Why man? For the simple reason that man was created on the sixth day.
Why Sabbath? Well, God commanded it so.
And Sabbath is MEGA DEAL in the Bible. It is one of the TEN Commandments. And it carries a DEATH sentence should it be broken during OT time.
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
In fact, one major factor why the Pharisees sought to kill Jesus was cuz Jesus ALWAYS seemed to break the Sabbath!
Now, coming back to my earlier "Benny Hinn" story...so whats the DEAL with those Bible verses that contained "6" then?
Well, the simplest answer I can offer is this - Jesus is the FULFILLMENT of the "6". Jesus is the LORD of the Sabbath. Jesus is the ULTIMATE fulfillment of "6".
Double-portion blessing? I can't even begin to describe the kind/type/quality/quantity of blessings we have in Christ Jesus...
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Ox that was sacrificed every 6th steps in order to bring the Ark to Jerusalem? Today our peace with God is ONLY possible cuz of the death/burial/resurrection of Jesus...
he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
6 stone water jars with water turning into wine? Trust me, u can have a pot of water sitting there for the next 1000 years and it will still be water...similarly our regeneration is ONLY possible thru the work of the Holy Spirit...
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
So u want to have blessings & break-thru in ur Christian life? Seek Jesus, pursue Jesus, know Jesus, study Jesus... the more u behold Him the more u will be changed/transformed walking in the way and will of God... and it DOESN'T matter if it is 2006 or 2009 or 2012 or 1906...