Steven Furtick - Expiration Date
But it said, "I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert yet they died, but here the bread". Somebody say, "Here is the bread". "Here is the bread that comes down from heaven which a man may eat and not die". I wanna use just as a title today, "Expiration Date" and touch somebody next to you and say, "Check the label". Amen, you may be seated.
So crazy how you can think you really know somebody for years and then they just do something that makes you question everything you thought you knew about 'em. You sound like you're going through something. Are they sitting next to you? I mean, I can tell you Holly's favorite movies, favorite color, her favorite stores, her favorite brands within her favorite stores, I know a lot of things about that woman. I know her favorite books, audiobooks, I know her favorite book club that she's having this week, what she's reading for her book club this week, but even sometimes in the context of a marriage that you really think you know somebody they will just shock you.
The other day she horrified me because I thought I knew her so well until I went into the refrigerator. And I pulled out some cheese, I was just gonna eat a few blocks of cheddar for my low-carb lifestyle, just for a snack and I looked at it and it said it was expired three months ago. Fridge was so full you know, but I saw that, so as I'm going to throw it away, she stands in front of me and blocks me from putting the cheese, she says, "Oh, you gotta smell it first". And I'm like, "No baby, I don't, it says right here on the label, it's expired". And she says, "Oh, I feed you expired food all the time". And she said, "The expiration date is just a suggestion". I'm like, "The devil is a liar". Smell it, you know.
You think you know somebody. Turns out they're poisoning you, trying to collect that life insurance, wanna see about that. Term life insurance, but, you know it really should be in your relationship with God that you think you know Him, you think you know what He's like, and just as your life experiences accumulate and just the ways that you witness Him working in your life that you didn't expect and that you didn't predict and that did not fit your preconceived notions of what God was like 18 years ago. He doesn't change, but the way that we see Him, should.
And it must expand, it must, y'all won't like this word 'cause y'all think it's like an atheist word, evolve to include the parts of who He is that we didn't know about in our arrogance and our pride because as we become broken by the trials of life, it leaves spaces for God to get in and He couldn't get in while we were all sealed up tight, by thinking we were perfect. But then, when you live a little while, you get about to that age where you start to say, "Why I thought I saw everything. I thought I knew who was a good Christian and who wasn't. I thought I knew what God would always do and what God was always like".
But He was just always surprising them in the person of Jesus Christ as He walked the earth. He was showing them progressively who He was and He wasn't changing to be something that He wasn't, they were just seeing what He had been all along. That required a sort of rewiring because if you go off of what they thought in the old testament, they saw a lot of wrath and vengeance because that was the way they saw God through that lens, but as you track through the redemptive history, the God of the Bible is revealed as One who not only is full of love and full of grace, but He is love, He is grace.
See, it doesn't say God has love, God is love. We beheld His glory, the glory as the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth. He was always full of grace and truth; we just beheld it in the person of Christ. But it's progressive and there is a reason that God does not show you everything all at once. It's called mercy. If He showed you the whole thing, you would die, you would give up, you would quit and you would be so overwhelmed so because He is kind and because He is wise, He progressively shows you Himself and He progressively shows you His purpose for your life. So you can't figure it out, all at once.
And if you were a planner, a.k.a. control freak, this will stress you out. It stressed the disciples out; He would not tell them everything. They would show up to preach, He'd be, "Hey I'mma preach a little bit". In fact, it's worst than that. Okay, John 6, He's like, "Let's get away. John the Baptist has just been beheaded; things are going crazy, let's get away". He didn't tell 'em there'd be a crowd waiting on the other side. Not 'cause He didn't know, but probably 'cause He knew they wouldn't go with Him if they knew; so some things God does not show you about what's waiting for you on the other side because He knows you won't go if He tells you what's there. So He'll get you there and then show you the reason that He came to begin with.
