Friday, February 1, 2008
NOT THE SAME 2
Moses stood in the court of pharaoh and demanded him "by the word of the LORD" to let the people of GOD go." The LORD before hand in exd 7:9 told moses that pharaoh would ask for a "miracle" Now we can look into what pharaoh said and what pharaoh meant. The word "miracle" by one definition means: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. If it was under this context, which pharaoh made his request, then when Aaron threw the rod down, and it became a serpent. It would seem that it in itself would be enough. But this was not the case. The bible says that pharaoh called the wise men and the sorcerrs, and they in like manner with their enchaments did the same. Each man his rod turned into a snake :but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. This tell's me two things' when pharaoh asked for a miracle what he really ment was to see a sensation, a spectacular, or can we just say "SHOW" because if he really wanted to see a divine act of the GOD, that moses was speaking of, he wouldn't have called for his magicians to come in and copy what the man of GOD was doing. Just a thought but has any one of us ever prefered the magic of a show, over the magisty of a miracle, anyway the second thing I see here is that there is such a thing as coping anothers acts, but we see when the test came to what will stand, the magic could not stand up to the miracle.