I am doing another cover-to-cover reading of the Bible and have decided to share things with you that God wants me to share. I promise that, by the time I am through, you will have a different perspective on at least some of the Bible and many of you will have considerable amounts of what you have been taught to believe, especially by the pagan media, schools, and others, disproved.
I will show you science hidden in plain open sight and proofs for some of our modern scientific theories from thousands of years ago. I will share human nature with you, the humanity of God's people, and some hidden truths about history.
I just finished reading in Genesis and am currently reading in Exodus, which is full of fun and interesting things to learn, especially concerning science and human nature. In previous essays, I have shared some things with you from the book of Genesis.
I want to share something interesting with you about the Bible from Genesis. In a previous essay, I told you that God gave us the laws about who we could and could not marry because we humans had been inbreeding long enough that we damaged our gene pool enough that God had to make laws forbidding us from marrying or having sex with family, you know, incest.
Abraham married his half sister, Isaac married his first cousin, and Jacob married two of his first cousins. Please note that no one saw anything wrong with that and they actually thought it was a good thing showing that this was a normally accepted behavior because everyone was doing it.
Before the Flood, all of Adam's and Eve's sons married their sisters and, for generations after, the men all married sisters and cousins.
After the Flood, all of Noah's grandsons, great grandsons, and great great grandsons married sisters and cousins and they were obviously still doing that about 1,000 years after the Flood when God gave Moses the Law, ordering us to stop this behavior and that was because our gene pool had become so damaged that it now was on the verge of causing birth defects in children.
It is also interesting that most people think of Jacob (later known as Israel) as having two wives but he actually had four wives because both of his wives gave him their handmaids to bear children with and nothing was said about this being wrong because they were all his wives. His 12 sons came from four women and not just two women and they were all his heirs.
Polygyny (one man with two or more wives wrongly called polygamy) was commonly practiced until well after King David, King David was known to have at least 8 wives, and King David was called righteous by God. There are no laws against polygyny. I searched for years and couldn't find one but I did find one on how to manage a polygyny marriage I will share with you when I get to the Laws.
The Burning Bush
In Exodus 3:2 it says, "And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him (Moses) in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed."
Most people try to explain away the miracles of God with natural explanations but this is blaspheme because it denies the super natural abilities of God and gives the credit for the miracle to the false pagan goddess Mother Nature/Mother Earth/Gaia instead of giving the credit to God. This is done in a attempt to deny the existence of God as a being who is capable of the super natural and is basically saying that it could only be explained by natural events, you know, even more miraculous accidents and coincidences.
The truth is that God can do anything you can imagine and much, much more because He is an awesome being with infinite powers; He is omnipotent. To say or imply anything else is blaspheme.
In this case, God simply caused a flame in the midst of the bush AND prevented the bush from being consumed because God has infinite control over both matter and energy, something pagans and God haters refuse to accept in spite of the fact that, by using technology, we humans have increasing control over matter and energy, but, hey, not God.
I really like the encounter between God and Moses at this point as seen in Exodus 3:10 & 11 where God says to Moses, "'Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, and that thou mayest bring forth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.' And Moses said unto God, 'Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?'"
Basically, Moses was smart enough to know this job was going to require a lot of responsibility and not be easy or pleasant so he was tactfully refusing the job and saying, "Who, me go up against Pharaoh; give it to someone else, I am perfectly happy herding goats."
In verse 12 God persisted and Moses answered in verse 13 trying to create an excuse for Moses not doing the job, "And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath send me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name: what shall I say unto them?"
Basically, Moses was saying, "I don't even know what to tell them", as an excuse for refusing the job so God told Moses what to say in verses 14 and 15, "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations."
It is not that unusual for God to give a job to someone in the Bible and that person is smart enough to know, "This ain't going to be fun, baby", and try to get God to give the job to someone else by trying to find a way out of the job, you know, like Jonah.
