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1 1 The Fruits of the Festivals Presented by Mike Bacon at a break-out session at the Feast of Tabernacles at Prescott, AZ Oct 22, Copyright © Oct 22, 2008 All Rights Reserved. Revised May 16, 2009 Version 1.2 Permission to distribute this material Free of charge is granted with the provision that the entire document is transmitted in its entirety without any deletions or additions to it. 1.1 Singularity and Plurality of Firstfruit(s) (‘aparche’) explanation added Corrected Reference Author’s Name 1.12 Added Blindness to Foundations 1.2 Reorganized slides 1.3 Text Revisions for claarity Barley – Wheat – Grapes Are There Meanings to These Plants?

2 2 The Fruits of the Festivals YES! Barley – Wheat – Grapes Are There Meanings to These Plants?

3 3 The Fruits of the Festivals  PRESENTATION PURPOSE  1. Give you something to “chew” on. 2. Describe the physical characteristics of these fruits. 3. Present their *possible* spiritual metaphors / meanings which may represent the similar characteristics, calling, and rewards for all humanity in 3 steps---3 festivals: 4. Encourage you to reach higher (Phil 3:14) to be an overcomer (Rev 21:7)...and with a new name Rev 2:17--- which potentially represents our developed spiritual character.

4 4 The Fruits of the Festivals  PRESENTATION PURPOSE  REMEMBER Paul’s and Peter’s statements: 1. 1Cor 13:12 Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don't know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us. (CEV) 2. 2Pet 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (KJV) Meaning what? Consider this presentation in the above light only as a springboard for learning, food for thought, and further study on your part. whY? We are just beginning to understand the meanings of the fruits. This is where “I” am at “now” Others will further refine, define and mine the depths of understanding.

5 5 ROADMAP The Fruits of the Festivals I.Foundations II.The “Whats” of the fruits. III. Harvest Stories IV. Hebrew: Agri-Bio Linguistics V. Harvest Metaphors I.E. What Does This All Mean? VI.Wrap-Up VII. Q and A

6 6 II. FOUNDATONS Men are blinded… Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. 2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in

7 7 II. FOUNDATONS Men are blinded…UNLESS they are called. Matt 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw (G1670) him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, *will* (future tense) draw (G1670) all men unto me. (G1670 Gr: Literally “to drag” as in Jas 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

8 8 II. FOUNDATONS The Plan of Salvation in place…BEFORE earth was created. Heb 1:10 And, You, Lord, in the beginning has laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands: Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world. Matt 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years

9 9 II. FOUNDATONS The Plan of Salvation in place…BEFORE earth was created. 1Pet 1:19-20 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. 2Tim 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, Eph 1:4 According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: IF GOD BLINDS and CALLS… ----Who is ultimately responsible for our salvation?---- Mar 1:14 …Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

10 10 II. FOUNDATONS The Plan of Salvation in place…BEFORE earth was created. For Further Study…what does “time” mean? 1Tim 2:5-6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified(G3142) in due time. G3142 also translated as testimony and witness. What “due time” is being spoken of? Is a due time a due ‘season’ ? Does Daniel 7:25 say time (H2166) is a season? Deut 11:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou may gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. Jer 5:24 ….Let us now fear the LORD our God, that gives rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserves unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

11 11 II. FOUNDATONS The Plan of Salvation in place…the Moed Festivals and Fruits goes all the way back to Genesis: Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons (moed), and for days, and years: For example: Lev 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts (moed) of the YHVH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. Genesis 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and you shall eat the herb (H6212) of the field; Strongs H6212 ‛eśeb eh'-seb From an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green); grass (or any tender shoot): - grass, herb Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine (i.e. be cheerful), and bread which strengthens man's heart.

12 12 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Harvest CropBarley Sow in the Field Wheat Sow in the Field Grapes / Wines Planted in Field DEFINITION OF GRAIN  The Hebrew word for barley is sehoraw. Strong’s Concordance: feminine form= “plant,” and masculine form =“grain.”  Bar is another word for grain. In Gen. 41:35 and 49 Joseph gathered grain in preparation for the coming famine. The King James Version translates it “corn,” but this was not corn in the modern sense of the word, for Egypt did not grow corn. Corn is an old English word for grain in general, but in modern times the word has acquired a more specific definition and refers to a specific grain.  Bar, or “grain,” may possibly be the root of our modern word for barley.  Bar has other meanings: SON, in the sense of an heir. For example, Barabbas (John 18:40) means “son of the father,” and Barnabas means “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36).

