Revealing the Prince, Beast, 7 year ‘Confirmer’.
Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Revealing Fallen Angels or the Watchers, the third and final ‘great’ Fallen Angel Incursion.
Revelation 12:7-12 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens
Revealing the Prince, Beast, Confirmer, Lawless One, Son of Perdition AND Revealing the Fallen Angels, the Watchers or ‘Strong, Powerful, Great Delusions.’
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
Comparing How the 10 Plagues of Egypt (Millennia Past) Can Prepare Us for Events to Come (Imminent Future) in the 7 Year Tribulation. ‘They are almost IDENTICAL.’ Here is the Biblical ‘Proof.’ ‘Buckle-Up Buttercup!’ ‘Ruh-Roh, There is nothing new under the sun.’ If you are ‘left behind’, here is SOME of the things you have to look forward to.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld Contributing Writer2021 16 Apr CrossWalk
The 10 plagues of Egypt make for engaging church school stories and dramatic film depictions as Moses leads the Israelites to freedom. We memorize the plagues as if one day there will be a quiz (keep reading, there just might be!). And they are remembered whenever followers of God celebrate the Passover. But are the plagues of Egypt more relevant than we might initially consider? Might they also foreshadow coming events and even deliver a message about the danger and audacity of idolatry?
What Are the 10 Plagues of Egypt?
In the time of Joseph at the end of the book of Genesis, the Israelites had found provision amid famine in Egypt. Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob, had risen to second in authority in the land. He forgave the brothers who sold him into slavery and asked them to relocate their father and all their people to Egypt so he could care for them. As Genesis closes, all seems well with relations between Egypt and Israel.
At the opening of Exodus, however, generations have lived and died in Egypt. At one point, the Israelites grew to such a number they were a threat to Egypt and so became enslaved. Now, they are suffering under Pharaoh, but God hears their prayers, and Moses is born.
When Moses was well into adulthood (he was actually about 80 at the time God sent Him to Pharaoh), he was empowered by God to go with his brother, Aaron to demand that Pharaoh “let My people go.” Pharaoh is not inclined to release his workforce and so, in a series of back-and-forth negotiations, Moses urges Pharaoh to relent and when he doesn’t, God sends plague after plague against the nation of Egypt.
Night Watchman Comparison; 1948 to 2028 = 80 years. 80 years for the Moses Israelites and 80 years for the ‘modern-era’ Tribulation Israelites. ‘8’ is a new era or epoch. God redeemed Israel from Pharaoh after 80 years of captivity via Moses. God redeems Israel 80 years after its ‘modern rebirth from a valley of dry bones.’ 2028 is when Israel turns 80, and is ‘redeemed’ by Jesus Christ at the very end of the Tribulation. Like Moses leading Israel out of the ‘clutches’ of Pharaoh (an antichrist like figure), Jesus saves Tribulation Israel from the clutches of Satan and his Antichrist. Basically the same plot or theme, played out by Moses and then by Jesus Christ, literally thousands of years apart.
The first plague is described at the end of Exodus seven (versus Tribulation 7 years). Here, under God’s instruction, Moses strikes the Nile, and it turns to blood, killing all the fish and sending a stench throughout the land. Further, Aaron stretches out his staff and all the other bodies of water also turn to blood—even the water already gathered into containers. (God is nothing, if not thorough when He makes a point.)
Night Watchman Tribulation Comparison:
Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; (Instead of the Nile and Moses, an ‘angel’ strikes the sea with an asteroid causing it to turn to blood.)
Revelation 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
Revelation 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
All the ‘waters’, both seas and rivers became as blood.
Next, God sends a plague of frogs to cover the land and follows that with plagues of gnats/lice and then flies, detailed in Exodus 8. In Exodus 9, God sends a plague that kills the livestock of the Egyptians but doesn’t touch the livestock of Israel. Also in Exodus 9, He sends a plague of boils on the Egyptians and then a rain of hail with flashes of fire that fell on the Egyptians but not in the land Israel inhabited.
Night Watchman Tribulation Comparison:
Revelation 16:3 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
‘Boils’ or Sores
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. (Instead of upon the ‘Egptians.’)
