Hi John. My letter which you posted titled "Final thought about the modern parallel to the plagues of Egypt" probably won't make much sense without this section.
About a month or more ago, I posted several letters concerning similarities of the ancient plagues on Egypt to events this year in world news. I even posted some of the news stories about such things as the masses of frogs that clogged roads in Greece, swarms of locusts in Australia, and we can't forget the blood red waters in the Gulf.
Now there are news stories reporting the growing epidemic of bed bugs (similar to lice).
The plagues of Egypt are as follows:
- (water turned to blood killing all fish and other water life. (Dam))
- (frogs (Tsifardeah))
- (lice or gnats (Kinim))
- (flies or beasts (Arov))
- (disease on livestock (Dever))
- (boils (Shkhin)) unhealable
- (hail mixed with fire (Barad))
- (locusts (Arbeh))
- (darkness (Choshech))
- (death of the first-born of all humans and animals who do not have marked doorposts. (Makat b'chorot), )
I think the strange coincidence between what we see in the news and the plagues of Egypt might be a warning to those who are perceptive enough to make the connections. The warning may be that time is short. Clearly, these are not the tribulation signs found in Revelations, but they may well be signs nevertheless. God uses patterns and parallels. Just from what I've seen reported by various news sources, all of the modern equivalents to the plagues have occurred in 2010. They have occurred in various places on the globe, but in fairly quick sequence.
Just this past weekend, I saw news reports from Moscow. Due to the fires in Russia, you could barely see your hand in front of your face in one of the largest cities in the world. Is this darkness another parallel? I don't know, but I am paying attention. I think when I first started seeing the parallels, I thought my imagination was running away with me. Now, I'm really beginning to wonder.
The plagues of Egypt were a precursor to the Jews leaving for the promised land. Are the events I'm seeing in current events a precursor for another departure?