Ministry of Christian Renewal Highlights the Meaning of Water from Rock
The book of the Exodus is used as a reminder on the greatness of God. Moses was the leader of the Israelites and he is disturbed by the complaining of the Israelites and he seeks for solution. The Christian Renewal Ministry uses the story to educate the Christian on the symbolic meaning of the striking of the rock.
The extents at which you need the water to drink
The book of the Exodus chapter 17: 1-4 highlights the rumbling and the complaining of the Israelites in the desert. They were thirsty and the place had no source of water. The Bible uses the water to show how humans can struggle without it. Moses feels pressurized and he has no option but to seek the face of the Lord.
The reasons why the water come from the rock
After spiritual consultations with God, Moses is ordered to select a few elders and strike the rock at Horeb for the people to drink. The water from the rock is an extraordinary action that is affirmed by God.The God wants to confirm to us that he is the same God of yesterday. Jesus Christs is called the Rock of Ages and it is the sesame Rock that the Israelites quenched their thirst.
The symbolic meaning of speaking to the Rock
Moses breaks the order in the book of Numbers 20: 7-13 when God orders him to just speak to the Rock in front of the gathering. Although the water comes out, Moses did not trust on the lord and that is why he strikes the rock with the stuff. That signifies that Jesus was only to be struck once. After his death he is to resurrect hence he becomes alive again. The rock that is Jesus is alive and speaking with him is enough for him to give you the holy water.
The Meaning of the Amalekite attack of the Amalekites after being thirst free
The attack on the Israelites by the Amalekites happens immediately when they are free from the thirst. When the Israelites drunk the water, they were given another body that was ready to battle it out with the enemy. The Amalekites are the temptations of the flesh but the Israelites are able to overcome.
God uses the rock to signify his greatness. The rock that produced water is the same rock today and when you speak to it you can be free from your thirsts. The same message should be preached to the sinner about Jesus dying for their sake and resurrecting to give them the power.