HISTORICAL. After Moses had prophesied and a number of miracles were fulfilled; i.e., frogs, lice, water turning to blood, etc., the final miracle was that all of the first-born of Egypt – livestock and children were killed. To protect the Hebrews, Moses issued the commandment to take the blood of an unblemished lamb or kid goat, and smear it on the lintel (upper crosspiece of the door) and the two side posts. When the Destroyer sent by God would see the blood it would pass over that home. This was called “the Passover”. The Lord’s people were then ordered to eat all of the meat before morning. This was then commanded to be a yearly “feast”. Then another feast was also instituted: the feast of unleavened bread.
After the exodus, Moses led the people to the Red Sea. He was not allowed to number the House of Israel, however he did count the men who qualified for war. They were between 20 and upward (Josephus says to fifty years of age), in good physical condition. This did not include those younger or older in age, nor females, nor those who had health problems, nor those who had just planted a vineyard, or had just gotten married, or were fearful, or were of the House of Levi. Thus if we figure those not included, we could reasonably estimate the total to be four times the men Moses numbered for war. (see Numbers Chapter One) Therefore, the 603,550 men (Genesis 12:37-38, Numbers Chapter 1:46 would easily represent 2,400,000 people, AND we would also have to add all of their livestock!
(The enormity of the size of this group is just about unimaginable! For example, if you put all those people in rows 1000 wide and 10 feet apart (remember, they were carrying their belongings also!), you’d have a train of 2,400 rows of people 4-5 miles long, and then you would also have the herds and flocks of sheep, cattle, and goats! The thoughts of keeping them fed and watered is mind-boggling, much less finding places for 100,000 children, women, and men to take toilet stops at the same time!)
He then lifted his rod, and divided the sea, and the children of Israel walked across on DRY ground. My own experience has shown me that reservoirs or lakes that have been drained takes WEEKS or months for the bottom to dry – and God did this OVERNIGHT! The water stood as a “wall”, which helps us understand that the descendents of Joseph would go beyond the ocean (the wall!) to a new land (Genesis 49:22). When the Egyptians followed, Moses was commanded to raise his hand again and the sea returned to its normal level and all of the Egyptians were drowned.
Moses then established the materials and dimensions of the tabernacle and appurtenances, and gave the laws on eating in Leviticus. There were laws against eating pork, coney (rabbit), sea foods (eels, shrimp, etc.), catfish, etc. However, locusts were O.K.
Deuteronomy will be covered in the next PERSPECTIVES. This will wrap up the works of this mighty, but meek, man of God, who affected the beliefs of HALF OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, which began when he saw the Angel of God in the POWER OF GOD in a burning bush.
EXPERIENCE. The Lord blessed me in my work as Park Naturalist for the State of Michigan at Ludington State Park. I was not allowed to discuss God. But the Lord finds other ways. I had set state records for attendance in evening programs and seasonal records in attendance in which I showed people how to catch and clean fish, and understand many things about nature.
But what about the relationship of God in the succession of plants in man’s history? Forest fires had gone from east to west five times all across the state of Michigan in its early history, but does nature show God’s hand?
I led 140 people, another state record, out into the sand dunes for a lecture. I led them to a large ‘bowl’ (the depression between the dunes), and we went inside the rim and I led them around until we made a circle. I had them all sit down in this ‘amphitheater’. I stood in the center so everyone could see me and hear me clearly.
It was sunny and warm and quickly everyone was playing with the sand while I lecturing. This is what I wanted, because I had observed many times in my teaching: when the hands are busy, the mind is open! Many teachers don’t understand this. However, this is important in learning and therapy. It was amazing to see that even adults were so occupied in keeping their hands busy, that some had dug down until the hole was up to their arm pits!
I explained to the people, (children to senior citizens), that we see the barest of earth, the sand that has been driven inland by the wind. A little farther inland we see some grass, then a little farther inland we see a few flowers, then a little father inland we see some sun-tolerant trees (wild cherries), then we see a little farther inland some intermediate species of trees (aspen), then we see, where the soil is even older, more shade-tolerant trees (oaks and pines), and when we get farther into the forest where the soil is the oldest, and there is much shade, we see the trees of the climax forest, beach, hard maple, and hemlock. The shade is so great that the sun-tolerant and intermediate trees cannot live. There is no underbrush AND VERY LITTLE WILDLIFE! There’s no food or cover for deer or low-level birds. If you’ve ever been in a climax forest, you know it’s a quiet and somewhat dark place.
And when a forest reaches that stage – the climax forest – it remains in that stage, and when the trees get old and die and fall they are replaced with the same kind of climax forest trees. Michigan WAS JUST ENTERING that stage when the loggers were coming in. This is critical to remember. There were almost no deer, and some early surveyors went mad from not seeing the sun for days.
Scientists believe it takes 2,000 years to reach the climax forest from bare sand. So I ask you, this being 1970 A.D., what great event, or catastrophe took place about 2,000 years ago?”
The response was wonderful. As one elderly man said, “I haven’t gone to church for many years because they are so boring. But this is the best sermon I’ve ever heard.”
I responded by saying, “There is no better place to worship than in that which He created!”
SURVIVAL AND TIPS FOR LIVING. Vitamin C is essential for your survival. I had taken my college students into the boundary Canoe Waters on the Minnesota-Canada border, and after going through a dozen lakes, and fishing and swimming in each one, we were approaching the shore line of another lake where a young woman was standing and watching us. When we landed, and she came near I could smell the “flu” on her, and she appeared to be very weak. She said she had been sick for several days and she was alone. I asked her why she was in the wilderness alone, and she replied that she was challenging nature! My students were interested in her situation, and I told them, “Never challenge Nature – she has nothing to lose, and sooner or later YOU will lose!”
I gave her 3,000 units of chewable Vitamin C, and in 15 minutes gave her another 2,000 units, and in about 20 minutes gave her another 2,000 units. She was alright in about an hour. I didn’t want to leave her there alone, so we packed up her stuff, and she continued with us for the rest of the trip. She was an excellent canoeist, and later took over one place in a canoe when one of the young men had injured his hand. If we hadn’t taken care of her, and brought her with us, she would likely have died there!
The cells in the body have microscopic holes that selectively allow nutrients to flow in but screen out bad stuff (like bacteria, etc.). When the cell walls are deficient in Vitamin C those holes become large and irregular, thus letting in the bad guys. Vitamin C kills off the bad effects, and normalizes the holes. The Vitamin C is used up in combat, and while the body handles 2,000 units at one time, that is instantly used up when the need is there; hence the need to replace it until the bad guys are totally destroyed.
If your body is acid pH, then we use an alkaline Vitamin C, which is made by cooking green onions until they are ‘bleachy’ looking, and draining off and drinking the broth.
You can get pH test strips at the local pharmacy. Just a touch of urine will change the color of the test strip, which can be compared to the chart on the box. If you show an acid ph, this is probably why you’re sick in the first place!! By the way, almost all disease and cancer thrives in an acid environment! The 48 page paper I wrote called EXTEND YOUR LIFE tells how disease develops and the foods necessary to keep you healthy and is free of charge if you want one. I compiled it from many excellent sources.
I would suggest you keep a bottle of chewable natural Vitamin C on hand. GREENSTONE