That is right, God went there. He was no longer going to make his people suffer for the Pharaoh’s deceit. The plague of flies did not touch Goshen nor the Israelites. But it wrecked the lives of the Egyptians. From this point forward, God would take every opportunity to show the world his people are set apart. He would protect, provide and prepare them for what is ahead. His plan to change the world through Israel, would continually place them at odds with the rest of the world. They would always be singled out, mistreated and targeted to be destroyed.
God knew this would happen. He would be ready to intercede and protect his people. The protection would not stop the persecution, it would simply perpetuate the safety of his people. Their very place in history was a direct challenge to Satan and the culture.
That challenge still goes on today. Both Israel and the church face persecution on a daily basis. God does protect his people and will continue to use them to change the world. But, with each passing day, the stakes are raised and the world continues to unleash its hatred and disdain toward Israel and the church. We must remain in prayer and prepared to face whatever attacks the world launches. Whether it is simple harassment, destruction and taking of property, or physical attacks, kidnapping, slavery and death—We must be prepared to stand firm with the Lord. He is God, and he will guide us to his truth and victory.
God Bless You
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.
If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies; even the ground will be covered with them.
“‘But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the Lord, am in this land.
I will make a distinction between my people and your people. This sign will occur tomorrow.’”
And the Lord did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh’s palace and into the houses of his officials; throughout Egypt the land was ruined by the flies.