Well, He starts healing people, right? He started blessing, He starts teaching, it gets late, the disciples. I know you've heard this story before even if you've only gone to church once, it's like all of fame Bible story, 5000 men, women and children, 5 loaves of bread, 2 fish, one little boy, who Peter beat up and took his lunch, I put that in, it's a speculation, just thinking about how that boy gave his lunch, I have kids, I've never seen them volunteer or give anything to the Lord and so, or anybody, but there's this sense in which they were gleaning what they could about the identity of this Christ that they chose to follow by the activities that they saw Him do. And yet what got confusing was that a lot of times people would get so caught up in what He did that they would miss the point of who He was.
So John gives us seven statements in his Gospel alone that he collects that start with, the name of God that was revealed to Moses at the Burning bush, "I Am", this is the first one. "I am the bread of life", and how many are grateful that the first thing that Jesus wanted to be identified with was sustenance. Carbohydrates. How many are grateful that the first thing He wanted you to know is, I am not only your provider, I am your provision, if I'm just your provider, then you need what comes from My hand, but if I am your provision, you can trust My heart to know that even if it's not coming your way, everything you need for life and Godliness is in me, I am the bread of life. I am the light of the world.
If you can't see your next step, it's alright, I'll give you enough light for the next step that I've called you to take. Not the next 15000, it is a progressive revelation, I am the gate, that means you come in through Me, you go out through Me. Church is not the gate, other people are not the gate, they don't get to decide what your life becomes or what it doesn't; I am the gate, I am the good shepherd, I will lead you through the valley of the shadow of death, it's just a shadow because I am the resurrection and the life, even the things that have died in your life are subject to resurrection, I serve notice on dead bones, if the breath of God hits the bones in the valley, they have to rise up and live in the name of the Lord.
I am the vine, the true vine; there's imitators, there's substitutes, but they can't sustain you; I am the bread of life. And in order for them to get them to see it, He has to bring them all the way back to their experiences and many of these experiences happen before they were ever around. And in order to get you to see that God is your provider, I wanna show you something from Exodus 16 that really speaks to me about how in some seasons of my life, I feel like the demand is greater than the supply. The disciples weren't the first one that got put in a situation that was too much for them.
So I'm preaching to people who are looking at too much in an area of your life today and I believe if nothing other than the device that is in your pocket, we are living in a time of too much, too much information, they're showing us now though studies on compassion fatigue that by knowing everything bad that happens in the world, we are becoming unable to mobilize to do anything about the real things that we can affect, because we are so overwhelmed with too much.
Too much, the disciples saw the crowds, they said, "It's getting late, Jesus". This is John 6, before He said I'm the bread of life, this is what lead up to that statement, this is the story behind the statement, He wasn't just saying something out of context, He took the bread and multiplied it and everybody was fed, but before that happened, the disciples tendency was like the same tendency that we have when it's just too much, "Send them away". It's just too much, I can't fix it all; it's too much debt, financially. I don't even know where to start digging out of this. It's just too much, it's too much on my schedule, it's too much and then if the spirit of too much stays on you too long, it'll become the spirit of not enough.
And so then you start evaluating your potential on the basis of your experiences. And what God is so good at in moments like these in our lives, if you're in a moment like that in your life, and I know I certainly have been where you start sending opportunities away, because you don't believe you have the resource to meet the need, you can relate with this passage, and statement, "I am the bread of life".
So recently, and I'mma share with you Exodus 16 in a minute, I didn't forget. But I started noticing that I was turning down things that I believe God wanted me to do, but it wasn't even because I was too busy to do them, I started to feel like I don't have enough to give and it started scaring me that maybe I was gonna get out there to try to do it and I wouldn't have what people expected me to have so I started to send stuff away that God was trying to bring to be to multiply His provision and to use me, which is what I wanted. But when you stay in the spirit of too much, long enough, it becomes a deep feeling of not enough and I believe that I'm looking at people today, I believe it's a cultural epidemic that we have never been in a time where we have felt more deprived and depleted and insufficient to face life challenges because we are constantly exposed to the world's entire need all at once.
