I. God frees His people by confronting false gods (Ex 7:14-18).
A. The first plague was just the beginning of God proving He is superior
a. All ten plagues pointed to a false Egyptian god.
b. Pharaohs’ son is even considered a god.
B. Pharaohs’ heart is hardened. – To stop feeling kind or friendly.
a. 1-5, 7 Pharaoh hardened, The Lord hardened 6, 8, 9 & 10th threatened. Is Pharaoh having second thoughts?
b. Moses did not give Pharaoh empty threats, everything he said was followed through with action by God.
C. What are false gods today, that He needs to confront in our lives
a. National security, money (riches & wealth), fame, cars, sports.
II. God frees His people by providing a perfect sacrifice (Ex 12:3-8, 12-13).
A. The Israelites, Egyptians, and Pharaoh all had a choice.
B. The Lamb was to be unblemished, spotless – pure and perfect.
a. The Lamb was a substitute for judgement, Dead lamb/son, either or – no in between. To trust God or not.
b. The perfect lambs’ blood is spilled so others could be saved.
C. The blood on the door is a public statement of faith in God.
a. The Blood cleansed, stood in place of – cleansed sin (Ex 12:13).
b. Water Baptism today applies Christ’s blood to our lives, our perfect Passover Lamb (Col 2:12-13).
III. God frees His people by preserving life in the midst of judgement (Ex 12:29-32).
A. 10th day lamb taken, 14th day slain Nisan.
a. Jesus came to Jerusalem on the 10thy day, slain on the 14th day
b. Chief priests examined spotless lambs, they examined Jesus as well (Mt 26:59-60).
B. God casts judgement on all: Egyptians, Israelites and false Gods.
a. Those who have faith, and obey Him are spared.
b. Those who have faith in Christ are also spared on judgement day.
C. Pharaoh asks for blessing from Moses after releasing the Israelites.
a. Pharaoh is having second thoughts again about his supremacy – God’s supremacy over Israel’s gods.
b. God’s is affording grace to Pharaoh, He loves Pharaoh just as he does for anyone of His children which have finally come to Him.