What’s it going to look like when the kingdoms collide in your life? Which gods will be defeated? Which oppression will be broken?
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Kingdom Story Part II: Two Kingdoms in Collision
By Evan Nehring
The message of Exodus is of two kingdoms in collision: the power of God against the dark power of Egypt and her “little g” gods. In fact, in Exodus 12:12, God said that He would bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt.
God sent 10 plagues to convince Pharaoh and the Egyptians to let the slaves go free. Many of the Egyptian gods are very graphically represented and defeated in these plagues. For example, the Nile was believed to be the sacred home of the Nile God, Ha’ pi. In the first plague, the power of Ha’ pi was defeated as the Nile turned to blood.
In the fifth plague, the livestock began to die. The bull was sacred to Apis, cows to Isis and the ram to Ammon. The power and territory of those three Egyptian gods were defeated that day. One of the highest deities in Egypt was Ra, the sun god. In the ninth plague, Ra was defeated as the sun was blotted out.
Probably the most important Egyptian belief was the fact that Pharaoh and his first-born were held to be of divine conception. This was the basis of his authority. The death of Pharaoh’s first-born son in the tenth plague was the death of deity.
And not only were these Egyptian gods defeated, but Moses predicted it publicly every time and no one could deny that God’s power had been shown!
What’s it going to look like when the kingdoms collide in your life? Which gods will be defeated? Which oppression will be broken? I want to encourage you and challenge you to call out to God until you see kingdoms colliding and changes happening for you. Call out to God and, in His perfect timing, your freedom will be complete.