Christ refers to the manna when he calls himself the."true
bread from heaven":.John
6:31-35, 48-51. He is also the
The Old testament Hebrew was "man-hu" meaning."what
is that?", referrring to the name given by the Israelites to the
food miraculously supplied daily to them during their wanderings in the
16:15-35; Exodus 16:13; Psalms
105:40. It was supplied daily. It would rot if kept overnight.
The lesson here then is of the present,
God for your present needs, living in the present and not worrying
about the next day or agonizing
over the past.
The ancient Israelites were constantly complaining
about everything they could:.Numbers
11:1-3. They wanted to go back into Egyptian bondage as they hated
the trek in the
wilderness to get to the land God had promised them after their 430 years
of Egyptian bondage.
They complained about the man Moses God had chosen
to lead them from captivity in Egypt and into a new land:.Exodus
14:11,12. Even Moses' sister Miriam
and brother Aaron complained about
12:1-12. This was really taking
its toll upon Moses:.Numbers
11:10-15. The people blamed him and God for all they didn't like.
They complained that God brought them out into
the wilderness to kill them. They complained about the free food God provided
for forty years.(Exodus
16:35), which was called manna:.Numbers
They just weren't happy about anything at this
time of change for them and couldn't see far off to believe that they would
ever reach this so-called
The universe is set up to look after those who
trust it and this means those of high consciousness, for that's what God
is, love and love is high
consciousness. Elijah's life
showed this. But these complaining Israelites had
no heart for anything high consciousness.
The name manna means."What
is it?".This gift from God is described
as."a small round thing",
on the ground".and."like
coriander seed" "of the colour of bdellium.(similar
to myrrh, an aromatic gum resin obtained from trees and shrubs of India,
Arabia, and eastern Africa, used in perfume and incense)".and
in taste."like wafers
made with honey". It was capable of being baked and boiled, ground
in mills, or beaten in a mortar:.Exodus
If any was kept over till the following morning,
it became corrupt with worms; but as on the Sabbath none fell, on the preceding
day a double portion was given and that could be kept over to supply the
wants of the Sabbath without becoming corrupt.
Directions concerning the gathering of it are fully
given. It fell for the first time after the eighth encampment in the desert
of Sin, and was daily furnished, except on the Sabbath, for all the years
of the wanderings, till they encamped at Gilgal, after crossing the Jordan,
when it suddenly ceased and where they "did eat of the old corn of the
land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more":.Joshua
5:12. They now no longer needed the."bread
of the wilderness."
This manna was evidently altogether a miraculous
gift, wholly different from any natural product with which we are acquainted
and which bears this name. The manna of European commerce comes chiefly
from Calabria and Sicily. It drops from the twigs of a species of ash during
the months of June and July. At night it is fluid and resembles dew, but
in the morning it begins to harden. The manna of the Sinaitic peninsula
is an exudation from the manna-tamarisk tree.(Tamarix
mannifera), the el-tarfah of the Arabs.
This tree is found at the present day in certain
well watered valleys in the peninsula of Sinai. The manna with which the
people of Israel were fed for forty years differs in many particulars from
all these natural products.
word means 'food', to sit down and eat:.Genesis
1:29,30; Matthew 3:4; 9:10.
Means 'anointed one', the One sent by He whom we know as the Creator-Father,
to bring mankind into
a relationship of a higher consciousness than the ego level. Also means
'anticipated deliverer and king':.Romans
On all the thirty nine instances
of its occurring in the Old Testament, is rendered by the
'Christos', meaning 'anointed'. The Greek form 'Messias' is only twice
used in the New Testament, in John 1:41
Version translation "Messiah").and
in the Old Testament the word Messiah, as the rendering
of the Hebrew, occurs only twice:.Daniel
9:25,26 (R.V., "the
anointed one"). Two
books on the Messiah are available free.
of Imla. Also called Micah.
He was one of the prophets the.Bible.contains
a book about.
joined with Jehoshaphat and all Ahab's prophets foretold his success against
asked if there was not yet another prophet of whom they could inquire:.2Chronicles
18:5,6. He wanted to be sure he would not lose this battle. Then Micaiah
was sent for, though Ahab said that he hated him as he always prophesied
evil unto him.
The last twelve books from Hosea
to Malachi are called the Minor Prophets. These books are called 'Minor',
not because they are less significant
than the books of the major prophets, but because they are so much shorter.
Some of these books are only a couple of pages long.
is a prophet?
The minor prophets declare Creator's message of
warning and instruction, as well as provide insight into the Messiah,
millennial kingdom and the end of time. It was Micah
who uttered the famous prophecy that the Messiah would be born in the city
five books Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel
and Daniel are called the Major Prophets. These books are devoted
to prophecies concerning Israel.(who
is Israel today? where did ancient
Israel come from?.Genesis
32:24-30).and the surrounding nations,
addressing both their own time and the future. In the book of Daniel, the
Creator foretold the rise and fall of the Medes
and Persian Empire, the Greek Empire and the Roman
Empire. In addition, they contain many detailed prophesies concerning
Messiah which were fulfilled in Emmanuel
the Christ, as well as many prophesies describing the outpouring of
the Holy Spirit in the church age which followed
the resurrection of Emmanuel, the future kingdom
and the end of time.
(courtesy of The
A diadem is a crown.
is another name for the star-god Saturn; some scholars say Molech was the
when the incredibly.stupid.Israelites
of old, left off the ways of the true God.(Jeremiah
44:16,17).and followed the
practices of the idiot
nations around them:.Jeremiah
in his old age allowed his pagan.wives
to change his heart toward such ridiculous.pursuits:.1Kings
11:4-11; Jeremiah 32:34,35.
Solomon had 'fallen
from grace', what happens when one
leaves off God as they did in Jeremiah 44:16,17?
When it came to the things of God, Solomon lacked
the strong character of his father David.
Ancient Israel became so corrupt both in practice
and in thinking, that they passed
their children into fire and then felt it was ok to carry on regular
worship, they were so seared in
23:37,39; Leviticus 18:21;
11:7; 2Kings 17:29-31;
These ancient Israelites were so doltish
that they copied the horrible practices of those other tribes they were
12:31. They adopted many
"The Israelites had not
their Creator for forty years in the wilderness, but they had carried symbols
of Molech and Chiun.(a
Hebrew name; in Greek it's Remphan),
was an idol the ancient Israelites worshiped in the desert representative
of the star god Saturn or Molech).and
worshipped them. The root of their idolatrous course was that they had
never in heart made a clean break from Egypt."....comprised