Exodus 10 Pride goes before a Fall
Intro: We have now seen Egypt struck by 7 Plagues Pharaohs Heart remains hard
10:1 Now the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show these signs of Mine before him,
C) But not just them but Also Israel - that you may know that I am the LORD."
D)See Israel had gone through its Difficulty 400 yrs Slave labor
E)I WANT YOU TO TELL YOUR KIDS WHAT I HAVE DONE
Courson: Cant have a TESTIMONY W/OUT A TEST
Listen if you want your walk w/ the Lord to be RICH/ VIBRANT & AUTHENTIC understand that doesnt come from 2nd hand theology
15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in theknowledge of Him,
18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you mayknow what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
19 andKNOW what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
Put it to the test -
A BIBLE THAT IS FALLING APART USUALLY BELONGS TO SOMEONE WHO LIFE PROBALLY ISNT !!!!!! TRUE ( repeat)
Why is that True ? Well the Bible speaks of the Gods word in the Book of Jeremiah Being like a Hammer
BUT in the book of Hebrews 4:12 we read that the Bible is like a Sword a Double edged sword- piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
B) The Word is a "discerner" or "critic."-It not only analyzes all the facts perfectly, but all motives, and intentions, and beliefs as well.
But the word is also compared to water in Eph. 5 Like water it refreshes & washes & cleanses Your Soul & your Mind!!!
Now the way that we respond to the Word of God Determines if it is going to have those types of affect in our Lives
3 So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, "Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
90% of counseling not giving New INSIGHTS - but reminding people of what they already know but refuse to do v.4-7
Pharaoh is going to take this advice / ( Partially ) How you hear
Future & a Hope
According to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
The U.S. is the most violent civilized nation in the world For youths,.
One in five high school students frequently come to school armed.
somebody else at a rate of more than a thousand a year.
/ 307 are arrested for crimes of violence
Problems w/ Sexual immorality ?Same report said On a given day in America 480 teenagers get a STD / 1,115 teenagers have abortions / 2,781 teens get pregnant / 8,400 teens become sexually active
And because of Stats like that many "Experts" say that there is no hope for this Generation But that is not what God says at all !!!!
Contrast that w/ Psalm 1
TURN TO PSALM 1
Plague of Darkness
Light in the Homes of Israel - Shekinah / Kabod
2Cor. 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
1John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
John 3:19 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
Lesson Children of Darkness those who love Darkness Rather than light have Darkness Assigned to them
2nd Mental Darkness- Demented ( Well lit Bars )
3rd Eventually Physical darkness
But those who Love light have light for their Portion
1stSpiritual Light Illumination
2nd Mental Light Sound mind sees things w/ Eternal Perspective
3rd Physical light heavenly reward see Jesus -