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God-like

And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. Exodus 7:1-2

Remember Moses , the man who didn’t think he was even capable of standing before Pharaoh because of his speech impediment , is now going to be appear god-like to Pharaoh because of Yahweh. Think about that! Moses has been trying to run away from this task God has called him to do, and God is going to make Moses appear powerful and mighty to Pharaoh

We should learn from Moses, instead of focusing on our weaknesses or our faults, focus on how powerful our God is! When Moses looked at himself, he saw a weak and old man, but when Pharaoh sees Moses he sees a dangerous threat! Why? Because God is living inside of him

And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. Exodus 7:3-4

So you might ask how? How is God going to use an old and weak man like Moses to take down and powerful nation like Egypt? God is going to use signs and wonders, no matter how powerful a nation is , they are nothing compared to the power of God Almighty

We are going to see the “Plagues of Egypt” where God will reveal He is greater than all the false gods of Egypt. While Pharaoh will rely on his fake deities to save him, the true Living God will reveal himself in signs and wonders!

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Just like Moses, regardless of who you are and what your limitations or disabilities may be, we can have strength through Christ! God is in complete control, rely on God and allow him to lead you through your calling Amen!

Grace of God

And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee. Exodus 6:28-29

Now God , who has been telling Moses that same thing over and over again, is making it simple for him. Basically he’s saying “I AM God, which he already revealed to Moses, and I want you to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites Go” Simple as that, not complicated instructions, however how does Moses respond?

Moses is afraid, Moses feels inadequate to fulfill his calling by God. I think most of us can relate to Moses. When we usually think of Moses, we think of him as a hero in the Bible, which he is. But he’s only a hero because God made him a hero. It wasn’t because Moses was fearless or Moses had a special gift. By faith God delivered Moses and the Israelites

And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? Exodus 6:30

But notice how Moses responded to God, instead of him saying “Amen” he’s saying why me? Even though he’s already told God these excuses multiple times, and God has already reassured him, Moses continually doubts himself.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Reminds me of when Paul kept praying to God to remove his “thorn from his side” what was Gods answer? “My Grace Is Enough”! Boom, Bingo. Its not about whether Moses is a great speaker or leader, its not about whether Paul is a strong warrior, its about the Grace of God through Jesus Christ

Moses is going to deliver the Israelites, why? Because of Grace! Paul is going to deliver to the gospel to the Gentiles, why? Because of Grace! In our weakness God is strong! Amen!

Foreshadows of Christ

Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. Exodus 6:1

Things seemed very bleak for the Israelites right now, think about this a man named Moses returned to Egypt after 40 years of hiding in the wilderness, he confronted Pharaoh which just made him angry, and now Pharaoh is oppressing the Israelites even more severely than before. Moses feels defeated, he was called by God but sees noway how this is going to work

Notice how God responded to Moses, God is going to use Pharaoh and this impossible circumstance to reveal his Glory! Moses has no idea how God is going to accomplish this but God promised! This is faith, we may not know all the details but we know God is in complete control!

And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. Exodus 6:2-3

I find this very interesting, how did God reveal himself to Abraham , Isaac, and Jacob? If you read through my commentary on the book of Genesis, you will see God incarnate Jesus revealed himself to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

unashamedofjesus.org/genesis

Through this journey of the Israelite’s deliverance from slavery , God is going to reveal the foreshadows of Christ! Just as Moses by God will deliver the Israelite’s from the slavery of Egypt, Jesus has freed us from the slavery of sin and death!

And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. Exodus 6:4

Next God reveals how He is going to establish the Mosaic Covenant , better known as the Old Covenant. And he also reveals the Promised Land of Canaan, which is modern day Israel

These are foreshadows of Christs New Covenant and the New Heavens and Earth to come! Through The Law God it will reveal our sinful nature and our need for Christ, these things will all be revealed through the Exodus Amen!

The Easy Life?

But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD. Exodus 5:17

Pharaoh did not respond well to Moses request to let the Israelites Go and worship Yahweh. In fact this drove him to anger, Pharaoh punished the Israelites by making it harder for them to complete their work by not providing them with the straw they needed to produce bricks. 

Pharaoh basically mocked the Israelites by saying there desire to worship God made them lazy or weak, isnt this what the world tells us today. When we rely on God to provide all our needs, when we get on our knees to pray and cry out to our Lord, the world calls us lazy and weak. However just like Pharaoh, the world is going to find out who truly is in control

And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us. Exodus 5:20-21

The Israelites were also really mad at Moses and Aaron, because they decided to put their faith in God, there life became much harder. This is the same we see today, many believe when they become a Christians, that life is going to become easier, well Jesus actually taught the opposite

Jesus said “ We will be hated by everyone because of him “ (Matthew 10:22) Jesus also said not only will we face persecution by possible death (Matthew 24:9) Yes the more you put your faith in God, the more Satan will persecute you!

And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all. Exodus 5:22-23

Moses cried to God, why are you doing this God? But Moses doesnt understand , just like we dont understand, God is not persecuting us, Satan is. We are in a Spiritual Warfare for your soul (Ephesians 6)

God has given us salvation through Jesus Christ, he never promised an easy life. But remember this, just as God is going to demonstrate to Egypt, God is still in complete control Amen!

Do You Know God?

And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. Exodus 5:1

So the time has finally come for Moses and Aaron to confront Pharaoh and demand that he lets their people go! This is a bold request to be made by Moses, however He is answering his call by God to do this. The same is when you go to preach the gospel to unsaved people, as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19) 

Notice their reason for the request, so the Israelites may worship God! Simple as that, the Israelites want their freedom of religion, their right to worship the true God of Israel. This is a right, that many of us take for granted on a daily basis! While in some countries Christians will risk their lives to attend a Church service, other Christians refuse to attend a Church service under their own authority

And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go. Exodus 5:2

Notice Pharaohs response, Who is Yahweh? This is probably the same response many non believers will give when you preach them the gospel. Their eyes and ears are blinded, they live in darkness because they dont have the Holy Spirit. Pharaoh declares “He doesnt know Yahweh”

Well atleast Pharaoh is being honest, while many profess to know Christ, Jesus said He doesn’t even know many of them (Matthew 7) God is going to introduce himself personally to Pharaoh, as He is going to send the plagues which will reveal Gods sovereignty and He truly does exist!

And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. Exodus 5:3

Notice Moses and Aaron had the Fear of God, their telling Pharaoh if you reject God he will display his wrath upon you. Many today don’t want to Fear God and even talk about Gods wrath. They try to create a God in their own image or mind that doesn’t judge or shouldnt be feared, this is not Biblical

The Fear of Yahweh (The Lord) is the beginning of wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 9:10) Many dont know God because they dont fear God, they have no reverence or respect for him. Pharaoh is about to find out all about the true Living God, as the Bible says “ Its a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God” (Hebrews 10:31) Amen!