Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hail and Fire

Exo 9:18 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
Exo 9:19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
Exo 9:20 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
Exo 9:21 And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.

This was one of the Egyptian plagues that came by the will of God through Moses. Hail fell that was flashing with fire, it destroyed all living things that it fell upon. The land of Goshen and God's people were spared from this plague. The wise will obey the warnings of the LORD. If the warnings of God are ignored, then sudden disaster may come to the people of the world. Those who left their servants and cattle in the field because they did not believe God suffered the loss of them all. If the people ignore the word and protection of God, then they shall find that calamities shall fall upon them.

2Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

The Spirit of God is not easily provoked. When Jesus was traveling into Samaria and they did not receive him, his disciples wanted to call fire down upon them, but he was more compassionate.

Luke 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
Luke 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

Jehovah is the deliverer of his people. He used Moses as a deliverer and then Jesus came to deliver people from their sins. People hear them and flee from the wrath to come by believing and obeying the LORD. Hear the voice of Jesus and receive him as your Lord and savior. Flee the wrath to come by coming to the one who delivers us from sin and death.

John 3:16 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.

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