13 13 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Harvest Crop Barley Sow in the Field Wheat Sow in the Field Grapes / Wine Fruits of the Field Growing Season Joel 2:23 …rejoice in YHVH your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. 2:24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. See also Deut 11:14 Fall and Winter Former Rain Joel 2: Planted in Fall Spring Latter Rain Joel 2:23 Planted in Early Spring Summer

14 14 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Harvest CropBarley Sow in the Field Wheat Sow in the Field Grapes / Wine Fruits of the Field Growing SeasonFall and Winter Former Rain Joel 2: Planted in Fall Spring Latter Rain Joel 2:23 Planted E. Spring Summer Plant CharacteristicsVery Tolerant to Drought Cold Heat Grows in winter Medium Tolerant to Drought Cold Heat Grows in E. Spring& Spring Less Tolerant to Drought Cold Grows in L. Spring - Summer Harvest SeasonEarly Spring Ex 9:30, 31; 23:16 Late Spring Ex 9:32: 23:16 Begin to Ripen in August Ex 23:16

15 15 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Commanded Offering Exo 23:19 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. First Fruits of the Harvest Lev 23:10 an omer Exo 23:19 First Fruits of the Harvest General Harvest 7 Drink (Wine) offerings: 1 /day Oil + 70 bullocks: 13 / day to 7 / day=70 Nations Water--Not in Scripture (from Elijah?) Food Types for Our Father’s Table Bread Gen 14:18 Bread Gen 14:18 Wine Gen 14:18

16 16 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Fruit ProductsBarley —flat coarse textured bread formerly associated with the poor Wheat —finer textured bread which rises through fermentation Wine Oil: Purest– ‘light’ for the Menorah(?) Virgin–Eating Remains–various

17 17 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Fruit ProductsBarley —flat coarse textured bread formerly associated with the poor Wheat —finer textured bread which rises through fermentation Wine (grapes) Oil: Purest– ‘light’ for the Menorah Virgin–Eating Remains–various Bread & Wine Characteristics Almost Gluten Free—No Rise Bronze Age Greeks ate unleavened bread. Used as the primary bread in Europe until a few hundred years ago. Flatbread was the rule with much grain going into brew making. Maize meal (Mexican) is also low in gluten. Contains Gluten –Rises By 600 B.C. Leavened wheat bread reached Greeks, and Rome 300 B.C. Barley then became bread of the poor as wheat bread became more common– Article Bread. Encyclopedia Americana Flesh and Pulp –Fermentation

18 18 II. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened Bread Harvest MethodWinnow Ruth 3:2; Mat 3:12 Whose fan (i.e. winnowing fan— see Strong’s) is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

19 19 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / Pentecost Harvest MethodWinnow Ruth 3:2; Mat 3:12 Whose fan (i.e. winnowing fan— see Strong’s) is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Thresh I Chron. 21:20 Threshed with a Tribulum - a Latin word meaning a threshing instrument. Where we get the word "tribulation.“ Mat 3:12 ….and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

20 20 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Harvest MethodWinnow Ruth 3:2; Mat 3:12 Whose fan (i.e. winnowing fan— see Strong’s) is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Thresh I Chron. 21:20 Threshed with a Tribulum - a Latin word meaning a threshing instrument. Where we get the word "tribulation.“ Mat 3:12 ….and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Cut / Tread Grapes do not have chaff, but, instead, flesh and its flesh, though not a grain, must be severely pressed or trodden under foot (the equivalent of chaff) to obtain the grape juice.

21 21 III. The ‘Whats’ TOPICTabernacles Harvest Method OIL: Squeeze / Press Purest–‘light’ for the Menorah (squeeze) by one tradition) Virgin–Eating (first press) and also for the Temple menorah Remains and other oils–various commercial and industrial uses (such as lighting lamps). IS THERE A CONNECTION with OIL & REJOICING & the FEAST? WHAT does OIL symbolically represent in Scripture? Ps 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness (H8342) above thy fellows. Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity’ therefore, God, thy God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows. Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy (H8342) and rejoicing (H8057)of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. Psa 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy (H8342) for mourning. Num 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness (H8057), and in your solemn days (moade), Deut 28:47 Because thou served not the LORD thy God with joyfulness (H8057), and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Deut 16:14 And you shall rejoice (H8055) in thy feast…. Deut 16:15 …therefore you shall surely rejoice (H056)…

22 22 Definition of ‘METAPHOR’ METAPHOR 1: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. as in: drowning in money Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine --Matt 7:6 Now consider the usage of barley, wheat, and grapes as meaning something else.

