Shalom. Our teaching this morning will be from Exodus 8.1-15.
READ EXODUS 8.1-15
EXODUS 8.3 KNEADINGTROUGH – a thing to make bread
EXODUS 8.4 the frogs came upon the Egyptians only but not upon the children of Israel. “Upon your people, the Egyptians and upon all your servants”, Pharaoh’s servants.
EXODUS 8.7 The magicians again made things worse for the Egyptians as they did when they turned the waters into blood, but were not able to turn the blood back to water.
EXODUS 8.8 entreat The LORD – ask The LORD.
EXODUS 8.9 Glory over Me. Name the time. And Pharaoh is waking up.
It’s interesting to consider, GOD through His servants Moses and Aaron, commands Pharaoh to let His people, the children of Israel go that they may serve The LORD their GOD. But yet again, Pharaoh refused GOD’s command because He hardened Pharaoh’s heart making him stubborn and prideful. And it is the same today. Most people reject GOD’s commands. And astonishingly, they, in most cases, are taught to reject GOD’s commands.
The first time Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, thus saith The LORD GOD of Israel, let My people go that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness, Pharaoh answered, Who is The LORD that I should obey His Voice to let Isarel go? I know not The LORD, neither will I let Israel go. Exodus 5.1-2. And then Pharaoh caused more burdens to be laid upon the children of Israel.
And again, Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh, and did as The LORD commanded them. Aaron tossed down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. And Pharaoh called his wise men and magicians, and they did the same thing with their magic. They each tossed down their rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. There is no power that can stand against The LORD. And all miracles are from The LORD GOD. And GOD hardened Pharaoh’s heart that Pharaoh would not listen to Moses and Aaron, and he would not let the children of Israel go.
Is disobedience to GOD a work of GOD hardening the hearts of the disobedient? Yes, I believe it is.
And again The LORD sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh telling them to stand by the river’s bank before Pharaoh, and say to him, thus saith The LORD, let My people go that they may serve Me in the wilderness. But still you will not obey The LORD GOD of Israel. And Moses struck the waters with his rod with which GOD had him do miracles and signs, and the waters turned to blood. But still, Pharaoh continued to disobey GOD that he would not let the children of Israel go.
There’s a number of things going on here. All foretold or predicted by GOD long before they happened. There is none like unto The LORD our GOD, as Moses said in Exodus 8.10.
This event in Egypt took place some 3,380 years ago, a long time past in history. But GOD says in His Word, The Word of our GOD shall stand forever. For I AM The LORD. I change not. Isaiah 40.8, Malachi 3.6. Perhaps that’s why Peter writes, that one day is with The LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Peter 3.8. Because The Word of GOD stands forever. GOD never changes. Thus time does not interfere with GOD’s Word. It stands forever, and never changes.
The GOD of Creation promised or covenanted with Abraham some 4,103 years ago that He would make from Abraham, and from the Jewish people, a great nation. That nation is Israel. GOD also covenanted with Abraham that He would bless him and his house, the house of Israel. And GOD would make his name great, and make the name of the house of Israel great. And Abraham will be a blessing, and your house, the house of Israel shall be a blessing.
And GOD said to Abraham, I will bless them that bless you and curse him who curses you. Meaning GOD will bless them who bless Abraham and his house, the house of Israel, and curse him who curses Abraham and his house, the house of Israel. And GOD continued His covenant with Abraham and the house of Israel saying, and in you and your house, the house of Israel, shall all the families of the earth be blessed. All the families of the earth are blessed by The Word of GOD, and His Law, known as The Law of Moses that GOD gave the world, and made known to the world by the house of Israel, the Jewish people through The Bible from Genesis through Revelation. And certainly the world is blessed by the Jewish Messiah Who comes from Abraham and his house, the house of Israel, the Jewish people. GOD’s Word stand forever. And GOD never changes.
The events that took place in Egypt with the house of Israel were all foretold or predicted by GOD long before they happened because that was part of GOD’s covenant with Abraham. That is why it is so important to believe all that the prophets have spoken, as Yeshua said in Luke 24.25. Yes, the end will come, and The LORD will return, and all His Saints, His Holy ones with Him. And He will establish His Messianic Kingdom in Israel for 1,000 years. Israel will be as the Garden of Eden. We will come to Zion crowned with songs and everlasting joy upon our heads.
