It took 10 plagues before Pharaoh would let God’s people go, and each time between plagues #1 – #9 (Exodus 7 – 11) YHWH Himself would harden Pharaoh’s heart (Exodus 4:21; 7:14; 9:12; 10:27; 11:10 & 14:4). Now it was in YHWH’s plan all along to harden Pharaoh’s heart (Exodus 7:3) so that He would show all the signs of the plagues to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:3 & 10:1), and so that His Wonders would be multiplied and His Power would be known throughout the land of Egypt (Exodus 11:9). God also harden Pharaoh’s heart so that He could deliver His people and His armies of Israel out of Egypt by great judgments against all of Egypt.
God can harden the Heart man so that through his stubbornness can God’s Glory, Power and Wonders may be revealed so that all would know that He IS God. Nothing is about us it’s all about God being Glorified.
“The Lord has …hardened their hearts…” John 12:40 (Isaiah 6:10)
God’s Hardening of Pharaoh’s heart cause His Power to be know and His name to the glorified in all of Egypt.
- God multiplied His Signs and Wonders
- God laid His hands upon Egypt
- God brought His armies and His people out of Egypt by His great judgment.
In Mashiach (Christ)