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Exodus 8 Study Guide & Breakdown


The Plague of Frogs – Continued – (Exodus 8:1-11) …


1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘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 land of Egypt.’” 2 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt. 3 And the magicians did so with their [a]enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.

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

5 And Moses said to Pharaoh, “Accept the honor of saying when I shall intercede for you, for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, that they may remain in the river only.”

6 So he said, “Tomorrow.” And he said, “Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like the Lord our God. 7 And the frogs shall depart from you, from your houses, from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only.”

8 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh. And Moses cried out to the Lord concerning the frogs which He had brought against Pharaoh. 9 So the Lord did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields. 10 They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank. 11 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not heed them, as the Lord had said.


NOTES Exodus 8 – (vv. 4, 6, 11) …


8:4: Let’s take another look at (Exodus 5:2), Pharaoh refuses to acknowledge the Lord, saying, “Who is He, that I should obey His voice??? But now he asks for intercessory prayer to the Lord on his behalf and that of his people … However, he still worships the gods of Egypt; the Lord is only another god to add to his list …

Notes from Exodus 5:2: Pharaoh asked perhaps the most important question in human history: “WHO IS THE LORD???” But in his arrogance, he boldly stated, “I DO NOT KNOW THE LORD” … His ignorance stemmed from his arrogance, for he was his own lord … Shortly, he would know Him to be the Lord of all the earth, but he would still refuse to obey Him …


8:6: The Lord is Lord of all, and Pharaoh needed to realize that, but he didn’t … and he is not one among others …

8:11: Pharaoh still refused to forsake his idols and believe in the Lord … So, he hardened his heart – (look at my notes for Exodus 4:21) …


The Plague of Lice – (Exodus 8:12-15) …


12 So the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become [c]lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’ ” 13 And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

14 Now the magicians so worked with their [d]enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So, there were lice on man and beast. 15 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the[e] finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as the Lord had said.


Notes – Exodus 8 (v. 15) …


8:15: THE FINGER OF GOD is the Holy Spirit – (Matthew 12:28; and Luke 11:20) … The operation of the Spirit brought the lice upon Egypt, for the Father works through the Son and in the Spirit …


Matthew 12:28: But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Luke 11:20: Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent:


The Plague of Flies – Exodus 8 (vv. 15, & 28) …


16 And the Lord said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water. Then say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 17 Or else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and the ground on which they stand. 18 And in that day, I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the land. 19I will [f]make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.”’” 20 And the Lord did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies.

21 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God in the land.”

22 And Moses said, “It is not right to do so, for we would be sacrificing the abomination of the Egyptians to the Lord our God. If we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, then will they not [g]stone us? 23 We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God as He will command us.”

24 So Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. Intercede for me.”

25 Then Moses said, “Indeed I am going out from you, and I will entreat the Lord, that the swarms of flies may depart tomorrow from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. But let Pharaoh not deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.”

26 So Moses went out from Pharaoh and entreated the Lord. 27 And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; He removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. Not one remained. 28 But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.


Notes Exodus 8 (vv. 18; & 28) …


8:18: Egypt’s gods were lords of Egypt, but the Lord is the Lord of all the earth the Creator … Therefore, the gods of Egypt were not lords in any sense of the matter whatsoever … However, Pharaoh was too arrogant to acknowledge the true Lord … After the Lord became Incarnate, His parents took him to Egypt, where as a baby He destroyed the idols of Egypt and brought to the nation to Himself – (Isaiah 19:1, & vv. 18-22) …

Isaiah 19:1: The burden[a] against Egypt.

Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will [b]totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.


Isaiah 19:18-22: 18 In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear by the Lord of hosts; one will be called the City of [a]Destruction.

19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border. 20 And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. 21 Then the Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the Lord and perform it. 22 And the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the Lord, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.


8:28: Pharaoh hardened his own heart through free will- free choice – (see also my notes in Exodus 4:21) …


Psalm 67 (68) Study Guide & Breakdown …


PSALM 67 (68): Is a prophecy of the Resurrection of Christ – (THE END, v. 1) and His Ascension into heaven – (v. 19; see also Ephesians 4:8) … In hymns of the Church, THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD – (v. 16) is seen as referring to the Mother of God … Throughout the psalm, the blessings given the Church by the Resurrection are enumerated … For example, Christ trampled death – (v. 21) and crushed the satanic hordes of fallen angels – (v. 22) …


CLOSING …

Romans 11:18


do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you…


The Lord is the true vine meaning we are branches, and so He is th

e root that holds us together so for it is written there is no other God but Him, and man shall not live by bread alone but by the words of God as well … The Lord held Moses and Aaron together by His mighty Hand- Finger His awesome power of the Holy Spirit … Keep trusting and having faith in the Lord, he sees us through all afflictions no matter how big or small they are …


Revelation 2:2-3:


2 “I know your works, your labor, your [b]patience, and that you cannot [c]bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.


Hold the faith and trust and do not lose your first love, keep doing good, and shunning evil … We cannot grow weary in doing good no matter how bad it gets, He is always watching- Because Christ is in our midst …






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