This morning just before I opened my eyes, as I awoke from a dream I heard two words shmuel ragant. I thought it might be a name and didn’t think much of it until later as the thought nagged me throughout the day. So I decided to look at this deeper. It didn’t occur to me that the word ragant might mean something in Hebrew. Before I looked it up the Holy Spirit began to speak these words to me.
I have heard the cry of My people…
I have heard the complaint of My people and I am responding. Shamati I have heard. Just as I heard the Israelites complain in days of Moses and Aaron (Ex 16) I have heard (shamati) and I have a response. Just as I sent meat and bread in response to their complaint I am sending meat and bread to satisfy the need of the people.
I understand that the journey is taking more out of you than you expected. I understand that you are but flesh. I am full of compassion and have no desire for you to faint along the way. See and understand My heart of compassion for you, through My earthly ministry. (Col 2:9) Just as I fed the five thousand (Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15) I will surely feed you with My bread from heaven.
Pass it around, break off a piece, eat it and give some to others. I will multiply whatever you distribute in My name. The bread (healing, deliverance, a word) given in My name will fill the hunger of those who are seeking me in this hour.
I know you are weary. I know you are tired. I fully understand your human condition. I have heard your cries. I have heard your heart for more of Me. And I am responding by sending meat and bread.
Surely, the dew of the morning will turn into manna.
Your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust! For your dew is like the dew of the morning, and the earth will bring forth her dead.Isaiah 26:19
Eternal One (to Moses): Rest assured, I have heard the constant complaining of the Israelites. Tell them, “In the evening, you will have meat to eat; and in the morning, you will have enough bread to satisfy your gnawing hunger. Then you will know that I am the Eternal your God.”
That evening, quail flew in and covered the camp; and when morning arrived, what seemed to be ordinary dew was all around the camp.
But when the dew evaporated, it left behind a thin, mysterious, flaky substance that looked like frost on top of the dry desert ground. The people of Israel went out to examine it. They had never seen anything quite like it.
Israelites (to one another): What is it?
The people didn’t have a clue what this strange substance was.
Moses: It is the bread which the Eternal has given you to eat. Here are His instructions: “Gather only as much of it as you should eat by yourself. Pick up two quarts of bread for each person who lives in your tent.”
I have heard the complaint shmuel ragant. And I am sending my reply. I can change things overnight while you sleep. Remember
Psalm 30:5 – His wrath, you see, is fleeting, but His grace lasts a lifetime. The deepest pains may linger through the night, but joy greets the soul with the smile of morning.