Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 April 30 - Morning Manna

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving (1 Timothy 4:1-4).
Today's Morsel: What would you say is the number one reason for Christian failure? What would you say are some reasons that Christians backslide and quit serving God? Now, let's look in the mirror and ask ourselves, "Why I am struggling?" Oh yes, I know that some of you are struggling in your walk. You may have even thought about quitting and may even have one foot already in the world. How can I say that? Because I have been there before. Sometimes those days just seem to get inside of you. Someone says something we don't like. Our church isn't growing as fast as we would like. Leadership disagreements. Family issues. You're the only family in your area. Or even more, you are the only one in your family serving God. Everybody seems to be looking at you weird because you don't dress like they do. The list could go on and on. Some of you probably feel like David running from Saul or Absalom. You wish you had wings so you could fly away. Do you know how you can stop struggling in your walk? You make up your mind to serve God at all cost no matter what. Listen to these scriptures:
"As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice" (Psalms 55:16-17).
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places" (Habakkuk 3:17-19).
So we can see that the ball is in our court and it is up to us to serve. So stop giving heed to the devil and start serving God with your whole heart and the pieces of the puzzle will stay in place.
Sing: I know the Lord will make a way for me. I know that Lord will make a way for me. If I live a holy life, shun the wrong and do the right, I know that Lord will make a way for me.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012 April 28 - Morning Manna

And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. (Luke 22:57-62)
Today's Morsel: How do you handle failure? When you make a "B" on a test instead of an "A" are you disappointed? How do you handle it? When you are let go from your job because they no longer need you, how do you feel? When you have invited guests and your meal is ruined, how do you respond? We should not fear failure, but see it as an opportunity to correct an error and move forward. Do you ever look for humor in your failure. Many people become depressed and go into seclusion because of certain failure. Your failure should not identify you. When people are crowned as champions, most people never look at how many times they've failed before their achievement. They just see a champion. If you review the 11th chapter of Hebrews, the faith chapter, you will notice that almost everyone mentioned failed at one time or another. Abraham and Sarah both got caught in their lies. Moses killed a man. David violated all ten commandments and yet he was called a man after God's own heart. And the list could go on a on even unto us. But the most important thing about their failures is that they didn't let them keep them down. David repented of his sin and God forgave him. Moral failure can oftentimes be seen with more of a drastic measure than other failures. But failure is failure if you don't do something to overcome them. Peter's failure could have driven him away from God, but it didn't. Because of repentance it drew him closer. He wept bitterly for his actions. Many people would have said, "I don't want him to be the leader over me." But God saw fit to use Peter to open the door to the New Testament church on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2). So don't allow your failures to keep you down. Jesus doesn't see your failures, He sees your potential! Jesus got up after three days, you should to!
Sing: A man came to Jesus he was so afraid, he was so afraid; he said Master we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no man can do the things that You do. And Jesus said, you must be born again.
Born again, there has been a change in me, born again, just like Jesus said, born again and all because of Calvary, I'm so glad that I've been born again.

Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 April 27 - Morning Manna

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake (1 Thessalonians 1:2-5)
Today's Morsel:If someone were to ask you what's in your Gospel what would you tell them? Paul said that some have not the knowledge of Christ, and I speak that to your shame (1 Corinthians 15:34). He told the church at Galatia, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."(Galatians 1:6-9). I ask myself, "How could someone pervert or change the gGspel of Jesus Christ. First, if they tell you that you don't need to repent and be baptized in Jesus name and have to the Holy Ghost to be saved, they are perverting the Gospel. Because neither is their salvation in any other name (Acts 4:12). Second, if they tell you that God doesn't want you to fellowship and worship with people of a different race, they are perverting the Gospel. Because God is no respecter of persons ( Acts 10:34). Third, if they tell you that Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent, they are perverting the Gospel. Because in Him, dwell all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:8-9). And fourth, if they tell you that you can do worldly things as long as you do it in moderation, they are perverting the Gospel. Because scripture says, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God"(1 Corinthians 6:9-10). And Paul said that the Gospel didn't come in word only, but in also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance. Because the Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-3). Capital One asks, "What's in your wallet?" Well I ask you today, "What's in your Gospel?"
Sing: More, more about Jesus, More, more about Jesus; more of His saving fullness see, more of His love who died for me.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 April 26 - Morning Manna

