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Sabbath Bible Study 1-1 (2017) New Year/New Moon Message: An understanding of Abib

New Year / New Moon

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Sabbath Bible Study

An Understanding of the New Year and Abib

In this Message our Bible study will be focusing on the Month of Abib that we are celebrating on this new moon of this date. We will be focusing on the impact of an agricultural, Heavenly and Natural based calendar as Israel was commanded to keep, as to help those who are new to the Yearly Feast Calendar used by the individuals of our congregation and of this Ministry.

Please also see JS Lowther’s Abib Report which he personally preformed from 2016-2017 to show the Biblical Reality of the Month od ABIB. In this report Bro. Lowther personally grew Barley planting it before the Rabbinic day of atonement in 2015 and reported on it’s growth until April 25 2017, which was the Gregorian date for the last day of our Biblical Year.

A Simple Question about Passover and the month of ABIB

Can you have a New Barley or New Wheat Festival

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New Barley or New Wheat?

Consider the picture above…What can you see?

 

The picture shows the condition in which barley should be in at the time of the month of Abib, as Abib means “new ears” of Barley or “green ears of Barley”. The picture above was taken “May 7 2016” last year, this means that the Realistic month of Abib could not have happened in the Ohio River Valley the first new moon after the equinox…In reality that is, nor could many continental Europeans or Americans or Some dwellers of the promise land with in the boarders of ancient Israel. The Correct new moon after the equinox according to the Abib it self  would have been the 2nd, this will always be so, and will be so this year as well.

Q. Why does it mater to you so much Bro. Lowther? It’s really not that important! Do you think that keeping the exact time of Pass Over is that important?

A. The subject matters because it is one of Nation salvation, not of personal salvation. And YES! The exact understanding of how my people and Nation are to keep the feasts of their God YHWH is very important.

National Salvation found in National Feasts

Do you think America’s Puritan Forefathers Celebrated harvest festivals with out harvests or New grain festivals with out potential harvests to be thankful for?

The reason the feasts have been cast into a spiritual realm in Christian thinking and never brought back again is because most people have lost their connection to the land, and to how they eat. When one considers how much wheat goes into that one loaf of bread, or how much barley goes into that one beer, a reality check is bound to happen to the thoughtful.

The Feasts are important in Biblical Reality because they cause us to remember by the letter of the Law that YHWH God gives the daily bread. If you are a spiritual person and reflect upon the spiritual Reality of the Feasts of YHWH you will love growing and watching wheat and barley grow, you will also as I have come to understand why Israel should keep the feasts literally and in Reality, not just get together and take “communion” and hear some people speak about the bible, but actually live out the scripture as best you can. Read Exodus 12-13 and ask your self if you could better bring about a better Passover Celebration in Biblical Reality?

I am by no means saying every Israelite should be an Ag farmer, but I am saying that every Israelite should be thankful for the crops Ag farmers are producing by the hand of God, knowledgeable or not. If the Church would have not given up the ordained and inspired Feasts of YHWH and so in conjunction with Realistic Agricultural Thankfulness no Bible believing Christian would ignore the relevance of the True Agricultural impact of the Feasts and the God who causes them to occur. Rather non inspired Christo- pagan construct festivals such as  “Xmas and easter” now dominate churches with out a shred of biblical evidence, let alone Biblical Text.

There is a bread crumb trail…perhaps we should follow it? Perhaps it’s too much work?

 

The picture above, also shows the state of Barley being over taken by thorns and vines, the green is camo enough, but the thorn bush is slowly wrapping around the Barley and even more destructively, the thorns and invasive vegetation is sucking the nutrients from the soil, this nutrition important for the Barley and NEEDED TO CREATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SEED.

Audio Messages on

the Month of Abib

by JS Lowther

If any help is needed on the subject of keeping Passover in 2017

Please e-mail the Ministry, and we will help as best we can!

A Reason for the days of Purim (the feast of Esther)

 

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A Reason for Purim (audio study) – A Reason for Purim is a 3 part audio message that involves YHWH’s Law, Genealogy, Biblical Ethnology and the deeper meaning of the feast of Queen Esther. For those who have ever wonder why the book of Esther is in the Christian Bible, as Some do and with out key information given in this very in this study into the subject the lawful and Biblically Realistic understanding of Purim the reason why is lost.

This Ministry holds that the pagan-Catholic psudo-Christian feast of Easter is indeed the biblical feast of Esther, and as such the Calendar most people follow for Israel’s feasts are 1 month short of the actual happening, strange but believable. For further information on the Heavenly Calendar keeping of this Ministry please listen to and see the message :

New Years, New Ears and the Month of Abib .

Yet, this full moon or 15th day of the moonth is when many folks celebrate Purim, or at least recognize it’s existence if they hold next Full moon or 15th day as Passover.

 

To Fast or Not to Fast? That is the Question…On the Day of Atonement

    To Fast or Not to Fast?        

That is the Question…scape-goat

On the Day of Atonement

(YM KPeR)

 ‘yom kippur’

                                               

Compiled by JS Lowther

Should Israel Fast on the day of atonement?

   Some have proposed that soul affliction is not fasting, but is a general casting down of ones self, felt in a spiritual way? Some have proposed that the Sabbath of Rest kept on the 10th day of the 7th moonth is the affliction required; A promotion that asserts not working in servile labor as affliction? As odd as the concept of rest being affliction may be to any but the handicapped, it  is an understanding of Leviticus 23:27 and 29 held by some.

