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EXODUS 17:8-16 VICTORIOUS IN THE TRIAL

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COOPERATION WITH DIVINITY AND HUMANITY BRINGS VICTORY

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INTRODUCTION

WHEN you soak a sponge in water and then press down on it, what's inside comes out. A trial is the pressure on our lives that shows us what we've been soaking up. Trials show us what's really inside.
Chapters 14–19 of Exodus chronicle a series of challenges that the Israelites faced on their journey to the land that God had promised to them. The challenges spanned the spectrum from military struggle to hunger and thirst. Each victory quickly yielded to a new battle. This series of struggles tested Israel’s resolve. It was so trying that Israel frequently yearned to return to the slavery of Egypt instead of going on with the fight. They often voiced their harsh displeasure with their circumstances to their leader, Moses. Moses was about to experience ANOTHER trial in a desert land, AGAIN as the leader of a MURMURING people. But God is not arbitrary. He had a purpose in leading his people down this hard road. But before we get to the reason for the hard road, let’s travel that road with Moses and Israel and experience it with them.
IN CHAPTER 19 GOD DIRECTS ISRAEL’S ATTENTION TO THE EXPERIENCE OF THEIR SALVATION
IT COULD NOT BE EXPLAINED BY SCIENCE NEITHER REASON, BUT BECAUSE GOD BROKE INTO HISTORY, AND ACCOMPLISHED WHAT COULD NOT BE HUMANLY ACCOMPLISHED
WE NEED TO REALIZE THAT IT IS NOT JUST A THEORY BY WHICH GOD HAS SAVED US AND ACTS ON OUR BEHALF
WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR US IT COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE AND IN HIS POWER OVERTHROWN WHAT COULD NEVER BE OVERTHROWN BY THE STRONGEST NATION
YOU COULDN’T HEAL YOURSELF ON YOUR OWN, DELIVER YOURSELF ON YOUR OWN, PROSPER YOURSELF ON YOUR OWN, REMOVE THE OBSTACLE ON YOUR OWN
PHARAOH COULDN’T CONTEND WITH THE SOARING MIGHT OF YAHWEH
NOTHING CAN STAND AGAINST THE SOARING MIGHT OF GOD
NO MATTER HOW STRONG THE DARKNESS IS, IT IS NO CHALLENGE FOR THE SPIRIT WHO MOVED OVER THE FACE OF THE WATERS PREPARING LIFE TO BE INJECTED INTO IT
NO TRIAL WAS TOO BIG
IF THE ENEMY CANNOT STOP YOU FROM MOVING OUT OF THE AFFLICTION, HE CANNOT STOP YOU FROM MOVING IN
AND BECAUSE GOD HAS THE POWER TO BRING YOU OUT, HE HAS THE POWER TO BRING YOU IN
HOWEVER, YOU MAY FEEL LIKE THE WORST IS NOT BEHIND BUT IN FRONT OF YOU
BUT AS WE WILL SEE IN THE TEXT, THE MORE PRESSURE THAT IS APPLIED TO THE OUTSIDE, THE MORE GLORY THAT IS GOING TO BE RELEASED ON THE INSIDE

