F. Moses, the deliverer ~ cont.
4. The ten plagues ~ cont.
j. Pharoah cancels negotiations - Exodus 10:28-29
k. Killing of the firstborn
(1) Warning - Exodus 11:1-8
(2) Pharoah's heart hardened - Exodus 11:9-10
(3) Passover instructions - Exodus 12:3-12
(4) Importance of the blood - Exodus 12:13-27
(5) Obeyed by Israel - Exodus 12:28
(6) First born killed, Passover kept - Exodus 12:29
5. From Goshen to the Red Sea
a. Egyptians demand immediate departure - Exodus 12:30-36
b. Deliverance begins - Exodus 12:40-42; Numbers 33-1-4
c. From Ramses to Succoth - Exodus 12:37; Numbers 33:5
d. At Succoth - Exodus 12:38-51
...And he (Moses) went out from Pharaoh in a great anger. (Exodus 11:8)
A great anger, I was pondering why Moses would be in such a state. Prior to understanding the doctrine of election, I would be frustrated (not angry) and how people could not grasp the magnitude of the sacrifice made by Christ. Father has graciously opened my understanding and made me realize, that unless HE opens the understanding of a person, they can not grasp HIM, His mercy, truth, favor, etc. etc. Just as Pharaoh was hardened again and again. He could see the natural, but not the spiritual.
great - H2750 - From H2734; a burning (that is, intense) anger.
- H2734 - A primitive root (compare H2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy.
1 Samuel 20:34 - So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.
Always translated fierce or great.
anger - H639 - From H599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
- H599 - A primitive root; to breathe hard, that is, be enraged.
Genesis 2:7 - And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
This is the same word which Father uses to express Himself when Moses is arguing about being HIS mouthpiece.
Exodus 4:14 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses...
Numbers 11:1 - And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
Browsing through the first verse of each chapter which had H639. Quite a few of them are similar to the one stated above. Frightening thought. Israel seemed to be in a continual cycle of causing the Lord's anger to kindle against them. Then I came across this one:
1 Samuel 1:5 - But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.
I found that intriguing that the word is translated worthy ~ was it due to the passion Elkanah had for her?
In 2 Samuel 6:7 the Lord's anger is kindled against Uzzah for touching the ark. This is a poignant reminder that Father has a set of rules. He has stated what HE wants, likes, desires, expects and we are required to avail ourselves of learning what is most pleasing to Him.
With this announcement Moses departed from Pharaoh in great wrath. Moses' wrath was occasioned by the king's threat (Exo_10:28), and pointed to the wrath of Jehovah, which Pharaoh would soon experience. As the more than human patience which Moses had displayed towards Pharaoh manifested to him the long-suffering and patience of his God, in whose name and by whose authority he acted, so the wrath of the departing servant of God was to show to the hardened king, that the time of grace was at an end, and the wrath of God was about to burst upon him.