God called Pharaoh to humble himself and acknowledge that God along has supreme authority.
Philippians 2:10 (KJV)
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Pharaoh’s reply came from a harden heart
Exodus 5:1-2 (KJV)
And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
Many today would rather make the crisis of the nation a political battle while others would just want to dismiss it as science. Then there are those who just don’t know the Lord.
Exodus 7:16 (NLT2)
Then announce to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to tell you, “Let my people go, so they can worship me in the wilderness.” Until now, you have refused to listen to him.
It is my belief that God is calling us to repentance. I feel much like Isaiah.
Isaiah 53:1 (MSG)
Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought GOD’s saving power would look like this?
Jonah preached in Nineveh and the people repented starting with the King.
God has a stimulus package called repent and turn.