Parsha Va’era – And I appeared -
Sh’mot 6:2 – 9:35
Romans 9:14-24, Hebrew 3:1-6
Daniel ben Ya'acov Ysrael
Before to start, I wish once again to make clear the reason of our Torah study. Too less people have seen the purpose. The Torah is the way of life to those who love יהוה and follow יהושע not by their own power, but by the leading of the Ruach HaQodesh (Set apart Spirit). We look at the Scriptures, both Tanak (Torah, Prophets and writing ) and the Brit Chadasha (Renewed Covenant, falsely called New Testament) we see two aspects of our own nature and the work יהוה did. If we are diligent we will discover that Apostle Sha'ul understood and speaks of these aspects in different epistles......
Two Saviours: The first Moshe was sent by יהוה to save His people physically from Egypt, in Hebrew Mitzrayim coming from the root's word: mâtsôr maw-tsore',
From H6696; something hemming in, that is, (objectively) a mound (of besiegers), (abstractly) a siege, (figuratively) distress; or (subjectively) a fastness: - besieged, bulwark, defence, fenced, fortress, siege, strong (hold), tower..........
In other word: Bondage.
become bondage to the Children of Israel since
the new Pharaoh who didn't knew Yoseph
ruled over the land. Egypt
The second יהושע was sent by יהוה to save His people from spiritual bondage (the spiritual
been the World today)...... Egypt
1Co 15:45 and so it is written, the first Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 1Co 15:46 howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 1Co 15:47 the first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is Yehoshua from heaven. 1Co 15:48 as is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 1Co 15:49 and as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1Co 15:50 now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption. kingdom
These five verses tell us more as we can see, Sha'ul in this passage speaks of the resurrection, and goes on to explain the deepness of man's life condition.
A) The first man, Adam was a living soul, meaning carnal
B) The Last Adam a quickening spirit, meaning the one who came for man's regeneration (restitution of the former condition).
C) The first man was of the earth (verse 47), meaning was limited to his carnal nature and could only serve Elohim by pure obedience.
D) The second man is יהושע from heaven (verse 47), meaning heavenly bringing spiritual restoration to mankind.
E) This is in no way accessible for flesh and blood (verse 50), but only for those who are spiritual, the reason be: Corruption (the flesh) cannot inherit incorruption (life eternal) because man need first to die in order to see life.
If we are able to see the Scriptures ( Tanak + Brit Chadasha) this way, we will be transform Shabbat after Shabbat as we learn the Torah. I know that some of us among messianic believers argue, saying that there is no need of Torah study. I feel sad when I see their position, because they still need to receive milk been not ready to take the strong meat. Moshe was obedient in all his house as it is mentioned by Sha'ul in the Book to the Hebrew:
Heb 3:2 who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
Heb 3:5 and Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;......................יהושע was greater than Moshe!
Heb 3:1 wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle* and High Priest of our profession, the Messiah Yehoshua;
*read Ambassador: delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, messenger, representative (ISBE) Heb 3:3 for this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. Heb 3:6 but the Messiah as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. ..........
Sah'ul explains the difference between Moshe and יהושע:
Moshe was faithful in "all his house" (verse 3:5). Here the house is the physical building the Levites.
יהושע was faithful over his own house (verse 6). Here the house is the spiritual building, you and me altogether the Quehilah, the Assembly. These are some important characteristics of the Two Saviours.
This is absolutely necessary to understand and have this in mind when studying the Torah, remember that our ancestors didn't had the Ruach HaQodesh (Set apart Spirit), I don't say that the Ruach HaQodesh was not there, because he was, but that he didn't dwelt in people's heart as it was after יהושע departed to the Father. Speaking of the Ruach of יהוה I should have used the feminine singular pronoun because in Hebrew Ruach is a feminine form, a "she"!
Joh 16:7 nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (Ruach HaQodesh) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Explanation: It was necessary for יהושע to go to the Father in order that he may dwell in us, for we have received the Ruach of Messiah. Today the difference is that יהושע received the fullness of the Ruach while we have received in a measure:
Joh 3:31 he that cometh from above (Messiah) is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all…………………
Joh 3:34 for he whom YHWH hath sent speaketh the words of YHWH: for YHWH giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
And for us, disciples of יהושע:
Eph 4:7 but unto every one of us is given favour according to the measure of the gift of the Messiah. .......
The gift of the Messiah is equal to the receiving of the Ruach HaQodesh according to the measure of Messiah.........
The purpose: Eph 4:13 till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of YHWH, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness* of the Messiah:
Fullness: Strong's G4138 πλήρωμα plērōma play'-ro-mah From G4137; repletion or completion, that is, (subjectively) what fills (as contents, supplement, copiousness, multitude), or (objectively) what is filled (as container, performance, period): - which is put in to fill up, piece that filled up, fulfilling, full, fullness.
We could read: Eph 4:13 till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of YHWH, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness*, the completion be filled with the same measure of the Messiah:.......
Do you doubt? 1Jn 3:2 beloved, now are we the sons of YHWH, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is...........
We are not yet what we shall be when Messiah shall appear, the reason is that we still have this earthly abode, house, tent, but if we listen to the guidance of the Ruach in us we will be obedient children by submitting our flesh to the daily impalement (crucifixion). Now with this in mind, I will give other details concerning the people we met throughout our study because often it is not mentioned in the Torah. We need to find out by research either in the Hebrew meaning, or according to their descendants, or even in the Book of Yasher as this book is a great addendum (contribution) to the Torah. Don't forget this book is mentioned twice in the Tanak...........
Balaam: We see him in Pharaoh's palace. The son of Beor, from a city in
Mesopotamia called Pethor, a
man possessing the gift of prophecy. A soothsayer who might have become a
prophet of YHWH; a man who loved the wages of unrighteousness, and yet a man
who in one supreme moment of his life surrendered himself to God's holy Spirit;
a person cumbered with superstition, covetousness and even wickedness, and yet
capable of performing the highest service in the kingdom of God: such is the
character of Balaam, the remarkable Old Testament type and, in a sense, the prototype of Judas Iscariot.(ISBE)......
Yethro: Priest of Midian, a son of Abraham through Keturah who according to the Book of Yasher served also Pharaoh. ...............
Yob (Job):Yob in the
friends Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite,and Zophar the Naamathite............ land of Uz
Bildah the Shuhite, i.e. sprung from Shuah, Abraham's son by Keturah, who was sent eastward by Abraham and founded an Arab tribe (Gen_25:2) Syccea, in
Deserta, E. of Batanea, mentioned by Ptolemy, is identified by Gesenius with
the Shuhite country. Bildad is less violent than Zophar, though more so than
The LXX. render here “king of the Mineans” = Ma'in, Maonites, Jdg_10:12,
in Easton Southern Arabia). He is called a
Naamathite, or an inhabitant of some unknown place called Naamah ( 's
Bible dictionary)....... Easton
Eliphaz the Temanite; first of Job's three friends, the "Temanite," sprung from the former Eliphaz Teman answers to
Edom (Jer_49:20), part of Arabia
Petraea. (Fausset's Bible dictionary).......
Yob: a righteous man who attempted Pharaoh's palace as advisor beside Yethro and Balaam. You may be surprise this is mentioned in the Book of Yasher. I will give details as we move in our study..........
Va’era, the Parsha of the Ten plagues. There is a lot of information concerning the time we are living now in this parsha. We remember that the natural, points to the spiritual, natural and spiritual are closely linked together. I quote again the words of Sh’lomo who write in the book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) 1:9 “The things that hath been, it is which shall be, and that which is done, that which shall be done, there is no new things under the sun”................
In other words, look at what was going on in the past and you will know what is coming ahead. We remember in the former parsha Sh'mot, Pharaoh was asking Moshe proof concerning his position:
Yasher Chapter 79: 34. And the king (Pharaoh) said to them, but who will believe you that you are the messengers of God and that you come to me by his order?35. Now therefore give a wonder or sign in this matter, and then the words which you speak will be believed……………..
But after Moshe and Aaron had thrown the rod before Pharaoh and the magicians done the same, Pharaoh required more proof:
Yasher 79:49. and Pharaoh said to them, Tell me now his power and his might; and they said to him, He created the heaven and the earth, the seas and all their fishes, he formed the light, created the darkness, caused rain upon the earth and watered it, and made the herbage and grass to sprout, he created man and beast and the animals of the forest, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea, and by his mouth they live and die.
50. surely he created thee in thy mother's womb, and put into thee the breath of life, and reared thee and placed thee upon the royal throne of
and he will take thy breath and soul from thee, and return thee to the ground
whence thou wast taken. 51. and the anger of the king (Pharaoh) was kindled at
their words, and he said to them, But who amongst all the Gods of nations can
do this? My river is mine own, and I
have made it Egypt
for myself. "my river is mine, and I have made it from myself". This statement is the ultimate arrogance in the eyes of יהוה which will cause the prophet Yechezk'El (Ezekiel) to speak: Eze 29:2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh King of
and prophesies against him, and against all : Egypt
Eze 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Master YHWH; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself. Eze 29:4 but I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales. Eze 29:5 and I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven. Eze 29:6 and all the inhabitants of
Egypt shall know that I am YHWH, because they
have been a staff of reed to the house of . ... Israel
The prophet Yechezk'El prophecy (594 – 573 B.C.) around one thousand years after the Exodus; it is amazing to me how יהוה speaks these words after such a long time. Today majority of people think that the "Bible" is simply nice tales for "religious people", be careful not to fall into such category! "The great dragon" (Ezek.29:3). It is very interesting that the prophet Yechezk'el call Pharaoh, "the great dragon" when we say that it is also a name for HaSatan: Rev 12:9 and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. So we can see the connection between Pharaoh as image of HaSatan in the Book of Sh'mot (Exodus)..............
We will try to see what will be soon in the world. I read something from a man called “Yedidah” who wrote concerning the shemita cycle and the time we are living now.
