A plague can be defined as a disastrous evil or affliction.
A spiritual plague is caused by spirits.
I once prayed for a family whose members were dying every year under mysterious circumstances. In the book of Job, Job lost ten members of his family because of a plague. Similarly, there are families who don’t marry, die young etc. because of this.
How can spiritual plagues be averted? Let’s examine a plague that afflicted Israel.
“Then Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the Lord; the plague has started.” So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.”
Moses instructed Aaron to do three things;
1. Burn Incense.
This is symbolic of prayer.“Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense.” Psalm 141:2.
2. Make Atonement.
Atonement means to cover sins. Repentance and the blood of Jesus does better. It washes away sin.
3. Someone Must Intercede.
Intercession means to mediate or settle a matter between two parties. Aaron did that and prayed to God on behalf of Israel. The plague was stopped.
You can also stop spiritual plagues afflicting you.