Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000457
00:17 Hi, and welcome back to His Words are Life.
00:19 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and thank you for joining with me, today,
00:22 to read the word of God. Before we start to read again from the
00:25 book of Exodus, let's pray together.
00:26 Dear God, thank you so much for the story that we're about to
00:31 read of how you saved your people out of bondage,
00:35 out of slavery. Thank you for how you save each of us. Help us
00:40 to listen to these words; but not just let them fall loosely
00:46 into our minds, but may they fall deep and take root
00:49 and bear fruit for your glory. We love you so much,
00:52 and thank you for loving us. Amen.
00:55 We're reading about how God came to Moses in the wilderness,
01:00 in the burning bush that didn't burn. And commissioned him to go
01:05 into Egypt and free the Israelites. And it says that
01:08 Moses went forth with the rod of God in his hand.
01:11 And were going to pick up now in Exodus, chapter 4,
01:14 with verse 21. This is The King James Version.
01:18 And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou guest to return
01:23 into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh,
01:26 which I have put in thine hand: and I will harden his heart,
01:29 he shall not let the people go. And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh,
01:34 Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
01:38 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me:
01:43 and if thou refuse to let him go behold, I will slay thy son,
01:47 even thy firstborn: And it came to pass by the way in the inn,
01:53 that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.
01:55 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin
01:58 of her son, and cast it at his feet, said, Surely a bloody
02:01 husband art thou to me.
02:03 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art,
02:07 because of the circumcision. And the Lord said to Aaron,
02:09 Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him
02:13 in the mount of God, and kissed him. And Moses told Aaron
02:17 all the words of the Lord who had sent him, and all the signs
02:20 which he had commanded him. And Moses and Aaron went
02:23 and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel
02:26 and Aaron spake all the words which the Lord had spoken unto
02:30 Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
02:33 And the people believed: and when thy heard that the Lord
02:37 had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked
02:39 upon their affliction then they bowed their heads and worshipped
02:43 Continuing now with Exodus, chapter 5.
02:46 And this is the King James Version.
02:47 And Afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh,
02:52 Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go,
02:55 that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
02:59 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey
03:04 his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord,
03:07 neither will I let Israel go. And they said,
03:12 The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go we pray thee,
03:16 three days journey into the desert, and sacrifice
03:19 unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence,
03:23 or with the sword. And the king of Egypt said unto them,
03:27 Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron let the people from their works?
03:31 Get you unto your burdens. And Pharaoh said, Behold the people
03:35 of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their
03:38 burdens. And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of
03:43 the people, and their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give
03:46 the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go
03:51 and gather straw for themselves. And the tale of the bricks,
03:55 which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them;
03:58 ye shall not diminish aught thereof: for they be idle;
04:02 therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice
04:05 to our God. Let there more work be laid upon the men,
04:09 that they may labor therein; and let then not regard vain words.
04:13 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their
04:16 officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith
04:19 Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. Go ye, get you straw.
04:24 where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work shall be
04:27 diminished. So the people were scattered abroad throughout all
04:31 the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
04:34 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfill your works,
04:38 your daily tasks, as when there was straw. And the officers
04:43 of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set
04:46 over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not
04:49 fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today,
04:52 as heretofore? Then the officers of the children of
04:56 Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore
04:59 dealest thou thus with thy servants, There is no straw
05:02 given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick:
05:05 and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in
05:08 thine own people. But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle:
05:14 therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the Lord.
05:17 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall be no straw
05:22 given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
05:25 And the officers of the children did see that they were
05:28 in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish aught
05:32 from you bricks of your daily task. And they met Moses and
05:35 Aaron, who stood in the way as they came forth from Pharaoh:
05:39 And they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge;
05:43 because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of
05:46 Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword
05:48 in their hand to slay us. And Moses returned unto the Lord,
05:51 and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated
05:55 this people? Why is it that thou hast sent me?
05:57 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done
06:01 evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people
06:05 at all. - Continuing in chapter six, of Exodus.
06:10 Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will
06:15 do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go and
06:19 with a strong hand shall he drive them out of this land.
06:22 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto them, I am the Lord:
06:25 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac and unto Jacob,
06:29 by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH
06:32 was I not known to them. And I have also established my
06:36 covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land of
06:39 their pilgrimage wherein they were strangers.