Revelation 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent [about 75 to 100 lbs]: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plaguethereof was exceeding great.
‘Fire or Heat Falling’ on Men
Revelation 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
‘But NOT in the land Israel Inhabited’ (Supernatural Protection of Israel)
Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (Israel supernaturally protected in Petra, for 3.5 years, 2024-2028.) 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Pharaoh continues to resist the Lord’s command so in Exodus 10, God sends a plague of locusts who devour every plant the hail did not destroy. This was followed by three days of darkness so thick, none of the Egyptians moved for three days (although there was plenty of light in the land of Goshen where the Israelites dwelled).
Revelation 9 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. 5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
The final plague, detailed in Exodus 11 and 12, was the death of every firstborn child in Egypt. This event is what is commemorated in the Passover. Every Israelite house sacrificed a lamb and put the blood of the lamb on the two doorposts and the lintels of their home so the Lord would pass over that home. At this final and terrible plague, Pharaoh finally relented, and Moses led the Israelites to freedom. They made their “exodus” from slavery.
‘Blood of the Lamb’ (Blood of Christians). Satan was ‘allowed’ to kill Christ, Antichrist will be ‘allowed’ to kill Christians.
Five (5) verses of satanic influence over the Beast / Antichrist who martyrs the Christian Saints, during the coming seven (7) year Tribulation and Great Tribulation:
Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
This final plague, severe as it was, foreshadowed the death of God’s own Son, who would become the lamb sacrificed for the sins of the world. Jesus rose to life again, becoming the “firstborn of the dead” as referenced in Revelation 1:5 and Colossians 1:18.
Why Did God Send These Specific Plagues on Egypt?
The choice of specific plagues is fascinating and speaks directly to God’s nature and His clear message about the danger of idolatry. Everything God does has a purpose and usually a layered message. Besides the nuisance nature of each plague, they were each also designed to be an affront to the false gods worshipped in Egypt at that time. God demonstrating to Pharaoh that He, alone, is the One True God. Here are the plagues and the corresponding Egyptian ‘god’.
The Nile turns to blood: The Egyptian god Hapi was pictured as a water bearer and was known as the God of the Nile.
Frogs: Heket goddess of fertility, was depicted with the head of a frog.
Gnats/Lice: Geb was the god of the earth (or the dust of the earth). When Aaron waved his staff over the “dust of the earth,” there arose a plague of gnats or lice.
Flies: Khepri, the god of creation, was depicted as having the head of a fly.
Livestock: Hathor, the goddess of love and protection, was depicted with the head of a cow.
Boils: Isis was the goddess of medicine [genetics, vaccine], so God sent unyielding [noisome, grievous, burning, painful, searing] boils to affect the people [Tribulation; ‘who had the genetic modifiying vaccine mark of the Beast]
Hail: Nut, the goddess of the sky, is what inspired God to send hail and fire from above.
Locusts: Seth was the god of storms and disorder. God sent a storm cloud of locusts that destroyed their food supply.
Darkness: Ra is the famous Egyptian god of the sun which God darkened for three days while sustaining light in the land of Goshen where the Israelites dwelled. [Tribulation; ‘Ra and the Children of the Sun’ are the fallen angels, ‘watchers’ and the third and greatest fallen angel or watcher incursion in mankind’s history. Same lie or ‘great delusion’, different millennia.]
Firstborn Death: Pharaoh [Tribulation: Antichrist] set himself up to be worshiped as a god, so God came against him with the death of every firstborn in the land, including Pharaoh’s child. [Tribulation: worship of the Antichrist and medicine as god, various family members killed by genetic modifying vaccines or those family members killed by beheading.]
God is God and there is no other. In Exodus 20, God gives Moses the 10 Commandments, the first of which is to “have no other god before me.” Exodus 20:3 In Isaiah 44:6 ESV, God repeats Himself when He emphasizes, “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.’”
