God and Pharaoh
| Romans 9: 17, 18
shows us that God used Pharaoh to accomplish His intentions and
demonstrate His power. You are encouraged to go back into the Old
Testament into the events recorded in Exodus and see how God used Pharaoh
in bringing about the deliverance of Israel from Egyptian bondage. Often
the Scriptures speak of the hardening of Pharaoh's heart. It is said that
God hardened his heart. It also states that Pharaoh hardened his own
heart. The magicians contributed to that also.
As I see wicked people gain power over nations, including our own, I am made to wonder if God might be using some of them to bring about the much needed repentance that our people should do. I cannot be sure. But I know He has done things like this in the past.