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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, 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.

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.

3rd December 2021.
Isaiah 6:1-5
records the vision Isaiah had of God Almighty seated on a throne surrounded by seraphs, each with six wings. And they called out "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty; the whole Earth is full of His glory!" Isaiah cried out "Woe is me! I am a man of unclean lips living among people of unclean lips!" He is aware that God can be worshipped everywhere but our sins have spoilt what He has created and without His Holy Spirit things would be much worse. God then purifies Isaiah to prepare him to tell the nations of the coming Messiah (Immanuel).
Luke 9:46-48 tells His disciples, "Anyone who welcomes this little child in my name welcomes Me. And anyone who welcomes Me welcomes the One who sent Me" Jesus added, "The least important person among all of you is the most important."
Thank You heavenly Father for awareness of Yourself and awareness of our sin that hinders our worship of You and pollutes what You have created in us and the world in which we live. Prepare us and the world to welcome Messiah, the Christ-child, this Christmas. May the truth dawn in our lives that "anyone who welcomes Him welcomes the One who sent Him." Not only that, help us to tell the world that You welcome "the least important person as if they are the most important". For the sake of Jesus who died to save us from our sins. 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.

4th/5th December 2021.
Exodus Chapter 16: Manna from Heaven.

God promised food from Heaven in the night (16:4). The next morning, God sent special food from Heaven (16:13). We call it 'manna'. It was like coriander seed (Numbers 11:7). Every morning for six days each week the people gathered it into their pots. Then they ground the grains, boiled them in a pot and made them into cakes (11:8).
God told Moses, "Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any." God wanted His people to rest on the seventh day so on the sixth day He gave them enough food for two days (Exodus 16:28-29).
The manna fell at night, so they got up early and gathered it. If they tried to keep it for the next day, it spoiled. On the sixth day they gathered enough for two days and it did not spoil on the seventh day (Sabbath). Always there was enough for the young and the old and the weak ones. No-one had too much; no-one had too little (16:17-18).
God sent manna from Heaven until the people came to Canaan (16:35). This supplied their daily need for bread for 40 days. The birds supplied their meat. God also guided the people through the desert and supplied their water.
1500 years later, Jesus spoke about the bread of Moses and called Himself the 'Bread of Heaven' who came to give us everlasting life (John 6:32-35,48-54,57-58). He said, "Those who feed on this bread will live forever."
Extracted from "THE BIRTH OF A NATION" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2007, 2012. [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. 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 28th November 2021:

"My Spirit's Secrets are not underground nor on ancient ruins but are printed and published for all to read and study."

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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.