The rod of the righteous was the rod that Moses had in his hand. Take note of the following concerning the rod of the righteous:
1. The rod of the righteous is for comfort.
Psa 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.” Whenever the righteous are in authority, there will be comfort. This is because the Holy Spirit, the One who has the ministry of comfort, will flow. Every true child of God should be a healing agent in a sick world.
2. The rod of the righteous is for nourishment and provision.
One of the ways to know if the righteous are in authority is that things begin to flourish. Children of God need to take over. The first responsibility of love is protection. Micah 7:14, “Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitary in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.” As pastors, one of our responsibilities is to feed the flock. When the rod of the righteous is in operation, there will be comprehensive nourishment. Today, the economy in Nigeria is in shambles, devaluation and inflation levels are so high. Everything the rod of the righteous stands for is all that the rod of the wicked stands against. The rod of the righteous points up. Psa. 121:1-2 says, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” The rod of the wicked in contrast points down. When a righteous leader is enthroned, the fortunes of a nation begin to flourish; there will be restoration, businesses will begin to thrive and foreign investors will show up.
3. The rod of the righteous terminates dryness.
Dryness is one of the features of wilderness experience. It is one of the things you must get ready to confront when you are about to go to the field. The divine prescription for dryness is river of life. God in his wisdom put this river inside of us so that we don’t experience dryness on our way to the promised land. Exo. 17:5-7, “And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?” God is interested in your comprehensive wellbeing. May every dryness in your life come to an end in the mighty name of Jesus. May the river of God water the ridges of your life abundantly in the name of Jesus. May you never know lack or dryness again in the name of Jesus. The season of dryness has come to an end in Jesus’ name. God is scheduling a season of abundance for you in Jesus’ name.
TO BE CONTINUED………