Hundreds of years before Christ, the prophet Zechariah prophesied with Divine precision of what would happen one day in Jerusalem. It is a prophecy that describes what occurred and how it affects all of us who have become believers in Jesus Christ.
Governments are designed by God to bring peace and to protect the people they oversee. Human history has shown the dramatic difference between good governments and bad. Unjust leaders and those who lead with righteous judgments. Governments are always dependent upon the character of those who are in positions of leadership … and every human leader is flawed.
Moses recorded for us, in Exodus, Chapter 12, one of the most amazing moments in human history. Pharaoh had refused to let Israel go after 430 years in bondage. But God came with a series of judgments to show Pharaoh and the whole nation and the Israelites that there was only one true God. A God who should be bowed down to and served.
A final judgment came in one night as God took every firstborn son from the Egyptians households in death. But among the 1 million+ Israelites, not a single child died.