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Manna food for Monday September 20th

Updated on September 26, 2010

This one will be a short hub, for I have been battling an abscessed tooth these last 24 hours, successfully I am pleased to say, but still I am groggy from the meds and fight!

But also because we (my wife and I) have been under attack these last weeks, indeed this hub is later than normal because last night I really could not put it together, then I read the verses I was selecting, and gained heart, for they were meant for me!

I pray that they will find you in a joyful countenance, and that should you be down as I have been, they will lift your spirit as they have mine!

The concept of this series of hubs is to produce a daily hub which delivers a spiritual message, using bible verse alone.

Verses used will be annotated for your Berean instincts to be satisfied, and for further contemplation if you desire.

Reading the word daily is an essential part of staying spiritually healthy, if you don't eat, you starve!

If you are active in doing Gods works, then you need solid food, to remain strong in the word and be able to stand the attacks of the enemy.

So eat and drink deeply.

Speaking personally, I use the King James for study purposes, however I am using the Amplified Bible for these hubs (mainly) unless it has significant contextual differences, for it's easier to read, and who knows, maybe somebody will read these who is not yet in faith!

If you like this series, please tell your friends, whether they be believers or not.... and leave comments, they help others know about this series in the feeds!

Source verses

Proverbs 15:15, Psalm 30:5, Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 89:14-16, Matthew 5:3, 
Matthew 13:44, Romans 14:17,Ephesians 5:19-20,Hebrews 13:15, 
Habakkuk 3:17-19,2 Corinthians 6:10,Romans 5:3.

All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].

For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime for in His favor is life.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.

In Your name they rejoice all the day, and in Your righteousness they are exalted.

Blessed (happy, to be envied) and spiritually prosperous…..with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, (regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

The kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,

At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.

Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls,

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation!

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!

As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.


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      heavenbound5511 7 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

      Great Hub! Praise is so important when we are being attacked because of spreading the Gospel of Jesus. Our praise = victory. In 2nd Chronicles 20- is a good example among many of defeating the enemy by trusting and praising God. Thanks for your encouragement!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I am touched and blessed by this Hub!!! Stopped by to give you so love. Be Blessed!!!!! The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength!!!! AMEN!

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Thanks James, glad you dropped by, I wanted to keep these up daily (hence the date!) but life got in the way!

      Hope to start more soon...


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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      A beautiful message, John. I needed this edification today. And you delivered. Thank you!

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Psalms 28:7, is one my favorites to focus when under attack, as well of course remembering your armor! The blessings are just around the corner:) Hang in there! Thanks for the message, even though you weren't feeling well.

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Oh we are still under attack!

      But experience has shown me that when the enemy besieges you, it normally means you are doing something that he dislikes, or are about to do something he dislikes!

      So that's OK!

      On the other hand, being Jobian, I obviously have some gaps in the armour that need closing!

      Thanks (both of you) your support is welcomed and respected.

      John (and Susanne)

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      Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

      One of my favourite scriptures! Hope you and your wife are no longer under attack and your tooth are fine. I know that horrible pain. God bless!

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      Woman Of Courage 7 years ago

      I can relate to this awesome, and encouraging hub. I pray that God fully heal your abscessed tooth, and that you continue to endure. God bless you and you wife.