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Daily & Weekend Manna

Mobile-friendly daily/weekly Manna Bible devotional readings written in Worldwide Easy English, based on the NIrV Bible New International Readers Version (1998), NIrV Bible. Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, and with cross-references to the KJV Bible Westminster Authorised Version, published by the Trinitarian Bible Society, London. These devotions are prepared daily (Mon to Sat) at 0600 hrs, then uploaded at approx. 0730 hrs GMT.

DAILY MANNA (EDITOR'S CHOICE)

Extracts from Old and New Testament Bible teachings for today based on the Easy English NIrV Bible. It was Manna author Fred's last wish to his editorial team before he died that, under Holy Spirit guidance, Old Testament teachings should be viewed in the light of their New Testament fulfilment and that New Testament teachings for today should be viewed in the context of God's purposes and promises expressed in the Old Testament.

18th May 2022.
Proverbs 31:10-31
speaks about the wife of noble character. "She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband trusts her completely. She gives him all the important things he needs. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life... Her lamp doesn't go out at night. With one hand she holds the wool. With the other she spins the thread. She opens her arms to those who are poor. She reaches out her hands to those who are needy... She speaks wisely. She teaches faithfully. She watches over family matters. She is busy all the time. Her children stand up and call her blessed. Her husband also rises up, and he praises her... Charm can fool you. Beauty fades. But a woman who has respect for the LORD should be praised."
Acts 9:1-6 records the time when Saul, later called Paul, met the risen Lord Jesus on the road to Damascus. "Saul continued to oppose the Lord's followers. He said they would be put to death. He went to the high priest. He asked the priest for letters to the synagogues in Damascus. He wanted to find men and women who belonged to the Way of Jesus. The letters would allow him to take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. On his journey, Saul approached Damascus. Suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground. He heard a voice speak to him. 'Saul! Saul!' the voice said. 'Why are you opposing me?' 'Who are you, Lord?' Saul asked. 'I am Jesus, He replied. 'I am the one you are opposing. Now get up and go into the city. There you will be told what you must do.' "
Heavenly Father, thank you for the scriptures that uphold correct relationships between men and women for today and also the records of what happens to men who persecute believers. Open our eyes to Your Bible Truth to set us free for the good of all. Amen.

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WEEKEND MANNA (FRED SAID)

Extracts from Manna Publications Bible teaching commentaries by the late Fred Morris based on the Easy English NIrV Bible. These weekly extracts provide readers with a six-monthly series of Old and New Testament Bible teachings by Manna author Fred.

Weekend of 14th/15th May 2022.
Genesis Chapters 37-50. Conclusion

The story of Joseph shows how God was in control, working out his plans for the future of Israel. He used family problems to do good. Joseph was a slave, a servant and a saviour of Israel.
This commentary also tells the story of Judah and how he served the purposes of God. God used him in his plan for a Saviour to be born in Israel through whose tribe Jesus Christ was born.
God wants all people to know Jesus and to trust Him to make them part of His long-term plan for the world. He wants to change people to become more like Him. It is sin which stops people from being what God wants them to be. Belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God brings forgiveness and eternal life. It is always God's plan to bring good and salvation out of sin and suffering.
Joseph was the son of Jacob and became a servant and saviour for the whole family of Abraham. Jesus was the Son of God and became a servant and saviour of Israel and the wider family of Abraham who believe in Israel's Messiah or Christ. Through faith in Jesus we are all saved from death and receive eternal life with God. Hallelujah!
The story of Joseph also teaches us about the importance of love and unity in families. It teaches that forgiveness brings peace and freedom from guilt.
This story of Joseph is part of a divine plan for the family of Abraham to provide salvation to the people of Israel and then to all who believe in Jesus Christ their Messiah who is Son of God Almighty and Saviour of the world. Extracted from "JOSEPH" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2002, 2018. [view here]
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"MY BREATH" (PASTOR PETER)

God's 'now word' for today for worldwide believers in the One True and Almighty God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This weekly 'word of knowledge' is spoken through Manna supporter Rev Peter Luck (Kettering, UK) based on "The Lord Jesus breathed on them and said, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.' " (John 20:22). Note that 'Holy Spirit' or 'Holy Ghost' means the 'Holy Breath of God' who is the 'Breath of Life' (Genesis 2:7).

The 'now word' for meditation week commencing 15th May 2022:

"My Breath is the Encourager for all those who seek The Truth of Almighty God's love and forgiveness."

Read "My Breath" archive for 2020-21 or current archive.

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Manna author, ex-missionary Fred Morris (USA)
Manna author, Australian missionary Fred Morris, retired to the USA and established Manna Publications (USA) in the year 1990, Manna Publications (UK) in the year 2000 and Publications Manne (France) in the year 2006. The first overseas printings of his Genesis Bible teaching commentary Part 1 were with his former missionary contacts in Mongolia and Kenya. Over 650,000 low-cost A5 booklets have been printed and reprinted (typical print runs are 500 copies per title) in 40+ countries and as many languages. Printed at points of greatest need since 2001, plus undocumented quantities before that.

Fred died September 13th 2018 at the age of almost 94. He leaves a worldwide volunteer organisation of administrators, donors, prayer supporters, editors, proof-readers, typists, publishers, printers, translators and distributors. They endorse his easy-to-read Bible teaching and welcome the opportunity to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ 'to the ends of the earth' in Worldwide Easy English or in local languages.

Read the life story of Manna author Fred Morris "From Navy Boy to Missionary".

God enabled Fred Morris to benefit from Frank Laubach's ministry (as did Billy Graham) to help people whose literacy was poor. Frank applied the principle of "each one teach one" through the preparation and distribution of simple Bible reading material in the USA and then send them to the developing nations. God's vision to Fred was to write his own simple Bible teaching commentaries, then print them overseas at points of greatest need where believers have few Bibles and even fewer Bible teachers. This has been happening in over 40 countries and languages. His books can now be downloaded free in mobile-friendly formats or printed at home.

View the Wikipedia account of Frank Laubach here and his connection with Manna Worldwide Easy English Bible teaching commentaries

Fred's ministry not only fulfils the vision given to him over 30 years ago but also fulfils in part the promise of Jesus Christ to enable His followers to do even more than He did when He lived on Earth 2000 years ago! God's Enabler or Helper is the power of the Holy Spirit given to the Apostles after the Ascension of Christ, which is received in faith by all who repent and are then baptised (Luke 24:47; Acts 10:47-48).



Front cover of the Burmese Manna Bible teaching commentary on Genesis Chapters 1-11 translated and published in Myanmar 2019.