20 The Plagues

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For some they were plagues; for others just wonders
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20 The Plagues

  1. 1. The PlaguesKNOWING 20
  2. 2. - Were the Israelites better people than the Egyptians? - Why is God liberating the children of Israel? - Were they looking for Him?
  3. 3. - Was God fulfilling His promise to Abraham? - Did God prepared Moses even from his birth? - How old was Moses when he came before Pharaoh?
  4. 4. Exodus 7:7 And Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty- three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.
  5. 5. - Is not God desire to let Himself known to man? - What Gods were men worshipping then? - Were they real or false Gods?
  6. 6. - Does man creates Gods in order to fulfill his need to worship? - Why did God reveal Himself with the plagues?
  7. 7. Exodus 12:12 ‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
  8. 8. - How God executes judgment over the Gods of Egypt? - Is there any other God beside the LORD? - Who were these Gods of Egypt? - Were the plagues directed to them?
  9. 9. Psalm 105:26-35 He sent Moses His servant, and Aaron whom He had chosen. They performed His signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they did not rebel against His word. He turned their waters into blood, and killed their fish. Their land abounded with frogs, even in the chambers of their kings. He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and lice in all their territory.
  10. 10. Psalm 105:26-35 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. He struck their vines also, and their fig trees, and splintered the trees of their territory. He spoke, and locusts came, young locusts without number, and ate up all the vegetation in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
  11. 11. - What was the result of God’s wonders in the land of Egypt? - Do we still speak of them today? - Did He make Himself known?
  12. 12. - Do we appreciate God’s power on behalf of his chosen people? or - Do we fear God judgment over those who oppress them?
  13. 13. - What did the world around them discovered?
  14. 14. Exodus 18:10-11 And Jethro said, “Blessed be the LORD, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, and who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them.”
  15. 15. - Which God is the true God? - Could the gods of Egypt resist the plagues that befall them? - What did God promise Abraham to those who curse him? - What is the meaning of the last plague?
  16. 16. Exodus 12:1-7 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb.
  17. 17. Exodus 12:1-7 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.
  18. 18. - Is God establishing a new beginning to Israel? - Were the instructions given to Israel clear and precise? - Why did God allow the lamb to abide three days with the family? - Did God expect them to get attached to the lamb before the sacrifice?
  19. 19. - Who is the sacrifice for? - God or the family? - What were the instructions about the lamb’s blood? - How were they to eat the lamb?
  20. 20. Exodus 12:11, 46 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD’s Passover. In one house it shall be eaten; you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house, nor shall you break one of its bones.
  21. 21. - Why were they to eat in such a fashion? - What was the meaning of the blood on the doorposts?
  22. 22. Exodus 12:12-14 ‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are.
  23. 23. Exodus 12:12-14 And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.
  24. 24. - Who was passing through the land of Egypt? - What is God calling a plague? Is it not death? - For whom it is not a plague but a wonder? - The redeemed?
  25. 25. - Is there any other way to escape judgment? - Did all firstborn deserve death?
  26. 26. Exodus 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.
  27. 27. - Was God seeing the blood or the obedience that comes by faith? -Who is the destroyer?
  28. 28. Exodus 12:29-30 And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock. So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
  29. 29. - Was it only children or adults also? - Why did God demand death from the sinner? - Is there anyone beside God who has power over life and death? - Does Satan have the power of death?
  30. 30. Hebrews 2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.
  31. 31. - Who took away from Satan the power of death? - Who has all power over our life?
  32. 32. Luke 12:4-5 “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!
  33. 33. - Who gives and takes away life? - God or Satan? - How did Pharaoh react to this last plague?
  34. 34. Exodus 12:31-41 Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the LORD as you have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.” And the Egyptians urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.”
  35. 35. Exodus 12:31-41 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
  36. 36. Exodus 12:31-41 Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds—a great deal of livestock. And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.
  37. 37. Exodus 12:31-41 Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
  38. 38. - Why did Pharaoh dispatch them this time?? - Was he afraid? - Who came out also with the children of Israel? (Mixed multitude)
  39. 39. - How many years they lived in Egypt?? - How many came out? - How did they carry the sick?
  40. 40. Psalm 105:36-38 He also destroyed all the firstborn in their land, The first of all their strength. He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes. Egypt was glad when they departed, for the fear of them had fallen upon them.
  41. 41. - How did the children of Israel leave Egypt?? - Was it with health and riches? - Did Israel get paid by their years of service? - Is God righteous and just? - Did God establish a difference between Egypt and His people?
  42. 42. Exodus 9:4-7 And the LORD will make a difference between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt. So nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel. Then the LORD appointed a set time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD will do this thing in the land.” So the LORD did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died. Then Pharaoh sent, and indeed, not even one of the livestock of the Israelites was dead.
  43. 43. Exodus 9:23-26 And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail.
  44. 44. Exodus 10:21-23 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
  45. 45. - What light do we have today? - Can we see a difference between our lives and the lives of those who reject Him? - Is not our God the light of the world?
  46. 46. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
  47. 47. Exodus 11:4-7 Then Moses said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.
  48. 48. Exodus 11:4-7 Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again. But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’
  49. 49. - Does the difference illustrate God’s fidelity to His promises?
  50. 50. WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY? - God fulfill His promises to the just, those who listen to His word. - God desires to make Himself known to the world as the only and true God. - There is a way out of the plague of death. We only need the blood of the lamb. - We shall not fear death, but God Who has the power of life. - God in His providence gives the just reward to those who deserve it. - God makes a difference between those who are His and those who are not. Share your own comment …
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