So the question then is, What does “ye shall afflict your souls” mean in a biblical context?

The context of Leviticus 23:26-32

26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict – your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. (here is the Hebrew used FOR “Ye shall afflict” ועניתם < >V’ONYTh’M, lit. ‘and afflict ye’ the plural suffix ‘M’ is added to ‘ye’ implying that the command is to many ‘ye’ and not one person. and the lit. Hebrew for “your soul” is נפשׁתיכם< >NPS’ThYKM ‘soul shall be yours’ giving the understanding of ‘and afflict ye (that את) soul shall be yours’. While the English is more comprehensible to us, the Hebrew speaks to the congregation of Israel to afflict them selves in focus of them selves giving a clear command of self affliction of humbling.

(See Alpha-Bet Chart for understanding European Hebrew )

28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

The word ONH and ONY may be seen in Strong’s H6030 through H6041 all having the same general meaning and exact root spelling. The below is a good reference to see the composition:

H6041

עני

From H6031 (ONH); depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as H6035 subjectively and H6041 objectively): – afflicted, humble`, lowly`, needy, poor.

This word is rooted in the word ON which is seen written OYN, and is the name for the letter ‘ O ‘ which in Hebrew has the meaning of ‘ Eye’ as may still be seen in our modern letter’s symbol, OyN which corresponds to the visage of ones countenance and it’s humbling or casting down.

This is telling as the affliction or humbling mentioned in this case is specified as to be imposed by your own soul.

If the Scriptures do not specify fasting directly, that is the word ‘fast’ is not seen, how have many christians and jews come up with this interpretation?

Indisputably by logic, one can deduce that no eating is a form of affliction of ones soul, as well one could deduce that to do such before God is a humbling of ones soul as well, yet can one eat food to “satisfy his soul” and still thoroughly afflict or humble his soul, depress it or cast it down? Can one drink out of pleasure or eat out of pleasure, especially when they have no NEED of doing so, as they are well fed in general? Reality dictates that when you eat you are not in a state of affliction, unless perhaps you afflict your soul with discussing and awful food?

The Opposite of afflicting the soul is Satisfying the soul.

Beside reason, let us consider Biblical logic on the matter by context:

Pro_6:30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

Pro_13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Consider also: Isa_58:10; Isa_58:11; Eze_7:19. All of which speak of satisfying the soul, which in Hebrew is to literally to fill ones soul (מלא– MLA).

In direct context: The word fast is linked to soul affliction or humbling of the soul many times in the bible:

Psa 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

Psa_69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Isa_58:3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

Isa_58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

Ezr_8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

Regardless of the opinion one may have on the meaning of Isaiah 58 alone,which shal be looked at below, it is obvious that fasting is soul affliction or humbling and afflicting ones soul is contrary to filling ones soul with refreshing food and drink. It is also available to be seen that most of the fasting and soul affliction above is accompanied with other humblings and afflictions to ones every day life, such as sack cloth and dirt and ashes being used to lower ones estate. The sentiment of humbling affliction is beyond a simple fast, but seems to include an absence of enjoyment including the satisfaction of food to the soul.

 

Now for a conclusive commentary on Isaiah 58:1-14 via Levitcus

1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.(Lev_25:9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.)

2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.(Lev_16:29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all… )4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? (Lev 25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.)

7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?( Leviticus 25:11-14 A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. 12 For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. 13 In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession. 14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:)

8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.

9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:

11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. ( Leviticus 25:17-22 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God. 18 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. 19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. 20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: 21 Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. 22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store. )

13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

( Leviticus 25:4-8 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. 5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land. 6 And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee, 7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat. 8 And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.

Leviticus 23:2-4 …Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. 4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. )

14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

( Leviticus 25:39-44 And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant: 40 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile: 41 And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return. 42 For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. 43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God. 44 Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. )

While the Context of the 50th year special day of atonement called the Jubile is seen through out the 58th Chapter of Isaiah, we could undoubtedly see some very good context on the attitude YHWH has towards those who fast with out the New Covenant heart and mind.

Yet the specific applications to fasting are undoubtedly proof texts for it being biblical soul affliction, what was the problem in Isaiah’s time?

From the Leviticus commentary inserted into Isaiah 58 it would appear that the day of atonement was no longer holding it’s holy place in the heart and mind of Israel.

Israel asks: Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not? Have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge?

Isaiah answers: Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. 4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness:

Isaiah teaches: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

In other words Israel had turned the day of atonement into a vain fast, the people kept the ordinance of personal soul affliction in fasting but they did so with out the heart and mind which YHWH wanted. The soul afflicting and fasting of the seventh year and the jubile where to remind the people of their own sin and need for atonement, a reminder of not oppressing their kin and of forgiveness of debt as their heavenly Father would forgive them. The fast and Sabbath was a memorial of YHWH’s forgiveness and our inability to ever humble our selves enough to atone for our own sin, the best we can do is obey then forgive and help our own people who are in need, pray for our nation and by doing so “build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”

Every year the 10th day of the 7th moonth is a memorial to Christ’s perfect life he gave in our place, not only to live, but to die in giving us atonement but letting us go by exchange of YHWH’s Choosing.

Jesus Son of Sirach Puts it thus:Sir_(KJV 34:26 or LXX 31:26)

So is it with a man that fasteth for his sins, and goeth again, and doeth the same: who will hear his prayer? or what doth his humbling profit him?