So Jesus says, "Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness", last week, I talked about the wideness and I talked about finding your water in dry places. That God will always put a rock where water will come from, even in the driest most difficult seasons of your life and how that when you're too hungry or too thirsty, you become susceptible to substitutes, which is why you can be tempted to turn stones into bread. The wilderness passage which Jesus demonstrated by overcoming temptation and the nation of Israel succumbing temptation is mentioned in Exodus 16, remember that they came through the Red Sea, they had been in Egypt for a long time, suffering under slavery and after they came through the Red Sea, they dwelt in a place called the wilderness.
That wasn't the name of it; it was several stops along the way. For a little while after they left Egypt apparently they had some snack packs, but at the point that the food ran out, they were caught in an interesting situation, just like the disciples in John 6 where we're in the remote place and we don't have enough to do what we need to do and I want you to look at the Scripture because it's kind of a test that some of you are dealing with right now, the "Do you trust me now test".
You get so many opportunities in your life to trust God again and every time you trust Him on a different level and a different scenario, you see a different dimension of who He is and what He can do. Now look at this in Exodus 16, if I can ever find it, yeah, here it says, "The whole Israelite community", right there in verse 1, "The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt".
Where they had been for 430 years in Egypt, where they initially went to escape a famine that was in Canaan, but then in Egypt, the place where they went to escape the famine, became the place where they were enslaved by Pharaoh, we dealt with that last week, watch the message, it's free on YouTube and you have no excuse not to watch it, download the podcast, download the app and watch the message, but where it brings us to, is they're out of Egypt, but they're not into Canaan, they're in a place where they need God's provision, but they have not fully accessed the promise of God.
I call this the disappointment of deliverance, it's when God brings you out of something, but not all the way into anything either. It's when you raise your hand to receive Christ and you still have issues with your anger. It's when you believe God touched you during worship and you still have bursitis in your right knee when you go home. It's when God makes you a promise and speaks a word concerning your daughter and her attitude gets worse on Tuesday than it was last Wednesday. It's the disappointment of deliverance when He brings you out, brings you through, brings your forward, but now they're in a stuck place really to wonder, what will we eat and they don't pass the test because instead of gratitude for the grace of God that brought them this far, they begin to grumble about what's ahead.
Now, this is in Bible times. We don't deal with this anymore. You know the Bible's outdated. Times have changed, but they came out of Egypt, watch this when the expiration date on their season of suffering had reached the ears of heaven. Everything you go through in your life, everything that, even the enemy does in your life, anything you do to yourself in your life, it can't go on forever. And here's why it can't go on forever. Because you are not in charge of the calendar of events of the purpose of God in the world.
So, even if the devil is messing with you in your mind, even if the devil is messing with you in your family, he can't just mess with you for as long as he wants, as much as he wants. God had to give the devil permission to hurt Job. He didn't just get to do what he wanted to do for as long as he wanted to do it, God said, "Now that's enough". Somebody shout, "That's enough". When God saw His people struggling in Egyptian slavery at a certain point He said, "Now that's enough". And when He spoke to Moses He said, "I've seen my people mistreated and I see how their backs are breaking with heavy labor and I hear how they're crying out to Me and that's enough and I came down to deliver My people and bring them out of Egypt; every season of suffering, every season of struggle has an expiration date".
God is sovereign, God is in charge; the enemy doesn't run my life. So when that ended and a month passed, they've come through the Red Sea, but now they need something to eat and this is why I thought Jesus brought it up to say, "I am the bread of life. Just like I did it then, watch this, just like I did it that period of time, just like I took care of you before, just like you didn't know how before and I did somehow, I am. Just like I was, I am. And just like I am, I will be". I haven't been giving y'all any love this whole sermon butler this section fifth row, this section, I am, I was, I will be. I am, I was. How you know I am? 'Cause I was.
