The other day I found myself singing these words to an old familiar song, "Open the floodgates of heaven, let it rain, let it rain. Open the floodgates of heaven, let it raaaainnnnn. " Now I know why the Lord put this song on my mind.
Psalm 78: 23-24 says, "Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, " 24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the CORN of heaven.
I believe God rained the manna down without measure. It was plentiful, an over abundance. There's no end to the hidden manna we may find as we rest in the presence of the Lord through worship, bible study and meditating upon the written Word of God. John 4:24 , Rev 2:17
I really hadn't given much thought if any to having a tag-line for Morning Manna's blog but here was the Lord handing it right to me. "Corn of heaven's treasure holds hidden manna unmeasured". To God be the GLORY! I give him credit for everything. I named this blog in the beginning, Morning Manna with Faith.
That changed when I realized, wait, this isn't supposed to be about me. It's all about him. Though my real name is Faye, I write under the name of Faith. More than likely, most of you would never have known I was referring to myself thinking I was referencing the principle of faith.
In any case, I removed my name, and put the name that best describes who God is. He is the very essence of LOVE. I felt the stronghold of pride literally lift off of me when I changed the name of this blog website to Morning Manna with LOVE.
Love is just one of the many facets of God's character. All of his other characteristics are byproducts, the fruits of his labor of love. The bride calls the bride groom her beloved. It's all about love, love, and more love. God's love for us is undeniable and it compels us into the chamber of his heart to listen to His words of wisdom to gain His understanding.
As we rest inside of God's heart, there we can meditate upon the things he reveals to us. Psalm 49:3 KJV says- "3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding." How is the meditation of our heart of understanding?
Job 28:28 KJV tells us - "28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding."
Meditating upon the wisdom of God will lead us to godly fear which motivates us to obey him from the heart. To obey is better than sacrifice because obedience requires that we depart from evil. God is only trying to protect us because He truly loves us.
Exodus 16:31 KJV - "31 And the house of Israel called the name there of Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey."
Do we find the Word of God tasting sweet as a honey wafer or does it leave a bitter taste in our mouth? It can be bitter if we are not motivated by pure love for God. We will find it difficult to obey his commandments found in the Word which really are not burdensome if we truly love God.
Undeniably, the Word of God does have a sweet message about God's love and plan of salvation through Jesus Christ Messiah. Yes, salvation is a sweet message yet it packs a a lot of power! Eternal life in glorified bodies for our present day broken bodies.
Jesus said at John 6:58 KJV - "58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live for ever."
CORN of Heaven
The Corn of Heaven's treasure contains all the golden nuggets of truth we learn while resting in the tabernacle of God's heart. This is not a new age concept or lingo. God's tabernacle was a place he designed so that his people the Israelites could dwell with him. In other words they could tabernacle with him enjoying his PRESENCE.
Among the contents inside of the tabernacle sometimes referred to as the TENT of MEETING was the ARK of the COVENANT. Inside the ark was the jar of MANNA, our corn of heaven. On the top was the MERCY SEAT, made of PURE GOLD symbolic of his throne and presence. It was there between the two cherubim that God rested in a tangible manner in the Most Holy Place.
Because today the veil of separation has been torn we have access to the presence of God through Jesus Christ Messiah and the Holy Spirit. It is a place we can treasure immensely as we grow in our walk with Him. Do you appreciate the MANNA, the WORD of GOD that many gave their lives for that we would have access to the bible?
Here I can post little tidbits of information that are not in plain sight that we can snack on. God told me long ago "keep it simple". Simple is always best. To God be all the glory!!!!
Maybe perhaps you have a question about a particular scripture or a general question that you haven't found the answer to.
Let me know because that's what I love to do. Dig deep to find the nuggets, the hidden manna found only in God's Word, the bible. I love the Word of God, therefore I encourage you to develop an appetite for the manna. Be like the Bereans who searched the scriptures diligently to make sure of all things.
[Act 17:11 NIV] 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.