And so it was, on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread Ex 16:22
Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.”
Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none. Ex 16:25-27
It’s funny how we do not listen to God. In the case of the manna, the bread from heaven, the people were to gather it six days during the week. On the sixth day, each person would gather twice as much so it would last through the Sabbath.
This did not work any other day but the sixth! Try it on the other days and the next morning the manna was rancid and ruined.
Regardless of God’s command, some went on the Sabbath to gather manna, which wasn’t there!
A time comes in which God will rest from salvation, that is to say time ends in which salvation is offered.
There are some putting off salvation believing they can “pick it up” at any time – kind of like those going out to pick up manna on the Sabbath.
It is written there remains therefore a rest for the people of God. Heb 4:9
When that rest comes, a type of Sabbath day, there is nothing to do. It is a time of rest!
Flip that around! Today is a day for you to gather for the Lord – to go out and share the Gospel of Christ. That day of rest is coming and with that day there is nothing to gather!
For those that do not know Christ, it is a day to be gathered!
For those that know Christ, it is a day to gather!
With Christ’s return so close, perhaps it is a day to gather twice as much!