For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. (Hebrews 9:19-22)
Today's Morsel: What would you say is the number cause of sin? Corrupt leadership? Fornication? Drunkenness? Disobedience? Lying? Cheating? Stealing? Non-repentance? We know that Adam and Eve disobeyed God and sin came upon all mankind. But Jesus paid the price for our sin. So what could be the cause of continual sin? Paul asked the question, "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin"(Romans 6:1-7). He said that if we have repented of our sins and been baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of those sins, then in our lives sin should not be prevalent because we died and buried them, as well as the old man who committed them. Now that we are new creatures and Christ Jesus, sin shall not have dominion over us. Have you been baptized in Jesus name? That is the only saving name there is, because Jesus is the only one whose blood and wash away your sin.
Sing: Would you be free from your burden of sin, there's power in the blood, power in the blood; sin stains are lost in its life give flow, there's wonderful power in the blood.
There is power, power, wonder working power in the blood, of the Lamb; there is power, power, wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 April 25 - Morning Manna

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
Today's Morsel: Prayer is as old as man, as universal as religion, and as instinctive as breathing. It is practiced in some form by all people of faith. Prayer springs from the heart with a need. A need that is greater than man's ability to solve. Prayer is man's acknowledgement of a being higher than himself. Most people try to pray, yet so few know how to pray. There are two kinds of prayers. The prayers that reach God and the prayers that don't. There are so many Scriptures that deal with prayer and the importance of it. There are some Scriptures that tell us why we should pray, how to pray, where to pray, and even tell us some hindrances to our prayers. Probably the greatest type of prayer is intercessory prayer. Intercessory prayer is where one intercedes for another person. Paul said that God wants all people to be saved and it begins with us praying for them. That is intercessory prayer at its ultimate. James tells us that the effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Jesus even tells us that if we pray we won't faint (Luke 18:1). And He told Peter that he should pray because the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41). I wonder, if people prayed more would they be less stressed?
Sing: Somebody's praying for you! Somebody's praying for you! When you feel you're alone, and your heart would break in to, remember, someone is praying for you.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012 April 24 - Morning Manna

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left. (2 Kings 22:1-2)

Today's Morsel: I love it when I hear ministers say that all their lives they have been in the church, served God, and have lived in truth. These are rare trophies, especially in today's world. When a child is trained at an early age, given an understanding of the things and ways of God, shown how to make godly and timely decisions as they relate to God, and are instructed in the correct ways of worship, and shown a love for the things of God, they usually will follow through with living their lives for God. Josiah began to reign as king when he was eight years old and he reigned for thirty one years, and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. And his mother's name was Jedidah. This family was from the tribe of Judah. The tribe of praise and the linage line to the Savior. I always find it interesting that whether a child does right or evil in scripture, the mothers' name is oftentimes mentioned. Scripture says that, "The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed"(Titus 2:3-5).

Because she is to be the keeper of the home, if she neglects her God given calling to the home, it can make a difference whether or not her children grow up becoming good or evil. There are no guarantees, but a mother's love, guidance, and discipline has a profound influence on a child. Apparently, Josiah's mother taught him the right way. Solomon said, "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate" (Psalms 127:3-5). It has been stated that a child unspotted by the world is a trophy of God. Oh, that our children will be His trophies!

