And the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart

” … and the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not not let the children of Israel go … “ Exodus 7-11

More than 1500 years ago, the Lord sent Moses to deliver Israel out of the hand of Egypt. You might remember that God unleashed ten plagues upon Egypt via the hand of Charleston Heston … er … Moses.

In each of these ten plagues, the heart of Pharaoh was revealed. During the first six plagues, the Bible records that, “Pharaoh’s heart grew hard” or “Pharaoh hardened his heart.” On plagues seven through ten, the Word declares, “but the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart.”

It seems that the Lord gave Pharaoh ample time to repent, and to “let My people go” during the first six plagues. Unfortunately, Pharaoh chose not to heed the voice of the Lord.

I can picture the Lord saying, “Fine. You want to make it hard? I’ll make it as hard and a rock.” And thus the last four plagues – God hardened his heart.

This is where I think we’re at today in America. We obviously have a president that is godless and immoral – and everyone knows it. He has admitted it. Yet, most of this nation (if you believe the polls) want the whole impeachment proceeding to just go away. We are hardening our hearts.

The question is whether it is still We that are doing the hardening – or whether we have gone past that – and now God is doing the hardening of our hearts. If the former is true, then there is still hope for America. If the latter is true, then judgment and destruction will certainly follow.

For sure, we live in distressing times. But what is most distressing is that we ourselves are choosing our own destruction by the hardening our of hearts to the sins of a godless president (to say nothing of the unborn children that are being slaughtered with the complicity of the church).

If the president is not removed from office by the people of this nation, then woe to us. We bring judgment upon ourselves.

Steve Wetzel