Summary: This is a sermon that will lead you to your destiny after the so called pharaoh in your life is dead.
God’s Promise and Israel’s destiny
Genesis 50:24-27 (New King James Version)
24 And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” 25 Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” 26 So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
Pharaoh’s interference to stop God’s purpose for his people
Pharaoh comes between God and Israel to rob their destiny
So who was pharaoh?
Pharaoh is a title for the kings of Egypt. "Pharaoh" means the son of the sun. The Egyptian kings were regarded as gods. Mizraim is the Hebrew name for Egypt (Genesis 50:11). He is a worshipper of RA (the sun-god).
What did he represent?
He represents stubborn spirits, flesh, and evil spirit. In Exodus 15:9-12, we read about Pharaoh’s vow and the reaction of God Almighty. Pharaoh wanted to kill all the male children of Israel and eliminate them thereby. The scriptures say that pharaoh’s heart was hardened many times. And God had sent ten plagues, yet he did not change, but wanted to kill the Israelites or to bring them back as slaves. He wanted to keep them as slaves for good. It is against the will of God for Hebrew children. He comes between you and God’s will for your life. It could be anybody in your life who is preventing you from going to your destiny. The ultimate enemy is Satan who is behind the Pharaoh who is stopping you from reaching your destiny.
Even after the death of Pharaoh they did not make it, why?
Exodus 15:9-12 (New King James Version)
9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue,
I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be satisfied on them.
I will draw my sword,
My hand shall destroy them.’
10 You blew with Your wind,
The sea covered them;
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 “Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods?
Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out Your right hand;
The earth swallowed them.
Pharaoh is dead, but will they made it? , the Israelites, No.
So even after the pharaoh is dead, what stopped them from reaching their destiny?
Let us go to numbers and see.
Numbers 14:1-10, NKJV
Israel Refuses to Enter Canaan
1 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! 3 Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”
5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
6 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; 7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 8 If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’[a] 9 Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.”
10 And all the congregation said to stone them with stones. Now the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of meeting before all the children of Israel.
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the giants[d] (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”