he calendar details of the three months in a row of the Exodus, the manna, and the mountain reveal divine lessons of the most vital and solemn importance. As often as these colorful stories are told and retold, their application of some details of time are often overlooked. In the first month (Abib), just prior to the Exodus, the heavenly Father, Yahuwah, re-introduced His calendar. In the second month, He confirmed His calendar's layout, and true seventh-day Sabbaths, in a most unmistakable way when He sent the manna from heaven. In the third month Yahuwah, Elohiym, fully restored in the minds of all present, including the mixed multitude, His unique time-keeping system, with the date of Israel's arrival at the famous desert Mountain of Sinai. And finally, forty years later, as recorded by Joshua, the manna forever ceased on the first day of the week, the 16th of Abib.
Moses' faithful record of the Exodus account reveals identical dates and calendar details for three months in a row. It further establishes that our Creator's true Holy seventh-day Sabbath's are numbered from each New Moon, which also refreshes the weekly cycle. This revelation of truth exposes the false assumption widely believed today that the week has cycled unendingly since the first week of creation.
One month after the Exodus, the merciful Father, Yahuwah, responded to the cries of hunger, and sent manna from heaven. This "heavenly manna" story has had its greatest impact in the last 150 years as Yahuwah shed light on His Holy seventh-day Sabbath, setting it apart from all other days. Saturday Sabbatarians have successfully used the manna story to show that Yahuwah, Elohiym has ordained the seventh-day as His Sabbath, setting it apart from all other days. Because this was done using the Roman Gregorian calendar, Saturday by default, has been assumed
to be the holy seventh-day Sabbath. Consequently, they were able to demonstrate that Sunday was not the Sabbath as many had believed.
The Lord suffered His people Israel to go into bondage in Egypt because they did not walk in His ways but dishonored Him by their continual transgressions. Here, subjected to oppression and hard servitude, they could not keep God's Sabbath, and by their long mingling with a nation of idolaters their faith became confused and corrupted. Association with the ungodly and unbelieving will have the same influence upon those who believe the present truth unless they keep the Lord ever before them so that His Spirit shall be their shield. . . . Christ Triumphant, p.109.
Additional light has recently been shed on the manna story, which confirms a whole new dimension to the true seventh-day Sabbath. The re-clarification of the Creator's original calendar, in an identical format for three months in a row, confirms that it greatly differs from our modern calendar. The lessons of the heavenly manna teach that our Creator ordained and sanctified a seventh-day Sabbath, which is neither Saturday nor Sunday
It has been declared by Yahuwah's prophet that additional light would be revealed to His faithful followers regarding the Sabbath truth at the close of earth's history. We are all called to be faithful Bereans, "to search the scriptures daily to see if these things are so."
May Yahuah continue to bless you as you diligently seek Him.
Kerrie L. French