April 12th, 2017
A “Roll your Eyes Moment” For Unbelievers
Exodus 7:17-18 (KJB) Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.
These verses describe the instruction that God gave to Moses and for Aaron to carry out in dealing with the hard heart of Pharaoh who refused to free the Egyptian people. Moses rod was to strike upon the waters turning it into blood. This may have seemed incredulous and unlikely to happen or be an out of this world event. Maybe it was a “roll your eyes moment” to those who did not believe in the power and presence of God.
The truth is that the nature of this moment to come was only possible through supernatural means designed to get the attention of Pharaoh.
The commands and instruction that God gives often seem impossible or improbable to those who do not believe.
What? Strike the water and it will turn to blood? Aaron may have held his breath as he swung the rod into the water. This is where faith in the ability of God comes into play. Not only did all bodies of water turn into blood, soon it all stunk with death. Bodies of water, once teeming with life and possibility for the Egyptian people, were now filled with mire and floating dead fish.
Even water stored in basins and containers was turned to blood. All the water was now blood. Certainly, there was no water good for drinking. Or for that matter, good for anything, even for physically sustaining the lives of the Egyptians.
However, this supernatural event had an eternal purpose. This declaration by God foretold of an incredible future event which was to serve in getting the attention of Pharaoh who had a hardened heart towards things of God. Even when this incredible come to pass Pharaoh chose to ignore the reality of God.