That Pharaoh must die
The name Pharaoh is metaphorically used in the biblical context to connote the enemy of Christians, the children of God. The name symbolises an instrument of intimidation, slavery, wickedness, and exploitation of innocent people. Whenever the name Pharaoh is mentioned in the Christian circle, it is a remembrance of the biblical accounts of Israelites’ suffering in the house of bondage in Egypt in which Pharaoh the King of Egypt subjected them to forced labour and slavery. It was God’s intervention that eventually released them and brought them to the Promised Land. From that point, the enemies of children of God are symbolised by Pharaoh. God decreed his death and it eventually came to pass.
The Bible presents the scenario thus in Exodus 5:1-4 saying, “And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go. 3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? Get you unto your burdens.” The life of Israelites in Egypt was indeed miserable, because a Pharaoh that did not know Joseph mounted the throne and expressed fear at the Israelites’ progress and population growth, thinking they might join their enemies to fight them and take over their land.
This thinking was purely out of jealousy, but he set out programmes to subdue the Israelites by killing their newborn male children and taking their daughters by force. God raised Moses and Aaron to go and demand for the release of the Israelites, but Pharaoh bluntly refused on the ground that he did not know their Lord and would not obey His voice to let the Israelites go out of Egypt. As a sure proof of his enmity with the people of God, Pharaoh directed the taskmasters to stop providing raw materials to the Israelites for making bricks, that they should source for the raw materials and still produce the same number of bricks in a day, just like when raw materials were provided. This was, indeed, a great burden to the people of Israel, prompting them into blaming Moses and Aaron for asking for their freedom. Pharaoh was indeed ruthless to them. God was ready to fight for the Israelites to ensure their freedom from that hand of bondage in Egypt. God visited the Egyptians with series of plagues, starting with turning water to blood through frogs all over the land, the plague of gnats, flies, boils including hail and fire and the locust invasion, among others. There were ten plagues in all, but the worst of all was the death of first born sons in every household. This last plague made Pharaoh to wake up in the midnight to tell Moses and Aaron to take all Israelites to leave Egypt. Unfortunately, after they left, he still organised his army and pursued them.
The Bible says in Exodus 14:5-12, And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.8 And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
When the Israelites cried unto Moses, he told them to move forward that God would fight for them. He told them not to fear. In verses 15and 16, God’s intervention came as He commanded Moses thus, “And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: 16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea”. As the Israelites walked on the dry land and crossed the Red Sea, Egyptians followed suit. Unfortunately, however, the sea returned and closed up on them. Pharaoh and all his soldiers, including their ammunitions, got drowned in the Red Sea.
Pharaoh deserved that death by drowning. It is a careless utterance for him to have said he did not know God; hence he would not obey His voice to let Israel go. It is sinful of him to have said so. God created him, so he had no locus standi for such blasphemy. The Bible says in Ezekiel 18:4,“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die”. The king of Egypt, Pharaoh, committed by tormenting the Israelites; hence he died by drowning in the Red Sea; the same way all the people fighting the Children of God directly or indirectly must die in one way or another. All the witches and wizards, occult men and women, all the enemies of the gospel and preachers of the gospel must all die one after the other. The Bible says in Exodus 22:18,”Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”. The Bible makes it clear in this scripture that the wicked deserves death. People the Devil is using to trouble your life, block your business expansion or plotting your removal from office, God will judge them and they will all die in Jesus name. But if they repent, God will show mercy and they will live and make heaven at last in Jesus name.
Testimony Of The Lord’s Doing
God Vindicated Me, Recaptured Runaway Armed Robber
MY name is Brother Emmanuel Ochigbo. I joined The Chosen in 2013 and I worship at Nsukka Autonomous. I thank God for the salvation of my life and family, who are also Chosen.
I am a police officer serving with Nigeria Police force. Between 2016 and 2017, my job was threatened. There was a robbery case I was investigating. I went to my pastor and he prayed for me. I also went home and prayed. However, I could not feel anything, as there were a lot of accusations leveled against me. But I looked up to God to vindicate me and truly, He vindicated me. An unknown number called me, and though I initially did not want to pick the number, a spirit ministered to me to pick it, so I did. The voice at the other side, said, “Are you the police officer an armed robber escaped from at Nsukka?” I said yes. The voice now said the armed robber that escaped from you is at so and so beer parlour drinking with his friends. He instructed that I should go there right away, if I wanted to catch him. I was alone when the call came and I had no weapon on me. However, I trusted that God of the Chosen that initiated this would do something about it. So, I went to the place the voice directed me. On getting there, I saw about four men drinking. I did not know the man facially, but my spirit said I should call his name.
So, I called his full name and surname. He raised his head, and I went closer to him and said, “I am the officer you escaped from at the area command in Nsukka. This is the end of the road for you. The police has cordoned of everywhere, and any attempt you make, you will be a dead person.” The next thing the man did was to go down on his knees. Then I said to myself, ‘The God of the Chosen has arrested this man.’ Then I scattered all their drinks on the table, and the rest of the men drinking with him began to run helter-skelter. And they disappeared from the beer parlour. Then the owner of the beer parlour called the Neighbourhood Watch, that one man (me) came to his beer parlour to cause confusion and that the his customers had ran away with his money. (He didn’t know he was helping me). A few minutes later, four men of the Neigbourhood Watch arrived the scene. One of them knew me, and he said, “Oh! I know this man, he is an officer.” I said thank The God of Chosen, Who has brought my helpers. They were the ones that helped me to buy chain to tie the run-away robber.
I called my men, who came with a vehicle and took the man to the station. So, my job that was threatened was restored, while the case was assigned to high-class investigators. That was how God of the Chosen vindicated me. Praise the Lord!
Furthermore, God of the Chosen did a great thing in my life. We were invited for an interview for promotion. Before I went there, I went to my pastor, who prayed for me and said I should go and return successfully. Truly, I went there and God performed a miracle in my life. Though my file was the last to be submitted, I was the first to be promoted. I was promoted to the office of ASP. Praise the Lord!
God of Chosen is so great.
I pray for the General Pastor and all the Chosen worldwide. Heaven at last in Jesus name!
Brother Emmanuel Ochigbo,
Nsukka, Enugu State.
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