Scripture: Job 14: 16-22 Sermon Tittle: Water VS Rock
This morning our scripture was from Job 14: 16-22 where Job talks a little about the force of water, the power of water and the rock. The sermon is entitled Water and the Rock. I just want to take a few moments and just look at the relationship between water and the rock. I think we all know that Jesus said in Matthew 16 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. So the church is built on a rock and Jesus has living water, and we know water overcomes rock. The thing about water is no man can truly control it, that’s why I don’t do cruises, too much water, we build dams, but water still can break through. You remember the cartoon of a small crack in a dam and them trying to plug the hole but as they block each hole another opens up and then the whole dam breaks. That’s just how water works, it never stops, it may slow down to a trickle, but it keeps moving and sooner or later it will break through. Jesus spoke of having living water, for me that speaks directly of eternal life, for we are told once we drink of living water we will never thirst again, most people need to get thirsty and ask for some of this living water. When you look at a rock or a big rock a mountain, we think they have been here forever, but not so. Water washes away rock, they call it erosion. Even the earth erodes, we are constantly here in Florida and anywhere there are oceans and beaches replenishing our sand, the water erodes the soil even the sand. Every year after hurricane season they are trucking in sand to restore the beaches from the erosion of the sand because of the destruction caused by crashing waves and tides. So water can destroy rather quickly in a storm or very slowly overtime. Most of the great cavernous regions where created over time, where water just wore the stone down. Earlier I referenced that Jesus said He had living water and that living water church is the Holy Spirit, part 3 in the trinity, Father Son and Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit like water will wear through anything, just as water breaks through rock, so with the Holy Spirit we can break through any rock hard places in our lives and any dry places in our souls the Holy Spirit can water. We don’t have to go through these rough patches in life alone. We don’t have to waste all our time trying to break through places when sometimes we need to slow down and just chip away our problems one little prayer at a time. God has always had a relationship with rocks and mountains. God called Moses out by a burning bush by the mountain, God took the Isrealites around a mountain for 40 years, with the finger of God, God wrote the ten commandments on stone. Many great battles were fought on mountain tops, the Isrealites in possessing the promised land went over many mountains. Jesus gave the sermon on the mount, Jesus drove a herd of demon possessed pigs off a mountain into the water, Jesus went to the mount of olives to talk to God His Father about going to the cross, but God nor Jesus never say they are the mount, but Jesus says He has living water. God chose water to destroy the world of all the forces God could have used He used water, I don’t know why. But as I close just look at our own bodies, Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. Even these waters are living waters, for without water we would die. The body can go much longer without food than water. In your life you may have some mountains to climb and they may seem unclimbable, but if you will apply some of that living water to your heart, just keeping a constant drip of prayer and before you know it living water will break through your mountains and they will crumble. We are told that they that wait upon the Lord, will renew their strength, they will mount up with wings of eagles they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint. We need to wait because God takes His time, not because He is slow for He is always on time, no God is in no rush because He knows how it is all going to end. Isn’t that why we rush we want to see what will happen, but when you are the architect of time when you are the Alpha and Omega, when all things work for the good of God when all things are subject to you there is no need to rush. As Jesus told the woman at the well, He has living waters, waters that can help you live this life, help you breakthrough, it may be slow, but it is all in God’s time and we must stay in the will of God. Always knowing the water will overcome the rock.