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Promises Fulfilled . . . Pestilence
Exodus 9:15 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. (KJV) . . . God promised Pharaoh what He would do, and He DID it!
Leviticus 26:23-25 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; 24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. (KJV) . . . God fulfilled His threats at different times. He sent fiery serpents (Num.21:6); Lions (2 Kings 17:25); bears (2 Kings 2:24). He threatened them with total desolation, so that their land should be over-run with wild beasts (Eze.5:17). and spiritually, there would be wicked rulers and tyrants that kill and spoil (Pro.28;15; Dan.7:3-6); and false prophets that would devour souls (Mat.7:15; Rev.13:1). And of Israel's prophets it is said: O Israel, thy prophets are like foxes in the deserts (Eze.13:4; Jer.8:17; 15:3). God CANNOT lie!
Deut. 28:20-21 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. 21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. (KJV) . . . Vexation, seems mainly to concern the mind, and/or torment that comes from the disappointment of hopes, and the predictions of approaching miseries. Rebuke from God, is not only in words, but also His actions, by sharp and aggravating afflictions, which are often times called rebukes (2 Kings 19:3; Ps. 18:15; 39:11; 80:16; Isa. 51:20; 66:15; Eze. 5:15; 25:17). Blasting and mildew are two plagues of corn (1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chron. 6:28; Amos 4:9; Hag. 2:17).
2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; (KJV) . . . God can and does shut up the Heavens so there will be no rain . . . then and now (Deut.8:15; 11:17; 2 Sam.1:21; 2 Chron.6:26; Isa.5:6; Jer.14:4; Hos.13:5; Hag.1:11; 1 Kings 8:35; 17:1-7; Zec.14:18). And God does command the locusts and all His other critters by His power and authority to cause them to do so whatsoever He tells them to do (Am.9:3). There are many foolish people who do not believe this . . . foolish, bullheaded, dense, hard-hearted . . . if they would just open the Bible and read, they would see the Truth!
Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence. (KJV) . . . God NEVER refuses to hear sincere prayer, but because the prayers of those people were hypocritical: their hearts were still idolatrous, He refused to hear (Jer. 7:21-23; Pro. 1:28 Isa. 1:15 Isa. 58:3). Sword, famine and pestilence are the three worst judgments . . . and all at once would be devastating, for any one of which would be enough for their ruin.
Jeremiah 29:17-19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. 18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them: 19 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the LORD. (KJV) . . . Israel would not listen to the prophets sent by God. When God makes a Promise, be it a blessing OR a curse (Deut.11:26-32) . . . it shall be fulfilled! The complete captivity of Judah came eleven years later (2 Kings 25:1-7).
Jeremiah 38:2 Thus saith the LORD, He that remaineth in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his life for a prey, and shall live. (KJV) . . .Whoever stayed in the city would die in war, starvation or disease. But those who surrendered to the Babylonians would not be killed.
Jeremiah 42:17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them. (KJV) . . . "All the men" except the "small number" mentioned in Jer.44:14,28, namely, those who were forced into Egypt against their will, Jeremiah, Baruch, etc. and those who took Jeremiah's advice and fled from Egypt before the arrival of the Chaldeans. All those who go against the will of God, be it then OR now, shall NOT escape one or the other of God's sore judgments.
Ezekiel 5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. (KJV) . . . Because of the wickedness of the people, God declares how He would execute severe judgments upon His people. With pestilence, famine and sword.
Ezekiel 5:17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it. (KJV) . . . Evil beasts; either the king of Babylon, which, like a ravenous and insatiable beast, tore and devoured all, or literally, lions, bears, etc. which are one of God's four sore judgments (Eze.14:21).
Ezekiel 7:15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. (KJV) . . . No security would be found anywhere (Deut.32:25). Fulfilled (Lam.1:20), also at the Roman invasion of Jerusalem in AD 70.
Ezekiel 33:27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. (KJV) . . . He speaks of the Jews who had fled to rocks, caves, and fortresses in the mountains; whose death he predicts, partly by the sword, partly by wild beasts, and partly by famine. Judea had many caves (Jud.6:2; 1 Sam.13:6) some almost inaccessible, where the Jews hid. The wastes were ruinous heaps of cities or towns; Shall fall; the Chaldean soldier ransacking all places, and either expecting or by chance finding them there, shall kill in revenge of Gedaliah's death and Ishmael with others shall destroy some of them. Those who wandered in open fields would be prey to lions, or other ravenous beasts, that would multiply in that ruined country. Those who thought they would be safe in forts would die of pestilence. Oh! the power of God! WHY can't people of today SEE Him working in the world with every "natural disaster" that He brings? Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, drought in one part of the country, and floods in another, and the strange winter of 2009/2010. Yet people refuse to admit it is God's wrath at all the wickedness world-wide: living together without being married, adultery, fornication, same sex marriage, homosexuality more rampant with each passing day, drug abuse, drunkenness even in young teens, horrible violence because of video games and movies, murder, rape, incest . . . I think you get what I mean. IF America doesn't change and do it soon, this country shall fall. I am up in years, but I have thought for may years that I will see the day this happens, and I still do. America's debt has sky rocketed in the past decade and this Obama doesn't seem to realize just what a predicament he has this country in!
Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (KJV) . . . THIS is NOW!!! It's happening folks! It is NOT global warming! It is NOT anything the stupid media says it is! It is PROPHECY!!! Spoken by none other that Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord! It's happening , all of it, and it shall get worse and worse and worse! Wake up people~!
God's wrath: 2 Samuel 24:15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men. (KJV)
1 Chronicles 21:14 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. (KJV) . . . God is absolutely a God of love! BUT . . . God is also a God of wrath! He has TWO sides! He will tolerate sin just so long, then He will lower the boom! He did it many, many times in the Old Testament, and He is doing it today, so far in minor ways, but He shall bring greater devastations and they shall become more and more frequent. Only when people repent and turn from their sin, will He bless this country again. Until that happens, (IF that happens) His wrath shall continue in multiple ways! Some people will NEVER repent! (Rev.9:20-21; 16:9-11). I pray that you are NOT one of these.
Pestilence, Threatened by God: (Ex.9:15; Lev.26:25; Num.14:12; Deut.28:21; 2 Sam. 24:13; 2 Chron.7:13; 21:14; Jer.14:12; 21:6; 24:10; 27:13; 29:17; 32:36; 38:2; 42:17; 44:13; Eze.5:12,17; 6:11; 7:15; 14:19; 28:23; 33:27; 38:22; Mat.24:7; Luke 21:11).
Pestilence Sent by God: (2 Sam.24:15; 1 Chron.21:12,14; 2 Chron.6:28; Psalm 78:50; 106:29; Amos 4:10; Hab.3:5; Acts 12:23).
Pestilence yet to come: (Zec.14:12,15,18; Rev.8:7; 11:6; 15:1; 16:1,7,21; 17:1; 18:8; 19:2,9; 21:9; 22:18).
Please, please, please take prophecy seriously!
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