Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2000

Life of Moses #9

By faith Moses kept the Passover (Heb 11:28). 9th plague was darkness with spiritual implications -- Egyptians were afraid to even move (Exo 10:20-29). Pharaoh hardened his own heart 7 times, then finally God hardened it (Exo 10:27). Pharaoh was deluded that he was still in control (Exo 10:28). Entire duration of the plagues was likely only about 30 days. The last plague is surpassed in the Tribulation period (Rev 16:2-14) -- the purpose is redemptive. At 40 Moses thought he was adequate, but at 80 he knew he wasn't (2Co 2:16) -- humility is God's measure, learned by knowing Him (Rom 12:3, Psa 18:34, Num 12:3). Moses is great in Egypt because he completely surrendered to God (Exo 11:1-3, Mat 5:5, Psa 37:11). The curse of sin envelops the world in darkness (Exo 11:4-10, 1Co 15:22, Col 1:15). First born is significant: rights were recognized in Egypt (Gen 43:33, Gen 49:3). The curse has a cure -- redemption illustrated by the Passover (Exo 12:1-25). 1500 years before the cross, the Jews applied the blood of a lamb to their door posts in the form of a cross by personal decision (Joh 6:54). Israel left in haste with booty (Exo 12:29-39). We have riches in Christ; one day we will possess them based on the decisions we make (Eph 1:8). Redemption: purchased from the slave market of sin -- then let go. All men have been bought, but not all enjoy the benefits -- personal faith is necessary.

Scripture References: Matthew 5:5, Exodus 12:1-25, Exodus 10:27, Exodus 11:1-3, Genesis 49:3, Exodus 10:20-29, Numbers 12:3, Genesis 43:33, Hebrews 11:28, Psalms 18:34, Colossians 1:15, Ephesians 1:8, Romans 12:3, Exodus 11:4-10, Exodus 12:29-39, Revelation 16:2-14, Psalms 37:11, John 6:54, Exodus 10:28

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