God vs. Egypt – Exodus 1-12

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Pastor Scott L. Harris

Grace Bible Church, NY

September 16, 2007

God vs. Egypt

Exodus 1-12

Last week we completed the book of Genesis which ended with the children of
Israel in Egypt in the land of Goshen. God had protected them there from the
famine that had devastated the region. He had also protected them from the
influence of the Canaanites whose sin continued to increase over the years.
Joseph reminded them of God’s promise to take them back to the land of Canaan
and had them promise to take his bones with them when they did return. 
(See:

Evil Intent & God’s Mercy
)

God had revealed to Abraham back in Genesis 15:13-14 that his descendants
would "be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved
and oppressed four hundred years. "But I will also judge the nation whom they
will serve; and afterward they will come out with many possessions
." This
morning we begin our study of the book of Exodus which recounts the arrival of
that time and the events that took place by which God freed Israel from their
slavery so that they might serve Him.


Oppression (Exodus 1-2)

Exodus begins with Israel under severe oppression because "a new king
arose over Egypt that did not know Joseph"
(Exodus 1:8). The blessing that
Joseph had been in saving Egypt so many years earlier had been forgotten and the
current concern was that Israel had increased greatly and become exceedingly
mighty (1:7). This was a potential threat against Egypt if they should either
join with one of Egypt’s enemies or left the land since much of the economic
welfare of the Egypt was tied to them. The king’s solution was to enslave and
oppress them with hard labor, but they just continued to multiply which caused
the Egyptians even more dread (9-12). The king then commanded the Hebrew
midwives, Shiphrah & Puah, to put to death the male Hebrew babies but to let the
girls live. However, they feared God and would not obey the king’s command and
told him the Hebrew women would give birth before they got there. The result was
that the people continued to multiply (13-21). Pharaoh then responded with a
command that every son was to be cast into the Nile (vs. 22).

It was into this environment that Amram and Jochebed, both descendants of
Levi, gave birth to a son. She was able to hide him for 3 months, but could no
longer do so as he got older. She put him into a basket woven out of papyrus
reeds and sealed it with tar and pitch, then she put him into it and set it
among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. Jochebed then had her daughter, Miriam,
watch from a distance to see what would happen (Exodus 2:1-4). They had to leave
the baby in God’s hands.

What happened next was the intervention of God. Pharaoh’s daughter had come
to the river to bathe and saw the basket. She sent one of her maids to fetch it
and they found the baby inside crying. Though she recognized this was one of the
Hebrew’s children, she had pity on him (vs. 6). Miriam then came up and asked,
"Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may
nurse the child for you?"
(vs. 7). Pharaoh’s daughter told her to go ahead
and Miriam went and got her mom. When Jochebed arrived, Pharaoh’s daughter said
to her, "Take this child away and nurse him for me and I shall give [you]
your wages."
God’s hand in this is amazing. Not only was the life of the
child spared, but Jochebed was also paid to nurse her own son (Exodus 2:5-9).

The time came when the boy was weaned and his mother brought him to Pharaoh’s
daughter and he became a son to her. She then named him Moses "Because I drew
him out of the water"
(vs. 10). Moses comes from a word meaning "drawn."
This also was God’s providence because as an adopted grandson of Pharaoh, Moses
received the best education Egypt could offer and learned much which would
benefit him later in life. This would have included skills in reading and
writing, math and domestic and military leadership. However, there were some
other things Moses needed to learn that could not be taught in a school. One of
those was controlling his temper.

One day after Moses was grown he went out to his brethren and saw their hard
labors. He also saw an Egyptian beating one of them and when he saw that no one
was looking, Moses struck down the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. The next
when day Moses tried to intervene in a fight between two Hebrews the one that
was striking the other rejected his effort saying, "Who made you a prince or
a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?"

Moses’ fear that the matter had become known was well founded for when Pharaoh
found out he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled to the land of Midian (Exodus
2:11-15). He was forty years old (Acts 7:23). He could not deliver his people
from their suffering by his own power.

Moses would spend the next forty years in the deserts of Midian tending sheep
(Acts 7:30). During that time he married Zipporah, the daughter of Reuel, also
known as Jethro, who was the priest of Midian. He also had a son by her whom he
named Gershom, meaning "foreigner," for he was s sojourner in a foreign land
(Exodus 2:16-22). The wilderness was a place where God refined Moses’ character
and prepared him for what was to come next, for God had not forgotten the sons
of Israel in Egypt. He heard their cry for help because of their bondage (vs.
23-25).


