Who is Jesus Chapter 3
Moses was sent by God to set them free, but the Pharaoh would not let the people go, because they were valuable slaves working hard for him. Moses warned Pharaoh that if he did not allow the people to go; terrible things would happen.
7. Thunder and Hail: Exodus 9:18 The seventh plague brought torrential rains, thunder, and hail that killed people, animals, and crops. Despite the fact that Pharaoh admitted his sin, once the storm calmed he again refused freedom to the Hebrews.
8. Locust: If Pharaoh thought frogs and lice were bad, the locusts of the eighth plague would prove to be the most devastating. These insects ate every green plant they could find. Afterwards, Pharaoh admitted to Moses that he had sinned - -
9. Darkness: Three days of complete darkness stretched over the lands of
The tenth and most terrible plague was now coming: The Angel of Death was being charged to visit that night and slay all the first born son's in the homes of the Un-Protected.
10. Death Angel visits: Exodus 11:4, 5 And Moses said, Thus says the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
God gave Moses detailed instructions for the Children of Israel; How to be protected and it involved a lasting ceremony that is still celebrated today: "The Passover Feast."
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They were being instructed to select a perfect lamb for each household and to prepare a meal where they were to eat the roasted lamb, and burn anything left over. They were to be packed up and ready to leave in the morning.
They were to kill the lamb and collect the blood in a clean basin. To protect each dwelling from the angel of death, they were to use hyssop and dip it into the blood and sprinkle the blood on each door post and on the lentil (top) of the door. This was important, because when the "Death Angel passed by that night, and saw the blood on the doors, the angel would PASS OVER those homes and not slay the first born male child.
The blood was a picture of Christ Jesus' shed blood that is available to save us from our sins. Today when we partake of "communion" as Jesus asked us; we remember his broken body and shed blood.
Luke 22:19, 20 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.