They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.…1 Corinthians 10:3, 4
We have already talked about Jesus referring to Himself as the bread of life and manna from heaven. We know Jesus was there as the second person of the Trinity as the world was created, He appeared also at times as the Angel of Lord. He told Jews that before Abraham was, He was, and they did not understand that He was eternal or the Messiah, and indeed He is the same, yesterday and forever as it says in Hebrews 13:8.
Jesus stepped out of eternity to become a baby, grow up and be crucified in order to give man a chance at redemption, why He is called the second Adam. Our verse today is speaking of the Jews coming out of captivity. They wandered in the wilderness, ate the same spiritual food and drink. Remember, how Moses struck the rock and water poured forth.
That was a symbol of the living water as the manna was the bread of life, Jesus. These people also were snake bit and Moses fashioned a brass serpent, on a pole and put it up for people to see. Jesus was lifted up on the cross, and people look to Him for healing, see the symbolism,. But Moses made a mistake in his anger and smote the rock a second time, God had told him to speak to it.
Many people find themselves in the same predicament, not understanding the parallel. It was God who allowed His son to be both beaten and scourged for healing, it was not Moses’ right. And it is the same with Holy Communion, people fear it but should keep a repentant heart, and proclaim His death until He comes.
Inadvertently, we can find ourselves striking the rock that is Christ, when we should be speaking to Him. We know He is the rock in the Old Testament and the New. So we should speak to Him about any of our problems as a believer, we need never blame or doubt Him, He has made a way, if we are in obedience. He is a High Priest who knows us intimately, He tasted death for us.
Just like most of us eat three times a day, we should taste the spiritual food as well, the enemy is no match for a well fed believer, who speaks the Word and to the rock that is Christ. Spiritual food does go into the heart and all leaven will be filtered out as we believe, grow in grace and allow the Spirit to teach us.
I know a lot of us may have the same problem. I used to say something and people just up and disagree. Doctrine and denomination can get to the best of us, but believers will know the truth. It is strange how we can hear the same thing and yet not get it, it happens a lot, but we have to grow in grace and will always be learning.
The words of Christ are spiritual food, as is the Word, I pray we taste them. And let them grow in our hearts, for He is the rock of our salvation, and invites us to His table, and He loves us. That is our visual today.
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I hope you have enjoyed Taste And See November and will join me for Christmas Peace.