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Fresh Manna Daily   Leave a comment

In Exodus chapter 16 we read as the Lord speaks to Moses concerning the children of Israel. At this point the Lord is telling Moses that He has heard the grumblings of the people and He is going to answer them by feeding them quail in the evenings and bread in the mornings. He gave them strict instructions to only gather a specified amount for each person to last for each day and not to keep any extra for the next day. Those that disobeyed found that the bread (or “manna”) they had saved from the day before was full of maggots and smelled.

In Deuteronomy chapter 8 it says “ 2Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

Notice that the scripture says that the LORD LED them into the wilderness and that He did this in order to humble them and to see what was in their hearts. He also CAUSED them to hunger to teach them that we should find our sustenance in the Bread that comes from Heaven. The very words that come from the mouth of our God are the only thing that will satisfy a hungry soul that was led into the wilderness.

The next time we see verse 3 quoted in scripture is in Matthew Chapter 4:  “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

Note that Jesus was LED by the Spirit of God into the wilderness just as the children of Israel. He was also led there to be tempted just as they were.  (The Greek word used here can also be translated as tested). He could have grumbled against His Father at having led him to that place or because He was hungry. Just as the children of Israel were in the wilderness for 40 years Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights and he also was HUNGRY. His response to the devil was that he lives not by bread only but by every word that comes from the mouth of His Father.

In Matthew 6:11 Jesus is teaching us that we ought to pray this way: “Give us this day our DAILY BREAD”. It is no mistake that he is telling us to pray for fresh daily bread. I believe there is a principle being laid out for us in the scriptures to seek the Lord for daily bread from Heaven. We cannot live on the manna from yesterday. Not to say that what we received from the Lord the day before will be full of maggots but that the Lord intends to give us fresh manna DAILY. He has prepared fresh words for us to live by for TODAY. Our Heavenly Father knows what today will hold for us and He knows the exact words that we need to hear to be able to face THIS day. The words from yesterday may no longer be applicable for what we must face TODAY.

One last food for thought (pun intended J )…Read Psalms 104. He gives life to everything on earth and in verse 15 it says that he” gives wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.” I love the wording chosen by the psalmist of “Bread that sustains their hearts”. How I know that one fresh word from my Lord can sustain my heart. It can satisfy any hunger and put to rest any fears or doubts that may come as we are walking in our wilderness.

Christina

Posted February 8, 2014 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

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The Hidden Treasures must be sought After   Leave a comment

The Lord recently showed me a picture of His heart. It looked like a cavern; the kind of cavern that you would mine for diamonds in. The impression that was on my heart at the time was

Matthew 13:44-46 (NIV)     The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

44“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

The hidden mysteries of the Lord’s heart are like treasures that are hidden and must be sought out. The Bible tells us to “seek the Kingdom” (Mt 6:33), to “seek and we shall find” (Mt 7:7)

You see, they are AVAILABLE to ALL but they are not just laying out on the ground for any Joe Schmoe to come by and flippantly pick them up. If they were just laying around then they would not be as precious stones and full of value. Think about a diamond for example, a diamond has it’s value because of the work and effort that is put into perfecting it. The ones that are more rare and full of more dimension go up in value. The Lord’s treasures are the same. The mysteries that are more valuable must be sought after with a pure heart.

I am not implying that we must “WORK” for the Lord to show you things but I do believe that we must “SEEK” out HIS heart.

How do we seek?

I believe being diligent in prayer, reading of the Word, filling our spirits with Godly teaching, and WORSHIP are great ways to do this. If we will humble ourselves before the Almighty God of our Salvation He will surely respond. After all, HE inhabits our praises. He loves to connect with us intimately but often times it is us who cut ourselves short of a wonderful revelation and blessing from the LORD simply because we just don’t give HIM the time that HE deserves and longs for.

Another piece of this revelation began to unfold as I began to realize that there are also hidden treasures inside each one of us in the Body. Each one of us “Seekers” have gone into the caverns of the Heart of our Father and dug out a treasure, a revelation, a truth. What you may have dug out might possibly be a different stone than what I dug out or maybe it was the stone right next to where my stone was found. What I mean is this, we each see in part and you may have a part that I don’t have and I may have a part you don’t have but if we come together and share with each other our parts then we see more of the Bigger picture.

I am ready to dig down into the caverns of His heart and find some treasures. Want to go digging with me?

Christina

 

Posted October 29, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

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Healing in the House   Leave a comment

I woke up with a horrible headache this morning. It was in the back of my neck and shoulders…
I thought to myself.. Wait.. Where is this coming from?
I made myself a vitamin shake.. Sat on the couch… As soon as I drank the shake.. I felt nauseous and threw up. I thought… Hmmm the last three Tuesdays I felt this way… Not throwing up though…that was new.

So I prayed over myself… Put on the Healing Scriptures.. And at that second I had a CHOICE.. I was feeling really puny, but I decided to RISE and be healed..

I told the devil he was a jerk and the more he attacks me.. The more I will raise the level of praying for others…I told the Father… “I know you can heal me.. I know you want to heal me.. So please heal me just as your WORD says”.

I GOT UP..made myself a big breakfast.. Got ready for work and I have been rejoicing all day!

We need to learn to take authority over the devil and believe what God’s Holy Word says.

Thank you Jesus for taking that headache away!

Posted December 11, 2012 by theprayeroffaithshall in Praise Reports

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