Antitypical Showers of MannaFeb 17th, 2010 | By admin | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)
Antitypical Showers of Manna
The Bread from Heaven was our Lord’s flesh, which He was to give for the life of the world. And Jesus explains this to be what was typified by the manna that fell in the wilderness. He said, “Your fathers did eat manna [in the wilderness], and are dead. He that eateth of this Bread shall live forever.” He also said (John 12:24), “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” And he did fall into the earth and die. And we become sharers with him in his death. We participate in his sufferings and death, which the world will never do. They share in its outcome.
All the work of this Gospel Age, is the getting ready of the food for the world, and of the blood which will be sprinkled upon them. But the Message of our Lord in our text was not intended for the world. As He tells us, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
It is only a special class who could know anything about the Mystery of God all through these two millenniums. These things have been hidden from the world in general. But now we believe that the time is here when they are to be given to the world, making the world conscious of the blessing that God has in store for them soon. The Scriptures tell us that the Mystery will be unfolded during the sounding of the seventh trumpet–which is now sounding. This making of these truths known, therefore, would seem to be the showering of the manna.