Sing: Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world; red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Monday, April 23, 2012

2012 April 23 - Morning Manna

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
(Hebrews 11:8-10;13-16)
Today's Morsel:One of the features on a Global Positioning System (GPS) is "Home". You can set it and when it is time for you to depart for home, it's set and ready to take you. And even though you may choose to add other stops, it is still programmed for "Home". What about you? Are you programmed for your heavenly home. Jesus said that He has gone to prepare a place for us. Paul says "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" (2 Corinthians 5:1). Scripture says that Abraham looked for a city which hath foundation whose builder and make is God. You see, "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain"(Psalms 127:1).
Abraham knew that there was a better place than where he was. And so he looked. He went out seeking. The Lord said, "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider" (Isaiah 1:3). In other words, the ox and the ass know where their homes are, but the people of God don't seem to know nor do they consider how to get there. Do you know where your home is? I don't know about you, but this world is not my home, I'm just passing through.
Sing: My Heavenly home is bright and fair, I feel like traveling on. No pain , nor death can enter there, I feel like traveling on.
Yes, I feel like traveling on, I feel like traveling on; my heavenly home is bright and fair, I feel like traveling on.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 April 21 - Morning Manna

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living" (Mark 12:41-44).
Today's Morsel: Does your offering move God? The only way that your offering will move Him is if He has your heart. If God has your heart, He has you and anything that you do will move Him. Jesus took notice of everyone's offering being given. And He said to the disciples, "Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living." What about you, are you giving out of your abundance or are you giving your all? Not all of your money, but all of you? God doesn't want just part of you, He wants all of you. Jesus took notice of the widow's offering. What was unique about her offering versus everyone else's offering? Her offering was a sacrificial offering. It was offered as a sacrifice. It was the giving of her best. Her offering was given from the heart. Would it be fair to say that if our offering doesn't move us then they won't move God? When Abraham offered Isaac, it was a sacrificial offering and it moved God so that God said to Abraham, "For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me" (Genesis 22:12). It moved God to respond. Even Abel's offering moved God. And the writer of Hebrews says of it, "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh" (Hebrews 11:4). When your offering moves you, it'll move God too.
Sing: (Chorus) I give myself away, I give myself away, so You can use me. I give myself away, I give myself away, so You can use me.

Verse 1: Here I am, Here I stand. Lord, my life is in your hands. Lord, I'm longing to see, Your desire revealed in me. (Chorus)

Verse 2: Take my heart, take my life, as a living sacrifice, all my dreams all my plans, Lord, I place them in your hands (Chorus)

Friday, April 20, 2012

2012 April 20 - Morning Manna

And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep. And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them. And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. (Genesis 29:7-10)

Today's Morsel: When we think of a blockages, we think of things that prevent something from being able to flow. In other words, it impedes or hinders the flow. In the church, we see many things that can block the flow of the Spirit. Noise, distractions, bad attitudes, envy, and jealousy are just a few. These things try to hinder the flow of God's Spirit in the church. The Bible says that they couldn't water the flock until the stone was rolled away from the well's mouth.

Wells were dug for waters to flow from them. They would place rocks or stones in front of the mouth to prevent them from continuous running of the water from the well. Wells and water were precious during those times. So my question to you today is this - what stone is blocking your flow? Jesus said that out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:37-39). The living water is the Holy Ghost. So what's blocking God's Spirit from flowing out of you. Is it hurt? Is it sickness? Is it rejection? Is it distress? Just what is blocking your flow. Every child of God is called to go forth and preach the Gospel to every creature. People are looking for the living water the same as the woman at the well in John 4. But if something is blocking your flow, they're never going to drink. Why not roll the stone away and let the living water flow so you can water the thirsty.

Sing: I've got a river of life flowing out of me, it makes the lame to walk and the blind to see, it opens prison doors, set's the captives free. I've got a river of life flowing out of me.

Spring up oh well, within my soul. Spring up oh well, and make me whole. Spring up oh well, and give to me, new life abundantly.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 April 19 - Morning Manna

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (Romans 11:29)
Today's Morsel: Are you aware that when God gives you His gifts or calls you, He's not sorry for doing it? Scripture says that God repented that He made man (Genesis 6:7), and that God repented that He made Saul King, (1 Samuel 15:11), but God never repented that He called Saul to be king. Nor, does God repent when He calls us and fills us with His gifts, even if we don't do what He ask of us to do. Sure, God is saddened by it, but He doesn't repent of the calling. And here's why. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" (Jeremiah 29:11). God knows what He desires to do through and with each of us . But, because He gives us a free choice and with that choice we may choose to not follow through with what He asks of us, it's not God's fault should we fail. God wants you to have everything you have longed for, an expected end. God sees our potential and that is why He calls us. If God has filled you with His Spirit and called you to a ministry, and you have been given the gift of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, discernment of spirits, working of miracles, prophecy, tongues and interpretation of tongues, encouragement, helps, administration, and compassion, God isn't going to repent that He gave it to you and called you should you choose to not use them and accept your calling. He is going to be sorry for you if you don't do what He's asked you to do.
Sing: Jesus use me, Oh Lord, don't refuse me. For surely there's a work that I can do, and even though its humble, Lord help my will to crumble, though the cost be great I'll work for You.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2012 April 18 - Morning Manna

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:1-5)

Today's Morsel: Often when I am traveling, I see billboards and church marquees that say things that Jesus said in His Word. The other day I saw one that said, "That love thy brother thing, I meant it!" You know, when we read the Word of God, it's not a joke nor is it a laughing matter. God means every word that is written. Even Jesus tells us, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" (John 12:48). When Jesus told Nicodemus, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God, and except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God," He meant it. God doesn't require something for one person and not another. If He did, He wouldn't be just. I've heard people say that God isn't fair. They are correct; God isn't fair, God is just. That's why He causes it to rain on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45). You can be one of those who doesn't feel you have to be baptized in Jesus name, have to have the Holy Ghost, and live a holy and separated lifestyle from this world to enter heaven, and take your chances; or, you can obey God's word and know that you have done what He said and feel confident and ready when He calls you. None of us know the minute or the hour when He will come. The last time I checked the scriptures, God doesn't play games. He means what He says. Just ask Pharaoh.

Sing: Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power, are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb? Are your garments spotless are they white as snow, are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed, in the Blood, in the soul cleansing Blood of the Lamb; are your garments spotless are they white as snow, oh be washed in the Blood of the Lamb.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 April 17 - Morning Manna

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. (1 John 2:3-6)
Today's Morsel: Do you really know Jesus, or are you just acquainted with Him? Many people say that they know Him when in reality they are only acquainted with Him. You see when you know someone you know something about them. You know where they live. What their likes and dislikes are. You know their favorite color, what things will make them angry, and even their favorite foods. Many people says that they know Jesus, yet they refuse to keep His commandments. John said, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." Do you know Him or are you just acquainted with Him? John also tells us, "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth"(1 John 1:6); And he also tells us again, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth"(3 John 1:4). Because Jesus is the truth ( John 14:6), if we say that we are Christians, then we should be walking the same way that He walked because we are to know Him. Do you really know Him? "Who do you say that I Am," Jesus asked? The Apostle Paul wanted all the churches to know who Jesus was and so he wrote, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (1 Timothy 3:16); "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost" (1 Corinthians 12:3). Without the Holy Ghost you'll never know who Jesus is, you will only be acquainted.
Sing: The Mighty God is Jesus! The Prince of Peace is He! The Everlasting Father! The King Eternally! The Wonderful in Wisdom! By whom all things were made, the fullness of the Godhead, in Jesus is displayed.
It's all in Him! It's all in Him! The fullness of the Godhead it's all in Him. It's all in Him! It's all in Him! The Mighty God is Jesus and it's all in Him!

Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 April 16 - Morning Manna

Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. (Genesis 3:23-24)
Today's Morsel: Humor is the best medicine they say. If you can get people to laugh, it does something to their spirit. They are often times revived and are able to continue on. The Bible says that God drove Adam and Eve from the garden. I bet it was a Honda that He drove them out in because on the Day of Pentecost, the Bible says that they were all in one Accord. You know, I have found that if we would let Jesus drive, we could enjoy the scenery much better and get the needed rest that we need. But often, we want to drive and let Him enjoy the scenery. Jesus already knows what the scenery looks like! After all, He made it. And He made it for us to see and enjoy. So why not let Him drive. He knows where we need to go. So get out of the driver's seat and let Him take the wheel and you just rest and enjoy the scenery for awhile. And when He gives the wheel back to you, you'll feel so much better and able to continue on your journey refreshed and renewed.
Sing: When God unfolds a rose, He always gets it right, when the petals are in place; Oh, it’s such a beautiful sight. God knows when to hold on; and the perfect time to let go; so let Him have his way, and watch God unfold the rose.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

