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Genuine Freedom

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What a great deliverance we have: out of the authority of darkness. What a marvelous transfer: into the kingdom of the Son of God's love.
Today I found genuine freedom. Freedom from flesh, freedom from self; freedom from striving just to be good.
To live in God's kingdom is not a matter of outward teaching & regulation. In this realm we are ruled in love, with life, and under light.
A realm that requires the divine life with the innate ability of life. The authority of the kingdom is in the flowing of this life, in the shining of Jesus, and in the sense of life.
Here there is no fear. No more struggle to please others, 'Tis freedom to live solely unto the King.

Personal notes from "The Ministry of the Word" Vol. 19, No.1 (Jan 2015)

Why Manna?

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This past week I was reading a study on the Book of Exodus for my morning time with the Lord. There were, of course, many climacteric points I enjoyed concerning the long-term mysterious miracle, manna, which was the bread that came out of heavens to feed millions of God's people. The Hebrew word for manna literally means "what is it?". In the New Testament, the Lord Jesus declares that He is the real manna—the bread out of heaven, the bread of God, the bread of life, the living bread, the true bread.

Actually what's so miraculous is the fact that we can eat the Lord Jesus, our true Bread; furthermore that "we are what we eat". When we eat the Lord in His Word consistently, daily, we would be built up with Him and thereby express His life and nature. Amazing, isn't it? When we eat Manna we become manna. And according to a footnote from Exodus 16:31 (RcV), here are the characteristics of Christ as manna given to God's people:
Fine and small - Christ …