When we look at the parsha of the Ten plagues, we see the children of
man) were discouraged, been under the bondage of the Egyptian /Mistrayites since 400 years. There is
similarity with our conditions today as we are going to see. Christians have neglected to learn the
Torah, unfortunately it is not limited to Christians
but also some messianic and
therefore know nothing concerning the time we are living, they hold to their
“prophets” descendants from Yeroboam
who chose the false priesthood. Remember what Moshe says: “ If they arise among
you a prophet, or a dreamer of dream, and give thee a sign or a wonder, and the
sign or the wonder come to pass, saying let
us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them, thou shall not hearken unto the words of that
prophets, or that dreamer of dreams: for
יהוה your Elohim
proveth you, to know
whether you love יהוה your Elohim
with all your heart and with all your soul. (d’varim / Deut. 13:1-3). Today Christian’s prophets speak “the Lord says” (Lord=Ba’al) and draw people to believe many
things, in particular in the charismatic world concerning money. יהוה says that he will prove us to know…. Israel
These prophets draw people to go after other gods, “mammon”, and the “g-d” of this world HaSatan who tell them by the mouth of his agents (pastors, priest, bishops, Pope, rulers of this world), that the Torah is abolished, or that it is only for the “Jews”! We should learn more concerning the plan of our heavenly Father, we already know the season when we can expect our master to come back, so we don’t have o look in the beginning of the year, for we know that all the spring “feast of יהוה” are a picture of יהושע first coming, up to Shavuot*, the Feast called “Pentecost”. The fall feats are the signs we are looking today knowing that this the time we will see the second coming of our Master as King ready to judge. In the book of Yasher we see thirty thousand children of Ephraim died because they didn’t knew יהוה’s plan and instead to wait for Moshe they went before the appointed time, but let us read what the Book Yasher (the book of the just) tells us, and see the points יהוה mentions: (in brackets mine)
* Today I have a new approach concerning the return of Mashiach Yehoshua, directly tighten to Shavuot. (see the midrash on "Counting the Omer)
Yasher Chapter 75 :1. At that time (25 years before Elohim said to go), in the hundred and eightieth year of the Israelites going down into Egypt (180 years since the time Ya’acov came down to Egypt), there went forth from Egypt valiant men, thirty thousand on foot, from the children of Israel, who were all of the tribe of Joseph, of the children of Ephraim the son of Joseph. (no error as concerning who they are) 2. for they said (pretended) the period was completed which YHWH had appointed to the children of Israel in the times of old, which he had spoken to Abraham. 3. and these men girded themselves, and they put each man his sword at his side, and
every man his armour upon him, and they trusted to their strength, and they went out together from
with a mighty hand……………… 14. now the
souls of the children of Ephraim were exhausted with hunger and thirst, for they had eaten no bread for three days.
And forty thousand men went forth from the cities of the Philistines to the
assistance of the men of Egypt …………
15. and these men were engaged in battle with the
children of Ephraim, and YHWH delivered
the children of Ephraim into the hands of the Philistines. 16.
and they smote all the children of Ephraim, all who had gone forth from Gath , none were remaining but ten men who had
run away from the engagement. 17.
for this evil was from YHWH against
the children of Ephraim, for they transgressed the word of YHWH in
going forth from Egypt Egypt,
before the period had arrived which YHWH in the days of old had appointed to ...........
In this short passage we see what happened to Ephraim (Christianity), because they disobeyed יהוה’s commandments. Their identity is clear in verse 1. Verse 14 “they had eaten no bread for three days”.
Who is the bread of life, is it not יהושע? (Yochanan 6:48, 51). They had eaten no bread for three days. When does shall Messiah comes back, is it not in the third day? They have not eaten bread equals they didn’t followed Messiah by walking in the Torah embodied by יהושע.
Verse 17 “This evil was from יהוה ….for they transgressed the word”. The transgression of the Word (Torah) is sin (1 Yochanan 3:4).
How is it with us, will we also follow these leaders who say: “come let us go to Israel, it’s time now, or will we be able to listen to the small voice of the Ruach? Do you think that YHWH will forget one of us? Discuss!
Reading this parsha we should be able to see the situation in the world (a picture of Egypt, Mitsrayim) and make the difference between Ephraim and the “Levites” the royal priesthood, those who follow יהושע in the truth (i.e. the Torah). Christians run everywhere at the first call or words of one of their “prophets”. יהוה says that he gave the children of Ephraim over to the Philistines because they disobey his word! Do you think it will be different today? I don’t think so. We are going to see that during the ten plagues יהוה killed also those of the children of
sinning. ...... Israel
Sh’mot /Exodus 6:3 יהוה speaking to Moshe ask him if Abraham, Itshaq and Ya’acov didn’t knew him bys His Name יהוה. The text from the scripture’s translation give the right reading, because in the Hebrew there is no mention of question mark, it is understood out of the context. We know that Abraham, Itshaq and Ya’acov knew Elohim by His Name. Unfortunately many translation included the KJV do not mention the question mark letting the reader think that יהוה says to Moshes that he was not know to the patriarchs by His Name יהוה. Others says that the Name יהוה was written by Moshe in his words but the Patriarchs knew him by El Shaddai (G-d Almighty).........
The book of Yob (Job) is said to be the First book to have been written. We read what Yob say: Job 42:1 Then Job answered YHWH, and said,
Job 42:2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
Job 42:3 who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Job 42:4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Job 42:6 wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Even if the Name YHWH is mentioned verse 1, it is not the proof that the Name was known to Yob for he says "I have heard of thee by the hearing of ear" thus saying that he was limited of the mouth to mouth tradition.
If indeed Yob was from among the nations, acquainted with descendants from Esau, Eliphaz (Edomites) and the children of Keturah (Bildah) the second wife from Abraham, it is natural that he knew concerning El Shaddai from earing, but now, after יהוה spoke to him "saw", meaning in the spirit, got the full revelation.
Yob was called righteous because he feared Elohim and eschewed evil Job 1:1 There was a man in the
, whose name was
Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared Elohim, and
eschewed evil. land
"Perfect and upright", because "he feared Elohim and eschewed evil"!
The point is that we see in the creation, the book of B’reshit (Genesis) that Elohim appears first before the Name יהוה.is mentioned. Elohim represent the strictness of the left side of the “tree of life” while יהוה the right side, the side of mercy.
We must take in consideration that it is not because the Name יהוה is mentioned that he was known to all men, there is a possibility that יהוה' Name was revealed with Moshe coming before Pharaoh, it could be that before Moshe, Elohim was know by El Shaddai, just to avoid any false conclusion but concerning Abrham, Itazahk and Ya'acov? Did Abraham know the name of יהוה? Here the answer:
Gen 22:14 and Aḇraham called the name of the place " יהוה Yireh,’ as it is said to this day, “On the mountain יהוה provides.”
Tell me today who is calling the name of יהוה and who is calling “G-d”. In the world the one calling after “G-d” do not know His mercy, but only the side of judgment “G-d”. Before going deeper in the parsha, I want to give more information concerning the circumstances and the frame of this timing. First of all, Pharaoh the king of
didn’t know יהוה and therefore in his
arrogance neglected to enquire. This incident happen after the rod of Moshe swallowed the serpents of Pharaoh’s
magicians. We should understand that the world of darkness with his counterfeit
“magician” put people under bondage, but they are limited as we are going to
see. Yasher 79: 42. and when they
were restored to rods, the rod of Aaron swallowed up their rods. 43. and when the king saw this thing, he ordered the book of records that
related to the kings of Egypt ,
to be brought, and they brought the
book of records, the chronicles of the kings of Egypt Egypt,
in which all the idols (gods) of were inscribed, for
they thought of finding therein the name of YHWH, but they found it not. 44. and Pharaoh said to Moses and Aaron, Behold
I have not found the name of your Elohim written in this book, and his name I know not. 45. and the
counsellors and wise men answered the king, We have heard that the Elohim of the Hebrews is a son of the wise,
the son of ancient kings. 46. and Pharaoh turned to Moses and Aaron and
said to them, I know not YHWH whom you
have declared, neither will I send his people. 47. and they answered and said
to the king, יהוה the Eloha
of Elohim is his name,
and he proclaimed his name over us
from the days of our ancestors (Abraham, Itzahk and Ya'acov), and sent
us, saying, Go to Pharaoh and say unto him, Send my people that they may serve
me. .............. Egypt
Pharaoh had no record in his book, regarding יהוה and therefore decided, not to listen to Moshe! This is very interesting, as we can look today and ask if the rulers of the world know the name יהוה or only "g-d" not even knowing whom they name .To know is to be acquainted with, to “sh’ma” listen and obey (D'varim 6:4), to fear and honour. The answer is obvious: NO! They don’t know him, and like Pharaoh turned to their “counsellors” (minister, senators, special advisers) to decide what to do in their man's made Laws!
Today (2010) the Pope Benedict (real name Ratzinger) has put a ban on the name YHWH! It is forbidden to utter the Name in any worship or speech in the Catholic Church.
Exo 6:2 and Elohim spoke to Mosheh and said to him, “I am יהוה. Exo 6:3 “And I appeared to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, as Ěl Shaddai. and by My Name, יהוה, was I not known to them? Exo 6:4 “And I also established My covenant with them, to give them the
the land of their sojournings, in which they have sojourned. land of Kenaʽan
Exo 6:5 “And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Yisra’ĕl whom the Mitsrites are enslaving, and I have remembered My covenant. Exo 6:6 “Say, therefore, to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I am יהוה, and I shall bring you out from under the burdens of the Mitsrites, and shall deliver you from their enslaving, and shall redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments, Exo 6:7 and shall take you as My people, and I shall be your Elohim. And you shall know that I am יהוה your Elohim who is bringing you out from under the burdens of the Mitsrites.
Here Elohim remind Moshe that he was known to Abraham, Ytzahk and Ya'acov by His Name and that the same Elohim whose Name is יהוה "say to the Children of Israel" (verse 6) that he is the one who will bring them out "out from under the burdens of the Egyptians / Mitzrites, to deliver, redeem and take as a people.
Four steps of slavation:
1st To bring out, set apart from the world.
2nd To deliver, to set free from the power of sins
3rd To redeem, to buy, to pay the price .
