Chapter V – Suffer No Witch To Live Nor Other gods

Chapter V – Suffer No Witch To Live Nor Other gods
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    It’s fitting that this chapter should begin right at our proof-text in Exodus 22:18; “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” It's a straight-forward command spoken by Yahweh to the Israelites that doesn't say "I will not" nor "you really should not" but instead plainly says “You shall not” allow this type of feminist filth around you. What is an authentic witch though? For sake of clarity, the 1901 American Standard Version says; “Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live” shedding more light on the meaning of the Hebrew word kâshaph. As a word, kâshaph (pronounced kaw-shaf') which was transliterated into English as "witch"' is a primitive root which means “To whisper a spell, that is, to inchant or practise magic: - sorcerer, (use) witch (-craft)” (Strong's # H3784). Think for a moment about the very definition of the "serpent" that seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden - this particular word means "hiss" and is taken from nâchash (pronounced naw-khash') meaning “whispering enchanter” (Strong's # H5172 & H5175).

    Yahweh will never ask His children to do something that He wouldn't do Himself so this is a prime example of that. Just like us, God Himself came in the flesh as Jesus (I Timothy 3:16) in order to destroy this same serpent also known as Satan (Hebrews 2:14 & I John 3:8) so naturally He asks us to do likewise. I use this as an analogy to prove God's own distaste for those who "whisper" evil doctrines contrary to the scriptures that He's laid down for eternity - don't go accusing this author of preaching murder. The way of the snake is to twist words out of context and without a doubt some will feel that's my whole intent with writing this book but before going any further let me make a quick disclaimer - I am not saying anyone should go out and start burning witches at the stake as the not-so-Holy Roman Catholick church has done in times past. Instead, I hope to show you what the scriptures say about the subject so we can better see the enemy who takes great measures to protect this evil practice.

    “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother” (I John 3:8-10). Take heed and listen! Who but the children of the devil would protect a witch? Who but the children of God would withstand the enemy in this matter? II Corinthians 6:14-15 has this to say about it; “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” Like all things in the Bible - it's right or wrong and good or bad, period.

    Let's look at a few more commandments given by Yahweh that further explain His distaste for this rebellious way like; “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am Yahweh your God (Leviticus 19:31).” Once again, it is forbidden for Christians to seek after anybody but God Himself for knowledge and the end result is death for those sad people who do as we shall soon prove - spiritual or physical, it's a fact that the God of Israel has no part with them. “The soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people” says Yahweh in Leviticus 20:6 so how can anyone say we're all equal or even worse "all gods are equal?" No, the fact of the matter is God resists those who dabble in witchcraft or even seek after astrology or counterfeit fortune-tellers and most times those who do also bring curses upon their own heads.

    So many say that our God isn't 'tolerant' enough or something to that humanistic effect but do you think that these serpentile witches are tolerant of our Faith or proven scriptures? Of course not! They know that the Holy Bible is what condemns them so they will instead work tirelessly (to no effect) trying to remove any trace of its teachings. Anyone with the sense of a mule can see that it's the tolerant liberals who are the least tolerant of anyone except for those godless like them. Here's how "tolerant" Yahweh is when it deals with witches; “A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:27). That doesn't sound like a God who tolerates any type of evil now does it? It's the God of the Holy Bible who spoke those same Words yet in this day and age many Christians (in name only) will actually give me grief for bringing forth a study like this.

    The sin of witchcraft is listed in the New Testament as a work of the flesh; “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21). Later in this chapter, we'll be looking into a few examples of witches from our Bibles proving that they shall not inherit the kingdom of God as Yahweh has forever promised and the reasons for such a pledge. Like every Word to be found in the scripture, these are very important teachings that are not meant to be taken lightly and I'd venture to say that anyone who does also takes their Faith with a grain of salt. We cannot compromise nor accept these filthy dreamers into our midst. Why you ask? Because God says so.

    First things first, God doesn't look lightly upon witchcraft, period. He denied Saul the throne telling him that “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (I Samuel 15:23) and outright forbids witchcraft or serving other "gods" in too numerous scriptures to cover in full this morning. To understand His perfect reasoning behind such a command we must look at a few passages that establish His reasons, Deuteronomy 13 sums it up the best because Yahweh commands us; “If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proveth you, to know whether ye love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 13:1-3). God cannot change.

    Yes indeed, YHVH Himself sends false prophets among the people as we briefly covered in chapter three for the reasons of proving or "trying" us to see who we'll call our Lord. The beauty of our omnipotent God is that He always tells us what we need to do and it's up to us to decide who knows what's better - us or Him. In the next few verses we're told what to do in a situation like this and the projected outcome for following His seamless guidelines as laid down in the eternal Law. Here's what to do; “Ye shall walk after Yahweh your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from Yahweh your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which Yahweh thy God commanded thee to walk in” (Deuteronomy 13:4-5).

