Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bread From Heaven
Our Sunday morning Bible Study at Open Door Church continued as
we looked inside the ark to discover a pot of manna, the 10 commandments and
Aaron’s rod that budded.I took notes
and present an edited message.
Exodus chapter 16 is the
first mention of Manna.Sometimes it is
good to visit different places, and seminars offered, to consider situations in
the Scriptures.There is a “feeling” in
different places.In WashingtonD.C.
you sense the power; while in other areas of land, there might be darkness or
light.Reading the scriptures in various
places will enlighten you to what God is saying.
The Children of Israel were
in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, but they had no food.They were concerned for their family and for
their children.They were also in a state
of rebellion telling God and Moses, ‘You can’t take care of us.”There was doubt and no trust, only murmuring
Moses said, “You aren’t
complaining to me but to God.”In Exodus 16:6Moses tells them, “You will know that it is
God that brought you out and can keep you safe, and you will see God’s Glory.”
Moses is the representation
of God’s Glory, and the manifestation of heavenly food reminds us of Creation.Food for 6 days and on the 7th day
was rest.God gave twice as much manna
on day 6 and it was enough for two days.
Yet the people were never satisfied.
Lillian Trasher was a single
lady missionary who went to Egypt
and started an orphanage. Soon she was blessed with many children.Often there was no food, but they would pray and sing until God sent
them food. Her work in Egypt continues on even today.
There are things within us
that cause reservation and discomfort and a need to trust God.It is a transitional thing to be without and
believe for provision.
Numbers 11:7 And
the manna was as coriander seed, and the color thereof as the color of
The manna could be beaten in
a mortar, ground in mills, baked in bread or made into cakes.The taste was as fresh oil and honey.
They had to trust God everyday for their food, but they had to get up early and gather the manna.
Our frustration is God given;
to not be comfortable, but to move forward.The people became tired of the same old manna.
They remembered the melons,
fish, garlic, onions and cucumbers in Egypt.
I imagine they also tired of
the same clothes, because their clothes did not wear out for 40 years.
God promised to
give them power to get wealth, but it also was a spiritual issue.God says He will bless them in-spite of their
stiff necks because He is a Merciful God.
God gives us ideas and
direction on how to get wealth and to prosper.We must daily seek God for His bread.
Jesus said in John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven,
and gives life unto the world.
told the people that He was the bread from heaven, the living bread.The people could not understand the
application of Spiritual things, but could only relate to the physical, and it
upset them.They were experiencing only
Psalms 119:107Oh how
sweet are they words unto my taste.
Holy Spirit is here every day to give us fresh instruction and a new miracle
9:4 was a reference as to what was contained in the Ark of the Covenant.
Heart change is still necessary for us in order to partake of the heavenly