God’s Calling of Moses (Exodus 3-4)

It came about that as Moses was pasturing the flock he came to Horeb, the
mountain of God. We pick up the story in Exodus 3:2. 2 And the angel of the
Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked,
and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. 3 So
Moses said, "I must turn aside now, and see this marvelous sight, why the bush
is not burned up." 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called
to him from the midst of the bush, and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here
I am." 5 Then He said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your
feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground." 6 He said also,
"I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob." Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God."

God then told Moses that he had seen the oppression of His people in Egypt
and was going to deliver them and bring them back to the lands He had promised
to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Furthermore, he was going to send Moses to do it.

Moses tried to defer the assignment several times and each time the Lord
answered his objection or question. First, Moses responded in vs. 11, "Who am
I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out
of Egypt?
At least Moses had learned some humility and recognized that he
was no one special to be able to accomplish this task. God’s response to him in
vs. 12 was "Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you
that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt,
you shall worship God at this mountain."
Moses would be able to do it
because God would be with him. The same is still true for anyone that God calls
to serve Him. They can do it because God will be with them, not because they
have special abilities or talents.

13 Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and
I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may
say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?"
God’s response
14 And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to
the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’" 15 And God, furthermore, said to
Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your
fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me
to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all
generations"
(Exodus 3:13-15).

The name, "I AM," is from the Hebrew verb, "to be," and it signifies God as
the self-existent one. He is the only being that is autonomous. He does need you
or me, yet, by His only will He sets His mercy and grace upon us that we might
have a relationship with Him. Moses was to tell them that he was sent by "I AM,"
the Lord (Yahweh), the God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (See:

God Does Not Need Your Money
and

The Nature & Attributes of God
)

Furthermore, Moses was to tell them God was going to bring them out of their
affliction in Egypt and take them back to the promised land. However, God also
revealed to them 19 "I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go,
except under compulsion. 20 "So I will stretch out My hand, and strike Egypt
with all My miracles which I shall do in the midst of it; and after that he will
let you go. 21 "And I will grant this people favor in the sight of the
Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed. 22
"But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house,
articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on
your sons and daughters. Thus you will plunder the Egyptians"
(Exodus
3:16-22). God knew in advance what would happen in the future.

Moses was still uncertain they would believe him, so God had him throw his
staff to the ground and it became a serpent. He then had Moses grab it by the
tail and it became his staff again. Then God had Moses put his hand into his
bosom and when he drew it out it was leprous like snow. He had him put it in
again and when he drew it out it was normal again. He also told Moses that He
would enable him to turn the water from the Nile into blood. The point of each
of these signs was to be an attesting miracle so that they would believe that
God had sent Moses and that they should heed his words (Exodus 4:1-9).

Even after this Moses was still hesitant and said to the Lord in verse 10,
"Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past,
nor since Thou hast spoken to Thy servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of
tongue."
The Lord responded that He was the one that made the dumb, the
deaf, the seeing, the blind and his mouth. He would be with Moses’ mouth and
teach him what to say (vs. 11-12). Still, Moses hesitated saying, "Please,
Lord, now send [the message] by whomever Thou wilt"
(vs. 13). At this the
Lord became angry and told him that his brother Aaron would become his
spokesman, but that He would be with both of their mouths. In addition, Moses
was to take his staff and perform the signs God would give him (Exodus 4:14-17).

Moses then returned and talked to his father-in-law who gave his blessing on
his returning to Egypt. Moses took his wife and son and headed out. Along the
way God again reminded Moses that he would have to perform all the wonders that
God would put in his power and he would even harden Pharaoh’s heart against
letting the people go so that he could perform all his signs including the death
of the first born (Exodus 4:18-26). Along the way Moses also met Aaron and
explained everything to him.


Moses Arrives in Egypt (Exodus 5-6)

When Moses and Aaron arrived in Egypt they both went to the elders of the
people and told them what the Lord had said and performed the signs in the sight
of the people. The people then believed the Lord was concerned about them and
they bowed low and worshiped (Exodus 4:27-31).

Exodus 5:1-23 records that things did not go as well in their first meeting
with Pharaoh. They told Pharaoh"Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let
My people go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness.’"

Pharaoh’s response was "Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice to let
Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and besides, I will not let Israel go."

