Saturday, September 06, 2014

Journal : Did Moses Marry a Black Woman?

Did Moses Marry a Black Woman? 


Ran across this while doing research for my commentary on Exodus 4. I couldn't agree more!

What matters is not the color of the skin (pinky-tan or chocolaty-brown) but the color of the heart (White with Jesus or Black with the Devil).

Very Low Weight Gain or Gestational Weight Loss in Pregnant Obese Women Risky

 Doctors have become so fat-phobic they have been telling fat women to not gain any weight, or even to lose weight, while pregnant. Many of us could have told them what would happen:-( This study found that these babies were born under weight, under healthy, and at risk for future health problems, including, ironically, obesity.

Babies need nutrients to grow. stored fat does not contain these nutrients. A pregnant woman would do best for her baby by throwing her scales away and eating as healthy, nutrient rich of a diet as she can. 

Obstetric Insanity: An 80% Cesarean Rate in Super Obese Women?

The World Health Organization says no country's Cesarian rate should be more than 10-15%. America's stands at 33%. Obese women at 80%? Doctors are expecting complications and treating them before they happen...CAUSING complications! So sad. "Especially when a British study of women in the same BMI group found that 70% were able to give birth vaginally when given the chance!"

Body Respect

"Our culture perpetuates myriad anti-fat myths and prejudices that keep people depressed and at war with their own bodies: a war where few battles might be “won” in the short term with restrictive diets, but then lost overall because those who turn to dieting can rarely maintain the behaviors and appearance that become socially accepted as “ideal,” or normative."

This is the introduction for a new book by the authors of "Health at Every Size." The war against anyone bigger than Twiggy needs to stop...NOW.

Gary North Tip of the Week — Writing Skills

Good advice. I have been very lax in this area and intend to do better. Honestly, I am considering changing to Ron Paul curriculum for at least a couple of my kids. It offers more than I possibly could for my children, even with my extensive library. Money, is, unfortunately, the problem. Though RP is a good deal ($250 to enroll each family, $50 for each course), it just adds up to too much for our budget:-( It might be different at tax time if I knew absolutely for sure it would work for us, but it might not.

Dear PBS, I don’t think there’s a compassionate way to murder infants

Attention gay rights lobby: your feelings aren’t constitutionally protected

I have said all along the "Gay Rights" movement had nothing to do with equality. It has everything to do with forcing everyone to have a certain belief system. It is one step closer to making belief in the Bible (Christianity) illegal.

Solar Water Heating Basics

My parents have had a similar system for two years now. It provides all their hot water and most of their house heat (the coldest days in winter have to be supplemented with a house-wide propane heater.) 
Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God, might not be something you do, but someone you raise. - Andy Stanley What an amazing, wonderful and humbling thought!

9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

We're working on it. We're working on it:-)

Oven Cleaning The Magic Way

Don't know how she got my oven for the before pictures, but I look forward to trying this. Well, not really look forward to cleaning the oven, exactly. But I do want a clean oven.

Why Essential Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t

"In Dr. Robert Mendelsohn’s book, Confessions of a Medical Heretic, he describes medicine as a practice of religion rather than a practice of science. Doctors practice what they believe, not what they can substantiate by valid science. According to Mendelsohn, in the religion of medicine, physicians are the high priests and their ecclesiastical robes are their white coats. Hospitals are the temples where many holy waters are dispensed in the form of drugs, antibiotics, and vaccines. People tithe to the church of medicine by dutifully paying their insurance premiums. The word “prescription” is very close to the term “prescriptural,” thus implying a scriptural basis for their use. The Holy Bible containing the scriptures of medicine is the Pharmaceutical PDR. For millions of people, their faith and confidence in the religion of medicine is far greater than their belief in the institutions of worship they may attend. In a crisis, they would sooner call 911 than call upon God in prayer.
I don’t want to imply that there is no use for medical care as we have it today. If I were in a serious accident with a massive head injury, damage to my internal organs, or a broken limb, I would want to go to the nearest emergency room as fast as possible with the best physicians and nurses on staff. Allopathic medicine is wonderful in a crisis and saves many lives. Emergency medicine is what they do best. In a traumatic situation where you could die unless immediate action is taken, allopathy with all of its drugs, surgeries, equipment, and other paraphernalia can be just what you need to get through the crisis.
But as for healing, allopathic medicine doesn’t offer much. After you have been rescued by allopathic measures from imminent death in an emergency situation, the healing is still up to you by seeking other modalities. And when it comes to chronic illness like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease, allopathy has no cures and usually makes matters worse."

