7 Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 2 You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country. 3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, 4 he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites. 5 And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it.” 6 Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. 7 Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.
The Lord commands Moses and Aaron to go…and once again tells them how it will all work. He is so patient with His children.
- Moses, you are to speak my words to Pharaoh through Aaron who will speak for you
- You are to say EVERYTHING I command you
- Aaron is tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites out of his country
- I will allow Pharaoh’s hard heart to takes its course
- I will do signs and wonders but Pharaoh will not listen
- I will bring my people out by divisions (it’s not your words that delivers, it’s Mine.)
- AND THE EGYPTIANS WILL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD
Moses and Aaron did JUST as the Lord commanded. They were 80 and 83 years of age, respectively.
The Lord’s instruction to Moses and Aaron is to DO EVERYTHING I COMMAND YOU! Jesus gave His disciples the same command – Go, Make disciples, Baptist, TEACH OBEDIENCE TO EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU.
Matthew 28:18, “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
In this postmodern culture where words like sin, hell, repentance, and obedience to the Lord is unacceptable speech; where the teaching of everything, even the Truth of Jesus being the Way to the Father, is considered intolerant and offensive, we are still commanded to go and speak. God’s instruction has not changed. We are commanded to speak Truth in love and with gentleness. (Ephesians 4:15, 2 Timothy 2:24-26).
2 Chronicles 16:9 declares “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him.” We can trust God to put the Words in our mouths as witnesses in a dark and depraved world. May we be found faithful just as Moses and Aaron, verse 6, “Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them.” Father, please go before us and soften the hearts of the people to hear your voice, may the people not continue hardened their hearts, but listen. In Jesus Name, Amen.