January 27, 2012

27 - A journey with Moses walking with the Lord to free the Israelites.

Kathleen’s thoughts
The Lord instructs Moses to go back to Egypt – He was told by the Lord that the men who wanted to kill him are dead. Moses took his wife and sons and they set out for the land of Egypt.
Instructions given by the Lord to Moses and also told him he has hardened the Pharaohs heart.
And so the journey in trying to march the Israelites out of Egypt began.
Moses was at the age of 80 and Aaron 83. God told Moses because of his speech impediment He has given Aaron to him as a prophet.
God told Moses that “I am Yahweh.” I appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty but I did not make My name Yahweh known to them. So God told Moses to tell the Israelites that He is Yahweh! A deliverer, a redeemer who will take you as My people, and I will be your GOD. You will know that I am Yahweh your God, who delivered you from the forced labour of the Egyptians, The sad part here is when Moses told this to the Israelites, they did not listen to him because of their broken spirit and hard labour.
Pharaoh sees Moses staff turn into a serpent and so Pharaoh brings out his wise men a sorcerers magicians and wise men do the same thing.
Frog Plague - Ted Larson
So God now hardens the Pharaohs heart and the 10 plagues begin.
1. Water turns to blood. I can’t even imagine this it must have been awful and smelt.
2. Frogs invade everywhere. This must have been awful. Imagine climbing into a bed full of them or sitting in your lounge and it’s covered with them Then the sound of frogs croaking- what a noise. You think after this Pharaoh would listen but God was in control of the situation.
These sorcerers being able to do the same thing as our God remind me of Satan the fallen angel and bring to mind that scripture that He is known as a Angel of lies, a deceiver, and a thief who roams around looking to see who he can devour. It’s like he is tempting God as he did with Jesus in the desert.

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