MANNA IN THE MORNING PART 2
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Dr Tom Hover
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October 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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Matthew 4:4
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Manna in the Morning

Text: Matthew 4:4

"But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not

live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth

out the mouth of God."

Introduction: Each believer is to be encourage to have a time

of daily devotion alone with the Lord! If we were to read Matthew 4:4

without the negative comparison you will see what man is to live on.

"Man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of

God."

Literally it is: "Man shall live by every spoken word that comes

from God."

Each of us need that time each day were God speaks to us though

His Holy Word.

Let’s Consider:

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET

TIME

Just as the children of Israel had to depend on the Lord each day for their

supplies in the wilderness, so the Christian must rely on Him daily for

spiritual sustenance.

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL

HEALTH

Whether in the newly converted or the mature Christians.

I Peter 2:2

"As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye

may grow thereby:"

Hebrews 5:14

"But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even

those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to

discern both good and evil."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY

SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

From the laver of the Word. Initially and positionally you are cleansed by

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the precious blood, that is redemption and salvation. But we need

restoration and a day-to-day cleansing from the Word of God.

Psalm 119:9,

"Wherewithal shall a young man. Cleanse his ways? By taking

heed thereto according to thy word."

Jesus said in John 15:3 "Now ye are clean through the word

which I have spoken unto you:"

John 17:17 "Sanctify them by thy: the word is truth."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL

COUNSEL

Learning the principles that determine the Christian Life.

Colossians 3:16

"Let the word of Christ swell in you richly in all wisdom;

teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns

and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the

Lord."

Psalm 73:24

"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwards receive

to glory."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

D.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL IN EQUIPPING THE

CHRISTIAN FOR SPIRITUAL CONFLICT WITH THE

FORCES OF EVIL.

The supreme Example is our Lord Jesus Christ when He encountered

Satan in the wilderness.

Paul later exhorted the believers at Ephesus to:

Ephesians 6:17,

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the

Spirit, which is the word of God:"

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE

QUIET TIME

The right thinking about God’s Word;

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the

testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Page 3 of 9

Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the

heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening

the eyes.

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:

the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous

altogether.

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than

much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the

honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than

honey to my mouth!

Ezekiel 3:1-3

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest;

eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 3:2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat

that roll.

Ezekiel 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy

belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.

Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for

sweetness.

Eze 3:4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto

the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

Here are a few practical and specific requirements which are necessary for the

quiet time.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

Example: Jesus in Mark 1:35 "And in the morning, rising up a great while

before day, He went out , and departed into a solitary place, and there

prayed."

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

One in which you can get up out of the bed in the morning and read the Print

without straining your eyes.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

Something to keep reminding you to stress a different request for each

day. Dr. Stephen Olford suggest what he and his wife use. It works this

way:

MONDAY - "M" Is for Missionaries

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TUESDAY - "T" is for Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY - "W" is for Workers

THURSDAY - "T" is for Tasks (Our job at the church, the ministry that

God has given to us.)

FRIDAY - "F" is for our Families

SATURDAY - "S" is for the saints - especially young Christians, that

Christ may be formed in them.

SUNDAY - "S" is for sinners and, in particular, the gospel services

for which we are responsible.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

The thoughts of every quiet time should be written down, even if only in a

brief sentence form. God gives you there something you’ll never find in a

commentary or anywhere else- and the thoughts are worth keeping.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

E.) A SPIRIT OF EXPECTANCY

Along with these tangible items of equipment, be sure to come to your

quiet time with a spirit of expectancy. Such expectancy should have at

least three contributing factors.

(1) The Physical Factor

You cannot go to bed at all hours of the night and expect to get up fresh in

the morning.

(2) The Moral Factor

Psalm 66:18

"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:"

(3) The Spiritual Factor

This involves the matter of Expectancy.

John 7:17

"If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine,

whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUIET TIME

III. THE RULES WHICH CAN HELP

YOU IN YOUR DAILY QUIET TIME

WITH GOD The Rule Of:

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A.) WAITING

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and

not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

"Hurry is the death of prayer"

Hush yourself in the presence of God.

Seek the power of concentration. Seek cleansing.

Seek illumination and above all, seek to consciously come into His

presence.

A.) WAITING

B.) READING

I Timothy 4:13

Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to

doctrine.

I Timothy 4:15-16

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that

thy profiting may appear to all.

