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Exodus Chapter 8- Plague 4- Flies

And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. Exodus 8:20-21

So now comes time for the 4th Plague, the Flies. As we read in our last 3 plagues, Pharaoh has lied to God and told him he would allow the Israelites to leave, however he then hardens his heart and keeps the Hebrews captive. To this point, Pharaoh has witnessed many signs and wonders performed by God, however no matter how much evidence he sees, his heart remains hard and he rejects God

There are some scholars who believe this insect might have actually been a biting beetle or a dog flie. Either way , I’m sure we have all been bit by a fly before, imagine thousands of them in your house, biting and swarming you. This plague was obviously more than just destroying the land, this was to inflict some pain on the people as judgement

We also need to remember , the Egyptians worshipped many gods. So they most likely believed they were under punishment from their pagan gods. They probably cried out to their false deities but never heard an answer. As God is revealing their is only One true living God

Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth. Exodus 8:21-22

Notice God is going to do this plague a little differently also, He’s not going to just invade all of the land, he is going to spare the land of Goshen , where the Isralietes live and spare them this torment. This is further revelation into Gods intelligent design, this isn’t just a random act of infestation, God is in complete control of this plague

And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be. And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies. Exodus 8:23-24

So God is going to make a clear distinction between the Israelites and the Egyptians in this plague, could this be a foreshadow of the Rapture? Whatever it is, God is displaying his sovereignty and is in complete control of this plague

And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me. Exodus 8:28

At this time, Moses asks Pharaoh to allow the Israelites to go into the wilderness and make a sacrifice for Yahweh, at first Pharaoh is hesitant, but then it almost seems like he may be coming to repentance. Here we see Pharaoh ask Moses to intercede for him between him and God.

Remember we have an intercessor between us and the Father and its Jesus Christ, another foreshadow here in Moses

And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go. Exodus 8:32

But after all was said and done, Pharaoh again lied to God and said he would allow the Israelites to leave, however after God removed the plague, he hardened his heart and went back to his evil ways

You cant say that God is not patient and merciful, all Pharaoh had to do was truly repent and God would have spared him the wrath, and its the same for us. Repent and receive Christ as your Lord and be spared the wrath of Hell Amen!

Exodus Chapter 8- Plague 3- Gnats

And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.Exodus 8:16 -17

Here we see God sending the 3rd Plague on Egypt, after Pharaoh continually hardens his heart and refuses to let the Israelites Go. This Plague is going to be a little different from the other ones, as we don’t see a parallel to this one in Revelation. Now while KJV translates this as “lice” other English translations write it as “gnats”. So what we know is this was a large amount of tiny insects that just covered everything and most likely tormented them

Imagine everywhere you go and everything you own is covered with gnats, they are in your eyes , your mouth, they are in your food and water. You can’t escape this torment, life becomes unbearable

And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. Exodus 8:18

Now another major difference with this plague, is that the magicians of Egypt couldn’t replicate this miracle from God. Imagine the shock and defeat to the ego centric Pharaoh , who believes he is God on the Earth. He is coming to the realization that there is One greater than him who is in complete control

As we go through this Pandemic, and natural disasters, I wonder do people today come to this realization? What is it going to take for God to get your attention? What point in your life do you have to come to, to realize you are not in control?

Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said. Exodus 8:19

Pharaoh’s own magicians declared that this is the “Finger of God”! Imagine the reaction Pharaoh must of had when he heard this. As God foretold, even though there was a mountain of evidence for God, Pharaoh hardened his heart!

This is the same as Atheists today, its not an evidential issue with God, its a moral issue. They have hardened their hearts, they have deafened their ears, they have blinded their eyes, because they dont want to submit to their Lord and Creator!

Exodus 8-Plague 2 The Frogs- Part 2

And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank. Exodus 8:12-14

So Pharaoh told Moses that he would let the Israelites Go, also Pharaoh asked Moses to pray to Yahweh to remove the frogs. So basically Pharaoh was admitting that Yahweh was the true living God, at least he knew in his head, but what about his heart?

This is the issue most people have who reject God, its really not an evidential issue its a moral issue. We have all kinds of evidence that God exists such as the creation of the universe, morality, intelligent design, ect. However most reject God because of a personal issue not evidence.