    The reason we're told to do this? Here's the answer; “So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee” (Deuteronomy 13:5). As stated earlier, the reason for the removal of false brethren and those who seek after alternate gods is to completely remove the evil seed from among our people. If a person is able to look around their own neighborhoods and see all manner of wickedness or sin then chances are pretty good that God's Law is not being followed, rather man's faulty system. Let's look at a few examples of people from our own Bibles who all followed witchcraft or alternate seers and what their outcome was for doing so. Then after we look at these I'd like to bring forward a modern-day example of witchcraft that I'm sure almost everyone hearing this sermon will be familiar with and the judgment of several murderers under man's rule. We'll compare the differences and see who knows best when dealing with this type of evil and whose way would be most humane.

    Perhaps the most popular sorceress to be found in our Bibles would be "the witch of Endor" whom Saul consulted after Samuel's death. Outwardly, king “Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land” (I Samuel 28:3) as instructed by Yahweh but when He wasn't answered by God on how to deal with the Philistines he mistakenly turns to this heathen women, costing him his throne. David trusted in Yahweh enough to slay and behead Goliath so is granted victory again. Many of the Ephesians “which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed” (Acts 19:19-20). God uses evil for good many times and this is an example of "beating the devil at his own game" for the glory of God. The Acts also has Simon Magus, Elymas, the damsel at Philippi, the sons of Sceva and vagabond Jews all engaging in witchcraft.

    The king of Babylon used entrails and images for the purpose of divination in Ezekiel 21:21 to which Yahweh Judges by saying; “Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high” (Ezekiel 21:26). As you can already see, Yahweh never accepts those who place faith in false gods or prophets and gives His grace to those who are humble enough to seek His face and Will continually. We can't serve two masters - only one or the other. The whorish Jezebel was a Baal-worshipping feminist of sorts “and it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many” (II Kings 9:22)? We will further expand upon this particular rebellious woman in chapter ten, eventually she is trampled into several pieces under the feet of warhorses under the spirit-filled leadership of Jehu. It's not a good outcome for Jezebel.

    The faithless Ninevites engaged in witchcraft and serving other gods to which this is the outcome; “Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith Yahweh of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame” (Nahum 3:4-5)." Once again, God is plainly against witches. During the exodus several Egyptians used witchcraft including Jannes and Jambres who withstood Moses and Aaron (II Timothy 3:8) by casting down their staffs turning them to snakes and using forbidden magic to bring forth all manner of counterfeit "signs and miracles" further hardening Pharaoh's heart leading to the eventual downfall of their own kingdom. We will examine this in more detail shortly.

    It's really no wonder considering Yahweh has said; “I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Yahweh of hosts” (Malachi 3:5). God has called for a swift death for those who fall aside and turn to faithless diviners or witches - please keep this in mind. In light of this Biblical evidence, I'd like to now look at a group of self-pronounced witches known as the Manson family who are best known for the senseless slaughter of twenty-six year old actress Sharon Tate alongside numerous others during the summer of 1969. Without a doubt almost everyone has heard of these senseless murders as there are many godless people in the world today who still look up Charles Manson as some sort of "messiah" (like the jewish pervert Marilyn Manson just to name one).

    During questioning in July 1970, Linda Kasabian testified that Manson had instructed them to make little “witchy things” fashioned from weeds, rocks, stones, branches or wires to hang in the trees so that the murderers could find their way back to their campsite from the road in the dark. Upon further questioning Linda stated that “Charlie called us all witches” and then proceeded to discuss the numerous orgies she had engaged in at the Spahn Movie Ranch under the influence of both Manson and LSD. I use this depressing analogy because during her testimony Kasabian stated that these events started as harmless “creepy-crawling missions” that eventually lead to murder. Kasabian said “A creepy-crawling mission is where you creepy-crawl into people’s houses and you take things which actually belong to you in the beginning, because it actually belongs to everybody.” In short, they were an immature previously harmless group of misguided misfits who felt that the world somehow owed them their existence.

    She also continued; “I remember one specific instance where the girls made Charlie a long, black cape, and one of the girls was fitting it to him, and he sort of said, Now when I go creepy-crawling, people won’t see me because they will think I am a bush or a tree.” Yeah, the fun and games of the perverse Manson family eventually cost the lives of several job-holding victims in addition to the unborn fetus of Sharon Tate (and filmmaker Roman Polanski), how harmless were these witches? These murders were not inspired by money because the cowardly murderers never really stole anything from their victims; rather they were more content to eat from supermarket dumpsters as some sort of twisted open polygamous "family." These murders were only inspired by an evil bloodlust under the leadership of an outright snake who was obsessed with the communist music of The Beatles and fancied himself some sort of "god." Charles Manson and Susan Atkins are perfect examples of why God's Law on capital punishment should be followed. For the Manson family killers there is no eternal life and the Bible clearly says as such.