2012 April 14 - Morning Manna

Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days. And the LORD spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore: Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession. Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink” Deuteronomy 2:1-6)
Today’s Morsel:Who would have ever thought that we would have to buy water to drink? In some places, it costs more to purchase water then soda. In some restaurants, they will charge you for water; whereas, in times past they would have never charged you for a glass of water. Are we really paying for the coffee and tea, or the water to make it? As Moses is calling the children of Israel to attention to the things that God had done for them, he informed them that the Lord had told them that they were not to meddle with the children of Esau, but they were to buy their meat and water from them with money. God didn’t want the children of Esau to think that He could not provide for the children of Israel, but wanted them to know that the children of Israel had the means and the provisions to purchase whatsoever they needed.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price” said Isaiah the prophet (Isaiah 55:1). “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (John 7:37-39). Do you need water today? Are you feeling a little thirsty? Well, it’s time for the refreshing. You no longer need money to purchase your water. As Jesus told the woman at the well, "I will be in you a well of water springing up unto eternal life." Jesus has already paid the tab for you. This living water is free to all who will come to drink of it.
Sing: Drinking at the springs of living water, happy now am I, my soul they satisfy, drinking at the springs of living waters, what a wonderful and bountiful supply.

Friday, April 13, 2012

2012 April 13 - Morning Manna

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58)
Today's Morsel: I like games that dealss with mystery. There is something about trying to figure out the unknown that intrigues me. Paul told Timothy, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (1 Timothy 3:16). He said having the divine qualities of God is a mystery. This could be why so many people have trouble with holiness. They don't search the scriptures to see what it is. God is holy. Therefore we who say that we are Christians must be holy as well. But you will never be holy until you know who Jesus is for yourself. Many have questioned how could Jesus be both God and man. Paul said it was a mystery. Yet scripture bear it out. To understand a mystery, you have to search for the meaning. Paul further stated, "I show you another mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" Are you ready for the rapture? "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh" Jesus said. (Matthew 24:44)
Sing: Ain't no grave, gonna hold my body down! Ain't no grave, gonna hold my body down!
1. When I hear the trumpet sounding in the sky, I'm gonna get up! get up! gonna get up out that ground. Ain't no grave, gonna hold my body down!
2. Well, meet me Jesus, meet me. Meet me in the middle of the air, and if these wings don't fail me I will meet you anywhere. Cause Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down.
3. Well, look way down the river, what do you think I see? I see a band of angels and they're coming after me. Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down, There ain't no grave gonna hold my body down.
4. When I hear the trumpet sounding in the sky and the mountains trembling to heaven I will fly, for Jesus will b be calling, there'll be no time to mend, with joy I'll go up singing, I've held out to the end; and ain't to grave, gonna hold my body down.
5. Well look way over Jordan all the saints are dressed in white, they are the ones who kept their lives right. Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down, There ain't no grave can hold my body down!
Cause I'm gonna get up, get up, get up out of that ground. Ain't no grave, gonna hold my body down!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2012 April 12 - Morning Manna

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psalms 118:8)
Today's Morsel: It is said that Psalms 118:8 is the middle chapter and verse in the Bible. Notice what it says: "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." So many people will take counsel from man over God. They put their trust in man over God and when things go wrong in their lives they wonder why. Many people are starting to become concerned with the erratic weather patterns that are taking place. Many of them are starting to ask and wonder what is going on. Even the weathermen and women are confused. They have gone from saying, "It's going to........," to saying, "We may see snow, or there may be rain, or we may see storms." They have failed to realized that as Paul said, "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence"(1 Corinthians 1:27-29). Man will never be able to figure out how God operates. So don't put your trust in man, but put your trust in God. As the Psalmist said, It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psalms 118:8).
Sing: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear them from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand, they are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2012 April 11 - Morning Manna

