Today we take a look at the fifth plague of Egypt and the significance that may be gleaned from its impact on that nation, as we also consider the implications it holds for us today in relationship to the prophetic word that was shared by Prophet Kim Clement. In as much as the fourth plague was the first plague that created a distinction between the people of Israel and the people of Egypt and the fifth creating even greater distinction, I believe the fifth battle that Prophet Kim speaks of is one that will likewise create a greater distinction between God’s people and the rest of the nations.
The fifth plague was the plague of death upon the animals of the people of Egypt. The Egyptians worshiped animals and saw them as sacred and honored the god and goddess they connected to them. They believed that these gods would protect their wealth as animals such as cows, horses, oxen, camels, and sheep. It is has been thought that it was because of this worship of the gods over these animals that led the people of Israel to decide to create the golden calf when they were in the wilderness.
In any case, these animals are also symbolic of economic prosperity. Where the people of Egypt would worship these gods and animals, the people of Israel would have likely followed the traditions that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by offering them up as sacrifices, which would have been detestable to Egyptians. In this, God‘s creating of a further distinction between Egypt and Israel through the plague that only affected the Egyptian livestock, they would have been devastated by the impact to their economy.
How does this fit into the battle that must be faced today and what might it look like as a further distinction between God’s anointed people and the world? In as much as the people of Egypt worshiped their livestock, I believe that the battle that will be waged today will be on the front lines of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You’ll notice that of late there has been greater attention given to how President Trump has made it his goal to bring business to the forefront of his plan to “Make America Great Again.”
Part of this will be seen in bringing integrity and honor in business practices. We’ve seen in recent years the obscene practices of those in the pharmaceutical industry to rape the pockets of patients who have to choose between their prescriptions and paying their food or housing bills. Part of it has been seen in the decisions businesses make in taking profits for those who run the corporations at the expense of shareholders and workers. The distinction that will be made here is in those who have made money, possessions and profit their god. Those who are truly God’s will be the ones you see who have placed money in its proper place as a tool to help serve others through charity and building others.
When Jesus spoke to the people of his day he told them that no man can serve both God and mammon/money because to love one is to hate the other (see Luke 16:1-13). He points out that a proper relationship with God and money must be made, as giving service to the wrong one will cause you to lose the other. This gives an even greater indication of a great transfer of wealth, as it will become apparent that those who refuse to be wicked in the business dealings or have an improper relationship with money will find that God will trust them to do what is right with it. This isn’t exclusive to God’s people as those who honor the principles of the kingdom and the “golden rule” will be rewarded through the principles of seed, time, and harvest.
So what will be the call to God’s people in this battle that will play out creating a greater distinction between His people in America and Israel from the rest of the world? The call will be to get one’s house in order. It will also be to make sure that if there are places in life and business practice that have not lined up with being about God’s business or being charitable, honorable, generous, helpful, watchful and exemplifying good stewardship, to then make the necessary adjustments so that when the shift does happen, you are found on the right side.
Pay close attention to the stock markets and the decisions being made by the SEC and the government as the shift is made to change business regulations. Watch the housing and banking industry as many have taken advantage of people through contracts and fees and other things. You may even see restitution being made to people who have come under fire for their faith. You may even see a shift happen in the nation’s imports and exports as many people begin to shift priorities of handling personal finances.
We’re already seeing that there is a push by the president to make a shift in business relationships and operations with other nations. We may even find that as we pray as a nation to bring greater glory to God in our nation that present day Josephs, Daniels, Ezra’s, Nehemiah’s and other will have favor with the president and re-position the nation in dealing with debt. Let’s continue to be on watch and in line with the words of the prophet and seek God’s will for us to know our part in it.
QUESTION: Do you see hope arising for the nation who heeds the words of prophets? What do you see as something you can do to represent Christ in times like this?
This is part five in a series of blogs that will cover the prophetic word by Kim Clement and what I believe the 10 battles that may be instrumental in deliverance for Israel and the Church. Click the above link to see the prophetic message. Click Here to read Part One of this series.
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