My dearest friends
Following is some thoughts on the tthe 10 plagues of Egypt which symbolise what happens if we disobey Gods decalogue or ten commandments. The first 3 plagues were inflicted on those who would not heed Gods word by Aaron and this symbolises the effects of mans not living in harmony with nature and the consequences via the equilibrium. The final seven plagues are carried out via Moses and this symbolises the effects of disobediene to Christ and the effect this has on us if we do not obey Gods law - sin. These last 7 symbolise the effects of the seven deadly sins which result in death ultimately as in the tenth plague. 8 symbolises the reign of the antichrist- darkness. The ninth plague is a direct reference to the three days and nights the sky will be blacker than ever before as a sign the end is about to come but those who live in the light will be saved as in the plague the chosen peoples homes were filled with light. The tenth plague shows us that we will die and go to hell if we disobey God. But if we love God we will be saved by the blood of the lamb when the end comes.
The 10 plagues of Egypt
1- Water turned to blood Ex 7:14-25 .
God transformed the water in the Nile River into a river of blood for 7 days, causing the death of fish and leaving the Egyptians with undrinkable water.
2- Frogs Ex 8:1-15 .
God created a swarm of frogs that came up out of the Nile river and covered the land of Egypt, infesting Egyptian houses.
3- Lice/gnats Ex 8:16-19 .
God created a plague of lice which swarmed in the air and irritated the skin of the Egyptians and their animals.
4- Dog Flies, not in Goshen where the Israelites lived Ex 8:20
God created the plague of dog flies that bit the Egyptians and attached themselves to their eyelids, but the Hebrews were unaffected by them.
5- On cattle, Israelite livestock not affected Ex 9:1-7
This is a virus that affects cattle and eventually kills them. Egyptian cattle were affected by this plague but the Hebrew cattle were not.
6- Of boils and open sores in humans Ex 9:8-12
God sent the plague of boils so that the Egyptians would have great difficulty standing or walking, plus it was very painful to endure.
7- Severe Hailstorm, did not affect the Israelites. Ex 9:18-34
God kept on upping the ante by creating the worst hailstorm ever seen in Egypt. People and animals perished as a result, and the agricultural economy of Egypt was severely damaged.
8- Locusts Ex 10:1-20
God created a swarm of locusts that covered Egypt, infested Egyptian homes, and ate all the plants left over from the hailstorm. There were clouds of locusts that were so dense, they darkened the sky.
9- Darkness, lasted for 3 days, but not in Goshen Ex 10:21-23
God created darkness over the land of Egypt; it was so dark, one could feel it. The Egyptians could not see anyone in this thick darkness nor leave their houses for 3 days. However, the houses of the Hebrews were filled with light.
10- Death of first-born Egyptian sons, included the Pharaoh’s - but not of the Israelites who wiped blood on their doorposts 12:17, Ex 11:4-7; 29, 30 This plague caused the greatest emotional outcry from the Egyptian people, and finally convinced the Pharaoh to let the Hebrews leave Egypt.