The Lord, our Rock

The Lord, our Rock

The Lord Jesus, is our Rock and our salvation.  The Bible refers to the Rock, our Savior, in several passages.  Here are just a handful.

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!  (2 Sam 22:47)

The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted.  (Ps 18:46)

Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle—  (Ps 144:1)

. . . and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.  (1 Cor 10:4)

 And “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.” They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.  (1 Pet 2:8)

When the Israelites were in the wilderness, the Lord gave them water from a rock to quench their thirst and to meet their needs.  (Neh 9:15; Isa 48:21)  The Lord proved Himself more than once to His people as their Provider and their Deliverer.

As the Bible passage shown above demonstrate, Christ is called the Rock, our Savior.

In this day and age, many are offended at the gospel of Jesus Christ.  That is why He is also prophesied to be “a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.”  There are so many religions and ideologies being espoused around the world, that the true path to salvation can be obscured and undermined.  Present-day Christianity is under attack.

Jesus was considered a criminal and a blasphemer—so as His followers, we can’t expect much better treatment than what our Lord received.  His sentence, unjust though it clearly was, was death.  Pilate was so disturbed by it that he washed his hands of all responsibility for it. 

However, the Lord lives!  Hallelujah!  We drink in His glory, holiness, and goodness.  We are made righteous by the sacrifices that Jesus made on our behalf.  We are reconciled to our Father God, and have a multitude of reasons to exalt and to praise the Lord!

Remember that the Rock is our foundation for faith and for eternal life!

The Fountain of Life

The Fountain of Life

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him (her) will never thirst.  But the water that I shall give him (her) will become in him (her) a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”  (John 4:13-14 NKJV – underlining & parenthesized words added)

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  (John 7:38 NKJV)

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.  (Rev 21:6 NKJV – underlining added)

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.  (Rev 22:1 NKJV – underlining added)

The verses above have one theme in common:  A PERPETUAL FOUNTAIN OF LIFE.  This fountain of life-giving water flows from within each and every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Jesus is the Source of eternal life according to Revelation 22:1 for He is the Lamb of God.  (John 1:29)  Jesus is the source of the fountain of the water of life.  (shown above)  

Are we rejoicing over this precious gift from God?  Are we living with an awareness of what we have been given?  Are we joyfully sharing this good news with others?  These are key questions to ask ourselves.  

Are we allowing those who are thirsty around us to drink from the fountain of eternal life that we carry around within us?  Just simply sharing your salvation testimony can have a mighty impact.  No one can challenge what you, yourself have experienced, so don’t be intimidated.  Just be genuine and honest about what a difference Jesus has made in your life.

The world needs to hear what we have to share with them.  Be bold and courageous!