Then Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, “At evening you shall know that the Lord has brought you out of the land of Egypt. And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord.” (Exodus 16:6-7)
Yesterday we shared how the double portion given on the “sixth day” hints at what we might expect to happen at the end of days, just before the Great Shabbat a.k.a. the Millennial Kingdom. In this passage we also see something that hints at the prophetic, specifically When Moses said, “at evening you shall know that the LORD has brought you out of Egypt” For them, it meant that the quail would come into the camp that they might eat meat. In the morning, they were provided manna that rained down from heaven, which was equated with seeing “the glory of the LORD.” How is this prophetic?
The Hebrew word translated “evening” is erev and is derived from a root that means to “mix, mingle.” Most literally, evening or twilight is the time of day when light is mingling with darkness; day and night are mixing together. Evening is the indication to the earth’s inhabitants that, soon, it will be dark “when no one can work.” Prophetically, this is to say, when we see the light of what is good being mixed with the darkness of evil, then we know that very soon it will be spiritually dark — and it will be very difficult for God’s people to work as they have been accustomed to.
Nevertheless, it is during this time that we will come to know who our Deliverer truly is, not just because of what we have heard from previous generations, but by the experiences we will bear witness to. Those living at the end of the prophetic sixth day will see darkness descend upon the world (Isaiah 60). However, after the darkness passes, we will see the Glory of the LORD, for after the night comes the morning. At that time, the kingdoms of this world will bow to the Kingdom of Christ as He rules over all the earth. As the Psalmist said: “Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
Blessings and Shalom,