A Plaguing Prophetic Prediction
Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again. But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.' Exodus 11:6-7
Insurance. It seems like you can buy it for anything these days.
You can get all kinds of insurance-life, phone, car, computer, house, even software. With insurance, there's only one question you need to ask-Do I have coverage for that?
Because if you're covered, then your insurance will take care of you, but if you're not then you have to carry the cost yourself.
It is vital that we understand this principal as it relates to spiritual things, and we can learn what we need to know from the story of Moses.
When God sent him to Egypt, He performed several signs through Moses, including turning a staff into a snake and back again, turning the water to blood, and releasing a plague of frogs throughout the land. Interestingly, the Pharaoh's magicians were able to imitate all these signs by the power of Satan. But that's where the imitation stopped.
After these signs, God began releasing plagues that personally effected people. Just as in the story of Job, Satan needed permission to touch people, and in this case God did not grant it.
Soon, however, God drew another distinction, this time between His people and the Egyptians. He kept His people protected, while the Egyptians suffered one disaster after another excruciating disaster.
Finally, God gives us the ultimate picture of coverage-The Passover. Any Israelite who painted their door with the blood of a lamb and remained under that covering was spared. Every Egyptian who had no coverage lost their firstborn son to death.
You see that coverage is very important spiritually. Jesus came as the fulfillment of the prophetic picture given in the Passover, and He now is our covering, our protection from all that God will eventually pour out on the earth in the final days.
It is our job now as Christians to go spread this news, becoming insurance salesmen of a sort, offering the free coverage of God's salvation policy for all who will receive Him. If you haven't received Him yet, then right now is a great time. And if you have, tell others so that they can be covered, too.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for covering and protecting me from all the things that You are going to do on this earth, just as You once protected Your people in Egypt! Please forgive my sins today. I invite You to be Lord of my life!