Day Six and the Sixth Day Counting the Omer

“Six” appears in scripture 106 times not connected to anything else like 600, 6000,three score and six etc.  But on it’s own accord as displayed in the 6th day of the counting of the Omer.

On the sixth day, which is the day that man was created is referenced in Rev. 13:18 is termed “the number of a man”.  In creation this fact was not a bad thing, but represented the crown of creation a marvelous mystery of God’s perfect symmetry.  But then man was corrupted and what was intended for good took a profound shift in direction.

“Sixth” appears 46 times in scripture, while there are numerous things I can point out and extract, but as we know Rome wasn’t built in a day.  For that reason, we will focus on the “sixth day” of the counting of the Omer as reflected in Exodus 16:5.  The significance of on the sixth day preparing “twice as much”.  Many of us talk about the “double portion”, but rarely do we see such a great picture of how or when we can expect to see that.  It is in the sixth day, or the sixth millennium, (Psa. 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8) because this is when it will be needed.  Just as in the seventh year it is a time of rest, it is in the sixth year that your desire is to get enough crops stored up to last you through seven and into the ninth. (Lev. 25:22)  Yet even with the resting that God himself did on the seventh day, we also know that God does work on the seventh day.

“And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.” (Joh 5:16-17)

Now don’t get it twisted, Yahushah in no way broke the Sabbath as they supposed, but rather demonstrated that the Sabbath day is a time when all of creation should be resting, and one who is burdened with sickness is not at rest.  Thus the necessity was for mankind to be unburdened with sickness so that they could enter into the rest of God.(Mark 2:27)  Healing is the children’s bread, (Matt. 15:22-26) and bread was to be eaten every day in the wilderness, it just wasn’t to be gathered on the seventh day.
Thus we see the importance of Joseph storing up every year according to this principle for seven years so that he would have enough grain to last through the seven years of famine.  We now find ourselves in the seventh year and still waiting for that double portion anointing.  Most of us like the five foolish virgins didn’t store enough oil to make it in the event our Lord delays. (Matt. 25:1-13)
Scripture teaches us there is a time when He will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh and while we like to look at the positive side for us as believers, we must be sober in understanding what this means in it’s fullness.  (Joel 2:28-29)

The double portion on the sixth day is needed because it will have to last us through the seventh day.  Because the seventh day the focus isn’t on us producing the fruit, but on us listening to the Husbandmen of the vineyard.  Depending on the faithfulness of Yah to carry us through the challenges of life.  In the sixth day we needed to have gathered up twice as much bread.  And what does the bread represent?  It represents Yahushah.

I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. (Joh 6:48-51)

Do we have enough of Him (Yahushah) in us to make it through the year so that we can enjoy the rest of the Almighty?
The sixth day appears 10 times in scripture.  This is significant being that the number ten appears numerous times in scripture.  It is highlighted as it relates to God dealing with sin.  The ten plagues, the ten times we tested him in the wilderness.  The sixth day is referenced as the number of man, and connected to the six six six which is the number of the beast spoken of in the book of Revelation. (Rev. 13:18)  However, we do know that land creatures were created before mankind on this day. (Gen. 1:25)  But let’s be clear this connection that is spoken concerning man in a negative connotation is a result of man’s choices.  Just as there were ten virgins, there were five who made a wise choice and five who made an unwise choice.  The number six is simply a number and it only is negative to those who are without light in their lamps or oil in their vessels.


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