Numbers Chapter 20 – Chronological

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Numbers 20

Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!

And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:

15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

16 And when we cried unto the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing anything else, go through on my feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.

27 And Moses did as the Lord commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

55 thoughts on “Numbers Chapter 20 – Chronological

  1. 8Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
    9And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 10And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. 13This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

    This is a funny situation for Moses and the children of Israel. They are in a place where the murmuring was back and they began to complain to Moses. Isn’t funny how quickly we forget the goodness of Jesus and all that he has done for us. I find this situation ironic because God has shown his power to the children and to Moses from the very call from the burning bush. I don’t know what Moses was thinking but in his stressful moments before the children he must have been angered. Because to get water he took his rod and smote the rock instead of just speaking to it like God commanded. I think Moses just wanted the voices of complaining and murmuring to stop. Little that he knew then that this simple act of disobedience would cause him to not enter in to the promise land. Just a simple mistake that he didn’t realize. But is had costly ramifications for his eternal resting place.

    So many times we look at the situations and the complaining and murmuring of others will get us distracted from the voice of Hid and we miss his instructions. We will end up missing the greatest blessing because we don’t obey. We have to find a way to hear his voice and the only way to do that is seek first the kingdom and all his righteousness and he will add everything else. God is great and we need to allow his greatness to lead us through this pilgrim journey.

    #LiveJesusGiveJesus!

  2. Verses 7-12 MSG “God spoke to Moses: “Take the staff. Assemble the community, you and your brother Aaron. Speak to that rock that’s right in front of them and it will give water. You will bring water out of the rock for them; congregation and cattle will both drink.” Moses took the staff away from God’s presence, as commanded. He and Aaron rounded up the whole congregation in front of the rock. Moses spoke: “Listen, rebels! Do we have to bring water out of this rock for you?” With that Moses raised his arm and slammed his staff against the rock—once, twice. Water poured out. Congregation and cattle drank. God said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you didn’t trust me, didn’t treat me with holy reverence in front of the People of Israel, you two aren’t going to lead this company into the land that I am giving them.” In an instance you can go from blessed obedience to disobedienced rebellion. Just like we heard last night, Moses should have prayed for his mind and kept to what God had specifically given him instruction to do, rather than reacting to the current rebellion before him. We must continue to pray for our minds to stay focused on Jesus so we can LIVE and GIVE……Jesus, for He will supply all that we need when we really need it.

  3. 2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

    You have to love those people you lead you must.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  4. And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

    3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!

    4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

    5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

    6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.

    7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

    9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.

    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    It amazes me that some will continually find something to gripe and complain about instead of being grateful for where God has brought them from. Goes back to the saying… The glass is “half full” or “half empty”… Either your “half full” or “half empty” of Jesus!

  5. Numbers 20 : 12 [ Amp] 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 shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. The best thing you could do is to live and do God’s will so that you can bring the congregation into the promise land.
    ]Ps] 106: 32-33] They angered the Lord also at the waters of Meribah, so that it went ill with Moses for their sales. [33] For they provoked [ Mose’s] spirit, so that he spoke unadvised with his lips. Listen and Obey the will of the Lord , As the Lord’s commands. Be bless in Jesus name.

  6. 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

    9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.

    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    Everything Moses had done disappeared in one disobedience. God is a God of details, when He says speak, you supposed to speak not strike. Aaron and Moses lost the right to enter the promise land for unbelief. God consider what they did a lack of belief. It was like: “ you don’t believe that I could of done it just by speaking to the rock that you had to strike it!!! “ Next time God speaks we need to pay attention so we can follow His instructions to a T. We do not want to lose our spot in the promises of God.

  7. 8Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
    9And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 10And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice

    This mistake caused Moses and Aaron to not enter into the promise land.
    I pray i dont jeopardize my promises. I want to remain in His will and not be distracted by negativity or a bad attitude.

  8. 11. And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    12. And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    24. Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

    28. And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.

    Moses struck the rock and Aaron died.

    Be careful of the decisions you make; we don’t live in a vacuum so our decisions affect those around us.

