The Moses Memoirs
God gave me an anointing to write a poem about the Exodus. Ten years after penning the first verses of The Moses Memoirs, it has become an epic poem of 400 verses that depicts, in detail, an adventure/romance. There is far more to Moses' life than most people realize. The Bible gives us only the skeleton of its stories, but the Holy Spirit can put flesh on those bones and bring the stories to life!
Ordinarily, I dislike reading poetry and can relate to other people who take no interest in it. This poem, however, is different from most types of poetry. It does not seek to impress with the writer's talent by making people work their brains hard to try to figure out what the poet is saying through allegory and obscure references to classical mythology. Rather, it seeks to help readers who are familiar with North American vernacular to plainly understand what was behind the signs and wonders of Egypt.
The poem shows how God used the elements of nature, specifically a comet, to work those signs and wonders, and it translates the messages that He sought to convey through them. It explains how Pharaoh managed to resist that cosmic display of God's power by rationalizing the events, instead of acknowledging that they were the work of God.
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:15 that we should study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. This speaks not only of deeds that demonstrate saving faith in the Anointed Lord Yeshua, but also handling the Scriptures in such a way that unbelievers can respect, rather than staying within traditional interpretations that are contradicted by obvious facts and simple logic.
This is not to say that any of God's miracles are discounted, but it does necessitate that one take their head out of the sand and face up to things that are proven facts. For instance, numerous historical records show that around the time of Moses, in many parts of the world, other people besides the Hebrews were supplied with manna. The Greeks called it "ambrosia" and the Hindus called it "honey lash." For some Christians, this information would rock their frail, elitist, self–centred faith to its foundations, but the fact of it points to the magnaminous nature of God.
The Bible itself refers to reliable historical sources outside of its own preserved record, such as the book of Jasher, the book of Nathan the prophet, the book of Gad the seer, the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, the visions of Iddo the seer, the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and the book of Jehu the son of Hanani. There is also reference in the Bible to writings by Enoch, but I have serious doubts that any of the three versions of the Book of Enoch in today's world are genuine.
It is fitting that the story of Moses' life is written as a poem because the Greek word that is used in Ephesians 2:10 for "workmanship" is "poiema," from which the word "poetry" is derived. Our lives are poems that God is working on, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
I have self–published The Moses Memoirs in book form. Anyone who wishes to assist in distributing this poem may copy the pdfs of the book and its cover, and take them to a printer, as long as they do not charge more than the cost of printing and shipping for the finished product, or alter the book in any way.
I have provided a link to a fascinating video of how two Americans, Larry Williams and Bob Cornuke, travelled to the real Mt. Sinai, which is Jabal al Lawz located in Saudi Arabia. They found the remains of the golden calf altar that was set up by Aaron and of the legitimate altar that was set up by Moses. The video actually shows these monuments, as well as the remains of the twelve pillars that were set up for a memorial of the twelve tribes of Israel and of the boundary markers that were set around the mountain.
Later in the video, an American family named Caldwell is introduced who also travelled to Jabal al Lawz during a holiday in Saudi Arabia after realizing that it is the real Mt. Sinai. They found all the same evidences that were seen by the other Americans. They provide their video footage of those artifacts, as well as of the monolithic, split rock of Horeb in Rephidim from which waters gushed to sustain the lives of the Israelites and the mixed multitude that left Egypt with them, pointing out evidence of intense water erosion in an area that rarely experiences rain.
I found it a thrill to see the actual things that the Bible speaks of in Exodus that were touched by the hands of Moses and Aaron and the Israelites thousands of years ago, and the cave where Elijah found refuge when he fled from the evil Queen Jezebel, as well as the spectacular view that Elijah saw from the mouth of the cave. The video also shows the place upon the top of the mountain between two rocks where Moses stood when God passed by, declaring His glory!
Larry Williams and Bob Cornuke, however, did not discover that Jabal Al Lawz is the real Mt. Sinai. That discovery in these modern times was made by a man from Tennessee named Ron Wyatt, through intense study of the Bible and deductive reasoning. Ron was a nurse anesthetist from a Seventh Day Adventist background who had a keen interest in the Bible and a passion for finding archeological evidence that the Bible is true.
Ron Wyatt and his two sons entered Saudi Arabia illegally because they could not get visas, and visited the mountain, but the hike through the mountains to get to the Mount Sinai area was too much for Ron to do again, as he was in his fifties at that time. They tried to leave the country through a border crossing, but the Saudis were waiting for them. Some competitors in the search for Noah's Ark informed the Saudi authorities (falsely) that they were Israeli spies and this got them arrested, interrogated several times, and nearly killed.
Ron explained that there are con men who appear to be Christians and get churches to donate money to fund their expeditions to find the Ark, which is supposedly on Mount Ararat. The Bible says that the Ark rested in the mountains (plural) of Ararat. These deceivers spend enough time on Mount Ararat to appear to be searching, but hired guides are required to tell the Turkish authorities in detail what occurred during the trip. The Turks showed Ron their records of the other search groups' activities.
