The Book Of Exodus Chapter 9 (7 of 26) by Harley Howard

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The Book Of Exodus Chapter 9 (7 of 26)
Harley Howard

Read vs 1

PLAGUE NUMBER 5 - THE DEATH OF THE LIVESTOCK. Again,
as before, the command is given to Pharaoh to release
Israel so that they would serve God. The warning
follows with specific consequences if ignored.

Read vss 2-3

The goddess under attack this time is Hathor, a
goddess with a cow's head, and Apis, the bull god of
fertility. The cattle is listed first because the
cattle was considered sacred and God is striking at
that which the Egyptians considered as a god. But it
didn't stop there. The divine disease from God would
affect all of the animal life, cattle, horses,
donkeys, camels, oxen, sheep. All of this was
devastating to the economics of that land, affecting
transportation, agriculture and worship.

Read vss 4-7

Pharaoh checked to see of the condition of the cows in
Goshen and what did he find? Not a single cow was
dead. This should have been a tremendous sign to
Pharaoh, and it was, but what was his response? A hard
heart and a rebellious heart.

Read vss 8-10

PLAGUE NUMBER 6 - THE PLAGUE OF BOILS. Open festering
sores on everyone and every animal. Isis was the
goddess of healing and Sekhmet was the goddess who
supposedly had power over disease. Sorry, wrong again.

11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses
because of the boils; for the boil was upon the
magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

12 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto
Moses.

Pharaoh's magicians were affected by the boils and
they could not, and would not, stand before Moses with
useless challenges. What was the response? A hard
heart and a rebellious heart.

13 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the
morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him,
Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people
go, that they may serve me.

PLAGUE NUMBER 7 - H ...


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