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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 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.

22nd October 2021.
Psalm 119: 41-46.
"LORD, show me Your faithful love. Save me as You have promised. Then I will answer those who make fun of me, because I trust in Your word. Help me always to tell the truth about how faithful You are. I have put my hope in Your laws. I will always obey Your law, for ever and ever. I will lead a full and happy life, because I have tried to obey Your rules... I praise Your commands, and I love them. I meditate on them."
Philippians 2:12-16. Paul says, "My dear friends, you have always obeyed God. You obeyed while I was with you. And you have obeyed even more while I am not with you. So continue to work out your own salvation. Do it with fear and trembling. God is working in you. He wants your plans and your acts to be in keeping with His good purpose. Do everything without finding fault or arguing. Then you will be pure and without blame. You will be children of God without fault in a sinful and evil world. Among the people of the world you shine like stars in the heavens. You shine as you hold out to them the word of life."
Heavenly Father thank You for the faithful words of the psalmist as an example to us to "hope in Your laws" and value and obey them and meditate on them. Thank you, too, for Paul's testimony of the faithful and obedient believers at Philippi. Help us to "plan and act in keeping with Your good purpose" and become "children of God without fault in a sinful and evil world". May we then "shine like stars" in the world and "hold out to them Your word of life" even to "those who make fun of me/us". In the name of Jesus and for His sake. 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.

23rd/24th October 2021.
Hebrews Chapter 5. A warning to grow up.
We can sense the love and sadness in the heart of the writer. He says that they are slow to learn. "By this time you should be teachers. But in fact, you need someone to teach you all over again. You still need the simple truths of God's word. You still need milk, not solid food" (5:12).
We learn simple but important truths at the time we are saved. We must, however, grow in faith and knowledge of God. Believers must feed their minds with the truth from God. The writer of Hebrews says, "Anyone who lives on milk is still a baby" (5:13).
They could not stay as spiritual babies. These Jewish believers in Jesus had not grown up. They were not strong in their faith. They did not want to learn about living the right way. So they were told to eat the solid food that is for those who are grown up (5:14). They behaved like people who did not want to learn more. They were lazy or found other interesting things to do.
The writer quoted, "Call out to Me... Pray to Me. And I will listen to you. When you look for Me with all your heart, you will find Me" (Jeremiah 29:12-13).
Extracted from "HEBREWS" Bible teaching commentary by Fred Morris, © 2005, 2016. [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 24th October 2021:

"My Breath is the injection of faith into a believer's life."

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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.