25th. September 2015
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE INTERPRETATIONS DO NOT REPLACE THE READING OF THE BIBLE BUT MERELY PLACE VARIOUS MATTERS IN THE CORRECT CONTEXT AND HIGHLIGHT VERY IMPORTANT POINTS!!
MOST IMPORTANTLY, THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, JEHOVAH GOD ONLY “GIVES” US WHAT WE AS HUMANS “NEED” TO KNOW ABOUT HIM, HIS INTENTIONS, HIS PLANS AND HIS DESIRES!!
CONTINUING WITH THE BOOK OF NUMBERS
NUMBERS Chapter 10
A very brief interpretation of Chapter 10 will follow:
In this Chapter the making of two trumpets of silver is discussed; how they were to be made; and the different purposes that they were to serve when used in different ways.
The rest of the Chapter discusses the travelling of the various tribes of Israel; and the cloud that guided the travelling times and directions.
My Next Post should cover NUMBERS Chapter 11.
NUMBERS Chapter 11
A very brief interpretation of Chapter 11 will follow:
Once again the Israelites complained; they compared what they had enjoyed in Egypt as to what they then had to eat. JEHOVAH GOD duly became severely angry at their lack of appreciation and destroyed many of them.
After Moses pleaded with HIM HE stopped destroying them; but it did not take long before they complained again about what they had to eat.
This infuriated JEHOVAH GOD!!
Even Moses, the humblest of all men, became angry at the Israelites and even he complained to JEHOVAH GOD that HE had given him such a burden to bear; he complained that he had not fathered all the Israelites but had to bear all their complaints, murmuring and dissatisfaction.
NUMBERS 12:3 states “3 (Now the man Moses was very meeke, aboue all the men which were vpon the face of the earth.)” which proves my above statement about his humbleness.
JEHOVAH GOD duly gave Moses assistance in that HE ordained that seventy of the elders assist Moses in his task of maintaining supervision and control of all the peoples.
HE also promised Moses that the Israelites would have meat to eat the following day.
JEHOVAH GOD, however, was so infuriated that when HE gave them quails to eat HE literally ensured that the quails became “loathsome” to eat; and HE then destroyed many of those that were so ungrateful and “lustful”.
IT MUST BE REMEMBERED AT ALL TIMES, EVEN BY WE WHO ARE ALIVE TODAY, THAT JEHOVAH GOD CAN READ MINDS AND HEARTS; IT IS THEREFORE NOT TO BE FROWNED UPON THAT JEHOVAH GOD DESTROYED THOSE PEOPLE.
James 1:16 and 17 state “Do not be misled, my beloved brothers. 17 EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT PRESENT IS FROM ABOVE, for it comes down from the Father of the [celestial] lights, and with him there is not a variation of the turning of the shadow.”
We should therefore firstly place ourselves in HIS position before we consider HIS actions to be harsh; how many so-called Christian people have NOT given a second thought when being instructed to “murder” their fellow so-called Christian brothers in warfare.
What does JEHOVAH GOD state about warfare?
James 4:1 – 3 states “1 From whence come WARRES and FIGHTINGS among you? come they not hence, euen of your LUSTS, that warre in your members? 2 Ye LUST, and haue not: yee KILL, and DESIRE TO HAVE, and cannot obtaine: YEE FIGHT AND WARRE, yet yee haue not, because ye aske not. 3 Ye aske and receiue not, because YE ASKE AMISSE, that yee may consume it vpon your LUSTS.”
In Biblical times JEHOVAH GOD authorized, allowed or condoned warfare, but it must be remembered that HE GAVE us all the RIGHT to LIVE and HE thus has the RIGHT to TAKE BACK THAT RIGHT!!
After Biblical times, all wars have been, or are still being instigated by the GREED of the RULERS, GOVERNMENTS and all those in AUTHORITY; PEOPLE that DO NOT HAVE JEHOVAH GOD’S RIGHT OR BLESSING TO DO SO!!!
How many “good” and “upright” people have lost their lives due to the wars throughout the centuries; where Roman Catholic “murders” Roman Catholic and Protestant “murders” Protestant under the guise of warfare??? AND ALL TO NO AVAIL!!!
I place the words “good” and “upright” persons with inverted commas or quotation marks; to indicate that although the people truly are outstanding citizens with high moral standards, the majority by far do NOT qualify as being ACCEPTABLE to JEHOVAH GOD; just as was the case in the Flood of Noah’s day.
There were most probably over a billion “good” and “upright” people that were drowned during the Flood of Noah’s day; and REMEMBER, only EIGHT persons survived!!!
My Next Post should cover NUMBERS Chapter 12.