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)
Today's Morsel: Are you ready for the coming of the Lord? What preparations are you making to be ready? Are you applying the Word of God to your heart? Are you living according to God's Word? If we aren't careful, we can spend the majority of our time on ourselves and our careers and miss getting ourselves ready for the coming of the Lord. One of the fallacies of some Christians is that they spend so much time in their secular jobs when they aren't even at work, they become so tired and they don't have time for the things of God. Satan has lured them into his trap. Faith comes by hearing the Word of the Lord, so we must have time for the Word in order for our faith to increase. Satan knows that without faith it is impossible to please God. Most people backslide not because of church disagreements, but because of tiredness. They become weary, exhausted, and fatigued. When a person is tired, they don't see the need for the church as they don't see the church as providing anything for their day to day provisions. Yes, they may understand that the church helps with their salvation, but they don't see it as meeting their day to day wants and desires to live in this world. And so they choose to stay home and rest in hopes of alleviating the tiredness. But they all to soon find out that they are not rested but even more tired than before. And this is because they are now working in their own strength and abilities. I promise you, if you go to church when you are tired, God will give you strength that you never knew you had. Have you let the devil be effective in your life? "For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee" (Psalms 84:10-12)
Sing: Better is one day in your courts, better is one day in your house, better is one day in your courts then thousands elsewhere, then thousands elsewhere.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2012 April 10 - Morning Manna

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. (1 Samuel 18:6-9)
Today's Morsel: "Fear not, little flock; for it is your father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom," Jesus said. The unfolding of today's scripture passage begins with the return from the battle where David had killed Goliath. What many fail to realize is that at this point David had already been anointed King of Israel, and Saul had already been rejected by God. As they are returning, the women began to sing, "Saul has killed his thousands." Saul probably rode higher in his saddle upon his horse as he heard this verse sung. But then in the next verse they sang, "But David hath killed his ten thousands." When Saul heard this, something turned inside his heart towards David. At this point, David had only killed one man, Goliath. But to the people and to the Philistines, Goliath was worth more than ten thousand men. David was their champion. He was their victor. To Israel, it was like killing ten thousand men. One would have thought that Saul would have been excited about the destruction of his enemy, Goliath. But no, he became jealous and bitter in his heart. And the Bible says he eyed David from that day forward. In other words, he sought to kill him. It was fine as long as Saul himself received the praise, but when David received it, it took the wind out of Saul’s sail. He saw his kingdom in jeopardy. Saul couldn’t take being given second honor. The devil doesn't like it when you’re blessed. Let me encourage you today, when others are given praise over you, rejoice with them and remember what James said "Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work"(James 3:13-16). Good leaders always allow their followers to receive the honor for the things they do. And strong Christians rejoice with those who rejoice.
Sing: Give God the Glory! Give God the Glory! Give God the Glory, and He will give you the victory.

Monday, April 9, 2012

2012 April 9 - Morning Manna

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. (Matthew 3:11-12)
Today's Morsel: When I was in high school, my friend would always tell me when a Gospel concert was coming to town so that we could purchase tickets to attend. It was always cheaper to purchase a ticket ahead rather than pay at the door. I always purchased the ticket based on the group that I wanted to hear not on the number of groups performing. Even though the other groups that sang were good singers, I don't think I clapped and responded as hard as when the group I had purchased the ticket for performed. John the Baptist was doing what the Lord had sent him to do. He was paving the way for Jesus. Even though John drew a crowd and baptized many, he was not the main attraction; Jesus was. Like the gospel concerts that I attended, the others performed but the main attraction was at the end. John had told the people that when Jesus came, He would baptize them with the Holy Ghost and fire. They were waiting on Him to come. And when Jesus showed up, John said, "I must decrease and he must increase." John was in essence saying, I've set the stage, now let the real performer take stage. And boy did Jesus show out. Turning water into wine. Raising the dead. Causing the lame to walk and blinded eyes to be opened. Calming raging seas and walking on water. And to top it off, after three days He rose from the grave and ascended back into heaven and sent back the Holy Ghost for everyone that would believe on His name. When people wanted a sign He told them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here" (Matthew 12:39-42). I want you to know that Jesus is greater than anyone who came before Him or that has come after Him. There is none great. Because He was God manifested in flesh as Paul said in 1 Timothy 3:16.
Sing: Our God for whom we waited, will be the glad refrain, of Israel recreated when Jesus comes again, low He will come and save us, our King and Priest to be, for in Him dwells all fullness and Lord of all is He.
It's all in Him, It's all in Him, the fullness of the Godhead it's all in Him; It's all in Him, It's all in Him, the mighty God is Jesus and it's all in Him.

Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 April 6 - Morning Manna

And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. (Luke 23:33)
Today's Morsel: Some people call today "Good Friday". Some ask how can it be good if Christ died? It is good for that very reason. Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world. He became the ultimate sacrifice for sins of mankind. He became the Passover Lamb. Calvary was the fulfillment of prophecy that had been spoke about Him. Isaiah had recorded this very event and day, "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand" (Isaiah 53:3-10).
The Eunuch in the desert was reading this very passage from Isaiah in Acts, "And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing" (Acts 8:34-39).
The reason we repent of our sins, are baptized in the name of Jesus, and are filled with the Holy Ghost is to identify with Him. Do you know Him? When is the last time you have been back to Calvary?
Sing: On Calvary's hill of sorrow, where sin's demands were paid, and rays of hope for tomorrow, across our paths were laid. I see a crimson stream of blood, it flows from Calvary, and its waves which reach the throne of God, are sweeping over me.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 April 7 - Morning Manna

Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive (1 Corinthians 15:12-22).

Today's Morsel: The difference between the Sadducees and the Pharisees was that the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection; neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees confessed both. One was sad you see and the other was fair you see (humor)!! Because false teachings had crept in unaware, the Apostle Paul felt a need to bring this young church back into understanding about Christ Jesus. You see the Gospel is the death, burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And even today, many do not understand how the Gospel and the life of Christ apply. Paul said that some have not the knowledge of Christ (1Corinthians 15:34). Jesus constantly spoke of His resurrection. Destroy this temple and in three days I’ll raise it up again. Here after shall you see the Son of Man seated on the right hand of power and coming In His glory. I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you. Even today, when God miraculously raises someone from the dead, the world is shocked. The resurrection of Jesus Christ was to bring to completion the Gospel message, the Good News for all. If Jesus had never died, there would have been no sacrifice for our sins. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission (Hebrews 9:22). His burial represents the cutting off and ridding oneself of an old lifestyle. We are buried with Him by baptism in Jesus Name (Colossians 2: 12). And His resurrection shows that we too should rise to walk in newness of life in the power of the Holy Ghost (Romans 6:4-5). As Jesus told Martha, I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). Paul said, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" (1 Corinthians 15:51-52). Because He lives, we shall live also.

Sing: I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today; I know that He is living, no matter what men say; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, and just the time I need Him, He's always near.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life's, narrow way, He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

2012 April 5 - Morning Manna

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem"
(Isaiah 2:2-3)

Today's Morsel: Where were you when you received the Holy Ghost? Did you go from that place telling people about Jesus? The Bible says that after the day of Pentecost, after the out pouring of the Holy Ghost in Jerusalem, the people went everywhere preaching the Word (Acts 8:4). Peter, who was given the keys to the kingdom, went to the Gentiles to preach the Word (Acts 10:36-48), Paul and Barnabas continued in Antioch teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord, with many others also (Acts 15:35). It all went forth from Jerusalem, the place that Jesus had told His disciples to tarry until they were endued with power from on high. Isaiah had prophesied that it would begin at Jerusalem, and so, after Pentecost, it went forth and it's still going forth. No matter what church denomination you belong to, the New Testament roots are at Jerusalem. Let me encourage you, return to the book of Acts, see what happened, see if you are in accordance with the early church preaching and teaching, and go forth doing likewise.

