Friday, July 2, 2010

The Golden Jar of Manna

My day was pretty great. I went to work today and i worked with Rosie. She is such a sweet lady and is so fun to work with. My work has been going by really slow lately, so it was nice to work with someone that makes time go by a little bit faster.

I also went to the Family Camp night service with my mom and sister. It was super good and it got me more pumped for senior teen camp coming up. God moves in such powerful ways there and I'm so excited to see what He is going to do this year. The pastor talked on the ark of the covenant and how people are looking for it here on earth ( like Noah's ark) and some people say that they have found it, others say that they have it and are guarding a cave that they say it is in. Anyway, Pastor Denny said that he knows where it is at for sure. He explained to us that it is in us. We have the ark of the covenant inside of us. The presence of God is no longer in the ark but dwelling in us. He talks about it in Acts 2 on how the Lord came as a wind in the presence of these men and filled them with His presence. Then they were amazed and looked at each other and saw a flame above each one of them. Pastor Denny thinks that God right there said that you now have my Spirit with you.

Also, the ark of the covenant has three items in it:
1. A golden jar of manna
2. Aaron's staff that budded
3. Tables containing the commandment

So today he talked about how we carry the golden jar of manna with us since we have the ark of the covenant living inside of us. I guess the history behind the golden jar of manna is when the Israelites were in the desert, God provided manna for them to eat. So the Lord told them to place a golden jar of manna to be a testament that God provided for them in time of need and rescued them. It was a reminded that the Lord was there for them and provided. So we carry that jar of manna inside of us as a testimony that the Lord provided in our lives. If the Lord healed you, He can heal you again. If the Lord saved you from danger, He can save you from danger again. If the Lord comforted you in time of sadness, He will comfort you again. The Lord is the same, yesterday, today and forever. If He parted the Red Sea, He could part it again if He wanted to.
So when we need God in our time of need, show God your golden jar of manna and tell Him that He provided here so He could do it again. Its all on faith that He will bless you. And if it doesn't happen, then we need to have faith that He is doing the right thing for us. This is just what i learned today and was excited that i learned something new about God. That was my prayer for a while and the Lord answered it once again!

1 comment:

  1. Gretta! These thoughts are excellent! Thanks for sharing them. :)