06:41 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of
06:44 Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage and I have remembered
06:48 my covenant. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel,
06:52 I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens
06:55 of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage,
06:58 and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm,
07:01 and with great judgments: And I will take you to me
07:05 for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know
07:08 that I am the Lord, your God, which bringeth you out from
07:11 under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring
07:14 you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear
07:18 to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it
07:22 to you for an heritage; I am the Lord. And Moses spake so unto
07:28 the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses
07:32 for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. And the Lord
07:37 spake unto Moses, saying, Go in, speak unto Pharaoh
07:41 king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out
07:44 of his land. And Moses spake before the Lord, saying, Behold,
07:49 the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me;
07:51 How then shall Pharaoh hear me: who am of uncircumcised lips?
07:55 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them
07:59 a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh
08:03 king of Egypt to bring the children of Israel out of
08:05 the land of Egypt. These be the heads of their fathers household
08:11 I am going to skip some of this genealogy here. It looks like
08:15 it continues on over. Let's pick it up on Exodus six, and
08:23 we'll pick up with verse 26. These are that Aaron and Moses,
08:30 to whom the Lord said, Bring out the children of Israel from the
08:33 land of Egypt according to their armies. These are they which
08:36 spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of
08:39 Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
08:43 And it came to pass on the day when the Lord spake unto Moses
08:47 in the land of Egypt, that the Lord spake unto Moses,
08:49 saying, I am the Lord: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt
08:54 all that I say unto thee. And Moses said before the Lord,
08:58 Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh
09:02 hearken unto me? - We're reading in Exodus, chapter 7, verse 1.
09:08 And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god
09:12 to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
09:15 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron
09:19 thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the
09:22 children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden
09:25 Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders
09:28 in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not hearken
09:31 unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth
09:36 mine armies, and my people the children of Israel,
09:39 out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
09:41 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I
09:46 stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the
09:49 children of Israel from among them. And Moses and Aaron did
09:54 as the Lord commanded them, so did they. And Moses was four
09:58 score years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old,
10:01 when they spake unto Pharaoh. And the Lord spake unto Moses
10:04 and unto Aaron, saying, When Pharaoh shall speak unto you,
10:07 saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron,
10:11 take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall
10:15 become a serpent. And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh,
10:19 and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down
10:23 his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants,
10:26 and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men
10:31 and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also
10:35 did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast
10:38 down every man his rod, and they became serpents
10:40 but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. And he hardened
10:47 Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them;
10:50 as the Lord had said. And the Lord said unto Moses,
10:52 Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go
10:56 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto
11:01 the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against
11:04 he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt
11:08 thou take in thine hand. And thou shalt say unto him,
11:12 and the Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying,
11:15 Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness:
11:18 and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
11:22 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am
11:25 the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine
11:29 hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be
11:32 turned to blood. And the fish that is in the river shall die,
11:36 and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to
11:40 drink of the water of the river. And the Lord spake unto Moses,
11:44 Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand
11:48 upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their
11:51 rivers and upon their ponds and upon all their pools of water,
11:55 that they may become blood; and that there may be blood
11:59 throughout all the land of Egypt both in vessels of wood and in
12:03 vessels of stone. And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord
12:07 commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that
12:11 were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in sight of his
12:15 servants; and all the waters that were in the river
12:18 were turned to blood. And the fish that was in the river died;
12:22 and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink
12:25 of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout
12:28 all the land of Egypt. And the magicians of Egypt did so with
12:33 their enchantments and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did
12:37 he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said. And Pharaoh
12:40 turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart
12:43 to this also. And all the Egyptians digged round about
12:47 the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the
12:50 water of the river. And seven days were fulfilled, after that
12:54 the Lord had smitten the river. Continuing with Exodus chapter 8
13:00 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto
13:04 him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve
13:08 me. And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite
13:13 all thy borders with frogs: And the river shall bring forth
13:17 frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house,
13:20 and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house
13:23 of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens,
13:26 and into thy kneadingtroughs: And the frogs shall come up
13:30 both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all
13:33 thy servants. And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say to Aaron,
13:38 Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams,
13:41 over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come
13:45 up upon the land of Egypt. And Aaron stretched out his hand
13:49 over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered
13:53 the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their
13:56 enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
13:58 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat
14:02 the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my
14:06 people; and I will let the people go, that they may do
14:09 sacrifice unto the Lord. And Moses said unto Pharaoh,
14:13 Glory over me: when shall I entreat for thee, and for thy
14:16 servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee
14:19 and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?
14:22 And he said, Tomorrow. And he said, be it according to thy
14:27 word: that thou mayest know that there is none
14:30 like unto the Lord our God.