4th To be taken as יהוה’s people
Let us see how and when these steps come into our life:
1st. To bring out from under the burdens of the Mitsrayites: This happen when we accept to follow יהושע and recognize him as our Master. We accept His yoke, the Torah by the power of the Ruach HaQodesh following him with all our ability ..
Timing: Pesach, theFeast of Unleavened Bread.
2nd. To deliver from enslaving. This is the process of sanctification in our life journey, with trials and temptations. Deliverance of sins..Timing: Shavuot, the Feast of the weeks (Pentecost);
3rd. To redeem with an outstretched arm: This is the last steps before the final accomplishment, which will occur during the time of the great tribulation very soon, and has not happened yet, the receiving of the full payment New Body:..
Timing: Yom Kippur, the Feast of the seventh month
Rom 8:23 and not only so, but even we ourselves who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, we ourselves also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
Luk 21:28 “And when these matters begin to take place, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
Eph 4:30 and do not grieve the Set-apart Spirit of Elohim, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
4th. Take you as my people. This will happen when the Malakim (messenger) will gather יהוה's people from the four corners of the earth at the second advent of our Master יהושע. (Matt. 24:31)
Timing: Succoth, the Feast of the ingathering
We see verse 8 that the pattern is very clear, the entrance into the Land DOES NOT happen before the four others steps have been fulfilled. This is not to say that there is not some who will be in the land at this time, for we know that many of our brethren from Yehuda are already there, some following יהושע, others waiting for the deliverance when יהוה will remove the veil from before their hearts. Now knowing this, we can ponder concerning Christians, what will be with them? I know there are many speculations and people teaching many things, but the question is what does the Torah says, this is the only question to be asked. If we found the answer in the Torah or books that have been recognized as “canon” in the past but rejected by men for some reason, we can claim the truth. The book of Yasher is twice mentioned in the TaNaKh, (Yohushua 10:13, and 2nd Sh”muel 1:18) Yasher 79: 49. and Pharaoh said to them, Tell me now his power and his might; and they said to him,
He created the heaven and the earth, the seas and all their fishes, he formed the light, created the darkness, caused rain upon the earth and watered it, and made the herbage and grass to sprout, he created man and beast and the animals of the forest, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea, and by his mouth they live and die.
50. Surely he created thee (Pharaoh) in thy mother's womb, and put into thee the breath of life, and reared thee and placed thee upon the royal throne of
, and he will take thy
breath and soul from thee, and return thee to the ground whence thou wast
taken. 51. and the anger of the king was kindled at their
words, and he said to them, But who amongst all the Gods of nations can do
this? my river is mine own, and I
have made it Egypt
for myself. 52. and he drove them from him, and he ordered the labor upon
to be more severe than it was yesterday and before................ Israel
Let us compare with the words of Josephus, the “Jewish” historian who lived in יהושע’s time: “Antiquities of the Jews” Book 2 chapter 13. 3. But when the king derided Moses; he made him in earnest see the signs that were done at
Yet was the king very angry with him and
called him an ill man, who had formerly run away from his Egyptian slavery,
and came now back with deceitful tricks,
and wonders, and magical arts, to astonish him. And when he had said this,
he commanded the priests to let him see the same wonderful sights; as knowing
that the Egyptians were skilful in this
kind of learning, and that he was
not the only person who knew them, and pretended them to be divine; as also
he told him, that when he brought such wonderful sights before him, he would
only be believed by the unlearned. Now when the priests threw down their rods,
they became serpents. But Moses was not
daunted at it; and said, "O king, I do not myself despise the wisdom
of the Egyptians, but I say that what I
do is so much superior to what these do by magic arts and tricks, as Divine
power exceeds the power of man: but I will demonstrate that what I do is not done by craft, or
counterfeiting what is not really true, but that they appear by the providence and power of God." And when he
had said this, he cast his rod down upon the ground, and commanded it to turn
itself into a serpent. It obeyed him, and went all round, and devoured the rods
of the Egyptians, which seemed to be dragons, until it had consumed them all.
It then returned to its own form, and Moses took it into his hand again.
We see Moshe giving some statements which can be also applied today to all those “magicians” among Christians (Ephramites). This is deception as it has been warned by Sha'ul to the Thessalonians (2nd Thessal. 2:9-12) Elohim himself has given them a strong delusion that they might believe a LIE, because they received not the love of the truth.
Today we believe either יהושע or the “magician”, the Torah-less anti-messiah “Jesus”, antinomian who give power to his followers with signs and wonders. If you are Israelite, you follow יהושע, and NOT “Jesus”. Just learn the truth/Torah and the truth/Torah will set you free (Yochanan 8:32). Moshe (יהושע’s for-runner) says that what he is doing is more superior, to what Pharaoh’s magicians are doing: “what I do is not done by craft, or counterfeiting what is not really true, but that they appear by the providence and power of God."
If you are in Messiah in the truth you are no more called “Ephramite”, rather “Israelite”! Between Sh’mot/Exodus 6:8 and the entering into the Promise Land, we know that many will die, because of UNBELIEF and do not enter the Promise Land (Heb.3:19) ………What is “unbelief”. Not according to the dictionary but according to the Torah. We read that Abraham BELIVED יהוה and it was counted to him as RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Believe: Strong’s #539 אמן 'âman aw-man'aleph, mem, nun. A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; once (in Isa_30:21; by interchange for H541) to go to the right hand: - hence assurance, believe, bring up, establish, + fail, be faithful (of long continuance, steadfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right. To build up on what: To be firm, faithful, to trust whom, to be certain of what? This is what Abraham did. He trusted יהוה that what he promised he will do (Heb.11:8-10). What is not told in the Tanak, because of the absence of the Book of Yasher which should belongs to the “Ketuviim” (writings), is that Abram was taught in the way of the Torah as he was ten years old, by Noach, Shem and Eber (Yasher 9:4, 5)(see charts of the patriarchs in my former parsha)
Belief cannot be dissociated from the Torah, called “law of liberty”.(Ya’acov 1:25)
Exo 6:8 ‘And I shall bring you into the land which I swore to give to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, to give it to you as an inheritance. I am יהוה.’ ” Exo 6:9 and Mosheh spoke thus to the children of Yisra’ĕl, but they did not listen to Mosheh, because of shortness of spirit, and from hard slavery. Exo 6:10 and יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, Exo 6:11 “Go in, speak to Pharaoh Sovereign of Mitsrayim, to let the children of Yisra’ĕl go out of his land.” Exo 6:12 and Mosheh spoke before יהוה, saying, “The children of Yisra’ĕl have not listened to me, and why would Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?” Exo 6:13 and יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, and gave them a command for the children of Yisra’ĕl and for Pharaoh, sovereign of Mitsrayim, to bring the children of Yisra’ĕl out of the
The command verse 13 is for The Children of Israel and Pharaoh?.......
Verses 14-27: “These are the heads of their father’s houses” and the Torah gives only account concerning Reuben, Shimeon and in great details Levi and his children. This is a strange statement as the other children of Ya’acov are not recorded! There is no mention in the Book of Yasher. It seems in the Levi’s descendants, that Moshe gives details concerning the coming priesthood. Yes but if so, why Reuben and Shimeon? The answer could be to show the birth of Levi, Reuben been the first born, Shimeon the second and Levi the third! May be there is some details in the book of Yasher which help to understand?............
Yasher Chapter 45:1. And it was at that time in that year, which is the year of Joseph's going down to Egypt after his brothers had sold him, that Reuben the son of Jacob went to Timnah and took unto him for a wife Eliuram, the daughter of Avi the Canaanite, and he came to her. 2. And Eliuram the wife of Reuben conceived and bare him Hanoch, Palu, Chetzron and
Carmi, four sons; and Simeon his brother took his sister Dinah for a wife, and she bare unto him Memuel, Yamin, Ohad, Jachin and Zochar, five sons. 3. And he (Reuben) afterward came to Bunah the Canaanitish woman, the same is Bunah whom Simeon took captive from the city of Shechem, and Bunah was before Dinah and attended upon her, and Simeon came to her, and she bare unto him Saul. 4. And Judah went at that time to Adulam, and he came to a man of Adulam, and his name was Hirah, and Judah saw there the daughter of a man from Canaan, and her name was Aliyath, the daughter of Shua, and he took her, and came to her, and Aliyath bare unto Judah, Er, Onan and Shiloh; three sons. 5. And Levi and Issachar went to the land of the east, and they took unto themselves for wives the daughters of Jobab the son of Yoktan, the son of Eber; and Jobab the son of Yoktan had two daughters; the name of the elder was Adinah, and the name of the younger was Aridah. 6. and Levi took Adinah, and Issachar took Aridah, and they came to the land of Canaan, to their father's house, and Adinah bare unto Levi, Gershon, Kehath and Merari; three sons. 7. And Aridah bare unto Issachar Tola, Puvah, Job and Shomron, four sons; and Dan went to the land of Moab and took for a wife Aphlaleth, the daughter of Chamudan the Moabite, and he brought her to the land of Canaan. 8. and Aphlaleth was barren, she had no offspring, and God afterward remembered Aphlaleth the wife of Dan, and she conceived and bare a son, and she called his name Chushim. 9. and Gad and Naphtali went to Haran and took from thence the daughters of Amuram the son of Uz, the son of Nahor, for wives. 10. And these are the names of the daughters of Amuram; the name of the elder was Merimah, and the name of the younger Uzith; and Naphtali took Merimah, and Gad took Uzith; and brought them to the land of Canaan, to their father's house. 11. and Merimah bare unto Naphtali Yachzeel, Guni, Jazer and Shalem, four sons; and Uzith bare unto Gad Zephion, Chagi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Arali, seven sons.12. And Asher went forth and took Adon the daughter of Aphlal, the son of Hadad, the son of Ishmael, for a wife, and he brought her to the land of Canaan. 13. And Adon the wife of Asher died in those days: she had no offspring; and it was after the death of Adon that Asher went to the other side of the river and took for a wife Hadurah the daughter of Abimael, the son of Eber, the son of Shem. 14. And the young woman was of a comely appearance, and a woman of sense, and she had been the wife of Malkiel the son of Elam, the son of Shem.
15. And Hadurah bare a daughter unto Malkiel, and he called her name Serach, and Malkiel
died after this, and Hadurah went and remained in her father's house.
