exodus 7:11-12 when Pharaoh called them; and 2 Timothy 3:8 when Paul mentioned them).
Another Title to Describe--The Holy Spirit
Hi, Iím back to continue the ongoing teaching that the Holy Spirit is leading me to write. I was thinking about how do I explain this topic? The Holy Spirit granted me insight I never saw before so Iím freshly sharing it with you guysóso here it goes.
Teachers Note: God desires for us to be intelligently open to this one point in scripture-- If we take a closer look at all the Names and Titles of God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit we will discover a pattern of Revelation and Insight about Godís activities and abilities that ultimately describes how He operates.
For example, it was the failure of the Magicians that gave Godís Power a definitionóThe Finger of God! As Christians we know it to be a Title given to The Holy Spirit, because we have concordances and outline teachings available to us today. But place yourself in the shoes of the magicians who were yelling out some kind (Hocus-pocus) type of spell to activate the power of darkness to create a miracle and it didnít work. They werenít foolishly saying something that didnít work before. The Book of Exodus records how these same magicians were in a battle with Moses from the time that Moses threw his rod on the ground until this 4th miracle of the dust turning into lice. The magicians met their match they could not produce another false miracle. (See, Exodus Chapters 7&8).
What does this mean for you and me today? Iím glad you asked.
If you never believed in Sorcerers, Magicians and evil Wise-men who operate under occult powersóthink again they are real and they are alive and still operating on the earth today. It could be in some secluded area like Harry Potter films or right next door to your home. Iím not trying to scare you as much as inform you that, The Finger of God is GREATER than the power of the devil. As long as we are in the Word of God and Perfect Will of God we have nothing to fear. Greater is He (The Holy Spirit) that is in you, than he (satan) that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV).
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Jesus said, but if I cast out demons with The Finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you (Luke 11:20 NKJV).
What is Real? vs. What is Fake?
When we read the story of Mosesí encounter with the Magicians in the Book of Exodus and the Evangelistic Ministry of Jesus in the four Gospels we quickly see the ongoing battle between the forces of darkness trying to intimidate and speak evil of the servants in the Kingdom of God.
Jesus cast out a mute demon out of a man that was brought to Him. If you were to do this today surely you will be ridiculed as well. Demons do not want to leave people. Jesus gave a demonology lesson right after casting this demon out and the man was able to speak again (See, Luke 11:21-26 KJV). This also speaks volumes not considered by the medical community. They would say it was a birth defect or impaired man.
When Godís Kingdom is in full activation criticism is unavoidable we will be persecuted for operating in the Kingdom of God. My suggestion is to have Scripture in your heart to Biblically give an answer to the religious air-heads you will encounter. I was criticized many times but The Finger of God was upon me that people trembled when they came near me. The Presence of God is so thickóto describe it, itís like walking out of an air conditioned office or house into 100 degree temperature outside. The heat of the Presence of God is intense. Prayer, fasting and seeking God to use you in such capacity is what will bring His Presence into your life.
Teacherís Secret: I want to point out something else that a Minister should knowówe are given a measure of Grace, Faith and Power when we are Born-again. This measure of Godís Power can be increased based on our submission to God and our mission we are sent to accomplish like Moses and Jesus (See, Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:7; Acts 4:33; John 1:12 KJV). Jesus operated on a measureless amount of Power John the Baptist said (John 3:34 KJV).
My Point is The Finger of Godís Power operates by measure. It took Greater Power to Produce Lice out of dust to afflict the nation of Egypt than chasing a demon out of a mute man. Think about it! So by measure of the Supernatural activity Moses was used tremendously. Jesus pointed to Mosesí encounter by explanation of the Finger of God in operation against the forces of darkness. The measure of the manifestation of that Power in Egypt was intense. What is my point? Is Moses better than Jesus? No! When God sends you on a Supernatural mission the task will be accompanied with the measure of Godís Finger to produce the God desired results.
Whenever Iím preaching whether itís to a congregation of 20-or-200 people in attendance the Finger of God was in greater manifestation. In other words, the Presence of God would be greater in power like 90 degrees (Heat of His Presence) for 20 in attendanceótoó110 degrees (Heat of His Presence) when youíre preaching to 200 or 2000 in attendance. Why do I share this information? So you wonít freak out when youíre called to Preach or Teach to a bigger congregation. Even if you donít feel anything at first move by faith and start to speak and wham He will come down with an enormous Power and Presence that will fill you and that congregation. Remember, the bigger the task the greater the Anointing.
The Writing on the Tablets
I love the movie the Ten Commandments Cecil B. Demiles version. He didnít follow the Scriptures entirely but this one scene where The Finger of God that was manifested to write the Ten Commandments was very Scriptural (Read Exodus 31:18; 32:15-16). The Finger of God wrote the Ten Commandments. Iím a Construction Manager. Iíve been in the field of construction 32 years. Today we use lasers to cut, mark, level, and create. Depending on the Power of the laser it can cut any material especially stone and metals. I believe the fire that Cecil used in the movie to show God writing the Ten Commandments on Stone is very accurate description of how God would do it.
Paulís Description of the Writing of the Tablets
Paul uses the Ten Commandments that was written in Stone by the Finger of God and contrasts it to the Spiritual Life given to us by the Spirit of God. He pointed out that Law of the letter kills, but the Spirit gives it life (2 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV). When we are Born-again the Holy Spirit inspires us to attend church services, read the Bible, Pray, fast, and do every other godly activity to serve God without feeling forced to do it. We will automatically sense a unique desire to do the will of God with a Divine liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV) (Read the entire Chapter--2 Corinthians 3:1-18 NKJV) to see how Paul used the Writing of the Tablets encounter to teach us a spiritual lesson of being spiritual inspired to live a Christian lifestyle by the Spirit of God.
Father, I thank you for the demonstration of Your power thru Moses and Jesus. Your Finger will enable me to move in dimensions of Your Power to Minister Miracles, Signs, Wonders, and Deliverance to Your people. Iím open to operate in such a calling You have for me. I desire to continue to live a life of liberty led by Your Spirit to produce the godly character You desire for me. Iím aware that Your Finger is more Powerful than any devil, demon, or Sorcerer on earth. I fear no evil because perfect love casts out all fear, and Iím willing to serve You in whatever capacity You desire for me to move in, In Jesusí Mighty name amen.
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