The Rock was a Symbol for Jesus

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If our ancestors had not fallen, we would have lived our lives serving God. You must serve God with your heart, and in the course of your daily life. (150-213, 1961.4.15)

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Although there are many religious paths today, the one religion that can penetrate the heart has not appeared during the course of history. Because God exists, however, such a religion must inevitably appear. Some religions instruct in social ethics and morality and others teach about the infinite spirit world. However, there must be a religion that combines teachings on ethics and morality with those that describe the incorporeal world, uniting them upon the essential core of one heart. I have searched for such a religion and it is Christianity. Christianity is a religion of heart. Through the Fall, human beings lost God and forgot that God is our Father. We lost the substantial True Parents and Christianity is the religion that can reintroduce them. (9-140, 1960.5.1)

Original Substance of the Divine Principle

The Principle of Restoration

The Providence of Restoration Centered on Moses

The Israelites had to wander in the wilderness, one year for each day of the 40 day spying mission, due to their faithlessness.
They should have united with Moses and entered Canaan together with him. Rather, they complained and fell into faithlessness again. Moses was to restore this by striking the rock at Kadesh-barnea, thus bringing forth water to save the Israelites. However, when Moses raged in uncontrolled anger at the murmuring of the Israelite people against him, he struck the rock twice, which was a sin.
The rock represented Jesus, the restored Adam, the root of the tablets of stone. The rock was also a symbol of God,
Striking the rock twice symbolized striking down the restored Adam, meaning Jesus. This was a remote reason Jesus would be crucified as a result of the faithlessness of the Jewish people.
Because of Moses striking the rock twice, only the younger generation of Israelites entered Canaan. the older generation died in the wilderness. Also, Jesus had to suffer the three temptations of Satan (Matt 4:1-11).
Soon after the rock was struck twice, the Israelites again disbelieved, and God sent fiery serpents to kill them. Those who looked upon a raised bronze serpent were saved. This symbolized that if the Israelites did not believe in Jesus, he would be crucified and those who repented after Jesus was raised on the Cross would be saved.
Joshua was the one who inherited Moses’ mission.
See slides 18 to 21 below:
Note that today we have a modern-day Ark. It is called the Cheon Bok Ark, and consists of the eight holy scriptures designated by Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

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