7 3 Daily and Weekly Devotionals from Manna Publications Bible teaching commentaries

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Mobile-friendly daily and weekly Bible teaching devotionals written in Worldwide Easy English based on the NIrV Bible New International Readers Version (1998), NIrV Bible. These Manna devotionals are prepared daily (Mon to Sat) at 0600 hrs, then uploaded at approx. 0730 hrs GMT.


It was the last wish of Fred Morris, Manna Publications author, to his editorial team 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".

12th August 2022.
   Ezekiel 28:24-26
confirms the mercy and forgiveness of Almighty God towards His people Israel 600 years before they rejected His Messiah. "The people of Israel will no longer have neighbours who hate them... I will gather the people of Israel together from the nations where they have been scattered. I will show that I am holy among them. I will let the nations see it. Then Israel will live in their own land. I gave it to my servant Jacob. My people will live there in safety. They will build houses. They will plant vineyards... I will punish all of their neighbours who told lies about them. Then Israel will know that I am the LORD their God."
   Hebrews 2:14-17. The writer explains God's purpose and provision in Christ our Saviour for His followers. "Jesus became human like them in order to die for them. By doing that, He could destroy the one who rules over the kingdom of death. I am talking about the devil. Jesus could set people free who were afraid of death. All their lives they were held as slaves by that fear. It is certainly Abraham's children that He helps. He does not help angels. So He had to be made like His brothers in every way. Then He could serve God as a kind [merciful] and faithful high priest and pay for the sins of the people by dying for them."
   Heavenly Father, in these last days before the antichrist, help us to see more clearly your purposes revealed in Scripture. We rejoice in Your provision for your people Israel in the past, present and future. Also for all who put their trust in their Messiah as a "faithful high priest" who paid "for the sins of the people by dying for them". Forgive those who have rejected Jesus and forgive us Your people for failing to proclaim Jesus is Lord whilst there is time. For His sake. Amen.

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

Weekend of 13th/14th August 2022.
Romans Chapter 13: When leaders rule badly

God is the creator of law and order. He created order and harmony in the universe. He gives laws to govern all people, whatever their position in life. Leaders are responsible to Him and will have to explain to Him their deeds (14:12).
   Paul says that God sets governments in place. He allows men and women to rule. Christians should obey their government. Christians may be a minority in some countries, but they have God on their side! Sometimes governments write laws that make it difficult for Christians to obey; then we must pray and follow God's way.
   Daniel and his friends were ordered to worship a great idol which the king had set up. They refused and were punished (Daniel 3:28). Peter was ordered not to preach about Christ. He told the leaders, 'We must obey God rather than men' (Acts 5:29-32). He went out and preached the Gospel, the Good News of God's salvation plan in Christ. He was punished but carried on preaching (Acts 5:40-42).
   Sometimes we must choose between obeying God and obeying our leaders. Quietly resisting an unjust law without being violent may be a good choice in the same way as Daniel, Peter and many other faithful believers.

Extracted from "LIVING IN CHRIST" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2007, 2012. [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. 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). Uploaded weekly on Sunday afternoons after morning worhip and revelation of God's 'now word'.

The 'now word' for meditation week commencing 14th August 2022 (given with a sense of impatience):

"My Breath and Almighty God's love are waiting for the blessings to be discovered and treasured by mankind."

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Manna Publications Bible teaching commentaries by the late Fred Morris


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.