1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the

doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both

save thyself, and them that hear thee.

Read and meditate on God’s Word. Have a particular verse or verses set

aside already for each day.

(1) Read the portion of God’s Word at least three times.

a. Discover what is there Generally.

b. Peruse it for what is there Specially.

c. Study it for what is there Personally.

Note: Peruse = Read, typically in a thorough or careful way. Examine carefully or at

length.

(2) Move from reading to thinking or meditation. Look at

the passage in the presence of God.

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou

shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe

to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt

make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good

success.

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the

ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the

seat of the scornful.

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Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his

law doth he meditate day and night.

Revelation 1:3

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of

this prophecy, and keep those things which are written

therein: for the time is at hand.

Ask the Lord if there:

1. Are any Commands to Obey?

2. Are any Promises to Claim?

3. Are any New thoughts to Follow and

pursue?

4. Are any Sins to Avoid?

5. Are any New thoughts about God, Jesus or the Holy

Spirit, or even the devil. Seek to discover what God is saying

to you from the passage you have read.

A.) WAITING

B.) READING

C.) RECORDING

Exodus 17:14

And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in

a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly

put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Proverbs 3:3

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck;

write them upon the table of thine heart:

Take the notebook that you keep just for your quiet time and jot down

briefly what the Lord has said to you. Always make it personal. Always

make it devotional.

A.) WAITING B.) READING C.) RECORDING

D.) PRAYING

Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

and watching thereunto with all perseverance and

supplication for all saints;

Praying has three aspects in your quiet time:

(1) Adjusting

Pray back to God what you learn in your quiet time and make the

adjustments needed.

(2) Adoring Him

Pour out your soul to Him. Thank Him. Think of His majesty, glory and

mercy. Revel in the sunshine of His presence. Talk as a child to his father,

as a servant to his master. And listen - as a lover to his beloved.

(3) Asking

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Present your request not only for yourself but for others. Intercede for

others.

Conclusion:

After prayer there are two more very important steps which are

essential to the quiet time.

STEP ONE: SHARING

Psalm 126:6

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,

shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his

sheaves with him.

II Timothy 2:2

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many

witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall

be able to teach others also.

Share God’s message of what you learned with somebody that day.

What you share, you enjoy. What you share, you keep. The manna

God’s people gathered every day had to be shared and eaten. When

hoarded, it bred worms and stank. You can always tell the person who

merely hoards what he gets in his quiet time.

STEP ONE: SHARING

STEP TWO: OBEYING

I Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt

offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the

LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to

hearken than the fat of rams.

I Peter 1:22

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth

through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see

that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Most important of all, obey. Get up from your knees and say, "Lord Jesus,

as I face this day, I ask You by the power of Your indwelling Spirit to give

me the grace to translate into action what you have told me to do this

morning." Then go out to obey.

God’s best for you is closely linked with this daily meeting with Him. The

barometer of your Christian life can be observed by the attention you give

to your quiet time every day.

You cannot tell me that you have surrendered to God that Jesus Christ is

Lord of your life, or that you know the fullness of the Holy Spirit, unless

you have had your Manna in the Morning.

May Your Prayer Be:

Help me, O Lord, Thy Word to read,

Upon the living Bread to Feed,

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Seeking Thy Spirit’s Quickening lead

That I may please Thee in all things.

Dr. Tom Hover 9/2016

tomhover@hotmail.com

Manna in the Morning

Text: Matthew 4:4

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

I Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:14

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING Psalm

119:9, John 15:3, John 17:17

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

Colossians 3:16, Psalm 73:24

D.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL IN EQUIPPING THE CHRISTIAN FOR

SPIRITUAL CONFLICT WITH THE FORCES OF EVIL. Ephesians 6:17

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUIET TIME

Psalm 19:7-10, Psalm 119:103, Ezekiel 3:1-3

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

Example: Jesus in Mark 1:35

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

MONDAY - "M" Is for Missionaries

TUESDAY - "T" is for Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY - "W" is for Workers

THURSDAY - "T" is for Tasks (Our job at the church, the ministry that God has given

to us.)

FRIDAY - "F" is for our Families

SATURDAY - "S" is for the saints - especially young Christians, that Christ may be

formed in them.

SUNDAY - "S" is for sinners and, in particular, the gospel services for which we are

responsible.

