Sermons

No Frogs in Goshen

Thursday, November 13, 2003 • Earl and Wanda Boone • General
Signs of the Times (tape available)

There were nine plagues visited against Egypt by God. Each toppled one of the Egyptian gods.

1. Water to Blood - Worshipped the Nile " Father of the gods"

2. Frogs - Osiris "Greatest of the Egyptian Gods"

3. Lice - From the dust of the ground - Egyptian priests had rituals relative to cleanliness.

4. Flies - Ekron known as Zebub/Beelzebub the prince of the devils - Ekron was to keep flies away.

5. Pestilence - Apis the sacred bull. Pestilence directly affected the livestock.

6. Boils - Molock the Medical deity

7. Rain, Hail, Fire - Isis and Osiris - protect against weather and fire

8. Locusts - Iris, Serapis - protect from Locusts

9. Darkness - Ra - Sun god

10. Death of the first born  

 

Egyptians worshipped the frog as a female goddess. Frogs reproduced quickly and inhabited both land and water. You want frogs? Here take the frogs! God brought frogs throughout the land of Egypt and then the magicians did the same. The magicians made the problem worse. The last thing they needed was more frogs.

 

Exodus 8

1 THEN THE Lord said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh and say to him, Thus says the Lord, Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

2 And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite your entire land with frogs;

3 And the river shall swarm with frogs which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedchamber and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants and upon your people, and into your ovens, your kneading bowls, and your dough.

4 And the frogs shall come up on you and on your people and all your servants.

5 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out your hand with your rod over the rivers, the streams and canals, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.

6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land.

7 But the magicians did the same thing with their enchantments and secret arts, and brought up [more] frogs upon the land of Egypt.

8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat the Lord, that He may take away the frogs from me and my people; and I will let the people go that they may sacrifice to the Lord.

 

Pharaoh did not call for his magicians to rid the land of frogs. He called for Moses and Aaron, to entreat the Lord...

 

9 Moses said to Pharaoh, Glory over me in this: dictate when I shall pray [to the Lord] for you, your servants, and your people, that the frogs may be destroyed from you and your houses and remain only in the river.

10 And [Pharaoh] said, Tomorrow. [Moses] said, Let it be as you say, that you may know that there is no one like the Lord our God.

 

TOMORROW?, TOMORROW?, TOMORROW?

You slept with the frogs last night, you ate with the frogs this morning. TOMORROW?

 

11 And the frogs shall depart from you and your houses and from your servants and your people; they shall remain in the river only.

12 So Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the Lord [as he had agreed with Pharaoh] concerning the frogs which He had brought against him.

13 And the Lord did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards and villages, and out of the fields.

14 [The people] gathered them together in heaps, and the land was loathsome and stank.

 

What are the consequences of waiting until tomorrow? Decay, stench and a major cleanup.

 

Exodus 8

22 But on that day I will sever and set apart the land of Goshen in which My people dwell, that no swarms [of gadflies] shall be there, so that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.

23 And I will put a division and a sign of deliverance between My people and your people. By tomorrow shall this sign be in evidence.

 

God put a division between Egypt and the land of Goshen where the Israelites lived and Oh, Beloved people of the Most High God, we have been set in a "land of Goshen" as well. Who has hoodwinked the Body of Christ and turned us from our only source of True Life to believe a lie. Come to me (man) they cry, your protection is here. No Beloved, your divine protection is in Him.

 

Colossians 1

13 [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

14 In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.

15 [Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.

16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together). 

 

Do not observe the signs of the times with a shrug say, Oh, well. Do not take lightly the accounts of "never before in recorded history"; floods, fires, wind, hail, pestilence, disease and the like. We tend to be shocked for a moment and then we forget.

 

Father God,

In the Name of Your Precious Son Jesus, I come to you on behalf of the Body of Christ and I intercede. We repent for living outside of your protection and not considering You first. We repent of our sins, our shortcoming, and our neglect and we run back to You, not out of fear but out of belonging. Forgive us Lord. We take our place firmly in Your because You have delivered and drawn us to Yourself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and You have transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of Your love. We lift up those who have suffered loss and we pray that You intervene by Your Mighty hand to bring comfort, peace, finances and material needs their way supernaturally and in an abundant outpouring.

 

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

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