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
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
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
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
Exodus 16:26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the
seventh day, [which is] the sabbath, in it there shall
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