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God Is Powerful

by Vince Finnegan on November 17, 2019

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Exodus 7:10-12 The serpent symbolized the beginning and end of time and fertility. (Genesis 3:1)

The golden cobra on Pharaoh?s headdress was a symbol of the supreme ruler and of his power.

Uroborus, a circular symbol of a serpent swallowing its own tail, was a symbol of rejuvenation and eternity, an endless cycle of beginning and ending.

?Pharaoh hardened his heart? 4:21; 7:3,13,14 (stubborn), 22; 8:15, 19, 32; 9:7, 12, 34, 35; 10:1, 20, 27; 11:10; 14:4, 8 (18X). See Romans 9:17-23.

Exodus 5:1-8
Pharaoh did not know who Yahweh was; it seems no one knew.

This event revealed that Yahweh is the only one true God:

3:13-15
Moses

6:6-7
Israel

7:4-5
Egyptians

7:17; 8:9, 10, 21, 22; 9:13-14, 29 and 30
Pharaoh

9:16; Romans 9:17
The earth

?I am Yahweh? 6:2, 6, 7, 8, 29; 7:5, 17; 10:2; 12:12; 14:4, 8 (11X)

Exodus 7:13-17
?Let My people go? 5:1; 7:16; 8:1, 20, 21; 9:1, 13; 10:3, 4 (9X)

?Sacrifice? 3:18; 5:3, 8, 17; 8:8, 25, 26 (2), 27, 28, 29; 10:25; 12:27: 13:15 (14X)

18-25
Let My people go so that they may worship and serve Me; Pharaoh refused; plague came. This is the pattern with all the plagues.

8:1-8
Each of the plagues attacked a false god in Egypt. This one was against Heket, the goddess of fertility, water, and renewal. Heket had a frog head.

8:9-15
Yahweh, not Heket, commanded the frogs.

8:16-19
Lice; 20-32 flies - god Khepri with head of a fly

9:1-12
Cattle die; 8-17 boils; 18-35 hail

10:1-20
Locusts; 21-29 darkness

11:1-12:32
First born died.

Conclusion: God?s awesome power can eliminate anyone or anything that tries to prevent you from serving Him.




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