Manna And The White Stone

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRITI in Revelation chapter 2:

17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.

The word manna means “what is it?”.  The children of Israel described it as bread from Heaven and it sustained them while they were in the wilderness for forty years.  The hidden manna refers to the manna in the ark which was located in the Holy of Holies.  This manna is Christ Himself and He gives us His incorruptible state thus we go from the corruptible to the incorruptible.  As we are fed from Heaven above we begin to move away from corruption because we place our focus and trust on the incorruptible.  FATHER provides us with fresh daily manna and little by little we begin to change our priorities from the temporal to the everlasting.

The white stone represents the transformation to a righteous, spiritual, divine state.  The word ”stone” is the Greek word psēphos and means “vote”.  This word is only used twice in the New Testament and the other verse is found in Acts chapter 26:

10 This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.

A white stone or vote refers to us being acquitted of all charges against us.  When the corruptible puts on incorruptible then we are no longer guilty of the acts of the old man which is extremely good news.  Moreover the vote is cast by Our Lord Jesus Christ Whom the entire book of Revelation refers.  The color “white” is reference in Matthew chapter 17:

1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;

2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

Every aspiring overcomer desires to take on the purity that the color white represents for we will have been transformed into the incorruptible state just as Jesus was when He was transfigured on the mount.  Our past acts of unrighteousness are no longer held against us and we have been cleansed from all unrighteousness by HIS Word.  Peter wrote by THE SPIRIT in his 2nd epistle in chapter 1:

5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;

11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

When we receive our white stone, Jesus Christ has affirmed to us that we have been given the entrance into the everlasting Kingdom.  As we walk in Love and in the other fruit Peter mentioned, our election is sure and we will never stumble.  Let us consume our manna on a daily basis and produce good fruit for the Kingdom.  FATHER did not give the children of Israel a whole month’s worth of manna at one time but HE gave them the appropriate amount for each day.  They could not hoard the manna but were to consume it in a timely fashion.  A steady and sustained diet of The Word allows us to grow and mature properly.

In the model prayer Jesus spoke of in Matthew chapter 6, He included “Give us this day our daily bread”.  Let this writing be a part of our daily bread to nourish us and move us from the corruptible to the incorruptible.  Amen!

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