We’re continuing with our series on a Biblical Theology of Hands. We’ve seen earlier that Scripture often shows the Hands of the Lord is that it shows He is powerful and punishing of sins. Now we will see another aspect of the Hands of the Lord.
The hand of the Lord is Protecting
- Point: When we look at what the Bible has to say about the Hand of God, we see His Divine Power.
- Exodus from Egypt; remember earlier: “WhenPharaoh does not listen to you, then I will lay My hand on Egypt andbring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments.” (Exodus 7:4)
- The Hand of God is capable of Saving: “Behold,the Lord’s hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.” (Isaiah 59:1)
- The Hand of God (Jesus) assures us (Revelation 1:16-18)
- Putting the truth together: how can we who have sinful hands face the Hand of God that is powerful, punishing and yet be protecting?
- Shadows (Types): Laying of hands and the transferring of sins in the Mosaic Covenant: Exodus 29; especially Leviticus 16:21.
- Direct Prophecy: “Piercing” of hands of the Messiah prophecied in Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10, Isaiah 53:5.
- Reality: John 20:20, 25, 27.
- Assurance of Salvation: “and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of Myhand.” (John 10:28)