Sing: He is Lord; He is Lord; He is risen from the dead, and He is Lord. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

2012 April 4 - Morning Manna

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. (Jeremiah 6:16)
Today's Morsel: The Global Positioning Systems (GPS) has really enhanced our abilities to travel. Just put in the address and listen to the voice guiding you to your destination. I've heard of the church services that were held under the old brush arbors and how God poured out His spirit with healing and deliverance. I've heard about how God led His people and provided for them during the great depression. I've heard about the traveling evangelists who would come into an area and stay for a year or so preaching their hearts out each night. I've heard about men and women who went to the missions field with everything they owned in a coffin because they didn't plan to return home until they were dead. The Lord said that we should stand in the ways, and see and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and that we would find rest for our souls. Many of us would think that these weren't good ways. But really they were. Because these ways built unity among the saints. Those ways showed that the things of God were more important than one's temporal human life. Those ways built character and determination. They showed commitment and dedication. Those people were not ashamed to be called Christians and they had rest to their souls. If you do not have rest in your soul, ask yourself, Am I in the old paths? Am I in the good way? "For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear" (Isaiah 28:11-12). The Holy Ghost is the rest and Jesus is the way. Are you in it.
Sing: I've found the way that leads to endless day, yonder in the glory land; and the road is bright, for Jesus is the light, and I hold His guiding hand.
I have found the way. I have found the way. Glory hallelujah, I have found the way.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2012 April 3 - Morning Manna

But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. (Matthew 21:28-31)
Today's Morsel: I like to focus a lot on what Jesus said to the religious leaders doing His time. Often, I realize that our thinking may not be the same way that Jesus' thinking is. We may judge people by their lifestyle and draw a conclusion within our minds that they aren't going to heaven. Most of us would agree, that based on the way that we see the scriptures, publicans and harlots would never make it into heaven. But Jesus told the religious folks that they would go into heaven before them. WOW! Jesus was not ordaining their lifestyle, He was trying to get the religious leaders to see that once these people heard the truth of the Gospel they would change their lifestyle and be saved. Mary, who poured the oil on Jesus, was what some scholars say a harlot and Jesus forgave her of her sins. Matthew and Zacchaeus were publicans, and Jesus said that salvation had come to their house. The Lord said through Isaiah the prophet, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9). And he also said when they told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices,"And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:1-5). Jesus was saying, because I don't think like you, you better make sure that you've repented of your sins, have asked for forgiveness, given forgiveness, and are living a holy and separated lifestyle. Remember, God doesn't think the way we do. When is the last time you took a very good look at yourself to ensure you are in the faith?

Sing: As you make life's great fight, keep the pathway right, there's an eye watching you; God will warn not to go in the path of the foe, there's an eye watching you.

There's an eye watching you, watching you, watching you, every day mind the course you pursue; there's an all seeing eye watching you.

Monday, April 2, 2012

2012 April 2 - Morning Manna

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
(Ezekiel 36:26-27)
Today's Morsel:I can remember observing my first autopsy. What an interesting procedure. Being able to look inside of a human body and see all the organs and how they were connected was very intriguing. Many people today have heart problems and are on a list for a transplant. There is no telling how long they will have to wait for a donor to come through for them. And each day they wait, there is a chance of their current heart failing or stopping altogether. When we turn to the church, many people have heart problems and don't know it. And then there are many who are on the waiting list for such a transplant. Your heart is your mind, your intellect, your total being. The Lord told Ezekiel that a new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. The new heart is a new way of thinking and the spirit is the Holy Ghost. Once God places his Spirit within us, it causes us to see things in a different light. Our attitudes are different. Our walk is made new. Our ability to think and reason correctly are enhanced. Our total outlook on life is refreshed. Ask yourself, do I awake each day thinking the same old way? Do I see my job as boring and uncertain? Do I see attending church as boring and mundane? Do I have an lack of joy, peace, love, and contentment in my life? If you answered yes to anyone of these, get on Jesus' list for an immediate heart transplant, because your current heart is about to fail you.
Sing: Search me, O' God, and know my heart today; try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray; see if there be some wicked way in me; cleanse me from every sin, and set me free.