Ministry of Christian Renewal Perceptive on the Water from Rock
The book of Exodus has amazing stories that the God uses to remind Christians how mighty the rock can be. Moses was the leader of the Israelites and he is disturbed by the complaining of the Israelites and he seeks for solution. The rock that was struck has great revelations that are going to be discussed in the article below.
the significance of the water
The true nature of the Israelites is depicted in the book of Exodus 17: 1-4 when they could not hold their thirst anymore and complained to Moses. It was a serious issue as the Israelites cannot find water to drink. 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. Although it may seem natural that the water had to come from the rock, God uses it to bring a revelation. God had ordered Moses to strike the Water because it was to be used as a sign of remembrance. The rock signifies Jesus Christ, and when you drink from him, you can never get thirsty.
The symbolic meaning of speaking to the Rock
In Numbers 20: 7-13 Moses is given direction to speak to the rock before the assembly but he does not follow the command. 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 significance of the Amalekites attack after drinking the water
The attack on the Israelites by the Amalekites happens immediately when they are free from the thirst. The consumption of the water shows that the Israelites are now filled with another power to handle their different enemies. The Amalekites are the temptations of the flesh but the Israelites are able to overcome.
The power of the Rock-Jesus Christ is an important illustration of the Gods universal power. The rock is the source of the water and we need to trust on the Rock- Jesus Christ for you to live a fulfilling life. The same message should be preached to the sinner about Jesus dying for their sake and resurrecting to give them the power.