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

E.) A SPIRIT OF EXPECTANCY

(1) The Physical Factor

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(2) The Moral Factor Psalm 66:18

(3) The Spiritual Factor John 7:17

III. THE RULES WHICH CAN HELP YOU IN YOUR DAILY

QUIET TIME WITH GOD

The Rule Of:

A.) WAITING Isaiah 40:31

B.) READING I Timothy 4:13, I Timothy 4:15-16

(1) Read the portion of God’s Word at least three times.

a. Discover what is there Generally.

b. Peruse it for what is there Specially.

c. Study it for what is there Personally.

(2) Move from reading to thinking or meditation. Look at the passage in the presence

of God. Joshua 1:8 ,Psalm 1:1-2, Revelation 1:3 Ask the Lord if there:

1. Are any Commands to Obey?

2. Are any Promises to Claim?

3. Are any New thoughts to Follow and pursue?

4. Are any Sins to Avoid?

5. Are any New thoughts about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, or even the devil. Seek to discover what

God is saying to you from the passage you have read.

C.) RECORDING Exodus 17:14 , Proverbs 3:3

D.) PRAYING Ephesians 6:18

(1) Adjusting (2) Adoring Him (3) Asking

Conclusion:

STEP ONE: SHARING Psalm 126:6, II Timothy 2:2

STEP TWO: OBEYING I Samuel 15:22, I Peter 1:22

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Manna in the Morning

Text: Matthew 4:4

"But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not

live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth

out the mouth of God."

Introduction: Each believer is to be encourage to have a time

of daily devotion alone with the Lord! If we were to read Matthew 4:4

without the negative comparison you will see what man is to live on.

"Man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of

God."

Literally it is: "Man shall live by every spoken word that comes

from God."

Each of us need that time each day were God speaks to us though

His Holy Word.

Let’s Consider:

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET

TIME

Just as the children of Israel had to depend on the Lord each day for their

supplies in the wilderness, so the Christian must rely on Him daily for

spiritual sustenance.

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL

HEALTH

Whether in the newly converted or the mature Christians.

I Peter 2:2

"As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye

may grow thereby:"

Hebrews 5:14

"But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even

those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to

discern both good and evil."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY

SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

From the laver of the Word. Initially and positionally you are cleansed by

Page 2 of 9

the precious blood, that is redemption and salvation. But we need

restoration and a day-to-day cleansing from the Word of God.

Psalm 119:9,

"Wherewithal shall a young man. Cleanse his ways? By taking

heed thereto according to thy word."

Jesus said in John 15:3 "Now ye are clean through the word

which I have spoken unto you:"

John 17:17 "Sanctify them by thy: the word is truth."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL

COUNSEL

Learning the principles that determine the Christian Life.

Colossians 3:16

"Let the word of Christ swell in you richly in all wisdom;

teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns

and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the

Lord."

Psalm 73:24

"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwards receive

to glory."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

D.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL IN EQUIPPING THE

CHRISTIAN FOR SPIRITUAL CONFLICT WITH THE

FORCES OF EVIL.

The supreme Example is our Lord Jesus Christ when He encountered

Satan in the wilderness.

Paul later exhorted the believers at Ephesus to:

Ephesians 6:17,

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the

Spirit, which is the word of God:"

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE

QUIET TIME

The right thinking about God’s Word;

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the

testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Page 3 of 9

Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the

heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening

the eyes.

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:

the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous

altogether.

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than

much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the

honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than

honey to my mouth!

Ezekiel 3:1-3

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest;

eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 3:2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat

that roll.

Ezekiel 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy

belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.

Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for

sweetness.

Eze 3:4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto

the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

Here are a few practical and specific requirements which are necessary for the

quiet time.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

Example: Jesus in Mark 1:35 "And in the morning, rising up a great while

before day, He went out , and departed into a solitary place, and there

prayed."

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

One in which you can get up out of the bed in the morning and read the Print

without straining your eyes.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

Something to keep reminding you to stress a different request for each

day. Dr. Stephen Olford suggest what he and his wife use. It works this

way:

MONDAY - "M" Is for Missionaries

Page 4 of 9

TUESDAY - "T" is for Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY - "W" is for Workers

THURSDAY - "T" is for Tasks (Our job at the church, the ministry that

God has given to us.)