    Take your Bibles and turn to Exodus, chapter 34. It says starting at verse 14; “For thou shalt worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods” (Exodus 34:14-17). This is a strict commandment repeated by Yahweh throughout most of the Old Testament and also re-affirmed in several places throughout the New Testament like when Paul teaches “For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, as there be gods many, and lords many” (1 Corinthians 8:5). Having the ability to discern the true from false as Christians is essential for the proper service of Yahweh and as this study will show - many of these same lesser gods still exist today and still have devoted followings, especially among the pagan circles. One will only need to do a little research into the numerous counterfeit gods mentioned later in this chapter if they need further proof of this fact.

    Those familiar with our mighty King Solomon might even recall that in all his wisdom he “did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and went not fully after the Yahweh, as David his father” (1 Kings 11:6). How could this happen? The answer is in this same book so just start reading the account at the beginning of the chapter; “King Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; Of the nations concerning which Yahweh said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.”

    It was Solomon's love of "strange woman" that eventually lead his heart to worship the false gods Ashtoreth and Milcom. This word strange comes from the Hebrew word nokrîy (pronounced nok-ree') and it literally means “alien, foreigner or different” (Strong's # H5237)." King Solomon himself would later teach “For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit” (Proverbs 23:27) for ignoring Yahweh's plain teaching of “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods” (Exodus 23:32). Solomon also says of the strange woman: “her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell” (Proverbs 5:4-5). That being said, it's very much a Biblical teaching that embracing the strange or foreign will eventually lead a person towards also serving strange and foreign gods. This aspect is apparent in so many parts of the world that have accepted numerous new age religions and soon end up teaching their unarmed followers strange doctrines (Hebrews 13:9). One should also be able to see that this is yet another clear-cut warning against forbidden miscegenation and mixing which provokes Yahweh to wrath for this very reason. “Ye cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24).”

    Turn in your Bibles over to Psalm 95:3 and it says “For Yahweh is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” As already stated, the first commandment alone is proof of these false gods' existence but did you ever stop to wonder how they came to be in the first place? The key is found back in the Garden of Eden when Satan lies to Eve by saying “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5). Indeed, this is the age-old battle of man wanting to be gods rather than following Yahweh the Most High. The Word teaches us that it is man's hands that fashion these false gods of silver and gold like this verse found in Isaiah 37:19; “for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands” and another - “ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell” (Deuteronomy 4:28). It should be rather obvious thus far that these molten or metal gods are produced by wicked men but thank goodness Yahweh rules over them all and is complete control.

    I'm certain most have heard the term "God of gods" before. This is one more description of our King and this term is nestled in various places in the Bible. In Deuteronomy 10:17 it says “For Yahweh your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward” and in Daniel 11:36 it says this about the son of perdition; “he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods.” Yahweh is the omnipotent Creator in charge of all things. Turn to Psalm 82 and read the first two verses; “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?” Again, Yahweh is God above all other gods and these very gods exist because we 'accept the persons of the wicked. Also stated earlier, each of the ten plagues that Yahweh sent into Egypt was not only an attack on the heart-hearted Pharaoh and his kingdom but a strike at their many false gods. In Exodus 12:12 we read “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 Yahweh.”

    Here an overview of which "dumb god" each of the ten plagues represented:

(First Plague - Blood:)

    The very first plague sent by Yahweh through Moses was blood. Exodus 7:17-18 reads “Thus saith Yahweh, In this thou shalt know that I am Yahweh: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.” This was a blatant attack on Hap (aka: Hapi), the god of the Nile who is associated with Osiris and fertility worship. This false idol is always depicted in the form of a man, but his breasts are those of a woman and are intended to indicate the powers of fertility and nourishment that he supposedly possessed. Two other bogus deities related to the River Nile are Amon and Khnum who was also considered the guardian of the Nile.

(Second Plague - Frogs:)

    The next plague that Yahweh sent into Egypt was frogs. In Exodus 8:2-3 we discover “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.” Here we find a direct strike on Heka (aka: Heqt) the toad goddess and wife of another false god known as Knepfh (aka: Khnum). She was considered goddess of land, resurrection and of procreative power and because of her the ancient Egyptians considered frogs and toads sacred and the harm of these reptiles was supposedly punished by torture and eventual death. She is represented as a human female with a frog's head.

(Third Plague - Gnats:)

    The third plague sent by Yahweh was annoying gnat-lice. We read in Exodus 8:16-17; “Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.” This plague was sent against Geb the "exalted cackler" who was the Egyptian god of earth and vegetation. Egyptians of old believed Geb to be the father of Isis, Osiris and Seth (aka: Set) and husband of another false deity - the sky goddess known as Nut. This worthless god is represented by a human body covered with assorted foliage and a goose's head, hence the nickname of "great cackler."

