You have to leave your Tent…don’t screen God – remove tent screen T.E.N.T. – Temporary Encouragement Non Transformative, Temporary Energy Non Transformative, Temporary Enthusiasm Non Transformative, Temporary Experience Non Transformative Things like – a job or employment, an association, transportation, shelter, a particular talent, a girl friend or boy friend, a few dollars…are temporary You have to liberate yourself from your tendencies…”a little dab will do ya” attitude 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NKJV) 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
He is my ROCK… My Relief, My Rescuer, My Restorer My Eternal Offering, The Opener Of A Way Out Of No Way, The Opportunity Of A Lifetime My Crucified Savior, My Caregiver, My Creator My Keeper, My Kept Man… Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV) 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
My MannaExodus 16
Exodus 16:4-5 (NIV) 4Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will raindown bread from heaven for you. The people are to go outeach day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will testthem and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5On thesixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is tobe twice as much as they gather on the other days."Exodus 16:14-18 (NIV) 14When the dew was gone, thin flakeslike frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15Whenthe Israelites saw it, they said to each other, "What is it?" Forthey did not know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is thebread the LORD has given you to eat. 16This is what the LORDhas commanded: Each one is to gather as much as he needs.Take an omer for each person you have in your tent." 17TheIsraelites did as they were told; some gathered much, somelittle. 18And when they measured it by the omer, he whogathered much did not have too much, and he who gatheredlittle did not have too little. Each one gathered as much as heneeded.
Holman Bible DictionaryMANNA – Grain like substance, considered to be food fromheaven, which sustained the Israelites in the wilderness andforeshadowed Christ, the true Bread from heaven.Old Testament – The small round grains or flakes, whichappeared around the Israelites’ camp each morning with thedew, were ground and baked into cakes or boiled (Exodus16:13-36). Their name may have come from the question theIsraelites asked when they first saw them: “What is it ?” Somescholars believe that the word manna is a derivative of theEgyptian word for “menu.” Today a type of manna has beenidentified with the secretions left on tamarisk bushes byinsects feeding on the sap. The Bible emphasizes that Godcaused manna to appear at the right time and place to meetHis people’s needs.New Testament Jesus assured the Jews that He, and not thewilderness food, was the true Bread from heaven whichconferred eternal life on those who partook of it (John 6:30-58).
“Sometimes when I considerwhat tremendousconsequences come from littlethings, I am tempted to thinkthere are no little things.”Bruce Barton
The Obstacle – something that blocks or impedes a road,passage, or somebodys wayManna has a process for procurementIt must be conceivedIt must be collected (some falls close)It must be carriedThe Israelites had to leave the comfort of their tents
The Observation – the attentive watching of somebody orsomething, the act of observing a religious occasion or ritualor of obeying a law or ruleManna has a presentationSix Characteristics Of Manna:1. Small (Exodus 16:14)2. Round (Exodus 16:14)3. White (Exodus 16:31)4. Sweet (Exodus 16:31)5. Easily melted (Exodus 16:21)6. Hard (Numbers 11:8)
The Opportunity – a chance, especially one that offers somekind of advantage, a combination of favorable circumstancesor situationsThe Manna has to be preparedNumbers 11:7-9 (NIV) 7The manna was like coriander seed andlooked like resin. 8The people went around gathering it, andthen ground it in a handmill or crushed it in a mortar. Theycooked it in a pot or made it into cakes. And it tasted likesomething made with olive oil. 9When the dew settled on thecamp at night, the manna also came down.
The Obedience – the act or practice of following instructions,complying with rules or regulations, or submitting tosomebodys authorityManna has procedures1. Every person who was entitled was to gather an omer (halfa gallon) daily for five days (Exodus 16:16-23).2. The full omer was to be eaten daily—nothing being left overfor the next day (Exodus 16:19).3. On the sixth day they were to gather two omers apiece—one for that day and one for the Sabbath (Exodus 16:22-30).4. Each of the two omers to be prepared on the sixth day—nopreparation on the Sabbath (Exodus 16:23-30).
The Opinion – the view somebody takes about an issue,especially when it is based solely on personal judgment, aview regarding the worth of somebody or something, anexpert assessment of somethingManna has a pattern (John 6)1. Small – Bethlehem was a lowly city & Galilee was a city ofservitude2. Round – Jesus has the capacity to encompass us with Hislove3. White – He is holy, righteous, possesses an unblemishedrecord of deliverance, healing and all-around need satisfaction4. Sweet – He is all good, never failing, never surrendering,and never stopping5. Easily melted – He is touched by the feelings of troubles,concerns, and dreams6. Hard – He is the Rock of our Salvation, the Rock for ourweariness
The Obstacle that limits receiving what God has for meMy manna comes through a processThe Observation of the liberties I have with GodMy manna is presented to me in many different waysThe Opportunity of a lifetimeMy manna must be preparedThe Obedience that is commensurate with loving GodMy manna has procedures that are mandated by GodThe Opinion that leads to real livingMy manna is patterned after Christ