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Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, December 7, 2017 Under: WIP
Hey all!
This week's vlog!

GOD is so great!

 - Frog choice
   So, it was sooooo long ago, how do we know what frog to use. Well, honestly and truly, we depend on the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT to make the absolute best selection possible. For me, HE takes me through research and in that process directs me to this or that article. For example, the research led to nothing on wikipedia alone. And I mean literally nothing. There was nothing to say what kind of frogs you would typically find in Egypt specifically - just about their general cultural meaning of fertility and their similarity to the unclean spirits  in Revelation 16:13 (a description based on the seer's own frame of reference - not necessarily a frog - just resembles a frog; it does not mean all frogs are unclean spirits, haha).
After getting nowhere there, I felt led to go to the dictionaries (for the usual Webster KJV one) and that lead me to another one.
So the KJV one said:
"frog

FROG, n. L. rana, from the root of rend, from its broken shape, or from leaping, or its fragor or hoarse voice.

1. An amphibious animal of the genus Rana, with four feet, a naked body, and without a tail. It is remarkable for swimming with rapidity, and for taking large leaps on land. Frogs lie torpid during winter.

2. In farriery. See Frush."
Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828. 
http://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/frog.html
Finally! I had a closer search range, so I headed back to wikipedia to look up the genus and I found an extremely long list of possibilities, none of which gave me geographically what I was looking for. There were many many Asian and European and even Russian-like names there and most of them were just plain ambiguous, haha. So, another dead-end. I felt led to go look for what type of the Rana genus it could be and one dictionary was quite dogmatic about one specific type - and I believe he's right (we'll get to why in a minute). Here is what he said:
"Frog
        a well-known amphibious animal of the genus Rana. The mention of this reptile in the Old Testament is confined to the passage in Ex 8:2-7 etc., in which the plague of frogs is described, and to Ps 78:45; 105:30 In the New Testament the word occurs once only, in Re 16:13 There is no question as to the animal meant. The only known species of frog which occurs at present in Egypt is the Rana esculenta, the edible frog of the continent."
Smith's Bible Dictionary, 1884, 1901
http://www.bible-history.com/smiths/F/Frog/
http://www.bible-history.com/smiths/
Yes, we now have a sub-genre, if you will, called Esculenta. Running back to Wikipedia, we find a very cute green frog, sometimes spotted and sometimes not, but very similar to Kermit. I do believe that this is it, because the title pic of the article totally resonated and even looked Egyptian in location (the slight yellow light for example) - I just felt that that's the type.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_frog#/media/File:Rana_esculenta_on_Nymphaea_edit.JPG
When you read through the article, you'll see it mentions "esculentus" instead and when I clicked on the image, the image name was spot on with the type Esculenta.
Wikipedia articles:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_frog
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog

Pictures from the vlog:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teichfrosch_Max_Winter.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_American_Museum_journal_(c1900-(1918))_(18133589276).jpg

My point is we finally have a type of frog to use! Thank YOU LORD JESUS!!! (^^,)
 - Frog noises
   Noises are a whole different thing. I first need to find out what this one does and then I can take it further, because Moses and Aaron do get a chance to talk to Pharaoh while the frogs are all over the place (commonly referred to as one more night with the frogs), that means they will be walking in, to an already present audience, haha. I already believe GOD has given me the approach to follow for adding the frogs (obviously particles, but a little different than usual - because of the kind of situation this is), but more on that later.
  For noises, I have thought of  using some sort of synthesizer as a foley tool, but I also looked around for ways to foley it in a more traditional way, like maybe a balloon or something.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-7v8Pci2fc
A little more info on them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le47ksXSYJ0
EasySynth for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gallantrealm.easysynth&hl=en
EasySynth manual
http://gallantrealm.com/UsingEasySynth.html
For the moment, this is the best I have and will probably use it, unless I am able to personally record frogs (which I will certainly pray for and go for if led).
GOD is in control and I thank HIM for the app! May it be the solution!

Anyhow, that is it for this week's post - I am so thankful to everyone who reads, comments and watches! Thank you!

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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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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