Historical references to fasting and Day of Atonement

It is undoubtedly that the Judeans of the time of Christ fasted at this time as the below tells:

Philo of Alexandria:

Life of Moses II part 1

(23) Again, who is there who does not pay all due respect and honour to that which is called “the fast,

the Special lawsl I part 3

(186)On the tenth day the fast takes place which they take seriously–not only those who are zealous about piety and holiness, but even those who do nothing religious the rest of the time.

THE SPECIAL LAWS, I – Part 4

THE NINTH FESTIVAL

(193) And after the feast of trumpets the solemnity of the fast is celebrated, (27) Perhaps some of those who are perversely minded and are not ashamed to censure excellent things will say, “What sort of a feast is this where there is no eating and drinking, no troupe of entertainers or audience, no copious supply of strong drink nor the generous display of a public banquet, nor moreover the merriment and revelry of dancing to the sound of flute and harp, and timbrels and cymbals, and the other instruments of music which awaken the unruly lusts through the channel of the ears?

Special laws II part 1

xi. 41

The eighth is the festival of the sacred moon, or the feast of trumpets.

The ninth(feast) is the fast.

Josephus:

Antiqities Book 3, Ch 10 3. On the tenth day of the same lunar month, they fast till the evening…

Book 18 ch 4 …the very next day after the feast was over. This was the practice at the three yearly festivals, and on the fastday…

Dialogue of Justin myrter with Trypho :

And the two goats which were ordered to be offered during the fast, of which one was sent away as the scape [goat], and the other sacrificed, were similarly declarative of the two appearances of Christ:..

Post Christian Scripture with history’s commentary

The language of Philo and Josephus was used by Luke to explain the time of the year in which the winds change making sailing dangerous, it is in relation to the biblical natural calendar using the 10th day of the 7th moonth as a marker point for this, yet calling it by the popular name of the above writers:

Act_27:9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them..

Act 27:12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.

Yet the fast above, may not be, some may say, the fast of the above writers, and that simply it was a fasting Paul was afflicting himself with personally, the afflicting of ones self with fasting would confirm the idiom seen in the a fore mentioned scripture, however when the fact that the winter season is mentioned in the same instance, we know that this is Calendric reference.

Consider Josephus on the feasts and the winter, this reference directly follows the above quote by Josephus:

Antiqities Book 3, Ch 10 vrs 4.

Upon the fifteenth day of the same month, when the season of the year is changing for winter, the law enjoins us to pitch tabernacles in every one of our houses, so that we preserve ourselves from the cold of that time of the year; as also that when we should arrive at our own country, and come to that city which we should have then for our metropolis, because of the temple therein to be built, and keep a festival for eight days…

Thus, evidence is available that Luke made use of the term “the fast” in calling the day of atonement by such as did others in his time, and one with the mention of winter along side it.

So what is the conclusion being offered here from this compilation and study?

  • Israel was commanded to keep the Day of Atonement year by year by soul afflictions
  • Christian Israel should keep the feasts as part of the New Covenant (Hebrews 8 & Jeremiah 31)
  • The Day of Atonement is the 10th day of the 7th moonth is a Christian Israelite festival
  • Fasting is a biblicaly substantiated synonym for the act of soul affliction
  • Eating is biblicaly substantiated as satisfying ones soul and not part of soul affliction
  • Fasting is Historically substantiated to be part of the soul affliction on The Day of Atonement
  • The title “The Fast” was used during the time of the apostles for The Day of Atonement
  • Luke the writer of Acts used the title “The Fast” for the 10th day of the 7th Moonth which happens before winter as a fall festival

Christians who keep the day of Atonement are to imply all of the same reasons for their soul afflictions as did Israel of the tabernacle, as seen in the Law, Histories, Prophets and Wisdom. As Christ has offered himself for us at this present time as our sin sacrifice we should as well afflict our selves with the regrettable truth that National Israel has rejected their King with His Law and Priest with His Sacrifice.

It is only by European Christian Israel’s repentance and prayer; we as our Puritan Kinsmen of old should weep before the alter of Christ, begging for our own forgiveness and our people as a Nation by prayer and fasting!

Giving up food for a day

is

THE LEAST OF OUR AFFLICTION!

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of YHWH shall be thy reward.

Then shalt thou call, and YHWH shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And YHWH shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Peace and Grace, only in Christ Kinsman!

JSL

Feast of Ingathering aka Tabernacles

 

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An Examination

of the

Feast of Ingathering

in the end of the year,

The Feast of Tabernacles

Compiled by JS Lowther

Some simple questions and answers that not all biblical calendar students can agree to about their basis for the ordained feast generally called Tabernacles or in Hebrew Sukkot:

Q. When is the feast of Tabernacles? A. At the feast of Ingathering.

Q. When is the feast of Ingathering ? A. In the end of the year.

The above Q&A is strictly biblical, yet as said, not all who observe, keep, or just study the feasts can answer the questions as simple as the bible offers the answer.

Below are the laws which pertain to the feast which is the basis for the Q&A, and a further in depth examination of the logic and language offered by the God of Scripture, Nature and agriculture, which can harmoniously produce a Realistic Christian Israelite festival for all ages imperturbable.

LAWS OF THE FEASTS

Exo 23:12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

Exo 23:14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.

Exo 23:15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread…and none shall appear before me empty:)

Exo 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.

Exo 23:17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord YHWH.

Exo 34:21 Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest (SABBATH): in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest (SABBATH).

Exo 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.

Exo 34:23 Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord YHWH, the God of Israel.

