“And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.” (Exodus 10:3)
THE SIXTH PLAGUE WAS BOILS BREAKING OUT ON MAN AND BEAST AND THE MAGICIANS COULD NOT STAND BEFORE MOSES BECAUSE OF THE BOILS.
“And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace,
and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast. And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.” (Exodus 9:8-12 ).
HOWEVER THE 7th AND LAST PLAGUE IN REVELATION IS THE HAIL WITH LIGHTENING THAT RUNS ALONG THE GROUND.
Rev 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Rev 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his
shame. Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. [Overlooking the valley of Jezreel, the meaning of God to point back to Mount Carmel, was where Elijah suggested, “If God than God, if you want to follow Baal then Baal” The museum at the foot of Mount Megiddo points to the day when the world will be gathered to the place of judgment, to have freedom to choose between God and not god. Har means Mountain Megiddo is the city of Ahab and Jezebel, before that Salomon had his chariots there to protect the border of Israel. Again the world has wandered away after their gods of flesh.]
Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Rev 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Rev 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
“From age to age the Lord has made known the manner of His working. When a crisis has come, He has revealed himself, and he interposed to hinder the working out of Satan’s plan’s. With nations, with families, and with individuals, He [God] has often permitted matters to come to a crisis that His interference might become marked. Then He has made manifest that there is a God in Israel who will maintain His law and vindicate His people.
“In this time of prevailing iniquity we may know that the last great crisis is at hand. When the defiance of God’s law is almost universal, when His people are oppressed and afflicted by their fellow man, the Lord will interpose.
“The time is near when He [God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit] will say, “Come, My people, enter thou into
thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth, for their iniquity; the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isaiah 26:20,21). Men who claim to be Christians may now defraud and oppress the poor; they may rob the widow and fatherless; they may indulge their Satanic hatred because they cannot control the consciences of God’s people; but for all this God will bring them into judgement. They “shall have judgment without mercy” that have showed no mercy.” (James 2:13) Not long hence they will stand before the Judge of all the earth, to render an account for the pain they have caused to the bodies and souls of His heritage. They many not indulge in false accusations, they may deride those whom God has appointed to do His work, they may consign His believing ones to prison, to the chain gang, to banishment, to death; but for every pang of anguish, every tear shed, they must answer. God will reward them double for their sins. Concerning Babylon, the symbol of the apostate church, He [God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost] says to His ministers of judgment, “Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works; in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.” (Revelation 18:5,6)
“From India, from Africa, from China, from the islands of the sea, from the down trodden millions of so-called Christian lands, the cry of human woe is ascending to God. That cry will not long be unanswered. God will cleanse the earth from its moral corruption, not by a sea of water as in Noah’s day, but by a sea of fire that cannot be quenched by any human devising.“
“There shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time; and at that time Thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1
“From garrets, from hovels, from dungeons, from scaffolds, from mountains and deserts, from the caves of the earth and the caverns of the sea, Christ will gather His children to Himself. On earth they have been destitute, afflicted, and tormented. Millions have gone down to the grave loaded with infamy because they refused to yield to the deceptive claims of Satan. By human tribunals the children of God have been adjudged the vilest criminals. But the day is near when “God is judge Himself!” ) (Psalms 50:6). Then the decisions of earth shall be reversed. “The rebuke of His people shall He take away.” (Isaiah 25:8). White robes will be given to every one of them. (Revelation6:11.) And they shall call them the holy people, the redeemed of the lord.” (Isaiah 62:12)
“Whatever crosses they have been called to bear, whatever losses they have sustained, whatever persecution the have suffered,even to the loss of their temporal life; the children of God are amply recompensed. “Thy shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4) Christ’s Object Lessons, Ellen White (1827-1915) p. 178-180.
Luke 13:33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be
that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
Luke 13:35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Comment by Author Connie Ordelheide Anderson
In doing this research, comes the blessing to me, to humble myself, to bow down to My Creator God. The Elijah message is not wanted today. No one wants to hear, “You should not be living with you’re neighbor’s wife.” Ministers are reluctant to say, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” But our Bridegroom is standing at the door, waiting for us to allow Him to enter, to protect, to defend, to guide, to heal, to steal a moment with us, as we walk and talk with Him. The time has come when men have become like a Catholic Priest, forgiving sins. That is why the Blood Moons have come again, to bring us to see, we cannot follow man, we must turn to hide in the arms of Jesus, like the angel Michael is, the Great Prince of God, the Son of God born of human flesh.
Today, I prayed the prayer given to Moses. I took ashes from my furnace and threw them into the air. With the ashes in Moses day, came the plague of boils. Pharaoh only hardened his heart toward God. His pride was for his own god. But the last plague to Egypt, took his son away, and then Pharaoh got angry, and finally let God’s people go.
But the prayers of those being run out their countries for being Christians or Jews have come up to
God, as before, when a crisis comes, we call on Him. Like Jonah, the unwilling servant, went to Nineveh, modern day Mosul in Iraq! Then GOD did what He always does, “He forgives to the utmost!” Then Jonah was disgusted. How can GOD know the heart and motives of men, when they say, “I AM CHANGED.” GOD can because GOD knows the motives of every heart. He can read your mind. I can’t.
Once the door of the heart is open to Jesus, it is because we are saved by the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. The question remains, “Am I wearing His Robe of his Righteousness? Or Am I wearing my own righteousness and denying the voice of the Holy Spirit?” Only God knows! Humble me to be His servant and may nothing come out of my mouth that will displease or ruin the character of my best friend Jesus!
These warnings must come before the punishment is given because Jesus brings His reward with Him when He comes. “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Revelation 22:12)