FRIDAY - "F" is for our Families

SATURDAY - "S" is for the saints - especially young Christians, that

Christ may be formed in them.

SUNDAY - "S" is for sinners and, in particular, the gospel services

for which we are responsible.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

The thoughts of every quiet time should be written down, even if only in a

brief sentence form. God gives you there something you’ll never find in a

commentary or anywhere else- and the thoughts are worth keeping.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

E.) A SPIRIT OF EXPECTANCY

Along with these tangible items of equipment, be sure to come to your

quiet time with a spirit of expectancy. Such expectancy should have at

least three contributing factors.

(1) The Physical Factor

You cannot go to bed at all hours of the night and expect to get up fresh in

the morning.

(2) The Moral Factor

Psalm 66:18

"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:"

(3) The Spiritual Factor

This involves the matter of Expectancy.

John 7:17

"If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine,

whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUIET TIME

III. THE RULES WHICH CAN HELP

YOU IN YOUR DAILY QUIET TIME

WITH GOD The Rule Of:

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A.) WAITING

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and

not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

"Hurry is the death of prayer"

Hush yourself in the presence of God.

Seek the power of concentration. Seek cleansing.

Seek illumination and above all, seek to consciously come into His

presence.

A.) WAITING

B.) READING

I Timothy 4:13

Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to

doctrine.

I Timothy 4:15-16

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that

thy profiting may appear to all.

1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the

doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both

save thyself, and them that hear thee.

Read and meditate on God’s Word. Have a particular verse or verses set

aside already for each day.

(1) Read the portion of God’s Word at least three times.

a. Discover what is there Generally.

b. Peruse it for what is there Specially.

c. Study it for what is there Personally.

Note: Peruse = Read, typically in a thorough or careful way. Examine carefully or at

length.

(2) Move from reading to thinking or meditation. Look at

the passage in the presence of God.

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou

shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe

to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt

make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good

success.

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the

ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the

seat of the scornful.

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Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his

law doth he meditate day and night.

Revelation 1:3

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of

this prophecy, and keep those things which are written

therein: for the time is at hand.

Ask the Lord if there:

1. Are any Commands to Obey?

2. Are any Promises to Claim?

3. Are any New thoughts to Follow and

pursue?

4. Are any Sins to Avoid?

5. Are any New thoughts about God, Jesus or the Holy

Spirit, or even the devil. Seek to discover what God is saying

to you from the passage you have read.

A.) WAITING

B.) READING

C.) RECORDING

Exodus 17:14

And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in

a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly

put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Proverbs 3:3

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck;

write them upon the table of thine heart:

Take the notebook that you keep just for your quiet time and jot down

briefly what the Lord has said to you. Always make it personal. Always

make it devotional.

A.) WAITING B.) READING C.) RECORDING

D.) PRAYING

Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

and watching thereunto with all perseverance and

supplication for all saints;

Praying has three aspects in your quiet time:

(1) Adjusting

Pray back to God what you learn in your quiet time and make the

adjustments needed.

(2) Adoring Him

Pour out your soul to Him. Thank Him. Think of His majesty, glory and

mercy. Revel in the sunshine of His presence. Talk as a child to his father,

as a servant to his master. And listen - as a lover to his beloved.

(3) Asking

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Present your request not only for yourself but for others. Intercede for

others.

Conclusion:

After prayer there are two more very important steps which are

essential to the quiet time.

STEP ONE: SHARING

Psalm 126:6

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,

shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his

sheaves with him.

II Timothy 2:2

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many

witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall

be able to teach others also.

Share God’s message of what you learned with somebody that day.

What you share, you enjoy. What you share, you keep. The manna

God’s people gathered every day had to be shared and eaten. When

hoarded, it bred worms and stank. You can always tell the person who

merely hoards what he gets in his quiet time.

STEP ONE: SHARING

STEP TWO: OBEYING

I Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt

offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the

LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to

hearken than the fat of rams.

I Peter 1:22

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth

through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see

that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Most important of all, obey. Get up from your knees and say, "Lord Jesus,

as I face this day, I ask You by the power of Your indwelling Spirit to give

me the grace to translate into action what you have told me to do this

morning." Then go out to obey.

God’s best for you is closely linked with this daily meeting with Him. The

barometer of your Christian life can be observed by the attention you give

to your quiet time every day.

