Sheaf Of Firstfruits


This is the spring barley harvest festival that pictures the resurrection of Christ as firstborn from the dead. This day always occurs on the 16th day of the 1st month, on the 1st day of the week. Christ is the first of the firstfruits. This is the day of his resurrection. He ascended to the Father to be accepted on our behalf just as depicted by the sheaf. 

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, 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: 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. 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. 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. 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. 23:9-14 (The sheaf is Jesus Christ, as FIRST of the firstfruits of God. The sheaf must be presented to God and accepted on the people's behalf. Jesus was resurrected on this day as depicted by the sheaf of the harvest. He then ascended to the Father to be accepted on our behalf. Without this, the harvest could not be reaped. The spiritual reality of the harvest seasons are so rich with knowledge of God's eternal redemptive plan of salvation for his people.) The following link is a speech I made to be read on the day of the wave sheaf offering...Sheaf Of Firstfruits Speech

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