Exodus Chapter 8 Discussion



 
  • GiGi on Exodus 8 - 2 years ago
    ...continued When Moses continued to press Pharaoh to let the Israelites go into the wilderness to worship, Pharaoh relents and says they can go, but not to go far. People who are being released from bondage no longer need to listen or obey the former master under whom they had been in bondage to. People also, should wish to get as far away from this "master" as they can and not look back. Because, as this chapter shows us, the 'master' (pharaoh) reneged on his agreement and was not willing to let them go as soon as YHWH took away the plague of flies. He hardened his heart further. Sin is our master in our fleshly nature. We have been delivered from it by Jesus (YHWH). We should want to be as separated from it as the Israelites were separated by YHWH from the plagues of lice and flies, whereas before they had suffered the first plagues. They needed to learn the seriousness of remaining in bondage. They needed to learn to look to YHWH for all protection from enemies and unhealthy, unclean things. We should see sin as being far worse for us as these plagues. It is deadly. So, once we are delivered from sin, we should hate it in all forms and not desire to go back to it.

    Were the Israelites learning that YHWH is truly the only God and the only One they can trust with their lives? Were they learning that YHWH was the One True God and the others they had learned about in Egypt were truly false? Were they learning that YHWH was the One True God worthy of their worship? I think God was working on these things with the Israelites before they leave Egypt so that they will never want to go back into a place of bondage. They needed to know what YHWH could do to them and what he could rescue them from so that they would not look back like Lot's wife. Certainly, the Israelites wanted to have their yoke of bondage eliminated, but if they were freed and could remain in Egypt would they ever leave? Probably not. they need to go with Him when He says go, and go where He says to go.
  • GiGi on Exodus 8 - 2 years ago
    This chapter continues with the plagues YHWH brings upon Egypt miraculously. The magicians of Pharoah are able to conjure up frogs, but not lice, nor flies. So, they admitted that this was the work of the finger of God. It is with the plague of flies that God spares the Israelites and their animals in the area of Goshen. Moses entreated YHWH each time to have the plague cease. The magicians could not make the plagues go away. The Israelites suffered under the plagues of water turned to blood, frogs, and lice. YHWH needed to teach the Israelites who He was and what He could do. They needed to be taught fear of the LORD. Then God showed His power in sparing them from the flies. They needed to learn about His mercy.

    The Egyptian dust-god was named Geb, a god of fertility. YHWH making the dust into lice made what the Egyptians considered divine (dust) and most helpful into lice, something despised, unclean, and harmful. The Egyptian frog-goddess was named Heket. The frogs were normally confined to the water, so controlled by the water gods. But here, YHWH showed that these water gods really did not have any control as He was stronger. The Egyptian fly-god was Khepri (having the head of a fly) and was attributed to creation, the sun's movement, and rebirth. YHWH demonstrated power of this idol. YHWH not only could make the created substances that the Egyptians worshipped become pestilence, He could also make the plagues stop.

    Again, YHWH tells Moses and Aaron to go meet Pharaoh on his way to the river. He most likely was going there early in the morning to worship. With the plague of flies, Pharaoh says he will let the Israelites go just a short ways from their homes to offer sacrifice. Moses had asked for a three-day journey to worship. Moses says that the Egyptians will be offended if they are close enough to the area to offer their sacrifice of bulls and rams. The Egyptians would be appalled because they worshipped bulls, calves, and other livestock.
  • Debra J Weatherford on Exodus 8 - 3 years ago
    Where the scripture you can pray for a healing and faith in healing?
  • Stanjett - In Reply on Exodus 8 - 3 years ago
    speaking in tongues is just one of the gifts. Not everyone will speak in tongues. search spirital gifts.
  • Mishael on tongues - In Reply on Exodus 8 - 3 years ago
    At the entrance of this website is a search box. If you will search 'tongues' , or speak in tongues:

    The search engine will get all of those scriptures for you to read.

    If it's too many; click on New Testament only scriptures. It's good to get an overview of all the scriptures. Knowlege is powerful.

    Tongues are a sign for the believer. Speaking in tongues edifies the SPIRIT (not your mind). and builds you up on your most holy faith. Your natural mind will not comprehend what you are saying. IF you Trust the Holy Spirit concerning tongues, and ASK the Holy Spirit to help you pray in the Spirit, He wills to impart this manifestation.

