When the Hebrews left Egypt every Hebrew was healed.
Psalm 105:37 NKJV
“He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.”
During the forty years that Hebrews wandered through the wilderness God sustained them with manna.
Numbers 11:4-9 NKJV
“Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!” Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its color like the color of bdellium. The people went about and gathered it, ground it on millstones or beat it in the mortar, cooked it in pans, and made cakes of it; and its taste was like the taste of pastry prepared with oil. And when the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.”
John 6:30 NKJV
“Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”
The manna that God gave the Hebrews was a prophetic sign of the upcoming Savior (Messiah).
The manna was beaten – it had to be beaten into flour before they could use it.
The people had exactly enough manna.
The manna came down from heaven white.
God sent the manna.
The manna gave life.
The manna (the seed) was striped
The manna was to be eaten every day.
Jesus was beaten.
Jesus gives you exactly what you need.
Jesus came down from heaven pure.
God sent His Son, Jesus.
Jesus gives life.
Jesus was striped – the stripes that He received were for our healing (body, soul and spirit).
We need daily bread – the Word is to be received each day.
The manna sustained the Hebrews for forty years, through all their trials and tests. Jesus, the Bread of Life, will do the same for us. God will sustain you through trials and tests.
I remember how You provided for the Hebrews and how You sustained them. Thank-you that You will do the same for me.
Jesus truly is the manna that came down form heaven. Through Jesus I have exactly what I need. Thank-you for the healing (for my body, soul, and spirit) that I receive through Jesus’ stripes. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to remember that You will sustain me through all of life’s trials and through every test I face. May I have an even greater desire to receive Your Word each day.
In Jesus’ name, Amen