Plagues and God’s Judgment

“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands.”

— Revelation 9:20

The greatest confrontation that is to be found in all of the Old Testament and perhaps in all of literature, save that confrontation of Christ himself with Pilate, is Moses’ confrontation of Pharaoh. Here we see the true God dealing with unbelief and bringing these ten grievous plagues upon the nation of Egypt and destroying it.

These were not the end of plagues in the Bible. We find throughout the whole Old Testament that there were plagues that came upon not only the pagan nations around Israel, but came upon the people of Israel repeatedly because of their sins. And down through the last 2,000 years there have been plagues that have come upon the people of this earth, most notable of which was the bubonic plague in the 14th century, which killed one-third of all of the people of Europe.

And now we are asked could God send a plague today? Well, we do know that some of the sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, are ravaging some populations in our world. In effect, we sent a letter to God, and we said, “God, we have thrown off Your law. We have rebelled against your Commandments. We are in revolt against your dominion, and we will now go our own way and do our own thing.”

But people are now suffering the physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences of defying God’s law. STDs are a type of plague upon all sexual promiscuity, whether heterosexual or homosexual. God will bring it to an end.

Dear God, thank You so much that You spare Your obedient children from all sorts of diseases when we follow You. Of course, the ultimate healing is when You take us home and free us from this body of death. Help us to show compassion to those suffering for whatever reason…