Geb was the Egyptian god of the Earth. . . . Geb could also be regarded as personified fertile earth and barren desert, the latter containing the dead or setting them free from their tombs, metaphorically described as “Geb opening his jaws”, or imprisoning those there not worthy to go to the fertile North-Eastern heavenly Field of Reeds.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (ESV)
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Father in heaven,
We praise the glory of Your grace! God has made us accepted in the Beloved in whom we have redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of our sins.
You instructed Moses to strike the earth, and the dust would become stinging gnats which would cover the land. You, not Geb, have overcome the power of death through the resurrection of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus.
Many in Joppa, Israel believe they can earn their way into heaven. Forgive them, Lord.
Release the Word of God into this city! Open their ears to hear that they may know what is the hope of Your calling and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power to those who believe. Amen.
References: Exodus 8:16-19, Time to Defeat the Devil by Chuck D. Pierce, p. 73-74