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Exodus 17 Study/Psalm 76 (77) Study/Message Resilience & Mercy-Passage from Matthew 5:7...



EXODUS 17 Study Guide & Breakdown

Water from the Rock

17 Then all the congregation of the children of Israel set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.”

So, Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the Lord?”

3 And the people thirsted there for water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, “Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”

4 So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone[a] me!”

5 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.”

And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 So he called the name of the place Massah[b] and [c]Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they [d]tempted the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Victory over the Amalekites

8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became [e]heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, [f]The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; 16 for he said, “Because [g]the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

NOTES EXODUS 17 – (vv. 6, 11, & 12) …

17:6: THE ROCK was a type of the Son of God – (1Corinthians 10:4; & AmbM) … He stood on the rock in Horeb and caused it to pour forth water … Rocks do not pour forth water by nature, but in a mystery this rock did … It remained a rock but simultaneously became a fountain … Similarly, bread and wine are not by nature the Body and Blood of Christ, but in a mystery, they became so … They remain bread and wine, but simultaneously are Christ’s Body and Blood …

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


-THE ROCK (v. 4), Is the Body of Christ, His Humanity; and the SPIRITUAL DRINK, is Christ’s Blood …

17:11: Although Moses was silent, he was crying out to God, and although he was at ease, he was triumphing – (AmbM; and GrgTheo) … His body was still, but he was actively engaged in spiritual warfare … Triumph in spiritual warfare comes through stillness in prayer and through the victory of the Cross …

-Moses is also portraying “RESILENCE” here which is very important we understand what this term truly means and how we can apply this to winning our own spiritual warfare …


the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness.

"The often-remarkable resilience of so many British institutions"

the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

"Nylon is excellent in we arability and resilience"

-How do we use resilience in spiritual warfare, well for starters God has already won … Next, we must understand that are battles are indeed spiritual, yes, we sometimes argue with flesh and blood, but truth is if they are spiritually blind, they must first open their own eyes … Lastly, I understand that we were created to be in complete union with God, we were created to be one with Him … The Lord gives me the internal peace I need to give the resilience to drive on … and I know if I stay the path I will receive eternal life, that also gives me resilience in this spiritual struggle …

17:12: Moses’ hands were outstretched by Aaron and Hur, which was a type of the Cross … However, Christ alone outstretched His Hands in triumph over the enemy – (JohnChr; and GrgTheo) …

PSALM 76 (77) Study Guide & Breakdown

PSALM 76 (77): Is Christ – (THE END, v. 1) teaching the importance of using the memory, especially IN THE DAY OF AFFLICTION – (v. 3) … For one is to remember GOD – (v. 4), THE ETERNAL YEARS – (v. 6), and THE LORD’S WORKS – (v. 12) … Verses 5-21, describe the numerous benefits of this remembrance …



Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

MERCY is love set in motion, expressed in action … God’s mercy in taking our sufferings on Himself to grant us His Kingdom sets us free from captivity to the evil one … In view of God’s mercy to all, we in turn are to be MERCIFUL to all!!!

This is what resilience is all about its also an act of love, and love is kind, love is patient and true love isn’t evil … Love is what gives us the resilience to endure the hardest afflictions in life, even when it hurts so much …

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