We will obtain joy and gladness, while sorrow and sighing will flee away. Believe it.
EXODUS 8.8 Pharaoh is waking up a little to GOD’s unique power, that his magicians are nothing compared to GOD. So I thought we would delve into GOD’s remarkable power, His power and authority to shape the future and history and one of the Scriptures in The Bible that intrigues me more than many is Hebrews 4.3
HEBREWS 4.3 We enter into rest with GOD Almighty Yeshua The Messiah. That is eternal life with Him forever, now, and in The Messianic Kingdom, and throughout eternity. Rest and peace, and everlasting joy. Sorrow and sighing will flee away.
The works, that is GOD’s works were finished from the foundation of the world. His works were finished even before the creation of the world. This is the part that fascinates me.
GOD’s works, His entire plan for history, for you and me, and for all the world is complete. In GOD’s mind, they have happened, and will happen. His plan was completed before the creation of the world. It was completed in eternity before the Creation. And GOD’s plan is complete and finished for all eternity, and forever throughout eternity. That is the incredible power of GOD. There is none like unto The LORD our GOD.
Remember, The Word of GOD stands forever. It never changes, and GOD never changes.
MATTHEW 25.34 Those who bless Yeshua’s brethren, the Jewish people, as in GOD’s Words to Abraham, I will bless them that bless you, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you before the Creation of the world. The Kingdom is GOD, The Millennium in Israel, and Heaven. Eternal life in His Kingdom forever.
1 PETER 1.1-2, 20 Here the elect are not Jewish, by the foreknowledge of GOD The Father, Who Himself is Yeshua. There is only 1 GOD.
FOREKNOWLEDGE – PROG – NO – SIS – to know beforehand, before time, before the Creation. The elect of GOD were chosen in eternity, before the foundation of the world.
VERSES 18-20 FOREORDAINED – before the Creation. Yeshua’s mission of atonement and Salvation was also foreordained by GOD before the Creation.
1 PETER 2.8 The disobedient to GOD are also appointed by The LORD. They wer created for disobedience.
EPHESIANS 1.4-6 Believers who are holy, and without blame are tho
se Believers in Messiah who obey GOD’s Word and Law of Moses, making them holy, and without blame before Him in love.
Predestinated means determined beforehand. GOD chose us beforehand, in eternity, before the Creation, before time, who are His.
2 TIMOTHY 1.7-9 The holy calling is for GOD’s purpose that He made before the world began.
GENESIS 3.15 Anti-Semitism is preordained by GOD before the Creation, and He chose satan to carry it out. But Yeshua will destroy satan and all his followers. That is also preordained by GOD.
ISAIAH 46.10 That’s why GOD can declare the end from the beginning, because He appointed the end and the beginning and everything from the beginning to the end. All preordained by GOD in eternity, before the Creation.
PSALM 74.2 PURCHASED – KAHNAH – created, purchased, own and redeem or deliver
OF OLD – KEHDEHM – from eternity, before the Creation.
GOD created, and He owns the house of Israel. That decision of GOD took place before the Creation, in eternity.
PROVERBS 8.22-23 GOD’s wisdom was established way back in eternity. Way back, because GOD is wisdom.
ISAIAH 45.17 The Salvation of many, many Jewish people was determined by GOD before the Creation, in eternity.
ISAIAH 24.4-6 GOD declares the end from the beginning. He determined that He will destroy the earth at some future date known only to Him, because of mankind’s disobedience to Him. GOD decreed this decision in eternity, before time.
PSALM 139.5-6 BESET – STOOR – fashioned, as in, GOD has fashioned us, made us, formed us, and shaped us. Everything we are, GOD has fashioned us.
BEHIND – AHKHORE – beforehand – GOD has determined our future in eternity, before the Creation, even throughout eternity.
BEFORE – KEHDEHM – from eternity, before the Creation. GOD has done it all before the Creation. Such knowledge is too wondrous for me. It is high, I cannot attain to it.
As Hebrews 4.3 says, all the works of GOD were finished from the foundation of the world, from before the Creation, before time began.
So in conclusion, in all GOD’s greatness and power, and love, all that GOD The Messiah Yeshua asks of us is to obey Him, and love Him, and kow there is only 1 GOD, and none else.
Shalom. Our teaching this morning will be from Exodus 8.1-15.