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The Ten Plagues of De-creation?

Post by nazarene » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:37 am


In Psalm 105:28-36, the judgements upon Egypt are recalled. I believe that the order of the judgements correlate to the days of Genesis 1. What is being conveyed is a 'de-creation' event, where Creation itself is being 'undone' in sequence.

Notice how 10 plagues are reduced to 8, and the remaining 8 are not retold in the order that we have in the Torah, the order seems to be correlated to the 6 days of Creation.

Compare: Genesis 1:3-Psalms 105:28, Genesis 1:6-Psalms 105:29, Genesis 1:10-Psalms 105:30-31, Genesis 1:14-Psalms 105:32-33, Genesis 1:20-Psalms 105:34-35, Genesis 1:26-Psalms 105:36
Gen 1:3 then God said, Let light be! And there was light. [Day one]

Psa 105:28 He sent darkness and made it dark; and they did not rebel against His Word.

Light is turned back to darkness.
Gen 1:6 And God said, Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be dividing between the waters and the waters. [Day two]

Psa 105:29 He turned their waters into blood and killed their fish.

Judgment upon the waters.

Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land, Earth. And He called the collection of the waters, Seas. And God saw that it was good. [Day three]

Psa 105:30 Their land swarmed with frogs in the rooms of their kings.
Psa 105:31 He spoke, and fly swarms came; gnats in all their borders.

Judgment upon the land.
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years. [Day four]

Psa 105:32 He gave hail for their rain, flaming fire in their land.
Psa 105:33 He struck their vines also, and their fig trees; and He broke the trees of their borders.

Flames from the heavens, 'luminaries' used to cause destruction.
Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a soul of life; and let the birds fly over the earth, on the face of the expanse of the heavens. [Day five]

Psa 105:34 He spoke, and locusts came; and larvae without number;
Psa 105:35 and they ate up all the plants in the land; yea, ate the fruit of their ground.

The locusts were eventually cast in the sea [Exodus 10:19]. Instead of swarms of living things in the sea, now swarms of dead locusts.
Gen 1:26 And God said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creepers creeping on the earth. [Day six]

Psa 105:36 He also struck all the first-born in their land, the firstfruit of all their vigor.

The destruction of the first-born children in contrast to the bringing to life of adam. Also the beasts were formed in day six, the Judgement in Exodus was the firstborn of man and beast.

Blood [Plague 1]
Frogs, Lice, and Flies [Plagues 2, 3 & 4]
Pestilence [Plague 5]
Boils [Plague 6]
Hail and Locusts [Plagues 7&8]
Darkness [Plague 9]
Death of the First Born [Plague 10]

Psa 105:26 He sent His servant Moses and Aaron whom He had chosen. Psa 105:27 They put things of His signs among them; yea, wonders in the land of Ham. Psa 105:28 He sent darkness and made it dark [plague 9]; and they did not rebel against His Word. Psa 105:29 He turned their waters into blood and killed their fish. [plague 1] Psa 105:30 Their land swarmed with frogs in the rooms of their kings. [plague 2]Psa 105:31 He spoke, and fly swarms came; gnats in all their borders. [plague 3 and 4] Psa 105:32 He gave hail for their rain, flaming fire in their land. [plague 7] Psa 105:33 He struck their vines also, and their fig trees; and He broke the trees of their borders. Psa 105:34 He spoke, and locusts came; and larvae without number; [plague 8] Psa 105:35 and they ate up all the plants in the land; yea, ate the fruit of their ground. Psa 105:36 He also struck all the first-born in their land, the firstfruit of all their vigor. [plague 10]
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Re: The Ten Plagues of De-creation?

Post by samuel7771 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 am

Shalom Naz, I like how you joined De-creation in applying to some of the plagues. In fact sin is the opposite result of creation.

We now come to Moshe’s great confrontation with pharaoh, one that developed into a head-on collision between the gods of Egypt and the Creator of heaven and earth, the Elohim of Israel. On the one hand, Moshe and A’haron represented the YaHVaH Elohim of Israel and the pharaoh with his wise men and sorcerers who represented Satan with the many deities worshipped by the Egyptians.

The Ten Egyptian Deities:
Let us mingle with the interested observers and see how the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzchak (Isaac) and Ya’akov (Jacob) systematically destroyed the power and the prestige of the Egyptian deities and thus the evil one.

Deity 1 - The “Nile” - Water:
Each morning Pharaoh and his family would go to the River Nile enter it and worship it. The Nile is one of their many gods.

“Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the water. Wait on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand the Rod that was changed into a snake. Then say to him, ‘YHVH, the Elohim of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: ‘Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the desert.’ But until now you have not listened. This is what YHVH says: ‘By this you will know that I am YHVH: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood.’” Shemos - Exodus 7:15-17.

Here we have read how the “Nile” god was humiliated before all Egypt. It is obvious that water is life, but blood will kill all the life present in the river. Remember fish was the vital food source of Egypt!

Deity 2 - “Hekt” - Frogs:
Hekt was an Egyptian goddess that had a frog’s head, all I can say – wonderful, who would even want to worship such a hideous thing!

“So A’haron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.” Shemos - Exodus 8:6 & 7.

But the big difference is, that the frogs that had came from Elohim could not be controlled, unlike those by the magicians, and the frogs became a massive curse one that simply could not be removed. Finally, Pharaoh begged Moshe to call upon the Elohim of Israel to remove them.

“And YHVH did what Moshe asked. The frogs died in the houses, in the courtyards and in the fields. They were piled into heaps, and the land reeked of them.” The land stank! Shemos - Exodus 8 verses 13-14.

Thus their goddess “Hekt” was totally humiliated before all Egypt, which was completed with that hideous stink of dead frogs, throughout the entire land.

Deity 3 – “Seb” – Lice:
Seb was the Egyptian god of the Earth.

“Then YHVH said to Moshe, ‘Tell A’haron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnat – lice (a stinging insect).’ But when the magicians tried to produce lice by their secret arts, they could not. And the lice were on men and animals.” Shemos - Exodus 8:16 and 18.

We certainly do not need much of an imagination to understand the intense discomfort and total humiliation that this plaque caused the Egyptians. But did they learn, NO!

Deity 4 - the “Scarab” - The Beetle god:
The Scarab was a beetle/insect worshipped by the Egyptians.

“If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms (arov) of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be swarms (arov) of flies, and even the ground where they are.” Shemos - Exodus 8:21.

In Hebrew the word “arov” is used and it means a “swarm”.

You will have noted that the words in most scriptures “of flies” are written in italics at all times in verses 20-32. This indicates that the translators have supplied the text “of flies.” The text literally reads “If thou wilt not let my people go, behold I will send swarms upon you.” This was in all probability and according scriptural archaeologists in the form of a small beetle known as the “Sacred Scarabaeus,” again it was worshipped by the Egyptians. Thus here we see yet another Egyptian god humiliated.

Deity 5 – “Apis” - The Bull:
The sacred Egyptian bull Apis was the target for the fifth judgement.

“But YHVH will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die. YHVH set a time and said, ‘Tomorrow YHVH will do this in the land.’ And the next day YHVH did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.” Thus, “Apis” was destroyed and humiliated before all Egypt. Shemos - Exodus 9:4-6.

Deity 6 – “Typhon & Ne’it” – Boils:
Typhon, the evil genius of the Egyptians and Ne’it, the goddess of health which were both worshipped by the Egyptians.

Both were taken care of with judgement number 6. This plague was only directed against the Egyptians.

“Then YHVH said to Moshe and A’haron, ‘Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moshe toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh. It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on men and animals throughout the land.’ So, they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moshe tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on men and animals.” Shemos - Exodus 9:8-10.

Deity 7 – “Shu” – Hail:
A hailstorm in Egypt would be rare sight indeed and the seventh judgement was directed towards the humiliation of Shu the god of the atmosphere.

“Therefore, at this time tomorrow I will send the worst hailstorm that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded till now.” … “When Moshe stretched out his staff toward the sky, YHVH sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So YHVH rained hail on the land of Egypt” … “The only place it did not hail was the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were.” Shemos - Exodus 9:18,23 & 26.

We need to understand that it NEVER hails in Egypt, thus here we see another pagan god “biting the dust” as massive hailstorms destroyed all the crops of Egypt!

Deity 8 – “Serapia” – Locusts:
The Egyptians worshipped this god for protection against the devastating plagues of locusts. The eighth judgement certainly proved the impotency of this deity.

“Then YHVH said to Moshe, ‘Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, all that the hail has left.’ And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were so severe, yet previously there had never been such a locust invasion such as this, nor will there be another. For they covered the face of the whole of the land, so that the land of Egypt was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. So there remained nothing green on the trees or on the plants of the field throughout all the land of Egypt.” Shemos - Exodus 10:12,14 & 15.

YaHVaH our Elohim has taken care of those false gods related to the earth, and the imagination. The final two plagues would take care of some human ones.

