The Hand of the Lord UponBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 08/18/2019
But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. 2 Kings 3:15 KJV
1. The Hand of the Lord.
a. Something happens when the hand of the Lord comes upon you.
b. You step out of the realm of the natural and step over into the supernatural.
c. Throughout Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, we see examples of what happens when the hand of the Lord comes upon people.
d. Abram to Abraham.
e. Genesis 17:1-5 KJV — And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
f. Sarai to Sarah.
g. Genesis 17:15-16 KJV — And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
h. Samson: takes 300 foxes; kills thousands of the enemy with a jawbone of a donkey; walked off with the city gates.
h. Judges 15:4-5 KJV — And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.
j. Judges 15:16 KJV — And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
k. Judges 16:3 KJV — And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.
l. David: killed the lion and the bear; killed Goliath.
m. 1 Samuel 17:37 KJV — David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.
n. Elijah: took on the prophets of Baal and killed them; broke the drought; outran a chariot of horses.
o. 1 Kings 18:46 KJV — And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
p. Zachariah: struck dumb for nine months; when John was born, he was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to prophesy.
q. Peter: walked on water.
r. Matthew 14:28-29 KJV — And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
s. Saul of Tarsus: struck blind and fell to the earth; God changed his name; He called and anointed Paul as an apostle.
t. The Early Church went out under the power of the Spirit and preached and shared Jesus far and wide.
u. Acts 11:21 KJV — And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.
2. God is a God of Signs and Wonders.
a. The hand of the Lord fell on Ezekiel.
b. Ezekiel 8:1 KJV — And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord God fell there upon me.
c. Moses: Burning bush.
d. Acts 7:34 KJV — I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
e. On the mountain in the presence of the Lord.
f. When he came down, his face shone so brightly, he had to wear a veil so the people could look at him.
g. Exodus 34:28-30 NKJV — So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. 29 Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30 So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
h. Temper — killed the Egyptian; destroyed the first tablet containing the 10 Commandments; struck the rock.
3. Stepping Over.
a. Do not let anything hinder you from stepping over into the realms of God’s glory.
b. Signs and wonders and miracles.
c. John on the Isle of Patmos.
d. Revelation 1:10 KJV — I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet