Numbers is a book of the Bible. It is full of WEIRD stuff.
‘And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.’ Numbers 12.5
Numbers 12:1 We are told God became angry on hearing Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses in the tabernacle. So God comes down in the pillar. The upright structure he was in. And God must have left his pillar … ‘And the LORD…stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.’ God can not only walks, he must have if he got the the door way of the church, or whatever.
Next we are told that God gets angry with them and he leaves. God gets back into his pillar and departs. So God walks. God talks. God gets angry. God has some sort of craft that lands and takes off. Take a minute and think about that one. It could not mean anything except the ancient Bible God was a man. Most likely some kind of commander of the space craft.
Numbers 16.35:20 Tells us that God again gets mad at his people and tells Moses and Aaron, to ‘Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.’
There came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men.’
Again clearly, at least to me, you will find that a fire was sent from the ‘thing’ that contained God, and it consumed two hundred and fifty people. Another verse tells that God killed 14,700 people at the same time. What do you think it was that destroy 14,700 people at the same time. How else can you explain it? It had to be the flying PILLAR.
Numbers 20.7 God gave Moses a ‘rod.’ Moses lifted up his hand and with his ‘rod’ he smote (shot) the rock twice and the water came out. What could Moses have used thousands of years ago that could penetrate solid rock? Today they might be called ‘lasers.’
Again in Numbers 22..23 You find angels who sound more like warriors than what you normally think of as angles. “…the angel of the Lord stood in the way and his sword drawn in his hand.” Why would Gods angels need weapons?
All through numbers you have a God who wants the people to bring him things. You have a God who kills everyone that displeases him….just like any ruler. This God seems to be so much like a man. Like some important ruler. Some important man, who has an army called Angels to fight for him.
It’s the way to make any sense out it. For me.
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