I finally took some more time off from the news to do some more reading.
Exodus 6:1 "Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land."
An important part of this verse is, "with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land." This is important because God knew that some of the Hebrews wouldn't want to leave the place they became accustomed to as home, even in slavery, for an unknown future so God is going to cause Pharaoh to get so angry that Pharaoh will drive all of the Hebrew slaves, who have made Pharaoh and Egypt so rich, out of Egypt so that none of the Hebrews will remain. Many people really hate and are afraid of uncertainty and won't give up security even for freedom.
"Hey, being a slave ain't so bad. At least I know I will eat and have a place to sleep tomorrow."
Following God often means stepping into the unknown believing in God to care for you. It requires faith unlimited and, if you don't have the faith, a good kick in the butt to get you moving.
If you understand human behavior, you know that God had to get Pharaoh extremely angry to drive out his own slaves and take a huge financial hit. That is also why, after he calmed down, that Pharaoh pursued the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, you know, get them back because, after he calmed down he did the old, "What have I done?" thingy when he realized he just chased off a bunch of future wealth.
In Exodus 7:10 -12; it says, "And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers. Now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents; but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods."
This is important because it not only shows that God created life from inanimate matter but so did Satan, just not on the scale that God can. You have to understand that God made Satan a very powerful being but you will see as this goes along that Satan isn't anywhere nearly as powerful as God because God easily wins this battle to get the Hebrews out of Egypt. This shows that pagans, who follow and worship Satan as any number of gods, can entice Satan via incantations to use his powers to do things or miracles for them such as in the occult. Satan is not a powerless being like we humans and all of his cults are based on people wanting and getting power via Satan.
This was also true when Moses had Aaron turned the waters of Egypt to blood at the end of chapter 7, Pharaoh's magicians did the same via Satan or "magic spells", which is why they were called magicians.
Get it straight, Satan is not as powerless as us humans. He was created as a right hand man or second to only God. He is an extremely powerful being and he uses that power to get humans and fallen angels or demons to follow him. Note that the fallen angels or demons are all also much more powerful than humans and can do things we humans can't do. Their power is what attracts so many evil humans to follow and serve Satan and his demons.
A very important scripture here is Exodus 7:25 which says, "And seven days were fulfilled, after the Lord had smitten the river."
The water in the river remained blood for seven days.
Because the river continued to flow and, after seven days, it was still blood so that the blood in the river didn't just drain out in seven days meaning that God was continuing to turn the new water entering the river into blood for seven days.
This also shows a limit on Satan's power in relation to God because basic human nature tells us that Pharaoh would have definitely gotten his magicians to try to turn the river back into water but, obviously they couldn't because, their god, Satan, has NO power or authority over God and what God does. Satan is very powerful but his power and authority are limited where as God's power and authority are not.
You will see this again when we get to Job because the Bible tells us that much more powerful Satan easily has power over us humans BUT Satan doesn't have authority over us humans unless God's gives Satan that authority. With Job, God gave Satan the authority to destroy Job's finances and health but Satan was not permitted the authority to kill Job.
In Chapter 8, it says, "And the Lord spoke unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
And, if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:"
It is important to understand that when people try to explain these miracles by using natural means, they are denying the power, knowledge, and wisdom of God and the act of creation, which is blaspheme. They are saying, "I don't believe that God could create frogs from the soil of the earth, water, or air and, therefore, the false pagan goddess Mother Nature did it by..."
God tells us that He created every living thing on this planet from the atoms contained in the soil, water, and air AND, therefore, He can turn water into actual blood by simply changing the molecular structure, create frogs from inanimate matter by changing the atomic and molecular structure, and create anything else He wants from inanimate matter by changing the atomic and molecular structure because He is God.
The hypocrisy of these God haters and deniers is shown when they either are involved in or support scientific research being conducted by scientist to create even the simplest life forms by changing the atomic and molecular structures of inanimate matter while denying another superior being called God could do the same.
Yeah, not the smartest thinking in the world, is it?
Someone needs to sharpen those knives.
When God did these miracles in the Bible, He actually did these miracles just like the Bible says. Just because you can't do these miracles doesn't mean God, a superior being, can't do them, it just means YOU can't do them.
Get it straight, God is not called a superior being because he is limited to only being able to do what you can do. If He were only limited to being able to do what you can do, He would not be superior. God being a superior being means He can do things you cannot do and cannot even understand. Deal with it.
The false pagan goddess, Mother Nature, didn't do a thing; God did it all.
In Exodus 8:7 it says, "And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt."
This tells us that with their "enchantments" or spells, as practitioners of Black Magic call them, they persuaded Satan to use his power to create a few frogs that hopped out of the water showing that, to a limited extent, Satan can create life from inanimate matter but only to a limited extent.
The next verse shows us something very interesting when it says, (Exodus 8:8) "Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go that they may do sacrifice unto the Lord."