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THE ISRAELITES HAD UST EXPERIENCED ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING MIRACLES THAT COULD BE EXPERIENCED
THEY NEEDED WATER
AND AS USUAL, THEY COMPLAINED AND MURMURED ABOUT BEING THIRSTY
THUS MOSES IS DIRECTED TO STRIKE THE ROCK AND THAT WATER WOULD COME FLOWING OUT
A WONDERFUL SYMBOL HOW CHRIST WAS SMITTEN ONCE AND AS A RESULT THE SPIRIT WAS RELEASED ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST
THIS IS VERIFIED BY PAUL IN
1 Corinthians 10:3–4 KJV 1900
And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
ON THEIR OURNEY NOW, THE ISRAELITES ARE FOLLOWED BY CHRIST
COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE THE ROCK THAT WAS PUT UNDER MOSES, SO THAT MOSES COULD REST WHILE AARON AND HUR LIFTED HIS ARMS
Matthew 8:28 KJV 1900
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
Matthew 10:28 KJV 1900
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 11:28 KJV 1900
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
MATT
YOU ONLY HAVE TO TAKE ONE STEP TOWARDS HIM AND HE PROMISES REST
ANYTIME THAT YOU RECEIVE SOMETHING FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE FLESH IS GOING TO COME AND WAR AGAINST IT
AS AMALEK IS A TYPE OF THE FLESH
DESCENDANTS FROM ESAU WHO SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT FOR A BOWL OF SOUP
AND ANYTIME THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGS SOMETHING MIRACULOUS AND WONDERFUL INTO YOU LIFE, THE FLESH ALWAYS COMES TO FIGHT AGAINST THAT BLESSING
UP TO THIS POINT, GOD HAD DONE THE FIGHTING FOR THEM
BUT NOW IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO FIGHT
THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION
IN JUSTIFICATION, CHRIST IS FIGHTING FOR US
IN SANCTIFICATION, THE SPIRIT IS FIGHTING THROUGH US
HERE IS WHY MANY BELIEVERS DON’T GROW
THEY FEEL BETTER WHEN CHRIST IS FIGHTING FOR THEM
THIUS, THEY REMAIN AT JUSTIFICATION
LIKE THE DISCIPLES ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS
JESUS LED THEM OUT AS FAR AS BETHANY AND BLESSED THEM THERE
HE BLESSED THEM IN BETHANY, BUT TOLD THEM TO GO TO JERUSALEM TO RECEIVE POWER FROM ON HIGH
MOST PEOPLE FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE AT THE BLESS ME PLACE, WHEN GOD WANTS YOU TO GO TO THE PLACE OF POWER
DOES ANYONE WANT TO GO TO THE PLACE OF POWER?
WE LIKE TO QUOTE THOSE SCRIPTURES: THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD. STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR LORD
WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THAT NAME ORF THE LORD SHALL BE DELIVERED
BUT WHAT ABOUT POWER
POWER TO GET YOUR JOY BACK, FAITH, PRAYER LIFE, WORSHIP, MARRIAGE
THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE WITH JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION
IN JUSTIFICATION, CHRIST FIGHTS FOR YOU BUT IN SANCTIFICATION THE SPIRIT FIGHTS THROUGH YOU
AND THE ENTRANCE OF THE NEW NATURE WILL BRING A WAR UPON THE EXISTENCE OF THE OLD NATURE
THEREFORE, GOD SAYS, IT IS TIME TO FIGHT
I WILL BE WITH YOU BUT YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING
THIS TEXT IS FULL OF ALL KINDS OF TYPOLOGY
AMALEK IS A TYPE OF THE CARNAL NATURE
AARON MEANS “MOUNTAIN OF STRENGTH”
HUR MEANS “FIRE”
Isaiah 2:2 KJV 1900
And it shall come to pass in the last days, That the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow unto it.
Luke 12:49 KJV 1900
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
MOSES TOLD JOSHUA, WHO IN FACT IS THE ONE OF THE GREATEST TYPES OF CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
GO OUT AND FIGHT AND TOOK AARON AND HUR WITH HIM UP THE MOUNTAIN
YOU CANNOT REACH YOUR DESTINY ON YOUR OWN
YOU NEED OTHER BELIEVERS TO FIGHT AND BATTLE WITH YOU TO FULFILL YOUR DESTINY
JOSHUA IS THE NAME JESUS AND MEANS THE LORD SAVES
The conviction that Jesus (Yeshua)1 is the True Joshua was one of the most powerful themes in early Christian preaching.2 The church fathers attributed profound typological significance to the fact that Jesus was named for the successor of Moses, the warrior-conqueror of Canaan who led the twelve tribes of Israel into their promised inheritance
The conviction that Jesus (Yeshua)1 is the True Joshua was one of the most powerful themes in early Christian preaching.2 The church fathers attributed profound typological significance to the fact that Jesus was named for the successor of Moses, the warrior-conqueror of Canaan who led the twelve tribes of Israel into their promised inheritance
1 “Jesus” is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew “Joshua.”
JESUS TELLS JOSHUA GO OUT AND FIGHT AND I WILL GO TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE ROD OF GOD
WHENEVER MOSES HELP UP HIS HANDS, ISRAEL WAS VICTORIOUS
Gage, W. A. (2010). Essays in Biblical Theology (p. 46). Fort Lauderdale, FL: Warren A. Gage.
AND WHENEVER HIS HANDS LOWERED AMALEK WAS VICTORIOUS
SO, THE ROCK WAS PLACED UNDER MOSES SO THAT HE COULD REST ON CHRIST, WHILE HUR MEANING FIRE (HOLINESS) HELD UP ONE ARM AND AARON (MOUNTAIN OF STRENGTH) HELD UP THE OTHER
WHILE THIS WAS TAKING PLACE, CHRIST WAS VICTORIOUS IN THE VALLEY
LOOK AT THE PICTURE, WHEN YOU REST ON CHRIST WITH HOLINESS ON THE MOUNTAIN OF STRENGTH, CHRIST AND THE SPIRIT IS VICTORIOUS OVER THE DEVIL AND YOUR FLESH
MOSES LOOKED LIKE HE WAS HANGING ON A CROSS
FOR CHRIST, HE WAS COMPLETELY HOLY WHO WAS NAILED TO A TREE ON THE MOUNTAIN OF STRENGTH, WHICH IS CALVARY
HIS KINGDOM PREVAILED IN THE VALLEY
THAT IS WHY YOU CAN DISCOMFIT THE ENEMY WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT IN THE VALLEY
BECAUSE CHRIST DIED ON A CROSS, YOU CAN BE VICTORIOUS IN THE VALLEY
BECAUSE CHRIST DID IT, WHEN YOU FIGHT
AS LONG AS YOU KEEP YOUR LIFE NAILED TO THE CROSS VICTORY IS YOURS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU KEEP YOUR HANDS LIFTED IN WORSHIP
WHEN YOUR HANDS ARE LIFTED IN WORSHIP, YOU HAVE TOTAL DEPENDENCE UPON GOD AND WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED FOR US AT THE CROSS
HOWEVER, MANY CHRISTIANS ATTEMPT TO LIFT THEIR HANDS WITH THEIR OWN STRENGTH
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