This the climax of this divine encounter. The process is skipped, but Moses and Aaron are finally before Pharaoh. This is a new Pharaoh, who,perhaps,was not very familiar with his history. His attitude is brash and intimidating. The identity of this Pharaoh is a subject of much debate. A National Geographic report thinks it may be Ramses 11. The answer of this Pharaoh is very significant. Pharaoh’s reply is in alignment with the persuasion that as an Egyptian, he is not obligated to any other tutelary diety. That was his mistake. We are talking about Jehovah here. This attitude was responsible for what we are about to witness. In our daily life, this same question is being asked by our experiences and the devil: who is the Lord? The answer you give to the question determines who and what you worship. Mathew Henry says that ignorance and contempt are at the bottom of all wickedness in the world. His pride blinded him. Today pray that your eyes of understanding be better than that of the Pharaoh. It is only then you can receive Jesu’s commands as the Lord of your life.
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. Exodus 5:1-2 KJV