23 23 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles NT Metaphors Jesus Christ / Yeshua HaMashiach John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches:: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Fruit is Gal 5: the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance…

24 24 IV. Harvest Stories The FRUITS of the FESTIVALS TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles NT Metaphors Jesus Christ / Yeshua HaMashiach Nations Places John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: Isa 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel Gethsemane means “wine press.”

25 25 IV. Harvest Stories The FRUITS of the FESTIVALS TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Prophetic MetaphorsJohn 6:13 12 baskets full of barley remaining after feeding the multitude Judges 7:13+ Gideon: cake of barley, pitchers, lamps I Cor 15:52 last trumpet, dead shall rise. II Cor 4:7 we have this treasure in earthen vessels. Judges 6:11 Gideon “threshed wheat in the winepress.” wheat is symbol for men of Succoth & Penuel. Jud 8:5 Gideon asked the men of Succoth for loaves of bread Jud 8:16 He took the elders of the city, & thorns of the wilderness & briers, & with them he taught the men of Succoth.

26 26 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Prophetic MetaphorsJoseph and the wheat. What did he do with the wheat? 1 Sam. 12:17 Wheat harvest occurs. God sent thunder (voice of God & judgment(?) and rain (Holy Spirit). Mat 3:12 Whose (winnowing) fan is in his hand… Mat 3:12 and he will…purge his floor, & gather his wheat into the garner (barn); but … burn up the chaff with …fire.

27 27 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Prophetic Metaphors Sickle Destroys the vine=nation (Isa 5:7) Mat 3:12 Whose (winnowing) fan is in his hand… Mat 3:12 and he will…purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner (barn); but he will burn up the chaff with… fire. Joseph and the wheat. What did he do with the wheat? 1 Sam. 12:17 Wheat harvest occurs. God send thunder (voice of God & judgment(?) and rain (Holy Spirit). Rev 14:14-19… Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

28 28 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Prophetic Metaphors Symbolism of Revelation- Gematria: 16 = love 100 = fullness 1600 = “Fullness of Love” Blood = Men’s Souls Is God’s wrath corrective or emotion based? Rev 14:20. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs

29 29 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Prophetic Metaphors Description of the millennial conditions Isa 27:1-2 In that day the LORD…shall punish leviathan…that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. 2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. Isa 65:20-21…and they shall plant… vineyards, and eat the fruit of them

30 30 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Prophetic Metaphors Describing that He has not yet fulfilled the Fall harvest and will not drink the wine until He fulfills it. Mar 14:22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. Mar 14:25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

31 31 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICTabernacles Water Pouring Tradition at the Temple during the Feast? —Does it come from Elijah? Josephus in Antiquities, VIII, xiii, 2 states the following: "Now Menander (A Greek playwriter 3 centuries earlier) mentions this drought [of Elijah] in his account of the acts of Ethbaal, king of the Tyrians [and the father of Jezebel, Ahab's wife], where he says thus: 'Under him, there was a want of rain from the month Hyperberetaeus till the month Hyperberetaeus (i.e. Tishri---the 7 th month!) of the year following; (one year?-no an error) but when he made supplications, there came great thunders. This Ethbaal built the city Botrys, in Phoenicia,and the city Auza, in Libya.' By these words he designed the want of rain that was in the days of Ahab; for at that time it was that Ethbaal also reigned over the Tyrians, as Menander informs us.“ Consider this:  7 of Elijah’s 8 miracles were answered immediately. Why would he have to pray 7 times in one day then?  Did the 7 times plus the day of heavy rain actually take place over 8 days?  Do we really know? NO. Does it appear plausible? YES.

32 32 IV. Harvest Stories TOPICTabernacles Water Pouring Tradition at the Temple during the Feast?—Where does it come from? Why did not Elijah write the details in Scripture? An Opinion: The role of a prophet is to communicate the Word. Do not add or diminish the Word of God. (Deut 4:2). Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

33 33 V. Hebrew Entymology & Agri-Bio Linguistics What does Barley, Wheat, and Grape Mean?* My *Caveats*:  I am *not* a Hebrew scholar.  I am presenting my understanding taken from 2 other ministries who have written on Hebrew words, their roots, and root meanings.  No others (that I know of) have addressed these meanings of the fruits---and I stand to be corrected by others who know much more than I! That being said----Let’s move ON!

