Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Magicians Fail

Exo 8:16  And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 
Exo 8:17  And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Exo 8:18  And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
Exo 8:19  Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

Well, for the first time, the magicians could not  copy the miracles of the ten plagues against Egypt; they were unable to bring forth more lice. Why were the magicians copying the plagues and why if they had any power, were they unable to reverse the plagues? Was it to not to show themselves equal to God?  Well the devil is a copier, but never for good and what he copies is usually a fake, a fraud or illusion. These illusions make excuses for the unbelievers and scoffers of God. This is one plague that they were unable to copy, even saying that it was the finger of God.

Lice or vermin cause itching discomfort. Hitler called the Jewish people vermin, or lice as an excuse to exterminate them all. Because of the filthy living conditions in the concentration camps the Jewish prisoners were infested with lice in their sleeping quarters. This kept the guards out of the barracks. One story of Corrie Ten Boom who survived the holocaust of the Nazis was that they smuggled parts of the Bible into the sleeping quarters and were able to share the Bible because the guards did not want to be where the lice were at.

Lice were a judgement upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians because they would not yet let his people go. It is always best to do as God says and not to put your stubborn will against him. Better to be blessed than to be under his correction or judgement. Learn the word of God, believe him and obey, to avoid the lies of the devil.

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