I tried for 2 to 3 years to get God to give the job He wants me to do to someone else, you know, like YOU, but then God pointed out that, the very fact I didn't want the job meant I was the right person for the job because anyone who wanted that job would be the wrong person because they either didn't understand the job and would do a lousy job, would abuse the position and would do a terrible job, or were not intelligent enough to do the job right. I knew God was right and then, and only then, did I agree to do the job (with a little negotiating on my part, which you also see in the Bible) and I decided that, if I am going to do the job, I will do my best to do it right.
Hey, all I wanted was to earn enough money coaching bicycle racing to retire and spend the rest of my life coaching and helping kids but God's plans must come before our plans. All Moses wanted to do was the simple life of herding goats and to live happily ever after with his wife but God had other plans for Moses.
Of course, it didn't help any that God showed Moses a glimpse of the turmoil Moses would face in doing this job in verses 18 through 20, "And they shall Hearken to thy voice; and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us , we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by the might hand And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst therefore; and after that he will let you go."
And you know Moses saw the conflict and strife in this against the greatest leader in the world at that time and thought, "Nah, I don't want to do that job, I am perfectly happy herding goats" because in Exodus 4:1 Moses stated his first objection to doing the job, "And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee."
In other words, "Yeah, that's the ticket, they won't listen to me so give the job to someone they will listen to."
So God persisted in Exodus 4:2-9, "And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it."
This shows that this being we call God is capable of changing atomic structures to change molecular structures to change an inanimate object into a living organism. Since there was no burst of energy when God changed the atomic structures, it also shows that God can also control energy to prevent such a burst of energy.
You have to understand that, with our limited intelligence, knowledge, and technology, we humans can change some elements into other elements and you think a superior being can't?
One last thing this shows is that Moses was afraid of snakes, especially when surprised by them, you know, like most of us.
In verse 4 it continues, "And the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand;
That they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
And the Lord said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh."
Now the pagan God haters and lousy poser Christians like to say it wasn't really leprosy but that is just them limiting God's ability so that they can deny God can create and destroy a disease and it must have been their false pagan goddess, Mother Nature, or it was something else but not God.
Sorry, but with the God of the Bible, He can create and destroy organisms, you know, like diseases and doesn't need Mother Nature's help or permission.
And God continued in verse 8, "And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land; and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land."
But, Moses still didn't want the job and came up with another excuse for not taking the job in verse 10, "And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since thou has spoken unto thy servant; but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue."
"Yeah, that's the ticket, I don't speak well and can't debate well so give the job to someone who can speak and debate well."
But God persisted in verses 11 and 12, "And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? Or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?"
You know, "What, you think I can't cause you to speak and debate well?" God was getting a little frustrated at this time but Moses persisted once more in verse 13. Oops.
"And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send."
And God responded, "And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron, the Levite, thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee; and when he seethe thee, he will be glad in his heart.
And thou shalt speak unto him and put words in his mouth; and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
And thou shalt take this rod in thy hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs."
In other words, Aaron can be your spokes person, I will teach you both what to say, so take your rod and get going, mister, so Moses caved and went to Egypt.
This shows that Moses was human just like us, he balked at a daunting task, you know, going up against Pharaoh, and God persisted because God doesn't choose the qualified, He qualifies the chosen, and NOTHING is impossible with God. ALL of God's chosen people in the Bible were human with some being more obedient and having greater faith than others but it wasn't that uncommon for some to falter in the face of an overwhelming task. Two of God's greatest prophets, Moses and Elijah both faltered because they were human.
None, not one of God's prophets was super human. God gave some of them special powers but they were all clearly human, just like you and me. Which means, God can use you too and has work for you to do, especially in these latter times. If you are a Christian, just ask Him, He will tell you.
Second, it shows that God always get what He wants, just ask Jonah, so you just might as well accept God's will in your life and make the best of it, again, just ask Jonah.
I will be sharing more with you in these "Reading" essays.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.