Summary: We look at Pharoah and ponder why would he want one more night with the frogs?
ONE MORE NIGHT WITH THE FROGS?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Exodus 8:8 Then Pharoah called for Moses and Aaron and said, Intreat the Lord, that He may take awaythe 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 Pharoah, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and from thy people, to destroy the frogs from thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?
10. And he said: "TOMORROW!" And he said, BE IT ACCORDING TO THY WORD, that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.
Luke 17:32 REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE.
Gen. 19:16 AND WHILE THEY LINGERED...
One more night with the frogs.
This pondering burns within my heart, will you hear?
I have some very serious ponderings to ponder.
I need the Holy Spirit’s guidance to help me write this lesson.
We are in terrible times. Terrorism, finanical instability, and political turmoil around the world, signs of the time are every where.
The enemy is doing his 3 fold purpose:
3. destroy ---
As we sit back and wait for a big super move of God, and as we sit back, many are choosing sin --- claiming to be right, but the Father knows them not. (Mat. 7:23)
There are several rules that must be guarded to walk on heaven’s soil.
WE MUST KEEP THE 10 COMMANDMENTS. They must not be grievous or hard.(John 14:15.)
The other main rule is: WE MUST LOVE THE BRETHREN. (1John 3:13)
We have people breaking the 10 commandments and claiming they are right and OK. This is not true.
Shake yourself, is the power gone?
If we fail to line up with the written word of God, we must repent and convert.
Playing with sin, even little sin can bring disgrace and separation from God. Cut the cord, now!
EMPTY and Dry can be very dangerous.
Ask the 5 foolish virgins? (Read Mat.12:43-46; Luke 11:24-26)
We can go through very dry places and not realize how great a danger we face.
Can we afford to be worse than the first?
Read the Bible verses, am I right?
Many are lingering in darkened corners, they dread the light.
Read Luke 15:8.
The lady with the lost coin cannot find it.
She lights the candle, her sweeping will be ineffective until there is light to expose the dirt.
We need the Holy Spirit to shine in the dark crevices of the inner man and expose sin and every weight that so easily besets us, so we can run with patience this race.
(Heb.12:1) God has a plan and purpose for you!
Dry and empty is not the most effective way for us to continue.
We must yield to the light of the Holy Spirit and repent and convert!
Cut the cord.
Let me define two words.
LINGER: to question, to hesitate, be reluctant, delay.
PROCRASTINATE: slow, slack, defer, loiter.
We often in our work for God linger in the shadows.
The zeal that should be consuming us, has been dampened by everyday menial humdrum activity.
We hear all the negative reports and go in our tents and pout and cry.
We count the things we do not have, never bothering to count God’s multiple blessing on our homes and nations.
No wonder we are dry?
Burnout razes ( to utterly destroy) dry people.
ANSWER THIS QUESTION: COULD DELAY AND PROCRASTINATION BE A SIN? Does the word of God answer this question?
Yes, there is a clear answer, if you delay doing what you know you ought to be doing, you walk a very dark road.
Cut the cord, NOW.
I find the most unusual story in Exodus 8.
There is a terrible problem.
Frogs are destroying the land.
Frogs are everywhere: frogs in the bedroom, frogs in the kitchen, frogs inside, frogs outside.
The potential danger of frogs and disease grows great.
Exodus 8:8 The mighty pharaoh is sick and tired of frogs.
Pharaoh called the preacher and asked Moses, PRAY, (INTREAT), God on our behalf.
Please, Preacher, pray that God deliver us from these frogs!
Moses asked Pharaoh in verse 9 --- When shall I intreat God for the frogs to be gone?
I CANNOT UNDERSTAND PHARAOH’S ANSWER.
Please, write me and explain?
Exodus 8:10 Pharaoh exclaims: TO MORROW.
The preacher says: ACCORDING TO THY WORD!---
How many will not accept deliverance or cut the cord?
We seem to want ONE MORE NIGHT WITH FROGS.
Pharaoh will allow all the people of Egypt to suffer one more night?
Why not accept Divine Deliverance today?
My heart breaks, I see God’s people willing to spend ONE MORE NIGHT WITH THE FROGS? Wake up! Cut the cord, NOW.