Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 May 31 - Morning Manna

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:17-19)
Today's Morsel: When I was in the infantry in Vietnam, we would have what we called a "Mad Minute."  We knew that the enemy would usually attack just before day break, and so our commander would have us all rise early, get into our selected fighting positions, and on his command, we fired 3 to 4 clips of 90-120 rounds each into our selected sectors of fire.  If any enemy was out there, they were sure to get hit.  When is the last time you got up early and fired off about 90- 120 prayers into your selected sector of fire?  There's an enemy trying to get into your perimeter.  If Jesus saw him fall like lightning, what do you see him falling as?
Sing: Let God arise and your enemies be scattered; Let God arise and your enemies be scattered; Let God arise and your enemies be scattered; let God, let God, arise. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 May 30 - Morning Manna

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.   (Ephesians 5:25-31)
Today's Morsel: Reading the paper a few mornings ago, it said that marriages are down due to people are getting married older now, and divorce among people 50 and older is on the rise. And they contributed the cause to the economy for people getting divorced. Wrong! The cause for divorce is sin. There isn't any other reason. When men and women who get married honor and respect each other, go to church, pray together, read their Bibles together, and keep Christ as the center of their lives;  their marriage will be stronger and remain intact.  As Jesus said, a house divided against itself cannot stand.  Remove sin, and it will stand.
Sing: You are, the love of my life. You are, the hope that I cling to. You mean, more than this world to me. I wouldn't trade You, for silver or gold, I wouldn't trade You, for riches untold.   You are, You are my everything.  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 May 29 - Morning Manna

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Habakkuk 2:1-3)
Today's Morsel: We know that scripture says that without a vision the people perish.  Stop and think about that for a moment.  More people are frustrated, distressed, and without hope, because they have no vision.  They don't know what they want to do nor become in life.  Many of them that do set visions, think that it will happen overnight.  Visions are for a time to come.  They are something that you want to see 10-15 years down the road, should the Lord tarry.  The Lord told Habakkuk, "Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."  Notice it is for an appointed time to come.  So set your vision, make goals that support your vision, and work towards it each day and when you reach the date you are looking for it to come to fruition, you will be satisfied in the Lord that you have accomplished what you set out to do.
Sing: And when we reach the portal, where life forever reigns. The ransomed host's grand final, will be this glad refrain.
I see a crimson stream of blood, it flows from Calvary, its waves which reach the throne of God, are sweeping over me.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 May 28 - Morning Manna

And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. (Acts 27:30-32)
Today's Morsel: It's amazing to me what people will do to save their lives.  Many have been seen jumping from windows of houses and buildings, over the side of sinking ships, or some other place, just to save their lives.  When the people who were on board with Paul heading to Rome thought that they were going to die, some tried to sneak away in other boats.  When Paul saw them, he told them except they abide in the ship, they would not be saved.  Paul had a word from the Lord that they all would be saved.  And he knew that if any exited the ship, they would be lost.   The true church is the ship.  If you are in truth, don't leave the ship because there is no other way that you can be saved. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved"(Acts 4:12).   So stay in the boat.
Sing: It's the old ship of Zion, it's the hope, for the lost and dying; It's a soul saving station, it's the tower of salvation. Well, it's the church triumphant oh Lord, and it's built, by the hand of the Lord.  I'm talking about the church, in the book of Revelation, it's built on a Rock, it's got a firm foundation; it's been through the flood, it's been through the fire, but one of these days, the church is gonna, move up a little higher; Well it's the church, triumphant oh Lord and it's built by the hand of the Lord. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 May 27 - Morning Manna

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: (Mark 4:3)
Today's Morsel: Most Christians, when they leave home each day and head off to work, school, or to shop, do not consider that they are supposed to be going forth sowing seed.  You see, you are supposed to read the word and pray so that you have seed (the word) to sow.  One of the things I've learned about witnessing is that if you will listen to people talk, and not interrupt them, you can see whose heart (soil) is ripe and ready for the seed to be sown into.  Are you aware that Jesus and His disciples didn't witness to everyone?  Scripture tells us, "And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us" (Acts 16:14-15).  Notice, Lydia's heart was ready for the seed (the word) and life was birthed in her.  Harken!  Don't cast your pearls before swine.
Sing: Jesus use me, oh Lord, don't refuse me, for surly there's a work that I can do. And even though it's humble, Lord help my will to crumble, though the cost be great, I'll work for You.

