“Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.” Exodus 15:23-25
I love the Old Testament scriptures because they are full of symbolism that reveals what Jesus Christ has done for us. Not only are these stories historically accurate (they actually happened exactly as they are written) but they also have a hidden prophetic revelation of Jesus Christ.
Did you know that many times when the Old Testament scriptures mention large bodies of water it actually represents humanity as a whole? Imagine the shock that the new nation of Israel had when, after they had just come out of Egypt by God’s mighty hand, passing through the midst of the Red sea, they now find themselves out of water. Historians tell us that there were at least three million people that came out of Egypt, not to mention their cattle and other livestock. Without water they would surely die.
What’s even worse is that after they drank the water at Marah, they became ill. These bitter waters represent the curse of sickness brought upon humanity because of sin. There can only be one answer, Jesus Christ!
Notice God’s answer to Moses after he cried out to Him. It says that, “The Lord showed him a tree.” How could a tree help? This of course is prophetically speaking about the cross of Jesus Christ. When Moses put the tree into the waters, the waters were instantly healed. In other words, your salvation and your healing were purchased by Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary!
Confession: Jesus has paid for my sickness and my disease at the Cross. I receive my healing now, by faith.