So I’m trying to think of times when God supplied people with things before they needed them vs. when they needed them.
Peter didn’t see anything on the water to hold him up.
The disciples didn’t see enough bread in the basket for all those people-ever. They just saw enough bread and fish once it was in everyone’s hands.
David picked up the rocks for Goliath and his family while walking across the creek to fight Goliath.
The Red Sea parted when Moses put in his staff.
The Jordan River stacked up when the Levites were in up to their ankles.
One time I can think of that they got something in advance of needing it:
On the day before the Sabbath, they were given a double portion of Manna. That way they could gather it, and keep it so they wouldn’t gather it the next day. That was also the only day of the week that it wouldn’t spoil and rot by the next morning. So can I go so far to say that they got their provision in advance when they rested?
Hebrews 4:3 “Now we who have believed enter that rest.”
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God‚Äôs rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.