When the children were in the wilderness God gave them “Manna” to eat, but something else took place that usually goes un-noticed. God gave a specific date that enables us to find His Sabbath and, as He told Moses in Exodus 12:13, the first month of the year, the first month of the beginning of months. By learning the “Manna Week,” God even gives us the exact day of the week the first Passover took place, the death of the firstborn in Egypt, and the Exodus. Now, as we turn to Exodus 16:1 Moses writes the following that gives a very specific date:

Exodus 16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which [is] between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

This date (2/15) is exactly one month to the day after Israel departed out of Egypt. Now we continue with the verse dialog as the children of Israel began to murmur against Moses and Aaron because they were hungry.

Exodus 16:2-3 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: And the children of Israel said unto them, would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, [and] when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

The stage has been set, and we will follow along with Israel as if we too are in the wilderness, complaining to Moses along with everyone else about our wives and children being hungry with nothing to eat. It’s the 15th day of the second month and Moses has taken our problem to God, and He has found out about all our complaining and it’s only been a month after He saved us from the Egyptians.

As we all gather around Moses, he begins to speak; “OK, God told me to tell you what He’s going to do to see if you will obey Him or not. He is going to cause bread to rain from heaven every day for six days in a row, but on the sixth day God said to gather double the amount.”

Exodus 16:4-5 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare [that] which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

“Now, so you will know that He is the LORD our God, this evening He will send quail (Ex.16:13) for you to eat, and in the morning (2/16) He will begin the bread for six days straight.”

Exodus 16:12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD your God.

“Do NOT go looking for any bread on the next day after the sixth day, it is the LORD’s Sabbath; there will be NO bread.”

Exodus 16:26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, [which is] the sabbath, in it there shall be none.

By reading the entire dialog in Exodus 16:1-36, we see that Israel murmured on the 15th day of the second month, God heard it and gave them meat to eat that evening (the close of the l5th) and in the morning, on the 16th, there was bread for six days straight and none on the seventh because it was the Sabbath of the LORD, as illustrated below:

So, we have found the 15th and the 22nd to be Sabbaths. All we need to do now is add the day of the week and just simply count backward all the way to the same first day of the first month of the beginning of months as given to Moses thousands of years ago.

Exodus 16:29-30 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day.

The Manna Week can even show us a likeness of the Creation Week. In Genesis, God said the evening and the morning was the first day. On the 4th day God created the Sun and Moon. The days of the month are based on the moon phases. The Sun and the Moon were both on the 4th day. The Moon did not give light until that evening which began the 5th day.
Therefore, the 1st day of the 1st month at creation was also on the 5th day of the week, as above.

Who else but God can do such a thing? While giving Israel the instruction of the Manna Week, the Sabbath, and bread from Heaven, He has given us His true calendar showing us the likeness of Creation, the actual first Passover and the exodus. And or course, Yeshua (Jesus) is the true bread from Heaven.

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”…

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