Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
“For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power.” Part 3.
Friday, August 27, 2010
1. Like Ishmael, like Esau, Pharaoh Amenhotep II was an unbeliever who had the opportunity to be saved many times, but rejected Christ as frequently as he rejected God’s demand to release Israel.
2. The justice of God was not contradictory in blessing Moses and cursing Pharaoh. The justice of God gave Pharaoh extra time, but Pharaoh used the extra time to reject God’s plan.
3. The plan of God is never hindered by negative volition, for example, God used the wrath of Pharaoh to praise him, PSA 76:10.
4. Pharaoh’s negative volition and his deceptive hypocrisy did not frustrate the plan and the purpose of God.
2CO 13:8, For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.
5. Pharaoh’s resistance only fulfilled the plan of God by leading to world wide evangelism, his resistance fulfilled the plan of God.
6. You must remember that Amenhotephotep II was a great man from the standpoint of power and authority. He was an absolute monarch at the peak of his career.
What better method is there than the finesse of taking a negative person and using him to ferret or uncover or bring to light all the positive volition in the world.
7. There is no evil that Satan can inspire, no power, no authority, no tyranny that man can devise, which can compete with the power of God. 1JO 4:4.
1JO 4:4, You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
8. It’s also important to note that God did not create evil in Pharaoh, but Pharaoh by his own self-determination, from his own freewill became what he was.
9. Pharaoh from his own freewill, from his own volition rejected divine restraint as well as resisting doctrine. He resisted doctrine, he rejected divine restraint.