Fountain of Living Waters
Are you in need today? Do you feel like you are in a dry place and need refreshment? Imagine trekking through the desert and totally depending on G-d for your every need – including your need of water! That is where the Israelites found themselves. They were in need of water in a place where there was no water, and they were complaining.
Numbers 20:6-10 Numbers 20:6-10 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto (the) rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
1. Why would Moses and Aaron fall on their faces?
2. To whom was Moses told to speak?
3. What was going to take place after Moses spoke to the rock?
4. WHOSE WATER was going to come forth – notice the pronoun!!!!
5. Notice what Moses calls the Israelites in the above verses.
Jeremiah 17:13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.
1. What does Jeremiah call the Lord? How does this tie in with the problem in the desert?
Numbers 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Messiah!
1. Who was the Rock?
2. Why would it have been a problem that Moses smote the rock twice?
3. As the Israelites traveled through the desert, was Messiah ever far from them?
He is still the fountain of living waters,
and He is still near to all who call.