Exodus 16:4-7

God Uses Manna to Teach Trust in Him

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Exodus 16:4-7 then the LORD said to Moses behold I will rain bread from heaven for you and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion everyday that I may test them whether or not they will walk in my instruction on the sixth day when they prepare what they bring in it will be twice as much as they gather daily so Moses and Aaron said to all the sons of Israel at evening you will know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD for he hears your grumblings against the LORD and what are we that you grumble against us Shabbat Shalom we’re talking today about Manna coming from Heaven this is a tremendous lesson that Yahweh taught Israel before going into battle in Caanan they had to learn how to trust God for daily bread for daily manna manna teaches daily trust that we’re not to trust in long term riches or long term plans yes we make long term plans but our trust is that daily Yahweh will provide for us Shabbat manna teaches meekness in other words what happens on Shabbat like today, today is Shabbat today is a day of rest a day of refreshing when we put aside other things when Israel was in the wilderness they had to learn and trust that Yahweh would give them two days worth of manna the day before Shabbat because no manna fell on Shabbat it’s learning meekness learning to manage what you have and learning to trust God on a daily basis our ministry Family Foundations International is run trusting God by faith on a regular basis ever since the very beginning I remember many many years ago I hired a manager and he had a lot of business experience but he had gone to Bible school he was a wise man and I hired him to be the manager of F.F.I. about the second month he was with us I was overseas on a trip and he got in touch with me I remember it was February was the month, mid February he got in touch with me, he said the ministry is insolvent we need to have an emergency board meeting because we’re not going to be able to pay our bills at the end of the month I said what do you mean we’re insolvent what are you talking about he said well I’ve just projected the cash flow and there’s no way that we’re going to pay our bills at the end of the month and I said, yeah but it’s only the middle of the month we’ve got another half of month yet and he said no I just don’t see how that can happen I said well let’s just watch and see we don’t need to have an emergency meeting and sure enough by the end of the month plenty of donations had come in and the ministry was solvent and paid our bills and I told him that’s the way the middle of the month looks almost every month that’s not unusual and he said another couple of weeks went by it happened again in the next month and he said I can’t live this way this would drive me nuts I said well I don’t particularly want to live this way but I’ve learned that many times God keeps us in a position of being 100% dependent upon Him where we can’t see how the month is going to finish for example and we learned to be dependent on manna and throughout the years of the ministry sometimes we have abased sometimes we have abounded sometimes we had large amounts of cash in the bank and then other times we were living just on a very short term basis but you know what we always pay our bills we always have sufficient funds because God is a God of abundance God is a God of provision and so there are seasons that all of us pass through where we abound and we abase as apostle Paul said in Philippians and I don’t know which season it is for you right now but one thing I know is God intends for you to learn to trust Him on a daily basis to know that where God has given His instructions God will always make His provision so the key is receiving His instructions so that we can walk in them and let Him make provision but don’t fret over what you don’t see don’t fret over what you can’t control so the question is do you trust God today and everyday that He will make provision for you let’s just pray that Father I pray that you’d just give each one of us a revelation in our own business ministry, personal life Father what area of… is there an area of distrust LORD where we need to come to you and really express trust toward you and Father I thank you that you love each one of us that you will provide for each one of us today all that we need LORD we trust you just like Israel did and I thank you for provision coming to us like manna came to Israel in the name of Yeshua HaMashiach we pray Amen

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