They gave further explanation for the need to go and worship the Lord, but
Pharaoh’s response was agitation and increased oppression of the people. He
reasoned that by increasing their labor the people would not pay any attention
to Moses (vs. 9). So he stopped providing the straw for making bricks, yet
demanded that the same daily quota still be filled. The people scattered
throughout the land gathering stubble for straw since it was a necessary binder
that would hold the brick together. But as would be expected with the greater
work load the number of bricks produced dropped and Pharaoh had the Hebrew
foremen beaten for not fulfilling the quota. This resulted in the effect Pharaoh
wanted. The foremen then told Moses, "May the Lord look upon you and judge
[you,] for you have made us odious in Pharaoh’s sight and in the sight of his
servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us"
(vs. 21).

Just because it is God’s will that you do something does not mean that it
will be easy, without opposition or even that the people you are trying to help
will understand and be supportive. The opposite is often true. Moses’ response
was to pray and lay out the situation before the Lord that Pharaoh was causing
even more harm to the people and they had not been delivered (Exodus 5:22-23).

Exodus 6 gives God’s response that Moses would now see what He would do to
Pharaoh for only under compulsion would he let them go and God would make that
compulsion so strong that Pharaoh would drive them out (vs. 1). God went on
further to tell Moses that he would bring them out from bondage and redeem them
"with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7 ‘Then I will take you
for My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the Lord
your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians
." God
would bring them back to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
However, when Moses told the people this they did not listen because of their
despondence and cruel bondage (Exodus 6:1-9).

God told Moses again to tell Pharaoh to let the sons of Israel go out of the
land (6:10-11, 29), but Moses was again hesitant because he was unskilled in
speech (vs. 12, 30). Exodus 7 gives God’s response. 1 "Then the Lord said to
Moses, "See, I make you [as] God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be
your prophet. 2 "You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron
shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land. 3 "But
I will harden Pharaoh’s heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the
land of Egypt. 4 "When Pharaoh will not listen to you, then I will lay My hand
on Egypt, and bring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of
Egypt by great judgments. 5 "And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord,
when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their
midst." 6 So Moses and Aaron did [it;] as the Lord commanded them, thus they
did.
"

The signs, wonders and plagues that were about to come upon Egypt had a two
fold but unified purpose. It was so that both the Hebrews and the Egyptians
would know that He was the Lord (6:7 & 7:5), and further that the Hebrews would
be His people and He would be their God (6:7). God would harden Pharaoh’s heart
for the purpose of multiplying the signs and wonders in Egypt for each of them
would be over areas supposedly under the control of  particular gods and/or
goddesses of the Egyptians and so be against them. God was going to make a
mockery of them (Exodus 10:1-2). (Note: The religion of the ancient Egyptians
was complex and sometimes contradictory with their gods and goddess often having
multiple functions and those worshiped in one area and time may have assimilated
those of other areas and time periods, so references made here may not be in
agreement with all sources explaining ancient Egyptian deities).


God Multiplies His Signs & Wonders (Exodus 7-12)

The Rod that Becomes a Serpent (Exodus 7:8-13)

The first miracle was Aaron’s rod becoming a serpent. This was against the
Psylli of Egypt who were the magicians & conjurers. However, Pharaoh’s heart was
hardened after the magicians were able to make their staffs turn into serpents
even though Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.

Water is Turned into Blood (Exodus 7:14-25)

The next miracle was against the Nile river which was considered related to
several deities by Egyptians including Hapi or Apis, the bull god, the Spirit of
the Nile; Isis, the goddess of the Nile; Khnum, the ram god, guardian of the
Nile; and Osiris because the Nile was considered his bloodstream. God had Moses
meet Pharaoh on the bank of the Nile in the morning , which was time of daily
worship of it, and warn him that He would turn the Nile and all other streams,
pools and reservoirs of water, including vessels of wood and stone, into blood.
The fish in them would also die showing the life sustaining power of Nile was
removed (vs. 14-19). Moses struck the Nile with his staff and it was all turned
into blood just as he had said so that the people had to dig for water (vs.
20-21). But when the magicians of Egypt were able to replicate something similar
to it, Pharaoh’s heart was hardened (vs. 22-24).


Frogs over the Land (Exodus 8:1-15)

Seven days later the Lord had Moses confront Pharaoh again with His demand
to "Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
" If he did not, then the Lord
would cause frogs to cover the land (vs. 1-6). This was against Heqet, goddess
of birth, who was imaged with a frog’s head. The Egyptian magicians were also
able to get frogs to come up on the land, but they could not get them to go
away, so Pharaoh relented and asked Moses to entreat the Lord to remove them
(vs. 7-9). Moses gave Pharaoh the honor of saying when frogs would be left only
in the Nile, but when that happened the next day Pharaoh hardened his heart
again (vs. 10-15).