I have noticed this religious attitude about our medical care system. 

Drugs don't heal. They releave symptoms. 
Herbs and whole foods provide the body with what it needs to rebuild or replace injured and diseased cells. They help the body heal itself. This was God's design.

I have been studying nutrition and herbs for a long time now. Nutrition all my life, really. Herbs for several years. I have recently begun to use some essential oils and some homeopathic meds. I understand how EOs work but not the HP meds. But in both cases I have seen them work.

Today's Work

Exodus Chapter 4

1 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.”
Moses is scared and looking for an excuse to get out of his calling.
2 And the LORD said unto him, “What is that in thine hand?” And he said, “A rod.”
So, what is in your hand?
God has given you everything you need to do His will in your life.
“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42
“…and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14b
You are in this place at this time to do a work for God. He has given you all you need to accomplish it. It may not seem like much to you, but it is important to Him or He would not have put you here. What is it He wants you to accomplish? Take soup to the sick lady next door? Pull the elderly man across the street’s weeds? Change your child’s dirty diaper?
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.’ ” Matthew 25:40
What essential ministry is in your hand to do today?
3 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.
4 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:
I wonder how long Moses had to stare at that snake before he got the courage to grab its tail.
5 “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.”
6 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.
7 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.
Leprosy is a highly contagious, deadly disease where your skin rots off your body. We still don’t have a cure for some varieties. But, of course, God can cure it.
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.
9 “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.”
These signs were likely designed to directly address three of the most common fears of humanity; snakes, disease, and (especially in a desert region), contaminated water. God caused and cured all three.
10 And Moses said unto the LORD, “O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
Possibly Moses had a speech impediment. Or maybe he just was “slow on his feet;” the brain functioned well but had a slow “processor,” as it were.
Anyway, he obviously didn’t want to do what God was telling him to do.
11 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?
12 “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.”
If God made the mouth, surely He would know what it was capable of and would not ask something that was impossible. With God’s help we can do anything He tells us to do.
13 And he said, “O my LORD, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.”
Now Moses says it plainly; “I don’t want to go. Send someone else.”
14 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 seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
15 “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.
16 “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.
17 “And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.”
God is not happy about Moses attitude, but He sends him help in his brother Aaron.
I wonder if Moses had just accepted his job if we would have had a “Mosaic Priesthood,” instead of an “Aaronic Priesthood.” When we don’t obey God cheerfully and quickly, we miss out on many blessings He wants to give us.
18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, “Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive”. And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”
19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, “Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.”

 This tells us that whoever was Pharaoh at the time Moses left has died.  
·        Amenemhet III (Nimaatre) “Sour face”
·        Amenemhet IV (Maakherure) son or grandson of Amenemhet III? Moses?
·        Neferusobek (Sobekkare) Dughter of Amenemhet III.
Neferusobek was the last pharaoh of the 12th dynasty. The 13th dynasty begins with 21 pharoahs who all had very short rules; sometimes as little as one month. The 22nd was Neferhotep I who had a longer rule.

20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
21 And the LORD said unto Moses, “When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
22 “And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, ‘Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
23 “ ‘And I say unto thee, “Let my son go, that he may serve me:” and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.’ “
Again God warns Moses what is going to happen. What’s more, He tells Moses to warn Pharaoh what is going to happen. God is Love and He will deal fairly with us and give us the chance to do right. He doesn’t blind-side us.

24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.
We don’t know how long between the time of The Bush and the time Moses was able to leave. It may have been days or weeks.
25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, “Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.”
The best explination I can find for this is that Zipporah gave birth to their youngest just before they left her father’s house and they hadn’t taken time to circumsize the baby. Zipporah evidently didn’t really want to do this ritual (though she obviously knew enough about to know how).[1] Moses let his wife have her way, which is against God’s command that the man be the Head of the household. God evidently made Moses sick to death, so she acted to save her husband’s life, though with a bad attitude.
26 So He let him go: then she said, “A bloody husband thou art,” because of the circumcision.
There is no more mention of Moses wife again until chapter eighteen where Jethro brings her and the boys back to Moses. Evidently, she went home to Papa after this incident.
Again, look at the miracles she missed out on witnessing, the position in Israel she forfeited by not following her hubby as God commands wives to do.

27 And the LORD said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.” And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.
Why would Aaron be there? The only excuse I know of is simply that God told him to be.
28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:
30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

[1] It is very likely that Midianites also circumcised, being descendants of Abraham, but since Ishmaelites delayed this ritual until the boy was thirteen, they probably did too.

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