2018-03-11 - The Power Behind the Curtain
Introduction, Exodus 6:13 - 7:13
Moses was about to confront Pharaoh. He thought the primary issue was the freeing the Israelites. He believed Pharaoh was the enemy, but the Pharaoh was simply the front man, for a greater power.
“The Lion thought it might be as well to frighten the Wizard, so he gave a large, loud roar, which was so fierce and dreadful that Toto jumped away from him in alarm and tripped over the screen that stood in the corner. As it fell with a crash they looked that way, and the next moment all of them were filled with wonder. For they saw, standing in just the sport the screen had hidden, a little old man, with a bald head and a wrinkled face, who seemed to be as much surprised as they were. The Tin Wood- man, raising his ax, rushed toward the little man and cried out, “Who are you?
“I am Oz, the Great and Terrible,” said the little man, in a trembling voice.” 1
Dorothy and her friends had faced the monsters and found that behind them, behind the curtain, was a gentle, and somewhat bungling old man. Their experience was a lot like shining a light into a dark closet and finding out the monster is a dressing gown. But, …
What we are about to see is that for Moses, the real monster is the one behind the curtain, though I’m not sure he ever realized it. We will consider who the real power behind the curtain was.
Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm"
Introduction: Today we start a new section. It contains the confrontations between Moses and Pharaoh. It is also the confrontation of God and the gods of Egypt. This is an extended portion of Scripture. At the conclusion of this section, in about a month or so, there will be a special study on the Passover.
Exodus study to be continued.
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