    Most people don't receive because they don't know If it's a scorpion or the Holy Spirit. Learning about the Holy Spirit builds your bond of trust.
  • Adam - In Reply on Exodus 8 - 3 years ago
    Hello, I don't believe that. Everyone has different gifts and most Christians don't speak in tongues from those I've met. I've seen young people try to do it from peer pressure, but was unauthentic and just jibberish just like it says here: 1 Corinthians 14:28. You can pray for the gift of the holy spirit. Some believe it comes as soon as you choose to follow Christ, others say when you pray later. Either way, I believe you know by your conscience. You can pray to know how to recognize it. May God bless you.
  • Patricia on Exodus 8 - 3 years ago
    I have been told that if you have the holy spirit, you will speak in tongues, and that is the sign that you have the spirit.
  • David A Paine on Exodus 8 - 3 years ago
    "NEVER" key word, Why would a person with no belief for what ever reason concede? Thank God we are not the majority...
  • Frank - In Reply on Exodus 8 - 4 years ago
    welcome and God bless you too.
  • Cleyton on Exodus 8 - 4 years ago
    I'm reading the Holy Bible in this site all day. Thank you for that. God Bless you!
  • Stanjett on Exodus 8 - 4 years ago
    Once, long ago. My Father and older brother was on our way to our fishing hole when it started raining Very hard. We pull off into a service station and frogs was falling from the sky with the rain, hundreds of them. They was hopping all over the ground. So, I know this is possible.
  • Erin on Exodus 8 - 6 years ago
    I like this vs
  • BSP on Exodus 8 - 6 years ago
    Jehovah God continued to give Pharaoh a chance to listen and let his people go, but Pharaoh chose to harden his heart and defy him. This was a very unwise and deadly choice he made.
  • Lanre Oluyelu on Exodus 8 - 7 years ago
    Any man that does not know God will never take God's word or command seriously.
  • A disciple on Exodus 8 - 7 years ago
    The character and nature of Pharaoh and the Egyptians against the LORD and His people, was the same spirit that was in all the Countries of the world then, as it is today. The implacable hatred and arrogance and heathen defiance against the Spirit of Christ, is what's behind all the violent rage and screaming rebellion, slander and lies, against the good. Just like Pharaoh, they will never repent.
  • TJones on Exodus 8 - 8 years ago
    In the question and answer Exodus 8:16 is where the miracle of lice happen, not verse 2.
  • Dewey J on Exodus 8 - 8 years ago
    Joshua, Pharaoh and the Egyptians were idol worshipers. It seems from Ex. 5:2 Pharaoh said "Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go. But Pharaoh knew God or should have known him after the plague of lice when his magicians said unto him in Ex. 8:19 "this is the finger of God: and Pharaoh 's heart was hardened, and he harkened not. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God bless us all also in the understanding of his Word. Amen!
  • Amie Smith on Exodus 8 - 9 years ago
    THE MAGICIANS ON WHICH THE KING DEPENDED, RECOGNIZED THE FINGER OF GOD AND RELAYED IT TO PHARAOH.THE LORD SHOW OUT AND SHOWED FORTH. PHARAOH WAS ACCUSTOMED TO TROUBLING THE PEOPLE OF GOD THEREFORE, EVEN WHEN HE LET THEM GO, HE PLACED A RESTRAINING ORDER ON THEM NOT TO GO TOO FAR LET 'S NOT QUICKLY FORGET THAT THE LORD HAD TOLD MOSES THAT HE 'LL HARDEN HIS HEART AT THE SAME TIME HE DID THAT TO SHOW HIS GLORY SO THAT HE 'LL SEE ALL THE SIGNS AND WONDERS PERHAPS.
  • Ruloffs on Exodus 8 - 9 years ago
    dat de farao zo halstarig bleef en de tovernaars niet meer macht hadden en niet boven Gods kracht konden
  • Joshua on Exodus 8 - 9 years ago
    I think that is in the book of Exodus, that Pharaoh knew who God was. that God Is capable to do all things according to his word.
  • Martha on Exodus 8 - 10 years ago
    Jenelle, here is the correct answer Exodus 8 2 4 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs 3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs 4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.
  • Ar on Exodus 8 - 10 years ago
    the plagues in turn are the following blood, Frogs, Lice, Swarms of flies, the death of animals which belonged to the Egyptians , Boils, Locusts, Darkness and slaying of all the first born of Egyptians
  • Jenelle on Exodus 8 - 10 years ago
    Some one needs to proof the questions given at the end of each chapter. Exodus 8 2 says borders were smitten with frogs. The question asked about third plague says answer is gnats NOT FROGS. What is the correct answer?
  • Gerald Washington on Exodus 8 - 10 years ago
    The thought that god set an example for us to know what we have to go through in order to be delivered
  • Tessa on Exodus 8 - 10 years ago
    According to Exodus 8:2...the third miracle was that of the frogs. Please check the answer to the second question.
  • Nkereuwem on Exodus 8:9 - 10 years ago
    I Love JESUS
  • Pastorlivy on Exodus 8:20 - 10 years ago
    yes
  • ZANDILE on Exodus 8:22 - 10 years ago
    EVEN TODAY GOD CAN SET YOU APART FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND YOU. YOUR OWN LIFE CAN BE A LAND OF GOSHEN . PRAY THIS PRAYER LORD MAKE MY LAND A LAND OF GOSHEN. POVERTY MUST NOT AFFECT ME AS A CHILD OF CHRIST. I SHALL NOT LACK ANYTHING AS LONG AS I'M IN CHRIST.
  • Thessy on Exodus 8:28 - 10 years ago
    its the way of holding God's children bound when he he says "only you shall not go very far". do not be decieved, if you are going with God,you must really go very far to be out of the devil, a cunny task master's reach.
    pls go very far in holiness, righteousness, dedication and worship of our God thru Jesus christ his son. Shalom
  • Mak on Exodus 8 - 10 years ago
    This Chapter teaches that plan of GOD is always steady each action leads to the other towards the intended outcome. The second lesson, God always listens to the chosen one. Moses was chosen to lead God's people, and through Moses God acted when Moses Spoke.

    I strife to be God's person.


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