Lev 23:2 `Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, Appointed seasons of YHWH, which ye proclaim, holy convocations, are these: they are My appointed seasons:

Lev 23:3 six days is work done, and in the seventh day is a sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye do no work; it is a sabbath to YHWH in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:4 `These are appointed seasons of YHWH, holy convocations, which ye proclaim in their appointed seasons:

Lev 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto YHWH.

Num 29:12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto YHWH seven days:

Deu 16:13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:

Deu 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

Deu 16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto YHWH thy God in the place which YHWH shall choose: because YHWH thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.

Deu 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before YHWH thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread (MaZaH), and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before YHWH empty:

Deu 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of YHWH thy God which he hath given thee.

Out lining the feast(s)

Above is both an explanation of when and what is the “feast” of Tabernacles and In gathering.

Here are criteria for when to Observe the three feasts as seen above, yet this time in given order to draw specific attention to WHEN the feast(s) should happen:

  • Within the yearly Sabbath cycle of sowing and gathering in.

Exo 23:10-11

  • Within the regular Sabbath cycle in earing (plowing / planting) time and harvest as an appointed season. Exo 23:12 , 34:21 , Lev 23:3

The three points in the Natural agricultural year ,Exo 23, 34, Deu 16, YHWH calls:

I. the Feast of “Unleavened Bread” MatZ-aH (H4682 / H4711 Grain in the milk stage), in the appointed season of the New moon/Chodesh of Abib (green ears/new corn).

II. the Feast of Harvest of the Firstfruits (of wheat) sown in the field,

a feast of weeks / seven / Sabbath (שׁבעת SaBoTH).

III. the Feast of Ingathering …when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Exo 23:14-17, 34:22-23, Deu 16:16

A. The Ingathering, in the “end” (Heb: YZA #3318: bringing forth or going out) of the year (H8141),

1.when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Exo 23:16

B. At the Ingathering at the years (H8141)

“end” (Tqufh-Heb #8622: circuit) Ex 34:22

C. The first day of the feast or cHaG-

(cHaG H2282- חג, referencing the whole feast including the working days)

1. (The cHaG) To start on the fifteenth day (full moon) of the seventh month (a month is a cHoDSh or rebuilding of moon)

2. a day of holy convocation and no servile work,

3. a SaBbaTh .

Lev_23:34, 35,39, Num 29:12, Duet 16:15

D. A feast (cHaG) of seven days Lev 23:34

1. the first day is Sabbath Lev 23:35,39, Num 29:12

2. and the eighth day is Sabbaths. Lev 23:36,39, Num_29:35

Duet_16:13 -15

The heavenly alignment in conjunction with Natural agriculture for the III. Feast as out lined above, the feast of Ingathering and Tabernacles:

1. At the bringing forth or going out of the year, and / or at the year’s end or better translated, circuit of the year

2. In the fifteenth day of the seventh month

Here are some questions to minister insight on the language of the text:

Q. What is a year as in “the year (H8141)” Ebiblicaly mentioned in Exo 23:16 and Exo 34:22 ?

Answer. Using James Strongs Concordance:

H8141

ShaNeH שׁנה from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time):

H8138 שׁנה ShaNeH; A primitive root; to fold, that is, duplicate

Notice the definition of ShaNaH when it is not used as the noun “year” in biblical texts: Gen 41:32 `And because of the repeating (H8138, KJV: doubled) of the dream unto Pharaoh twice”… 1898 Young’s Lit Trans. Also see 2 Sam 20:10 “struck again”.

In the sense above it is seen that it is not referencing a new start of the year, as a new start would occur at the end of another, rather we know we are dealing with a half of the the year, but a whole agricultural season starting at New Ears or Abib of Unleavened Bread and ending in Harvest of Ingathering. As well we are dealing with the same sense as in a yearly cycle of YHWH God’s Calendar of Gen 1:14, the sun, moon, and stars. This doubling or folding is only seen when considering all of God’s ordained lights witnessed in Reality, and is expressed by YHWH in his perfect heavenly feast system in His perfect Law.

The doubling aspect of the year can no doubt be seen at any point, by calling that place in time an end and beginning, such as the Gregorian new year of Januarius, which is in the relative start of solar winter. Yet no two years are alike, some winters are warmer and others very cold, some with rain some snow, the climate is not the focal point of any logical observer, nor is weather pattern the reason for the doubling. Rather one or more of the heavenly lights offer the observer a key to his location in time.

Doubling and folding the lights of Heaven

The sun of course is able to be observed rising and falling in the sky, seeming to weekly advance around the horizon then to return back again, as one knowing his going down. Seen by even the non observant in the quality of night and day in proportion throughout the seasons.

The moon in it’s mark of it’s monthly phases, to repeat with in the season of it’s appointment through out the year, speaking to the earth, the water and nature in general in a way we only can understand scarcely.

The Stars as well are set in array to mark the location of this rising and setting of the sun as well they mark the moon and the greater cycles of the planetary stars; for with out the markers of the Stars as centrally and equally divided into the 12 signs of zodiac in harmony with the influences of Pleiades, the bands of Orion, the guiding Arcturus with his sons, the ordinances of heaven would not be known at all, nor would we even have the primary understanding of the dominion thereof in the earth (Job 38:31-33).

Yet the ordinances and dominion spoken of by YHWH God in the above passages and placed in this writing are not to be ignored in toto. YHWH placed those ordinances and dominions to be repeated, doubled and folded for a very specific purpose, only the truly ignorant claim to understand, yet ignore in reality, doubting the validity of YHWH’s perfect law.

