BS-30 ‘Plagues’

BS-30 ‘the Plague’


Lesson Point – Does God cause or does HE allow PLAGUES to exist?

QUESTION – 1. What is a plague?  ANS. – A contagious disease making people sick and often killing many of them. In today’s world, normally, the plague starts as an animal sickness and evolves into something serious. [Chemical warfare.]

In the Book of EXODUS there were 7 plagues mentioned. Q2 – Was this judgement by God toward the Egyptians? ___.  Exodus 9:11 – 11:1.

Later in Exodus; As Moses had left the Red Sea the people were grumbling; they had no water. Q3 – What did God do or not do? Exodus 15:26.

While the ‘Sons of Israel’ were camped, God sent a wind toward the camp with Quail; the people became greedy. Q4 – What happened to them? Numbers 11:33.

In the book of Zechariah the Word tells in chapter 14 that animals and people will rot as they stand. Q5 – What kind of plague could this be; is it future or past?

In Luke 21: Jesus mentions some end times things. Q6 – What?

In the book of Revelation there appears to be 7 more plagues to come. Q7 – Will this be judgement toward sinful mankind? ___.  Revelation 8:5 – 9:21.

Checking Revelation 11: scripture is talking about the two witnesses of God having power to perform great miracles. Q8 – What will happen?

The seven angels of Revelation: 15 perform additional plagues; Q9 – What are they?

The last plague mentioned in the Bible is Revelation 22:18; don’t add to the writing of the book. Scripture, which is God’s word is complete. IF you want to take a chance on getting real sick; write your own version. Scripture says what it means and means what it says in context. Only scripture can interrupt scripture accurately. At times there may be questions such as; do we take the BIBLE literally OR not? Is it meant for only a few to interrupt? Opinions are many but just that; opinions. If something is obsolete; don’t be a legalist in the way it is presented to others. There is a lot of history in scripture; use it as history. There is an old covenant & a new covenant; a crossover point; it is thru Christ. Hebrews 8:13; actually read Hebrews chapters 8, 9, 10. Galatians 3:15-29. The old is obsolete; cling to the ‘NEW’.

If God is more tolerant to those who believe; why did everyone, except two, over the age of 20 die while Moses was leading them from Egypt to the Promised Land?

SELAH; what do you think?

Plagues; are they caused OR allowed?

In modern non-biblical disease times; A few EXAMPLES but not nearly all serious sicknesses.

Year(s)                         Death(s)

Black Death plague            1346-1353                 100,000,000.

Typhus – Spain                    1489                           17,000.

Small pox – Mexico             1519                           5,000,000.

Bubonic – London               1563                           20,100.

Bubonic – London               1592                           19,900.

Bubonic – Spain                   1596                           600,000.

Bubonic – Egypt                  1609                           1,000,000.

Bubonic – Italy                    1656                           1,250,000

Yellow Fever-Spain             1800                           60,000.

Typhus – Russia                  1812                           300,000.

Cholera – Asia & Europe   1817                           100,000.

Malaria – USA                    1829                           150,000.

Smallpox – USA & Can.   1837                           17,000.

Cholera – Russia                 1846                           1,000,000.

Typhoid – USA                   1861                           80,000.

Influenza – World               1889                           1,000,000.

Bubonic – China                  1910                           100,000.

Typhus – Russia                  1918                           2,500,000.

Polio – USA                         1948-53                     9,000.

Hong Kong flu                     1968                           2,000,000.

Hand-foot-mouth China     2008                           3,322.

Cholera – Zimbabwe           2008                           4,293

Swine flu – World                2009                           284,000.

Influenza – USA                2017                           61,000.

COVID19 – World              2020                           1,300,000. Plus

COVID19 – USA                 2020                           280,000 {Ongoing…}


Today’s world population(s)


Continent                                         Population                            Square Miles in Millions

Asia                                                    4,641,054,000                       17.21 M                     270

China                                     1,382,000,000                         3.70 M                      373

India                                      1,326,000,000                         1.26 M                      1052

Russia                                       143,000,000                         6.60 M                      22

Africa                                                 1,340,198,000                       11.63 M                     115

Europe                                                  747,636,000                         3.93 M                      190

England                                     65,000,000                            93 K                       699

France                                        64,000,000                          250 K                      256

North America                                    369,072,000                       9.54 M                       39

USA                                          330,000,000                       3.59 M inc. great lakes   92

Canada                                       37,590.000                       3.85 M                       10

Australia-New Z.                                  42,677,000                       3.29 M                       13

Antarctica                                                     75,000                       5.40 M                       <.1

South America                                    422,500,000                       6.88 M                       62.

Mexico                                      128,910,000                         761 K                       169.

World                                                7,700,000,000


** People per Sq.mile

Exodus 9:11 – 11:1 – The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians. 12 And the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not listen to them, just as the Lord had spoken to Moses.

13 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 14 For this time I will send all My plagues on you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth. 15 For if by now I had put forth My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been cut off from the earth. 16 But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth17 Still you exalt yourself against My people by not letting them go. [God caused the plagues to happen.]