How do you know I will be, 'cause I am. How do you know I am? 'Cause I was. There is a testimony in your life to the faithfulness of God that will enable you to trust Him in this season. And you just get to do it over and over again, if you trust God with one test, you get to trust Him with another. Algebra 2 is your reward for passing Algebra 1. Y'all like that? You don't get to graduate; you just get to trust Him again.
I will never forget what Holly said to me when Elijah was born, she goes, "Oh, you don't get to quit worrying about your kid after you have them". 'Cause you know, we're rubbing oil on her stomach and feeding her avocados or whatever, you know, everything prenatal; "What To Expect When You're Expecting", by the way, that book sucks. I want my money back. But it put an expectation on us; it is the disappointment of delivery. Oh, I had the kid, now I gotta check on him all through the night. I'm worried when they're crying; I'm worrying when they're quiet. I'm worried... and now, not only do I get to trust the life of my child to God when they're a toddler, 'cause that's scary, you run around the house protecting them from everything, you know, well the first one, I mean, we have three, by the third one, you figure it out, but the first one, you know you plugging electrical sockets with plastic things, then you get to trust God when they're a teenager and they don't make one of those plastic plugs for their friends.
So now it's like, "Hey trust me now, trust me deeper. Trust be broader, trust me greater, I am, 'cause I was and I will be too. It's the kind of God that I am. The bread of life here is the bread". And I'mma show you two things that keep us from trusting Him now, two things that keep us trusting now, they're in the passage, it says, "In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron". I wanted it to say they were grateful to Moses and Aaron because of all the courage that it took to lead us out of Egypt and stand before Pharaoh and last through the duration of the 10 plagues. But no, people tend to forget.
People tend to focus on what's missing and then they tend to have a selective memory. Because sometimes what keeps you, you wanna take notes, this is your only chance you have the whole sermon, what keeps you from trusting God in the present is your attachment to the past. It's like when you've been in Egypt for too long, and you've been gone for a month, you start remembering it different than it really was. It's when it's a selective memory. I don't mean to start any marital fights here, but sometimes even in a relationship it can be a selective memory of what I said and what you said, well that's what happening here, it's a selective memory, it's like watch this, watch what they say, "In the desert they grumbled", verse 3, "The Israelites said to them, 'If only we had died by the Lord's hand in Egypt'"!
Remember they were crying to God to take them out of Egypt. But now they say it'd be better to die there because there, is the verse on the screen? Shout the word, "There". "...There we sat around pots of meat". Yeah, when they weren't beating you with whips and working you 20 hours a day. Okay so fine, Egypt had a meal plan, but it was miserable. But you forget that. And you choose familiarity over freedom. "I wish we were back in Egypt, big ol' pots of protein, the Golden Coral meat section of Egypt, pots of meat. All the food we wanted. A buffet 7.99".
Talking about Egypt now, the gave you mud and made you make bricks with not enough straw but you don't remember what they didn't give you in Egypt. "We sat around pots of meat and ate the food we wanted, but you brought us out into this desert to starve the entire assembly to death". The people you try to help you the most will often turn on you, but that's a life advice, that's not what the message is today. The Lord said to Moses, "Alright, I'mma kill 'em all".
Now watch this, this is how you start out thinking who God is. This is for most of us and I'm preaching in the south, United States of America, we've got churches all over. but usually your first concept of God if you're introduced through religious system is that God is, you know what I always pictured, like Triton on the little Mermaid, like just zapping stuff, and sometimes He zapped you and gives you a healing but sometimes He zapped you and gives you diarrhea just like, and I be scared of God like, "Oh, I don't wanna say that because He might buzz me and you start thinking of God like that". But Jesus comes along and says, "No, no, no, no God is spirit and those who worship him in spirit and truth, I am the bread of life".