Monday, May 26, 2014

2014 May 26 - Morning Manna

And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.   (Hebrews 11:32-40)
Today's Morsel: Every year on the last Monday in May,  United States citizens observe Memorial Day, a holiday which honors all those who have died in military service to our country.  Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day began as a way to commemorate soldiers who died in the Civil War in service to the Union Army.  It became Memorial Day after the First World War, and it now honors all men and women who have died in military service, in all branches of the U.S. military.  This federal holiday has a rich, fascinating history, and it holds enormous significance in the lives of so many Americans.  Let us never forget that freedom is not free.
Sing: He paid a debt he did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sins away, and now I sing a brand new song amazing grace, for Jesus paid a debt, that I could never pay.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 May 24 - Morning Manna

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.  (Psalms 90:12)
Today's Morsel: When is the last time you stopped and considered your life?  I was pondering this scripture a few days ago, and I asked myself how many days did I think I had left?  The thought is minding boggling because none of us know.  And because we don't know, and because we all must stand before the judgment seat of God, shouldn't we give the more honest heed to the things that are written lest anytime we should let them slip?  If we live our lives on this earth according to the word of God, there may be a limit to our days on earth in this flesh, but there will be no limit to our days in heaven. "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day"(2 Peter 3:8).
Sing: Better is one day in your courts, better is one day in your house, better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere, than thousands elsewhere.

Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 May 23 - Morning Manna

For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. (Psalms 90:9)
Today's Morsel: Do you ever wonder how your life is being told?  What do people think of you when they see you?  What are they saying about you to others when your name is mentioned in a group setting?  Isn't it amazing that Jesus wanted to know what they people were saying about Him ( Matthew 16:13-19).  And here it is over 2,000 years later and we are still talking about Him and the men that He chose to lead His church.  Your life is going to be a tale that is told.  So make it a good one.
Sing: If anyone, should every write, my life story, for whatever reason there might be; You'll be there, between each line of pain and glory, because Jesus is the best thing, that ever happen to me.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 May 22 - Morning Manna

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. (Matthew 25:1-12)
Today's Morsel: Probably, one of the worst feelings I have ever had is when I missed my airline flight.  I don't know, but there was this sinking feeling inside of me.  Even though I knew the airlines would get me on another flight, there was just that feeling about missing the flight I was scheduled to be on.  I think it may be because I was  planning to get to my destination, or I had plan to do something when we arrived and now it may not happen.  The five foolish virgins missed their flight because they ran out of oil and didn't get to the gate in time.  Been there.  Didn't get back in time.  The man in Acts 3 sat at the gate daily, just waiting.  What about you? Are you ready to board that train for heaven?  One day, there will be a call for all to get on board.  Will you be at the gate or running late?
Sing: This train is bound for glory, this train. This train, is bound for glory, this train.  This train is bound for glory, don't carry nothing but the righteous and the holy, this train is bound for glory, this train.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 May 21 - Morning Manna

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.   (Ecclesiastes 7:9)
Today's Morsel: What would you say if someone told you when you get angry that you don't believe in God?  Would that make you upset?  Solomon wrote, "For anger resteth in the bosom of fools."  And the psalmist wrote, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (Psalms 14:1).  Maybe now we can understand the apostle Paul's warning and reasoning to us to not be angry when he wrote, "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil"(Ephesians 4:26-27).  Basically what they are saying is that fools get angry.  So the next time your outward man gets hot to 210 degrees, walk away, because at 212 degrees, you are going to boil over and do something foolish.  And God isn't in that mess.
Sing:  Victory! Victory! Shall be mine; Victory! Victory! Shall be mine.  If I hold my peace, let the Lord fight my battles; Victory, victory shall be mine. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 May 20 - Morning Manna