While considering the Heavenly Calendar system, the holistic option of the tri-fold lights of heaven should be compared to what ever option you personally hold for feast reckonings per the biblical command, in asking if your Calendar system meets all requirements of Gen 1:14-18 in sequence with the agricultural demand of the three feasts listed, insomuch that the bible may be lived out.

The Two Ends

Both Exo 23 and 34 use a different name for what the KJV calls ‘the years end’.

Many have come to hard line ideas on the determination of the heavenly biblical calendar using these words, while not considering sidereal happenings and biblical proof texts along with their conviction. The predominant conviction is that the word Tqufh is another way to speak of the sun’s Equinox on earth, as the sun travels through the horizon of your sky from the longest day of the equal point of spring equi-nox (Latin: equal night) about Gregorian March 21 to the equinox of fall about September 21. Yet the biblical calendar is strictly agricultural in conjunction with the trinity of sun, moon and stars, a usage as ordained in Genesis 1:14-18.

“end” (Heb: YZA #H3318: bringing forth or going out) of the year (H8141), Exo 23:16.

This word YZA is a common word in the bible occurring more than 1000 times, for instance: Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind… Simply YZA could refer to the coming out of the year it’s self. as in leaving the year, however an objection to this option is the fact that the feast of ingathering occurs in the 7th month, and in a holistic sense you are not leaving or coming forth out of the year, rather this feast occures at the bringing forth, just as the earth bought forth produce. And simply it is seen that the Ingathering of crops, particularly grains and fruit maybe brought forth out of the year at this point. In other words the year’s end or circuit and the feast of Ingathering that is the bringing forth of produce are to happen in sequential order.

“end” (TQUFH-Heb #8622: circuit) Ex 34:22

Likewise, yet more reflective of the heavens, this passage offers the word Tqufh: a word only used 4 times in the Hebrew scripture Exo_34:22; 1Sa_1:20; 2Ch_24:23; Psa_19:6. To settle the question of the Greek counterpart to TQUFH in Psa 19:6 it is καταντημα = Katanthma seen commonly in the form of or related form of κατηντησε = kathnthse, such as Acts 16:1, holding a simple meaning of travel “to arrive” or “to come”.

Seemingly only Psalm 19 offers any indication of what heavenly phenomenon is references when the Hebrew word TQUFH is used in a Gen 1:14 Calendric way:

Psa 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Psa 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Psa 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race ( his course).

Psa 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit (TQUFH) unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Psa 19:7 The law of YHWH is perfect…

Here we see a marriage relationship involving the sun as a bridegroom, but who is the bride?

A Case point:

Gen 37:9 …behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

Gen 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I (father as Sun) and thy mother (as moon) and thy brethren (the eleven remaining star signs) indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

The Sun and moon have a “conjugal” relationship, that is like a bride and a bride groom, they come into conjunction every so often, in this case once per Chodesh or rebuilding, at this appointed time the moon is “overpowered” by the light of the sun while she is in close proximity thereto, and only in the case of a solar eclipse does the moon “overpower” the light of the sun for but a periodic moment.

The ecliptic circle is the circuit in which sun, moon and planets can be observed to move through over the 12 signs or zodiac (in Hebrew we call this mazzaroth) throughout the year. The moon passes quickly through, one twelfth (1/12) of that circle every 2 to 3 days. While the sun as a bride groom fit to run his course moves through that same 1/12 more slowly every 29 to 30 days in order to make its conjugation or conjunction date with his bride the moon in a new tabernacle to produce a rebuilding of not only the moon’s light but to reset in one of the 12 Children as represented in Gen 37:9-10 of Joseph’s dreams every Chodesh or rebuilding. This occurrence may be seen at those diametrically oppositional points mentioned above.

The meaning of  Psalm 19:4-7

Their (the lights of heaven) line (or measurement) is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. (The lights of heaven are able to be perceived throughout the world in measure).

In them (The firmament of the heavens- vs 1) hath he set a tabernacle for the sun (this is the children’s houses or mansions, the 1/12 sections of the Zodiac called signs),

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course. (The sun in the heavens, comes out of the chamber with his bride in the tabernacle of his Child to traverse a new portion of his course which leads him monthly from one tabernacle to the next of his children as to conjunct with his wife the moon)

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. (“The end of heaven” is referencing a course which runs in a circuit or circle throughout the heavens; this, opposed to the opinion of a lineal horizon which is seen from morning to evening, but in no way is the subject of the above function of the heavens.)

The LAW of YHWH is perfect, converting the soul:

the testimony of the YHWH is sure,

making wise the simple.

Once the heavens are acknowledged as a circuit, which can be observed, and in conjunction with the biblical speech used of sun and moon’s relationship, little can be argued against this interpretation of Psa 19, as no other happening can answer to this phenomenon as described.

Consider the scripture of Jesus Ben Sirach, a Post Babylonian Judean exile, who’s wisdom is rcorded in the Greek scriptures, yet refereed to as “Apocrypha”:

I will now remember the works of the Lord, and declare the things that I have seen: In the words of the Lord are his works. The sun that giveth light looketh upon all things, and the work thereof is full of the glory of the Lord. The Lord hath not given power to the saints to declare all his marvellous works, which the Almighty Lord firmly settled, that whatsoever is might be established for his glory. He seeketh out the deep, and the heart, and considereth their crafty devices: for the Lord knoweth all that may be known, and he beholdeth the signs of the world. He declareth the things that are past, and for to come, and revealeth the steps of hidden things. No thought escapeth him, neither any word is hidden from him. He hath garnished the excellent works of his wisdom, and he is from everlasting to everlasting: unto him may nothing be added, neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any counsellor. Oh how desirable are all his works! and that a man may see even to a spark. All these things live and remain for ever for all uses, and they are all obedient. All things are double one against another: and he hath made nothing imperfect. One thing establisheth the good or another: and who shall be filled with beholding his glory?

The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with his glorious shew; The sun when it appeareth, declaring at his rising a marvellous instrument, the work of the most High: At noon it parcheth the country, and who can abide the burning heat thereof? A man blowing a furnace is in works of heat, but the sun burneth the mountains three times more; breathing out fiery vapours, and sending forth bright beams, it dimmeth the eyes. Great is the Lord that made it; and at his commandment runneth hastily. He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world. From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection. The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining in the firmament of heaven; The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament giving light in the highest places of the Lord. At the commandment of the Holy One they will stand in their order, and never faint in their watches.

(Sirach 42:15-43:10)

For at the time of the first month of Abib / new moon of New Ears (of grain) the sun and moon are in conjunction in the stars of the constellation of Aries the ram or lamb, however by the first point of the three yearly feasts, that is the 15th day or full moon of the first month Abib the sun is yet in the stars of Aries but the moon, now full, is in direct opposition to the sun and will rise that evening in the stars of Libra / the balance.

Now on the other side at the new moon of the seventh month (the feast of trumps), the sun and moon are in conjunction in the stars of Libra / the balance, but at the very point of the third feast of Tabernacles / Ingathering on the full moon and fifteenth day the sun remains in Libra / the balance while the moon is now in Aries /the ram lamb, a perfect fold or double, a mirror image in reality. In this way we may see the meaning of “the years end” or “doubled circuit”, a coming or arrival of the Ingathering .

     In ending this study on both the feast of Tabernacles / Harvest and in understanding the year’s end, it is with hope that this study is of help in not just seeing the relevance in the purpose of the feast in the seventh month, in celebrating the harvest in YHWH, but to see how the heavens also correspond to this happening.

   For it is only by Saxon Israel’s adherence to not only follow the feast’s of the LORD YHWH in rest and celebration but to have the spirit, the purpose thereof, the reason for it’s being. A practice in biblical reality will factually establish this matter, so that our bibles may come to life in our life! When the feast of ingathering , that is Tabernacles, is in fact a National week of celebration in observance of our God given harvest it offers an understanding far beyond a quasi-spiritual ploy. The fact is, that with out the knowledge of our Natural agricultural need for the feast of Ingathering our modern grocery store lives leave us with an empty feast full of men preaching on concepts they scarcely understand . Yet when the proper alignment of the heavens is companied with the realistic ingathering of the years end, we may not only enjoy it we can feel it’s true spiritual implications in Reality!

Check out some harvest at Goshenhomestead.com from farmers who really know when the year begins and the year ends!

A Chodesh meat offering called Pentecost: Feast of the first fruits of the wheat harvest

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The First fruits

New Moon Pentecost

and

A proposed comprehensive study into it’s ordering and meanings

Compiled by JS Lowther

The Brothers

The offering of the first fruits

may be the first recorded festival of Scripture.

Gen 4:2-5

…And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.

Notice in the Hebrew the word: מבכרותH1062 of the firstlings

H1062-בּכרה בּכורהbek-o-raw’

Feminine of H1060; the firstling of man or beast; abstractly primogeniture: – birthright, firstborn (-ling).

Gen 4:4 is the first mention of an assembly of two or more in worship of YHWH for the purpose of giving him an offering of the flock or of the ground. This offering was as we see, of the firstlings, as is commanded to Israel in Exodus 23:14-19 :

Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.

Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord YHWH…The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God…. H1061בּכּוּר bik-koor’: From H1069; the first fruits of the crop: – first fruit (-ripe [figuratively), hasty fruit.

The word for first fruit and firstling throughout the law is related closely, and used identically, from the same root

H1069- בּכר baw-kar’: A primitive root; properly to burst the womb, that is, (causatively) bear or make early fruit (of woman or tree); also (as denominatively from H1061) to give the birthright: – make firstborn, be firstling, bring forth first child (new fruit).

This festival of the first fruits was being observed by Cain and Able just years after the Garden was lost to sin.

Interestingly enough: when the Genesis Calendar as spoken of in the Abib study, is used in literal observation with with the sun, moon and stars beside the harvests of the grain, the third New moon that is here to be proposed and supported falls at the time of the new moon in Gemini, that is when the sun and moon are in conjunction in the star group which has symbolized “the brothers”!

Why would YHWH have caused such an abominable event to be memorialized throughout all generations in the heavens?

Here is a justification and examination of the timing of first fruits also known as the count to Pentecost which harmonizes with the above proposition.

Follow the verses carefully and read the summerization, then you may wish to look again the pile of evidence being offered.

Deu 16:9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.

Deu 16:10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:

Exo 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field…when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field…When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

Exo 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.

Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Lev 23:12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

Lev 23:13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

Lev 23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

Lev_23:16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

Lev 23:17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD.

Lev 23:18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD.

Lev 23:19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

Lev 23:20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.

Lev 23:21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

Num 15:19 Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD.

Num 15:20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it.

Num 15:21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations.

The New moon offering compared to the first fruits offering.

Num 28:11 And in the beginningsH7218 of your monthsH2320 ye shall offerH7126 a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;

Num_28:26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bringH7126 a newH2319 meat offering unto the , after YHWH your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:

Lev_23:16 Even unto the morrow after the seventhH7637 sabbathH7676 shall ye numberH5608 fifty days; and ye shall offer a newH2319 meat offering unto the YHWH.

Num 28:12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;

Num 28:27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year;

Num 28:28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram,

Num 28:13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.

Num 28:14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.

Num 28:15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the LORD shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

Num 28:29 A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs;

Num 28:30 And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you.

Num 28:31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their drink offerings.

The idea of a new moon Pentecost or feast of weeks is proposed in the language of all of the laws on such, as Lev 23:16 and Num 28:26 both could easily read in the Hebrew “a new moon meat offering”. As well the numbering of seven sabbaths or fifty days was to commence:

Lev 23:15 …from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering…

and

Deu 16:9 …begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.

Herein is the logic: In order for an inhabitant of Israel to travel to Jerusalem, “from Dan to beer-Sheba” for the Passover feast he must harvest his first fruits sheaf of Abib barley on the morrow after the 8th day of the month Sabbath, so that this 9th day of the month would proceed the selection of the lamb as commanded in Ex 12:3 on the 10th day of the moonth. Thus the barley being in the green state would be in need of drying in order to offer it as the law demands on the day after the 15th day of the moonth which is the sabbath, the the commencement of the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. For the traveler or non-traveler, the sickle was to be put to the corn, and the lamb was to be selected on the 10th day. Thus the morrow after the sabbath on which the count starts is that of the 9th day of the moonth, making the wave sheaf day still the 16th day, and still as tradition has held, a morrow after the sabbath; thus the 16th day, the second day of the feast of unleavened bread is completing the first seventh or week in the count to Pentecost or the 50 days. There after the 16th day of the first moonth 6 more sabbaths are added bringing the day of Pentecost to fully come on the third new moon, also a morrow after the sabbath, but in this case also a sabbatic new moon, Which is by literal observation the lunar month when the sun is in the constellation of the brothers or Gemini, a striking reminder of that first offering.

The First Pentecost after Egypt

(Exodus 19-24)

Upon this count other evidence and spiritual mater is imputed.

Exo 19:1-3

(1) In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.

(2) For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.

(3) And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

Because of differences of opinion on the Hebrew meaning of Ex 19:1, I will refer to the APB translation of the Greek LXX as an aid in understanding the statement “the same day” Exo 19:1 APB LXX And in the third month of the exodus of the sons of Israel from the land Egypt, on this day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.

In other words it was at the time hereto refereed, that is the third month, otherwise said in the Hebrew the third new moon. The Children of Israel were camped at the mountains of Sinai at that very day, the third new moon which God called on for Moses to ascend Horeb.

Here the Covenant was made with Israel:

Exo 19:5-8 KJV

(5) Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

(6) And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

(7) And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

(8) And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

Further more if the ascent of Moses was at the sabbath of the 29th day of the second month, and YHWH deliver the command for the people to receive the words of the ten commandments, then the giving of the word of YHWH would fall on the third day in the morning of the first day of the third month. On the other hand, if the command of sanctification came on the first day of the third month, then the words of the ten commandments would be given on the third day of the third month to the sanctified people.

In placing faith in the righteousness of Moses, it would be best assumed that the people would have settled into there new wilderness camp before the sabbath of the 29th day of the second month, and Moses would have ascended the mount on the day of the sabbath as he was pitched before it; yet the sanctified people ascended the mount with Moses by the sanctified in order to receive the words of the ten commandments, this being then on the day of the third new moon.

Don’t forget Moses and the sanctified elders and priests went up into the lower part of the mount while only Moses and Aaron came unto the higher part (Exo 19:24), Moses alone came near to YHWH (Exo 24).

As an interesting note and evidence for this case consider Exo 19:16-19 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of THE TRUMPET exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled… And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the TRUMPET sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

And the command as found in Numbers 10 concerning the blowing of the silver trumpets :

Num 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.

Sadly enough the whole story of this giving of the law starts with a willing yet fearful people, and ends with:

“The Provocation”

Exo 32:1-4

(1) And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

(2) And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

(3) And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

(4) And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

(7) And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:

(8) They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

(9) And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

(10) Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

(26) Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

(27) And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

(28) And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

(29) For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

(30) And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

(31) And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

(32) Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

(33) And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

(34) Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

(35) And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

The people had quickly, after forty days forgot the impact the presents of YHWH had on them when he came to speak his word to them, the noise of the trumpet which was sounded on account of the new moon assembly and holy convocation was followed by the noise of war, which was none other than idol worship. As the LORD of the whole earth demanded a separation seen in those chilling words spoken by Moses: “…slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.” forty days after Pentecost, the new moon of Gemini was remembered.

The first New Covenant Pentecost

If started on that day before the lamb of God was selected, both as our symbolic first fruit and our Lamb. The beautiful bridge is made between the pre-Christian and post-Christian era, by following the count of the Acts 2 Pentecost. Below is synopsis of this count as taken from the books called The Gospels.

John 12

Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him….

On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord…

Mat 26:2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. …

Mat 26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

Mat 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Joh 19:31-42 KJV

(31) The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

(32) Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

(33) But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

(34) But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

(35) And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

(36) For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

(37) And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

(38) And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

(39) And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

(40) Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

(41) Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.

(42) There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Luk 24:1-53

(1) Now upon the first of the week (literaly- 1/7), very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

(2) And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

(3) And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

(4) And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

(5) And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

(6) He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

(7) Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

(8) And they remembered his words,

(9) And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

(10) It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.

