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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, with occasional 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 0700 hrs, then uploaded at approx. 0830 hrs GMT.


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.

24th January 2022.
2 Samuel 20
records the time when much of Israel rebelled against King David. The rebels were led by "a troublemaker named Sheba from the tribe of Benjamin". His rebellion did not last long, however, when David ordered Joab to pursue Sheba. (v.7.) A wise woman in the town of Abel Beth Maaeah asked Joab why David should want to destroy their loyal town, "the Lord's inheritance", just to capture Sheba. She then arranged to obtain the head of Sheba to save her God-fearing town and its people. (20:18-21.)
Acts 26:1-23 records how Paul defended himself before King Agrippa against the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem who wanted him put to death because he preached the Good News of Jesus Christ as Messiah. He explained that on the road to Damascus, Jesus Himself stopped him to tell him, "I will save you from your own people and from those who are not Jews. I am sending you to them to open their eyes. I want you to turn them from darkness to light. I want you to turn them from Satan's power to God. I want their sins to be forgiven. They will be forgiven when they believe in Me. They will have their place among God's people." (26:17-18.)
We thank You Father God for upholding Your truth and purpose through King David, his leader Joab and the wise woman to save righteous believers. We thank You that over 1000 years later, You upheld Your truth and purpose in Israel and its Messiah through King Agrippa and Your servant Paul. Thank You that nearly two millennia later, you are asking us to protect "the Lord's inheritance" and prepare for the return of Jesus to Jerusalem. Keep us bold and faithful as we declare Your truth and purpose and salvation in Jesus. Amen.

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Extracts from Manna Publications Bible teaching commentaries by the late Fred Morris based on the Easy English NIrV Bible.

22nd/23rd January 2022.
John 11:17-27. Martha and Mary meet Jesus. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem four days after the death of Lazarus (11:17). Many Jewish friends were with Martha and Mary to comfort them (11:19). Martha went out to meet Jesus. Mary stayed at home (11:20).
'Lord,' Martha said to Jesus, 'I wish You had been here! Then my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give You anything You ask for' (11:21-22).
Jesus said to her, 'Your brother will rise again' (11:23).
Martha had a strong faith in Jesus. She also knew there would be a resurrection of the dead. This was taught by Jesus and promised in the Old Testament writings (John 5:29; 6:44; Daniel 12:2). Therefore, Martha said, 'I know that he will rise again. This will happen when people are raised from death on the Last Day' (John 11:24).
Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies. And those who live and believe in me will never die' (11:25-26). These are the well-known words of Jesus which are often read at funeral services today.
Then Jesus said to Martha, 'Do you believe this?'
Martha did not understand everything, but she knew the One who spoke to her. 'Yes, Lord' she told Him. 'I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God' (11:27). Martha believed that Jesus was the promised Messiah and Saviour to come into the world. For Martha, and for us all, this truth is the beginning of our salvation and eternal life.
Martha hurried home to talk to her sister Mary. Then Mary went quickly to meet Jesus (11:28-29). Others followed her.
Extracted from " THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Part 1" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2008, 2015. [view here]
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God's 'now word' for today for worldwide believers in the One True and 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 23rd January 2022:

"My Breath is searching for those believers with open channels to receive and proclaim Almighty God's Laws."

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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 630,000 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.