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!