The first thing I wanna be identified with is I provide for you, I am the bread of life, and you start off thinking of God in this way but then over time you begin to see that grace is really that good. And yet if your attachment to the past in the way that you saw God is somebody who was just to punish you and keep you in line, and make sure that you have no fun while you're here on this planet. If that is your view of God, it is very difficult for you to progress in it, until you need the grace of God, until you get in a season where you can't do enough and you get to a thing in your life where you can't overcome and you get to a place in your life where you can't clean it up and you make a mess that's so big that you end up in the pigpen and you're wanting to eat what the pigs eat and all you can do is come back home to your father and then you see him on the road and you're like, "Oh, the whole time I was away from you, this is what you were like, you were waiting for me the whole time".
But you don't see that all at once, it's progressive. And so He gives them, watch this, grace for their grumbling. They're not even praying correctly, and He still gives them what they need. "I will rain down bread from heaven for you". This is how you're gonna deal with it okay? God says, "Imma meet your needs, I'm gonna provide for you, Here's how you're to respond to my provision".
Now listen closely, this is important, this applies to us, it's not exactly the same for us because this is a physical manifestation most of the ways we see God's provision through the spirit of Christ is through the spiritual, the tangible is important but it's nothing compared to the spiritual so this is how God provides peace and joy and contentment and faith and hope and all of the stuff that really matters, the stuff that doesn't perish, the stuff that doesn't get moldy, the stuff that doesn't get old, the stuff you don't have to throw out after three months, the stuff that last. He said, "Imma give you, Imma give you bread from heaven, The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day".
Somebody say, "Enough". It's in the passage, He said, "I want you to take enough for that day. In this way, I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions". I wanna test them to see if they trust me. I wanna know: do you trust me? Do you trust me enough to believe that I am enough and do you believe that if I am enough, so are you? Because if I'm in you and I'm your God and I made you and I put you in a situation, I would never put you in a situation that I would not make you enough for. Shout if it's your word, I'll give you a minute.
So he said, "On the sixth day", as they get ready for the Sabbath, "I want them to prepare what they bring in, and that will to be twice as much as they gather on the other days so that they don't have to work on the Sabbath". But it was kind of a system that they set up where it was like, "Get what you need for today, our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us next week our daily bread. Give us last month our daily bread".
You see I can be two things, it can be your attachment to the past where you remember what you used to eat in Egypt or it can be your fixation on the future, that's the second thing, that keeps you from receiving God's provision right now. I wish we were in Egypt, there we had, see it? And then when the Messiah comes, then He will. Then there, back there, then, one day, back there, then, the provision is never then or there, it is here and now. The provision is always here. The bread is always here. And what makes the bread enough is who touches it. What made the bread multiply was when they put it in Jesus' hands.
See, this is the principle: it is your proximity to the presence of Christ that becomes your provision for the challenges that you face. And so, if you stay close to Him, even if it's in a wilderness, even if it's through a mistake, even it's insurmountable, even if you don't know how, if you will stay close to Christ, your bread will be blessed and it will be enough. And it will go around and there will be 12 basketfuls of leftover, He is the bread of life.
When they set up the tabernacle, they made a table with acacia wood, overlaid it with gold, the acacia is humanity, the gold is divinity. They put 12 loaves of bread, 6 stacks on each side to represent the covenant God had with His people. 12 loaves, 12 tribes. 12 disciples, 12 basket fulls of leftovers, but they were not in the holy of holies, they were only close to it, they were right outside that place, it was called the table of Showbread and watch this, the bread of the presence, presence, the bread of the presence, when it came into the temple, it was bread, but when it got close enough to the holy of holies, where the presence of God was, it became blessed.
The closer it got to the presence of God, the less common it became. When it came in, it was just a loaf. But when it got close enough to the holy of holies, where the presence of Yahweh is, see, I'm trying to say, you don't have to be enough, all you have to do is get close enough to the One who is more than enough. And I declare My God shall supply all of your needs, not one or two, not one day in the sweet by and by - here, now is the bread of life.
