In the previous part, we saw that the Israelites tasted the bread of heaven. They also drank the bitter water which was made to turn sweet. Let us see what happened next.

Water from the Rock

The Israelites then journeyed from the wilderness of Sin and pitched their camp in Rephidim. There was no water for people to drink. So they began to chide with Moses, “Give us water that we may drink. Why have you brought us from Egypt to kill us of thirst?” Moses then cried to God saying “Israelites are ready to stone me.” God said to him, “Go before the people with a rod and strike the rock at Mount Horeb. And waters shall come out of it. And Moses did likewise and water came out of the rock. The place was called Massah and Meribah, because people tempted the Lord saying, is God among us? A detailed version of this incident is given in Numbers 20. There is a little discrepancy in Exodus 17 and Numbers 20.  In Numbers 20, it is mentioned that Moses was not asked to strike the rock, but speak unto it.

Venom Removal Series – Gospel in Exodus – 7
Moses Striking the Rock Twice

Significance of this event is not unknown to us. We know that Christ is the rock from which we drink waters of eternal life. Apostle Paul made it clear in 1 Corinthians 10:4. We also read in Gospels, that when this Christ was crucified, one of the soldiers pierced his side, and forthwith came water and blood (John 19:34). Jesus also said, (to the Samaritan woman), “Whosoever drinks of the water of this well will thirst again, but whosoever will drink of the water that I shall give, he shall never thirst … (John 4:13-14).” Then again on the last day of the feast of tabernacle, Jesus said, “If any man thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He that believeth on me as the scriptures say, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:38).”

From the details in Numbers 20, we read that Moses struck the rock twice when he was asked to speak unto it. He doubted God when he said, “Shall we bring water for you out of this rock (Num 20:10)?” So God said to him “Because you believed me not,…..  you will not lead people into the land of Canaan.” Similarly, we read in the gospels, Jesus had asked people to request from him waters of eternal life (John 7:38). But Jews believed him not. Instead, they struck him on the cross. They pierced him. Nevertheless, as waters came out from rock even when Moses struck it instead of speaking to it, so also eternal life issued when people crucified him instead of requesting it from Jesus when he was alive. The gift and promise of God were fulfilled irrespective of humanity’s failure (Rom 3:3). Just like Moses was denied entry into Canaan, so also were Jews who disbelieved in Jesus, made blind (Matt 22:6-10, Acts 13:46, 2 Cor 3:13). 

So here is the conclusion for easy remembrance

The Battle with Amalekites

Then we read that the Amalekites came and fought with Israel. After drinking from the Spiritual rock the fleshly seed came and fought with them who had drunk from the spiritual rock. So Moses commanded Joshua to select men and fight against the Amalekites, while he would go on top of the mountain holding the rod in his hand. And as long as Moses held up his hand, the Israelites won and when Moses brought his hands down, the Amalekites prevailed. And when Moses felt tired Aaron and Hur laid a stone and Moses sat on it. They supported his hand on either side. And the battle went on till going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited people of Amalek with the sword. God then said to Moses “write this as a memorial in a book. I will put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called the name of it – Jehovah Nissi – which means Lord gives me victory. 

Now there are two mentions of battles in the New Testament (in relation to individual believers). First is the battle of flesh versus Spirit. We read it in Galatians (Gal 5:17). Characteristic of this battle is expressed in the following words – adultery, fornication, lasciviousness, witchcraft, idolatry, hatred, wrath, envying, murder etc. Basically it means we have struggled against sin. Notice this is not a battle with only one type of sin (i.e. sexual sins), but all types of sins, from murder, hatred, anger and rest others. This type of believer’s battle is his individual battle with respect to his behaviour and action. The second battle in believer’s life is mentioned in the book of Ephesians. Paul writes, “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of darkness (Eph 6:14-18).” Attributes of the second battle are expressed by mentioning words like shoes of the gospel, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith, lions girt with truth, the sword of Spirit and breastplate of righteousness. All these words viz., gospel, salvation, faith, righteousness, Spirit (new birth -regeneration) are part of hearing the gospel, maintaining it, spreading it and defending it by means of shoes for spreading, sword for attacking, faith for defending, helmet for protection, loins girt with truth for standing unshakable by darts of confusion. So the second battle seems to be fought more on the frontier of our gospel knowledge and at doctrinal level (theology level).

We read that the secret of this victory over Amalek, was not dependent on the skills of Joshua and his chosen men, but it was directly dependent on Moses, who had climbed up the hill. If Moses lifted his hands then Israelites prevailed, and if Moses let his hands down, enemies prevailed. We know that Moses is a shadow of Jesus. We had seen this comparison in part 1 (click here). Moses, therefore, ascending up the hill is a type of Jesus ascending to Father’s right hand and praying/interceding for us (Mark 16:19, Heb 7:25). Following scriptures below draw the same conclusion that Jesus went up high to interceding with father so that we may overcome this world. This is totally dependent on what Jesus is doing in heaven not how we are fighting it on earth. 

But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.

Heb 10:12-13

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

1 John 2:1

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

Heb 4:14

Therefore he is able to save completely[a] those who come to God through him because he always lives to intercede for them.

