Eucharist (Communion)

How is the manna that God rained down on the Israelites a type for the Eucharist?


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2011-12-03 18:06:09
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Manna was food (bread) from heaven which sustained the Israelites in the wilderness. The Bible emphasizes that God caused manna to appear at the right time and place to meet His people's needs. Jesus assured the Jews that He, and not the wilderness food, was the true Bread from heaven that conferred eternal life on those who partook of it (John 6:30-58).


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Exodus 16:31 - And the house of Israel called its name Manna*. And it was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. [NKJV]* manna means "what is it?"

The Eucharist is the Institution established by Jesus Christ on the night of the Last Supper. On that night he takes the unleavened bread and the cup of wine and turns them into his Body and Blood, and gives the command and the power to do so to his Apostles, so that He can remain with them always and develop a closer relationship with us. This is called transubstaniation - the changing of the substance, bread, into the Body of the Lord, while still retaining the properties of bread, such as the look, texture, smell, and taste. This is preluded by the discourse in John 6, where Jesus invites all to "eat of his body" and "drink of his blood." The Jews to whom he was preaching believed that he meant to literally eat his flesh - which is true. He did mean for us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. Most Protestants and others deny this, saying that Jesus meant this symbolically, that in order for us to have eternal life, we must believe in him. We do need to have faith in Jesus to attain life in Heaven - but there's more to it. The manna eaten by the Israelites in the desert is a foreshadowing of the Eucharist - which is Jesus, the Heavenly Bread. The manna was literally "bread from Heaven," sent by God to the starving Israelites. But the Israelites again grew hungry and eventually died of old age, sickness, etc. If the manna is a foreshadowing of the Eucharist and is "bread from Heaven," that means the Eucharist must be something more than bread sent from Heaven for the nourishment of the body. If one takes the Protestant view that the Eucharist is merely a symbol, that it is man-made bread symbolizing faith in Jesus, then it is less than the manna, which came directly from Heaven. However, if one accepts that the Eucharist is truly the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the form of man-made bread, then the manna signifies something much greater - actually God HIMSELF coming down to nourish our souls. If you are interested in learning more about the Eucharist - the Body and Blood of our Savior, see your local Catholic Church and ask to talk to the priest.

"Manna from heaven" are magic mushrooms that grow from the earth after it rains. AS do other mushrooms do when there's rainfall. As the bible describes this mysterious food grew from no where after it rained. So they described it as saying " food rained down from the heavens". One more thing it's a naturally world wide occurence even to this day (9-11-08) for magic mushrooms and other mushrooms to grow right after rain fall or in humid areas.

Jesus walking on water, Jesus raising Lazarez. Turning water into wine, parting the red sea, sending down Manna to the Israelites.

The cast of Death Rained Down from the Sky - 1999 includes: Hubert Fielden as Narrator

It has rained animals before. Tornados or strong winds pick them up and drop them down when it ends.

the Lord rained down "bread" called manna from the heavens for the people to collect, as well as quail for meat. It collected on the ground and looked like frost, but it would melt away in the hot sun. Read Exodus chapter 16

Psalm 78:23-25 - Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven, Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven. Men ate angels' food; He sent them food to the full. [NKJV]

That the Bride-to-be has gifts " rained " down upon her.

The collective noun is an avalanche of rocks.

It rained all day.It always rains in June.It is raining cats and dogs.It has rained all day.It had rained all week but we were not deterred.There will be rain overnight.It is going to rain tomorrow.Enemy bullets rained down on the troop.They attacked the man, raining blows on his head and shoulders.

There was salt on mountains and hills before salt reached the water, then it rained and the salt traveled down in the water, then it evaporated , only some salt went with the water, then it rained the water, and the salt came down with it. Its rains over the ovean so...

Last time I saw him we were in LA County jail & he rained fists down on a redneck racist.

because a marshmallow exploded and spaghetti rained down from the heavens above

1) Enslaving the Israelites 2) Killing the baby boys of the Israelites (Exodus ch.1).

Yes. It's rained fish and other things. Whatever a tornado or waterspout can collect and carry aloft to dump elsewhere can be rained down. It isn't common, but history is replete with recorded instances. It does happen from time to time.

If it rained for forty days and forty nights, there would be localised flooding, but at least the water would run away, down the rivers and into the sea. There is no chance of the entire world being inundated.

sorry none yet breathed in by plants, or they turn into clouds and are rained down

Moses brought the ten commandments to the Israelites, as he climbed down Mt. Sinai. Thus, he gave them knowledge of God's law.

The Eucharist (or mass, Holy Communion, Lord's Supper) was instituted by Jesus Christ in the New Testament (not Old) on the night before he was crucified when he broke bread with his disciples and instituting a new covenant between God and humanity. According to what Paul recounted in Corinthians 11:23-26, in the course of the Last Supper, and with specific reference to eating bread and drinking from a cup, Jesus told his disciples, "Do this in remembrance of me". Other accounts of the event are recorded in the four gospels. The Last Supper itself was believed to be a commemoration of the Passover - a meal held to commemorate the time when the Israelites were released from slavery in Egypt as recorded in Exodus. After many plagues, and broken promises made by the Egyptian pharaoh the final plague was the killing of the firstborn - when every firstborn child - including the firstborn of all animals, and even the Pharaoh's own son, died. The Israelites, however, escaped death as the 'angel of death' "passed over" their houses. As a result of this the Israelites were freed, God making his covenant with them. So the Eucharist is based on the Covenant between God and Humanity through Jesus, although the events surrounding this covenant had their roots in the Passover as recorded in Exodus in thhe Old Testament. Answer Other events worth mentioning that foreshadow the Eucharist include Melchisedech, whom Abram met. Melchisedech was both priest and king of Salem, as Christ was both priest and king through David's line. Melchisedech offered bread and wine to God as Christ did at the Last Supper.The Passover, as outlined in Exodus 12, involves that a lamb without blemish be sacrificed. John the Baptist called Christ, "…the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29) who was killed without blemish, as declared by Pilate "I find no guilt in him" (John 18:38). As at the Passover, the Faithful are called to eat the lamb by Christ "…Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you" (John 6:53). Before the Passover, the community was to gather to publicly sacrifice the lambs, so too is the Eucharist a public act of the Church. The feast of unleavened bread was to be kept as a "perpetual institution" and indeed its elements, charged with deeper significance and meaning by Christ who instituted the Eucharist during the Passover, continue in the Eucharist when Christ asked, "Do this in memory of me" (Luke 22:19).As well, the manna and quail from heaven (Exodus 16) is yet another telling symbol of the Eucharist. The manna was miraculous, and was meant not only to fill their bellies but also to renew their Faith. So too is the Eucharist primarily a spiritual food that comes down from heaven. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ No, There IS an old testament event. When God's people were trying to escape Egypt, they put the blood of a lamb on their doors, and ate the rest of the lamb and a dry loaf of bread. This was where the Eucharist was symbolized/rooted. God's people then gave thanks to the Lord, and soon, they escaped.

-- The stone shards of the first tablets that Moses brought down from Sinai, which he smashed. -- The staff of Aaron, which blossomed overnight. -- A jar of manna.

The rain, It rained heavily for a long period of time, (Prolonged Rain) , it rained an exceptional amount of rain in 8 hours, 2 inches in 2 hours. as well as that, deforestation, and the fact that the soil was saturated deforestation is when trees are cut down. when they are cut down theres nothing to suck of the water from the ground (roots) and no leaves to catch the water interception

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