Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Who Is Jesus? Chapter 5

Who Is Jesus?  Chapter 5  - - Water from a Rock  (That Rock is Christ)

The children of Israel were fed bread from heaven every morning, And we considered in the New Testament that Jesus said, "I am the bread from Heaven, and I am the bread of Life."  Now we turn to look at a need for water to quench thirst.

As the Children of Israel traveled to an area where there was no water; They complained with loud murmuring to Moses.  Both they and their herds were thirsty and they let Moses know it.  Moses cried onto God saying, "What shall I do, these people are ready to stone me?"  God gave Moses instructions to strike the rock at Horeb with his rod, and water gushed out like a river.
Exodus 17:6 "Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.triking RocksMiracles, Nature OfProvision From Rocks
Miracles Of Moses And AaronTypes Of ChristSplitting Rocks 
The prophet Nehemiah 9:15,20  reminds us of what God did for them in the wilderness. 

You provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger, You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And You told them to enter in order to possess The land which You swore to give them.  You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them,
Your Manna you did not withhold from their mouth, And You gave them water for their thirst.
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We now are to be aware that this recount of the Children of Israel receiving water from a rock is also a picture of Christ Jesus.

Jesus spoke of Himself as being the Living Water to quench our thirsty spirits.

John 4:14 But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

John 7:38-39 Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Paul and Peter are reminding us that Jesus is the rock that we can trust to build our life on as a solid foundation. 

1 Corinthians 10:4  ginSpiritual FoodTypes Of Christ
Old Testament Events As TypesProvision From RocksAnd all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.

Drawing Near To ChristGod, Suffering OfValuesAnd coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God.

Let us think about this fact;  when we invite Jesus to enter into our life,  He will give us Living Water that brings joy and peace.  This water is the Water of Life that also brings us eternal life in our spirit and causes us to be accepted by God our Father.

Allow Jesus to be real to you in your heart, and tell Him, "Lord, I believe, evermore give me this Living Water of Life."

You might enjoy the live teaching on You Tube
https://youtu.be/24gWIqW36Bc         Intercessors Be Encouraged
https://youtu.be/SmqXtXGFGeo        WJ part 1
https://youtu.be/ewh89oRkY4I          WIJ #2
https://youtu.be/znSlYhVwQtQ         WIJ #3
https://youtu.be/s0ovn5zvj8w            Who Is Jesus? Chapter 4 "I AM"
https://youtu.be/XTn3GoLq2n0         Who is Jesus? Part 5
https://youtu.be/Bsj128b-yI0              Who is Jesus? Chapter 6
https://youtu.be/NV5gS9anfJg           Chapter 7 Jesus at 12 years old
https://youtu.be/b5WWrNzumvM      Chapter 8 Jesus and John and temptation
https://youtu.be/dl3i6TRas-o              Who is Jesus chapter 9 Jesus Begins Ministry
https://youtu.be/vMSQP6plNM0        WIJ? Part 10 Three days and Three nights


Karen said...

Hazel, I enjoyed reading your posts on Who is Jesus? My son is learning more about how to converse with non-believers in the NYC area about what the Old Testament prophesies about Messiah. I pray that you are healing and able to get around okay. God bless you.

Floyd Chaplin said...

I love these reminders of how all of history points to the plan of God and His sovereignty over His creation.

MarEliz Evora Dabi said...

I am happy to be back here Hazel. Some years ago, I would frequent this blog. Your insights taught me a lot. I am not sure if you remember me at all but I hope so.