The Fifth Plague: Death of Livestock 9 1Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and say to him: This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let My people go, so that they may worship Me. 2But if you refuse to let them go and keep holding them, 3then the Lord’s hand will bring a severe plague against your livestock in the field—the horses, donkeys, camels, herds, and flocks. 4But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing of all that the Israelites own will die.” 5And the Lord set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.” 6The Lord did this the next day. All the Egyptian livestock died, but none among the Israelite livestock died. 7Pharaoh sent messengers who saw that not a single one of the Israelite livestock was dead. But Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he did not let the people go.   The Sixth Plague: Boils   8Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of furnace soot, and Moses is to throw it toward heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. 9It will become fine dust over the entire land of Egypt. It will become festering boils on man and beast throughout the land of Egypt.” 10So they took furnace soot and stood before Pharaoh. Moses threw it toward heaven, and it became festering boils on man and beast. 11The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians. 12But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had told Moses.   The Seventh Plague: Hail   13Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and present yourself to Pharaoh. Tell him: This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews says: Let My people go, so that they may worship Me. 14Otherwise, I am going to send all My plagues against you,[P] your officials, and your people. Then you will know there is no one like Me in all the earth. 15By now I could have stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with a plague, and you would have been obliterated from the earth. 16However, I have let you live for this purpose: to show you My power and to make My name known in all the earth. 17You are still acting arrogantly against[Q] My people by not letting them go. 18Tomorrow at this time I will rain down the worst hail that has ever occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. 19Therefore give orders to bring your livestock and all that you have in the field into shelters. Every person and animal that is in the field and not brought inside will die when the hail falls on them.” 20Those among Pharaoh’s officials who feared the word of the Lord made their servants and livestock flee to shelters, 21but those who didn’t take the Lord’s word seriously left their servants and livestock in the field. 22Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven and let there be hail throughout the land of Egypt—on man and beast and every plant of the field in the land of Egypt.” 23So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail. Lightning struck the earth, and the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24The hail, with lightning flashing through it, was so severe that nothing like it had occurred in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. 25Throughout the land of Egypt, the hail struck down everything in the field, both man and beast. The hail beat down every plant of the field and shattered every tree in the field. 26The only place it didn’t hail was in the land of Goshen where the Israelites were. 27Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron. “I have sinned this time,” he said to them. “Yahweh is the Righteous One, and I and my people are the guilty ones. 28Make an appeal to Yahweh. There has been enough of God’s thunder and hail. I will let you go; you don’t need to stay any longer.” 29Moses said to him, “When I have left the city, I will extend my hands to Yahweh. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know the earth belongs to Yahweh. 30But as for you and your officials, I know that you still do not fear Yahweh our God.” 31The flax and the barley were destroyed because the barley was ripe[R] and the flax was budding, 32but the wheat and the spelt were not destroyed since they are later crops.[S] 33Moses went out from Pharaoh and the city, and extended his hands to the Lord. Then the thunder and hail ceased, and rain no longer poured down on the land. 34When Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail, and thunder had ceased, he sinned again and hardened his heart, he and his officials. 35So Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he did not let the Israelites go, as the Lord had said through Moses.
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I. Intro Some doctrines are hard to understand. Some doctrines are naturally difficult to understand like the Trinity. Other times, it i... Read More
I. Intro Some doctrines are hard to understand. Some doctrines are naturally difficult to understand like the Trinity. Other times, it is man who makes a piece of doctrine more difficult to understand because of the many groups and practices today. Because of this, some Christians have missed out on one of the most powerful things God has given us on our faith-walk with Him throughout life. We allow the incorrect teachings of religious groups to influence us. Did you know that the word "election" is actually a Biblical term (2 Peter 1:10; Rom 9:11)? Yet, if you were to teach a lesson on this topic, you would feel uneasy because it would remind you on the false doctrines of Calvinism. II. The Doctrine of Election 1. Election/Predestination Calvinism teaches that God, before time began, pre-selected certain souls to be with Him in heaven when the time comes. If you were not elected, then you cannot get into heaven. This is often referred to predestination. In Calvinism, you are put into Christ and therefore you are elect. Is this what the Bible teaches? Are the scriptures talking to a collective instead of to each individual? 2. How am I put in Christ? When you obey the gospel! Repent of sins (Luke 13:3), confess sins (Rom 10:9), and be baptized (Gal 3:27; Mark 16:16). III. The Painful Reality 1. Can God really do that? Some good people will be lost. Good people who didn't obey the gospel will be lost. There will be good upstanding citizens with great morals who will not be considered the elect. There will be people who live godly lives who perish because they did not obey the gospel. Can God really only call the ones who obeyed the gospel properly "the elect?" Can a good God really do that? This is a painful reality that even troubled the disciples (Rom 9:1-3). 2. The Answer The short version: Yes. Why? Because God is God! III. Did God Somehow Fail? 1. Did God's plan go wrong? No! It was always going to be the case that some would be saved and some would not (Rom 9:6). This doesn't mean that God doesn't want all to be saved because He does. However, not everyone was going to display the same faith, a true living faith, as Abraham [see: Romans Study (1:1)]. 2. Abraham's promise (Rom 9:7-13) Likewise, Abraham was promised that he would be the father of a great nation of God's people. Abraham had multiple children, but Isaac was chosen to be the son through which this promise would be delivered (Rom 9:7-9). Why did God do that? He designed it that way. He is God. He can do that. On down the line it happens again, Isaac had twins. Who would God choose? Jacob, the younger twin. When Jacob was chosen, what did God do? God limited the scope again of who would be the descendants of Abraham and the promise (Rom 9:10-13). IV. Is God Unjust for This? By no means (Rom 9:14)! God can choose to whom He gives promises. It is His right. He is God, the creator of all things (Ex 33:19). This is illustrated by God's treatment of he following: 1. Treatment of Moses Moses was chosen to lead he Israelites out of bondage and into the Promised Land. God showed Moses mercy (Rom 9:15). 2. Treatment of Pharaoh Was Pharaoh treated unfairly by God? No. God is God and has the right to do what He wills. Did God treat Pharaoh differently because Moses was a better man? No. Moses was a murderer on the run. Pharaoh was a pagan prince growing up the same way Moses was raised surely. Pharaoh served God's plan that was given to him. God was using Pharaoh to set an example (Ex 9:15-16; Rom 9:16-17). V. Conclusion God has said that the church is the elect. God sent His Son as a sacrifice so that mankind would have an avenue through which to someday live with Him in righteousness in heaven. You must obey the gospel to receive this promise. Do not doubt your election but take confidence in it and realize how important it is. As a Christian, we need to spread the gospel so there will be even more of "the elect." sermon by Cory Waddell High,and Heights Church of Christ Lebanon, TN
Zoe Schoppa
God left a food source so that all of the Egyptians would not die from famine. Exodus 10:5 takes away that provision with the plague of... Read More
God left a food source so that all of the Egyptians would not die from famine. Exodus 10:5 takes away that provision with the plague of locusts.
Zoe Schoppa
God provided a means of shelter to those servants and livestock belonging to Egyptians who feared the Word of the Lord.
God provided a means of shelter to those servants and livestock belonging to Egyptians who feared the Word of the Lord.
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