Most people are familiar with the “butterflies in the stomach” sensation.
Along this line, I had a recent prayer request re stomach issues described as a “jumping frogs” sensation.
This was a fairly new one to me, so I’ve been asking the Lord what was up with
the frogs. The revelation came this AM and I am excited to share it with you!
Frogs like to live in watery, muddy places, like ponds. Their slimy skin and
repugnant smell label them unclean. This is true, but mostly because of the
harmful bacteria they carry. Their constant, loud croaking throughout the night
can become quite irritating and annoying.
In the Bible, frogs were the 2nd of 10 plagues the Lord sent against the
Egyptians because Pharaoh refused to let God’s people go into the wilderness
to worship Him. (Exodus 8:4)
Suddenly there were frogs everywhere in the land; on the people, in their homes,
beds, ovens…everywhere. Pharaoh’s magicians also brought forth frogs, but then
couldn’t get rid of them. The frog invasion continued to multiply and became
unbearable. Pharaoh finally relented and said if the Lord would take away the frogs,
he would let the people go. Yet, when Moses asked when he wanted the frogs to go,
Pharaoh replied tomorrow. Tomorrow? Really? Why not right now? (Exodus 8:10)
The frog was intentionally chosen for this plague. It turns out that the Egyptians
worshipped a frog goddess (Heget or Heket), who represented long life and fertility
Pharaoh hesitated to immediately rid the land of the frogs as they were beloved
and held too sacred to be killed.
At the said time, the Lord did as Moses commanded and all the frogs died. Piles of
dead frogs were everywhere, causing the entire land to stink. This was difficult for
the Egyptians who were known for their cleanliness! The frog seems a humorous
choice through which God demonstrated His glory and sovereignty over their
idolatry of Heget.
Frogs appear again, this time in the New Testament. In Rev 16:13, three unclean
spirits, said to be like frogs, come out of the mouth of the dragon, the beast, and the
false prophet. The frogs are called demonic spirits with an agenda to deceive the
Here’s the revelation: the “jumping frogs” are actually word curses. They are a
constant stream of words, (croaking like frogs) from self-appointed authorities, esp
women ( remember the frog goddess), released like a plague against a person’s
health, mind, and spirit. Their intent, as in Rev, is to manipulate and deceive. They
are lying words that directly oppose God and the truth of His Word. This will be
evident when people try to speak words into every area of your life….words that oppose decisions you’ve made, undermine relationships, ridicule new directions etc. Their
words cause strife, fear, and doubt.
Don’t wait until tomorrow to get the frogs out. Pharaoh delayed his decision because
he was fearful (of man) to take action against a goddess the Egyptians worshipped.
Don’t allow fear and intimation to stop you.
In the natural realm, people rid their garden and pool of frogs with salt. Likewise, we
are to speak words, seasoned with salt. Take the sword of the Spirit, God’s Word
of Truth, and exercise your dominion!