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 Washington D.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 and complaining. 

Moses said, “You aren’t complaining to me but to God.”  In Exodus 16:6  Moses 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 bdellium. 

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.

He 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 the natural.

Psalms 119:107  Oh how sweet are they words unto my taste.

The Holy Spirit is here every day to give us fresh instruction and a new miracle each day.

Hebrews 9:4 was a reference as to what was contained in the Ark of the Covenant. 

A Heart change is still necessary for us in order to partake of the heavenly manna.


1 comment:

Lux G. said...

God provides us all the time and meets us where we are. He's amazing!
And in the end, we only get satisfied with Him alone.