HOW TO LIVE IN HIS WILL IN A WILDERNESS
EXODUS 17: 1 - 7
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JESUS CHRIST said, "Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy
laden and I will give you rest."
Many Christians act like: They have never heard that.
They don't believe it.
God won't do it the next time.
The question often posed is: "Is the Lord among us or not?"
Paraphrased, "Where are you when I need you, God?"
In our text there are two simultaneous truths. One is
historical. It is the story of Israel's deliverance from Egypt.
The other is a current spiritual analogy as applied to our
Note, these people were where they were "according to the
commandment of the Lord." It was God's will for them to be there
in the middle of the desert without any water. We Christians
often find ourselves in desert places, in adverse conditions. If
you have a good memory, you may recall it has been in the desert
that some of your greatest blessings have happened. The basic,
initially emerging summary truth that is readily apparent, is
you don't have to be disturbed in the desert.
I Peter 1: 6, 7 explains what was happening to them and helps
interpret much of what happens to us. A way of testing your
faith is to get you into a position where human impossibility is
The story that follows is a true story that pictures many ofyour
experiences. This is a perfect analogy of where you have been
and/or will be.
The people needed water. This was no imaginary need, it was
real. They were bivouacked over a 25 to 30 m ...
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