Heb 7:25

Finally, Moses making an altar and calling it Jehovah Nissi [Lord in my victory (Exo 17:15)], is a type of Paul saying “Thanks to God who gives us victory THROUGH LORD JESUS CHRIST (1 Cor 15:57).

10 COMMENTS

  1. Once again, a well written, and very informative article. If only our friends around the TPM world would read these useful articles and start challenging what they have been taught for years by their one eyed TPM theologians.

    A big shout to the fromtpm.com team for their efforts in bringing out this kind of information in a very easy to “read and understand” format. Thank you and may God continue to bless you and keep you all in good health and keep you motivated to keep shining the light of the true Gospel of Christ.

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  2. Haha you write a message and you yourself comment with another fake name.
    What a deceptive group of people you are and going around cheating with a website named fromtpm
    Are you really from tpm or against tpm?
    May be you should change your website name and reveal your true spirit

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    • @Matt jo

      We do not blame you. That’s a reflection of your white clads that you are showing. Admin has no other job, he started a website, writes article on this website then comments himself and then like himself and you are the first person to catch this fraud and you commented on second thoughts it may be the admin himself writing with the name Matt jo.

      Dear brother, we are as real as you are. Why don’t you write something for Tpm from the scriptures.

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    • The article is written by me The Admin… How do you think NMSTF is the Admin? Quite fertile Imagination you have. We are Not OF TPM to use those deceptive practices. Aren’t you the one that keeps changing names and comes in different avatars? Did not you comment as MICHAEL ANGEL earlier? Why is it that you have changed the name now?. Do you think we are also deceptive and double-tongued as you?


      If you do not know English, please go and do some learning. FROM TPM does not mean FOR TPM.
      We can be FROM TPM and still be AGAINST TPM. Notice the following phrases.

      Delivered FROM TPM
      Escaped FROM TPM
      Came out FROM TPM

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    • @Matt Jo aka Michael Angel aka Joshua,

      Stop this deceiving of yourself & others, repent at least now, you will save your soul at least instead of fooling around with words. Even if you’re not computer literate, that’s ok as Bro Nath has mentioned , admin is NOT in the same religious business as how you & your white clads are duping other innocent folks. Even now it’s not too late, save your soul from eternal destruction

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  3. Thank You Brother for the insight into this part of scripture. The only way to ovecome the enemies both within & without as mentioned in the article, is to put on Christ Jesus, our Advocate, Rock & High Priest. Because since He had ascended into the high places, we are assured of our victory & overcome the enemies, not by our efforts but placing by our trust in His Grace & Mercy! Amen!

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    • Christ centred revelation !!! Kudos Admin !!!
      I thank God for enabling the Admin for coming up with this article ! This series is rightly named as VENOM REMOVAL.
      From my childhood I have heard numerous messages from the pulpits of TPM that Moses is the shadow of the servants of God (aka TPM SOGs) and if Belivers had to win their battle then the SOGs hands should be lifted up and proper support needed to be given to the SOGs.
      I shudder in disbelief at their distortion of the Scriptures by TPM workers to create a halo around them.
      I thank for the immense grace of God that he pulled me out of the VENOM FILLED TPM.

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  4. Matt Jo
    @ you write a message and you yourself comment with another fake name.

    Just click on any of the recent coments from website home page. Clicking it will take you to that particular comment. Then go to the browser address bar and copy the link address and paste it somewhere. For your convinience, below I have pasted link of admin’s latest comment to you,

    https://www.fromtpm.com/blog/2020/06/02/venom-removal-series-gospel-exodus-7/ #comment-22036

    Now note the number in last. It says 22036 th comment. Do you think Admin is super human being who has commented 22000 comments ? Can we expect some better sense from tpm believers?

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  5. In contiuation of NMSTF’s poetic sledging,
    here it is the addendum———

    (So soon after the CHIEF closed the meeting,
    the king David enters the scene and advises him in his dream,)

    “Fret not my friend because of the wicked,
    Be not envious of wrong doers
    Refrain from anger,and forsake wrath,
    Fret not my friend,it tends only to evil

    A truthful witness saves lives
    Thar is what fromtpm is striving at present 
    But one who utters lies is a betrayer
    A tranquil mind gives life to the flesh
    He who is slow to anger has great understanding
    Look at Joshua what he is doing now 

    You know theres’ a word called Danger,
    Remove the ‘D’ from it,you are left with anger
    Thats ‘why refrain from it
    A man of quick temper acts foolishly  

    The D simply stands for “day.” 
    The designation used traditionally 
    For the date of any important military operation
    Or invasion,as per the National World War II Museum.
    Thus the day before June 6, (1944,) is today
    That is known as D-1 And the days after are designated as  D+1, D+2, D+ and so on  

    The wicked is overthrown on the day D+
    But the righteous finds refuge through his integrity
    Wisdom abides in the mind of a man of understanding,
    But it is not known in the heart of fools,hence watch for the D day!

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  6. To the TPM die hards who visit this site regularly and come all guns blazing to spew curses when this site exposes the immoral and evil practices of your white clads. Why don’t you say something now?
    But it’s wrong for me to expect something from the TPM fans and fanatics…coz they become impotents in the company of MAN MADE EUNNUCHS…. following their footsteps.

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