Introduction to Pharaoh: The Offspring of the Serpent
I. The Threat of Oppression Fails (8-14)
A. The attempt (8-11)
B. The failure (12a)
C. The results (12b-14)
You shall find in any individual church that wherever evil men have conspired together, and a storm of opposition has burst forth against the saints, the heart of the Lord has been moved with compassion.… Be patient, then, my brethren, amidst the persecutions or trials you may be called upon to bear; and be thankful that they are so often overruled for the growth of the church, the spread of the gospel, and the honor of Christ.