Egypt, Pharaoh. A system of slyness, leverage and idolatry. Enslaving those weaker. Foolishly worshiping false gods in serpents, River, frogs, lice, flies, cattle and sun.
And God said to Moses, “You go down there and submit yourself to that mess, and understand the sufferings and despondency of your people. I shall make you as God unto Pharaoh and Aaron as your prophet. You will speak Words of authority and promise as I have directed you, and Aaron shall execute these Words with the supernatural power of your rod.”
Does this sound familiar? Anything like Jesus the Living Word of God and the Holy Spirit, the accompanying and following Comforter/Executor? Yes there are very strong Bible types here.
And one by one those Egyptian gods were humbled and mocked by the sovereignty of the Great I AM. He told Moses to separate the children of Abraham in Goshen (“mound of earth”); and then He would make a division between Egyptian and Hebrew. Tormenting plagues of flies would come and would interrupt everything. In the Bible flies often represent corruption, irritation and the slings and arrows of this mortal mess. And God’s people would be spared as if by miracle.
Think about these things. Think about the wonderful, well-rounded, harmonious balance of the entire Bible, Old and New. And that ever-appearing Bible theme “in wrath, remember mercy”. (Habakkuk 3: 2c)
Ten plagues (God’s power)…Ten Commandments (God’s ethic)