Deity 9 – “Ra” – Sun / Darkness:
Ra as we will all know is the sun god and Pharaoh was known as the “son of the sun” and therefore he was considered to be a god himself. This plague would totally humiliate Pharaoh himself and all of his ancestors.

“Then YHVH said to Moshe, ‘Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt, darkness that can be felt.’ So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.” Shemos - Exodus 10:21-23.

This proved that the Elohim of Israel, the Creator of all things was in total control. The sun god was completely darkened, no matter how much Egypt prayed it could and would not shed any light until YaHVaH the Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, allowed it!

But, tragically, it had to come to the final act, and it was a tragic one, for pharaoh-forced Elohim’s hand!

Deity 10 – “Pharaoh” himself - Death of the firstborn son:
Divine status was automatically attributed to all Pharaohs. Thus, it would be the 10th.plague that finally convinced Pharaoh of the awesome power of the Almighty YaHVaH Elohim of Israel and it finally brought Pharaoh right down to his knees. The death of his first-born had a particular significance, because the first born of a Pharaoh was given equal status to Pharaoh himself for both were considered gods.

This plague was directed against all the first born, including all cattle thus again exposed the impotency of “Apis,” the sacred bull, together with “Hathor,” the goddess with the head of a cow.

This judgement was frightful in the extreme. Elohim had to break the iron will of Pharaoh and his people, in order to bring about the release the children of Israel, from the harsh Egyptian bondage.

“… 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 hand mill, and all the firstborn of the animals.’ 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 judgement: I am YHVH.” Shemos - Exodus 11:5 & 12: 12.

What terrible great lengths our Heavenly Father was forced to go to in order to save His people, the Children of Israel from this harsh and terrible slavery!

What a mighty promise Israel and all those who are covered by the shed Blood of the Lamb have! Israel was living in Egypt and they were doing so in sin, but because of the covenant that Elohim had made with Avraham, YaHVaH, blessed be His Sanctified Name, delivered them from bondage and slavery. He brought them into freedom and gave them hope and returned them to the “Land of Milk and Honey.”

Today Israel is partially restored to the land of promise, yet they are still not living in Elohim’s will and the majority is still living in dispersion. However, Elohim will in due course deliver Israel from bondage, but their great return, the great Exodus is still to come and it will be from the “Four Corners of the Earth” and it is an Exodus far greater than the one we are currently studying.

Let us sum up the Exodus story and turn to the words of Moshe in Davarim - Deuteronomy 4:32 – 34.

“For ask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that Elohim created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been heard. Did any people ever hear the voice of Elohim speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? Or did Elohim ever try to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that YHVH your Elohim did for you in Egypt before your eyes?”

Let us now look at the 7 statements of Deliverance in the concluding part of these verses. According to verse 34, YHVH our Elohim delivered Israel by the following seven ways.

1. By Temptations

2. By Signs

3. By Wonders

4. By War

5. By a Mighty Hand

6. By a Stretched Out Arm

7. By Great Terrors

Never since the days of Adam was there such a great event like the Exodus. During these great events Elohim showed His Justice, Mercy and His Love for His Children of Israel, as He delivered them out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

In Tehillim - Psalm 105 verse 8 it says that Elohim “Has remembered His Covenant (with Israel) forever” and Moshe said that never before had Israel, and the world for that matter, seen such Love.

We all know that the number 7 is the number of perfection and completion, thus, Israel’s Deliverance was a perfect Deliverance, for 7 proves that is was complete in every detail. What a great Elohim He is. Here He shows that when YaHVaH saves, He saves with perfection. It is for this reason He sent “His only begotten Son,” who shed His precious Blood, delivering the repentant from their sins

Why was Israel delivered in such a mighty and perfect way?
Because Elohim wished His Name to be a by-word of power and to show His Presence and His Wisdom to 1. The Children of Israel, 2. to all the nations round about. Remember, Canaan had heard about the power of the Elohim of Israel and we later learn that Rehab in Jericho had heard about them and the power of Israel’s Elohim!

Yahushua - Joshua 2:10-11 – Rachab - Rahab said;

“For we have heard how YHVH dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.’ And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for YHVH your Elohim, He is Elohim in heaven above and on earth beneath.”

“Nations tremble” Did they “tremble” because of the greatness of the Children of Israel? No certainly not, they trembled because of the Great I AM - YaHVaH of Israel. All this happened because Moshe finally obeyed and went to Egypt after he complained that he could not do it.

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