(Fourth Plague - Flies:)

    Following that, Yahweh sent in flies as we read in Exodus 8:21; “If thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms, and also the ground whereon they are. And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am Yahweh in the midst of the earth.” These 'swarms' were groups of various insects as we discover in Psalm 78:45 which reads “He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.” John Wesley's Explanatory Notes says “Flies or insects of various kinds; not only flies, but gnats, wasps, hornets; and those probably more pernicious than the common ones were.” Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible reads “Swarms of flies - Generally, supposed to be the dog-fly, which at certain seasons is described as a plague far worse than mosquitoes. Others, however, adopt the opinion that the insects were a species of beetle, which was reverenced by the Egyptians as a symbol of life, of reproductive or creative power. The sun-god, as creator, bore the name Chepera, and is represented in the form, or with the head, of a beetle.”

(Fifth Plague - Pestilence:)

    The fifth attack on Pharaoh and his false Egyptian gods is found in Exodus 9:3; “Behold, the hand of Yahweh is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain." This word 'murrain' is from the Hebrew word deber and is translated as 'pestilence' forty-seven times throughout the Bible. Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions explains it as "cattle disease or cattle-plague.” Anthrax, anyone? Anyway, this attack by Yahweh was directed towards Apis the bull god. His counterpart was Hathor, the cow goddess. Their place of worship was at On (Heliopolis). The Egyptians also worshipped the lion, wolf, dog, cat, ape, and goat in the form of false idols but the ox, heifer, and ram (Khnum) were considered the most sacred. Supposedly, the soul of Osiris dwelled inside of Apis and he's the very molten calf that impatient Israelites persuaded Aaron to fashion while Yahweh was giving Moses the Law.

(Sixth Plague - Boils:)

    The sixth plague from Yahweh on Egypt is found in Exodus 9:8; “Yahweh said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.” This was an attack on Thoth (Imhotep) the god of medicine and wisdom. The Egyptians had several medical deities, to whom, on special occasions, they sacrificed choice Israelite slaves. They were burned alive on a high altar and their ashes were cast into the air that with every scattered ash a blessing might descend upon the people. Moses took these same ashes and scattered them upon all the priests, people, and beasts causing boils, thus shaming the god Thoth. This event is afterwards called the botch of Egypt (Deuteronomy 28:27), as if it were some new disease and never heard of before that time.

(Seventh Plague - Hail:)

    Yahweh's seventh attack on Pharaoh and his false gods is found in Exodus 9:18-19 and it reads “Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. Send therefore now, gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.” This was an attack on Nut the sky goddess. She was shown in Egyptian artwork as a dark, star-covered naked woman, holding her body up in an arch, facing downwards. Her arms and legs were imagined to be the pillars of the sky, and hands and feet were thought to touch the four cardinal points at the horizon. Under her feet lay the earthen god Geb the "exalted cackler." This could also be considered an attack on Isis, goddess of life or Seth, protector of crops.

(Eighth Plague - Locusts:)

    After Yahweh sent in hailstones He sent in another plague as we read in Exodus 10:4 - “Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field.” This attack was centered on Anubis, who was the god of the fields and cemeteries. He is depicted as a man with the head of a jackal-like animal but unlike a real jackal, Anubis' head is black, representing his position as a god of the dead. He is rarely shown fully-human, but he is depicted as such in the Temple of Abydos of Rameses II himself. This plague adds insult to injury and destroys everything else that the hail had missed so it could also be considered an assault on Isis or Seth.

(Ninth Plague - Darkness:)

    Before His final attack on the firstborn of Egypt, Yahweh sends another plague as found in Exodus 10:21-23; “Yahweh said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.” Who had the light? This was an attack on Ra (or Amon-Re) the sun god and so-called physical father of all Pharaohs. He was considered by Egyptians to be self-created, the creator of all and he is often pictured as a hawk or as a hawk-headed man with a solar disk encircled by a cobra over his head. This final warning by Yahweh was completely against Pharaoh's lead god and didn't effect the Israelites who had Jesus as their Light and whom death had "passed over."

(Tenth Plague - Death:)

    The final attack by Yahweh is found in Exodus 11:4-7; “Thus saith Yahweh, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more. But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that Yahweh doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.” This was an attack on Pharaoh the god-king himself. Pharaoh was not only considered a king by Egyptians but was worshipped as a god supposedly being an incarnation of Ra the sun god and Osiris the "giver of life." Because Pharaoh’s son was also considered a lower-case god, an actual living god of Egypt died as a result of this plague. This was also the start of the Christian Passover and the beginning of the actual exodus from Egypt's false gods and hard bondage into the promised land.

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