16. And after the death of the wife at Asher he went and took Hadurah for a wife, and
brought her to the land of Canaan, and Serach her daughter he also brought with them,
and she was three years old, and the damsel was brought up in Jacob's house.
17. And the damsel was of a comely appearance, and she went in the sanctified ways of the
children of Jacob; she lacked nothing, and YHWH gave her wisdom and understanding.
18. And Hadurah the wife of Asher conceived and bare unto him Yimnah, Yishvah, Yishvi
and Beriah; four sons.
19. and Zebulun went to Midian, and took for a wife Merishah the daughter of Molad, the son of Abida, the son of Midian, and brought her to the land of Canaan. 20. and Merushah bare unto Zebulun Sered, Elon and Yachleel; three sons. 21. and Jacob sent to Aram, the son of Zoba, the son of Terah, and he took for his son
Benjamin Mechalia the daughter of Aram, and she came to the land of Canaan to the house of Jacob; and Benjamin was ten years old when he took Mechalia the daughter of Aram for a wife. 22. and Mechalia conceived and bare unto Benjamin Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, five sons; and Benjamin went afterward and took for a wife Aribath, the daughter of Shomron, the son of Abraham, in addition to his first wife, and he was eighteen years old; and Aribath bare unto Benjamin Achi, Vosh, Mupim, Chupim, and Ord; five sons. 23. And in those days Judah went to the house of Shem and took Tamar the daughter of Elam, the son of Shem, for a wife for his first born Er. 24. and Er came to his wife Tamar, and she became his wife, and when he came to her he outwardly destroyed his seed, and his work was evil in the sight of YHWH, and YHWH slew him. 58:8. and the sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zochar and Saul, the son of the Canaanitish woman……………….What can we conclude?
Reuben is mention as the First-born. Sh’imon the second son, to have married a Kena’anite a pagan woman!
Levi went to the House of Eber the son of Shem who is called Melchitzedek. This would make the link between the two priesthoods, Levites and Melchitzedek? The majority of the others children of Ya’acov married pagan women (cana’anites, moabites, medianites, even Ishmaelite save Benjamin who married in the House of Abraham, Gad and Naphtali who married from the sons of Nahor, Abram’s brother. Asher and Yehudah after having married pagan women went and choose daughters of Shem. May be this was the reason why the Torah mentions the three names and their descendants:
- First born
- First to marry a pagan woman
- First to marry from the chosen household! The conclusion may be that because of his faithfulness to the Torah Levi didn’t marry pagan woman and thus “qualified” for the priesthood? Discuss the importance of marriage in a believer life! Exo 6:14 these are the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Re’uḇĕn, the first-born of Yisra’ĕl: Ḥanoḵ and Pallu, Ḥetsron and Karmi. These are the clans of Re’uḇĕn. Exo 6:15 and the sons of Shimʽon: Yemu’ĕl, and Yamin, and Ohaḏ, and Yaḵin, and Tsoḥar, and Sha’ul the son of a Kenaʽanite woman. These are the clans of Shimʽon.
Exo 6:16 These are the names of the sons of Lĕwi according to their generations: Gĕreshon, and Qehath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Lĕwi were one hundred and thirty-seven. Exo 6:17 The sons of Gĕreshon: Liḇni and Shimʽi according to their clans. Exo 6:18 and the sons of Qehath: Amram, and Yitshar, and Ḥeḇron, and Uzzi’ĕl. And the years of the life of Qehath were one hundred and thirty-three. Exo 6:19 and the sons of Merari: Maḥli and Mushi. These are the clans of Lĕwi according to their generations. Exo 6:20 and Amram took for himself Yoḵeḇeḏ, his father’s sister, as wife. And she bore him Aharon and Mosheh. And the years of the life of Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven. Exo 6:21 and the sons of Yitshar: Qoraḥ, and Nepheḡ, and Ziḵri. Exo 6:22 and the sons of Uzzi’ĕl: Misha’ĕl, and Eltsaphan, and Sithri.
Exo 6:23 Aharon took to himself Elisheḇa, daughter of Amminaḏaḇ, sister of Naḥshon, as wife. And she bore him Naḏaḇ, and Aḇihu, Elʽazar, and Ithamar. Exo 6:24 and the sons of Qoraḥ: Assir, Elqanah, and Aḇiyasaph. These are the clans of the Qorḥites. Exo 6:25 and Elʽazar, Aharon’s son, took for himself one of the daughters of Puti’ĕl as wife. And she bore him Pineḥas. These are the heads of the fathers of the Lĕwites according to their clans.
Exo 6:26 This is Aharon, and Mosheh, to whom יהוה said, “Bring out the children of Yisra’ĕl from the
according to their divisions.”
Exo 6:27 They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh sovereign of
Mitsrayim, to bring out the children of Yisra’ĕl from Mitsrayim. This is
Mosheh, and Aharon. Exo 6:28 and it came to be, on the day
when יהוה spoke to Mosheh in the land of Mitsrayim ,
Exo 6:29 that יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, “I am יהוה. Speak to Pharaoh sovereign of
Mitsrayim all that I say to you.”Exo 6:30 and Mosheh said before יהוה, “See, I am of uncircumcised lips, and why would Pharaoh listen
to me?” ………………………. land of Mitsrayim
Sh’mot / Exodus Chapter 7 1 “I have made you and Elohim to Pharaoh”. This is the right translation from the Hebrew.
Elohim: Strong’s #H430 אלהים ĕlôhîym el-o-heem' Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: - angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty. Brown, Drivers and Briggs give following translation: 'ĕlôhîym
BDB Definition: 1) (plural) 1a) rulers, judges 1b) divine ones 1c) angels 1d) gods 2) (plural intensive - singular meaning)
2a) god, goddess 2b) godlike one 2c) works or special possessions of God 2d) the (true) God 2e) God
We understand, when we read Psalm 82, that when people, Levites, Judges, were called to serve יהוה, they were called Elohim because they were directly under יהוה’s authority and their sentence were of divine nature. With this we can understand יהושע’s word in Yochanan 10 when he spoke to the “Jews” (brackets mine):
Joh 10:31 again the Yehuḏim picked up stones to stone Him. Joh 10:32 יהושע answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. Because of which of these works do you stone Me?”
Joh 10:33 The Yehuḏim answered Him, saying, “We do not stone You for a good work, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself Elohim.” Joh 10:34 יהושע answered them, “Is it not written in your own Torah, ‘I said, “You are elohim” ’? (referring to Psalm 82) Joh 10:35 “If He called them elohim, to whom the word of Elohim came – and it is impossible for the Scripture to be broken –
יהושע was arguing with the Yehudim concerning “Elohim” the title and not the Name. Elohim the “Mighy One”, the “Judge”, the “Ruler” of
Moshe was made “Elohim” to his
brother Aaron and to Pharaoh; he acted in the Name of יהוה as יהושע will
do later in the year 4000 and after his resurrection been put in the position
of Elohim over ALL THE EARTH that at
the Name יהושע every
knee will bow, every tongue confess that יהושע is
MASTER. (Philip: 2:7), to the Glory of ELOHIM
the FATHER: Son and Father becoming ONE.(Yochanan
Sh’mot 7:2 “you shall speak all that I command you”: Joh 7:16 יהושע answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
Joh 8:38 “I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.”
Joh 7:17 “If anyone desires to do His desire, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is from Elohim, or whether I speak from Myself. Joh 8:26 “I have much to say and to judge concerning you. But He who sent Me is true, and what I heard from Him, these Words I speak to the world.” Joh 8:28 So יהושע said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Aḏam, then you shall know that I am He, and that I do none at all of Myself, but as My Father taught Me, these words I speak. Joh 12:49 “Because I spoke not from Myself, but the Father who sent Me has given Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak (compare Sh’mot 7:2) “you shall speak all that I command you”.........
What can we say between Moshe and יהושע. Both were sent by יהוה, the first to “bring out, deliver, redeem and take to himself” the Children of Israel (carnal man) as a shadow of things to come; the second to do the same work for: First the inner man, the spirit man, followed by the last work: the REDEMPTION of our body which has not yet occurred. Let us mediate on these words, and understand what the Torah teaches us. Halleluyah! ..Can you see how the Torah is the “law of liberty”? If we study His word, the Torah we will be free from all tradition of man and we will know what will happen to us during the great tribulation, some died and some remained alive during the wilderness experience. Those who walk by faith will remain, the other will be also saved but will go through the fire (Revel. 7:13-15). ..........
Rev 7:9 after this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Rev 7:13 and one of the elders answered, saying unto me, what are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
Rev 7:14 and I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 7:15 therefore are they before the throne of YHWH, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. ........
Is not the House of
Ephraim that has been scattered in the four corners of the earth among the
nations? Just spend time to study the
Psalm 91 and you will know that יהוה is faithful and will NOT let you
alone during the tribulations: “one thousand on your side, ten thousand on your
right hand, but to YOU it shall not approach, only with your eyes shall you behold
and see the punishment of the wicked ……….” Israel
Sh’mot 7:3 “I am going to harden the heart of Pharaoh”……Is Elohim unjust? No his commandments are righteous and just (Psalm 19:9), and he judge in righteousness (Psalm9:8). The Haftorah today points to Sha'ul in Romans 9:15-17 speaking of Pharaoh.
Unfortunately I guess many do not understand as I didn’t many years why does יהוה harden Pharaoh’s heart. Do you think just because he decided so, was Pharaoh’s life not given to him from יהוה, is there any difference source of life between an unbeliever and our life? You see many questions with the same answer: Every human being receive the breath of life from יהוה, no man on earth live outside this. Now let us go back to Pharaoh and see if we can understand why יהוה hardened his heart, in order to understand what is today with the heart of many rulers. Part of the answer is in the statements of Ya’acov and Kefa: Jas 4:6 But He gives greater favour. Because of this He says, “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favour to the humble.” Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Master, and He shall lift you up. 1Pe 5:5 in the same way, you younger ones, be subject to elders. And gird yourselves with humility toward one another, for “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favour to the humble.” 1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves, then, under the mighty hand of Elohim, so that He exalts you in due time,........
