But, it was even more than that. It was also:
God’s People vs. Satan’s People
God’s Promise vs. The Curse
God’s Power vs. The Kingdom of Darkness
Two eighty-year-old men vs. Pharaoh, his armies, and the entire religion of Egypt
Shy Moses vs. Proud Pharaoh
The Whole Plan of God for Redemption vs. The Whole Plan of Satan for Rebellion
Why? These were the:
Bearers of God’s Promises
Vehicle of God’s Written revelation
And, Ultimately, the only way Christ could come in God’s plan!
The Jews were and are so important in God’s plan. And so in about the year 1445/46 BC, God told Moses to GO. And that is where we start this morning. In lightning-fast flashes, we have a succession of TEN POWERFUL imprints upon the fabric of Egyptian society. A land of mystery and false worship of false gods — brought face to face with the TRUE God of the UNIVERSE. Turn to Exodus 6:1-7; 7:3
One cannot help but be awed by the splendor of the ancient Egyptian temples. Even the remains of many merely represent the fragments of past glory, the crumbling ruins are a testimony to the splendor that Egypt once enjoyed. The multitude of shrines, inscriptions, and religious objects are a constant reminder as the massive temples and tombs now in ruins are so vivid a reminder that the grandeur of it all, must have been marvelous.
However, the myriads of statues that now adorn the museums of the world found in excavations are a grim reminder of the folly of their idolatry. To think those people feared and followed these lifeless gods when faced with the Living and True God of the Universe is tragic, eternally tragic.