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The Lord told Joshua:
Yes, be bold and strong!    Banish fear and doubt!
For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1: 9
    Living Bible



Bread from heaven - like Dew!

John 6:
30 The people asked Jesus,
"What miracle will you perform so that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
31 Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, just as the scripture says, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "
32 "I am telling you the truth," Jesus said.
"What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven; it is my Father who gives you the real bread from heaven.
33 For the bread that God gives is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 "Sir," they asked him, "give us this bread always."
35 "I am the bread of life," Jesus told them.
"Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never be thirsty.
(Good News Bible)

The people Jesus ministered to daily were always challenging Him to perform miracles for them. They claimed that without more miracles they could not believe that He had really come from God.
The day that they demanded this miracle of bread from heaven, was shortly after they had seen Jesus feed five thousand people with the lunch of a small boy.

The Lord Jesus chose this opportunity to let them know the difference between physical bread - which their ancestors had called 'manna' in the wilderness - and spiritual bread which would draw them to true and satisfying faith in God.
Jesus told them that just as God had provided physical 'manna' in the wilderness when they were hungry, just so through believing in Him, Jesus, they would have bread for their inner person which would continually fill and satisfy their souls.

We find that the Lord Jesus has made provision to fill and satisfy our soul today through His Word.
Here is the account of how the original 'manna' fed the physical needs of God's ancient people while they lived in the wilderness:
Exodus 16:
13 In the evening a large flock of quails flew in, enough to cover the camp, and in the morning there was dew all around the camp.
14 When the dew evaporated, there was something thin and flaky on the surface of the desert. It was as delicate as frost.
15 When the Israelites saw it, they didn't know what it was and asked each other, "What is it?"
Moses said to them, "This is the food that the LORD has given you to eat.
16 The LORD has commanded that each of you is to gather as much of it as he needs, two quarts for each member of his household."
17 The Israelites did this, some gathering more, others less.
18 When they measured it, those who gathered much did not have too much, and those who gathered less did not have too little. Each had gathered just what he needed. . . .
31 The people of Israel called the food manna. It was like a small white seed, and tasted like thin cakes made with honey.
(Good News Bible)


This gives us a picture of how the Lord Jesus ministers to our inner person today, when we come to read His Word daily:
the manna came like dew all around them, each morning on the surface of the desert.
When we come to read God's Word, we need to come each day. The manna for our soul comes to us like dew every morning waiting to be collected as we read the scriptures.

Our Father wants us to come and meet with Him each morning in His Word and in the fellowship of prayer, so He can fill our inner person with what we need just for that particular day.
Notice that the manna was very easily accessible. It is the same when we come to meet with our heavenly Father each morning. Because of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Father is easily accessible to us each morning.
He is waiting for us to come and fellowship with Him and read His Word. This is the bread from heaven that fills us up each day from our Father in heaven.

Prayer: Heavenly Father,
thank You so much for the Lord Jesus Christ, who is Your manna,
Your provision for the healing and satisfying of my soul each day
as I come to read Your Word and have fellowship with You through prayer.
Loving Lord Jesus, thank You for Your sacrifice on the Cross,
which provides me with God's way to know Him.
Fill my inner person with Your manna as I come into Your presence each morning.
Hallelujah!
Amen.

See you again tomorrow, God willing
for a new thought about
Living in God's Will!

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