We see Ya’acov and Kefa (Peter) encouraging the brethren to humble themselves in order for Elohim to work in them. Now let us look at Pharaoh’s attitude: Josephus Antiquities of the Jews: Josephus was from the Cohen family, to who belonged the priesthood! Book 2:14 : 1. BUT when the king (Pharaoh) despised the words of Moses, and had no regard at all to them, grievous plagues seized the Egyptians; every one of which I will describe, both because no such plagues did ever happen to any other nation as the Egyptians now felt, and because I would demonstrate that Moses did not fail in any one thing that he foretold them; and because it is for the good of mankind, that they may learn this caution -
Yasher Chapter 79: 49. and Pharaoh said to them, Tell me now his power and his might; and they said to him, He created the heaven and the earth, the seas and all their fishes, he formed the light, created the darkness, caused rain upon the earth and watered it, and made the herbage and grass to sprout, he created man and beast and the animals of the forest, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea, and by his mouth they live and die. 50. Surely he created thee in thy mother's womb, and put into thee the breath of life, and reared thee and placed thee upon the royal throne of
and he will take thy breath and soul from thee, and return thee to the ground
whence thou wast taken. 51. and the anger
of the king (Pharaoh) was kindled at their words, and he said to them, But who amongst all
the Gods of nations can do this? my
river is mine own, and I have made it for myself. Egypt
What do you call Pharaoh’s statement in verse 51: “my river is mine own, and I have made it for myself”?
The Nile was the principal source of life for the Egyptians they did worship the Nile and took bath inside to purify themselves......................
Question: Who made the water, the Nile, the land, is it not the work of יהוה. Now we can see Pharaoh’s arrogance?
Question: How is it today with some rulers in the world, especially
USA, FRANCE, UK,
GERMANY, RUSSIA, …are they not boasting about
their works and their power? CHINA
What do you think what will happen to them, יהוה say that He will judge the nations (Psalm 9:8, 96:13, Rev.19:11, Yesh.2:4, Yech.34:17…).........
Sh’mot 7:5 “And the Mitsrites shall know that I am יהוה, when I stretch out My hand on Mitsrayim”
Egyptian: Strong’s #H4714 מצרים Mitsrayim mits-rah'-yim. Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt: -
, Egyptians, Mizraim. H4693 mâtsôr maw-tsore'
The same as H4692 in the
sense of a limit; Egypt Egypt
(as the border of ):
- besieged places, defence, fortified. H4692. mâtsôr mâtsûr maw-tsore', maw-tsoor' From
something hemming in, that is, (objectively) a mound (of
besiegers), (abstractly) a siege, (figuratively) distress; or (subjectively) a fastness: - besieged,
bulwark, defence, fenced, fortress, siege, strong (hold), tower........ The word "Mitsaryim",
contain the idea: A stronghold, fenced by force, and a limit. Thus was Palestine
a picture of the world system today. Egypt
The people of יהוה are in the world as it was with the descendants of Ya'acov in
like the Egyptians didn't know יהוה, they don’t have intimacy with him, they reject His Torah and
all what is in it, the Shabbat, the Feats, the diary laws, the moral laws and all
what make somebody Qadosh (set apart), only
few of them where acquainted with the Torah. יהוה deliverance was on behalf of Abraham, Itzahk and Ya’acov, not the righteousness of the Children of Israel! These may raise the question: Are we save by
our own righteousness? Discuss and find the right answer in the Brith HaChadasha. יהוה say that the Egyptians
will know that he is יהוה when he will stretch out his hand upon them (Sh'mot 7:5). This will happen soon
before our Master come back to establish His Kingdom on earth. The time is
short, wickedness is rampant, there are no “straw anymore to make the bricks”,
the pressure increase, but יהוה will deliver His people as he did
in Moshe’s time. Egypt
Sh’mot 7:12-19 reading the plagues we do not know how long it took between the plague, let us see if we can found some information. Once again we should take note that the reason for the plague was Pharaoh’s attitude as we can read in the Book of Yasher:
Jasher Chapter 80 ……..and at the end of two years, YHWH again sent Moses to Pharaoh to bring forth the children of Israel, and to send them out of the land of Egypt.
Two years between the times Moshe went to Pharaoh with his rod and the first plague of the blood.
“Antiquities of Jews” Book 2:14. 1. BUT when the king (Pharaoh) despised the words of Moses, and had no regard at all to them………For the Egyptian river ran with bloody water at the command of God, insomuch that it could not be drunk, and they had no other spring of water neither; for the water was not only of the colour of blood, but it brought upon those that ventured to drink of it, great pains and bitter torment. Such was the river to the Egyptians; but it was sweet and fit for drinking to the Hebrews, and no way different from what it naturally used to be ....
Can you see what Josephus write: “it was sweet and fit fro drinking to the Hebrews?”
In the midst of the plague, יהוה made a difference between His people and the Egyptians. Now let us see if it is a pattern for us in the last days during the tribulation and what will happen with us:
Rev 8:8 and the second messenger sounded, and what looked like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood, Rev 8:10 and the third messenger sounded, and a great star fell from the heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water, Rev 8:11 and the name of the star is called Wormwood. And a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter. Rev 11:6 these possess authority to shut the heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy. And they possess authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they wish. Rev 16:1 and I heard a loud voice from the
saying to the seven messengers, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of
Elohim on the earth.” Rev 16:2 and the first went and poured out his bowl
upon the earth, and an evil and wicked sore
came upon the men, those having
the mark of the beast and those
worshipping his image (Sh'mot 20:3-4). Rev 16:3 and the second messenger poured out his bowl
on the sea, and it became blood,
as of a dead one, and every living
creature in the sea died. Rev 16:4 and the third messenger poured out his bowl on the rivers and fountains of water, and they became blood.
Rev 16:5 and I heard the messenger of the waters saying, “You are righteous, O יהוה, the One who is and who was and who shall be, because You have judged these.
Remember our first statement in this parsha: “The things that have been are that which will be”. This was a statement written by the King Sh’lomo in Kohelet 1:19. The same plague will come upon the wicked. Now the question is: What happened to the children of
, do they
died? Don’t be too fast to answer; we
have already seen that some of the Ephramites
thirty thousand in number died, because
they didn’t waited the right timing and disobey יהוה!. What will
happen when the false messiah will appear, do you think that some Ephramites (Christians) will run to
follow him? Now there is more to know, we have a detail from the book of Yasher who tells us that other
from among the children of Israel
died during the plagues, but let us read: Israel
Yasher chapter 80 : 36. and Elohim sent darkness upon
Egypt, that the whole
and Pathros became dark for three
days, so that a man could not see his hand when he lifted it to his
mouth. 37. at that time died many of the people of land of Egypt who
had rebelled against YHWH and who
would not hearken to Moses and Aaron, and believed not in them that Elohim had sent them. 38. and who had said, we will
not go forth from Israel
lest we perish with hunger in a desolate wilderness, and who would not hearken
to the voice of Moses. Egypt
39. and YHWH plagued them in the three days of darkness, and the Israelites buried them in those days, without the Egyptians knowing of them or rejoicing over them. .............Now let us see the meaning: The plague goes for three days. Darkness is the opposite of the light and to walk in darkness is to walk outside the Torah. They believed not that it was from Elohim. How it is today, is the world in the light or in darkness since Messiah יהושע came, does the people especially Ephramites (Christian) believe יהושע (not Jesus), walking in his commandments? What does יהוה do with all these people, will they be there when the great exodus come, will they go into the wilderness or will they wait for the spurious “rapture”? Since two days and the beginning of the third day Christians/Ephramites are walking in darkness, outside the Torah, they die without the “Egyptians” (worldly people), pagans knowing about them. From now on until the end of the Parsha chapter 9:35 the plagues will increase to come to the ultimate plague of which we will try to see the spiritual meaning in the next parsha.
For now let us see the information we can get to this plague and see how does the world look today:
After the plague of the blood comes the plague with the frog. Frogs are unclean animals and I don’t know if you have already see a dead frog, it smell very bad.
Yasher 80: 6. and YHWH sent again and caused all their waters to bring forth frogs, and all the frogs came into the houses of the Egyptians. 7. and when the Egyptians drank, their bellies were filled with frogs and they danced in their bellies as they dance when in the river. 8. and all their drinking water and cooking water turned to frogs, also when they lay in their beds their perspiration bred frogs. 9. Notwithstanding all this the anger of YHWH did not turn from them, and his hand was stretched out against all the Egyptians to smite them with every heavy plague....................
Rev 16:13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as frogs,
Third plague: Yasher 80:10. And he sent and smote their dust to lice, and the lice became in
to the height of two cubits upon the
earth. 11. The lice were also very numerous, in the flesh of man and beast, in all the inhabitants of Egypt,
also upon the king and queen YHWH sent the lice, and it grieved Egypt exceedingly on account of the lice. 12. Notwithstanding this, the anger
of YHWH did not turn away, and his hand was still stretched out over Egypt . ............Lice
or gnat are small flies which go everywhere and grieve people and animals
by their density, and their numbers. Here
the power of the magicians comes to an end they have a limited knowledge of the
spiritual world as it is today with the sorcerers and seers who make
Let us look at the word "Plague": Strong's # H5061 נגע ga‛neh'-gah From H5060; a blow (figuratively infliction); also (by implication) a spot (concretely a leprous person or dress): - plague, sore, stricken, stripe, stroke, wound...................
