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Numbers 20 - AMP

2 Now there was no water for the congregation, and they assembled together against Moses and Aaron. 3 And the people contended with Moses, and said, Would that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord! 4 And why have you brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we should die here, we and our livestock? 5 And why have you made us come up out of Egypt to bring us into this evil place? It is no place of grain or of figs or of vines or of pomegranates. And there is no water to drink. 6 Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the Tent of Meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to them. 7 And the Lord said to Moses, 8 Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to give forth its water, and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their livestock drink. 9 So Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as He commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron assembled the congregation before the rock and Moses said to them, Hear now, you rebels; must we bring you water out of this rock? 11 And Moses lifted up his hand and with his rod he smote the rock ``And the Rock was Christ," as I Cor. 10:4 explains. Once smitten at Rephidim (Exod. 17:6ff.), He did not need to be smitten, crucified, again. To smite the rock twice was to imply that Christ's death on the cross was not effectual or sufficient for time and eternity.twice. And the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock. 12 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, Because you did not believe in (rely on, cling to) Me to sanctify Me in the eyes of the Israelites, you therefore Possibly Moses was not aware of the significance of what he had been ordered to do, but nevertheless God held him responsible for not obeying Him exactly. Obedience to His will is vitally important, whether we understand His purpose or not. The motto ``God's will: nothing more; nothing less; nothing else; at any cost" would have been priceless to Moses and Aaron that day, if they had only followed it.shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. 13 These are the waters of Meribah , where the Israelites contended with the Lord and He showed Himself holy among them. 14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying, Thus says your kinsman Israel: You know all the adversity and birth pangs that have come upon us : 15 How our fathers went down to Egypt; we dwelt there a long time, and the Egyptians dealt evilly with us and our fathers. 16 But when we cried to the Lord, He heard us and sent an angel and brought us forth out of Egypt. Now behold, we are in Kadesh, a city on your country's edge. 17 Let us pass, I pray you, through your country. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink of the water of the wells. We will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed your borders. 18 But Edom said to him, You shall not go through, lest I come out against you with the sword. 19 And the Israelites said to him, We will go by the highway, and if I and my livestock drink of your water, I will pay for it. Only let me pass through on foot, nothing else. 20 But Edom said, You shall not go through. And Edom came out against Israel with many people and a strong hand. 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory, Israel (Jacob's offspring) did not fight Edom, the offspring of Jacob's brother Esau, because of the Lord's warning, later conveyed in definite instructions (Deut. 23:7). But what had begun as only a quarrel between twin brothers (Gen. 27:41) had now been passed on for generations and was to cost countless lives, extending throughout the Old Testament and into the New, where Herod, remotely related to Esau, tried to take the life of the Babe of Bethlehem, a descendant of Jacob. ``See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!" (James 3:5).so Israel turned away from him. 22 They journeyed from Kadesh, and the Israelites, even the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor. 23 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, 24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people. For he shall not enter the land which I have given to the Israelites, because you both rebelled against My instructions at the waters of Meribah. 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son and bring them up to Mount Hor. 26 Strip Aaron of his vestments and put them on Eleazar his son, and Aaron shall be gathered to his people, and shall die there. 27 And Moses did as the Lord commanded; and they went up Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son. And Aaron died there on the mountain top; and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain. 29 When all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept and mourned for him thirty days, all the house of Israel.

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Respect God
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jun, 2016
Summary: We must honor and respect God in all we do or say.
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 247
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
Moses, Called of God, Filled with Rage
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Oct, 2015
Summary: Moses, Called of God, Filled with Rage
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 334
William R. Nabaza avatar
The LORD speaks the believers listens
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2015
Summary: To show that when the LORD GOD speaks and He always speaks, we listen and we are doers of His WORDS not hearers only. James 1:22 But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoni
Scripture: Numbers 20:7
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 352
William R. Nabaza avatar
Sin of Moses and Aaron
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2015
Summary: To show that the LORD don't like disobedience at all even in the level of leadership - the spiritual and economical (financial) leaders of the local church.
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Scripture: Numbers 20:12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 415
John Lowe avatar
Moses’ Disobedience
Shared by: John Lowe on May, 2015
Summary: This time they are complaining that there isn’t enough water for the people. This murmuring led to mutiny, so they came together against Moses and Aaron. They had finally come to the point where they took up arms against their leaders.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 867
True Neilson avatar
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Shared by: True Neilson on Dec, 2014
Summary: At first glance the book of Numbers reads a bit like an operations manual. It’s got numbers of soldiers, lists of names, and a bit of repetition. Tucked between those lists and numbers are some stories of real people, dealing with real issues of faith!
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-29
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 811
bala samson avatar
Meet God!
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2014
Summary: Troubles normally don’t come alone but avalanches of them come and throttle us; Moses and Aaron were facing one such situation.
