Exodus Chapter 33 Discussion

  • Devin higgs on Exodus 33
    The mark of the beast.

    1.adrenal chrome Pfizer elixir filled with the beast system DNA.

    2. A device that can heal control and make the human body dependent on for living. Elon musk invented the company that invented the neuralink! Created for after taking the Jab.

    3. money to allow dependency on buying and selling. Implanted in the right hand.

    The lord is my savior amen. Christ lord bless lord Christ Christ glory lord Christ lord lord Christ glory Christ amen.
  • Danielle Brown on Exodus 33
  • Danielle Brown on Exodus 33
    God is good all the time.......God is good
  • Tony on Exodus 33:11
    What does that interpret? Did Moses actually saw god, the whole face?
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 33:11
    Hello Tony. I remember your question coming up a few weeks ago, so it remains fresh in my mind.

    We know from Exodus 33:18-23, when Moses desired to see God's Glory, the LORD gave him clear instructions as to what would happen; i.e. His Glory (His Goodness) would pass by Moses but his eyes would be shielded from seeing God's Face, "for shall no man see me, and live" (v20).

    So, if this is such a clear Truth that was given to Moses, & then we read "And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend." (v11), how should we understand it? It seems correct to understand this ("face to face") as a metaphor to describe the closeness that Moses shared with the Almighty, as when a friend shares intimately with his friend. With that in mind, we can almost hear the words & tone of voice that Moses used to speak to God in verses 12-18: one of a special friendship, having liberty to speak from the heart. Just as we today might speak to God from our heart as submissive loving children to our Wise & altogether loving merciful Heavenly Father.

    We have many other metaphors used in the Bible: e.g. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 describe Paul's special love for the believers there as a nursing mother feeds, cares & protects her children. Or, Matthew 3:16, showing the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus. Even though some Churches depict the Spirit as a dove (which is heresy: Deuteronomy 4:15-19), we see the Spirit's descent was observed in a special revelation to John, like the slow graceful descending of a dove - no bird involved here at all. So Moses speaking to God 'face to face' is given in similar fashion - a picture of intimacy yet Moses being shielded & withheld from instant death.
  • Rod - in Reply on Exodus 33:11
    He was speaking to God as we would to a friend, Exodus 20 explains that it is impossible to see God's face and live.

    the rest of chapter 33 explains what happened in detail.

    Exodus 33:9 "And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses."

    Exodus 33:11 "And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle."

    Exodus 33:18-23 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
  • Marie on Exodus 33
    Verse 11 says: And the LORD spake unto Moses, face to face, but in verse 20: it says "Thou can not see my face, for there shall no man see me, and live. I'm confused between these two verses. Can someone please explain what the different? Thank you and God bless you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 33
    Hello Marie. These verses can be confusing as we are not given a lot to work with to get a full understanding. We can see that in verse 11 ("the LORD spake to Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend"), that Moses is describing the close presence of the LORD in the Tabernacle as opposed to God's Words coming to him from a distance (i.e. from Heaven) or as how the prophets received God's messages for the people. And this 'closeness' is representative of a friend speaking to a friend intimately, which requires both close proximity & maybe a hushed conversation.

