Life From Death

“The magicians tried with their secret arts to bring forth gnats, but they could not; so there were gnats on man and beast.  Then the magicians said to Pharaoh. ’This is the finger of God.’”

Exodus 8:18

 This verse struck me today, because it is the first plague that the magicians could not conjure.  They made their staffs into snakes, they brought frogs up form out of the land, they turned water into blood, but they could not make dust into gnats.  They could not take something dead and bring  about life.  That is only something that God can do.  And they are quick to acknowledge this.  Only God can take dirt and make mankind breathing into him the breath of life.  Only God can take a dead spirit and bring it life through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  Satan can duplicate some of God’s acts and miracles.  But he cannot create!

God created music for His glory – Satan twists it and uses it for evil.  God created sex for procreation and enjoyment – Satan twists it and uses it for evil.  Anything that God creates, Satan can twist and make revolting, but he cannot create life from death.  Only God, the creator of the Universe can take nothing and make it into something!  What a mighty God we serve!


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