34 34 V. Hebrew Entymology & Agri-Bio Linguistics What does Barley, Wheat, and Grape Mean? TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Hebrew Entymology & Agri-Bio Linguistics * Source: Jeff Benner: Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible, 2005, 616p BARLEY*-- hair protects and knows the head or The hair protects and is knowledgeable on the head. 3 letter root is *-- resch–head of a man / chief ayin–watching / knowledge sin–thorn also fish window / meaning pierce and sharp as a protective barrier from its hair on its head. WHEAT-A*-- -- family / house of chiefs; also translated as grain 2 letter root is *-- resh–head of a man / chief bet–family / House of the seed, continuity of the seed GRAPE *-- -- watching for (or the knowledge of) a new generation growing from the house of chiefs(?) 3 letter root is *- - Bet–house / family nun–seed sprouting / new generation ayin–watching /knowledge

35 35 V. Hebrew Entymology & Agri-Bio Linguistics What does the word “Omer” Mean? TOPICUnleavened Bread WAVE SHEAF OFFERING A bundle of separate barley grains, from a number of plants, amounting to an "omer" -- about 4.5 pints or 2.1 liters – a person’s daily supply of manna. OMER means “heap," and is usually translated "sheaf." Spelled with three Hebrew letters: Ayin means "an eye," and indicates seeing, acknowledging, or watching. Mem means "water." Resh means "head," often in the sense of a leader. Means: “watching for water on the head." Be preparing and watching for the outpouring of the Spirit. When does this occur…on Pentecost. VALUELeviticus 27:16. Again, if a man consecrates to the Lord part of the fields of his own property, then your valuation shall be proportionate to the seed needed for it; a homer of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver (about 13 ounces). Fifty is the number of Pentecost and Jubilee. Also note that the Scriptural “free market” is stable and does not change.

36 36 Review: Definition of ‘METAPHOR’ METAPHOR 1: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money) – Merriam- Webster Now consider the usage of barley, wheat, and grapes as meaning something else.

37 37 VI. Harvest Metaphors TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Prophetic Metaphors Christ’s “2 Coming” as they relate to the Festivals First Coming- Hosea 6:1-3 Latter Rain Joel 2: First Coming- Hosea 6:1-3 Latter Rain Joel 2: Second Coming- Hosea 6:1-3 Former Rain Joel 2:23 -24

38 38 VI. Harvest Metaphors TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Hebrew Entymology & Agri-Bio Linguistics BARLEY-- hair protects and knows the head or The hair protects and is knowledgeable on the head. WHEAT-A -- family / house of chiefs; also translated as grain GRAPE -- watching for (or the knowledge of) a new generation growing from the house of chiefs(?) Old Testament Fulfillments NUM. 10:3 – PRINCES? Priests? NUM 10:4 – ASSEMBLY? Temple Attendants? NUM 10:4 –? New Testament Fulfillments Who is the head? Col 1:18 –Yeshua Rev 5:10; 20:6..made us kings and priest and we shall reign on the earth. Over who? The Grapes? Rev 5:10; 20:6 …made us kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth. Over who? The Grapes?

39 39 VI. Harvest Metaphors TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles REVIEW Harvest Method What is chaff? Winnow: Chaff blown away by the wind–the Spirit Psalm 1:4 The ungodly...are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Thresh Chaff removed by beating. Tribulum- Tribulation Chaff used to make soap = makes one clean Cut / Tread (Flesh removed by the feet to obtain juice) Cor 15:25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet. REVIEW Plant Characteristics Very Tolerant to hardship: i.e. Drought Cold Heat Medium Tol. to hardship: i.e. Drought Cold Heat Least Tolerant to hardship: i.e. Drought Cold Spiritual CharacteristicsII Tim2:3..endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening God deals with you as sons.

40 40 VI.Harvest Metaphors TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Spiritual Correction 1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? Winnowed Less Threshed Some More Bread is baked under heat into loaves to stop the fermentation process. Tread Much More Wine made by forcibly removing the flesh and fermenting. Unbelievers The future saved Rev 20:11 Great White Throne Judgment Luk 12:45-48 beaten with many or few stripes. Rev. 20:15 Second Death-Firey Law / Lake of Fire Deu 33:2 YHVH… : from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

41 41 VI.Harvest Metaphors – Various Opinions 1 Tim 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe. (!) TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Various Opinions on 1. the Festival Metaphors: Yeshua / Jesus Yeshua and Overcomers The Bride and Groom 1 st Resurrection Rev. 20:4-5 Resurrection before 1000 year millennium Other opinions… Recommended: Who is the Bride of Christ by Eddie Chumney Church The Bride 1 st Resurrection Church Believers, Just (The Saved)? Wedding Guests ? Church? 2 nd Resurrection? Rev. 20:4-5 Resurrection either before or after the 1000 years?? Unbelievers and Unjust 2 nd Resurrection Unbelievers, non- doers and Unjust 2 nd Resurrection Where is the Old Testament fulfillment / i.e. calculation of the next Jubilee???