Gnats throughout the Land (Exodus 8:6-19

The Lord then had Moses take his staff and strike the dust of the earth so
that it became small gnats, a biting midge of some type, also known in the U.S.
as "no-see-ums," and they were on man and beast (vs. 16-17). This was against
Set, god of the desert or possibly Hathor or Nut. The magicians could not
replicate this and recognized it was coming from God, but Pharaoh’s heart was
still hardened (vs. 18-19).



Swarming Insects in the Land (Exodus 8:20-32)

Next, the Lord had Moses confront Pharaoh again by the banks of the Nile.
This time he was warned that if he did not let the people go then swarms of
insects would fill the land of Egypt, but not Goshen for there would be a
separation between Israel and Egypt (vs. 20-24). This could have been against
Shu, Isis or Re, a sun god, but was more specifically against Uatchit which
supposedly manifested himself as a certain type of fly. The insects then laid
waste to the land. Pharaoh first offered an unacceptable compromise of letting
Israel make sacrifices to God without leaving the land, but then he had to
relent and agreed let them leave to worship the Lord, (vs. 25-28). However,
after Moses made supplication to the Lord and the swarms were gone, Pharaoh
hardened his heart again and did not let them go (vs. 29-32).



Death of Egyptian Livestock (Exodus 9:1-7)

The Lord had Moses confront Pharaoh again telling him let His people go or he
would strike all the Egyptian livestock in the fields – horses, donkeys, camels,
herds and flocks – so that they would die, but no livestock of Israel would be
hurt (vs. 1-6). This was against Hathor, a goddess with a cow head; Apis, a bull
god and symbol of fertility; and Mnevis, the sacred bull of Heliopolis. Yet even
after all the livestock in the field died, Pharaoh’s heart was still hardened
(vs. 7).



Boils on the Egyptians (Exodus 9:8-17)

The next plague came without warning. The Lord had Moses take soot from a
kiln and throw it in the air in Pharaoh’s sight and the fine dust from it spread
out over the land and became boils on all the Egyptians and their animals (vs.
8-10). This was against Sekhmet, goddes with power over disease; Sunu, the
pestilence god; and Isis, the goddess of healing. Even the Egyptian magicians
could not stand before Moses this time for the boils were also on them (vs. 11).
This time it was the Lord that hardened Pharaoh’s heart (vs. 12).

The Lord had Moses tell Pharaoh the next day the He would send all His
plagues Egypt so that they would know there was no one like the Lord in all the
earth (vs. 14). He then added, 15 "For [if by] now I had put forth My hand
and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been cut off
from the earth. 16 "But, indeed, for this cause I have allowed you to remain, in
order to show you My power, and in order to proclaim My name through all the
earth. 17 "Still you exalt yourself against My people by not letting them go.
"

There is a very important theological point in this. Pharaoh had hardened his
heart six times before despite the warnings and what he experienced, but His
opportunity for humility and repentance was now past and God confirmed him in
his rebellion. The Lord was only allowing Pharaoh and his people to remain in
order to show His power and proclaim His name through all the earth (vs. 16). Do
not presume on the Lord’s patience with you. He gives many warnings and
opportunities for you to repent, but a day may come when that will end and He
will confirm you in your rebellion. He will tolerate you only because He can
glorify Himself in you as a vessel of His wrath. Today is the day of salvation.
Do not delay.



Hail upon the Land (Exodus 9:18-35)

Moses then warned Pharaoh that the next day there would be a hail storm on
Egypt that would kill any man or beast that was still out in the fields, but
there would be no hail in Goshen (vs. 18-26). This was against Nut, the sky
goddess; Isis, the goddess of life, Osiris, the god of crops and fertility;
Seth, the protector of crops; and Set, the god of storms. The next day the hail
came and killed everything in the fields. Pharaoh finally admitted his sin
against the Lord, and agreed to let the people go, but as soon as the hail and
thunder was gone he sinned again and he hardened his heart (vs. 27-35).



