Daily & Weekend Manna
Mobile-friendly daily/weekly devotional readings
based on the NIV Bible
New International Version (1984) or the NIrV Bible
New International Readers Version (1998), Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London.
DAILY MANNA (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Extracts from Old and New Testament Bible teachings for today based on the NIV Bible: prepared daily (Mon to Fri) at 0700 hrs GMT and uploaded at 0830hrs GMT. It was Manna author Fred's last wish to his editorial team before he died that Old Testament teachings should be viewed in the light of their New Testament fulfilment and that NT teachings for today should be viewed in the context of God's purposes and promises expressed in the OT, under Holy Spirit guidance.
22nd January 2021.
records that in the seventh month after the 42,360 Jewish exiles from Babylon settled back in Jerusalem and region, "the whole company that had returned from exile built booths [of tree branches] and lived in them. From the days of Joshua ... until that day [1000 years] the Israelites had not celebrated like this and their joy was very great. Day after day, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. They celebrated the Feast [of Booths] for seven days." This was followed by public confession and worship (Chapter 9).
500 years after the Feast of Booths was re-established in Jerusalem, the writer of the book of Hebrews instructs the Jewish believers. "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess His name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for such sacrifices God is pleased."
Lord Jesus, thank you that in living and dying for our sins to be forgiven we are able to "continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise" anywhere in the world. May we also offer "the fruit of lips that confess His name" and be a blessing as we "do good and share with others" the Good News and the good things of His provision. Thank you Heavenly Father for the reminder from Old Testament days to be disciplined in understanding Your commandments and their application and joyful in our worship and not to neglect Your salvation purposes fulfilled through Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua and Israel's Messiah over many generations. Forgive us for any devaluing of Your divine truth. 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 with cross-references to the KJV where necessary.
23rd/24th January 2021.
Exodus Chapter 12: The people of Israel leave Egypt
Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron in the middle of the night. Pharaoh said to Moses:
He knew that Yahweh, the Almighty God of Israel, was greater than all the gods and kings of Egypt.
- Go! Leave my people!
- Go! Worship Yahweh, your God!
- Go! Take your animals with you!
- Go! And give me your blessing!
So the people of Israel took their dough, even before it was baked into bread, and they left their houses.
Over one million people left Egypt that night (12:37). They were like a huge army marching to another country (12:41). They left after 430 years in a foreign land, just as God promised Abraham (Genesis 15:13,14).
The people remembered the words Joseph said to the leaders of Israel. "God will take care of you and lead you out of this place, and then you must take my body with you" (Exodus 13:19; Genesis 50:25). So they carried Joseph's bones with them to bury them in the Promised Land of Canaan.
The people of Israel now believed God's promises. Many had died before seeing God's purpose fulfilled. However, their families worshipped God and obeyed Him (Exodus 12:27,28,50). They now believed God's words and talked about them. The truth given by God was 'on their lips' and 'in their hearts' (13:9).
Extracted from "THE BIRTH OF GOD'S NATION" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris © 2007, 2012.
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"MY BREATH" (PASTOR PETER)
God's 'now word' for today for worldwide believers in the One Almighty God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 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 17th January 2021:
"My Breath reaches out to enfold in security, to embrace in love and to encourage in faith."
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