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
(Luke 15:20-21)
Today's Morsel: One of the sure signs that you are maturing in the Lord is that you are willing to take responsibility for your own actions.  But what I find more and more is that most people seek others to blame for their downfall or their wrong. They say, "I stopped going to that church because they were too strict." Or "They tried to tell me what I can and cannot wear." No, that's not the reason they left.  They left because they were not willing to take the responsibility to study the word of God for themselves and build a relationship with God so that they could gain understanding of the scriptures.  God always puts the responsibility on us for growth and obedience.  Moses received and gave the law, but it was the people's responsibility to obey it.  And of those who didn't, scripture says, "And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach" (Psalms 78:66).  The Prodigal Son took responsibility for his actions, what about you?
Sing: God has smiled on me, He has set me free. God has, smiled on me, He's been good to me.

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 May 19 - Morning Manna

Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! (John 11:32-36)
Today's Morsel: The most powerful and greatest man that ever walked the earth was Jesus Christ; God manifested in flesh.  So why does scripture say that Jesus weep?  What would make Him cry?  He was created in the likeness of humanity.  And within humanity, there is this thing called compassion or the tender side, what some may call the weak side.  But compassion is actually strength. When there is sincere compassion in us, no matter how tough or how strong we may think that we really are, God has made us all to shed a tear towards others when they are hurting.  And Jesus was made in the likeness of His brethren.  Have you touched the weak side of God yet?  "And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh" (Jude 1:22-23).
Sing: To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, on earth I long, to be like Him. All through life's journey, from earth to glory, I only ask, to be like Him.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

2014 May 17 - 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. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;   (1 Timothy 2:1-5)

Today's Morsel: Prayer request. World Network of Prayer. Prayer chains. Prayer warriors. Prayer lines. Take it to the Lord in pray. I said my prayers. What can I pray for you for? Lord teach us to pray. Have you prayed about it? If you pray, you'll stay.  Families that pray together stay together. Ladies' prayer. Men's prayer. Pre-service prayer. Will you close us in prayer. And Jabez prayed. I've been praying for you. Men ought always to pray and not to faint.   Do any of these sound familiar? How many times would you say that you have heard them? But yet we find that many people who say that they are Christians do not take prayer serious.  Prayer should be the onset of every Christian's day.  It should be their starting point. It should guide them and strengthen their relationship with God. When we supplicate, intercede, and give thanks to God, we will be at peace with others as well as ourselves.
Sing: Lord, I can't even walk without You holding my hand, the mountains too high, and the valley's to wide. Down on my knee's; where I learned to pray, and I can't even walk, without You holding my hand.   

Friday, May 16, 2014

2014 May 16 - Morning Manna

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.(Luke 6:38)
Today's Morsel: One of the things about giving, is we can give from our abundance or we can give from the heart.  If we give from our abundance, we are not moved in our hearts when we do it.  But if we give from our heart, there is a feeling of joy and satisfaction that comes from knowing that God has  blessed us, and now we have an opportunity to return a portion into His Kingdom from what He has given unto us. When is the last time you really gave from your  heart.
Sing: Keep on casting, your bread upon the water, soon it´s gonna come back home on every wave.  Keep on casting, your bread upon the water, soon it´s gonna come back home on every wave.
 Good measure pressed down shaken together running over, soon it´s gonna come back home on every wave.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2014 May 15 - Morning Manna

