Why Am I Eating Manna Instead of Drinking Milk and Honey?

Why Am I Eating Manna Instead of Drinking Milk and Honey?

Have you being believing the Promises of God and yet you have not yet received them in your life?

If you have, learn from the Israelites why they had to eat Manna in the wilderness before they entered the Promised Land to drink their Milk and Honey.   

1. God may be training you
When the Israelites left Egypt, they knew that they were going to A land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 13:5) 

We can see Moses reminding them about this when he was telling them that they were to remember the day they left Egypt and not eat unleavened bread for 7 days (Exodus 13:3-7) for he said "When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this service. (Exodus 13:5)

However after leaving Egypt, they first ate unleavened cakes baked from the dough they had carried from Egypt. (Exodus 13:39) 

Then, as they continued their journey to their Promised Land they found themselves in the Wilderness of Sin where they complained of hunger. 

God responded by telling Moses, "I have heard  the complaints of the Israelites. Tell them that 'At twilight you shall eat meat and in the morning you shall be filled with bread and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.'" (Exodus 16:11-12)

That evening, quail came and covered the camp and in the morning there was dew all around the camp and when it lifted, there Was a small, round substance which was as fine as the frost on the ground. (Exodus 16:13-14)

Thus God miraculously fed the Israelites in the wilderness with quail and manna so that the would know that He was the Lord their God. 

Therefore understand that God may be allowing you to go through the Manna Phase so that He can teach you certain aspects about Himself. These can be that He is a miracle working God or that He is Jehovah Jireh the God Who Provides even in the wilderness. 

2. God may be testing you
When the Israelites complained because they did not have food, God responded by telling Moses that He would rain bread from heaven and the people would go out to gather it every day except on the Sabbath. (Exodus 16:1-4) God did this for a reason for He says, so that I may test them to see whether they will walk in My law or not. (Exodus 16:4) 

Therefore if you are in a Manna Phase when you were expecting to be in a  Milk and Honey Phase understand that God maybe testing you.

So, if for example your finances are trickling in with just enough to cover your daily expenses instead of flowing in abundance to cover your yearly budget, know that God could be testing you to see whether you will walk in His ways by obeying His commandments in your hour of need or if you will walk away from Him and look for alternate sources too supply your needs. 

3. You are not ready
When Pharaoh let the Israelites go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines even though that was near for He said, "Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt." (Exodus 13:17)

So God led the Israelites around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea(Exodus 13:17)

Thus we can see that God led them through the route which kept them in the wilderness longer because they were not ready to fight.

This shows us that sometimes God can allow you to spend a longer time in the wilderness eating Manna because your character is not strong enough to handle the challenges ahead of you on the way to your Promised Land.

4. Other Reasons
There are many other reasons that can keep you in your wilderness instead of moving into your Promised Land. 

For example click on the link below for another reason:
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Therefore pray and ask God to reveal to you why you are still in the Manna Phase and to show you what you need to do to enter your Milk and Honey Phase.

Do you need to stop fearing waging spiritual war by prayer and fasting while putting on the armor of God?

Or do you need to know Him in a deeper level by experiencing His Power?

Or do you need to master how to resist temptation?

Or do you need to stop complaining, murmuring and speaking against God because this made most of that generation of Israelites to die in the wildernesss in their Manna Phase.

Or do you need to repent because you disobeyed God like Moses who struck the rock instead of speaking to it and as a result he died without entering the Promised Land?

Only God knows the real reason you are eating Manna in the Wilderness instead of drinking Milk and Honey in your Promised Land. Therefore pray and ask Him to show you the reason and what you can do about it.

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