Word Study For Today: The Book of Psalms Chapter 25.
Devotion: THE HAND OF THE LORD.
Text: Ezekiel 1:1-3. | Ezekiel 37:1-14. | 1 Kings 18:41-46.
The Hand of the Lord is power, the Hand of the Lord is strength.When His Hand comes down upon anything(being or situation), the unusual happens. Ezekiel encountered the Hand of the Lord and His utterance was the utterance of God…He prophesied, and the unimagined began to happen. Bone coming to bone, sinew coming to sinew right there in the grave. Dry bones locating its corresponding part in different parts of the grave.
When the Hand of the Lord is released in your favour, it goes automatically against your enemies. The Hand of the Lord was released against the Philistine the enemy of Israel. The Hand of the Lord came upon Elijah he became strengthened as to run and outrun the chariot of Ahab that had taken off before him. God’s Hand will bring speed into your life and situation. His Hand will bring the dead to life, no matter how long ago the dead had died.
With the exceptional Hand of the Lord, provision of need is made available without reservation; requests and desires are granted as He did in the case of Ezra. The Lord’s Hands compels your voice to be heeded, as His Hand places in you the word soothing in the ears of hearers causing them to defer to your submission. The Hand of the Lord upon a man will redirect his vision.
The following scriptures confirm the efficacy of the Hand of the Lord:
>Ezra 7:6 (NIV)==>“this Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him.”
>Isaiah 66:14 NKJV)==>“When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, And your bones shall flourish like grass; The hand of the LORD shall be known to His servants, And His indignation to His enemies.”
>Joshua 4:23-24 (NIV)==>23)“For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. 24)==>He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.’”
>1 Samuel 7:13 (NIV)==>“So the Philistines were subdued and they stopped invading Israel’s territory. Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines.”
>I Kings 18:46 (NKJV)==>“Then the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.”
>Acts 11:21 (NIV)==>“The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.”
>Isaiah 53:1 (DBY)==>“Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed?”
May you encounter the revealed Arm[Hand] of the Lord.
**Worship the Lord with all sincerity.
**Pray in the Spirit for an extended period of time.
**Ask that the Hand of the Lord comes upon you to do as occasion demands.
**Pray the Hand of God into specific situations of your life now.