    Romans 14:7
    For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

  9. 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    that tiny difference between striking the Rock and speaking to the rock is what made the difference between trusting God and lacking faith. The deciding factor and lacking faith was his emotional response to the complaints of the Israelites. This is why we must be careful not to follow our emotions. just because we have an emotional response to something doesn’t justify our actions. We must learn to follow faith and the word of God

  10. “Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

    And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.”
    ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭20:24, 28-29‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/1/num.20.24,28-29.kjv

    All it takes is one time of rebellion. God don’t like rebellion, Lucy was the first to rebel against God and since then that seed has been planted on earth we will always see people rebel. I can see a lot of frustration in this chapter with the children of Israel murmuring and complaining. Because of the rebellion of Gods word moses doesn’t get lead the people and Aa is stripped of his garments and left for dead. God don’t play with rebellion.

  11. 12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    When the Lord speaks, we are to do exactly as He commands. The Lord told Moses and Aaron to speak to the rock, they chose to smite the rock. Maybe out of rage because the people were complaining yet again, maybe to make a scene, who knows. The point regardless is still clear – obey exactly as God commands. We might not see the full plan of God and we cannot make ourselves a hindrance or be the one to rob ourselves of blessings just because we saw the plan going differently. Trust the Lord and obey His voice.

  12. So Moses did as he was told. He took the staff from the place where it was kept before the Lord . Then he and Aaron summoned the people to come and gather at the rock. “Listen, you rebels!” he shouted. “Must we bring you water from this rock?” Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill.
    Numbers 20:9‭-‬11 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/num.20.9-11.NLT

    No matter how stubborn and crazy people act we cannot lose our cool. We have to make sure our spirit is right when we minister to others or it can cost us our promise.

  13. 2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

    3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!

    4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

    There is a way to ask for your needs and requests. It’s not that there was an evident need. It was their lack of trust in a God who had done wonders among them and the way they approached the situation. This shows to me a total lack of relationship with their God, and a disrespect for the man of God. The first thought that came to mind was Philippians 4:6-7

    Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 KJV

    It says by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving. It’s not that God was not, or did not want to provide and supply it was the attitude in which they brought forth what they asked or wanted.

    We should learn from this and think when we go ask for our petitions in prayer.

    Be careful, or anxious, for nothing but in everything… pray, with supplication and Thanksgiving. If he has provided before, He will provide again. Believe, trust, ask and thank.
    The Lord is a good Father.

  14. Numbers 20
    7-8 God spoke to Moses: “Take the staff. Assemble the community, you and your brother Aaron. Speak to that rock that’s right in front of them and it will give water. You will bring water out of the rock for them; congregation and cattle will both drink.”

    9-10 Moses took the staff away from God’s presence, as commanded. He and Aaron rounded up the whole congregation in front of the rock. Moses spoke: “Listen, rebels! Do we have to bring water out of this rock for you?”

    11 With that Moses raised his arm and slammed his staff against the rock—once, twice. Water poured out. Congregation and cattle drank.

    Rebels! Disobedience! Punishment!
    Ok I’ve erased my comments three times . So I don’t want to be a rebel . I do want to follow the man of God. And i must pray daily that He leads the way God has told him to. My responsibility is to submit to God daily submit to the authority I’ve chosen to follow and
    and Live and Give Jesus. Keeping my eyes on God trusting Him .
    One comment about The Rock water came out and gave nourishment but it was not in the manner God had intended . There is order to everything and when God gives the commands it must be followed.

  15. iLove Jesus
    In an earlier blog this month, I made the comment that I could not understand why Miriam and everyone else judged for their faults, but Aaron was not. Even when Aaron made the golden calf and lied about it when he said it “just came out of the fire” it didn’t seem as if he were judged either. Then there was the time that both Miriam and Aaron were talking against Moses Ethiopian wife. The Lord only punishes Miriam and Aaron got away again.

    In todays blog we find Moses is the one who disobeys the Lord by striking the rock. 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    Now, even though Moses is the one who smote the rock, notice both Aaron and Moses are both punished. Notice this scripture. 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

    What this is telling me is that Aaron was under the covering of Moses. This covering protected him from judgement but also exposed him to punishment when Moses messed up.

    Conclusion:
    Just because folk “seem” to get away with secret sin and they don’t get judged for it doesn’t mean God doesn’t see it or somehow approves it. You just might have someone covering you for the moment (praying pastor, praying spouse, praying parents). It benefits us all to hold up the hands of our pastor, its only going to hurt those he is covering if he comes up short though anger.

  16. 12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    Their rebellion and disobedience cost them their promise.

    When you have a promise from God, you must live according to that promise.

