I read the comments and I realized that most believers don't know exactly what happened in the Land of Meribah (where the incident took place).
This man has been the leader of the children of Israel . 600,000 men (an estimated 2million people in all).
They were an exasperating lot.
And now they forced him to do something he shouldn't have done.
God should have understood"
Especially if you Read the Bible (with western lenses) like most Christians do. Not until you dig deeper before you find out that there was more to it that striking a Rock.
And I will explain that, but before I do ,let me point out two mistakes Moses made
I believe Moses was allowing pride get to him.
Pride is one of the greatest sin in the world.
The same that Lucifer committed and he lost his place in the heavens.
"How do I know this?"
Well, when Moses took this rod,he said to the children of Israel...
The third reason is why he (Moses) was prevented from entering the promise Land...
What is Biblical typology?
It is the relationship and connection between the old testament and new testament.
Most of what you see in the old testament was a foreshadow of what will happen in the new.
Jonah was thrown into the sea,stayed in the belly of the fish for three days and came out on the 3rd day.
The fish is the grave. Jesus was in the grave for 3 days.
The story of Jonah typified the death ,burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Well,it was a typology of The life ,death, burial and ascension of Jesus.
Joseph was loved by his father.
Jesus was loved by his own father (God).
Joseph was hated by his brothers.
Jesus was rejected by his own
Joseph was falsely accused.
Jesus was falsely accused.
Joseph was 30 years when he stood before Pharaoh.
Jesus was 30 when he began his ministry
Joseph delivered the Egyptians (gentiles)
Joseph was thrown into the pit.
Jesus was thrown into the pit (grave).
Joseph came out of the pit and became the right hand of pharaoh
Jesus came out of the grave and sat at the right hand of God.
I encourage you to read this thread of mine (which I sadly didn't complete):
What you read about "Ruth, Boaz and Naomi" what do you think? Dating and marriage?
Lol. Not at all.
There are principles that can be culled from Bible stories,but everyone of them has a purpose while they were penned for us.
Let me explain...
Obed gave birth to Jesse
Jesse gave birth to David
Jesus is called the son of David.
The story of Ruth and Boaz isn't about falling in love.
It's a typology that one day the gentiles will be grafted into God's salvation plan for mankind.
The Bible calls him "the JUDGE OF ALL". He follows due process.
Now, With all these in mind, let's revisit the account of Moses striking the rock in Numbers 20
The rock will be struck only once,
then when you need water (salvation), you speak to it.
If thou shall CONFESS with your mouth the Lord Jesus,believing in your heart you will be saved "
Salvation was at stake (including yours)!!!
"You, Moses (the law), cannot take the children of Israel into the promise Land (the promise land typifies our place in God); Rather, Lay hands on Joshua, he will take them into the promise Land".
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