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Day 293 – Take, Eat and Drink


Use the Right Elements

It seemed innocent enough and non-consequential, but it changed the entire outcome of Moses’ life and kept him from entering the Promised Land. He simply hit a rock twice in the wilderness. God even worked through Moses’ actions and water flowed out of the rock for a thirsty multitude. (See Numbers 20:7–12.)

This severe penalty came because Moses disobeyed the specific instructions God had given him, thereby violating the symbolism that the rock represented. The rock was a picture of Christ. (See I Corinthians 10:4.) Christ was to die only once; therefore, Moses was instructed to strike the rock only one time, which he did. (See Exodus 17:6.) Water flowed from the rock and the children of Israel were sustained by it. On another occasion, God told Moses to speak to the rock. However, Moses instead struck the rock twice. This would incorrectly symbolize that Christ would have to die numerous times, as is believed by those who practice the continual death of Jesus. (See Romans 6:9–10.)


Length: 4 min.
Date: 2015

Speaker: IBLP


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