God Didn’t Tell Them That

And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. Exodus 7:10‭, ‬12 KJV

The eternal performance begins. The author of life is running the scripts. Suddenly, Moses and Aaron are confronted with a complication. God had not prepared them for a possible confrontation with the magicians of Egypt. They had reached the end of their game. If God gave them all the details, then He would cease to be God. This is why we walk by faith. So now we have a serpent staring encounter until Moses’s serpent began to swallow the rest. ” Wait a minute God, that wasn’t in the script”. That protest must have come from the devil. In plot construction, Aristotle describes something called peripeteia, which means to fall around or to change suddenly. Its a technique where the action falls around to its opposite, yet subject to the law of probability. This defies everyone’s expectation. I nearly jumped out of my seat when Moses’s rod swallowed the others. Did you feel like saying, ‘ Don’t give it to me!” ? Go ahead. Scream it! There are moments like this when God acts like God. Grab a drink, the battle has just changed. God’s still in charge. You are about to experience a peripeteia. This is what happened in the night of resurrection. The devil thought the case was closed. The plot twist brought in the conquering King. Your case is not over. There’s a plot twist. You and Jesus are the conquerors. Now I know why it took so long.

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