Exodus Chapter 7 Discussion

  • GiGi on Exodus 7 - 2 years ago

    The first plague performed was to turn the water of the Nile into blood along with the water in the canals and side streams. The Nile was worshipped. Hapi was the spirit god of the Nile, Isis was the goddess of the Nile, Osirus' blood was said to the waters of the Nile. Khnum was said to be the guardian of the Nile. The Nile was truly the lifeblood of the people of Egypt. Aside from the Nile, fresh water was very scarce. Every living thing needs water to stay alive and the water of the Nile watered the crops and livestock to keep the land of Egypt as a major food source for the Mediterranean area.

    This plague made the Nile no longer a life-sustaining source, but liquid poison, so to speak. Its waters were undrinkable and made people ill if they did. Whether it truly was blood or just red by some other organism we cannot know. But the text says that it was turned to blood, not turned red like blood. So, I think it really was blood, but not pure blood like the blood of Christ. It was tainted blood. The magicians were able to perform this same act by magic. So, Pharaoh was not troubled much. He returned to his palace fairly unconcerned and hardened his heart more than before. Perhaps he had a well or stored water and thought that this water would not be blood. But most likely upon inquiring, it was.

    The fish in the Nile died, as well, and were unfit to eat. The Egyptians had a fish god and goddess, Hatmehit as goddess, and Rem as the god who fertilized the land.
  • GiGi on Exodus 7 - 2 years ago
    This chapter tells about the hardening of Pharaoh's heart even more and the beginning of the plagues God brings upon Egypt.

    When Moses and Aaron met with Pharaoh, they always ordered Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Moses and Aaron kept this outcome at the forefront, remembering that that is their sole mission, to secure the release of the Israelites from Pharaoh.

    The Israelites were not going to leave Egypt in a stealthy way, nor by the Israelites rising up in battle and defeating the Egyptians. No, God wanted the Israelites to know for sure that it was He, their God who brings them out.

    The Egyptians were polytheistic and had many gods they worshipped, many of them being animals. They also worshipped the Nile as its waters watered their land which would be only desert if it wasn't for the Nile. God told Moses that he would be as a god to Pharaoh. This may mean that Moses was going to be YHWH's representative or that Pharaoh would see Moses as another god by the time the release of the Israelites is accomplished. It does NOT mean that Moses is actually a 'god'' All gods beside YHWH are false idols. So, YHWH would not induct Moses as a 'god' because YHWH will never share His glory and place as the only God with anyone else.

    The first sign miracle that Moses and Aaron performed together before Pharaoh was to turn the rod or staff into a snake. The magicians did the same magic trick, however, Aaron's rod/snake swallowed up the magician's rod/snakes. This is significant. God knew all of the false idols the Egyptians worshipped and the snake was one of them. It was named Apep and was the god of chaos. Also, Apep was said to pursue Ra (the chief god-sun god) each night in an effort to devour Ra so that the sun would not rise and the world would remain in darkness. So, when Aaron's snake devoured the magician's snakes this showed them that the God of Moses and Aaron was greater than Apep, having been devoured by the rod/snake of Aaron.
  • Sherry on Exodus 7 - 2 years ago
    i lover king james version bible it is amazing and i am a penticostal
  • Bro Barney - In Reply on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    Exo_12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

    The final plague that God brought upon Egypt was the plague of the first born. Except for those protected by the blood of the lamb, all the first born in Egypt died that night.

    I hope this answers your question.

    God bless
  • Tina on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    What does it mean when it states to as being the plague of the first born?
  • Earl Bowman - In Reply on Exodus 7:1 - 3 years ago
    Terry, may the Spirit grace with HIS wisdom and His Understanding.

    Exodus 7:1 And the Lord said to Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh....

    A god has power over whomever is subject unto that god. The Lord gave power to Moses over Pharaoh, therefore Pharaoh was helpless before Moses. The only way the one under the power of a god is for a God of greater power to intervene. This is the situation of mankind today, we are under the power of a god of this world. We can't overcome him because he has power over us. ENTER JESUS CHRIST the GOD of greater power WHO CAN OVERCOME.

    Luke 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and OVERCOME him, he (the greater God) taketh from him (the lesser god) all his (the lessor god) armour wherein he (the lessor god) TRUSTED, and divideth his spoils (we are the spoils, and he gives Melchisedec the tenth).

