I try to ignore world situations, maybe because the world is too big for me to "get the picture." However, little by little God is helping me understand that I need to see the picture because it's not in my eensy teensy world of self and family that really matters. It is very important to understand that Israel is God's chosen people and nation. It is there that the picture has always been and where it will always be.
Yes, God created me, according to Psalm 139. He gave me a free will to choose whether or not I would believe in Him, choose to serve Him, choose to do His will for my life, choose to evangelize others to make their choices to do the same.
Now, Egypt, the latest of a long line of nations that is lining up in the ever enlarging circle of nations bent on destroying Israel. Hmmm. I would say they better watch out for the Provident Hand of God, Creator of the Universe!
We are sooooooooo close to the Rapture. I have always enjoyed listening to Hal Lindsey's "take" on Bible prophecy. I have read a couple of his books, and they have helped me understand how historical events as well as current events line up with Bible prophecies, and how the next prophecy to occur is the rapture. Okay, the rapture is not mentioned in the Bible, so, we'll use "caught away" " two men in a field, one is gone, the other still working" "two sleeping in a bed, one gone, the other still sleeping" "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye" "caught up to meet Him in the air". Maranatha (come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
Have you ever played solitare? Skill can help, but if the cards aren't stacked right, there is no way the game can be won unless you cheat. How do you feel when you cheat? I feel like there is no point in playing if I'm going to win by cheating. That's like reading the end of the book first. What's the point of reading the book if you know the end? Wellllllllll, reading the last book of the Bible is totally awesome, and it is good to know what's coming because it is verrrrrrry encouraging, hallelujah, but, the reason God saves us is He wants to use us to spread the Word so others will be saved. Ohhhhhh.
Anyway, you see how the weather is getting worse, more earthquakes, monster storms, animals mysteriously dying and floating or falling, isn't it odd. You'd think Someone is doing all that on purpose. Ya think???????? These are signs of the times and God is doing these things so people will cry out to Him instead of to the almighty hand of FEMA. This stuff is going on worldwide, not just here. There's a monster cyclone heading for Australia right now where they are evacuating thousands upon thousands ahead of this storm. Nations are rising up against nations, drugs and guns are being smuggled all over the place, the heart above all is deceitfully wicked, and if you give yourself over to the things of this world, the prince of the power of the air will destroy you. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit are here, there, everywhere. They are knocking on the door of your heart, asking to come in, to give you the eternal peace, hope, love that They have for you. They are there to help you through all these things that are going on, so that they will not affect you.
Moses asks Jethro, his father-in-law, to allow him to return to Egypt because God told Moses that those seeking to kill him are now dead.
WOW, Zipporah had not allowed their sons to be circumcised according to God's custom and so God was going to kill Moses on the way to Egypt. Even though Moses was going to be the instrument to deliver Israel, it would not have happened because of something in his house was not right. WOW. Anyway, "somehow" she got the revelation that she needed to submit to God's ways or she was going to lose her husband. So she circumcised the boys and Moses lives, WOW.
God tells Moses to take the Rod of God with him and he tells him that Pharoah's heart will be hardened and he will lose his first born son. Then God tells Aaron to go meet Moses.
The people had heard about God, but not about LORD. "And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the LORD. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name LORD" Ex 6:2-3 - Hebrew meaning of Jehovah or YHWH.
So, Moses and Aaron go to Pharoah and ask him to let them go. Pharoah makes more bondage on the Israelites.
Moses and Aaron speak to Pharoah, they turn the Rod of God into a snake, and Pharoah's magicians turn their rods into snakes, and Aaron's Rod of God eats their snakes!