Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 June 6

“And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever” (Exodus 12:14).
Today’s Morsel:   Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II.  Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.   

Jesus told His disciples that there was going to be an operation.  The plan was already set in place to deliver mankind from the hands of the enemy.  “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44-49); “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me…” (Acts 1:4-8);  “Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room...” (Acts 1:12-15).  Now that the forces were in place, the operation could begin.  And Luke said, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4); “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41).  This was D-Day for the church.  Three thousand were liberated and the operation has not ceased (See Mark 16:15-18).

Sing: Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered.  Let God arise, and His enemies be scattered! Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered! Let God, let God, arise!

Thought For Today: What day were you made free?

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