December 31st, 2017
They Did as The Lord Commanded
Exodus 7:10-13 (KJB) And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. 12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. 13 And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Moses and Aaron were commanded by God to stand before Pharaoh and his servants for casting forth their rods. Every man did so and every rod became a snake. That is except the rod from Aaron’s hand. God divinely caused it to swallow up all the other rods.
This spiritual feat opened wide the eyes of all these men who were wise men, magicians, and sorcerers. Usually, they were the ones to demonstrate strange feats. What an unexplainable occurrence that they had just witnessed! How could their rods become snakes? An even better question was How could Arron’s rod chew up every snake?
Not only these two events take place in front of all these surprised men but this great spiritual exploit also did a work inside the heart of Pharaoh, who became hardened towards the things of God.
Pharaoh chose in his heart to ignore the apparent power and the presence of God at work in his heart and alive this world. There are many people who still make this same choice today even when acts of God are still easily identifiable and His supernatural nature is inescapable. There are godly men and woman who do choose to identify with God preferring to be obedient to Him as did Moses and Aaron.