By Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor
â€œOught ye not to know that the LordÂ God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?â€ (II Chro. 13:5).
I told you that it is impossible to rise to the next level in life without encountering battles. There are no two ways about it! I also made it clear that God cannot make a promise to you without giving you a corresponding gift that will enhance the manifestation of His promise in your life.
In other words, whatever God says you will be, He will give you the necessary raw materials that you need to become and accomplish it. And Samuel said unto the people, it is the LORD that advanced Moses and Aaron, (1 Sam. 12:6). Let me put it in the language of my message: It was the Lord that moved Moses and Aaron to their next level. This is an indisputable fact because when Moses fled from Egypt in Exo. 2:15, he left in disgrace. He had no money, no family, no name, he was just a nobody. Forty years later when he returned to Egypt, he had only one rod in his hand (Exo. 4:20). That was the gift God gave to him. Similarly, there is something in your hand that the enemy cannot take from you. The pertinent question then is: How didÂ a man with just a rod in his hand become the President of a nation?
AÂ hero with a rod
Moses from a zero became a hero. He was a deliverer with just a rod in his hand. Does this say something to you? Yes, of course! Never you look down on yourself! I am sure you may want to know how God did it. According to Exo. 7:10, Moses gave the rod to Aaron. When Aaron dropped the rod on the floor, it became a serpent. In the same vein, the gift or rod that God gave you will put food on your table and bring the promotion you have been expecting. It will open the doors that have refused to open before now andÂ make a way forÂ you. The gift that God gave you will make men to bow before you and make you sit before kings. Your God-given gift will enable you take your place in this life and lift you above your enemies. If God is for us, who can be against us? (Rom. 8:33) If God is on your side what more do you need? The Holy Ghost is also on your side! Always remember that there is a gift in your life that God designed to move you forward. No power of darkness or even the devil will stop you. God will move you forward! When you finish reading the message, you are going to square your shoulders and walk about knowing that you know that God is on your side. And that is because He is God. He will advance you from 2006 into 2007 unscathed. You may not be everything you want to be but you are no longer who you used to be! As a prophet of God, I promise you will not remain where you used to be. God will advance your life, marriage, business, family, children, job, education, career, etc. You serve a mighty God! Now let me take your focus back to the story of Moses and Aaron. In Exo. 7:11, when Pharaoh saw that Mosesâ€™ rod had become a serpent, he took two significant steps: He sent for his wise men, wizards, sorcerers, and magicians. These two groups symbolize the two types of people fighting you as you try to rise to your next level in life.
Two groups of fighters on your wayÂ to your next level
There are the natural human beings who are doing their best to stop you from rising to your next level in life. They lie against you, cook up stories fashioned to demean your personality and engage in all sorts of manipulations. There are also human beings that are possessed with demonic spirits . These are fighters who do not cook up their deadly strategies naturally. They cook them up in the covens by witchcraft. They cook them in witch doctorsâ€™ houses and other devilish places. Their aim is to stop you. But Godâ€™s aim is to advance you. God can never be defeated so you can never be defeated. I silence their voices and their tongues. You serve a living God! InÂ spite of all Pharaohâ€™s agents did to confront and demoralize Moses and Aaron, he was undaunted. The Bible says: â€œFor they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaronâ€™s rod swallowed up their rodsâ€ (Exo. 7:12). Thank God. Aaronâ€™s rod swallowed up the rods of Pharaohâ€™s magicians, witches and sorcerers. Do you know that it was from that moment that Moses was recognized? God is not wicked. How can He create you, bring you into this world and not give you something to help you survive and indeed flourish? Moses, a man with a rod ignorantly said: â€œ… I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongueâ€ (Exo. 4:10). In other words, Moses was saying: â€œI am a stammererâ€. There is something strange about the way God responded to Mosesâ€™ excuse.
