Bread From Heaven

Using Exodus 16 as a back drop for Us today. The redeemed Jews were acting like unsaved Gentiles, for they asked “What Shall We Eat”? “What Shall We Drink”? (Matthew 6:25-34). God did not rescue them from Slavery in order to kill them with hunger (Romans 8:31-32). Their real issue was that the still had the old appetite and need to learn to enjoy the new food God had for them.

The manna is a picture of Jesus Christ, (John 6:30-50). The manna came only to ISRAEL, and all it could do was sustain physical life. But the Savior came for the whole World, and He gives Spiritual life. If the Jews did not make use of it they died. Sinners must believe on JESUS CHRIST to receive life.

Feeding on the manna is also a picture of your daily appropriation of CHRIST through the word of God. Just as your food becomes a part of your very being, So the Word Strengthens your inner person when you read it-meditate on it and obey it. Just as the Jews could not live on yesterday’s manna you cannot live on yesterday’s Spiritual diet. Begin each day with the Lord, and He will give you what you need for facing the challenges ahead.

God’s Word is food for the inner person, it is milk (1 Peter 2:2).
Bread (Matthew 4:4); (Psalm 1). Feeding on the Word should bring Joy to our hearts (Jeremiah 16:16).

Rev. Jack L. Reed, Pastor


Am I Living by Faith?

Am I living by Faith? Using Genesis Twelve as a backdrop to answer this question lets consider Four Points.

God’s Word leads to Faith VVs (1-3)

Faith leads to obedience VVs (4-6)

Obedience leads to blessing VVs (7-9)

Blessings leads to testing VVs (10-20)

Am I Living by Faith?

When you live by faith, you make your decisions on the basis of the Word of God (Romans 10:17), and you seek to glorify God alone (Romans 4:19-20).

True faith is not in a hurry, you can’t hurry God, true faith is willing to wait (Isaiah 28:16, Hebrews 6:12).

Faith obeys God in spite of circumstances on consequences, and it is not afraid of what others may say or do.  Faith is always tested for at least THREE reasons: to prove whether our faith is real, to help Our faith grow, and to bring glory to the Lord. (1 Peter 1:6-9).

Rev. Jack L. Reed, Pastor