THE MYSTERY BREAD
WE WENT FOR a walk through the wilderness. He shared as we walked.
“Imagine what it was like,” said the teacher, “wandering through the wilderness and having your food come down from the sky.”
“You mean the manna from heaven?” I said.
“Yes, a miracle with a revelation . . . that the true bread of our lives comes not from earth but heaven. And that it is not the earthly but only the heavenly that can fill us. And as bread is to our bodies, so is the Word of God to our souls.”
“An amazing picture,” I said. “Manna from heaven.”
“It is,” he said. “But there’s something even deeper. Do you know the meaning of manna?”
“No, what is it?”
“Exactly,” said the teacher.
“Exactly what?” I asked.
“Exactly what,” he answered. “That’s what it is.”
“Exactly what is what it is?”
“Right again. What is it is what it is.”
“At this point, I have no idea what you’re saying . . . or what I’m saying.”
“Manna is really two Hebrew words: mah and nah. And it literally means, What is it?”
“So manna is a question that means, What is it?
“Yes,” he replied. “They called it manna because they had no idea what it was. It didn’t fit into any of their preconceptions. So they named it mahnah, What is it? So the Bread of God, the Word of God, and the blessings of God that come down from heaven bear the name mahnah. What is it? It means that if you are to receive the blessings of God, you cannot receive them as something you’re familiar with, something to be expected, or something you already know. You must receive them as mahnah, as ‘What is it?’—as one receiving it for the first time . . . as a little child, continually surprised by His love, in awe of His wonders, and overwhelmed by His grace. You must receive it as something totally new—and it will become totally new, and bread from heaven. Open your heart to to the mahnah of His Word, to the mahnah of His grace, to the mahnah of His love. And never stop living in newness and wonder of so great a love that it must leave you saying . . . Mahnah, What is it?”
The Mission: Today, partake of the bread of heaven. Seek the mahnah of His Word, the mahnah of His love, and the “What is it?” of your salvation.
Exodus 16:14–18, 30–31; John 6:32–35
Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l
As we carefully review the words spoken by Jesus, we see that our entrance into a new life, where the true light of God exists is the temple that prevails in the end of days. The temple of God, protected by the chief shepherd, is where we discover our new home.
The only gate that God allows people to enter His kingdom is through His Son. His Son is the way, the truth, and the life. The most confusing aspect of all this is recognizing the true Son of God. For the Bible clearly forewarns us that there will be many claiming to be Jesus, but they are only attempting to mislead for their own personal gain. Jesus helps us know Him by the truth that He communicates. I believe that testing each person is critical to understanding what God demands of His people. For many will enter the wide gates, which lead into destruction, for they are those that have not done the work of God. However, for the few that have studied and carefully analyzed the situation, I believe that their inheritance is the kingdom of God.
The most concern that God has today is in regards to those that have stolen what His Son gave us. You see, the thieves are the ones out to deceive and in most cases in order for material gain, or worldly gain. Jesus does not desire anything other than rewarding His people with discernment, which entitles them to a new life, with hope and promise.
The chief shepherd tends his flock, and His people go in and out through the window that God provides in order to remain protected. Jesus stands firm in all of His ways, no matter what the opposition. Greater love has no man than this, that one would lay down his life for his disciples and friends. Jesus lays His life down, only to take it up again. This was how His Father taught Him to live in the world.
May the true shepherd be revealed by His true character and heart.
John 10:17-18 “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life–only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”