Judgment of the gods

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Notice how the gods of Egypt are mentioned in the following passage.

Ex 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

This is the only time the gods are mentioned as part of that judgment. It serves to give us a clue to the spiritual meaning of the First Born of Egypt. And it points ahead to the second coming identifying the first born who are to be slain at that time. These are the powers of heaven, the gods of Egypt, the gods of this world, principalities, powers and rulers of wickedness in high places. [1 Cor. 2:6-8; Eph. 6-12; Rom. 8:38-39; Col. 2:14-15; Ps 82]

Here are a couple representative verses that show us the judgment of the gods.

Isa 24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

Mt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Also see these verses: Isaiah 19:1; Isaiah 34:4-5; Micah 1:3;. Mark 13:25; Luke 21:26. The gods and The Veil

The fall of the powers of heaven is linked to the removing of the veil. Let's look at this in more detail.

In first John we are told the whole world is under their influence.

1Jo 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

Here in second Corinthians we see that they cause blindness.

2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Revelation tells us that they deceive the whole world.

Re 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world

Here is Isaiah it is described as a veil, and we are told that the Lord will destroy the veil.

Isa 25:6 ^ And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

9 ^ And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

The mountain speaks of the Kingdom of God, where his people dwell. [Israel] "In that day" speaks of course of the second coming.

Since we see that the 'powers of heaven' are the ones who bring blindness, clearly their removal, at the second coming means the blindness is removed.

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