Pharaoh: Type of Antichrist
“And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives... And he said, When ye do the office of midwife to the Hebrew women, ...if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage” - (Ex.1:15,16,13,14).
Pharaoh of Egypt was a striking and accurate type of Antichrist. He was the defier of God; who cruelly treated the Jews as slaves; the one who ordered the destruction of all the male children, and sought to cut off Israel from being a nation: the one who the Lord killed as a man of war at the Red Sea.
Pharaoh had his sorcerers perform miracles and Antichrist will have his (2 Th.2:9 - Rev.13:13-15). As Pharaoh murdered babies so will Antichrist murder babies by abortion and those who refuse his mark (666). As Pharaoh persecuted the people of God, so will Antichrist, during the tribulation, persecute true Christians and Israel. God’s severe plagues upon Egypt in response to the persecution of God’s saints are clearly paralleled by the 21 plague judgments of God upon the world ruled by Antichrist during the Great Tribulation wrath of God. As the Lord destroyed Pharaoh’s army at the Red Sea when they tried to destroy Israel, so will the Lord Jesus destroy Antichrist’s armies when he tries to destroy Israel at Armageddon - (Ex.14:26-31 - Rev.19:11-21). As Pharaoh was destroyed at the time that Israel started out for the promised land; so God casts Antichrist into the lake of fire just before Israel enters into everlasting possession of the promised land. Pharaoh’s hardness of heart and refusal to repent during God’s plagues upon Egypt is also shown by Antichrist during the Tribulation. The whole world remains hardhearted and won’t repent - (Rev.16:4).
The total disregard for God and the people of God is made abundantly clear in all of Pharaoh’s dealing with God’s two witnesses, Moses and Aaron, as they called down the judgments of God upon Egypt. This will be closely paralleled by Antichrist’s opposition to God’s two witnesses who call down plagues upon the whole world. “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will” - (Rev.11:6). As God worked a miracle so that Moses could be delivered in birth so he could deliver Israel from bondage, so Christ will deliver and save Israel from Antichrist at His second coming.
Two days ago, on June 4th, 2009, President Obama spoke at Cairo University in Egypt. Cairo is the capital of a nation that calls itself a democracy but is run as a police state. President Mubarak has ruled Egypt as Pharaoh under ‘emergency’ law for 28 years, imprisoning thousands of dissidents, political opponents, and anyone else he chooses. It’s a brutal regime, and people are living in subhuman conditions under martial law. Obama told them his full name ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ and reminded them of his personal connection to them as Muslims. His first father was a Muslim from Kenya and his second father was a Muslim from Indonesia. Indonesia has the world’s largest population of Muslims with 20 million. Is Mu-‘barak’ a portent of ‘Barack’ Obama who will become our President-Dictator? Will the USA soon be like Egypt; a so-called democracy, but in truth a police state run by a president-dictator and emergency martial law with no presidential elections? Egypt stands for bondage upon the children of God and bondage is coming soon for Christians in the U.S. under the last pharaoh-Antichrist. They were selling T-shirts in Cairo with Obama’s image and the words - “Obama now Pharaoh of world.”
Obama’s home state of Illinois also has a Cairo named after the one in Egypt. It’s the southernmost city in Illinois and the area surrounding it is called ‘Little Egypt.’ And it had black slaves prior to the Civil War. Cairo, Il. is a sad, abandoned place today as the population has fallen from 15,000 to 3000 and buildings lie empty. Whites hung a black man there in 1909 and it experienced an economic decline even before the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. Cairo was beset by shootings, street riots, and a boycott of white owned businesses which dragged on for 10 years. White store owners closed shop and left. A book written about these times is entitled ‘Let My People Go’ and shows you the similarity between Cairo, Il. and Cairo, Egypt.
God redeemed the Jewish slaves that were in bondage in Egypt and freed them by the blood of the lamb on the first Passover in Egypt. This was a type of the great Passover when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross as the “Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” - (Jn.1:29). All people, Jew and Gentile, are in bondage by their sins and only Christ’s blood can set them free - “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” - (Jn.8:36). Are you saved and born again? If not, repent of your sins and believe in Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. Jesus said “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again” - (Jn.3:6,7). Choose eternal life instead of eternal death in the lake of fire - “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” - (Rom.6:23).
Don’t be impudent and hardhearted - be saved.
Pastor Mike Storti
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Tucson, AZ 85705