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Friday, October 23, 2015

The 10 Plagues

Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in
Sunday School. "Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind
enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
When he got to the Red Sea, he had his engineers build a pontoon
bridge, and all the people walked across safely. He used his
walkie-talkie to radio headquarters and call in an air strike. They sent
in bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved."

"Now, Joey, is that REALLY what your teacher taught you?" his mother

"Well, no, Mom, but if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never
believe it!"


I was listening to James McDonald this morning. He was speaking about the story of Moses, God, and a Pharaoh. As Christians we are saved by faith, believing that Jesus is God in human form. We were not privileged to see signs like these. God used Moses and his brother Aaron to convince Pharaoh to set the Israelites free. The 10 signs that followed seem very obvious from the start that the God of Moses was all powerful.

With his brother Aaron, Moses asked the Pharaoh to let the people of Israel leave Egypt in order to celebrate a feast in the wilderness to honor their God.

The Pharaoh refused.

God told Moses that He would demonstrate His power to convince Pharaoh. How does someone who sees these signs be so ignorant?

First, He would "harden the heart" of the Pharaoh, making him adamant against their leaving. Then He would produce signs whose escalating severity culminated with the death of every first-born Egyptian male.

1. Water Turned to Blood

2. Frogs

3. Lice

4. Flies

5. Livestock Diseases

6. Boils

7. Hail

8. Locusts

9. Darkness

10. Death of the First Born

These were real, water to blood. That's absolutely gross!

Each plague was a little worse than the one before. I know that Pharaoh's heart was hardened, but it just seems so obvious looking at it from (3400-3600) years ago.

We are experiencing some signs today. Nothing quite as obvious as what God displayed to the Egyptians, but I personally would not want to live through anything like the 10 plagues.

Thank you Jesus for delivering me from my sins. It's obvious to me that God is exactly who he says he is.

Much love, Dennis


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