Key verse 7: 17
THE RIVER NILE CHANGED INTO BLOOD
God sent Moses and his brother to challenge Pharaoh. After the first sign came the first plague. However, both failed.
Throw down your staff (1-13)
God used Moses as a living representation of himself before Pharaoh.Aaron was his prophet. In this way, God established the spiritual order necessary to call war upon Pharaoh. We need to have a clear spiritual hierarchy in our hearts should we want to win the war against the enemy for our sheep’s salvation. Inspite of his age, Aaron submitted himself to Moses and he put his repeated everything that his little brother told him before Pharaoh.There you have the key to a battle that is not against flesh and blood but against the evil strongholds in this World. However, this war is so difficult that even with an entire battery of soldiers we the victory is still a far off. Pharaoh did not listen to them. God then told Moses to throw down his staff and it turned into a snake. However, as Pharaoh's magicians were able to do the same thing, he payed no attention to Moses.
2. The River Nile changed into blood (14-25)
The Pharaoh’s heart hardened and he refused to listen to Moses. Instead he decided to take a walk down the River Nile. God then sent Moses to challenge Pharaoh again. He told Moses to instruct Aaron to touch the River’s water with this staff. Thereafter all of the water sources turned into blood and the fish died and the country smelt like dead things. Luckily the water underground remained untouched and thus the Egyptians made wells and drew water from it. They were thus able to drink some water. This problem lasted for a week before the water became pure again. Pharaoh's magicians were able so thing and so Pharaoh’s heart hardened. However, changing water into blood was something that only God simply do. The time to reveal His works had not yet come. The time for God, the true God of the Hebrews, to show His power had not yet come.