Passover: Then and Now
Series: The Footsteps of Moses
June 13, 2020
Tom and Paula Graves
In Egypt Pharaoh is considered a god. He has certain powers and abilities, and the might of Egypt resides with him. When Moses and Aaron appear before him to demand the release of the Hebrew slaves, each refusal becomes an occasion for the True God to demonstrate His superiority over Pharaoh and all the other gods of Egypt. Each successive plague attacks deeper into the heart of Pharaoh’s power and politics. Slowly but surely, Pharaoh’s power is undermined until God breaks Pharaoh’s grip on the people of Israel completely. With the final plague everything begins to unravel: the death of the firstborn is personal for Pharaoh. This occasion has been celebrated ever since.
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