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Offline CG6468

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A new way to think about how Moses fed everyone...
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:29:12 PM »
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A new way to think about how Moses fed everyone...

Read and feel comforted.
 
Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them?

They had to be fed, and feeding 2 or 3 million people require a lot of food.
 
According to the Quartermaster General in the Army, it is reported that Moses would have to have had 1500 tons of food each day.

Do you know that to bring that much food each day, two freight trains, each at least a mile long, would be required!

Besides you must remember, they were out in the desert, so they would have to have firewood to use in cooking the food.

This would take 4000 tons of wood and a few more freight trains, each a mile long, just for one day.

And just think, they were forty years in transit.

And Oh yes! They would have to have water.

If they only had enough to drink and wash a few dishes, it would take 11,000,000 gallons each day and a freight train with tank cars, 1800 miles long, just to bring water!

And then another thing! They had to get across the Red Sea at night.
 
Now, if they went on a narrow path, double file, the line would be 800 miles long and would require 35 days and nights to get through.

So there had to be a space in the Red Sea , 3 miles wide so that they could walk 5000 abreast to get over in one night.

But then, there is another problem...each time they camped at the end of the day, a campground two-thirds the size of the state of Rhode Island was required, or a total of 750 square miles long.

Think of it! This much space for camping.
 
Do you think Moses figured all this out before he left Egypt ? I think not! You see, Moses believed in God. God took care of these things for him.
 
Now do you think God has any problem taking care of all your needs?

Our God is an Awesome God!!!

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Re: A new way to think about how Moses fed everyone...
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 06:23:48 AM »
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Everything is relative, usually science has some kind of explanation.    Moses may have been wandering about for 40 days but to the people it Felt like 40 years.  [or as climate changes perhaps it was 40 years] but there are even today Oasis's out there they may have camped at for a generation or so then moved on.

The rain of frogs, fish that happens every so often may explain the Manna from heaven.  The word desert may be a term used for wilderness, people did bring along their live stock, they had to be fed.


Some of the photos of the mid West after just 2 years of little rain,  lakes drying up, land parched, could the manna from heaven been actually rain that caused the land to renew itself ???

Trying to decipher the colloquialisms of the ancients, and translate it into our language and time, --we use descriptive words to describe a "SEA" of grain going as far as the eye can see, this has nothing to do with Salt Water.  We do call the Conestoga Waggons  Prairie Ships.

Not to forget today we call a motorcycle an iron horse,  What the hell is a Mule Skinner, or an Oil field worker do to call them a roust about, what is a ridge runner,  to someone 2,000 years in the future this will be a problem.

I am sure the people that under the guidance of God wrote the Bible and its history described what they saw at the time and had to use descriptive words as we do today.   

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Re: A new way to think about how Moses fed everyone...
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:16:04 AM »
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