Self Destruction
For Parashat Va’era
By Messianic Torah 1-21-2013

Va’era (Ex 6:2-9:35 Haftarah Eze 28:25-29:21) is the 2nd parashat in the book of Shemot also called Exodus, and is called Va’era which means ‘And I appeared’. In this week’s parashat:

– YHWH tells Moshe the 4 part plan for Yisra’el
– YHWH sends Moshe to Par’oh but Moshe said if Yisra’el won’t listen why should Par’oh
– The heads of the Children of Yisra’el
– Moshe and Aharon are commanded to bring Yisra’el out and they told Par’oh to let them go
– YHWH told Moshe he shall be a Elohim to Par’oh and Aharon shall be his prophet
– YHWH says Par’oh shall not hearken to you and I will lay my hand upon Egypt
– Moshe and Aharon went ot Par’oh and cast their rod and it became a serpent but He would not listen to them
– Par’oh wouldn’t let the people go so Moshe turned the river to blood but Par’oh’s men did also
– Moshe spread his rod over the river to bring forth frogs because Par’oh wouldn’t let them go
– Par’oh’s men also brought frogs but Par’oh said he would let them go if Moshe took them away
– Par’oh didn’t let them go so Moshe brought forth lice from the dust
– Par’oh’s men could not do the same yet Par’oh wouldn’t listen so Moshe brought forth swarms
– Par’oh said he would let them go if Moshe removed the swarms but afterward he didn’t let them go
– Moshe told Par’oh because he wouldn’t let them go YHWH’s hand would come upon his beasts with pestilence
– Par’oh didn’t let them go so Moshe sprinkled ashes in the air and they brought forth boils on man and beast
– Moshe told Par’oh because he wouldn’t let them go YHWH would bring all His plagues on Par’oh
– Moshe tells Par’oh there will come a fierce hail and to bring in all his servants and animal
– Par’oh repented and asked for Moshe to stop the hail and he did but he wouldn’t let them go
– Haftarah – YHWH used Egypt to teach Yisra’el but will punish them