Exodus 5: 1-5
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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
#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.
#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
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?
• 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 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!
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
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
Revelation 7: 1-3
 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.
 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,
 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
 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.
 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:
 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.
Will the mercy of God end for the
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
How long will the plagues fall?
Will man be able to enter the temple for
forgiveness during the plagues?
Revelation 15: 5-8
 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.
Is everyone’s case decided before the
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.”
“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
Christ will pronounce this decree of Rev.
22:11 at the close of His intercessory and
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;
Who will stand during the plagues?
Here is the patience of the saints; here are those
who keep the commandments of God and the
faith of Jesus.
When should we seek the LORD?
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
When should we be ready to meet Jesus?
“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of man
is coming at an hour you do not expect.