    John 16:33 ......I have OVERCOME the world (the lessor god).

    2 Peter 2 :19 .....for whom a man is OVERCOME, of the same is he brought in bondage.

    Revelation 21:7 He that OVERCOMETH shall inherit all things; and I WILL BE YOU GOD, and he shall be my son.
  • Terry - In Reply on Exodus 7:1 - 3 years ago
    Verse 7:1 says Moses became a god into Pharoh. So he seemed like a god to Pharoh. Neither Moses non any of us are a god
  • Eric on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    In Genesis comments I would see you guys state JEHOVAH, but no where on Genesis did I see that name until now in Exodus. It is hard to express myself so I relate to Moses that I am no eloquent with words, but my friend told me Moses was a stutter. Now Moses is not intimidated by Pharoah and does as God commands without excuses anymore. Today I am able to express myself with his help.

    DAY 18 of Bible in a year.
  • Joe Stephenson on Exodus 7:1 - 3 years ago
    This verse is very interesting. Is it saying that Moses is a God. If so, are we also.
  • Lamech on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    I admire Pharaoh for he has wise men and sorcerers who could do miracles as God.Marvellous Pharaoh.
  • BSP on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    Verse 3:Jehovah God allowed Pharaoh's heart to become hard but Pharaoh had many chances to adjust his attitude.
  • Stephen Botts on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    Cesar, read also Ezekiel 18:23 and Ezekiel 33:11. Mishael is also spot on with the good commentary.
  • Mishael - In Reply on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    After all the plagues you would think he'd know Moses's God was doing it.

    He was raised Egyptian and he only worshipped Egyptian gods. His gods couldn't bring his son back to life.

    First thing God Created was Time. He set a clock in motion for people, animals, everything. God lives outside of time and inside of time.

    He's the Alpha and the Omega: the beginning, and the end.

    He doesn't chart our lives or our choices. He gave us a free will regarding choices.

    As you can see with the plagues presented to Pharaoh; God was at work in Pharaohs will to help him change his mind. But he was greedy and wanted free labor forever.

    God knew which way Pharaoh was going to choose.

    He knows which way we're all going to choose. Look up reprobate. Some people just will not choose To seek God: no matter how many times God reaches out to them within their wills.

    Satan is the bigshot I WILL in the world. That's his speech for everything.

    So do we sometimes: I will do what I wanna do no matter who I hurt!! Ever heard that fly out of your mouth? I hope not.

    God wants us to choose Jesus. It's out there. The good news. Question is... are we going to accept the free Gift of God?

    Have you?
  • Cesar Turcios - In Reply on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    Amen. My question now is did Pharaoh know of the one true God or was he accustomed to pagan idols all his life and didn't know any better?
  • Mishael on Pharaohs Hard Heart - In Reply on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    You need to read more slow, Exodus 1 through to chapter 11 & 12.

    The children of Israel were slaves to Egypt for 400 years: subject to starvation often and body breaking work to build Pharaohs cities, monuments, etc.

    Pharaoh had all male newborns killed to control Jewish numbers. Was that fair?

    They finally seriously started crying out to God to deliver them! Don't feel sorry for Pharaoh. The story inExodus is different from Hollywood's Version.

    God knew Pharaoh was not going to let them go, so He alerted Moses to prepare for Passover, and spread lambs blood over the door mantles and celebrate the first Passover meal.

    The last plague was When God sent the Destroyer through Egypt and all firstborn of Egyptians fell dead; even Pharaohs son.

    There was no more haggling about herds and cows for sacrifices; Pharaoh told Moses to take everything and get out!

    The children of Israel leave, but then Pharaoh chases them to the Red Sea to slaughter them.

    I think Pharaoh had every chance to change his mind.

    God is at work within human wills to see the sheer miracle of earths creation to understand that none of this crawled out of the water onto land and walked until it evolved into humans. Romans 1 says clearly that we are able to understand that Someone made all of this! It says we are without excuse if we don't see it. Then we become: WITHOUT EXCUSE. Like Pharaoh we are left alone with our decision to oppose ourselves, and God.

    Some people just aren't going to be saved.

    Only people who can see God in his Creation, and accept the Creator of that creation; will respond to His Word, The Holy Bible, and the people who carry the Good News that Jesus Christ was born, lived a sinless life; was crucified for the sins of all mankind; was in the tomb 3 days and was Resurrected on that 3rd day, Victorious over

    Death, Hell and the Grave!!