"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived"  (2 Timothy 3:13)
 Today's Morsel: I've noticed that in cities where you have a large output of trade, you will find that there is a strong spirit of deception.  I believe this comes through people's desire for the love of money.  It can go back as far as when people were trappers, traders, and miners.  Most of these cities have inland water ways or are located along a river of some sort.   And with this evil spirit of deception, comes the other evil spirits that Jesus spoke of when He said, "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation"(Matthew 12:43-45).  Notice the last part of the verse that Jesus spoke to. "Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation."  What are those other spirits that come with deception that we see today?  Lying.  Stealing.  Fornication. Adultery.  Drunkenness. Killing.  Sexual perversion.  Dishonesty. Sorcery.  Confusion. Fear.  And there are more.  They are coming from near and from far.  But God has given us an antidote against this. And that antidote is loving Him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength.
Sing:  Turn your eyes upon Jesus! Look full in His wonderful face.  And the things of earth, will go strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.   

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2014 May 14 - Morning Manna

"Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices" (2 Corinthians 2:11)
Today's Morsel: I've noticed that most all the kid's movies that try to instill some form of character in our children are often displayed with the use of animals, insects, or some fake monster or alien. Why not humans?  Maybe if they used human beings in these roles, our nations would be more like Christ.  Possibly those who were portraying the roles would see just how much they truly need the Lord, and begin to teach His ways to their children and others.  But no, they use animals to indoctrinate the children at the smallest age to support another agenda.  Think about it.  Paul said that Satan beguiled, tricked, Eve through subtility.  Don't allow him to trick you through Hollywood and false religion movies to support his agenda.
Sing: Open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see You, I want to see You. To see You high and lifted up, shining in the light of Your Glory. Pour out Your power and love as we sing Holy! Holy !Holy! I want to see You.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014 May 13 - Morning Manna

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
Today's Morsel: Truth is truth whether we believe it or not. You can change truth, but then it becomes a lie.  And if you obey that lie, you become a child of Satan because he is a liar and the father of it.  But on the other hand, Jesus is the truth, and the truth shall make you free. "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free"(John 8:31-32).
Sing: I saw the light, I saw the light, no more in darkness no more in the night; now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight, praise the Lord, I saw the light.

Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 May 12 - Morning Manna

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. (Acts 24:16)
Today's Morsel: I really love to exercise. I think if more people were to exercise, they would have less sickness; but of course, that is just my thinking. Paul must have often observed the Roman soldiers going through their daily routine of training, and he knew that what they did helped them in the physical, but not as much in the spiritual. In Ephesians 6, he addressed the whole armor of a soldier to show the Christian how they must be prepared for spiritual warfare.  You might want to read it sometime and see if there are any cracks or missing pieces in your armor.   And here in the Acts of the apostles, speaking to his followers, he says, "I exercise myself to always have a conscience void of offence toward God and men."   What a powerful statement.  Paul knew that God wants all men saved, and so he wanted to ensure that he did not offended any.  He knew that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.  So he wanted them to know that he himself wanted to be right.  He said that he exercised his conscience so that it never caused him shame, and that he acted in such a way that he was pleasing to both God and man so that he caused none others to fall.  A mind exercised in the word of God will keep your conscience pure and right every time.  He will keep you in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him.
Sing: I've got my mind made up to serve the Lord; I've got my mind made up to serve the Lord; I've got my mind made up to serve the Lord; I've got my mind made up to serve the Lord.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 May 10 - Morning Manna

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: (Amos 8:11)
Today's Morsel: Has anyone ever asked you what your favorite scripture is?  Can you quote it by heart?  I once asked a young man what his favorite scripture was.  And because he didn't know, he told me the whole Bible. I said,  "Well quote it for me!"  I believe that every believer should have a favorite verse that encourages them, guides them, and helps them when things aren't going as they had planned in their life.   Paul said, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4).  The Lord told Amos, "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD."  It has been stated that between the writing of the Old and New Testaments, there were 400 years of silence where the people did not hear from God.  What would you have done?  I have known some of our military members who have found themselves in places where there was not a church or anyone to preach the word to them, and because many of them had no word stored in their hearts, they became cold and fell away from God.  We never know where  or when there may be a famine of the word. So let's prepare now.
Sing:  Tell me the story on Jesus, write on my heart every word.  Tell me the story most precious, sweetest that ever was heard.  Tell how angels, in chorus sang as they welcomed His birth, Glory to God in the highest! Peace and good tidings to earth.

Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 May 9 - Morning Manna

In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
(Psalms 76:1)
Today's Morsel: When we look at the lineage line of Jesus birth, we see that it is through the line of Judah. Most Christians understand that Judah means praise. So when the psalmist says, "In Judah is God known," he is saying that through the bloodline of Judah, through the bloodline of praise, will God be made known in Israel, the people of God, the church.  As Jacob told his son Judah, "Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be" (Genesis 49:8-10).  "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name" Paul said (Hebrews 13:15).  If you really want to know God, give Him praise.  For He said, "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God" (Psalms 50:23).
Sing: Every praise is to our God, every word of worship, is to our God, every praise, every praise, is to our God. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

2014 May 8 - Morning Manna

That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:21)
Today's Morsel: Most people aren't aware that to obtain righteousness, it simply begins with doing right.  I heard this song, that said, "I need just a little more grace." Well, if we need a little more grace, it will come through doing what is right.  More than anything else, the word of God calls for us to do what is right.  If you will notice, God didn't reject Cain's offering first, He rejected Cain.  "But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him" (Genesis 4:5-7).  The offering is always associated with the giver.  If the giver isn't right in his heart, then God doesn't accept the person nor the offering. "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift"(Matthew 5:23-24).  For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Sing: Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One, give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son.  And now let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us, give thanks. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 May 7 - Morning Manna

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
(2 Timothy 3:13-15)
Today's Morsel: It's amazing to me the number of people who are supposed to be led by the Spirit of God, that are hoodwinked, conned, deceived, and duped by this world.  You name it, man is being deceived.  From religion to automobiles. From cosmetics to attire.  From promises to lies, man is being deceived.  This world is so corrupt, that,even many of the very elect of God is being deceived.  People are voting for people, programs, activities, and changes that they have no knowledge of.  They are being deceived.  "Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst" The Lord said (Isaiah 5:13).  Why did Paul tell Timothy to continue in the things that he had learned?  Paul knew that in the last days, perilous times would come, and that the only way Timothy would not be deceived was that he must continue in the word of God.  They knew that Jesus had said that many would come in His name and deceive many.  If you do not have discerning of spirits in these last day, deception is going to overpower you and lead you into captivity.  
Sing:  Open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see You, I want to see You; To see You high and lifted up, shining in the Light of Your Glory, pour out Your power and love, as we sing holy, holy,holy, I want to see You.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 May 6 - Morning Manna

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
(1 Corinthians 15:26)
Today's Morsel: I often wonder what people would think if when a saint of God was dying, and you got a phone call saying, "Come quickly, so and so is dying; it's time to rejoice, we are going to have a party and have a great time!"   But it doesn't work that way does it?  Yet it should.  Because scripture says, "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints" (Psalms 116:15).  One of the reasons sin should not have dominion over you is because it is the sting of death (1 Corinthians 15:56).   Both death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelations 20.14).  If you are a true saint of God, you will not fear dying, because you are going to live, and declare the works of the LORD (Psalms 118:17).  Death and hell already know where they going, do you?  Paul said, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."  What about you? 
Sing:  Ain't no grave, gonna hold my body down, ain't no grave, gonna hold my body down.  When I hear the trumpet sounding in the sky, I'm gonna get up, gonna get up out that ground, cause ain't no grave, gonna hold my body down. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