Locusts (Exodus 10:1-20)

Next, the Lord had Moses warn Pharaoh that a Locust plague like none that had
been seen before or would ever be seen again would fill Egypt the next day, and
they would devour every plant not already destroyed (vs. 3-6). Pharaoh was only
willing to try another unacceptable compromise (vs. 7-11), and so the locusts
came and covered everything so that the land was darkened and ground could not
be seen (vs. 12-15). This was against areas supposedly under the Egyptian gods
and goddesses of Serapis, Isis, Nut, Osiris and Seth. Pharaoh confessed his sin
once again, but after the locusts were gone the Lord
hardened Pharaoh’s heart (vs. 16-20).



Thick Darkness (Exodus 10:21-29)

The next plague was "a darkness that could be felt" in which they could not
see each other or even rise from their place for three days. Only the sons of
Israel had lights in their dwellings (vs. 21-23). This was against the various
sun gods including Ra, Aten, Atum and Horus as well as Nut and Hathor who were
sky goddesses. Pharaoh tried to offer another unacceptable compromise. People
still try to make compromises with God because they want to hold on to as much
control as they can, but God only accepts complete submission for He gives his
grace to the humble, but He resists the proud. The Lord
once again hardened Pharaoh’s proud heart (vs. 24-27).



Death of the First Born (Exodus 11-12)

The last plague would be the death of all the first born of Egypt, both men
and cattle, but there would once again be a distinction between Egypt & Israel
(Exodus 11). This would be against Osiris, a god of fertility; Mi, a god of
reproduction; Heqet, the goddess who attended women at childbirth; Isis, the
goddess who protected children and Pharaoh’s firstborn son who was also
considered a god.

The Lord had Moses prepare the people for what was about to happen with
careful instructions. First, on the tenth day of that month each household was
to select a year old male lamb, either sheep or goat, and keep it until the
fourteenth day. On that day at twilight they were to kill the lamb and then use
a branch of hyssop and spread some of the blood on the doorpost and lintels of
their house (vs. 1-7). They were then roast the lamb and eat it with unleavened
bread and bitter herbs and burn up anything left. They were to eat it in haste
while having their loins girded and sandals on their feet (vs. 8-11). They were
not to go outside until morning (vs. 22). The Lord would then pass through the
land to strike down every first born in the land of Egypt, but if He saw the
blood on the doorposts and lintel, He would "pass over" that house and no plague
would destroy those in it (vs. 12-13, 23). For this reason the meal would be
called Passover and it was to be celebrated as a memorial meal to this event
every year afterward. This would be followed by they Feast of Unleavened Bread
which would be in remembrance of how quickly they would be forced out of Egypt
(vs. 14-20, 24-27, 42-49), for they would leave so quickly there would not be
time for the bread they took to be leavened.

They followed the Lord’s instructions and at midnight the Lord struck down
all the first born of Egypt so that there was a great cry in Egypt (vs. 29-30).
Pharaoh then called for Moses and Aaron that night and told them get out of
Egypt to worship the Lord as they said and to bless him also (vs. 31-32). The
Lord fulfilled His word (Exodus 3:22) and gave the people favor among the
Egyptians so that they sent them away with articles of silver, gold and clothing
so that they "plundered the Egyptians" (vs. 33-36).

The sons of Israel had multiplied greatly while in Egypt. They totaled about
600,000 men not counting children, so there could easily have been 1 ½ to 2
million people that left that day along with all their flocks and herds (vs.
37-39). It was 430 years to the very day from when Israel had entered Egypt (vs.
40-41).

The Lord demonstrated to both the Egyptians and the Hebrews that He alone is
God by showing He was superior to all the Egyptian pantheon of gods and
goddesses. He fulfilled His promises to Abraham and Jacob to bring their
descendants back to the land promised to them at the proper time. They were to
be His people and He was to be their God.

God is still faithful to all His promises including to save from sin and
judgement and give eternal life to those who will believe in the Lord Jesus
Christ. That is our hope, our confident assurance of the future. If you do not
have that hope, talk with myself or any of our church leaders and we would be
glad to tell you how you can have that peace and confidence in God.

 

Sermon Study
Sheets

KIDS CORNER

Parents, you are responsible to apply God’s Word to your children’s lives.
Here is some help.

Young Children – draw a picture about something you hear during the
sermon. Explain your picture(s) to your parents at lunch. Older Children -
Do one or more of the following: 1) Write down all the verses mentioned in the
sermon and look them up later. 2) Count how many miracles took place. Talk with
your parents about God’s intervention in their lives and how they have seen God
keep His promises.

THINK ABOUT IT!