Here, now. Here is the bread. That's what Jesus said. Here is the bread, somebody shout, "Here is the bread". It's not in tomorrow, you cannot fight tomorrow's battles with today's strength. You are wasting today's grace, trying to fight tomorrow's battles. We were talking about something yesterday, she says, "Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, she said, I'm getting maggots in my mana". Imma show you this. You're like, "Whoa that's a weird thing. This is how y'all talk? It's pillow talk around the Furtik house"? Matter of fact it is, 'cause when I preached it, first it is, "Oh man, the past, like I used to have so many friends but now they've all" - Well, you just got to leave Egypt. God can bring you new friends. God might bring you some friends this time and they pick up the check. I don't know. But when in the wilderness, you gotta be able to trust and not be too attached to the past and please don't quit your job over this message.
I hate it, everybody always hears what they wanna hear. I'm talking about the paradigm of the past. Egypt thinking where they hand you your food. So God's like, "Here's what Imma do. I'm gonna rain down bread from heaven". And then it happened, He told Moses He was gonna do it, then He did it, now first He gave 'em meat in the evening, to remind them of Egypt, He's like, "I'm not doing that anymore. For now on, for the next 39 years, this is what you gonna eat".
Now when God switches the form of provision, your first instinct is going to be to resist it, because you don't recognize it. When God starts doing new things in your life, at first, it'll just look like trouble but you won't recognize, it's really training. Send the crowds away. I can't deal with this. Ah, this unfamiliar. So, they wake up, let's go verse 13, I think that will be enough, "The quail came and covered the camp, in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp". Bring me my box while I read this next verse, "When the dew was gone", The Bible says, "thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor".
Now I never saw mana but it said, "thin flakes like frost". I was just picturing the Bible, I never ate mana, but it said, thin flakes like frost. Touch somebody say, "They're great". And the people were like, "Hah, never saw this before. I mean, we know how to eat in Egypt, in Egypt we had a meal card". But sometimes you don't know how to receive something that God has given you 'cause when you've never seen it, it's hard to receive it. Do you ever wonder why you sabotage yourself sometimes when you're starting to succeed in something? Because when frustration and failure is familiar to you, you will recreate it. Without even knowing that you're doing it.
Sometimes we surround ourselves with people who treat us crappy because being treated crappy to us is emotionally familiar, so when somebody treats you nice, you're suspicious. "What do they want"? And like for me, I have a hard time believing that people could just like me. It's hard for me to believe because I think at some point during my life, I was like, "Oh if I preach good". Or you know, if I can generate a job, I have all these staff members that I'm responsible for so there's this feeling like you start thinking you're the bread after a while. And you start thinking if it wasn't for what you did, so then when somebody really tries to love you for who you are, you're like, hold on, this is too close.
And watch this, when the bread came from heaven that God was trying to provide, and it rained down and covered the ground. Look at the Israelites reaction, and they saw it, verse 15, "They said to each other, 'What is it?' For they did not know what it was". Cause the never saw it before.
Some of us are resisting the resource that God is sending into our life at this moment because we do not recognize it as His presence and His provision. Some of us, right now have what we have been asking God for in a form that we don't recognize, that is before us and the trick is this, that God will give you this day, your daily bread. Not there, in Egypt, not then when Messiah comes, but here is the bread. I am the bread. The bread of presence is this, God gives me the grace in this moment. Now if I try to reach back to my past mistake, I'll miss it. If I try to reach forward into my future and fixate on that and try to plan everything out, I will miss it. But here is the bread. That's the word, here is the bread.
Somebody say, "Here is the bread". Look at the person next to you say, "Here is the bread". And so you're pointing to the provision and you're going, "What is it"? In fact, the reason they called it mana is because, in Hebrew, mana is an ambidextrous term, it means, "What is it"? And it also means, "What it is". So they didn't know what to call it, because it was new. When God does something new in your life, at first you don't know what to call it or how to receive it and what keeps you from receiving it is sometimes is your past, and sometimes it is your future. So they named it mana, what is it? What it is. What is it? I don't know, it's what it is. But I know one thing, I know I am, so whatever it is I am is in the middle of it, working it out for a purpose that is beyond my human perspective. Here is the bread. Here is the bread.
