Emanna for 10/07/2020
Gathering the Manna Early Each Morning
Psalm 63:1 O God, thou
my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee... Exo 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, What is it? For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, It is the bread which Jehovah has given you to eat. (21) And they gathered it morning by morning, each one according to his eating; and when the sun became hot, it melted.
Words of Ministry
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The early morning is the time for us to gather the manna (which is Christ). What does it mean to eat the manna? It means to enjoy Christ, to enjoy God's Word, and to enjoy His truth early in the morning every day. After we eat the manna, we have the strength to journey in the wilderness. The early morning is the time to gather the manna. One will not be fed spiritually or be satisfied if he spends his early morning on other things. Come to God's presence and open His Word. As you read, you may be convicted to confess your sins. As you read certain portions, you may be touched by His grace to offer up thanksgiving. You can also pray to God concerning what you have read in the Word. You can say, "Lord, this is truly what I need. This portion, this verse, this word, truly exposes my lack. Lord, fill up this lack of mine." When you find a promise, you can say, "Lord, I believe in this promise." When you find grace, you can say, "Lord, I take this grace." You can also intercede. While you are reading, you may remember the condition of those who fall short of what this portion says. You should not accuse or criticize them. Instead, you should pray, "God, fulfill this word in me. Fulfill this word also in my brother and sister." Your Bible reading in the morning should not be too long; it should not cover too much. As you read these verses word by word, pray over them, and commune with God through them, you will be filled.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 169-170. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/2/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.