Have you been shopping lately? ‘Reminds me of an approaching hurricane: Good luck finding bread, chips, or batteries!
We have ships lined up to the dock, and stores are out of supplies. ‘Makes me think of the Israelites in the wilderness: There was no food on the shelves, water was scarce, and not an Old Navy or a Walmart in sight.
I would hate to be in a barren desert land with no food or water. We first heard of a rock in the Bible when God spoke to Moses. The people and cattle were thirsty. God said to strike the rock, and water gushed out to quench the thirst of a million people and cattle. (Exodus 17:6)
“Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint…” (Deuteronomy 8:15)
Again, they needed water (Numbers 20:8).God told Moses to “speak” to the rock. Instead, Moses struck the rock and wasn’t permitted to enter the promised land.
In I Corinthians, chapter 10, we learn that Jesus was that Rock. The striking of the rock symbolized his death. The crossing of the Red Sea signified baptism. The manna falling from heaven was symbolic of Christ being the Bread of Life.
If you’ll notice, the rock was a flint rock, from where we can get fire, which is likened to the Holy Ghost fire that fell in the upper room on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2)
God did such amazing miracles in that wilderness. He is still our Rock; He will provide us bread and water. He will do the miraculous.
Let’s not strike that Rock again. We only need to speak. Speak a prayer of thanksgiving and praise, intercede for someone’s need, and may repentance, revival, and revelation sweep throughout the land.
God isn’t affected by the supply chain or the government.
“The Lord’s hand is not shortened that it can not save…” (Isaiah 69:1)
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)