In the past, it was prophesied that a plague of locusts would attack Egypt if Pharaoh continued to refuse to let the Jews go so that they could serve God. Because Pharaoh mistreated the Jews and disobeyed God, Egypt was devastated by continued judgments. When the firstborn sons in Egypt died, Pharaoh’s first born son died. Finally, Pharaoh and his army drowned in the Red Sea. God is not satisfied with partial obedience to His Word. Proud, rebellious sinners will be humbled by the judgment of God.
Exodus 10:3 “And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.”
Just like many leaders of countries today, Pharaoh refused to humble himself before God. Many countries have held Jews captive or they are trying to force them to give away part of the Promised Land. God humbled Pharaoh, and you can be sure that He will humble anyone who mistreats the chosen people, the Jews.
Exodus 10:12-19 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. 13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only. 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD. 19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.”
God even controls the locusts. He had Moses summon them to come into Egypt to destroy the remaining herbs. God uses locusts like an army to judge those who disobey Him, Exodus 10:12.
God used the wind like a chariot to carry the locusts all over Egypt. Even the wind obeys God, but many people refuse to obey God, Exodus 10:13.
Locusts covered Egypt. It grieved the Egyptians very much because the locusts devoured all of their food crops. They knew that they would be going hungry in the coming year, Exodus 10:14.
After the locusts were through devouring the crops of Egypt, there was not one herb on the ground or fruit in the trees left in Egypt. Every green thing in the fields or on the trees was gone, Exodus 10:15.
Pharaoh acknowledged that he had sinned against God and the Jews, Exodus 10:16.
Pharaoh asked for forgiveness. He pleaded that Moses would ask God to take away the deadly, destructive locusts. Pharaoh knew that many of the Egyptians would starve to death because of the lack of food caused by the devouring locusts, Exodus 10:17.
Moses asked the Lord to take away the locusts. God carried the locusts away on the chariots of the wind just like He brought them into Egypt. God did not even leave one locust for the Egyptians to eat. They were all cast into the Red Sea. No doubt, the fish had a good meal that day, Exodus 10:18, 19.
Sadly, Pharaoh changed his mind and refused to let the children of Israel go. Pharaoh’s continued rebellion led to other plagues, including the death of the first born sons. Even Pharaoh’s son was killed by the death angel, Exodus 11, 12.
Pharaoh and all of his Egyptian army lost their lives in the Red Sea. Egypt realized that God was fighting for the Jews, but it was too late. The judgment waters covered the rebellious Egyptians in their watery grave. God is not satisfied with partial obedience. He expects full obedience, as Pharaoh and his army found out. Those who mistreat the Jews will be certain to face the judgment of God, Exodus 14.
We plead with all of the countries of the world to support the Jews before God’s judgment falls on your country. As individuals, you need to repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour. God bless the Jews, and God bless Israel!
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