The message was brought by Darrel Pickle.
God sent Moses to Egypt to confront Pharaoh to let the people go. They were his workforce, and he wasn’t about to do it.
Exodus 8: 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.5 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the Lord.9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?10 And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.13 And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.
The underlying message is the challenge of Pharaoh to God. Everything God did in Egypt was against one of the gods the people worshipped. They had a god for everything. God put a black eye on the gods showing them there is only one true God. Sometimes the magicians did the same thing Moses did. God allowed this to a point. It was part of the plan. God allowed the Twin Towers to be hit to humble America. Those towers represented money in America. God is going to judge us. He’s already doing it. Our government is one of the worst enemies of the Christian. We tell people not to do things, but the government says it’s all right. God will judge. The US is not mentioned in prophecy. It could be that he allows us to be so weakened that we’re not a threat to anyone or that we cease to exist. We will reap what we sow. The greatest mercy is that Christ forgives. There are two places of judgment—the cross or the Great White Thone. I’m glad I accepted the judgment of my sins at the cross.
Something in this scripture astounds me. There were frogs everywhere. Moses asked Pharaoh if he wanted the frogs to be gone. He said tomorrow. He was willing to spend one more night with the frogs. The lost will spend one more night in sin. Jesus said to a person come follow me. He said he had to go bury his father. Jesus said to let the dead bury the dead. To another he said follow me. He wanted to go say goodbye to those at home. Some think they have to get things fixed up and when it’s all done they’ll get saved. Another said he had married a wife. All wanted one more night with the frogs.
Pharaoh was willing to have one more night with them. I want to give you three reasons for not doing that. (1) The frogs may not leave tomorrow. Sin has an addictive power. Just one more sin. You begin to justify your way of life and the sins in it. One more revival. One more fling. You think you can hide. You may hide from others, but you will not hide from God. Be sure your sins will find you out. The Holy Spirit reminded me today as I meditated that no one should leave here with unconfessed sin. (2) Something worse than the frogs may come tomorrow. Ask Pharaoh. God sent lice everywhere. Locusts came. Flies were everywhere. Something worse can happen. Sin grows sin. Tell a lie and you’ll have to tell another one to hide it. Absalom sent for Joab and he refused to come, so he sent someone to burn his fields. Joab went to see him then. God can set your fields on fire. He can take your baby, your job, or your health. He will get your attention. Your soul is worth more than your car or your job. It’s worth more than your money and your mom and dad or other family. If God has to take something to get your attention, he will. (3) Tomorrow never comes. The Bible says boast not thyself of tomorrow. Since this service started multitudes have died over the world. No doubt many went to hell. The Bible says the road to destruction is broad and many are on it. Don’t talk too much about that person in Vegas who’s pulling down a slot machine. If you’re not saved, you’re gambling more than anybody. Today is the day of salvation.
Pharaoh was crazy to sleep one more night with the frogs. If you leave here without God, you’re crazy as well. Sin will rob you of everything you have. Don’t spend another night with the frogs.