We see that the plagues came to afflict the Egyptians as they did with the Children of
. Remember it was so that
they may know that יהוה is the Elohim of the Hebrews. Israel
Exo 8:18 and the magicians did similarly with their magic to bring forth gnats, but they were unable. And there were gnats on man and beast. Exo 8:19 the magicians then said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of Elohim!” But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not listen to them, as יהוה had said. ………………
Exo 8:22 “And in that day I shall separate the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, so that you know that I am יהוה in the midst of the land. Exo 8:23 “And I shall put a distinction between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.” ’ ”“And I shall put a distinction between My people and your people",
Here a pertinent comment from Keil and Delitzsch: “And I will put a deliverance between My people and thy people.” פְּדוּת does not mean διαστολή, division (lxx, Vulg.), but redemption, deliverance. Exemption from this plague was essentially deliverance for
which manifested the distinction conferred upon above the Egyptians. By this
plague, in which a separation and deliverance was established between the
people of God and the Egyptians, Pharaoh was to be taught that the God who sent
this plague was not some deity of Egypt, but
“Jehovah in the midst of the land” (of Egypt);
i.e., as Knobel correctly
interprets it, (a) that Israel's God was the author of the plague; (b)
that He had also authority over Egypt; and (c) that He possessed supreme
authority: or, to express it still more concisely, that Israel's God was the
Absolute God, who ruled both in and over Egypt with free and boundless
Exo_8:24-27 : This plague, by which the land was destroyed (תִּשָּׁחֵת), or desolated, inasmuch as the flies not only tortured, “devoured” (Psa_78:45) the men, and disfigured them by the swellings produced by their sting, but also killed the plants in which they deposited their eggs, so alarmed Pharaoh that he sent for Moses and Aaron, and gave them permission to sacrifice to their God “in the land.” But Moses could not consent to this restriction. “It is not appointed so to do” (נָכֹון does not mean aptum, conveniens, but statutum, rectum), for two reasons: (1) because sacrificing in the land would be an abomination to the Egyptians, and would provoke them most bitterly (Exo_8:26); and (2) because they could only sacrifice to Jehovah their God as He had directed them (Exo_8:27). The abomination referred to did not consist in their sacrificing animals which the Egyptians regarded as holy. For the word תֹּועֵבָה (abomination) would not be applicable to the sacred animals. Moreover, the cow was the only animal offered in sacrifice by the Israelites, which the Egyptians regarded as sacred. The abomination would rather be this, that the Iran would not carry out the rigid regulations observed by the Egyptians with regard to the cleanness of the sacrificial animals (vid., Hengstenberg, p. 114), and in fact would not observe the sacrificial rites of the Egyptians at all. The Egyptians would be very likely to look upon this as an insult to their religion and their gods; “the violation of the recognised mode of sacrificing would be regarded as a manifestation of contempt for themselves and their gods” (Calvin), and this would so enrage them that they would stone the Israelites. .............
Yasher 80:14. and YHWH sent fiery serpents, scorpions, mice, weasels, toads, together with others creeping in dust. 15. Flies, hornets, fleas, bugs and gnats, each swarm according to its kind. 16. and all reptiles and winged animals according to their kind came to
and grieved the Egyptians
exceedingly. 17. and the fleas and flies came into the eyes
and ears of the Egyptians. Egypt
18. and the hornet came upon them and drove them away, and they removed from it into their inner rooms, and it pursued them.
Psa 91:7 A thousand fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it does not come near you.
Psa 91:8 Only with your eyes you look on, and see the reward of the wrong ones (wicked).
Psa 91:9 Because you have made יהוה – My refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place,
Psa 91:10 No evil befalls you, and a plague does not come near your tent (the tent is your body);
Psa 91:14 “Because he cleaves to Me in love, Therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, Because he has known My Name. Psa 91:15 “When he calls on Me, I answer him; I am with him in distress; I deliver him and esteem him Psa 91:16 “With long life (everlasting) I satisfy him, and show him My deliverance.”
The Psalm 91 is known to be a messianic Psalm for the time of the great tribulation.
Exo 8:23 “and I shall put a distinction between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.” ’ ”
Exo 8:24 and יהוה did so, and thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Mitsrayim, and the land was ruined because of the swarms of flies.
Concerning flies, I found interesting details from Jamieson, Fausset and Brown:
Exo_8:20-24. Plague of flies. Rise up early ... Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water, etc. — Pharaoh still appearing obdurate, Moses was ordered to meet him while walking on the banks of the Nile and repeat his request for the liberation of Israel, threatening in case of continued refusal to cover every house from the palace to the cottage with swarms of flies - while, as a proof of the power that accomplished this judgment, the land of Goshen should be exempted from the calamity. The appeal was equally vain as before, and the predicted evil overtook the country in the form of what was not “flies,” such as we are accustomed to, but divers sorts of flies (Psa_78:45), the gad fly, the cockroach, the Egyptian beetle, for all these are mentioned by different writers. They are very destructive, some of them inflicting severe bites on animals, others destroying clothes, books, plants, every thing. The worship of flies, particularly of the beetle, was a prominent part of the religion of the ancient Egyptians. The employment of these winged deities to chastise them must have been painful and humiliating to the Egyptians while it must at the same time have strengthened the faith of the Israelites in the God of their fathers as the only object of worship. Rev 18:1 and after this I saw another messenger coming down from the heaven, having great authority, and the earth was lightened from his esteem.
Rev 18:2 and he cried with a mighty voice, saying, “Baḇel the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, and a haunt for every unclean and hated bird,
The connection between Sh’mot 8:24 and Revelation 18:2 are not obvious, but let us see. We see that Yochanan in Revelation speaks of
Babylon, which of course is spiritual because at the
time he wrote, was already destroyed at least
under the form it existed before. Is Babylon today,
the World and its system? There are many different opinions. But for now let us
see. HaSatan is also called be’elsebub
(Matt 12:27) or ba’alsebuth: “Lord
of the flies”. The flies represent the demons working for HaSatan. So here we can come closer to
see that the “land was ruined because of the swarms of flies” "Sh’mot 8:24" and is a shadow
becoming a dwelling place of demons (swam of flies) in Revelation 18:2. Do you
think the all world do not go after demons? How it is then that so many people
reject the truth, preferring the teaching of “humanism”, “hedonism”
“immorality”, following the laws of men rather than the Torah?......... Babylon
Exo 9:3 see, the hand of יהוה is on your livestock in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the cattle, and on the sheep – a very grievous pestilence. Exo 9:4 “And יהוה shall separate between the livestock of Yisra’ĕl and the livestock of Mitsrayim, and let no matter die of all that belongs to the children of Yisra’ĕl.” ’ ” …….
We have already seen that we don’t have to fear “pestilence” as it is written in Psalm 91......
Pestilence:Strong’s#H1698 דּבר deber BDB Definition: 1) pestilence, plague 2) murrain, cattle disease, cattle-plague ....We have already seen "bird flu", Cattle disease like Kreutzfeld Jacob the cow disease, and many other plagues killing animals “bird flu”. Almost all animals today are raised with “antibiotic” even fish farm. In
Europe people like to eat salmon and they don't even
realize that they are raised in fish farm in some countries and are injected
with “antibiotic” in order to
survive. Pigs cannot today grow without been injected with many vaccines in order to feed for human's consumption.
Yasher 80: 24. and Elohim sent the pestilence, and the pestilence pervaded
in the horses and asses, and in the camels, in herds of oxen and sheep and in
man. 25. and when the Egyptians rose up early in the
morning to take their cattle to pasture they found all their cattle dead. 26.
and there remained of the cattle of the
Egyptians only one in ten, and of
the cattle belonging to Egypt Israel
not one died. Goshen
Exo 9:6 and יהוה did this word on the next day, and all the livestock of Mitsrayim died, but of the livestock of the children of Yisra’ĕl, not one died.
Rev 6:8 and I looked and saw a pale horse. and he who sat on it had the name Death, and the grave followed with him. and authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword (war), and with hunger (famine), and with death, and by the beasts of the earth (animal diseases, pestilance).
Sixth Plague: Exo 9:8 and יהוה said to Mosheh and Aharon, “Fill your hands with ashes from a furnace and let Mosheh scatter it toward the heavens before the eyes of Pharaoh. Exo 9:9 “and it shall become fine dust in all the land of Mitsrayim, and it shall cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast in all the land of Mitsrayim.” Exo 9:10 So they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Mosheh scattered them toward the heavens. And they caused boils, breaking out in sores on man and beast.
This sound like pandemic we have Cancer, AIDS and many other mortal diseases in the all world; dengue brought by Mosquitoes and many other plagues whereby many people die. Verse 9 sounds also like reaction after an atomic explosion through the atomic radiation (ashes falling from heavens) which causes boils (burning inflammations) and sores on men and beast……………..
Yasher 80:27. and Elohim sent a burning inflammation in the flesh of the Egyptians, which burst their skins, and it became a severe itch in all the Egyptians from the soles of their feet to the crowns of their heads. 28. and many boils were in their flesh, that their flesh wasted away until they became rotten and putrid.
Rev 16:2 and the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and an evil and wicked sore came upon the men, those having the mark of the beast and those worshipping his image.
Isa 48:10 behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. ……………..;
The Seventh Plague:
Exo 9:18 “See, tomorrow about this time I am causing very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Mitsrayim, from the day of its founding until now. Exo 9:19 “And now send, bring your livestock to safety, and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every beast which is found in the field and is not brought home, and they shall die.” ’ ” Exo 9:20 Those among the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of יהוה made their servants and livestock flee to the houses. Exo 9:21 but those who did not set their heart on the word of יהוה left their servants and livestock in the field. Exo 9:22 Then יהוה said to Mosheh, “Stretch out your hand toward the heavens, and let there be hail in all the land of Mitsrayim – on man, and on beast, and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Mitsrayim.” Exo 9:24 Thus there came to be hail, and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy, such as had not been in all the
since it became a nation. Exo 9:25 and the hail
smote in all the land of Mitsrayim all that was in the field, both man and
beast. And the hail smote every plant of the field and broke every tree of the
field. Exo 9:26 Only in the
land of Goshen, where the children of Yisra’ĕl were, there was no hail.
..................... land of Mitsrayim
Once again a plague that do not touch יהוה’s people!
Rev 8:7 and the first messenger sounded, and there came to be hail and fire mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up
Eze 38:17 ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “Are you the one I spoke of in former days by My servants the prophets of Yisra’ĕl, who prophesied for years in those days, to bring you against them? Eze 38:21 “And I shall call for a sword against Goḡ on all My mountains,” declares the Master יהוה, “the sword of each one being against his brother. Eze 38:22 “and I shall judge him with pestilence and blood, and rain down flooding rain and hailstones, fire and sulphur, on him and on his bands and on the many peoples who are with him.
