August 31st, 2017

The Old Testament Exodus Was An Historical Event



"[21] Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
[22] And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
[23] For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
[24] And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
[25] And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
[26] And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
[27] That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
[28] And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
[29] And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharoah that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

[30] And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
[31] And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said." Exodus 12:21-31
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the year 3001

It is in the death flow 9:10 AM Thursday morning here in West Michigan. It is a cold cloudy gray morning. The sun is suppose to appear sometime this afternoon. The days are getting shorter and the leaves are turning color. Autumn is in the air these days. This is the last day of August 2017. Before we know it it will be the Year 2018. I wonder often what Year will I die. If I live to be 70 years old it will be the year 2022. Weird. I lived to be 80 years old that is 16 years of life here in America. The year will be 2032 if I live to be 80 years old. I could live to be 90 years old that will be the year 2042. I should start taking care of myself if I am going to live such a long life. I need to exercise and eat right/healthy instead of sitting around here talking to myself and watching our birds from the kitchen window.

I got up this morning around 6:18 AM. I get up because I hate laying in bed if I know it is past 6 o'clock AM in the morning. I am not into sleeping all morning or laying in bed. I like getting up and facing existence in faith. It is the Lord Jesus that keeps me going down the Narrow Way. So I got up ate a bowl of cereal and warmed up a cup of coffee. I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary. Carol came home from work and has gone to bed, she is off the next couple of nights from work.

In thinking about Time and the coming Years our children if they live to ripe old age could live to the year 2070. Weird. I have lived through the 50's, the 60's, the 70's, the 80's, the 90's and now I am in the 2000's. Our grandchildren could live to the year 3001. Weird. I have lived past the year 2001. Our grandchildren could live past the year 3001. Will the world last till the Year 3001? Only the Lord knows.

I have nothing to do today. Yesterday I mowed the lawn and chopped plant growth in our backyard. I mainly read yesterday the biography 'Isaiah Berlin: A Life' by Michael Ignatieff.

I made two videos last night and went to bed around 11:30 PM. Now it is another to count your lucky stars.

I realize the older I get how broken I am. I am such a terrible mess! It is the Lord that keeps me from falling apart. Well I will close to drift. There is not way out. I am saved by grace.
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Used Book Haul



'The Cold War: A New History' by John Lewis Gaddis

'The Black Tower' historical fiction by Louis Bayard

'The Therapeutic State: Justifying Government at Century's End' by James L. Nolan, Jr.

'Black Hills' historical fiction by Dan Simmons

'The Riders' a novel by Tim Winton

'Marrying Mozart' historical fiction by Stephanie Cowell

'46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense , And The Turning Point To Independence' by Scott Liell

'The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England' by Dan Jones

'The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life Of Lady Margaret Douglas' biography by Alison Weir
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