(11) And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

(12) Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

(13) And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

(14) And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

(15) And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

(16) But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

(17) And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

(18) And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

(19) And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

(20) And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

(21) But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

(22) Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

(23) And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

(24) And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

(25) Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

(26) Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

(27) And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

(28) And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

(29) But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

(30) And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

(31) And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

(32) And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

(33) And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

(34) Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

(35) And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

(36) And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

(37) But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

(38) And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

(39) Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

(40) And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.

(41) And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

(42) And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

(43) And he took it, and did eat before them.

(44) And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

(45) Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

(46) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

(47) And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

(48) And ye are witnesses of these things.

(49) And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

(50) And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

(51) And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

(52) And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

(53) And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

Act 1:1-5 (remember Luke and Acts are actually one volume)

… of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

(2) Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

(3) To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being SEEN OF THEM FORTY DAYS, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

(4) And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

(5) For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence….

Act 2:1

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Notice that in Acts 1:3 it tells us that Christ was seen for forty days. The question, while it is not of major importance is if the forty days here mentioned is counted from the time of Christ’s passion on the 14th day of the first moonth or at the time of the Resurrection on the 16th day of the same month?

In either case Christ was among his brethren for all of unleavened bread, as well as with them on the the second month passover and second feast of unleavened bread held from the 15th day of the second moonth, to the to the 22nd day of the second moonth, held for those who were in a journey or unclean of the dead as taught in Numbers 9.

So in starting with Christ’s passion on the day of passover

on the 14th to 22nd of the month is 9 days

  • +23rd to 29th is 7 days,
  • 1 or 2 day for the new moon = 17 or 18 days;
  • from the 2nd to 8th is 7 days,
  • 9th to 15th is 7 days,
  • 16th to 22nd is 7 days = 21
  • + 17 or 18 is 38 or 39 days,
  • On account of the forty days given for the time of Christ’s ascension to his Father’s right hand Christ left his disciples on the the morrow after the ending Sabbath of the second feast of unleavened bread meant for those who were originally unclean or in a journey, the 23rd day of the moonth. Christ was dead and his disciples buried him during the first passover.

Taking this 39 days and adding the first week of numbering from the sheaf on the 9th to the 13th day of the first moonth is 5 days,

bringing us to 44 days total and one more sabbath week from Christ’s ascension day on the 23rd of the second moonth, to the 29th of the second month sabbath brings us to the third new moon feast of Pentecost.

Now Let the Scripture unfold

Tying the sheaf’s offering to the Resurrection of Christ, and the resurrection to our baptism and newness of life, brings us back to the memorial in the heavens, and the Brothers.

1Jn 3:1-24

(1) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

(2) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

(3) And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

(4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

(5) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

(6) Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

(7) Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

(8) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

(9) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

(10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

(11) For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

(12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

(13) Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

(14) We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

(15) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

(16) Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

(17) But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

(18) My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

(19) And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

(20) For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

(21) Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

(22) And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

(23) And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

(24) And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1 John 3 is an awsome chapter of the Scriptural testimony, yet few care of it’s direct link to the memorial of the feast of First fruits or Pentecost.

For we Christian Israelites are brothers, born of God as his Children through that fateful resurrection day when at that very morning both the first fruits was offered at the altar and the victorious Son of God arose from death to offer his brothers a new and living way through his perfect life.

Rom 8:1-23

(1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

(2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

(3) For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

(4) That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

(5) For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

(6) For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

(7) Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

(8) So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

(9) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

(10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

(11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

(12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

(13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

(15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

(16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

(17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

(18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

(19) For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

(20) For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

(21) Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

(22) For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

(23) And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Better Brothers

Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Heb 12:18-29

(18) For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

(19) And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

(20) (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

(21) And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

(22) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

(23) To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

(24) And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

(25) See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

(26) Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

(27) And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

(28) Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

(29) For our God is a consuming fire.

Do you now see the entangled and interspersed message which is from Able to Moses, from Moses to Christ our Lord, and from our Lord to us.

Yet it is not the numbering of this special time of the giving of the covenant and commandments and of the holy spirit as much as it is the resurrected life we now have in Christ which takes the Law of God and writes it on our heart and mind by the holy spirit, so that we may serve God as his first fruits, as living sacrifices holy and acceptable, ready to serve God and our brethren.

Christ’s perfect symbolism is seen in this all encompassing event, just as Christ’s resurrection upon the day of the very first waved sheaf of Abib barley is telling, so is the Pentecost offering of the first fruits of the wheat harvest.

Wheat being a main stay crop of the world especial of Europeans, YHWH shows the power of his foresight as he easily offers the willingness to forgive his people as seen here:

Lev 5:11-13 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering…And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him…

In YHWH’s perfect system of Law even poor had right to harvest the remaining grain, thereby always making a way for forgiveness to those who are willing to work out there own salvation in any condition.

Lev 23:22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

Read for your self, how in context this verse directly follows another mentioning of Firstfruits or Pentecost. Christ’s grace and salvation which came to us as the true bread from heaven.

For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world…. I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. (John 6)

As well, this all encompassing teaching of Grace, Salvation, Mercy, and Love, is seen in the power of his resurrection, offered to us in our Baptism as represented by the Wheat harvest. Mat_3:12; Mat_13:25; Mat_13:29; Mat_13:30; Luk_3:17; Joh_12:24; Act_27:38;

1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

 

Happy Pentecost all ye first fruits of his Son’s harvest!

Peace to the Israel of God