Ministry of Christian Renewal Highlights the Meaning of Water from Rock
The book of Exodus has a great revelation to today’s Christian society. It illustrates about how Moses was faced with tough situation of the complaining Israelites. The Ministry of Christian’s renewal believes that there is great revelation of the rock from the water that happened centuries ago.
The extents at which you need the water to drink
Moses is under pressure as the Israelites are hurting him with different words blaming him for every bad thing that is happening to them in Exodus 17:1-4.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.
Why water had to 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
Moses is also ordered to speak to the rock and the water will come out but he strikes the rock twice in the book of Numbers 20: 7-13. God is angered by the action of the Moses to call the gathering and strike the rock instead of speaking to it.That signifies that Jesus was only to be struck once. After his death he is to resurrect hence he becomes alive again. When Jesus is alive you do not need to strike him but to speak to him.
The Meaning of the Amalekite attack of the Amalekites after being thirst free
The Israelites faced a tough battle after drinking the water from the rock . The consumption of the water shows that the Israelites are now filled with another power to handle their different enemies.The Amalekites represents the sin and this time the Israelite have the power to overcome.
God reveals that he can renew the strength of his people by using the rock that is Jesus Christ. 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.