You know, based on basic human behavior that, before Pharaoh surrendered to Moses and his God, that Pharaoh would have had his magicians try to do away with the frogs, but they couldn't, forcing Pharaoh to surrender to Moses and God. This shows that Satan could create a few frogs that hopped out of the water but couldn't do away with all of the frogs God created and was probably still creating to keep them a menace to Pharaoh and his people because the people were killing those frogs and they persisted, forcing Pharaoh to surrender to God.
In Exodus 8:12 - 13 it says, "And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields."
This shows that God has ultimate power and authority.
In Exodus 8:15 is says, "But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them, as the Lord had said."
This showed that Pharaoh, a servant of Satan, who is the father of lies, is also a liar and his word is meaningless, you know, just like his god, Satan. You see this today when the pagans blatantly tell lies with no remorse except for being found out about their lies. They lie to everyone including each other and there is NO loyalty from pagans or between them. Pagans regularly go back on their word, even to their followers, and you see that happening today as the upper class trash is purging their loyal followers in mass, just like I told you they would years ago because they always do.
If you study them, Satan's pagans are pretty easy to predict because their behavior has not changed in thousands of years because their god's, Satan's, behavior has not changed in thousands of years. They always have and always will betray everyone including their followers. Satan will keep only enough of his promises to you to keep you and the other pagans following him in an attempt to beat God, which will always fail and you can bet that Satan always blames his followers for his failures because Satan's followers learn from Satan to always blame others for their failures, you know, just like the lefties today.
You will see in following books that God does not permit his people to go back on their word the way pagans regularly do. When God's people make a deal or contract, we are required to keep that contract unless the other party had no intent or breaks the contract, voiding the contract.
Question: What is the main lie Satan consistently tells to all of his followers?
Hint: It is the same lie Satan told Eve in the Garden of Eden, you will be "like God", meaning you will be a god.
This is the lie Satan has always told to his followers to get them to follow him. He has told this lie throughout history to create all of his pagan cults and it is even easy to see where he told that lie even though the actual lie was not recorded.
For example, it is obviously the lie Satan told that got the humans to build the tower of Babel. He clearly had them believing that, if they built a tower which could reach to heaven, the humans could be like God or be gods so the people built the tower to become gods.
Did they become gods?
No, they were still humans before and after they died.
It is obviously also the lie Satan told the angels that got 1/3 of the angels to join Satan in revolt against God.
After all, why else would those angels have revolted against God if it were not to be "like God" or be gods?
You can find this lie throughout the pagan cults in all of history. Satan has the Buddhists and Hindus believing they can evolve into being gods. He has the Luciferians, Satanists, witches, and other occult religions believing that Satan will make them like God or gods. Satan has the New Wave religious members believing they ARE gods. Pharaoh believed he was a god, most ancient leaders were worshiped as gods, the Greek mythology was built around humans who were deitized as gods, especially after special deeds or their deaths, the Norse made their best warriors into gods, and on and on and on.
Satan has told this lie for 6,000 years and it has not happened once but that has not stopped the power mad and greedy humans from believing it will come true for them so they continue to follow Satan to Hell and eternal damnation without ever becoming gods. NOT ONE of them has or will become a god.
The main reason pagans believe this lie and follow Satan is because they want to have unlimited power over others. They are power mad and paganism is all about power.
Only in conservative Biblical Christianity are we not told we are gods or will become gods because we know there is only one God and we are all his servants and partners in existence. Even when a human gets extraordinary powers from God, like Moses, he does not become a god, he just becomes a prophet, witness or teacher for the one true God and is NOT to be worshiped. That person is still a human and not a god.
Listen, if you think you are a god, prove it. Create just one little habitable planet; not the entire cosmos like God created, just one little habitable planet and THEN tell me about it. All of you pagans working together can't create one little habitable planet.
If God gave me the power, knowledge, and wisdom to create a hundred habitable planets, I know that I would still not be a god, just a very powerful servant of the one true God, for without God giving me that power, knowledge, and wisdom, I would not be able to create one protist, much less a habitable planet. I am a man who was made similar to God by God and that is all that I am. I am a loyal servant of the most high God, Yahweh/Jesus. I am just a little human who knows his place in God's mighty creation and thank God for my creation and salvation. I am man.
When people promise you that you will become a god, run. You don't want to follow them into Hell. You will just be another one of Satan's many losers.
Personally, I don't want to be God or a god because God has taught me to care about people, therefore, I see such power and authority as an extreme responsibility that I don't care for. I really don't want to be responsible for all of you humans the way God is. He can have you. I may care about you but I do not want to be responsible for you.
To this day, I still pray for God to give me a little place in Paradise with a small cabin, stream, pound, fruit and nut trees, and a place to grow my food along with some friends and nice pets with God coming by the visit when He has some free time. I don't need or want streets of gold or pearly gates, the maintenance would be too high. You can have them. I will take my cabin in the woods, thank you.
Pagans doesn't see the responsibility of power, just the opportunity to abuse that power for their own gain and selfishness, which should scare the crap out of you and is the cause of the problems we have today; no responsibilities, just selfish lusts and desires. The jerks don't care about anyone but themselves and will gladly throw even their "best friends" under the bus when it is beneficial to them.
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.