Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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A P R I L 2 0 “For I will at this time send all My plagues upon you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth.” — Exodus 9:14

The Last Four Plagues

As noted, when Moses confronted Pharaoh, God judged the false gods of the Egyptians, one by one in each of the plagues. The seventh plague was hail that came down from the sky. One of the gods of the Egyptians was the god Shu, who was the god of the atmosphere. Now it is hard to go out to worship the god of the atmosphere when you are being pounded with large hail stones. And then there were the locusts that swarmed all over the land, and... More
A P R I L 1 9 “…if you will not let My people go, indeed I will send swarms of flies on you…all the livestock of Egypt died, but not one of the livestock of the children of Israel died…and it became a boil breaking forth with blisters upon man and beast…” — Exodus 8:21, 9:6, 10

The True God Confronts the False Gods of Egypt

In the ten plagues, the Lord God did not just judge the Egyptians for their 430 year enslavement of the Hebrews, He also judged their false gods, as we have seen. The fourth plague involved the flies. The Hebrew word means swarms. Scholars say they probably were not flies, but were were the beetles common to that area, called the scarabaeus from which we get the word scarab, which is a black beetle. I am sure after they had a couple hundred... More
A P R I L 1 8 “But if you refuse to let them go, then I will plague all your borders with frogs….All the dust of the land became gnats throughout all the land of Egypt.” — Exodus 8:2, 17

Confronting the Egyptian Frog and Earth Gods

In the 10 plagues of Exodus, we have a confrontation between the one true God and the false gods of the Egyptian people. Plague number two was an attack by frogs. The frogs were one of the many gods of Egypt. It was the goddess Hekt, which is a form of the Egyptian word Hathor, who was the goddess of love and mirth and joy. It is from this goddess Hathor that the Greeks got the name of their goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and mirth... More
A P R I L 1 7 “Thus says the Lord, ‘In this you shall know that I am the Lord: Indeed, I will strike the waters of the Nile with the rod that is in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood.’” — Exodus 7:17

Avoid Idolatry Like the Plague

In the Book of Exodus, we see the great confrontation between Moses and Pharaoh. This is the Old Testament counterpart to that confrontation between Christ and Pilate, the representative of the pagan Roman Empire, with Pharaoh being the representative of the pagan empire of Egypt. Here is a classic confrontation between good and evil, Christ and Satan. It is the high point in the Old Testament. It is that point to which the Jews looked for... More
A P R I L 1 6 “But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.” — Mark 4:6

How Deep Are Your Roots?

A man who owned a vineyard noticed that one of the plants was not doing well. It was sickly for two years, and it had never produced grapes of any significance. He wondered why all of those around it were quite filled with fruit, and so he decided to dig down around it and see if there was some problem in the soil. He dug down about six inches and ran into boards underneath the plant covering an old abandoned well. When he took away the... More
A P R I L 1 5 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” — Exodus 20:17

Governmental Theft

In modern America, we are like mice wandering in a maze—we don’t know where we are going. We don’t know which way to head, or even which way is which way, because we have turned away from the Word of God and from the instructions that our Founding Fathers believed in and looked to and upon which this great country was built. One of those areas in which we have lost our way is the realm of economics. While the Soviet Union... More
A P R I L 1 4 “But he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” — John 3:18

A Lesson From the Titanic

A minister once said, “I have the most marvelous news for lost sinners, if only I could find one.” He added, “The problem with most people in America is not getting them saved. They think they are saved already. The problem is getting them lost.” Unless we understand the bad news, we can’t begin to appreciate the good news. Jesus says the world is condemned already. But so many people suppose that if they just... More
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