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The Visible God

Learning how to See Him from within a Natural World?

Understand that God will do this by making Himself as visible as possible from within the natural, by the use of these "judgment plagues" - in order to show the Israelites that He was indeed real and not some "fairytale" like the world (Pharaoh) had claimed.

(Bible Study Online Article Covers : Exodus 8:22,23)

Short Recap?

In the last article I'd pointed out how a "worldly slave" would give their best when it comes to trying to keep credit away from the Most High God. Know that when it comes to the Exodus record, the argument deals with trying to spin the "judgment plagues" as if the "God of Israel" had nothing to do with this "judgment process" that was taking place against the Egyptians.

And of course, when the entire Exodus account is looked at as a whole - it's absolutely clear, that the "God of Israel" really was in control.

But for the life of me, I can't seem to break away from what God had told Moses - in regards to Israel being exempted from the "judgment process."

Now understand that I don't have a problem with the Israelites being exempted from the "judgment events" that were taking place against Egypt.

My concern deals with the possibility of how one could miss the importance of what God is doing at this point.

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Learning How To Be Patient?

Now I mentioned earlier that when we take a look at the Exodus account as a whole, it becomes clear that these "judgment plagues" were definitely being done by the Hand of God. Now I want us to be careful, for we must not overlook the "process" that's now taking place from within the Egyptian kingdom.

We must learn how to be patient so we can see how God was moving at this point in time. Notice how He responded when it came to those who were being faithful by following in His ways, recognize how He protected those who'd loved Him, and how the Lord kept His promise to those who were operating from within His covenant. Don't make the mistake of thinking that God has changed. Know that the Lord never changes.

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This Is Serious Business?

Don't be in such a hurry when it comes to the studying of the "Word of God" and always remember that when it comes to the "Testament of God" (old and new) it's just as valuable today, as it was when the Lord had first spoken it through His servant. Know that what I'm trying to get you to understand - is when it comes to you, and everything that involves you - for God, it's personal. Know that this is serious business, and don't think for one moment that I'm trying to inspire you in some type of way - for I'm not.

What I'm pointing out to you is a fact, regardless if you believe it or not. Know that God really cares about you: "And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the land. I will make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be." -- Exodus 8:22,23

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It's Always Been Personal?

You see, God has always shown that when it comes to those who are in His covenant, it has always been personal. We were able to witness this "personal element of God" when He showed His love and grace to Adam and Eve after they had compromised their privileged positions and had fallen from the "paradise" that the Lord had created for them. Adam and Eve had made the crucial mistake of thinking that they could do better than what the Lord had already given them.

Know that they were found to be in error, when they thought that there was a better way, or a different path that would take them beyond what God had already given them. They also erred by listening to the theories of the "worldly spirit" (Satan) that had spoken through the serpent who'd sat in "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." They did this instead of trusting and being obedient to the Most High God. And because of this, God would punish Adam and Eve for their mistake. And although God had punished them, keep in mind that He didn't destroy them.

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There Will Always Be Payback?

And when it came to the "serpent" who'd allowed itself to be used by the "worldly spirit" (Satan) in order to deceive that part of creation that the Lord had held true and dear, and know that He continues to do the same to this very day. For when it comes to us, just like I stated earlier - it's always personal to God. And it's for this reason that the Lord had greatly diminished the creature that had given itself over to be used by the world:

"So the Lord God said to the serpent: 'Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.'" - Genesis 3:14

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Another Example?

We can also look at the time when those who'd followed the Lord (The Sons of God) had again, made the tremendous mistake of following the ways of the world (by falling for the daughters of men), instead of listening to their Heavenly Father: "There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." - Genesis 6:4,5

And because of this - God would once again step in and save the human race from itself by releasing the "Great Flood of Judgment" upon it. And of course, all those who had fallen to the ways of the world had perished, and those (Noah and his family) that didn't compromise their position with God and held true by being obedient to Him - survived the "judgment process", and because of this - they became "The New Seeds of Humanity" from within the "new world". And these are the things that we as Christians must remember when it comes to God - for we must be constantly reassured that when it comes to us - it's a personal thing.

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It Was Crucial That the Israelites Knew?

But let's get back to the Israelites, for we must keep in mind that it was at this particular moment in time that the Israelites didn't have the Sacred Record at this point, they didn't have that "Spiritual Blueprint" or "God's Testament" that they could turn to, like we do today. This is why God had to make this fact clear to the Israelites at that time, and this was done in order to get them prepared for what was coming in their next phase as a developing nation.

Understand that God will do this by making Himself as visible as possible from within the natural, by the use of these "judgment plagues" - in order to show the Israelites that He was indeed real and not some "fairytale" like the world (Pharaoh) had claimed.

In the next Bible Study Online Article:

In the next article, we will take a quick look at how the skeptic could try to spin these events into a different direction - when it comes to the "judgment plagues" that were taking place against the Egyptian kingdom. I know that I'd stated in the last article that I was going to do it in this one, and I do apologize for not doing so.

But when it comes to God, you have to know that He's very visible when it comes to your life. You just have to know where to look, in order to see Him for yourself. The Sacred Record provides us with this privileged opportunity - we just have to learn how to have the patience and the diligence to master this type of approach when it comes to the studying of God's Word.

May God blessings be upon you, and thank you for your support

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172) For God It Gets Personal

173) How Far Are You Willing to Go


175) Although Exempted - The Israelites Still Had to Endure

176) Go & Serve Your God - Wait A Minute...

177) The God of Israel vs The Egyptian Bull Cults

178) Pharaoh's Hard Lesson

179) The Plague of Boils

180) Pharaoh's Plagued Heart

181) God tells Pharaoh - You Owe Me Everything!

182) Pharaoh's Sympathizers

183) God vs Nut the Sky goddess

184) Moses Tell Your God - I've Sinned

185) The Lord Giveth and Taketh

186) God Tells Moses - Keep A Record

187) God of Israel vs Osiris

188) Pharaoh's Moment of Intervention

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