Moses – (10 Plagues) – Part 1
Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31
Kristy, Katie and Lizzy were sitting at the kitchen table one day while playing a board game. Lizzy looked over at the stove and screamed! There was a mouse inside the oven peering out of the glass window while munching on a burnt French fry.
Immediately all three girls climbed on top of the table. Now we all know that the mouse would never harm them and all they had to do was set a trap to catch it. They were so afraid that they couldn’t think straight.
When we are afraid, we need to have a talk with God the Father and tell him our sin of being scared. Next, we need to use the faith-rest-drill. Think of a promise from God like the one in our lesson today, think of a reason to trust God, Relax because He has it covered.
The Hebrew slaves in Egypt had a very rough life. Their cruel taskmasters made their lives as hard and miserable as possible. Year after year they worked until they were totally exhausted. Eventually they got discouraged and lost all hope of a rescue.
After they suffered for over four hundred years, God decided it was time to set them free. He sent a man named Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt to a new place to live all of their very own.
What a smelly mess! Once that disaster was over;
the Pharaoh dug in his heels and wouldn’t let the people go.
The Pharaoh of Egypt was very bull-headed and didn’t want to let them go. God told Moses what to say and do which included sending all kinds of disasters called plagues to convince the Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.
The first thing God did was to turn Nile River and all of the rest of the water in the kingdom into blood and guess what happened, all of the fish died!
Next God sent frogs everywhere; there were so many that they were even in the houses, beds, ovens and the mixing bowls. The Pharaoh promised to let them go, but changed his mind.
Since the Pharaoh didn’t let the Hebrew slaves go, God turned the dust into gnats and they covered every animal and person, can you imagine having bugs crawling all over your body and going up your nose?
In the next disaster, God sent disgusting filthy swarms of flies on the ground, in the air and in the Egyptian houses! He didn’t send them to the area where the Israelites lived. Pharaoh lied and promised to let the slaves go but believe it or not, once the plague was over he said NO once again.
After that, God sent a disease to kill all of the livestock that were in the fields in Egypt, but He kept the Israelite animals safe.
Can you imagine the sight of dead sheep, camels, horses and cattle lying in the fields? Even though things were getting worse and worse, the wicked Pharaoh still didn’t let the people go!
Next God sent boils which were gross, disgusting sores all over the bodies of the people and animals, you would think that would have been the last straw for the Pharaoh, but still, he said NO and wouldn’t let the people go.
This evil Pharaoh must have been one of the most stubborn people living in Egypt! The next disaster that God sent was even worse; thunder, fire and Heavy chunks of Hail fell from the sky. It killed people, animals some of the plants and even shattered lots of the trees. Again the Pharaoh promised to let the slaves go, but didn’t follow through.
What more could possibly happen? God sent huge swarms of locusts and they ate up every plant that was left and even the fruit off all of the trees. Even though Egypt was destroyed, the Pharaoh didn’t let the Hebrew people go.
Next, God sent a thick darkness that lasted for 3 days. None of the Egyptians could see anything, not even people who were standing right next to them; still the Pharaoh said NO!
God now had to take drastic action; he sent the final plague where the first born in each family and each animal would die, unless lamb’s blood was painted on their door posts. In those households, death would pass over them and they would be saved.
Finally the Pharaoh’s 1st born kid ended up dying because of his hard heart towards letting the Israelites go and he released them.
Moses led them to camp out near the Red Sea and you will never guess what happened? Pharaoh and his soldiers changed their minds and decided to go after them in their chariots. God had a plan for the Israelites; he was going to give them a new place to live that had lots of good food and freedom. They all followed Moses and left Egypt behind.
Even though God showed them how powerful He was by destroying Egypt, the Israelites forgot all about God’s promise to them. They started freaking out and complaining to Moses about how stupid it was to leave Egypt! They didn’t know that fear was their biggest enemy, not the Egyptians.
Pamela Huffman 2021