Gilbert House Fellowship #282: Exodus 23-24

MANY OF US have been taught that it isn’t possible to see God with our natural eyes and live. How do we reconcile that with the account of God personally eating a meal with Moses, Aaron, and the seventy elders of Israel?

The scripture verse is clear: And He did not lay His hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank. (Exodus 24:11)

This is an appearance by the Second Power in heaven, or Jesus in the Old Testament. This meal on Mount Sinai was a message from God to the spirit realm, aimed directly at the small-G gods of the nations, showing them God’s ultimate plan to restore humanity to His divine council.

We discuss the contrast between this encounter and the ritual Rephaim Texts from the Amorite kingdom of Ugarit. This is another example of God reversing a pagan ritual to demonstrate His power and authority.

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  1. Y’all are so smart. I really enjoy all you works. I haven’t read all of the series from Sharon yet but what I have read I have loved. Your collaborations are so packed with knowledge and I don’t know how y’all remember everything but it’s amazing. I am a regular watcher of all SkyWatchTV programs. It seems a little difficult for me to keep up with all the books that are put out by everyone. I guess I read slower than y’all write. Haha.
    Thank you for all that you do. I just wanted you both to know that your hard work is greatly appreciated. Thank you. May God bless you and keep you.

  2. Ex 24:8 the people were sprinkled with blood, an act that reveals that the Word of God is a blood covenant and not just a “pen and parchment” revelation of another religion.

    Ex 24:10 Jewish tradition teaches that the tablets were actually made of sapphire stone, since the sapphire as mentioned here as being the pavement under God’s feet as He walked on the mountain.

  3. Great research and perception.✌✌
    Taking scripture studies to the next level.

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