You cannot tell me that you have surrendered to God that Jesus Christ is

Lord of your life, or that you know the fullness of the Holy Spirit, unless

you have had your Manna in the Morning.

May Your Prayer Be:

Help me, O Lord, Thy Word to read,

Upon the living Bread to Feed,

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Seeking Thy Spirit’s Quickening lead

That I may please Thee in all things.

Dr. Tom Hover 9/2016

tomhover@hotmail.com

Manna in the Morning

Text: Matthew 4:4

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

I Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:14

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING Psalm

119:9, John 15:3, John 17:17

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

Colossians 3:16, Psalm 73:24

D.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL IN EQUIPPING THE CHRISTIAN FOR

SPIRITUAL CONFLICT WITH THE FORCES OF EVIL. Ephesians 6:17

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUIET TIME

Psalm 19:7-10, Psalm 119:103, Ezekiel 3:1-3

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

Example: Jesus in Mark 1:35

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

MONDAY - "M" Is for Missionaries

TUESDAY - "T" is for Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY - "W" is for Workers

THURSDAY - "T" is for Tasks (Our job at the church, the ministry that God has given

to us.)

FRIDAY - "F" is for our Families

SATURDAY - "S" is for the saints - especially young Christians, that Christ may be

formed in them.

SUNDAY - "S" is for sinners and, in particular, the gospel services for which we are

responsible.

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

E.) A SPIRIT OF EXPECTANCY

(1) The Physical Factor

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(2) The Moral Factor Psalm 66:18

(3) The Spiritual Factor John 7:17

III. THE RULES WHICH CAN HELP YOU IN YOUR DAILY

QUIET TIME WITH GOD

The Rule Of:

A.) WAITING Isaiah 40:31

B.) READING I Timothy 4:13, I Timothy 4:15-16

(1) Read the portion of God’s Word at least three times.

a. Discover what is there Generally.

b. Peruse it for what is there Specially.

c. Study it for what is there Personally.

(2) Move from reading to thinking or meditation. Look at the passage in the presence

of God. Joshua 1:8 ,Psalm 1:1-2, Revelation 1:3 Ask the Lord if there:

1. Are any Commands to Obey?

2. Are any Promises to Claim?

3. Are any New thoughts to Follow and pursue?

4. Are any Sins to Avoid?

5. Are any New thoughts about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, or even the devil. Seek to discover what

God is saying to you from the passage you have read.

C.) RECORDING Exodus 17:14 , Proverbs 3:3

D.) PRAYING Ephesians 6:18

(1) Adjusting (2) Adoring Him (3) Asking

Conclusion:

STEP ONE: SHARING Psalm 126:6, II Timothy 2:2

STEP TWO: OBEYING I Samuel 15:22, I Peter 1:22

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Manna in the Morning

Text: Matthew 4:4

"But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not

live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth

out the mouth of God."

Introduction: Each believer is to be encourage to have a time

of daily devotion alone with the Lord! If we were to read Matthew 4:4

without the negative comparison you will see what man is to live on.

"Man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of

God."

Literally it is: "Man shall live by every spoken word that comes

from God."

Each of us need that time each day were God speaks to us though

His Holy Word.

Let’s Consider:

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET

TIME

Just as the children of Israel had to depend on the Lord each day for their

supplies in the wilderness, so the Christian must rely on Him daily for

spiritual sustenance.

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL

HEALTH

Whether in the newly converted or the mature Christians.

I Peter 2:2

"As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye

may grow thereby:"

Hebrews 5:14

"But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even

those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to

discern both good and evil."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY

SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

From the laver of the Word. Initially and positionally you are cleansed by

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the precious blood, that is redemption and salvation. But we need

restoration and a day-to-day cleansing from the Word of God.

Psalm 119:9,

"Wherewithal shall a young man. Cleanse his ways? By taking

heed thereto according to thy word."

Jesus said in John 15:3 "Now ye are clean through the word

which I have spoken unto you:"

John 17:17 "Sanctify them by thy: the word is truth."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL

COUNSEL

Learning the principles that determine the Christian Life.

Colossians 3:16

"Let the word of Christ swell in you richly in all wisdom;

teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns

and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the

Lord."

Psalm 73:24

"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwards receive

to glory."

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

D.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL IN EQUIPPING THE

CHRISTIAN FOR SPIRITUAL CONFLICT WITH THE

FORCES OF EVIL.