    Many believe they have a promise to one day be a pastor, evangelist, missionary, etc.. but they do not act accordingly. You can cost yourself that promise and step out of the Will of God by being rebellious.

    Have you ever heard or the phrase “dress for the job you want, not the one you have”? Well we must LIVE for the promise we have!

  17. 3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!

    This is a basic human response to their situation. God wants to change that mentality to trusting in him when everything seems to be going wrong. The Lord will never bring us to something if he did not intend to bring us through it. We simply need to trust and have faith that he will do it.

  18. 20:26 and strip Aaron of his garment and puts them upon Eleazar his son : and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people and there he shall die.
    ——-
    All right, we all know that one day we will die.
    But to be told that death will happen soon, wow!!!!
    The time we have left, what are we doing with it?
    Are we goi g to waste it, or seek first the Kingdom of God?
    Let us Get busy reaching to souls and ALWAys been filled with the Holy Ghost. Walking in obedience to God.

  19. Everyone trusts something. The question is, what — or who — do you trust?

    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    Truth and trust go together. You trust people who tell you the truth. You don’t trust people if you don’t think they’re telling you the truth. Our lack of trust causes us tremendous stress in life. We were born to trust. God wired us with the capacity and desire to trust in something greater than ourselves because He wanted us to have a relationship with Him. If you don’t trust God, you will create something else to trust. It may be a diploma on the wall, money in the bank, your spouse, your career, or a hobby.

    Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, But we will remember and trust in the name of the Lord our God. AMP

    The Bible has a word for whatever we place our trust in rather than God. The Bible calls it an “idol.”

  20. 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

    He was to speak to the rock but instead he chose to strike it – twice – and probably in anger. Yes, the people were blaming Moses for their current dilemma (even though they brought it upon themselves back when the 12 spies came back) but Moses still had to obey God and didn’t. We find in 1 Cor 10:4 that the rock he struck wasnt just any ole rock: “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” It makes you think about disobedience today- how personal is it to God ?

  21. Moses and Aaron turned away from the people and went to the entrance of the Tabernacle, where they fell face down on the ground. Then the glorious presence of the Lord appeared to them,
    Numbers 20:6 NLT

    When we face tough situations and we begin to here murmurings and grumblings. The best thing to to is block all that noise, go to your altar,fall on your face and Him. He will always answer in due time.

  22. LIVE-GIVE JESUS
    THE PERIL OF PARTIAL OBEDIENCE

    7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
    8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
    9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.
    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    There are Ministries hindered, Blessings withheld and Revelations shadowed as the result of PARTIAL OBDIENCE.

    Ministry at times will be frustrating. People are by nature selfish and fickle and Spiritual Leaders are challenged to follow the Spirit of GOD; seeking and speaking the PEACE of GOD and the MIND of CHRIST. The people presented a valid need: WATER. GOD gave specific instructions to receive WATER.

    BUT

    PARTIAL OBEDIENCE produced GODs judgement.

    Misuse of GODs Blessings.

    GOD – Rod to gather people
    Moses – Rod to HIT rock

    GOD – Speak to Rock
    Moses – HIT the Rock

    Result water was provided, seems like everything should be fine. Moses got water out of the ROCK. A supernatural act, but he did it through DISOBEDIENCE.

    We must be honest about OBEDIENCE, PARTIAL OBEDIENCE will hinder our future.

    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  23. I don’t have a rod but I do have a pen 🖊 and a voice 🎶

    (they fell upon their faces) (he smote the rock twice) (30 days)
    Would you rather have Jesus or fleshly desires..

    [5] And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

    Numbers 20:6 KJV
    [6] And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.

    Numbers 20:11 KJV
    [11] And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also .

    John 15:2-5 KJV
    [2] Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. [3] Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. [4] Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. [5] I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

  24. Numbers 20:7,8 And the Lord spake unto Moses,saying, Take the rod, and gather thou , the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

    We must focus on what God is telling us to do and be obedient to His exact instructions.
    Has to be His way.

    Psalm 78:15,16 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused water to run down like rivers.

    God’s great and marvelous works are amazing!

    I Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

  25. 7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

    8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

    9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.

    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    It is so easy as leaders to become frustrated with people following us when they don’t do, act or react in the manner which we want them to. Moses found himself in this same situation and it frustrated him that as the slightest discomfort of the people, they were raising up against him, wishing them were back in the hands of the taskmasters, instead of bringing solutions for the problems.

