This is the one that took me forever to finally get... the Lord is very serious about this today thingy… it is what Philip calls the Principle of the Manna which comes out of Father’s Manna Mandate… “I will take care of you… you are my people… I will give you bread to eat every morning… you need to trust me... you need to see that it is from my hand... you must not save any of it for tomorrow...” This is a Philip paraphrase… 🙂
God explained it to them when he was taking them out of the wilderness... He clearly wants me to understand that my survival as I journeyed through the wilderness , was His doing… it had nothing to do with the great and wonderful Phil Wolff.
“He brought water out of solid rock for you, 16and fed you in the desert with manna that neither you nor your ancestors had known, to humble and test you so that things go well with you later.17You may say to yourselves, ‘I have become wealthy by my own strength and by my own ability…..”
Here then is the Manna Mandate…
“When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. 16This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omera for each person you have in your tent.’ ”
17The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. 18And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed. 19Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.” 20However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell.”
So… once again…. yet one more time…. it is all about… today.… “today is the day that the Lord has made…”