Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Water From a Rock
Moses and Water from a Rock
courtesy free clip art
With our current water shortage here in California,
we are thankful for reports that the pressure system is lifting enough to allow
some rain at the end of this week.
We have been speaking and saying “Let the
rain and snow clouds come.”Others are
also speaking and agreeing so we are not alone.
Lest we get puffed up and
begin to think that we are the one running the show, may we always remember that
although God uses people, He ONLY is the one with power and all authority.
Understand for the sake of Ten Righteous
people God will do wonders and exploits.
Deuteronomy 4:35Unto thee it was shown, that thou might know
that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him.
I was reminded of Moses out in the wilderness
with the rebellious and complaining Children of Israel.
You can’t blame the people too much, because their
children and flocks had no water and they were very thirsty.What they did wrong was to criticize God’s
man of the hour and were ready to stone him.Then God gave Moses explicit instructions what to do.
Exodus 17:5-6And the Lord
said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with you of the elders of
Israel; and your rod, wherewith you smote the river, take in your hand, and go.Behold,
I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the rock, and there shall come
water out of it that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the
elders of Israel.
(There was another occasion with a different set of directions)
Numbers 20:8 Take the
rod, and gather the assembly together, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their
eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and you shall bring forth to them
water out of the rock: so you shall give the congregation and their beasts
decided to go it alone without following God’s instructions) (Notice that this time, God said SPEAK not
11And Moses was
angry with the people and lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the
paid dearly for this act of disobedience)
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what I am saying is to keep speaking to the pressure system to release its hold
on the storms, BUT in addition - - To speak to the rocks up in the mountains
above Lake Oroville and tell springs to open up and water to gush forth into
May we be brave enough to
appear foolish to man, but wise unto God.