    Moses interceded and God gave instruction, but in his frustration, instead of speaking to the rock, Moses smote the rock twice. This act of disobedience on Moses’ part, angered God and Moses was told he would not take the children of Isreal into the promised land. The frustration he felt caused by the people he was leading caused him to react in a manner that cost him entrance to the promised land

    As leaders, we must guard ourselves so that the frustration we feel with others, does not cause us to lose our promise, our relationship with God and ultimately our salvation. I know people who have become frustrated in their situation and in the end give it all up. ABOVE ALL ELSE I MUST BE SAVED! I cannot allow anyone else to be responsible for my salvation.

  26. 12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
    13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.

    24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.
    25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:

    The Lord blesses us and the lord can take it all away. Due to any amount of reasons. They didn’t believe and trust in Him and so they would not see the promise land because of their unbelief. I don’t understand people and their reasoning. After all of what they’ve been brought through. After all of the miracles, signs, and wonders. After all of the that they had seen while in Egypt, coming out of Egypt, and then up to their present and yet they still had some unbelief in God??? I don’t get it! However, it goes to prove to us that God can take away what He has promised or even given to you. Keep your attitude right and don’t buy into disbelief.

    Job 1:21
    “. . . the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

  27. “So Moses did as he was told. He took the staff from the place where it was kept before the Lord. Then he and Aaron summoned the people to come and gather at the rock. “Listen, you rebels!” he shouted. “Must we bring you water from this rock?” Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill.”
    ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭20:9-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    God would deal with Moses, but the people needed water – and so it was provided. Moses might have come away thinking he did right, and the people probably thought so as well – because what Moses did seemed to work. But what works is not the best measure of what is right before God.

  28. Números 20 :22-29

    *Dios pide a Aarón que se prepare para morir. Hay algo de desagrado en esta órden. Aarón no debe entrar en Canaán porque falló en su deber en las aguas de la rencilla.

    *Ellos recibieron mucha misericordia de parte de Dios. Aarón, aunque muere por su transgresión, muere en paz y con honra.
    Fue reunido el pueblo para que mirarán como muere en los brazos de la gracia divina.
    Había un significado grande detrás de estas órdenes.

    *Aarón no entro en Canaán, demostrando que el sacerdocio nada podía perfeccionar; solo Dios es el que tiene el Poder , y esto debía causar que esto trajera una esperanza mejor.

    *Aarón se somete y muere del modo y manera designados y, por extraño que parezca, con tanto júbilo como si se quedara dormido.

    * Para Aarón fue una gran satisfacción ver que se daba preferencia a su hijo, que le era tan querido, y su oficio, preservado y asegurado: y especialmente vémos en esto una figura del sacerdocio eterno de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

    * Un hombre bueno debe desear, si fuera la voluntad de Dios, no vivir más allá de su vida útil. ¿Por qué hemos de desear seguir en este mundo, sino mientras podamos servir en algo para Dios y nuestra generación?

  29. Numbers 20:12, ” And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.”

    “Because ye believed me not” (Unbelief)
    “Ye shall not bring this congregation into the land” (the Promised Land)
    “So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” Heb. 3:19

  30. 16 And when we cried unto the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

    17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

  31. 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

  32. 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.
    7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
    8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
    9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.
    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    The illustration that can be easily noted in this choice of scriptures contains the significance of precise obedience ordered by God, however it also demonstrates in my opinion self-exaltation in part by Moses to a certain degree in these suggested scriptures. Precisely the instruction that God instructed Moses was to be followed to the exact point.

    The immediate instruction was as such, gather the assembly and speak to the rock and thus it will produce water, he said you will then give them water to drink, and for the beasts also. Again as referenced before nothing that God does is without purpose, I truly believe all has a motive and purpose for each of his dealings. In any case the instruction was given, “speak to the rock”, he was fully aware at this point the precise instruction.

    Moses proceeds to follow the instruction of God, he gathers the people and in the midst of them is the rock. Moses in that moment was obviously upset and frustrated with the people by their murmuring and complaining because of the elements they were facing, lack of water perhaps food etc. I find it interesting to note that beforehand, Moses already knew what God was going to do as God had already confirmed to him what would transpire.

    Here is where the self-exaltation takes place to a degree –

    Moses states – “Hear now, ye rebels; must “WE” fetch you water out of this rock?”

