Ex 7: 3-5 “…And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh will not heed you, so that I may lay My hand on Egypt and bring My armies and My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. 5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.”
How did the Egyptians saw our LORD?Through wonders and terrors, God afflicted the people of Egypt. They saw the finger of God or the power of God working in their midst. If they would have seen so many miracles and wonders, why did they not believed Him or see Him as their God? Two things: one God did not show Himself to them as their Savior or as their God; secondly, the Egyptians heart were hardened and they did not seek Him the way they should. They sought to be escaped from the terror, but never sought His forgiveness as the people of Ninevah. The more they hardened their hearts, the more the affliction. Likewise, many today are like Egyptians. They like the entertainment, pleasure, status, wealth of the world, but never seek to escape the bondage of the world. They harden their hearts much to like the world much; meaning, they make themselves to like the world, whether they enjoy it or not. Attraction to the world through flesh (carnal mind) is enmity with God (Rom 8 > 7). The willingness to sacrifice the carnal mind is the only way that the Egyptians can see the real God. When they seek Him with that heart, then God might show Himself to them as their Savior and then there will be freedom in their life and enter into His guidance.