Get behind the Rock
2 Samuel 22:47 - The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
Overcoming our human nature, the sinful nature of Adam and receiving the promises as we battle ourselves in this world is our own salvation. Since the Lord (Spirit of Jesus Christ) helps us in this battle He is referred to as the Rock of our salvation.
9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
This world is like a passing storm. If we are in the world we will be carried away by this storm unto destruction. To save ourselves from this storm we need to reject the storm, get behind this Rock and cling on to it. The Hebrew word "tsuwr" [Strong 06697] used for rock here means a huge rock like that of a cliff or boulder (unlike the Greek word used for Peter which means small rock - stone).
The word salvation has three meanings which are
And all three are effective in our salvation. Our salvation means deliverance from our curses, receiving our blessings and overcoming our sinful nature. Our salvation starts here on earth and ends when we enter Heaven.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, I thank You for your Son Jesus Christ and for your Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit You are my Rock that protects me from the world. Help me cling on to You, do not let go of me, do not forsake me. You are my only hope and shelter, be with me Holy Spirit and take me through this storm. I ask this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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