A Plaguing Prophetic Prediction
And He said, The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.' Mark 4:26-29
Moses warned him. He said that death was coming if he didn't heed God's voice, but he didn't pay any attention. Are you?
Starting all the way back on Mt. Sinai, God gave Moses signs by which he could prove that God had spoken to and sent him. Moses took these signs before Pharaoh, but the ruler said, Big deal. My magicians can do those parlor tricks with their eyes closed. He ignored the first signs; the blade was starting to peak out from the ground.
God gave Moses the first plague, turning the water to blood, signifying the death that would later come to every Egyptian household. Pharaoh ignored this sign, and the next one too, and the blade grew bigger in the ground.
God released the third plague: lice on every head. This time the magicians couldn't repeat the sign. Instead, they said it was the finger of God. But Pharaoh still refused to see the sign and what it pointed to.
And so it kept going until finally God sent the tenth and final plague: the death of every firstborn son. The stalk was full grown, bearing fruit, ready for harvest. Pharaoh finally saw the sign, but it never had to come to this sign of death.
Death is coming for all of us one day, and God is continually sending signs for us to see. He is yelling, Hey! See that the stalk is growing and will soon be ready for the sickle! Repent now! Don't be foolish like Pharaoh and wait until it's too late!
I hope that it's enough for all of us that the sons of Egypt died in foolishness, ignoring God's signs. Let's see His signs and repent now, so that when that final sign comes we do as Israel did and pass under His blood into freedom and life everlasting.
Prayer Lord God,
I know that death is coming for me one day, but I thank You that I don't have to face it alone. You have already beaten death for me! I choose to repent now and follow You. Please lead me into life and freedom!