    Again, the proclamation by Moses “Must WE fetch out water out of this rock?”

    Here are 2 elements to note (1) Disobedience (2) A sense of self-exaltation

    Moses by way of his attitude perhaps out of anger or frustration struck the rock, and did not follow the precise instruction by speaking to the rock. Again the interesting part, he told the people must “WE” referring to himself and Aaron strike the rock so that water may come forth? The element of self-exaltation – it was as thou he and Aaron would bring about the miracle of water coming forth.

    I would estimate that it was as though the plan of God had been tampered with and altered. If I can assume here, I think his plan was to demonstrate to this 3 million people that he was God, and by him was the miracle brought forth. It was to serve as the exaltation of his glory and purpose. IT was perhaps to demonstrate that he (God) was their provider and not man.

    Easily the notion could have changed, these people could have viewed Moses as some sort of powerful being, or worker of sorcery or magic. Could it be that the confidence of these people could have shifted and placed in man? Apart the fact of disobedience and not following the plan of God, but also inadvertently receiving credit for the miracle brought forth.

    The response of God to this was not passive or soft, rather he informs they would be restricted and would not be able to enter the Promisland because they did not affirm God’s sanctity in the very presence of the Israelite people. Essentially it was as though God was robbed of glory and honor because his instruction was not followed and it appears that man got in the way of that.

    May take away from this passage –

    The element of man, or the struggle if you will is constant and appears to never fail since the beginning of time. At the garden it was disobedience, in heaven it was Lucifer as he desired to exalt himself above God.

    The temptation at the garden with Eve – self-exaltation, “surely if ye eat of this tree you would become like God”.

    IT amazes me how the element of man always desires to be uplifted, jockeying for position or recognition. The continual seeking of distinguished approval for promotion or elevation in position or authority. The arrogance and pride that becomes a part of this motive begins to be seen, the once meek lowly individual when elevated easily fails to remember the inception of the beginning of his life.

    I always understood it this way –
    From the dust I was created, nothing more than just dirt, as a man living and had the greatest miracle of all time not been made at the cross I would have no hope, no destiny or purpose. What is mankind? What entitles to pride and arrogance? That’s why I’ve never liked titles added to names, they irritate me, I say do not pin nothing to my name, a Holy lamb that was pure and Holy was slain for my redemption, a price I could never repay took place.

    It was he that placed breath in this body and allowed me to live. Who am I? I am forever indebted to Jesus Christ.
    The apostle contended to be called as such “I Paul a Servant of Jesus Christ”. That title does not communicate too much accolade. Seems like self had been done away with.

    The moment I feel I deserve recognition for absolutely anything, I am taking glory and honor from Jesus Christ and the sacrifice at the cross. I am attempting to rob from his glory and holiness! WHAT A DANGER!

    I have always wondered if the move of God concerning healing and divine miracles are restricted and stifled because God already knows the way we would take. Go figure, social media really helps with this now days, how ironic in my younger years never was it heard “selfie”, now it’s all about self.

    We are to be servants of Jesus Christ, for what does fame, position, or accolades achieve? It only feeds the flesh in its pride and arrogance. I’d rather be called servant.

  33. Numbers 20:24 “Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against word at the water orf Meribah”.

    It is amazing to me that all the miracles and blessings that the Lord bestowed on Aaron that he would even think of rebelling against the Lord. We need to be careful and never think we are entitled from the Lord just because we have done good work, that doing anything would be fine. Always be humble and gracious and thankful to God.

  34.  And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
    Even as leader’s, we must be careful to do exactly what JESUS is telling us to do.

  35. 7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
    8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
    9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.
    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
    This is a great example of Gods amazing love for us despite our imperfections and disobedience at times. Moses disobeyed God, yet despite Moses attitude and action God still used him and provided for the people. Here Gods shows us an important lesson, that His love for His people is so great, but what works for us as leaders at times is not always the best measure of what’s right before God. We must always be obedient to God and what she commands of us, to God be the honor and glory forever and ever, amen.

  36. Typo: We must always be obedient to God and what HE commands of us, to God be the honor and glory forever and ever, amen.

  37. Moses strikes the rock twice instead of speaking unto the rock because his anger mislead him, and he disobeyed the lord and was not allowed into the promised land. because disobedience has consequences.

  38. 22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. They were getting out of egypt because they were slaves and they were scared of pharoah and they didn’t like him.

