Summary: We will look at the plagues in Exodus 8 and hopefully glean insight into our own recent plagues such as the terror of September 11, 2002.
Plagues have come and will come…Remembering 9/11/01
2nd Plague Frogs
3rd Plague Lice
4th Plague Flies
You know that I can remember clearly the events of my morning last September 11. I awoke to a radio announcement that a jet had crashed into the world trade center at 6:15 in the morning.
I knew that this was probably not a random act and as I hurriedly dressed and went into the living room to check the television a sickening feeling crept over me.
You know at some point the thought of the loss of life did come in but my initial thought was out of the thousands who had lost their lives, how many would never get another opportunity to call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
How many parents had slipped away to work without telling their children how much they loved them or how much they wanted them to have every blessing and success?
How many spouses had left the house after having an argument? How many had left after saying an unkind thing? How many had left without telling their spouse how much they truly meant to them in “sickness and in health”?
You see on September 11, 2001 the El-Queda Terrorists and all that provide support in any fashion visited a plague of destruction upon the citizens of the United States of America. These were non-combatants guilty only of being citizens of a country who’s motto is “In God we Trust”.
I have listened with interest to the media building up the Muslim’s and their beliefs over the past year. I do not agree with very much that the media has represented.
The few that have truly looked into the matter have found themselves under the scrutiny of our own government for fear of causing “hate-mongering” within our nation against the “Muslims”.
Recently a Southern Baptist Pastor and former President of the Southern Baptist Convention came under fire from the media for stating the truth contained in the “Koran” about the leader of that movement.
Were was the media and their blitz when the terrorists were planning their fatal attack against all of the innocent civilians in the World Trade Center or the brave men and women working in the Pentagon. Why wasn’t the media trying to convince the terrorists that it isn’t right to kill people who are striving to make a living in a world where we have been doing so for thousands of years.
You see within our current age, truth is normally largely a perspective by most people in this age. If you take the plagues visited upon Egypt in Chapter 8 of Exodus we can plainly see the difference between the deception of this world and “Satan” and the truth of God. God for one gave a warning and a chance for reconciliation prior to visiting the plagues upon the nation of Egypt. We will study from the past and touch on relevant present meaning for our lives.
2nd Plague Frogs
Exodus 8:1-15 (KJV)
And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.  And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:  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:  And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.
 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.  And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.  And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the Lord.  And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?  And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.  And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.  And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.  And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.  And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.  But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.