Questions to consider in discussing the sermon with others. Why did the new
king of Egypt oppress the sons of Israel? What was he afraid of? How did God
intervene in the life of Moses? Why did Moses leave Egypt? What did Moses learn
while sojourning in Midian for 40 years? What is the significance of the name,
"I AM"? Why did Moses keep trying to defer God’s commission for him to go to
Egypt to free his people? How did God assure Moses to carry out the task? What
was the initial response of the people? How did Pharaoh change their minds? Is
God’s will easy to carry out? Why or why not? Explain. Each of the signs and
wonders / plagues on Egypt were against different Egyptian gods/goddesses – what
were the correlations between them? Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart? Was this
fair? Explain. Trace the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart – when did he harden it
and when did God harden it? Why did God kill the first born? What preparations
had to be made for the first Passover? Why is this meal given that name? Why did
God command for it to be celebrated yearly? Estimate the number of people that
came out of Egypt.

 

Sermon Notes – September 16, 2007

God Vs. Egypt – Exodus 1-12


Review


_______________ records God’s prophecy that Abraham’s descendants would be
enslaved.



OppressionExodus 1-2

    A new king arose that did not know ___________

    The king enslaved and oppressed the sons of Israel but
they _____________ anyway

    Pharaoh’s daughter paid _________________ to nurse the
baby

    ________ would have been educated in reading, writing,
math, and military & domestic leadership

    Moses fled to ____________ because he had __________ an
Egyptian.

    Moses tended sheep for __________ years. He _____________
Zipporah & had a son.


God’s Calling of MosesExodus 3-4

    Moses saw a _________________ that was not consumed. God
told him to take of his _________

    God commissioned Moses to go to _________ and free His
people

    The name, "I AM" is from the verb, "___________"
and signifies God is self____________

    Pharaoh would not let the people go except under
______________

    Moses’ staff became a _________ and his ________ became
leprous

    God would make ___________ Moses’ spokesman


Moses Arrives in EgyptExodus 5-6

    Pharaoh ____________ the LORD and
increased the ______________ of the people

    God would perform _________&__________ so that everyone
would know that He is the LORD

    God would ___________ Pharaoh’s heart in order to multiply
His signs and wonders.


God Multiplies His Signs & WondersExodus 7-12

    The Rod becomes a SerpentExodus 7:8-13

        This miracle was against the
___________ of Egypt

        Aaron’s rod ___________ the rods
of the magicians

    Water is Turned into BloodExodus 7:14-25

        This miracle was against the
__________ which was related to several Egyptian deities

        The water of the Nile, its
tributaries and pools and _____________ turned into blood

        The magicians replicated the sign
and Pharaoh’s heart was ___________

    Frogs over the LandExodus 8:1-15

        The magicians could get frogs to
come up, but could not get them to ____________

        Pharaoh relented, but when the
fogs were gone he ______________ his heart

    Gnats Throughout the LandExodus 8:16-19

        The magicians could not replicate
this and recognized it was ___________________

        Pharaoh’s heart was ___________

    Swarming Insects in the LandExodus 8:20-32

        Insects would fill Egypt except
for the land of __________

        Pharaoh tried a compromise, then
relented, but finally ____________ his heart when the insects left


    Death of Egyptian Livestock (Exodus 9:1-7)

        All the livestock in the
__________ of Egypt would die, but not those in Goshen

    Boils on the Egyptians (Exodus 9:8-17)

        The boils were also on the
___________

        The _________ hardened Pharaoh’s
heart

        The Lord allowed Pharaoh to
_________ in order to show His power & proclaim His name

    Hail upon the Land (Exodus 9:18-35)

        Hail would __________________ in
the open in the land of Egypt, but no hail would fall in Goshen

        Pharaoh admitted his ________, but
__________ his heart when the hail ceased

    Locusts (Exodus 10:1-20)

        This was a locust plague greater
than anytime before or after. The land was __________ by them

        Pharaoh confessed again, but after
the locusts were gone _____________ hardened Pharaoh’s heart

    Thick Darkness (Exodus 10:21-29)

        This was darkness that could be
_________. There was light in the dwellings of the Hebrews.

        Pharaoh tried to make unacceptable
compromises, and ____________ hardened Pharaoh’s heart

    Death of the First Born (Exodus 11-12)

        The blood of the lamb was to be
put on the ___________ and ___________. The Lord would pass over the houses with
the blood on them.

        They were to ____________ and
______ the lamb in haste

        This meal was to be celebrated
______________ as a memorial to what God had done.

        About _____________ men left
Egypt. They came out ________ years after Israel went to Egypt.


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