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Today's devotional reading for:
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019

The Last Four Plagues

“For I will at this time send all My plagues upon you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth.”

— Exodus 9:14

As noted, when Moses confronted Pharaoh, God judged the false gods of the Egyptians, one by one in each of the plagues.

The seventh plague was hail that came down from the sky. One of the gods of the Egyptians was the god Shu, who was the god of the atmosphere. Now it is hard to go out to worship the god of the atmosphere when you are being pounded with large hail stones.

And then there were the locusts that swarmed all over the land, and this was a rebuke of the god Serapis, who supposedly was the protector against locusts. Their prayers to him were of no avail as the whole country was black with locusts.

And then there was the darkness that came upon the land for three days, which was an assault upon the chief god of the Egyptians, the god Rah. Rah was the sun god, the principal deity of ancient Egypt, and here this deity was blotted out.

And finally, in the last plague upon Pharaoh himself who was supposedly descended from the sun god Rah, his first born was killed. This was God’s attack upon Satan and Egypt. Egypt here is a picture of the world—an unbelieving, godless, pagan world. And Pharaoh is a picture of Satan, who is the god of this world. Moses was a representative of the living God who took on all of the gods of Egypt.

In the ten plagues, God shows the world for all time that He alone deserves our worship.

Sovereign One, give us the strength to worship You alone. When we see plagues coming back on a worldwide scale, we tremble. Keep us close to You and keep us safe from demonic power…

BY GOD’S STRENGTH, WE ARE SEALED
AND KEPT SAFE IN AN EVIL WORLD.

 

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