    And then we read something of their conversation (vv 12-17) before Moses, in that intimate meeting, then begs: "shew me thy glory." To which the LORD replies that He will make all His Goodness (also referred to as His Glory v22) pass by him. It appears that Moses has been transported away from the Tabernacle, into a rock's cleft, so that God's Glory may pass by him, revealing His Glory in Spirit, yet Moses being prevented from seeing the Face of God. We are not told why seeing God's "back parts" & not God's Face is so different that can warrant Moses' demise - but that's what it is.
  • Judy Jerde on Exodus 33:20
    If no man can see God's face and live, then please explain Ex 24:9-11 to me that says Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and 70 elders saw the God of Israel. Was this a special circumstance as it says He did not lay His hand on them? Yet Moses was instructed to go to the cleft of the rock and just see God's back.
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 33:20
    You're correct, that "no man can see God's Face & live". And so here in Exodus 24, I don't believe the people saw God's Face, only that which God chose to reveal to them. You can have a look at Ezekiel 1;26-28 to read of Ezekiel's vision of God, that he too was limited to what he saw 'of God' but certainly, what was shown to him was so glorious & powerful, that he could only "fall upon his face" (in awe & in dread of being instantly consumed) - such was his sight. And so too, was Moses spared, when God, in Mercy, covered Moses' face as God's Glory passed by him.
  • Dianne - in Reply on Exodus 33:20
    Gods word says no man has ever seen God for God is spirit that being stated biblically there are places in Gods word where there are manifestations of His Glory and power, children of Israel pillar smoke by day fire by night, moses seeing bush not burning the greatest example of course being Jesus Christ being example of almighty Gods love and grace and power on display. This is what I gather.
  • Daniel Raymond Gibbs on Exodus 33
    EXODUS 30, 27, killing people instead of allowing them to repent for sin for what they have done. I thought God was supposed to be someone of peace and loving, not death. Death is the Devils way!
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Exodus 33
    You are correct, death is the devil's way. The Canaanites dedicated themselves to the devil resulting in their own miserable destruction. God gave them more than 400 years to repent ( Genesis 15:16). Then the LORD, to whom the promised land belongs, judged righteously and cleaned them out.
  • Jesse withrow on Exodus 33
    This I like Joshua 1:9. He will be our strength.
  • Patty Tozi on Exodus 33
    There is much Power in Love!! When you choose to say yes to Love-- you are saying yes to everything God is, because God is Love! The more you choose to walk in Love, the deeper and stronger your roots will grow. Remember-- Love is the Greatest Feeling He can build in you. He brings Security in you and empowers you to Live the Life of Blessings He has in store for you!! AMEN...PRAISE GOD ALWAYS!
  • Sherry on Exodus 33
  • Jaime Johnson on Exodus 33
    Thank you God for your beautiful shield of protection, you are AWESOME.
  • Marco Gonzalez on Exodus 33
    So many people say they want to see God's glory but don't know they'll die if they do. You are in the Clift of The Rock n it's covered by God's hands because it is not time for you to know and receive that blessing yet. Just be happy that you are being protected, guarded and when it is God's will, he will remove his hand and you'll be able to see what God has left BEHIND for you to enjoy n share.
  • Jerry - in Reply on Exodus 33
    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Exodus 33
    Yes, but not in this life, but in the life to come in heaven.
  • Jerry - in Reply on Exodus 33
    We look upon that which is not seen. Jesus says that he will manifest himself to us, and to see him is to see his Father.
  • Larry Busdriver on Exodus 33
    In verse 11, ...but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle. We have a High Priest interceding for us... In Zechariah, Joshua the high priest was clothed in filthy rags then clean clothes were given to him and Zechariah referred to the BRANCH. Also later when Joshua was given a crown... I believe these 3 instances foreshadow the Name above every Name!!!
  • BSP on Exodus 33
    Verse 13~Moses prayed to know Jehovah God's ways. He had witnessed many miracles and had the chance to know some of God's ways but he wanted to keep learning.
  • Lilian on Exodus 33
    And it shall come to pass that my Glory passeth by I will put thee in the Clift of the Rock and I will cover thee by my hand while my Glory will pass by. Thank you Jesus you are my Rock and my Salvation I will praise you Lord forever for you are worthy Hosanna in the Highest I love you Jesus forever my Jehovah my Peace Shalom amen
  • David on Exodus 33
    Well... 1 GOD LOVES his children-'Not a little, Nor A lot- God 'IS' "Love", therefore... God promises us Saftey- 'Not TIME' eg-Don't Lay awake or Lack of sleep waiting, Your Turn will come when God Decides, Not the Clock- Keep learning Gods Words, God will come- Very Very Important during your wait, is to keep your Body Mind Healthy
  • Mwangi wanyoike on Exodus 33
    Wonderful inspirations that are keeping our spirits a live in God.may God bless you
  • A disciple on Exodus 33
    "And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite...for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiff-necked people: lest I consume thee in the way." The LORD will fulfill His promises to His people for the sake of our ancestors who were true and faithful; but He will nevertheless hide Himself from those who continually provoke Him with sins and know Him not.
  • Nasa on Exodus 33
    I love mostly where Moses said if God's presence doesn't go with him, he would not go.... As Christians, we should be constantly in search of the presence of God. We should strive to remain in His presence, that is when we ca be far away from sins and immorality. Also, once we commit sin, we should also know that His presence doesn't behold iniquity! I pray that we abide in Him till eternity
  • Grace simmonds on Exodus 33
    I most enjoy where Moses ask God to shew his glory unto him, we all should want the glory of the lord.It is health to my navel and marrow to my bones, I want the glory of the lord to be seen in mylife, in my walking, in my talking , in my sleeping and in my waking. Bless God for his marvelous Glory.
  • La Tonya on Exodus 33
    I absolutely love this scriptural experience. It gives me hope and its confirmation that I too, along with anyone of us could experience this as Moses did, and see the Glory of our God

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