THE WAR OF THE GODS
Dr. Jerry Vines
Let me bring you up to speed so we can move directly into the
Bible study. God's people, the children of Israel, are in Egypt in
bondage. They have called out to God for deliverance. God has chosen a
deliverer named Moses and he has prepared him for forty years in the
wilderness to be the spiritual leader to guide the people of God out of
the land of Egypt. Moses has now returned to the land of Egypt. He is
going to Pharoah and giving the command of God that Pharoah is to let
the people of God go. That beginning sets the stage for a mighty
confrontation. There is a battle that is going to go on. The
principles involved will be Moses who represents Jehovah God and Pharoah
who represents the gods of Egypt. We will become aware that behind the
scenes there is a deeper more spiritual battle. The Apostle Paul, in
Ephesians 6:12 says, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against power, against the rulers of the
darkness in high places." We learn that behind the scenes of the
struggles that go on on in this world are deeper, more sinister battles.
There is a battle going on in this world between God and the devil. It
has been going on since the fall of the devil from heaven. All through
the ages that battle has been raging. We see it in every area of
life. We see it on the political arena -- the battle between God and
evil; the battle between the Lord and the devil. We see it also in the
entertainment world. We see it in society. We see it in every area of
our life and culture. If you do not believe that there is a battle
going on for the hearts and minds of individuals, turn on your
television just any night. Switch it over to MTV and if you do not
believe in a demonic world you will after about five minutes of that.
There is a battle going on and it is a battle which is spiritual in
I. The Commands.
In Chapters 5, 6 and on into 7 we have the c ...
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