Exodus 12:12 “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.”
Bes is an Ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, and in particular, of mothers and children and childbirth. Bes later came to be regarded as the defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad. While Iat is a minor goddess of milk and, by association, of nurturing and childbirth. Meskhenet, was also a goddess of childbirth and the creator of each child’s Ka, a part of the soul, which she breathed into them at the moment of birth. She was worshipped from the earliest of times by Egyptians.
After YHWH completed his judgment of Egypt’s gods and goddesses, the political powerhouse that was Egypt would never be as great again.
Much like the flood of Noah, these plagues laid bare the ineptitude of Egypt’s false gods and the all-powerful kingship of YHWH who is alone worthy to be worshipped. Yet, the following kingdoms of Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greeks and Romans perpetuated the same worship despite its proven lack of power.
If there is any doubt among people concerning these accounts; in September 2014 a lawsuit was filed by Egyptian academic Amar Ali Hassan, a PHD in political science, demanding that Israel return with interest all the gold and other items they received from the Egyptians at the time of the Exodus.
When we look ahead at the end-times scenarios of the Bible, and we are told of these cataclysmic events that will eclipse all of human history, we typically want to convert the visions of God’s prophets describing these events into high-tech and science-gone-mad experiments; fact is, nothing man has invented or is likely to invent has ever approached the power of a single thunderstorm, tsunami or earthquake.
When people look back at these horrible upheavals of nature over the last few years, we tend to completely dismiss the hand of God, saying “this is just nature doing its thing”, usually accompanied by “don’t make it one of these wacko religious judgment pronouncements”.
YHVH is ALWAYS trying to get our attention, for our own good, not our personal good, for our spiritual and eternal good.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”