Week 5  Day 5

Moses and Aaron were a dynamic duo
      speaking faithfully for God to the king

The Pharaoh was stubborn
      refusing God's demands

The Egyptian people suffered
      bearing the brunt of the plagues

The children of Israel sat on the sidelines
      watching as their lives were at risk.
 

The purpose of miracles in the Bible
            is to cause people
            to come to know God
            and believe.
  

                                     PLAGUES 5, 6, and 7 
     The response of hard-hearted Pharaoh is predictable.
                                          Exodus 9 & 10

    1The Lord said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh and tell him,
'Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews:  "Let My people go,
that they may serve Me.  If you refuse to let them go, and
still hold them, 3the hand of the Lord will be on your cattle
in
the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels,
on
the oxen, and on the sheep--a very severe pestilence."'"
    6On the next day, all the livestock of Egypt died; but of
the
livestock of Israel, not one died.  7The heart of Pharaoh
became
hard, he did not let the people go.  8So the Lord said
to Moses and Aaron, "Take handfuls of ashes from a furnace."  
    10Then they took the ashes and stood before Pharaoh, and
Moses scattered them toward heaven.  They caused boils that
broke out in sores on man and beast.  11The magicians could
not stand before Moses because of the boils.  12But the Lord
hardened the heart of Pharaoh; and he did not heed them.
    13The Lord said to Moses, "Rise early in the morning and
stand before Pharaoh, and say, 'Thus says the God of the
Hebrews:  "Let My people go, that they may serve Me, 14this
time I will send all My plagues to your very heart, on your
servants and on your people, so that you may know there is
none like Me in all the earth. 
    15"'"If I had struck you and your people with pestilence,
then you would have been cut off from the earth. 16But for
this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power
in
you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth. 
17As
yet you exalt yourself against My people in that you will
not let
them go.  18Tomorrow about this time I will cause
very heavy
hail to rain down, such as has not been in Egypt
until now. 

    19"'"Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all
that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on
every man and animal which is found in the field and is not
brought home; and they shall die."'"  20He who feared the
word of the Lord made his servants and his livestock flee to
the houses.  21But he who did not regard the word of the
Lord left his servants and livestock in the field.
    34When Pharaoh saw that the rain and hail had ceased,
he
sinned yet more; and hardened his heart, 35neither
would he
let Israel go.  1The Lord said to Moses, "I have
hardened his
heart, 2that you may tell your son and your
son's son the mighty
things I have done in Egypt, that
you may know I am the Lord."

                             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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