And then some of them thought they were smarter than God, you know. 'Cause the Bible says, "When they saw it, even though they didn't recognize it, Moses said to them, He explained, it is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat". And this is what the Lord has commanded, each one is to gather as much as he needs, it's the power of enough, each one is to gather as much as he needs. "Take an Omer, half a gallon, for each person you have in your tent. And the Israelites did what they were told". Give us this day our daily bread. "Some gathered much, some little, and when they measured it by the Omer, he who gathered much, did not have too much".
I like that, it's not too much, it's enough. I am the bread of life. "It didn't have too much and he who gathered little did not have too little". It was enough. It's enough. Somebody say, "It's enough". Make the confession say, "It's enough". And just all over every area of your life where the enemy has been speaking too much or not enough, I want you to look at whatever God put in the ground in the form of His grace and His provision in this season of your life and declare, it's enough. He's enough. I'm enough, it's enough, He's enough, I'm enough. Give the lesson to your neighbor, it's enough. he's enough, I'm enough. Now the reason I'm enough is 'cause He's enough. And so if He's enough and I'm enough, it's enough. It's not too much, it's not too little, it's enough.
But some of the Israelites, some of them, look at verse 19, "No one is to keep any of it until morning". "Some of them paid no attention to Moses, they kept a part of it until the morning", but watch what happened in the morning, in the morning because they did not trust God to give them enough for today - the mana had maggots. Because God's presence and provision is always in today. Your stress, your ulcer, your sleeplessness, much of it is because you are letting maggots get in your mana.
See here's what happens, so Bob turns to Judy and he's like, "Moses said there'd be more in the morning but baby just in case, put a little of that right there in your pocketbook, just in case, we can't eat all of that today". 'Cause we've never seen this before and it's hard to trust that there will be enough for tomorrow, but that's exactly what faith is. You see it? That's exactly what faith is, it is to deal with today and to trust for tomorrow. Strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow. Blessings all mine with 10 000 besides, great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness.
Morning by morning, when I wake up tomorrow, there will be mana, when I wake up Tuesday, there will be more, when I wake up Wednesday, in my weakness He is strong. When I wake up Thursday, he'll see me through. When I wake up Friday, He is fighting for me and I can rest on the Sabbath 'cause He is the bread. And I break the spirit of not enough off of your life today. I break the spirit of I can't and I'll never, I break that spirit in the name of Jesus, here is the bread. He is the bread. And He's giving you right now an opportunity to trust Him on the next level and to discover who is all over again.
He doesn't change, it's just the more you experience in a desert place and when Lazarus dies and you wonder why would God let something die that you love but then you see Him show up and call Lazarus out of the tomb because you already knew He was a healer, but now He wants to show you, I am resurrection, you understand that everything in your life is designed to show you, not only who God is, but who you are in him. Now the reason He lets us need things is so that we don't get confused about where our help comes from.
The reason He wants you to get it every morning, all those little plans you stay up making, all those little things you scribble down about what if and this and what that, the stuff that gonna screw up your life, is gonna hit you from behind anyway. Pray about it. Praise God through it. You can't keep the mana til tomorrow. You can't eat in Egypt anymore, this is a new place, this is a new season, God has given you what you need for the season you're in, here is the bread. Here is the bread. So in every moment, I'm looking for it. Oh, here is the bread. Oh, there I go again, looking, thinking about, here is the bread. Here I am again playing five minutes ago, five months ago, no, no, no, here is the bread.
Somebody say, "Here is the bread". When I put this message online I'm gonna call it Expiration Date, but you know the real message is, Here Is The Bread. Stop trying to eat stuff that has gone sour, stop thinking in ways that you have outgrown, stop doing down to a level of who you used to be, here is the bread. The bread of the presence.