The ONLY stories we hear about the Exodus (or as we call it the Israelite’s great escape from Egypt) is that Moses spoke to Pharaoh to let his people go and that he held his staff in the Ten Plagues of Egypt.
That was not what the Bible says. Moses did not lift his staff to make the announcement, at least not in the beginning. It was Aaron the Levite, brother of Moses.
The Lord instructed Moses to go and tell Pharaoh, king of Egypt to let His people go.
But E V E R Y S I N G L E T I M E, Moses was sceptical about his ability to speak and excused himself about “not being listened to”.
10 Then the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites go out of his country.”Exodus 6:10-12
12 But Moses said to the Lord, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, why would Pharaoh listen to me since I speak with faltering lips?”
28 Now when the Lord spoke to Moses in Egypt, 29 he said to him, “I am the Lord. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you.”Exodus 6:28-30
30 But Moses said to the Lord, “Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”
The Bible told us that Aaron became the megaphone that reached Pharaoh and his people about the words of God.
1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 2 You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country.Exodus 7:1-2
Other passages that suggest Aaron helped Moses to speak to Pharaoh
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I. First encounter – Exodus 5:1, Exodus 5:3
II. Aaron’s Staff Becomes a Snake – Exodus 7:8-9
III. First Plague – Exodus 7:19
IV. Second Plague – Exodus 8:5-6
V. Third Plague – Exodus 8:16-17
Moses was the appointed leader and the chosen one to deliver the Israelites from slavery. Yet he needed Aaron to make that happen. The Lord let these things to happen which shows His goodness and mercy towards His people.
In the end, Moses followed God’s instructions to speak to Pharaoh and lift his staff for the Lord to manifest His powers and show the Egyptians what God is capable of.
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