Summary: God wants us to take us as believers to new levels in Him. How high do you want to go?
Heading To Another Room
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I have entitled this today: “Heading To Another Room”
God did not want the people, or us to be ignorant about these truths.
God wants us to remember the things that have happened in the past so we can know what is possible for us.
Paul wanted the Corinthians to know that their Fathers were under the cloud.
Remember how the Presence of the Lord led Israel in the wilderness under the cloud.
A pillar of cloud led them by day and a pillar of fire by night.
The Presence of God literally led Israel.
Verse one says that they all passed through the sea, the Red Sea typifies passing from death unto life.
Verse two says that they were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
A. the Lawgiver was a type of Christ
B. In a cloud, a type of the Presence of God
C. In the sea, a type of water Baptism
Verse three says: 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
This is speaking of the Manna which is a type of the Lord’s supper.
All of them drank the same Spiritual drink, this is referring to the smitten rock.
Ex 17:6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Verse four of our opening Scripture says: “for they drank”, this is saying literally, they were drinking, implying a continuous gift.
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
We have the Holy Spirit that has been given to the church.
If we are born again believers, then Christ is on the inside of us.
John 14:21 says: He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
We have His commandments are we keeping them?
Then we are the ones who love Jesus and Jesus will reveal Himselve to us.
1Pe 1:10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,
11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.
12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things into which angels long to look.
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.