One man wedged a board he had prepared into the ice, then came back two years later and "found" it, declaring that it was a remnant of the Ark. Another group spent two weeks on the mountain drinking booze, having a party while their financial supporters assumed they were looking for the Ark. Of course, the cost of these trips does not use up all the funds that are donated. The rest finds its way into personal bank accounts.
Not everybody who searches for the Ark on Mount Ararat is a fake, but those who were told lies about Ron's findings, accusing him of being a liar. There is enough video on the Internet, though, showing the real site, the scientific methods he used to verify that he found the genuine Ark, and the visitor centre next to it, which the liars said did not exist. His opponents did not want the real Ark to be found and Ron's claims believed by Christians because that would put an end to their game whereby they were fleecing the flock.
On one of his expeditions, Ron and his group were kidnapped by Kurdish PKK rebels and held for three weeks before they managed to escape. Upon his return to the States, he explained in a press conference about the shady dealings. The video of this is on YouTube and there are other videos where his widow goes into some details about his work. See NOAH'S STORY for links to Ark videos
During his first search for Mount Sinai, Ron and his sons spent 72 days in a Saudi jail before they were released to the Jordanians, where they spent three more days in jail. During their incarceration in Saudi Arabia, there was a plague in the area and Ron was able to prevent more deaths by advising the officials to pour olive oil in all the toilets and standing water to kill the mosquitos that carried the disease. Because they thought he was a doctor due to his medical background, he was able to write prescriptions for antibiotics that cleared up the symptoms. In this way, he gained favour that helped get him and his sons out of jail.
Most of the people who interrogated him and his boys avowed that they did not believe his claims that Jabal al Lawz was Mt. Sinai, but Ron managed to convince someone who had the influence to get the authorities to listen. And right enough, when Larry Williams and Bob Cornuke arrived later, they were surprised to see that a chain link fence had been put around the mountain and that a sign had been erected, designating it as an archeological site.
Ron Wyatt had spoken of his finding to a man named Dave Fasold, who in turn told Larry Williams about it. Larry Williams engaged Bob Cornuke to help him study if Jabal al Lawz really was the Mt. Sinai of the Bible and to be a dependable travelling companion on the adventure. Larry tells the story in his book The Mountain of Moses, which is more accurate than Howard Blum's dramatization of the story in The Gold of the Exodus, as some details in the latter are inconsistent with Larry's book, but Larry Williams did not give Ron Wyatt the credit he deserved for figuring out where the real Mt. Sinai is and visiting it first. For the best accuracy, I recommend a visit to Ron Wyatt's website. Before I printed The Moses Memoirs, I did not realize the extent of Ron Wyatt's involvement in the discovery of Mt. Sinai and wish to correct that oversight here.
I have included a link to an article in Vanity Fair about a military installation that apparently was erected after Larry Williams and Bob Cornuke visited the site.
A Korean doctor who was the personal physician of a Saudi prince, the governor of Mecca, received a letter from his employer to give him safe passage to Jabal al Lawz. Dr. David Kim visited the site twelve times over the next six years, after having seen video about Ron's Wyatt's discovery of the mountain. On the first visit, when his family was with him, even a letter from the prince did not save them from assault, but God had warned Dr. Kim to take a gun; he did so – a toy gun from his children's toy box at the last minute before leaving on the trip. It was sufficient to deliver his family from being raped and murdered by three thugs who were members of the secret police.
In the video Road to Sinai, Dr. Kim describes the supernatural way that God led him to find the mountain and the amazing sign and wonder that occurred when he reached it. He also mentions the military presence in the area because of a radar station and missile site close by. It is close enough to the sacred mountain to be a deterrent to visitors.
In another video on YouTube, Dr. Kim cleared up the confusion about Mt. Sinai and Mt. Horeb, which seem to be interchangeable names in the Bible. They are the names of the two peaks (of the same mountain) that form the cleft in the rock where Moses stood when the LORD passed by. Sinai means "camel's hump" and is the blackened peak where the fire of God came down. Dr. Kim says that the rocks are not volcanic. They are burnt only on the outside and the inside is ordinary rock. Horeb is the name of the other peak. He also said Jabal al Lawz is the only place in Saudi Arabia where almond trees grow, which is a strong clue that it is the mountain of Moses.
As a side note, Kat Kerr, a revelator/prophetess, explains that when the Bible says that God passed by, it is not referring to Him keeping his back to Moses because His face would have been too glorious to behold. She rightly says that His back is just as precious and glorious as His front. What the Bible means is that God showed Moses what had passed by in time, so that Moses could write the book of Genesis, as those events happened before Moses' birth.
Click the links below to access my book The Moses Memoirs and its cover, as well as the video about Mt. Sinai and the other sites related to Mt. Sinai:
The Moses Memoirs
Moses Memoirs Cover
The Song of Moses
Wyatt Archeological Research
The Red Sea Crossing
Revealing God's Treasure
The Search For Mt. Sinai Video
Messianic Literary Corner
Vanity Fair – Mt. Sinai's Deadly Treasure
Mt. Sinai's Deadly Treasure Excerpt
The Road to Sinai – Part 1 (The Crossing)
The Road to Sinai – Part 2 (Dr. Kim)
Mount Sinai – Dr. David Kim