Could God not have healed him of stammering? Of course, He could! Instead, He said to Moses: â€œIs not Aaron the Levite, thy brother?â€Â And thou shall speak to him and put words in his mouth. And he shall be thy spokesman to the people (Exo: 4:14-16). Now what do you think God was doing? Aaron was created to also come to prominence by being a voice for Moses. That is why God did not heal Moses and make him eloquent. There would have been no place for Aaron. Besides, the world would not have had any need for Aaron at all. Unfortunately, Aaron played the fool even though he was older than Moses. You know why? He could not comprehend why God created him and gave him to Moses. Instead, he betrayed Moses (Exo. 32:2-35; Num. 12:1-2). He did not realize that God did not give him to the people but to Moses.
Peoplesâ€™ clap or Godâ€™s will?
The fact that people are clapping for you does not make you anything to reckon with. You have to find out Godâ€™s purpose for your life. Aaron did not realize this fact. That is why I consider him a foolish old man. Marian took advantage of this flaw in his life and talked him into challenging Moses. She must have said something like this to him: â€œAaron, you are older than Moses. What nonsense! After all, without your voice, he cannot talk. Join me to challenge him and let us curtail all his excesses!â€ (Num.12:1,2). I can imagine that Aaron asked Miriam some questions to make double sure: â€œDo we have the support of the people?â€ And Miriam would have assured him: â€œYes! the people are solidly with us!â€ Aaron would have felt good and said: â€œOkay no problem!â€ That was his undoing. He forgot that he was not a gift to the people but to Moses. Consequently the rebellion failed. Imaging Moses going to mount Sinai as God commanded him and the following
conservation ensues between him and Aaron;
Moses: While I am away take care of the people.
Aaron: Yes Sir!
One day, one week, two weeks, and even after one month, Moses did not appear. The people became tired of waiting. The people then came to Aaron and said to him: â€œMoses is not forth coming. You are a great man. You are the voice of Moses. If you do not talk, Moses cannot talk. After all, if Moses is not around you are here and we are with you. Create another god. Perhaps Moses and his God are lost somewhere! So Aaron foolishly made another god: â€œAnd Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wivesâ€. And he received them at their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, â€œThese be thy gods, O Israelâ€ And they rose up early and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to playâ€™ (Exo. 32:2-6). Meanwhile, God interrupted His discussion with Moses. I can imagine that their dialogue was something like this:
GOD: My son Moses, are you hearing the noise?
Moses: My LORD! they must be rejoicing.
GOD: No, it is not rejoicing. The man that I gave you has left you!
Read the details in Exo. 32:7-35. Not surprisingly, in Hebrews chapter 11 (the hall of fame) where all the great people in the Old and New Testaments are recorded, Aaron (the first High-priest of Israel) was conspicuously omitted. Even Rahab a harlot was mentioned. Why? It is because he was a foolish old man who did not realize that God created him to enhance Mosesâ€™ ministry. God intended that wherever Moses was mentioned, Aaronâ€™s name would automatically be mentioned also. The destiny of Aaron was tied to that of Moses. That is why God did not heal Moses of his deficiency in speech but made Aaron his spokesman and servant. My prayer for you as you read this message is: â€œMay you not misuse the gift that God has given you in Jesus name!â€ Let me speak a prophetic word into your life.Â As a prophet of God, I address your hands. If you remain faithful to the God who gave you gifts, talents and abilities, those your hands that have never created anything. Icommand them receive the ability to create wealth. I challenge every satanic opposition to your advancement to your next level.
I challenge the opposition by the authority of the resurrected Christ. I trample the enemy under my feet. I say to your hands: You will never be empty again! Your struggles are over. You will walk in dominion. I overthrow the demons of darkness. I put them under your feet. I defeat everyone that has ever defeated you in the past. You are more than a conqueror by the authority of the resurrected Christ. I break the backbone of the enemy, so that they will not make progress! I take away whatever they depend on and disarm them completely. Your gifts will swallow them. Your hands will cover and defeat them. You will enjoy the fruit of your labour. You will not die before your time. You will not be taken before the fulfillment of your destiny. You will stand above your equals. You will not crawl but you will stand firm. You will not run but you will fly like an eagle. I lift your position up. You are high in the heavens. I command powers to bow before you. Go and excel in your school, job, business and career, etc. You will not end up like Aaron, you will fulfill your destiny. The LORD will complete you. Receive it in Jesus name! Amen!!