Psa 148:8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds, Stormy wind that does (listen) His word,
One question can be asked: What is the purpose of all this plagues; we know that יהוה is able to have destroyed Pharaoh in one action. He say that he raised Pharaoh in order to show his power and that His name may be declared throughout the earth. Today people do not know anything, they pretend to know and believe “G-d” for a majority but deny is power by their works. People do not know anything regarding what happen all around the world, earthquake, flood, volcano eruption, tsunami , landslide, pandemic, they run to the local “church”, burn candle, pray to “maria” or “jesus” or other “g-ds” they accept what the call “fatality”, but refuse to change their life style to turn back to the truth. May יהוה have mercy and turn back the heart of some of them and let us keep praying. Can you imagine that your Heavenly Father, who gave His Son, will let you dye in such evil way? Pro 3:5 Trust in YHWH with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
We see change in some Egyptians: Exo 9:20 Those among the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of יהוה made their servants and livestock flee to the houses. ………… These are those who later will follow the Children of Israel walking behind Moshe into the wilderness.
Exo 7:1 So יהוה said to Mosheh, “See, I have made you an elohim1 to Pharaoh, and Aharon your brother is your prophet. Exo 7:2 “You shall speak all that I command you, and Aharon your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, to let the children of Yisra’ĕl go out of his land. Exo 7:3 “But I am going to harden the heart of Pharaoh, and shall increase My signs and My wonders in the
. Exo 7:4 “And Pharaoh is not going to
listen to you, and I shall lay My hand on Mitsrayim, and bring My divisions and
My people, the children of Yisra’ĕl, out of the land
by great judgments. Exo 7:5 “And the Mitsrites shall know that I am יהוה, when I
stretch out My hand on Mitsrayim. And I shall bring the children of
Yisra’ĕl out from among them.” Exo 7:6 and Mosheh and Aharon did as יהוה commanded them, so they did. land of Mitsrayim
Exo 7:7 now Mosheh was eighty years old and Aharon eighty-three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.
Exo 7:8 and יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying, Exo 7:9 “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aharon, ‘Take your rod and throw it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent.’ ” Exo 7:10 so Mosheh and Aharon went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as יהוה commanded. and Aharon threw his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Exo 7:11 but Pharaoh also called the wise men and the practisers of witchcraft. And they, the magicians of Mitsrayim, also did so with their magic. Exo 7:12 and they, each one, threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But the rod of Aharon swallowed up their rods. Exo 7:13 and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them, as יהוה had said. Exo 7:14 and יהוה said to Mosheh, “The heart of Pharaoh is hard, he refuses to let the people go. Exo 7:15 “Go to Pharaoh in the morning, as he goes out to the water, and you shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him. And take in your hand the rod which was turned into a serpent. Exo 7:16 “And you shall say to him, ‘יהוה the Elohim of the Heḇrews has sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, so that they serve Me in the wilderness,” but see, until now you have not listened! Exo 7:17 ‘Thus said יהוה, “By this you know that I am יהוה. See, I am striking the waters which are in the river with the rod that is in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood, Exo 7:18 and the fish in the river shall die. And the river shall stink, and the Mitsrites shall find it impossible to drink the water of the river.” ’ ” Exo 7:19 and יהוה spoke to Mosheh, “Say to Aharon, ‘Take your rod and stretch out your hand over the waters of Mitsrayim, over their streams, over their rivers, over their ponds, and over all their pools of water, that they become blood. And there shall be blood in all the
, both in wooden and in stone containers.’ ” land of Mitsrayim
Exo 7:20 and Mosheh and Aharon did so, as יהוה commanded. And he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. Exo 7:21 and the fish that were in the river died, and the river stank, and the Mitsrites were unable to drink the water of the river. And the blood was in all the
Exo 7:22 and the magicians of Mitsrayim
did the same with their magic. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he
did not listen to them, as יהוה had said. land of Mitsrayim
Exo 7:23 and Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and his heart was not moved by this either. Exo 7:24 and all the Mitsrites dug all around the river for water to drink, for they were unable to drink the water of the river. Exo 7:25 and seven days were completed after יהוה had struck the river. Seven, the number for perfection on earth!
Exo 8:1 and יהוה spoke to Mosheh, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus said יהוה, “Let My people go, so that they serve Me. Exo 8:2 “But if you refuse to let them go, see, I am smiting all your border with frogs. Exo 8:3 “And the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and shall come into your house, and into your bedroom, and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading bowls, Exo 8:4 and the frogs shall come up on you and on your people and on all your servants.” ’ ”Exo 8:5 and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Say to Aharon, ‘Stretch out your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up on the
” Exo 8:6 so Aharon stretched out his hand over the waters of
Mitsrayim, and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Mitsrayim .
Exo 8:7 and the magicians did so with
their magic, and brought up frogs on the land of Mitsrayim .
Exo 8:8 Pharaoh then called for Mosheh and Aharon, and said,
“Pray to יהוה to take away
the frogs from me and from my people, and I shall let the people go to
slaughter to יהוה.” Exo 8:9 and Mosheh said to Pharaoh,
“Explain yourself to me: When am I to pray for you, and for your servants, and
for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, and remain only
in the river?” Exo 8:10 so he said, “Tomorrow.” And he
said, “Let it be according to your word, so that you know that there is no one
like יהוה our Elohim. Exo 8:11 “and the frogs shall turn aside
from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people –
they shall remain in the river only.” Exo 8:12 and Mosheh and Aharon went out
from Pharaoh. And Mosheh cried out to יהוה concerning the frogs which He had
brought against Pharaoh. Exo 8:13 and יהוה did according to the word of
Mosheh. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of
the fields. Exo 8:14 and they gathered them together
in heaps, and the land stank. Exo 8:15 and when Pharaoh saw that there
was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, as יהוה had said. Exo 8:16 and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Say to Aharon,
‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it becomes gnats* (small flies) in all the land of Mitsrayim .’ ” * We have seen in the Book of Yasher that gnats were all kind of flies and not only one sort!........ land of Mitsrayim
Exo 8:17 and they did so, and Aharon stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the land became gnats in all the
. Exo 8:18 and the magicians did similarly
with their magic to bring forth gnats, but they
were unable. And there were gnats on man and beast. Exo 8:19 The magicians then said to
Pharaoh, “This is the finger of Elohim!” But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened,
and he did not listen to them, as יהוה had said. Exo 8:20 and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Rise early in
the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water, and say to
him, ‘Thus said יהוה, “Let My people go, so that they serve Me. Exo 8:21 “Or else, if you do not let My
people go, see, I am sending swarms of flies on you and your servants, and on
your people and into your houses. And the houses of the Mitsrites shall be
filled with swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. Exo 8:22 “And in that day I shall
separate the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies
shall be there, so that you know that I
am יהוה in the midst of the land. Exo 8:23 “and I shall put a distinction between My people and your people.
Tomorrow this sign shall be.” ’ ” Exo 8:24 and יהוה did so, and thick swarms of flies
came into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the
land of Mitsrayim, and the land was ruined because of the swarms of flies. Exo 8:25 Pharaoh then called for Mosheh
and Aharon, and said, “Go, slaughter to your Elohim in the land.” Exo 8:26 and Mosheh said, “It is not
right to do so, for we would be slaughtering the abomination of the Mitsrites
to יהוה our Elohim. See, if we slaughter the abomination of the
Mitsrites before their eyes, would they not stone us? Exo 8:27 “Let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness, then we shall
slaughter to יהוה our Elohim, as He commands us.” Exo 8:28 and Pharaoh said, “I am letting
you go, then you shall slaughter to יהוה your Elohim in the wilderness.
Only, do not go very far away! Pray for me.” Exo 8:29 and Mosheh said, “See, when I
leave you I shall pray to יהוה, and tomorrow
the swarms of flies shall depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his
people. But do not let Pharaoh again deceive, not to let the people go to
slaughter to יהוה.” Exo 8:30 and Mosheh went out from Pharaoh
and prayed to יהוה. Exo 8:31 and יהוה did according to the word of Mosheh and removed the swarms of flies
from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. Not one remained. Exo 8:32 but Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time too, and did not let the
people go. Exo 9:1
and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Go in to Pharaoh and speak to him, ‘Thus
said יהוה Elohim of the Heḇrews, “Let My people go, so that they serve Me. Exo 9:2 “For if you refuse to let them
go, and still hold them, Exo 9:3 see, the hand of יהוה is on your livestock in the field, on the horses, on the
donkeys, on the camels, on the cattle, and on the sheep – a very grievous
pestilence. Exo 9:4 “and יהוה shall separate between the
livestock of Yisra’ĕl and the livestock of Mitsrayim, and let no matter die of all that belongs to the children of Yisra’ĕl.”
’ ” Exo 9:5 and יהוה set an appointed time, saying,
“Tomorrow יהוה is going to do this word in the land.” land of Mitsrayim
Exo 9:6 and יהוה did this word on the next day, and all the livestock of Mitsrayim died, but of the livestock of the children of Yisra’ĕl, not one died. Exo 9:7 Then Pharaoh sent, and see, not even one of the livestock of the Yisra’ĕlites was dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go. Exo 9:8 and יהוה said to Mosheh and Aharon, “Fill your hands with ashes from a furnace and let Mosheh scatter it toward the heavens before the eyes of Pharaoh.
Exo 9:9 “And it shall become fine dust in all the land of Mitsrayim, and it shall cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast in all the land of Mitsrayim.” Exo 9:10 So they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Mosheh scattered them toward the heavens. And they caused boils, breaking out in sores on man and beast.
Exo 9:11 and the magicians were unable to stand before Mosheh because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians and on all the Mitsrites. Exo 9:12 but יהוה hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them, as יהוה had said to Mosheh. Exo 9:13 and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus said יהוה Elohim of the Heḇrews, “Let My people go, so that they serve Me,
Exo 9:14 for at this time I am sending all My plagues unto your heart, and on your servants and on your people, so that you know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.
