Seven Last Plagues Handout - Revelation 14-15


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Seven Last Plagues Handout - Revelation 14-15

  1. 1. A Study of Revelation And Exodus 5-
  3. 3. Exodus 5: 1-5 [1] And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. [2] And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go. [3] And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. [4] And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens. [5] And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest* from their burdens. “rest” -- shabath 1) to cease, desist, rest, 2) to rest, desist (from labour), 3) to cause to desist from, 4) (Qal) to keep or observe the sabbath
  4. 4. #1: River turned to blood
  5. 5. #1: River turned to blood The Egyptians suffered extreme indignity of seeing the gods of the Nile made loathsome before their very eyes
  6. 6. #2: Plague of frogs
  7. 7. #2: Plague of frogs The Goddess Heket (spouse of the god Khnum), who was represented in the form of an Egyptian frog or with a frog's head, was held to blow the breath of life into the nostrils of the bodies that her husband fashioned on the potter’s wheel from the dust of the earth. The plague of frogs, considered by the Egyptians a symbol of fertility, could be transformed, if God so desired, from a token of blessing to one of blight.
  8. 8. #3: Plague of lice
  9. 9. #4: Plague of flies
  10. 10. #5: Plague of cattle
  11. 11. #5: Plague of cattle Once again, Egypt’s religion was rebuked and ridiculed because it included the worship of various animals as well as animal-headed deities Bull-gods: Apis & Mnevis Cow-god: Hathor Ram-god: Khnum
  12. 12. #6: Plague of boils
  13. 13. #7: Plague of thunder, fire and hail
  14. 14. #8: Plague of locusts
  15. 15. #9: Plague of darkness
  16. 16. #10: Egyptian first-born slain
  17. 17. BIBLICAL BENCHMARK FOUND! 1 Kings 6:1 "And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.“ The 4th year of Solomon's reign is known to be 480 years after the Israelites came out of Egypt! This gives us a benchmark. Let's do the math. If the 4th year of Solomon's reign is estimated by historians to be 968 b.c., give or take a year, then we can add 480 years to 968 b.c. and it brings us to the year 1448 b.c. And, amazingly, this is the year of the Exodus according to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. (They round it to 1450 b.c.) We know there has to be a dead Pharaoh at this time and a dead firstborn for it to fit the Bible. Are there?
  18. 18. • Thutmose III by historical accounts, dies around the year 1450 which is Moses 80th year and is the estimated time of the Exodus according to the Bible and this falls right at 480 years before Solomon dedicated the temple! • The time of year is important, in that he dies in the Spring! This makes Thutmose III most likely, the Pharaoh of the Exodus. • Not only did he die in the right year, the Bible Encyclopedia we have used for reference says, “according to chronologies...he died in the spring in the right month to fit Passover..” • Only two years before Thutmose III died, he made his 18 year old son Amenhotep II co-regent or better put... co-Pharaoh of Egypt. In other words, there were 2 Pharaohs at the time of the Exodus who were equal in power . Amenhotep II was in Syria on a campaign when his unnamed firstborn son died as the death angel passed over Egypt. History shows that Amenhotep II had only been co-Pharaoh for a couple of years when this firstborn infant son died. 2 Pharaoh's! Thutmose III and Amenhotep II were simultaneously Pharaoh's of the Exodus! Again the Bible is vindicated when compared to history!
  19. 19. Tutmoses III Pharaoh of the Exodus  The mightiest Pharaoh that ever lived – ruled during the height of Egypt’s power and reign -- the 18th Dynasty the “Golden Age”  The greatest military conqueror in Egyptian history  Raised as a child by the priesthood of Ammun  As Pharaoh, not only was he a political leader but the religious leader of Egypt  Attributed with writing the “Book of the Dead”  Ruled Egypt from 1504-1450 (the exact year of the Exodus) And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. Exodus 9: 16
  21. 21. Revelation 7: 1-3 [1] And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. [2] And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, [3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. Revelation 13: 15-17 [15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. [16] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: [17] And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
  22. 22. #1: Plague of sores/boils
  23. 23. #2: Plague of seas/oceans turn to blood
  24. 24. #3: Plague of rivers/fresh water turned to blood
  25. 25. #4: Plague of men scorched by the sun
  26. 26. #5: Plague of darkness
  27. 27. #6: River Euphrates dries up
  28. 28. #7: Great earthquakes and hail
  29. 29. Will the mercy of God end for the disobedient?  Revelation 15:1  Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous; seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
  30. 30. How long will the plagues fall? Revelation 18:8 Revelation 18:10 Revelation 18:17 Revelation 18:19
  31. 31. Will man be able to enter the temple for forgiveness during the plagues? Revelation 15: 5-8 [8] The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
  32. 32. Is everyone’s case decided before the plagues fall? Revelation 22: 11,12 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
  33. 33. “And behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give every one according to his work. Before the plagues begin to fall, every person’s case will have been decided forever. Christ will pronounce this decree of Rev. 22:11 at the close of His intercessory and mediatorial work.
  34. 34. Who is protected during the plagues? Psalms 91: 7-10 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
  35. 35. Who will stand during the plagues? Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
  36. 36. When should we seek the LORD? Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return unto the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
  37. 37. When should we be ready to meet Jesus? Matthew 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.