Moses Warns Pharaoh [Exodus 11]
4Moses said, "Thus says the LORD, 'About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, 5and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well. 6'Moreover, there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again. 7'But against any of the sons of Israel a dog will not even bark, whether against man or beast, that you may understand how the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.' 8"All these your servants will come down to me and bow themselves before me, saying, 'Go out, you and all the people who follow you,' and after that I will go out " And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.
It was about to get really personal - children were going to die. Moses warned Pharaoh about God's next step but still he didn't listen or believe that God would really do it. This was the last time Moses and Pharaoh (who had grown up together) were going to see each others face and their last words were angry words. But God was using this situation to show everyone that He is God. His people were going to be free to serve the LORD. At the same time God was going to execute a plan that would reach out into all the ages to come. A plan for redemption. A plan that would point forward to Jesus who was coming to be that Passover lamb for each of us.
Thank You, God, that You never get sidetracked from Your ultimate plan for redemption - sending Your son to die for all people. We desperately need Your plan. We are so grateful for Jesus, the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world.