    We can trust Jesus in all things pertaining to Life.
  • Cesar Turcios on Exodus 7 - 3 years ago
    according to exodus it was in God's plan to harden pharaohs heart, but does this explicitly imply that pharaoh never had a chance.
  • Maria on Exodus 7 - 5 years ago
    Moses was a prophet because he spoke with God. Today, he is still speaking through prophets in these last days. Moses had a good education in Egypt. Yet he was not eloquent, still our Lord chose him for his purpose of saving Israel. Today is the same, our Lord is choosing the humble people to do his work. Many disregard the calling because they are distracted in the world. They refuse like Egypt.
  • BSP on Exodus 7 - 6 years ago
    Verse 1~Jehovah God had made Moses like a god to Pharaoh in regards to the authority he had. Pharaoh didn't worship Moses, but Moses was over Pharaoh in power.
  • A disciple on Exodus 7 - 6 years ago
    "Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt." God knows the difference between His servants, His people, and the heathen His enemies. He uses weak to confound the mighty and deliver the oppressed from them.
  • Christ Magnified Glorifying Jesus on Exodus 7 - 6 years ago
    End of day 18 in the "Bible in a Year Reading. Had to play catchup having missed yesterday. I love reading and contemplating these chapters that span the life of Moses. When Moses had to flee from Pharaoh he had to leave everything behind unlike today I can only imagine the hostilities that he could have encountered. God protected him and Moses depended upon God to deliver his people.
  • BSP on Exodus 7 - 6 years ago
    Verse 3: Jehovah God is spoken of as making Pharaoh's heart hard here. This refers to God allowing Pharaoh's heart to become hard. He did not for Pharaoh to be hard-hearted.
  • James Johnson on Exodus 7 - 7 years ago
    God made Moses a god to Pharaoh, little g,the Egyptians worshiped creation and the creature more than the creator see Romans chapter 1. some of their gods which were many was the serpent,and the life giving water of the Nile River they saw both these helpless and hopeless to their defense against the God of Moses and Aaron. Likewise any god we put before God will be helpless in the day of judgment
  • Lanre Oluyelu on Exodus 7 - 7 years ago
    God said he made Moses a god unto pharaoh... this is an indication to believers that no matter how big or terrible the mountain or stumbling block that stand before us we should see them as no barrier before us because to God they are powerless and that God has made us a god to them all.
  • A disciple on Exodus 7 - 7 years ago
    The Elect of God, the Faithful in Christ, have now a long time been under subjection to a wicked and perverted world; and the LORD is coming down to deliver us and to judge the world for its evil. The first sign; the rod of Moses turned into a serpent; indicates that God sends the devil to punish the wicked. The waters are then turned to blood because they have filled the land with innocent blood.
  • Stephanie Cooper on Exodus 7 - 7 years ago
    God is ruler over all. Gods' way will prevail, no matter how hard we try to fight. We have temptations and we sin, but if we repent, we can prevail and live according to how Jehovah wants us to live. NO MATTER WHAT, GOD IS!!!!!!
  • Lu2677 on Exodus 7 - 7 years ago
    Exodus 7:1 "See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh." It does not say that God made Moses one of Pharaoh's gods. Pharaoh's gods were false gods.
  • Elder Tony M. Berry on Exodus 7 - 7 years ago
    Our Apostolic Bible Institute is studying this Exodus Book. Isn't it interesting that that God made Moses one of Pharaoh's gods.
  • Joe miller on Exodus 7 - 8 years ago
    I am sure it broke God's heart he had to so harshly convince the Egyptians of their sin. Right will always be right.
  • Ty Ertmer on Exodus 7 - 8 years ago
    Although pharaohs sorcerers could turn water into blood the one thing pharaohs sorcerers couldn 't do is to make these curses go away. This is why god is the one true god.
  • Mr Qoli Tavatuilagi on Exodus 7 - 9 years ago
    vs 3 ' And I will harden Pharaoh 's heart and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt ' ......GOD IS IN CONTROL OVER OUR DIFFERENCES ON EARTH ..... HIS PRIME CONCERN IS TO WORSHIP THE LORD JEHORVAH THE ONLY GOD ..

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