The supreme Example is our Lord Jesus Christ when He encountered

Satan in the wilderness.

Paul later exhorted the believers at Ephesus to:

Ephesians 6:17,

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the

Spirit, which is the word of God:"

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE

QUIET TIME

The right thinking about God’s Word;

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the

testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

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Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the

heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening

the eyes.

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:

the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous

altogether.

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than

much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the

honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than

honey to my mouth!

Ezekiel 3:1-3

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest;

eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 3:2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat

that roll.

Ezekiel 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy

belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.

Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for

sweetness.

Eze 3:4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto

the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

Here are a few practical and specific requirements which are necessary for the

quiet time.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

Example: Jesus in Mark 1:35 "And in the morning, rising up a great while

before day, He went out , and departed into a solitary place, and there

prayed."

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

One in which you can get up out of the bed in the morning and read the Print

without straining your eyes.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

Something to keep reminding you to stress a different request for each

day. Dr. Stephen Olford suggest what he and his wife use. It works this

way:

MONDAY - "M" Is for Missionaries

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TUESDAY - "T" is for Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY - "W" is for Workers

THURSDAY - "T" is for Tasks (Our job at the church, the ministry that

God has given to us.)

FRIDAY - "F" is for our Families

SATURDAY - "S" is for the saints - especially young Christians, that

Christ may be formed in them.

SUNDAY - "S" is for sinners and, in particular, the gospel services

for which we are responsible.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

The thoughts of every quiet time should be written down, even if only in a

brief sentence form. God gives you there something you’ll never find in a

commentary or anywhere else- and the thoughts are worth keeping.

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

E.) A SPIRIT OF EXPECTANCY

Along with these tangible items of equipment, be sure to come to your

quiet time with a spirit of expectancy. Such expectancy should have at

least three contributing factors.

(1) The Physical Factor

You cannot go to bed at all hours of the night and expect to get up fresh in

the morning.

(2) The Moral Factor

Psalm 66:18

"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:"

(3) The Spiritual Factor

This involves the matter of Expectancy.

John 7:17

"If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine,

whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUIET TIME

III. THE RULES WHICH CAN HELP

YOU IN YOUR DAILY QUIET TIME

WITH GOD The Rule Of:

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A.) WAITING

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and

not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

"Hurry is the death of prayer"

Hush yourself in the presence of God.

Seek the power of concentration. Seek cleansing.

Seek illumination and above all, seek to consciously come into His

presence.

A.) WAITING

B.) READING

I Timothy 4:13

Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to

doctrine.

I Timothy 4:15-16

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that

thy profiting may appear to all.

1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the

doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both

save thyself, and them that hear thee.

Read and meditate on God’s Word. Have a particular verse or verses set

aside already for each day.

(1) Read the portion of God’s Word at least three times.

a. Discover what is there Generally.

b. Peruse it for what is there Specially.

c. Study it for what is there Personally.

Note: Peruse = Read, typically in a thorough or careful way. Examine carefully or at

length.

(2) Move from reading to thinking or meditation. Look at

the passage in the presence of God.

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou

shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe

to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt

make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good

success.

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the

ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the

seat of the scornful.

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Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his

law doth he meditate day and night.

Revelation 1:3

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of

this prophecy, and keep those things which are written

therein: for the time is at hand.

Ask the Lord if there:

1. Are any Commands to Obey?

2. Are any Promises to Claim?

3. Are any New thoughts to Follow and

pursue?

4. Are any Sins to Avoid?

5. Are any New thoughts about God, Jesus or the Holy

Spirit, or even the devil. Seek to discover what God is saying

to you from the passage you have read.

A.) WAITING

B.) READING

C.) RECORDING

Exodus 17:14

And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in

a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly

put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Proverbs 3:3

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck;

write them upon the table of thine heart:

Take the notebook that you keep just for your quiet time and jot down

briefly what the Lord has said to you. Always make it personal. Always

make it devotional.

A.) WAITING B.) READING C.) RECORDING

D.) PRAYING

Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

and watching thereunto with all perseverance and

supplication for all saints;

Praying has three aspects in your quiet time:

(1) Adjusting

Pray back to God what you learn in your quiet time and make the

adjustments needed.

