What did the magicians recognise through the plague of gnats (v. 19)?
“To know Christ and the power of His resurrection” (Phil. 3:10) are two things the apostle Paul desired for in life. In another letter, he writes “I pray that you would begin to understand how incredibly great His power is to help those who believe Him. It is that same mighty power that raise Him in the place of honour at God’s right hand in heaven” (Eph. 1:19-20).
The Greek word dunamis (power) used in this passage is where our English word dynamite or dynamic comes from. Paul said God wants to give dynamite power to all who believe in Him.