Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Hardness of the Heart.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
“It does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy,”
he is dealing with pursuing blessings not salvation.
Pharaoh Amenohotept II,
the son of the most brilliant and the greatest of all the Pharaoh’s.
The eighteenth dynasty, Tutmost III, was the father of the Pharaoh of the Exodus, who was the greatest Pharaoh in all of the history of all the dynasties.
The present active indicative of
lego = to say, to speak, to communicate.
present tense a historical present employed when a past event is viewed with a vividness of a present occurrence. The present occurrence is the fact that hardness of the heart still exists today.
active voice the Old Testament Canon, specifically the book of Exodus produces the action of the verb here. Exodus is a book that is to comfort us concerning our enemies whether personal, national, or international.
indicative mood is declarative, for the reality of the fact that this is a part of the Canon of Scripture called the book of Exodus.
1) ”Hardening the heart” is found in JOH 12:40.
JOH 12:40 “He has blinded their eyes, and He hardened their heart; lest they see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and be converted, and I heal them.”
MAT 19:8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.”
2) ”Hardening the neck”
found in NEH 9:16-17. This is insubordinate to the point of revolt. It is failure to be authority oriented in spiritual things,
3) ”Hardening the face” is found in PRO 21:29-31.
We have principles concerning the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart, the Exodus generation, and then the warning to us.
A person who was very evil and yet the Lord said,
“I have caused you to continue in history.”
When we find ourselves in jeopardy (personal, national, or international), that these things are permitted to continue in history is so that the power of God may be demonstrated.
1. The evangelism of the unbeliever.
2. And the spiritual growth of the believer or the spiritual awareness of the issue.