(2) Adoring Him

Pour out your soul to Him. Thank Him. Think of His majesty, glory and

mercy. Revel in the sunshine of His presence. Talk as a child to his father,

as a servant to his master. And listen - as a lover to his beloved.

(3) Asking

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Present your request not only for yourself but for others. Intercede for

others.

Conclusion:

After prayer there are two more very important steps which are

essential to the quiet time.

STEP ONE: SHARING

Psalm 126:6

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,

shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his

sheaves with him.

II Timothy 2:2

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many

witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall

be able to teach others also.

Share God’s message of what you learned with somebody that day.

What you share, you enjoy. What you share, you keep. The manna

God’s people gathered every day had to be shared and eaten. When

hoarded, it bred worms and stank. You can always tell the person who

merely hoards what he gets in his quiet time.

STEP ONE: SHARING

STEP TWO: OBEYING

I Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt

offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the

LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to

hearken than the fat of rams.

I Peter 1:22

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth

through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see

that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Most important of all, obey. Get up from your knees and say, "Lord Jesus,

as I face this day, I ask You by the power of Your indwelling Spirit to give

me the grace to translate into action what you have told me to do this

morning." Then go out to obey.

God’s best for you is closely linked with this daily meeting with Him. The

barometer of your Christian life can be observed by the attention you give

to your quiet time every day.

You cannot tell me that you have surrendered to God that Jesus Christ is

Lord of your life, or that you know the fullness of the Holy Spirit, unless

you have had your Manna in the Morning.

May Your Prayer Be:

Help me, O Lord, Thy Word to read,

Upon the living Bread to Feed,

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Seeking Thy Spirit’s Quickening lead

That I may please Thee in all things.

Dr. Tom Hover 9/2016

tomhover@hotmail.com

Manna in the Morning

Text: Matthew 4:4

I. THE REASONS FOR THE QUIET TIME

A.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL HEALTH

I Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:14

B.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL FOR DAILY SPIRITUAL CLEANSING Psalm

119:9, John 15:3, John 17:17

C.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

Colossians 3:16, Psalm 73:24

D.) THE QUIET TIME IS VITAL IN EQUIPPING THE CHRISTIAN FOR

SPIRITUAL CONFLICT WITH THE FORCES OF EVIL. Ephesians 6:17

II. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE QUIET TIME

Psalm 19:7-10, Psalm 119:103, Ezekiel 3:1-3

A.) A DEFINITE TIME AND PLACE

Example: Jesus in Mark 1:35

B.) A GOOD - SIZED, EASILY TO READ BIBLE

C.) A PRAYER LIST OR A PRAYER CYCLES

MONDAY - "M" Is for Missionaries

TUESDAY - "T" is for Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY - "W" is for Workers

THURSDAY - "T" is for Tasks (Our job at the church, the ministry that God has given

to us.)

FRIDAY - "F" is for our Families

SATURDAY - "S" is for the saints - especially young Christians, that Christ may be

formed in them.

SUNDAY - "S" is for sinners and, in particular, the gospel services for which we are

responsible.

D.) A PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

E.) A SPIRIT OF EXPECTANCY

(1) The Physical Factor

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(2) The Moral Factor Psalm 66:18

(3) The Spiritual Factor John 7:17

III. THE RULES WHICH CAN HELP YOU IN YOUR DAILY

QUIET TIME WITH GOD

The Rule Of:

A.) WAITING Isaiah 40:31

B.) READING I Timothy 4:13, I Timothy 4:15-16

(1) Read the portion of God’s Word at least three times.

a. Discover what is there Generally.

b. Peruse it for what is there Specially.

c. Study it for what is there Personally.

(2) Move from reading to thinking or meditation. Look at the passage in the presence

of God. Joshua 1:8 ,Psalm 1:1-2, Revelation 1:3 Ask the Lord if there:

1. Are any Commands to Obey?

2. Are any Promises to Claim?

3. Are any New thoughts to Follow and pursue?

4. Are any Sins to Avoid?

5. Are any New thoughts about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, or even the devil. Seek to discover what

God is saying to you from the passage you have read.

C.) RECORDING Exodus 17:14 , Proverbs 3:3

D.) PRAYING Ephesians 6:18

(1) Adjusting (2) Adoring Him (3) Asking

Conclusion:

STEP ONE: SHARING Psalm 126:6, II Timothy 2:2

STEP TWO: OBEYING I Samuel 15:22, I Peter 1:22

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