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ETHIOPIAN WIFE DOES GOD LIKE IT OR NOT?

March 13, 2010

I have just found another of my mistakes, after all I am only human, and I do make my share of mistakes. However, I am going to try and right this one the best I know how, and that is to explain it the best I know how.

First of all I have mentioned not only by writing but also verbally to friends and family, that it was Noah that was married to an Ethiopian woman, and gave the references to back this. This is the mistake, it was not Noah that was married to the Ethiopian but Moses (Numbers 12:1-6).
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Num.12
[1] And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
[2] And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.
[3] (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
[4] And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
[5] 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.
[6] And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
[7] My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
[8] With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
[9] And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed.
[10] And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
[11] And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
[12] Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.
[13] And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
[14] And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
[15] And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
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It can be plainly seen how God views this, Aaron, Moses’ oldest brother and his wife spoke against Moses because of his Ethiopian wife, and you can see what God did to them, God made Miriam leprous, and they begged for her healing and I feel God granted it reluctantly. So one had better think twice before speaking against a marriage such as this, I know I sure do.

This is biblical proof that this action could not be wrong, another of my many faults, I had to this point in time felt it was not God’s will for this to take place, and I was very lopsided on this, feeling with very strong convictions that it should not be. From this point on, my feelings concerning this are corrected. Love, regardless of color is what is the most important. I have seen some very beautiful children come from unions such as this.

Now there was a sin with Noah, however, it was not Noah that was at fault, it was his son. It appears that Noah being drunk and sleeping naked did not offend God, but when Ham, Noah’s son saw his father naked, that did offend God, and from that point on Ham became a servant to his brothers.

How was poor Ham to know his father was naked, he probably just simply walked into his father’s tent, and there he lay in all his glory. It seems that he should somehow should be commended for warning his two brothers of this. Instead he is punished. God does things in a very mysterious manner.
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Gen 9:
[21] And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
[22] And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
[23] And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
[24] And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
[25] And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
[26] And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
[27] God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
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