In the Bible, the number ten indicates completion (allness or physical completion as to things on earth, October 23, 2017 – October 23, 2027 = 10 years for NEOM Babylon, the ‘Beast’s Seat’, destroyed by a 10.0 earthquake into three (3) parts). The Egyptians were “completely” plagued. The 10 Commandments were the complete foundation for God’s law for His people once they were delivered from slavery. God is clear that He is our Creator and He designed us to be in relationship with Him, to worship Him alone. He repeats this message throughout the Bible and makes the dangers of idolatry evident. Idolatry deceives us into wandering from the One True God. What could be more dangerous than walking away from life toward death?
Where Else Can We Find Instances of Plagues in the Bible?
There are other mentions of plagues in the Bible. When the Israelites complained about manna in the wilderness and agitators stirred the people up with a craving for quail, God sent them quail. They consumed so much God also sent them a plague to teach them a lesson about gratitude. This fascinating story is in Numbers 11. Then in Numbers 16, God sends another plague to address a rebellion. Yet again, in Numbers 26, there is a plague associated with the people’s worship of Baal. In 2 Samuel 24, David’s sin is punished by a pestilence or plague that kills 70,000 men. (Tribulation: 7,000 Jewish men are killed by an earthquake when the two Jewish prophets, who proclaim the gospel, are killed by the Beast / Antichrist in Jerusalem. 2024.)
God appears to send plagues or pestilence to thwart and punish idolatry and to persuade the rebellious to repent and turn from their ways. As harsh as a plague is, God knows that it is harsher to spend eternity separated from Him, the true source of all light, love, and eternal life. So, even though the 10 plagues were directed at Pharaoh, their message still resonates for us.
I remember talking with a single dad once about raising boys in a tough neighborhood. He told me he was very strict when it came to behavioral expectations outside their home because “I need them to be more concerned about what I think than about what the gangs think. They believe I’m tough but I’m tough to prevent them from being influenced by people who are dangerous and don’t love them the way I do.” God’s strictest actions are still motivated by His love and from His holy and righteous nature.
How Can the 10 Plagues of Egypt Prepare Us for the Events of Revelation?
Plagues make a strong comeback in the Book of Revelation. After the Rapture when the believers are reunited with Christ, God revisits plagues on the earth, now largely populated by those who refuse to enter a saving relationship with Jesus. Each plague is intensified, and they are intended to persuade rebellious humanity to repent and turn to God.
The plagues God sends in Revelation will sound familiar—sores, oceans turned to blood, freshwater turned to blood, the sun’s heat intensified, darkness, drying up of the Euphrates river, hail. There is an invasion of locusts that are not like any locusts we’ve seen yet—with the power of scorpions to inflict pain on humans.
Revelation 9:20-21 ESV provides insight into the purpose of these terrible plagues and the persistence of some people who harden their hearts against God, like Pharaoh, even killing the few people on earth who come to salvation following the Rapture. “The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.” God’s purpose, even towards the end of the age, is to draw people to repentance.
Plagues and pestilence are harsh forces to bring to bear to motivate people to abandon idolatry and turn to God. Taken out of the context of the story of God’s relentless love and plan for redemption, they could give less than a full picture of God’s character. But consider this. If a parent discovers a rebellious child is using drugs, they may first use incentives or rewards to persuade. But, if the young person progresses to heroin or crack cocaine, they may need to take more drastic measures. These drastic measures are not intended to harm their child but rather to deliver them from a serious danger the child is not acknowledging. If we are friends with the parent from the beginning of their child’s life, we understand his or her actions in the context of love. If we only meet the parent when they are taking drastic measures to secure their child’s freedom from heroin, we may not readily see the love motivating the actions.
When God employs plagues, His desire is not to harm, but to use drastic measures to deliver the people He loves from their life-threatening addiction to sin. It will eventually destroy them, whereas turning to Him, will provide them with eternal life. Pulling the plagues out of the greater story is tempting because they do fuel the imagination. Instead, it’s important whenever we teach about the plagues that we teach them in the context of God’s loving, redemptive plan in which He sends His Only Son to become the Passover lamb, sacrificed for the sins of the world. If we rely on Jesus for our deliverance, we will not face the plagues when they revisit the earth in the time of Revelation.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a blogger, speaker, coach, and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored four encouraging, unsettling books including Running from a Crazy Man and The Art of Hard Conversations. She speaks her mind at www.loriroeleveld.com.
Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.