CHARACTER STUDY: MOSES 28

KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 10:21 ” And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.”

The Lord asked Moses to stretch out his hand towards heaven that there would be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. Please learn that God did not cause these things to happen by Himself. He had to employ a human being to work through. God will always need MEN who would believe and act for him. In the beginning God gave the right to do things on the earth in the hands of men (Gen 1:26–28). It would be illegal on His part to just take actions on earth without a human instrumentality. This is the reason for prayer. Prayer gives God a legal ground to act on man’s behalf. Man must always pray for God to intervene in the affairs of men on this earth. Be a partner with God to effect changes in the affairs of men.

When Moses stretched forth his hand there was so much darkness that, one could feel it. They could not see one another. This was a blinding darkness. There was no darkness in the dwelling place of the Jews. Why the darkness at this time around? The sun was the chief god of the Egyptians. The sun was worshipped as a mighty god who could never fail in offering it’s light. This time it could not shine for three days. All these happened at the command of a man on behalf of the God of the Jews.

There is no God like unto our Lord. He is the almighty. Every other god that men worship is nothing. A critical look at these judgements on the Egyptians was a judgement on their gods and idolatry. The Lord further established that idolatry is a failure on all grounds. Turn from every idol to serve and worship the creator of all things. (Note: An idol is anything that takes the place of God almighty in our lives) God has revealed himself to us through our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the eternal word of God who is also God (John 1:1,14). He became man. He demonstrated to us the God kind of life. He revealed that man can reign in this life depending on the Holy Spirit. He is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father but by Him (John 14:6). There is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we may be saved (Acts 4:12).

To accept Him you must repent of your unbelief and sin, and believe on Him, confessing Him as your Lord.

CONFESSION

Lord Jesus you are the only way to life. I believe you died for my sins and rose up on the third day. I accept you as my saviour and Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Colossians 2:8-9 ” Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”

Colossians 1:16 ” For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”

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