2014 May 5 - Morning Manna

Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. (John 21:12-13)
Today's Morsel: In olden days, most farm houses had a bell that was rung when it was time to eat.  One of the things you find about Jesus, is that He never allowed His disciples to go hungry.  He always ensured that they had something to eat. Whether it was leading them through the corn fields, among the fig trees, breaking bread, or eating on the shore, He made sure they were fed.  He also told them that a laborer was worthy of their hire.  If you are laboring in the vineyard for Christ, you don't have to worry about your next meal, He will always ensure there is food on the table for you.  "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread" (Psalms 37:25).
Sing: "Come and Dine" the Master calleth "Come and Dine." You may feast at Jesus' table all the time.  He who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine, to the hungry calleth now, "Come and dine."

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2014 May 3 - Morning Manna

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. 
(Psalms 150:6)
Today's Morsel: I wonder what our world would be like if everything that has breath would praise the Lord. We would not have wars. We would be less likely to get angry with each other. We would probably be more willing to give than to receive.  And we would probably love God and others as ourselves.  Care to try?
Sing: I'm gonna praise the Lord anyway that I can; I'm gonna praise the Lord anyway that I can; praise Him in the morning, praise Him all day long, I'm gonna praise the Lord, anyway that I can.

Friday, May 2, 2014

2014 May 2 - Morning Manna

Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him,  He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. (John 13:1-15)
Today's Morsel: Example setting must be the hallmark of every leader.  As a leader, you should not tell your people to do anything that you would not be willing to do yourself.  Jesus just didn't tell his disciples what to do, He showed them what to do and how to do it.  That was one of the things that I liked about the military training system.  The instructors always showed us what to do and how to do it, and then they tested us on our understanding of what they taught us, and how to do it correctly.  Probably the best people in the church to show how to wash feet is the pastor and his wife; as are the key leaders of the church, and should set the example before others.  When Jesus washed His disciples feet, they knew that this was a duty to be performed by servants or slaves.  And now,to have their Master stoop to such a low state, Peter couldn't believe it.  Jesus broke all protocol when it came to certain things in training His disciples.  The religious leaders couldn't understand how he could eat with sinners, touch the lepers, and talk with a harlot.  But Jesus wanted them to see the purpose for His coming, and not what they thought of Him.  All leadership has one objective, and that is mission accomplishment.  And if the mission is going to get done and done correctly, then the key leaders have to set the example. Whose feet have you washed lately?
Sing: Show me Your ways, that I may walk with You, show me Your ways, I put my hope in You.
The cry of my heart is to love You more, to live with the touch of Your hand, stronger each day show me Your ways.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

2014 May 1 - Morning Manna

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.  (Psalms 50:15)
Today's Morsel: Most of us remember the kid's story, "Humpty Dumpty".  It is the story of a giant egg which fell off the wall and broke.  They called for help, but none of those summoned could put him back together again.  Isn't it amazing in this little childhood story that they never called for the king? All the kings horse and all the kings men could not put him back together again.  I just wonder what would have happened if they had called for the king.  There are so many shattered lives these days.  Homes are being shattered by divorce.  Lives are being shattered by harassment, abuse, drugs, alcohol, confusion of marriage, and the list goes on and on.  But few seem to be calling for the King.  There seems to be problems on every hand.  People are calling for help.  Give us more money. Give us more doctors.  Give us more drugs.  And nothing is fixing their problems.  Until we call for the King of Kings and Lord of Lord, Jesus Christ, and allow Him to put us back together again, the problems will always remain.  Who are you calling upon to fix your problems?   The Lord said, "And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me."
Sing:  Aren't you getting just a bit tired of fooling around? You're trying to laugh your way through this life, but you're not gaining ground. Why not try the Lord today, just ask Him in your heart to stay and you'll find that Jesus is the best thing that you've ever found.
Jesus got a hold of my life and he won't let me go. Jesus got into my heart, he got into my soul.  I used to be oh so sad, but now I'm happy free and glad.  Cause Jesus got a hold of my life and He want let me go.