Today we begin Exodus Chapter 11.
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“YHVH said to Moshe, “I’m going to bring still one more plague on Pharaoh and Egypt, and after that he will let you leave here. When he does let you go, he will throw you out completely!”-Exodus 11:1
There is one important distinction that needs to be made between the final 10th plague and all the nine strokes of Egypt that came before.
During all of the prior nine plagues, Pharaoh and Egypt still had a chance to repent.
During this time God wanted the Egyptian people to turn to Him as God and Savior and we’ll see later that many did.
So each of these nine strokes were divine warnings.
God was telling the people to turn to Him now while you can.
However the 10th plague represents judgement.
It brought with it NO chance to repent.
The opportunity to change one’s mind had passed.
Egypt’s fate was set.
The final separation between the darkness of Egypt and the light of Israel would be achieved.
This is actually what happens when you die.
You will either be thrust into everlasting CHOSEK or “darkness” for all eternity.
Or you will live basking in God’s OWR or “light” for all eternity.
And from this condition, whether it is light or darkness, there will be NO choice nor opportunity to turn back FOREVER.
We will see that chapters 11 and 12 of Exodus are all about God’s judgement.
Judgement is the time when we receive what is due us based on God’s justice system and more often than not results in a negative consequence.
The truth is all of us will be judged upon death.
Those who have trusted God by way of His son Yeshua will NOT be condemned.
However, those who have not trusted God by way of His son Yeshua WILL BE condemned.
Pharaoh and Egypt had been given 9 chances before it was too late.
And as long as one still has the breath of life in them, there is still a chance to turn to the God of Israel and be saved.
The first step is to look to Yeshua.
CONNECTING THIS TEACHING TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die,
but after this the judgment“
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.