Nov. 17, 2005
EGYPT IS DESTROYED
Exo 10:7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare
unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not
yet that Egypt is destroyed?
Hebrew: The Septuagint translated "passer from beyond" (perates), taking the name from eeber
"beyond." The name is also derived from Eber, "beyond, on the other side",
Repeatedly the enemy tries to negotiate when he sees he's up against someone that will stand
firmly on the Word of God. Don't back down, don't negotiate and beware a false or partial
"Knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?"
When God looses his people from sin, and bondage, he not only breaks the bonds,
he completely obliterates them. There's nothing left of the bondage that can retain
a hold on his people. And he brings them out with gifts and abilities and power to
live for him. When he took Israel out of Egypt, that land was devastated. It's
people were devastated and plundered. And God went all out to show his people
this truth. He went way above and beyond what was necessary so there would no
doubt in his people's mind or in their enemies' minds that God's people were free.
The first plague, the water turning to blood, it killed the fish, in the water. The
frogs. The Lice. The Flies. The plague on the animals, the boils on both beast and
human, the hail, the locusts, the darkness, the death of the firstborn.
When the command was given to let God's people go, retaliation from the enemy
was swift. BUT God told Moses beforehand everything that would happen and the
consequences that would be forthcoming. Not one time were God's people left in
the dark to wonder what was going on. They only fretted because they did not
believe. God told Moses in ch. 7:2-5 what would happen. He would demand his
people be set free. Pharaoh would not listen or let them go. God would lay his hand
on Egypt and bring forth "his armies" out by great judgments." God calls things
that are no