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Archive for May 3rd, 2015

Part 1

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We’re continuing with our series on a Biblical Theology of Hands.  We’ve seen earlier that Scripture often shows the hands of men shows our sins.  But what does the Hands of the Lord show?

Our first point concerning the Hands of the Lord is that it shows He is powerful.

  1. The hand of the Lord is Powerful
    1. Point: When we look at what the Bible has to say about the Hand of God, we see His Divine Power.
    2. Proof
      1. First reference to the Hand of God appear in a Prophecy concerning Joseph’s descendants (Genesis 49:22-26)
        1. Future prediction that his descendants will be harassed militarily (23)
        2. But a prophecy of hope: “But his bow remained firm, And his arms were agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),” (24)
          1. Divine titles of the Messiah here:
            1. the Mighty One of Jacob
            2. the Shepherd
            3. the Stone of Israel
          2. Note the reason that Joseph’s line can remain strong is “From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob
      2. Exodus fromEgypt
        1. God told Moses before it happened: “So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My miracles which I shall do in the midst of it; and after that he will let you go.” (Exodus 3:20)
        2. Exodus 7:16-18: “ You shall say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness. But behold, you have not listened until now.” 17 Thus says the Lord, “By this you shall know that I am the Lord: behold, I will strike [a]the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned to blood. 18 The fish that are in the Nile will die, and the Nile will [b]become foul, and the Egyptians will [c]find difficulty in drinking water from the Nile.”’
          1. Note how in verse 17 makes it clear Moses’ hand of judgment was God’s Hand of Judgment.
          2. What the hands of the Lord is able to do is frightening as indicated in verse 18.
          3. This is another indication of the power of the Lord.
        3. See also Exodus 9:3, and the Song of Moses that sings praise of God’s Deliverance and protection (Exodus 15:6,12).
  1. Practice
    1. Do you trust in God’s Sovereign power?
    2. Be comforted the same Hand of God that was with Moses is with us today.
    3. Have you sang to the Lord in awe and praise of his Power?

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