Scripture: Numbers 20:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 286
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Story Chapter 6- Wandering- Israel on a Road trip
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Feb, 2014
Summary: The nation was about to enter the Promised Land when they decided to not trust their GPS (God Positioned Satellite). That cost them a 40 year detour!
Scripture: Numbers 11:1-20:12
Views: 2,584
Scott Chambers avatar
Learning to Curb Your Anger
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Apr, 2013
Summary: This is the final sermon in a series over the life of Moses that shows being God's man is never easy. This is the message examines the importance of not allowing our emotions to get out of control.
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Views: 546
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Jan, 2012
Summary: We must guard our lives so that we do not cross that line. Moses is a warning to all of us that God is no respecter of persons. There are several things that Moses did that made God so angry with him, he was denied entrance into the Promised Land.
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Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,320
Grant MacDonald avatar
Aaron's Last Mountain
Shared by: Grant MacDonald on Nov, 2011
Summary: Aaron climbs the mountain of death
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Scripture: Numbers 20:2-29
Views: 1,892
Jimmy Haile avatar
I Need Water!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Nov, 2011
Summary: When we give up on God, who can we turn to then? Who else but Jesus has the answer we need? Who else but Jesus has the words of eternal life? Who else but Jesus has the power to forgive?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 454
Jimmy Haile avatar
I Need Water!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2011
Summary: How many times have I seen Christian at one another’s throat or after the minister because of something that displeased them?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 569
Damian Phillips avatar
Responding from Pride
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Aug, 2011
Summary: Sermon # 10: This message discusses Moses’ pride demonstrated in the story of "the water from the rock." Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 869
Alison Bucklin avatar
Don't Lose It
Shared by: Alison Bucklin on Jul, 2011
Summary: Losing your temper may lead to losing a lot more than that.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,324
Ed Vasicek avatar
Moses Messes Up
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jul, 2010
Summary: Those who lead are accountable for their failures, but so are followers who stress out and aggravate their leaders.
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Moses don't do it!
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Apr, 2010
Summary: Holiness! Speaking to the rock, beating the rock? Obediance to God, where do we stand with all our faults?
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 1,847
Elder Johnathan Hester avatar
Disregarding God's Directive ...
Shared by: Elder Johnathan Hester on Sep, 2009
Summary: “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you can’t see Something that’s above you” Pride is something else in our life that has to go before pressing into God’s best. “Why is that?” you may
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 902
Sherman Gordon avatar
Shared by: Sherman Gordon on Jun, 2009
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:2-13
Views: 780
Peter Loughman avatar
The Waters of Maribah
Shared by: Peter Loughman on Aug, 2008
Summary: We can take events and opportunities to serve God, these things that are about God, and we can make them about us. When we do, the power of God, the holiness of God is lost on the very people we are attempting to serve in the name of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Views: 1,545
Joe La Rue avatar
My Way, Or God's Way?
Shared by: Joe La Rue on Jun, 2008
Summary: Living a Godly life begins with a choice: will I do things MY way, or GOD’s way?
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-12
Views: 7,878
Tim Patrick avatar
Displaying God's Holiness
Shared by: Tim Patrick on Jun, 2008
Summary: This sermon considers the importance of modeling obedience before others.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 311
norman lorenzo avatar
Ang Galit Ni Moises
Shared by: norman lorenzo on Feb, 2008
Summary: A Sermon about 3 Keys in Controlling Your Anger
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:7-12
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 5,952
Victor Yap avatar
Go Slow, Stay Low, Don't Blow!
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Moses, Pt. 13
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 986
Greg Nance avatar
Man's Anger - God's Righteousness
Shared by: Greg Nance on Mar, 2007
Summary: Moses was so mad he lost his leadership. Anger is a dangerous emotion that needs God’s guidance.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:2-13
Views: 480
Don Jones avatar
Avoiding Costly Mistakes At All Costs - Anger
Shared by: Don Jones on Aug, 2006
Summary: Moses allowed his anger to lead him and as a result he forfeited leading the people to the promised land.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,100
Glenn Newton avatar
The Great Adventure
Shared by: Glenn Newton on May, 2006
Summary: This is the opening sermon in a series of stewardship series.... God wants to take us on a great adventure... if we will Trust Him
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:1-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 689
José Soto avatar
El desaliento
Shared by: José Soto on Mar, 2006
Summary: Las pruebas por las que pasó el pueblo de Israel en sus 40 años de peregrinación en el desierto, deben ser, para los cristianos un estímulo para no dejarnos vencer por el desaliento.
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Scripture: Numbers 20:14-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,159
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Praying against wicked plantation
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Jan, 2006
Summary: As far as God is concerned, every destructive power is qualified for destructive prayers.
based on 75 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 20:8-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 13,203