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Locusts abound

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, April 27, 2017 Under: WIP
Hey all!

This week's vlog!!!


GOD is so awesome!
 - Herbs and fruit trees
   In Exodus, GOD specifically makes mention of herbs. I was really in the dark about what they would define as herbs, for the simple reason that I don't know plants all that well. I do know what a fruit tree is and I can see the difference between it and mint, for example, but I don't know what technically qualifies and herb. For example, you also get the ever ambiguous tomato, haha. So, I felt led to simply check out the definitions. According to the Webster:

HERB, n. erb. L. herba.

1. A plant or vegetable with a soft or succulent stalk or stem, which dies to the root every year, and is thus distinguished from a tree and a shrub, which have ligneous or hard woody stems.

2. In the Linnean botany, that part of a vegetable which springs from the root and is terminated by the fructification, including the stem or stalk, the leaves, the fulcra or props,and the hibernacle.

The word herb comprehends all the grasses, and numerous plants used for culinary purposes.
Source: Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828
http://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/herb.html

And according to the Brown-Driver-Brigg's Definition:


But, what confused me even further was this website about the Herbs Of Egypt, which lists Aloe as a herb and I'm like: "Wha'!? Aloe a herb?! Doesn't make sense to me, but okay...", hahaha. Not here to argue what herbs are with someone, just wanted to know what is generally considered one and what is not.

So what we are left with, is a very broad classification of plants that can be considered pretty much anything soft and green and generally edible (generally, not always - some weeds are edible, and some not so much, hahaha).

 - Locusts abound
   As I mentioned in the video, we generally don't consider that the way the Bible describes things is the way it looked (as if they exaggerated it like we tend to do sometimes). Nope, they did not - check out this pic. This picture is one of crickets, but locusts are bigger and generally darker when they are in their swarming phase. They become a very stark black and yellow, as opposed to the multi-colored, but mostly green body, which you can see here.
You can see a green and black and yellow one compared here.

 - Some clever display ideas
   In the older cartoons, they have always done swarm super well. I think it is because no two frames were supposed to be the same, but wow! They truly did and it has definitely inspired at least partially the look I want to go for, as they consume everything.

One of the truly inspiring ideas from this week, was the idea GOD gave me of using silhouettes to show the trees being cleaned as they pass - shadows on the grasshoppers themselves! What an awesome idea! I was just walking outside when I saw the tree's shadow on the pavement and it hit me like a ton of bricks and I was like: "YES! That's it!!" haha. GOD is so good! :D

 - Night or day
   This one GOD settled for me even before the video, so I don't know if that was just a brain slip or something, but the scripture is very clear that no one rose from their place (the Egyptians) for three days, neither did they see each other, so Pharaoh did not call for Moses and Aaron, because they did not speak to each other. Also, he only called for Moses. Whether Aaron was there, I doubt, because only Moses was called for, but it is possible.

"They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings."

Exodus 10:23, KJV


 - New Quick Tip
   Yey, another new video this week and that is one on the VSE and doing green screen with it! Remember, it is a very basic green screen, so don't expect the most amazing results - just enjoy it! It's a very quick method and one that has nothing to do with what I am working on atm, but certainly does for someone out there that GOD is reaching out to, so if you are reading this, and you feel that tug on your heart, don't ignore it. Surrender yourself and your life to JESUS - it's the best decision you will ever make!


GOD is so great!

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Biggest thanx to GOD for helping me with this. Without HIM, none of this would be possible! :D

Know JESUS yet? GOD is reaching out to you through these videos. HE loves you more than you can imagine and wants you to know HIM. Not because HE's lonely, but because HE loves you and paid a heavy price to enable you to go to Heaven, where HE is. See, we all have sinned in some way shape or form. That makes us guilty before GOD. If you have ever said that you hated someone, in GOD's standard, you have committed murder (James 4). If you've ever looked on a person with lustful thinking, you've already committed fornication with them in your heart and you are then guilty of sexual impurity. If you were to face GOD on judgement day, saying: "I was a good person" will be a void argument, just like it would be before a human judge. GOD knew that we would have to pay that penalty and that we could not pay it, even if we tried, but sent JESUS to pay the price for us. Your sins were put on HIM and the forgiveness that is there for you was by no means cheap - the cross was not padded and comfortable, neither was the death.
But, HE was raised up on the third day (after being crucified) and finished the work so that we may enter through HIM paying the penalty we were supposed to pay, but it is only valid for you, if you accept it and live for HIM.
If that is you today, please, follow this prayer:
"JESUS, I believe that YOU are real and I believe YOU died for me and was raised on the third day for me. Please forgive me for my many sins. I make YOU the LORD of my life, full time and to fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. Teach me how to live for YOU, help me become what YOU have made me to be, in JESUS' Name! Amen!"

To find out more, you can check out this link:
http://www.crossallegiance.org/knowJesus.html
It gives you access to free Bible translations, free teaching videos and more. Remember, this is a decision with eternal consequence, choose life, choose JESUS. :D

Have a great one!!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!

In : WIP 


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About Me


Marius Oberholster Hey all! I've been doing CG work full-time since 2011. GOD has been with me, supported me and taught me all the way. HE tells us to do all things as unto the LORD and that is my goal. I do whatever I believe the HOLY SPIRIT is leading me to do and it's not always easy, but it's always worth it to be obedient! JESUS is awesome!! If you don't know HIM yet, follow the link above!

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