1 Corinthians 10:1-12
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; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
God was not well pleased with the Israelites and they were all overthrown in the wilderness. Many of them did not know they were on a journey like many christians today do not know they are on a journey. A rock was following them, although rocks do not move, the rock that followed the children of Israel moved and they were not even aware of it; they were all blinded to the rock because of their needs. That rock that followed them was Christ and it was supposed to meet their need. They could not see it, although help was close to them, so they were overthrown. To overthrow means to take over.
The children of Israel were supposed to be the Kingdom of priests but unfortunately they could not follow. This is what happens when there is no proper understanding of what the will or purpose of God is, there will be abuse. We were brought out of sin as the children of Israel were brought out of Egypt and we were set free from sin never to be under that bondage again but under Christ i.e we were set free to be married to Jesus just like a woman who was once under the bondage of her father but when she marries became free and now under her husband.
And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. 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. And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
God brought out the children of Israel and made them hunger and thirst so that they could turn back to God. Joseph was sent to the land of Egypt to preserve a people and after a while they were told to come over. However they did not know that they were stepping out of the promised land into bondage. ‘By much tribulation shall we enter into the Kingdom’. God was expecting them to keep moving when they were delivered from Egypt by Moses because it is in moving that He reveals Himself to us. When God told Moses to speak to the rock instead of smiting, He wanted to move Moses from a realm of doing to living by faith. When you are doing the wrong things and you are getting the right results, you should be very careful.
Christ means the anointed one. Christ dominion is first set in our hearts. No man is free to live his life. God is invisible and He is looking for whom in which He can manifest Himself. Lucifer thought he would be the one to mirror God. You can only see God when God has chosen to reflect Himself through images to you. God is life, light and love and He is looking for containers through whom He will show Himself thereby moving around with us everywhere we go. The life that was in God was hidden, it is called mystery but can only be revealed to those who has been initiated into truth.
Dominion means influence. The dominion of Christ is what we have not seen although we have seen the dominion of sin. We have to come to that point where what will dominate us is Christ so that things we feel we cannot do without can be done away with.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
When this rock crushes you, you are cancelled out and your life will not be seen again. When the wine at the marriage at Galilee finished, the mother told them to do whatever He asked them to do. When the wine was tasted, it was said that the good wine has been kept till then which was the NOW; Dominion is now.
Life is Christ expression. When Jesus was on the cross, He had to give up the Ghost so that we may have the Holy Ghost. He could not die unless He gave up the Ghost. When Christ went to take up His body in the grave, Christ had the capacity to swallow up all the bruises but some had to be left for a testimony. “By His stripes we are healed”. These stripes were not the stripes from the whips of the Roman Empire but that of the Father because scripture says it pleased the Father to bruise Him.
Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne
If you give your life to Him by believing, He will give you the Holy Ghost because anyone that does not have His Spirit is none of Him.