Exo 9:15 “Now if I had stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, then you would have been cut off from the earth. Exo 9:16 “And for this reason I have raised you up, in order to show you My power, and in order to declare My Name in all the earth. Exo 9:17 “You still exalt yourself against My people in that you do not let them go! Exo 9:18 “See, tomorrow about this time I am causing very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Mitsrayim, from the day of its founding until now. Exo 9:19 “And now send, bring your livestock to safety, and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every beast which is found in the field and is not brought home, and they shall die.” ’ ” Exo 9:20 Those among the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of יהוה made their servants and livestock flee to the houses. Exo 9:21 but those who did not set their heart on the word of יהוה left their servants and livestock in the field. Exo 9:22 Then יהוה said to Mosheh, “Stretch out your hand toward the heavens, and let there be hail in all the land of Mitsrayim – on man, and on beast, and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Mitsrayim.” Exo 9:23 then Mosheh stretched out his rod toward the heavens.and יהוה sent thunder and hail, and fire came down to the earth.and יהוה rained hail on the land of Mitsrayim. Exo 9:24 Thus there came to be hail, and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy, such as had not been in all the
became a nation. Exo 9:25 and the hail smote in all the
land of Mitsrayim all that was in the field, both man and beast.and the hail
smote every plant of the field and broke every tree of the field. Exo 9:26 only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Yisra’ĕl were,
there was no hail. Exo 9:27 Pharaoh then sent and called for
Mosheh and for Aharon, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. יהוה is righteous, and my people and I are wrong. land
Exo 9:28 “Pray to יהוה, for there has been enough of the thunder and hail of Elohim. and I am letting you go, so that you stay no longer.” Exo 9:29 and Mosheh said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, let me spread out my hands to יהוה, let the thunder cease and the hail be no more, so that you know that the earth belongs to יהוה.
Psa 24:1 The earth is YHWH's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Exo 9:30 “But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet fear before יהוה Elohim.”
Exo 9:31 and the flax (line), and the barley were smitten, for the barley was in the head (Aviv) and the flax was in bud.
Exo 9:32 but the wheat and the spelt (similar to the wheat) were not smitten, for they were late crops.
Exo 9:33 and Mosheh went out of the city from Pharaoh and spread out his hands to יהוה, and the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth.
Exo 9:34 and Pharaoh saw that the rain, and the hail, and the thunder had ceased, yet he sinned again and he hardened his heart, he and his servants.
Exo 9:35 and the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the children of Yisra’ĕl go, as יהוה had said through Mosheh.
Plagues in the Psalms:
Psa 78:42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
Psa 78:43 how he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:
Psa 78:44 and had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.
Psa 78:45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
Psa 78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust. Psa 78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.
Psa 78:48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
Psa 78:49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
Psa 78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
Psa 78:51 and smote all the firstborn in
chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham (Ham son of Noach).
Psa 105:27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the
land of Ham
Psa 105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
Psa 105:29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
Psa 105:30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
Psa 105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
Psa 105:32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
Psa 105:33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees and brake the trees of their coasts. Psa 105:34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
Psa 105:35 and did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. Psa 105:36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
The prophet Yechezk'el speaks what is still to happen in our days. We can see the similarity in the prophet and action which shall happen.
Eze 28:25 ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “When I have gathered the house of Yisra’ĕl from the peoples among whom they are scattered, I shall be set-apart in them before the eyes of the gentiles. And they shall dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Yaʽaqoḇ. Eze 28:26 “And they shall dwell safely, and build houses, and plant vineyards, and dwell safely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. And they shall know that I am יהוה their Elohim.”
Even after many centuries, יהוה remember Pahraoh's arrogance and will give up the land into the hand of Neḇuḵaḏretstsar. This doesn't mean that Neḇuḵaḏretstsar was righteous, but that יהוה can use whom he wants when he wants:
Pro 16:4 YHWH hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
This we should know in order to be able to understand what is going on in the earth today. We hear on TV that people make wars because they want to establish "their way of life" which they count better. US are involved in many wars and now have call together many other nations to join their war on terrorism. Many people think that Christians are victorious because they do in the Name of G-d. They may be instrument in the hand of יהוה just like Neḇuḵaḏretstsar was, this doesn't mean that they are righteous.
Eze 29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month, the word of יהוה came to me, saying, Eze 29:2 “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh the sovereign of Mitsrayim, and prophesy against him, and against Mitsrayim, all of it.
Eze 29:3 “Speak, and you shall say, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am against you, O Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, O great monster who lies in the midst of his rivers, who has said, ‘My River is my own, and I, I have made it for myself.’
Eze 29:4 “And I shall put hooks in your jaws (to force you), and I shall make the fish of your rivers cling to your scales. And I shall bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, and all the fish in your rivers cling to your scales.
Eze 29:5 “And I shall leave you in the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers. On the face of the field you shall fall, and you shall not be picked up or gathered. I shall give you as food to the beasts of the field and to the birds of the heavens. Eze 29:6 “And all the inhabitants of Mitsrayim shall know that I am יהוה, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Yisra’ĕl. Eze 29:7 “When they grasped you with the hand, you broke and tore all their shoulders. When they leaned on you, you broke and made all their loins shake.”
Eze 29:8 ‘Therefore thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am bringing a sword upon you and shall cut off from you man and beast. Eze 29:9 “And the
a desert and a waste. And they shall know that I am יהוה, because he said, ‘The River is mine, and I have made it.’ Eze 29:10 “Therefore see, I am against you and against your
rivers, and shall make the land
of Mitsrayim land of Mitsrayim an utter waste and a desert, from Miḡdol
to Sewĕnĕh, as far as the border of Kush. Eze 29:11 “No foot of man shall pass
through it, nor foot of beast pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited for forty years. Eze 29:12 “And I shall make the a desert in the midst of the
lands that are waste. And among the cities that are ruined, her cities shall be
a waste forty years. And I shall scatter the Mitsrites among the nations, and I
shall disperse them throughout the lands.” Eze 29:13 ‘For thus said the Master יהוה, “At the end of forty years I shall gather the Mitsrites from
the peoples among whom they were scattered. Eze 29:14 “and I shall turn back the
captivity of Mitsrayim and I shall bring them back to the land of Mitsrayim ,
to the land of their birth, and there they shall be a lowly reign, Eze 29:15 being the lowliest of reigns,
and never again exalt itself above the nations. And I shall make them few so as
not to rule over the nations. Eze 29:16 “and no longer is it to be the
refuge of the house of Yisra’ĕl, bringing to remembrance their crookedness when
they turned to follow them. And they shall know that I am the Master יהוה.” ’ ” Eze 29:17 and it came to be in the twenty-seventh year, in the first
month, on the first of the month, that the word of יהוה came to me, saying, land of Pathros
Eze 29:18 “Son of man, Neḇuḵaḏretstsar sovereign of Baḇel made his army to serve a great service against Tsor, every head was made bald and every shoulder worn bare. But he and his army received no reward from Tsor, for the service he served against it. Eze 29:19 “Therefore thus said the Master יהוה, ‘See, I am giving the
sovereign of Baḇel. And he shall take away her wealth, take her spoil,
and remove her pillage. And it shall be a reward for his army. Eze 29:20 ‘I have given him the land of Mitsrayim as a reward for his labour,
because they worked for Me,’ declares the Master יהוה. land of Mitsrayim
Eze 29:21 ‘In that day I shall make the horn of the house of Yisra’ĕl to spring forth, while I open your mouth to speak in their midst. And they shall know that I am יהוה.’ ” …………..The question in the words of Yechezk’El is to know who is Mitzrayim? It looks like Israel is called by the name Mitzrayim, Pharaoh another name for HaSatan! Why do I say that? Because the forty years can be also a symbol in the sod of the 40 x 50 (Yovel years) and thus make two thousand years, the time space between the two advents of Messiah! ………….Compare with reading from another prophet:
Isa 19:18 in that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to YHWH of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction. Isa 19:19 an that day shall there be an altar to YHWH in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to YHWH. Isa 19:20 and it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto YHWH of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they (who are they?) shall cry unto YHWH because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a savior (who is the Savior?), and a great one and he shall deliver them. Isa 19:21 and YHWH shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know YHWH in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto YHWH, and perform it. Isa 19:22 and YHWH shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to YHWH, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
Isa 19:23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. Isa 19:24 in that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Isa 19:25 Whom YHWH of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
When reading the words of the prophet Yeshayahu we should have in mind that Egypt is a picture of the world as it is today. Sometime Yerushlayim is called Lebanon also, because the cedar used to build the Temple came from Lebanon. Cedar is also a picture of pride!
Rom 9:14 What, then, shall we say? Is there unrighteousness with Elohim? Let it not be! Rom 9:15 for He says to Mosheh, “I shall favour whomever I favour, and I shall have compassion on whomever I have compassion.” Rom 9:16 so, then, it is not of him who is wishing, nor of him who is running, but of Elohim who shows favour. Rom 9:17 for the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this same purpose I have raised you up, to show My power in you, and that My Name be declared in all the earth.”
Rom 9:18 So, then, He favours whom He wishes, and He hardens whom He wishes. Rom 9:19 Then you shall say to me, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His counsel?” Rom 9:20 but who are you, O man, to talk back to Elohim? Shall that which is formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” Rom 9:21 does not the potter have authority over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for value and another not for value? Rom 9:22 and if Elohim, desiring to show wrath, and to make His power known, with much patience tolerated the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, Rom 9:23 and that He might make known the riches of His esteem on vessels of compassion, which He had prepared beforehand for esteem, Rom 9:24 even whom He called, not only us of the Yehuḏim, but also of the gentiles?
Heb 3:1 Therefore, set-apart brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, closely consider the Emissary and High Priest of our confession, Messiah יהושע, . Heb 3:2 who was trustworthy to Him who appointed Him, as also Mosheh in all His house. Heb 3:3 for this One has been deemed worthy of more esteem than Mosheh, as much as He who built the house enjoys more respect than the house. Heb 3:4 for every house is built by someone, but He who built all is Elohim. Heb 3:5 and Mosheh indeed was trustworthy in all His house as a servant, for a witness of what would be spoken later, Heb 3:6 but Messiah as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the boldness and the boasting of the expectation firm to the end.May יהוה bless you and keep you as you follow our Master יהושע in the Torah.