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Exodus Chapter 7
1The LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. 2 You shall speak all that I command you; and Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 3 I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.

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4 But Pharaoh will not listen to you, so I will lay my hand on Egypt, and bring out my armies, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgements. 5 The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand on Egypt, and bring the children of Israel out from amongst them.”

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6 Moses and Aaron did so. As the LORD commanded them, so they did. 7 Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

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8The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 9 “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Perform a miracle!’ then you shall tell Aaron, ‘Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, and it will become a serpent.’ ”

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10 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as the LORD had commanded. Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

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11Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers. They also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same thing with their enchantments. 12 For they each cast down their rods, and they became serpents; but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

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13Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them, as the LORD had spoken.

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14The LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is stubborn. He refuses to let the people go. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, he is going out to the water. You shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him. You shall take the rod which was turned to a serpent in your hand.16 You shall tell him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to you, saying, “Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness. Behold, until now you haven’t listened.”

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17 The LORD says, “In this you shall know that I am the LORD. Behold: I will strike with the rod that is in my hand on the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18 The fish that are in the river will die and the river will become foul. The Egyptians will loathe to drink water from the river.” ’ ”

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19The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood. There will be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’ ”

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20Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

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21The fish that were in the river died. The river became foul. The Egyptians couldn’t drink water from the river. The blood was throughout all the land of Egypt.

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22The magicians of Egypt did the same thing with their enchantments. So Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them, as the LORD had spoken. 23 Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and he didn’t even take this to heart. 24 All the Egyptians dug around the river for water to drink; for they couldn’t drink the river water. 25 Seven days were fulfilled, after the LORD had struck the river.
 

Exodus 7

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The First Plague - Water Turned to Blood

Exodus Chapter 7
1The LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. 2 You shall speak all that I command you; and Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 3 I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 7

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4 But Pharaoh will not listen to you, so I will lay my hand on Egypt, and bring out my armies, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgements. 5 The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand on Egypt, and bring the children of Israel out from amongst them.”

Exodus 7

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6 Moses and Aaron did so. As the LORD commanded them, so they did. 7 Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Exodus 7

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8The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 9 “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Perform a miracle!’ then you shall tell Aaron, ‘Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, and it will become a serpent.’ ”

Exodus 7

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10 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as the LORD had commanded. Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

Exodus 7

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11Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers. They also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same thing with their enchantments. 12 For they each cast down their rods, and they became serpents; but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

Exodus 7

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13Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them, as the LORD had spoken.

Exodus 7

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14The LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is stubborn. He refuses to let the people go. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, he is going out to the water. You shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him. You shall take the rod which was turned to a serpent in your hand.16 You shall tell him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to you, saying, “Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness. Behold, until now you haven’t listened.”

Exodus 7

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17 The LORD says, “In this you shall know that I am the LORD. Behold: I will strike with the rod that is in my hand on the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18 The fish that are in the river will die and the river will become foul. The Egyptians will loathe to drink water from the river.” ’ ”

Exodus 7

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19The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood. There will be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’ ”

Exodus 7

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20Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

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21The fish that were in the river died. The river became foul. The Egyptians couldn’t drink water from the river. The blood was throughout all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 7

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22The magicians of Egypt did the same thing with their enchantments. So Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them, as the LORD had spoken. 23 Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and he didn’t even take this to heart. 24 All the Egyptians dug around the river for water to drink; for they couldn’t drink the river water. 25 Seven days were fulfilled, after the LORD had struck the river.
 

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It is God who helps us grow in faith in Him

People asked “Why must we have faith in God?” . If you have not really known God, you will find it difficult to answer this question. You will feel that God is making things difficult for us, requiring us to believe the impossible before He grant us our request.

However, if you have had just one encounter with God, you will know that the answer to the above question is that God wants us to have faith in Him simply because He is a good God who will never fail us. Simply because He is so gracious and forgiving towards us. Simply because His love for us is so great, so infinite that no words can adequately describe it. The word “good” is completely inadquate to describe the steadfast love of our God.

Do you know, to God, human beings are the crown of all His creation. God watches over us, protects and provides for us even without we knowing how to ask and what to ask for. God is perfectly truthful, there is nothing deceitful, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle in God (James 1:16-18, MESSAGE). God is so merciful, so compassionate that He will always help us when we call unto Him. He will never fail us and will never stop loving us. Because His love for us is so true, so pure, it hurts God immensely when we cannot trust Him.

Abraham began as a man with not much faith. Instead of trusting in God’s protection, He lied to the Pharaoh that Sarah was his sister. He made the same mistake 20+ years later with King Abimelech. When Abraham and Sarah passed their child bearing age and seeing that God had yet to fulfill His promise, Abraham thought that he had to find his own solution by having a child through Hagar. He did not even consult God on this matter. Would you consider him a man of faith?

When God’s promise was finally fulfilled, when Isaac was borned, Abraham saw that God is faithful in every way. God is gracious even when he had little faith and made mistakes. Abraham grew in faith. It was God who helped Abraham to grow in faith through the events and mistakes in his life though God credited it to him. 

When the LORD led the Israelites out of Egypt, He performed great miracles so that the children of Israel could see that He is the LORD. So you see, it is God who helps us grow in faith.

God always perform miracles so we can grow in faith

When God delayed the birth of Isaac, God was helping Abraham to grow in faith. By the time God tested him, Abraham knew that God is a good God. Though He cannot understand why God wanted him to sacrifice his son, Abraham said in Genesis 22:8 that “God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering”.  Abraham had grown to know that there is nothing evil in God. Everything God does is for our good.

This is faith.

If you read the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, you will see that our LORD Jesus helped the Samaritan woman to believe by asking her to bring her husband so that He could demonstrate to her that He is the Messiah, the Son of God. So that she can believe.

Jesus was always performing miracles, healing the sick, feeding the multitudes, so that the people could believe.

What is faith?

Faith is not believing in the impossible. Faith is believing that God’s love for us is perfect and this perfect love will not allow any evil to happen to us. Faith is believing that the great love God has for us will propel Him to perform miracles to bless us.

Are you wondering…

How to become a believer?

You can be a believer simply by saying this prayer:

Dear God, thank you for so wonderfully make me and thank you for sending your Son, LORD Jesus to die for me so that I can have the blessed life that you intended for me — a life of leadership and fruitfulness. Now I believe and accept Jesus as my LORD and Saviour. I believe that from this time forth, I am a new creation, I am born again and I have the eternal life that Jesus came to give me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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