The Plague of Hail

18 Behold, about this time tomorrow, I will send a very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. 19 Now therefore send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every man and beast that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die.”’” 20 The one among the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of the Lord made his servants and his livestock flee into the houses; 21 but he who paid no regard to the word of the Lord left his servants and his livestock in the field. [Non-believers of God]

22 Now the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky; that hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.” 23 Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt24 So there was hail, and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very severe, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 The hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, both man and beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the sons of Israel were, there was no hail. [History tells us that God spared the Sons of Israel. WHY are many Christians getting COVID? Is it a plague or judgement?]

27 Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time; the Lord is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked ones. 28 Make supplication to the Lord, for there has been enough of God’s thunder and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.” 29 Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the Lord; the thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s. 30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet fear the Lord God.” 31 (Now the flax and the barley were ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud. 32 But the wheat and the spelt were not ruined, for they ripen late.) 33 So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the Lord; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and rain no longer poured on the earth. 34 But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned again and hardened his heart, he and his servants. 35 Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he did not let the sons of Israel go, just as the Lord had spoken through Moses.

Ch-10 – Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am the Lord.”

Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let MY people go, that they may serve Me. For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They will also eat the rest of what has escaped—what is left to you from the hail—and they will eat every tree which sprouts for you out of the field. Then your houses shall be filled and the houses of all your servants and the houses of all the Egyptians, something which neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen, from the day that they came upon the earth until this day.’” And he turned and went out from Pharaoh. Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not realize that Egypt is destroyed?” So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve the Lord your God! Who are the ones that are going?” Moses said, “We shall go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we must hold a feast to the Lord.” 10 Then he said to them, “Thus may the Lord be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind. 11 Not so! Go now, the men among you, and serve the Lord, for that is what you desire.” So they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

12 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts; that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, even all that the hail has left.” 13 So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts14 The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very numerous. There had never been so many locusts, nor would there be so many again. 15 For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh hurriedly called for Moses and Aaron, and he said, “I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you. 17 Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and make supplication to the Lord your God, that He would only remove this death from me.” 18 He went out from Pharaoh and made supplication to the Lord. 19 So the Lord shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt. 20 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go.

Darkness over the Land

21 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23 They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24 Then Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, “Go, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Even your little ones may go with you.” 25 But Moses said, “You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice them to the Lord our God. 26 Therefore, our livestock too shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve the Lord our God. And until we arrive there, we ourselves do not know with what we shall serve the Lord.” 27 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, [again] and he was not willing to let them go. 28 Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Beware, do not see my face again, for in the day you see my face you shall die!” 29 Moses said, “You are right; I shall never see your face again!”…etc. [Why does God allow sin to continue in America; i.e. abortion – prostitution – witchcraft – Political corruption – unnecessary murders – etc..?]

Ch – 11:1 – Now the Lord said to Moses, “One more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out from here completely.


Exodus 15:26 – And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the [plagues] diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.” [America or should it be PEOPLE, are you doing RIGHT in the sight of God? Will America eventually ‘fall’ like Rome fell; it was within their evil government.]

Numbers 11:33 –(vs. 31) – Now there went forth a wind from the Lord and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp) . While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very severe plague. [Why? – Greed]

Zechariah 14:12-18 – Now this will be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth. [What – sounds nuclear]13 It will come about in that day that a great panic from the Lord will fall on them; and they will seize one another’s hand, and the hand of one will be lifted against the hand of another. …. 18 If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the Lord smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. [Future? Prophesy?]

Luke 21:10-13 – Then He [Jesus] continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, 11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. [Future Tribulation?] 12 “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for MY name’s sake. 13 It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony[Followers of Christ will be tortured it sounds like; do you and I have our testimony ready?]

Revelation 11:6 – These [2 witnesses] have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.

Revelation 15:1 – Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagueswhich are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished.

Revelation 15:6 – and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and girded around their chests with golden sashes.

Revelation 15:8 – And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast: who worshiped his image.

The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died.

The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.

The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire.

The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain,

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up,

The seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” 18 And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. 19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. [Do you think this is the Babylon of the O.T.? I don’t think so] 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, *came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague *was extremely severe.


Revelation 22:18 – I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;

[People, Jesus is the author of this book. It was written for the future Christian to know a little about the end-of-time. Question – Do you think the Christians will be ‘CAUGHT UP’ to heaven prior to TRIBULATION? If so, who is this scripture written to? The heathen don’t read scripture. So, Christian; be prepared for the future; maybe a plague or two.]

Cause or allow, which do you think?

Intent of the LawGalatians 3:15-29 [Why the NEW?]

15 Brothers and sisters, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it. 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed [Singular]. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as one would in referring too many, but rather as in referring to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ17 What I am saying is this: the Law, which came 430 years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. 18 For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

19 Why the Law then? It was added on account of the violations, having been ordered through angels at the hand of a mediator, until the Seed [Christ] would come to whom the promise had been made. 20 Now a mediator is not for one party only; but God is only one. 21 Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? Far from it! For if a law had been given that was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law. 22 But the Scripture has confined everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe [Trust].

23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the Law, being confined for the faith that was destined to be revealed. 24 Therefore the Law has become our guardian to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian26 For you are all sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.

[The crossover point from the old to the new is Christ; the old LAW was temporary until atonement would come through the blood of Jesus, which is the NEW COVENANT. Read Hebrews 8-9-10. Remember, the ‘moral’ LAW of God is LOVE; it will never change.]