Remember the Plagues

May 28, 2003   |   Category: Endtime Magazine Articles   |   Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Plagues of Egypt and the End Time Wrath of God

Speaking of the endtime, Micah 7:15-16 tells us, “According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.”

The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might.” However, these “marvelous things” will not be “good things.” It will be like the days when Israel came out of the land of Egypt. In other words, the events of the endtimes will be like the plagues of Egypt as described in the Book of Exodus.

Immediately after the Great Tribulation, the time when Satan pours out his wrath upon the earth, God will pour out His wrath upon the wicked. This is the time spoken of by Micah.

Revelation 16 provides us with an indepth description of this terrible time. It is found in the description of the seven vials, also known as the wrath of God.

To find out if the prophecy of Micah comes to pass and whether or not the seven vials could be just like the plagues that occurred during days of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, we have made a chart to compare these two sets of events. The plagues of Egypt are lined up with their corresponding vials. We find some amazing similarities! In the chart we find identical matches between the first plague of Egypt and the second and third vials – waters turn to blood. The same applies to the ninth plague and the fifth vial. In both cases, darkness fills Satan’s kingdom.

Under the sixth plague, “boils” and “blains” broke forth upon men. Boils are inflammations. Blains are blisters. This is exactly what will happen under the first vial, when “noisome and grievous sores” break forth upon the men of “modern Egypt,” that is, men who have taken the Mark of the Beast.

This same sixth plague also bears striking resemblance to the fourth vial. When a person is burned, they experience blisters and inflammations. Such will be the case when the fourth vial is poured out upon the sun and men are scorched with great heat.

Hail, thunder and lightning were evidenced during the seventh plague of Egypt, and they will happen again when the seventh vial is poured out upon the world’s armies that invade Israel.

The rest of the plagues of Egypt fall under the category of “pestilence.” This is spoken of in Exodus 9:15: “For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.” The seventh vial of Revelation is also described in Ezekiel 38:18-22. In both passages there is an earthquake and a great hailstorm, mountains are thrown down, and it’s God’s Wrath (see the first lesson of Understanding the Endtime, Level Three: The Sequence of Endtime Events). With this understanding we can look at Ezekiel 38:22‘s description of the Wrath of God and realize that it happens as described under the seventh vial. It reads, “I will plead against him [Gog] with pestilence and with blood… and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.” The word “pestilence” found in both Ezekiel 38:22 and Exodus 9:15 is the Hebrew word “dehber,” and is described as something that destroys. It is “a pestilence, plague, or murrain, especially as in relating to animals.” This accurately depicts the plagues of the frogs, lice, flies, locusts and cattle dying.

The plagues of Egypt have a physical one-to-one correlation to the vials of Revelation. Furthermore, as God delivered His people from Egyptian bondage, so shall He deliver them from all nations who will come against Jerusalem to battle.

Interestingly, another definition of pestilence is “a punishment from God that results in death.”

By Eddie Sax

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