Can we eat manna, have the wisdom of Solomon and pray down the power of heaven?

Whenever Christians read f the spiritual achievements and blessings of ancient Israel, we should know that these are fully restored to the church over which Christ reigns forever as king, and they will be perfected eternally when he returns in glory.  As Solomon was given wisdom, we have the Word of God to transform our minds to discern God’s will (Rom. 12:2).  As prophets prayed down the power of heaven, we have Christ’s mediation and the interceding help of the Holy Spirit in our prayers (Rom. 8:26).  And as God fed the tribes of Israel with manna in the desert, Paul assures us, “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19).

from Reformed Expository Commentary, Jonah & Micah, pg. 248 by Richard Phillips.

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pastor of Hope in Christ Church, Bellingham, WA
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