“Strike the rock, and water will come out of it...”
The power of God is immensurable. He is able to create something out of nothing; he can make water to flow out of a dry rock. God’s power and love have changed our lives forever.
Water from a dry rock? Have you ever heard or imagined such a thing? This is what God did for Israel, but he has done a greater miracle on our behalf: He made blood flow out the “Rock.”
The rock at Horeb is a clear type or symbol of Jesus Christ. He is the ROCK of our salvation. He was also “struck” when he went to the cross, but instead of giving life-preserving water, he poured out his own blood, his life-giving blood.
How can this be? How is it possible to receive life from someone else’s death?
This is one of God’s greatest mysteries. He sent his only Son to die vicariously on the shameful cross. This simply means that Jesus died in our place; that he was our Substitute.
His blood was sufficient to atone for our sins, because it was the blood of the perfect “Lamb of God.”
That is why we can sing today;
“There is power, power; wonder working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power; wonder working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb.”
“Then Moses and the Israelites sang...”
God made the impossible to be possible. He divided the waters of the Red Sea and “turned the sea into dry land...” (v.21). Dry land! Can you fathom the greatness of this miracle? Not only were the waters divided, (an incredible feat on his own), but the land was dry. No mud, no marshy ground, just plain, ordinary dry land.
The Hebrews walked all the way to freedom on dry land, while the Egyptian army was being swallowed by the receding waters. No wonder they lifted up their voices in songs of praise. They were praising the God who had rescued them.
Singing is an integral part of the Christian life. It matters not, if when we sing everyone is suddenly filled with an anxiety attack. Sing my brother, sing my sister, because we are singing unto the Lord of our salvation.
Sing to our God, he is our strength; sing to the Lord of eternity and praise his name! Singing to the Lord is worship to the rhythm of music. The songs of praise flow from hearts that are full of adoration for our eternal Savior.
Let us learn to close our mouths when we are being tempted to complain. Instead, let us sing, sing like the birds who praise God every morning for his daily provision (Matthew 6:26).
The Christian who sings has no time for sin. Try it and you will see! When temptation knocks on the door of your heart, shun it with a song of praise to Jesus. The devil will flee from you and any temptation will be repelled by the power of praise. You see, praise is not only an expression of worship, but it is a mighty weapon against sin too.