  39. “Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill. But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them!””
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    Moses did not obey God and did not have faith in him

  40. Meanwhile, the Israelites are still wandering in the wilderness. In fact, they’ve probably been doing this for about forty years at this point, so they’re getting kind of exhausted.
    Naturally, the complainers start to come out. We wish we were dead! Why did God free us from slavery so we could die out here? There’s no food or water! Wah-waaah!
    This time, God hears their complaints and has some compassion. He tells Moses and Aaron to take Aaron’s staff (the flowery one from a few chapters ago) and use it to bring water out of a rock for the people. Cool trick, bro.
    So, Moses and Aaron tells everyone that they’re being jerks but that they’re gonna give them water. Moses hits the rock with his hand and water comes flowing out. Yay, liquid refreshment!
    But it turns out, God is annoyed by this and accuses Moses and Aaron of not trusting him. (Guess they weren’t supposed to get the water from the rock by hitting it.) Their punishment? They’re not gonna make it to the Promised Land either. Harsh, God. Way harsh.

  41. Even when there was absolutely nothing mosses and aaron got on there face and prayed to god for an answers and god delivered becaise they had so much faith even knowing they might die in the dessert.

  42. 2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

    Disunity and disobedience causes death. When the congregation was lacking they immediately lost unity. If they would have kept unity they could have prevailed and all seen the promised land. Unity is vital for the church.

  43. 16 And when we cried unto the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

    God still hears his people. It doesn’t matter what the enemy throws up, God’s power will help you overcome. In him we live, move and have our being. Our great Jehovah is king.

  44. 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of
    25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:
    26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.

    As leaders when we disobey Jesus, our consequences effect many more than just ourselves.

  45. 15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

    16 And when we cried unto the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

    17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

    18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

    God will bring us out of situations but at the same time will hold you back from entering into the next situation. Maybe there is a far greater thing that has to be handled in the next chapter and we need to regain strength and wisdom to make it through. You cant go up against a sword with a pebble in your hand. 😉

  46. 23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

    24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

    Follow his word, there’s been many times where we fall short but we are forgiven. Even though we don’t like his answer or it’s just to good to believe, well you better believe because Jesus can move mountains.

  47. 6 Moses and Aaron turned away from the people and went to the entrance of the Tabernacle,[b] where they fell face down on the ground. Then the glorious presence of the Lord appeared to them, 7 and the Lord said to Moses, 8 “You and Aaron must take the staff and assemble the entire community. As the people watch, speak to the rock over there, and it will pour out its water. You will provide enough water from the rock to satisfy the whole community and their livestock.”

    POWERFUL!!!! Moses and Aaron did good into going to the Lord and asking Him guidance and direction. When surrounded by negativity, confusion, or anything else the best thing to do is to always go to the Lord. The Lord told them exactly what they needed to do. He said speak but YET verse 10 says….. 10 Then he and Aaron summoned the people to come and gather at the rock. “Listen, you rebels!” he shouted. “Must we bring you water from this rock?” 11 Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill.

    Even though water still gushed out and they got what they wanted it was done wrong. The Lord said SPEAK but Moses HIT. I believe it was a combination of a heart issue and disobedience. You have to love those that are following you like Jesus loves them.

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8
    We cant let our heart be filled with bitterness or sin but for it to be sincere, blameless, innocent, and clean. What you have in your heart is what is going to lead you do obeying or disobeying the Lord!!! Guard your Heart!!!

  48. 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

    9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.

    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

    11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

    12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

    Moses and Aaron missed out on one of there biggest blessings because they didn’t follow the instructions of God
    God don’t ever let us miss out on our blessings because we don’t do things the way you tell us to do them

  49. 12But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them!” 13This place was known as the waters of Meribah (which means “arguing”) because there the people of Israel argued with the LORD, and there he demonstrated his holiness among them.

    Its easy to get frustrated with people especially if they complain all the time. Its easy to lose patience with people too. Moses over and over had to hear Israel complain about something. Many of us would have done the same thing as Moses, struck the rock a few time out of frustration. We can only ask God to give us patience during times of trials.

  50. It didn’t matter that his sister died or that he was leading the people to a place there was no provisions So that people wanted to die or kill him. Moses still had to obey God. When Moses showed his frustration to everyone by hitting the rock, God called it a lack of faith.

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