42 42 VI.Harvest Metaphors Remember--We see thru a mirror darkly!! TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles OT Spiritual Order Israel Priest types NUM. 10:3 – PRINCES? Priests? NUM 10:4 – ASSEMBLY? Temple Attendants? ? NT Spiritual Order 1Co 15:22-23 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order. Note ADDED comma after Christ Greek G536 aparche KJV: 8 times Translated Firstfruits: 7 times Firstfruit : 1 time Heb 12:23 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, 1Co 15:23 Christ, the firstfruits; James 1:18…firstfruits of His creatures… Rev 14:4 being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb Heb 12:23 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, 1Co 15:23 afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Heb 12:23 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,

43 43 VI. Harvest Metaphors Greek G536 ‘aparche’ KJV: 8 times Translated Firstfruits: 7 times Firstfruit : 1 time If ‘aparche’ is truly SINGULAR—How does one then explain the following verses? (All with the same Greek word--G536?) Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. (only place translated in the KJV as singular) 1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits (G536); afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 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 goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits (G536); unto God and to the Lamb. Rom 8:23 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

44 44 VI. Harvest Metaphors TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles OT Types--Jacob  Mahanaim (Gen. 32:2) means "two camps."  Separates family into 2 camps. (32:7) Trumpets  Peniel or Penuel (32:30, 31) means "God's face," wrestles with an angel. (Atonement?).  Succoth (33:17) means "booths“. Rachel Son Joseph is holder of the birthright Leah (Gen 29:17 does not see well—a type of spiritual blindness?)

45 45 IV. Harvest Metaphors BAPTISMS Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. Dan 3:26-27 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego…come forth out of the fire…27 upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Zec 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. 1 Pet. 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: I Pet. 1:7 that the trial of your faith, being more precious that gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire… I Cor 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest, because it shall be revealed by fire, and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

46 46 VI. Harvest Metaphors What does Paul say? Phil 3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection (G1815) of the dead. Dr. Bullinger (Bible Commenter) comments on this passage in his marginal notes in The Companion Bible. He tells us that the Greek word "exanastasis ek nekron" means OUT-RESURRECTION FROM AMONG THE DEAD. He says that the normal term used is simply "anastasis nekron," which is the resurrection of the dead--meaning all of the dead. But "EXanastasis EK nekron," he writes, "implies the resurrection of some, the former of these two classes, the others behind left behind.“ Heb 11:35 A better resurrection before Rev. 20:5

47 47 VI. Harvest Metaphors Two Resurrections: First Resurrection Rev 20:-6 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. Luk 14:14 And thou shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Second Resurrection Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. John 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Act 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

48 48 VI. Harvest Metaphors Two Resurrections: First Resurrection Luke 12:42-44 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. Rev 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Second Resurrection Luke 12:45-48 But and if that servant, (NOTE: a *believer*) say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looks not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, (NOTE: a *believer*), which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

49 49 VI. Harvest Metaphors Second Resurrection Luke 12:45-48 But and if that servant, (NOTE: a *believer*) say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, (NOTE: a *believer*), which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? 1Cor 3:11-15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (NOTE: speaking of believers) 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Mal 3:2-3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

50 50 VI. Harvest Metaphors TOPICUnleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles Spiritual Type?Overcomer Leadership Princes Overcomer Church Assembly Non-overcomer World Unbelievers Overcome What? John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 1Jn 5:4-5 For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.5 Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. Rev 2:11,17,26; 3:5,12,21; 21:7 He that overcomes

51 51 VI. Harvest Metaphors TOPICAFTER Tabernacles—The Eighth Day (A New Beginning)—A New Age—Greek: aion Rev 20:11 Great White Throne Judgment After 1000 year millennium Few to many stripes Luk 12: and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 … knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48…knew not, few stripes. Dan 12:8 -9 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

52 52 VII. WRAP-UP The FRUITS of the FESTIVALS Unleavened BreadWeeks / PentecostTabernacles In Conclusion: 1. Physical fruits described 2. Possible spiritual meaning presented in metaphors which may reveal the order of salvation and reward. 3. Encourage you to reach higher to be an overcomer. 4. Explore your Bible for more examples and hidden meanings.

53 53 3 Things to Keep in Mind Regarding this Presentation 1. This where I am at *now*. -- I don’t have all the answers. 2. Do not look to men--exercise the fruits of the Spirit— Study to show yourself approved (I Tim 2:15), and 3. Allow the Father and the Holy Spirit to lead you. (John 16:13).

54 54 VIII. QUESTIONS ? Barley – Wheat – Grapes


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