Monday, January 28

Holy Manna

John 6:58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.

Praise God that just as he feeds the birds and everything else with his bounty, he provides the human race with all that is necessary to sustain their physical life. How much more are sinners blessed for the holy manna that is provided for their spiritual lives. Jesus provided this spiritual food with his own flesh on the cross of Calvary. Those sinners that partake of this free bread receive the gift of eternal life. John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.

Free holy manna is indeed a wonderful and glorius thing for our meditation. This meditation will lead sinners to acknowledge the wonderful theological principles that are contained in the great hymn listed below. No matter what our worldly circumstances are with ill health and troubles, believers are blessed beyond measure and should rest in the fact that, when we are called to heaven, we will sit at Christ’s table and be served sweet manna all around. Praise God for the peace and joy this brings.

Brethren We Have Met To Worship
Words by: George Atkins

Brethren, we have met to worship and adore the Lord our God;
Will you pray with all your power, while we try to preach the Word?
All is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One comes down;
Brethren, pray, and holy manna will be showered all around.

Brethren, see poor sinners round you slumbering on the brink of woe;
Death is coming, hell is moving, can you bear to let them go?
See our fathers and our mothers, and our children sinking down;
Brethren, pray and holy manna will be showered all around.

Sisters, will you join and help us? Moses’ sister aided him;
Will you help the trembling mourners who are struggling hard with sin?
Tell them all about the Savior, tell them that He will be found;
Sisters, pray, and holy manna will be showered all around.

Is there here a trembling jailer, seeking grace, and filled with tears?
Is there here a weeping Mary, pouring forth a flood of tears?
Brethren, join your cries to help them; sisters, let your prayers abound;
Pray, Oh pray that holy manna may be scattered all around.

Let us love our God supremely, let us love each other, too;
Let us love and pray for sinners, till our God makes all things new.
Then He’ll call us home to Heaven, at His table we’ll sit down;
Christ will gird Himself and serve us with sweet manna all around.


Even So... said...

Sweet...I wonder if we ever consider the bread of affliction to actually be manna, in a sesne.......?

jazzycat said...

Yes, so true. Thanks JD.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Jazzy - you are welcome any time - I just didn't see the point in arguing for the sake of arguing, and that appeared to be what was going on.

mark pierson said...

Wondering if you'd care to repost this at BC blog????

jazzycat said...


Has been done.

donsands said...

Taste and see that the Lord is good!
There are a lot of bitter tasting things in this world, but the Bread of Life is always sweet and good.

Good post Wayne. Another nice hymn.

Anonymous said...

I love this hymn, and only heard it when we started attending our current Reformed church. At times, we sing it with men only singing the "Sisters.." refrain, women only singing the "Brothers..." refrain. It's a sweet thing - hearing Christian brothers and sisters exhorting one another to service.

When I first heard the hymn, I wondered about that last line - Christ serving us manna in heaven? I thought we'd be serving Him... but then I actually saw the verse where He will serve us in heaven - somewhere in Scripture. Can't find it now.

Good post, Jazzy!

Baptist Girl said...

Hey Jazz,
I have been so busy at home that I have not bee checking out my favorite blogs. I look forward to start reading you series this weekend.


jazzycat said...


Marcian said...

Jesus is the Word made flesh. Maybe I'm taking it too far, but it seems to go in many ways. Eating the manna, reading the Word, eating His flesh, drinking His blood... all for "life".

I've been neglecting this a bit lately. Not giving the best, but giving the not-so-best. Reading a chapter and falling asleep. Waiting until the morning to think on it and pray. By the grace of God alone I still crave that bread, though.