But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said. Exodus 8:15

Just as God kept his promise and removed the plague of frogs, then Pharaoh hardened his heart and rejected God afterwards. This I believe is like many false converts in Christianity today, they want the grace of Christ, but dont want the relationship. So when they believe they are saved, then they totally abandon the faith and live as they please. 

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Revelation 6:13-14

As I said previously , the plagues of Exodus line up with the Seals in Revelation. Here we see a reference to the frogs in Revelation being released by God. Perhaps the Holy Spirit is giving us further insight on the symbolic meaning of the “Frogs” in the Exodus.

The frogs in Revelation are demons being released, which is interesting because Frogs are considered unclean animals in the Old Covenant. Perhaps the frogs being released on Egypts are symbolic of demons being released on the land. 

While we read through the Exodus and Revelation, think about how the Old and New Covenants line up together and reveal God’s wrath and deliverance Amen!

Exodus 8 – Plague 2 The Frogs

And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: Exodus 8:1-2

The second plague has now come upon Egypt by the power of God. At first glance it appears this plague seems unintentional, like just an infestation of a rodent. However their is deeper meaning and significance to this plague. As stated before , every plague was a specific challenge to the false deities of Egypt

Frogs were actually considered sacred in Egypt during this time. It was actually a crime to kill them, much like the Hindus with cows. So imagine the Egyptians response when their sacred reptile, was literally covering their land, their houses, their rooms, everywhere they went their were frogs. The uncleanliness of the frog contaminated all their food and living spaces

And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs: And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants. And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. Exodus 8:3-5

Notice God gave Pharaoh a chance to repent, however he didnt and the plague of frogs would fill the land of Egypt. Again God allowed Moses the ability to make this miracle happen , to prove Gods power and authority over all the false Egyptian gods

And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. Exodus 8:6-7

Notice God allowed the Egyptians magicians to summon frogs also. Why would He do this? Perhaps to test the hearts of the Egyptians, what are their true intentions? Just like people today, most just seek whatever benefits them today, not the truth

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD. And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only? Exodus 8:8-9

Has Pharaoh now had a change of heart? Has Pharaoh truly repented to the true Living God? He has told Moses he would let the Israelites Go if God removes this plague from Egypt. Time will tell if Pharaoh is being truthful or trying to deceive God

Exodus Plague 1- River of Blood

Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. Exodus 7:17

Now God is going to reveal to Pharaoh and all of Egypt that He is the true living God by signs and wonders. He is going to unveil plagues upon Egypt, now these plagues are not just random acts of wrath. These plagues will specifically challenge the false Egyptian gods and prove that they are all false and powerless against Yahweh

Water, as we know is a main source of life. So when the water supply goes , so does the civilization. God is going to get Pharaoh’s attention quickly, by transforming the water supply into blood, now the Egyptians have nothing to drink or bathe, most importantly Egypt believed they had a deity of the water that supplied all their needs. They are finding out its Yahweh who is the true Creator of the Heavens and The Earth

And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river. And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. Exodus 7:18-19

Also God will allow Moses and Aaron to perform these miracles, why? So maybe Pharaoh would actually listen to them. Just as God performed miracles through Prophets and Apostles , God will perform miracles through Moses and Aaron to reveal He is the true God

And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. Exodus 7:20-21

Think about this, all of Egypt including Pharaoh is watching you and God has asked you to touch the water with a rod and it will turn to blood. Moses and Aaron by faith were obedient to God and he did exactly as he said he would. Notice it says Pharaoh and all his servants witnessed this miracle happen, this was the first huge defeat for Pharaoh

And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said. And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also. Exodus 7:22-23

Pharaoh had some sorcerers that practiced magic, most likely by demonic power. And God allowed these sorcerer to be able to turn water into blood also. Because of this Pharaohs heart became hardened again and he rejected God once again

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. Revelation 8:8-9

Now as you study the book of Exodus and the book of Revelation, you will see that the Plagues of Egypt and the Seven Seals almost line up perfectly with each other. Is it a coincidence, I think not. 

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