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 29, 2017
This post is from my notes
during the Bible Study at Open Door Church.
Our lessons continue on the
Tent Tabernacle and the symbolism of the different furnishings.Today we reflect more on the manna as we turn
to Revelations 2:17.
He that has an
ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; To him that overcomes
will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in
the stone a new name written, which no man knows except him who receives it.
Verse 7 in this same chapter
tells us the “Overcomer,” has eaten from the tree of Life which is Christ.It is interesting that it is the “Overcomer”
that will partake of the hidden manna, and receive a white stone with a new
name on it.
There were characters in the
Bible who received a name change: Jacob’s new name was Israel, Sari
became Sarah, Abram’s new name was Abraham, and Saul became Paul the apostle.
It was 40 years that the
children of Israel
collected manna early in the morning for 6 days.On day 6 they collected twice as much as
there was no manna on the 7th day.This revealed God supernatural provision for their care.
There are many
interpretations for the Hidden Manna, and continual revelations of Jesus.There is a shift in the spiritual and we are
in a different season; the Hope of our calling.
God began to reveal His names
In Exodus 6:1-9And God spoke unto
Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty,
but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to
them. And I have also established my covenant with
them - -
God has established various
covenants with his people.The first
covenant was to Adam and Eve.They were
a reflection of God Himself because they were made in His image.
God gave Noah the covenant of
the Rainbow to remind us of His love, and rainbows are seen everyday some where
With Abraham, there
was the covenant of circumcision.
Jacob made a covenant at Bethel after his dream of
the ladder of heaven.
The covenant of marriage
where man and woman give and receive equally.
God gives, we receive, but we
in turn give back.
Jesus gave us the covenant of
salvation when He shed His blood for us.Our foundation is built on Christ the Solid Rock.
Eastern culture knows more
about covenant.Be specific to declare
God established covenant to
give the Land of Canaan
to the people of Israel.
God says, “I am going to
redeem you as Christ did on the cross.“With outstretched arms I will deliver you and set you free.
In our daily lives we suffer
many issues as we struggle, often selfishly, with a self willed attitude,
seeking pleasure instead of Christ Jesus.
We seem to be in the desert
with the children of Israel
witnessing many miracles that proving God’s love.
There are so many silly
questions we ask: “Do you really love me?Where are you?I feel lost!”
We choose to be irritated to
sit in self pity instead of trusting and believing what God has declared.“Pay attention,” says God.“Didn’t you hear me the first time?”Our mind wanders and we loose our focus.
He reminds us that no weapon
formed against us will prosper.God is
not sending evil.We must remember it is
the enemy who seeks to steal, destroy, and kill.Set your mind on Jesus and allow your soul to
be renewed by God’s word as we accept the things of the Spirit.
God desires a personal
relationship with us and a closeness to eat of the Hidden Manna.