Jeremiah, Part 21

 

Is God's Word like a fire?

Sometimes the word rock <05553> takes on a spiritual meaning,

Which is different from the word rocks <05553>

 

05553 elo cela` seh'-lah

 

from an unused root meaning to be lofty; TWOT-1508a; n m

 

AV-rock 57, strong hold 1, stones 1, stony 1; 60

 

1) crag, cliff, rock

1a) crag, cliff

1b) as stronghold of Jehovah, of security (fig.)

 

Numbers 20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock <05553> before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock <05553>: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

Numbers 20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock <05553>, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock <05553>?

Numbers 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock <05553> twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

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Psalm 31:3 For thou art my rock <05553> and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock <05553>, and established my goings.

Psalm 42:9 I will say unto God my rock <05553>, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock <05553> and my fortress.

Psalm 78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock <05553>, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

 

What is fire spiritually representing?

Look at Christ. Did He go through the fire?

Was He broken in pieces?

Where in the N.T. do we find a reference that He endured the fire?

Where in the N.T. do we find a reference that He was broken / in pieces?