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Moses parts the Red Sea in “The Ten Commandments” 1956 film directed by DeMille

This entry is dedicated to the memory of legendary actor Charles Heston who passed away on April 5, 2008 at age 84.

In the Holy Bible, The Old Testament, The Second Book of Moses known as EXODUS traces Moses’ personal development and his emergence as one of history’s most decisive, powerful leaders. In Jewish history, Moses earned a place primarily as a liberator. He led the march from slavery to freedom, from Egypt to the Promised Land. Jews celebrate their liberation from slavery in Egypt as “PASSOVER” festival. Passover is one of the most important Jewish festivals. It is celebrated for seven days(by the Jewish calendar, Nisan 15-22). This year the festival begins on Saturday, April 19th. Jews celebrate the festival while reading the Book of Exodus. It includes encounters and conversations with God that have no equal in the Bible. Exodus contains much material about the nature of God. Moses met God in intimate ways which is not possible for other humans.

THE PROPER NAME OF GOD :

EXODUS, Chapter 3, verses 13-14

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you’, and they ask me, ‘What is his name ?’ Then what shall I tell them ?”

God said to Moses, ” I AM THAT I AM “. This is what you are to say to the Israelites. ‘ I AM has sent me to you.”

I AM is the most proper name of God because it signifies that the being of God is His very essence and it is the proof of His existence. The great ” I AM ” would represent the following ideas :

1. I AM THE LORD GOD.

2. I AM THE SUPREME BEING.

3.I AM GREATER. THERE IS NO THOUGHT GREATER THAN I AM.

4.I AM THE UNCHANGING REALITY.

5. I AM THE TRUTH.

6. I AM THE PRIME CAUSE. I AM THE CREATOR.

7. I AM THE SOURCE OF LOVE, GRACE, AND COMPASSION.

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