INTERSECTION OF THE FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS AND THE MESSIAH’S RESURRECTION

Barley Sheaf - Yom Ha Bikkirum

Today, there is a one in seven chance that that the Feast of First Fruits (i.e., Bikkurim) lands on the exact same day that Jesus Christ actually rose from he dead — the 17th of Nisan.

A friend messaged me and told me that he was still confused about the Feast of First Fruits (Bikkurim). I don’t blame him. It is not the most straight forward concept.

Scriptures that specifically speak about the celebration of the Feast of First Fruits are in Leviticus 23 and Deuteronomy 26:

“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the FIRST FRUITS of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; ONE THE DAY AFTER THE SABBATH the priest shall wave it. … It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places” (Leviticus 23:9-14 NASB).

“And it shall be, when you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, that you shall TAKE SOME OF THE FIRST OF ALL THE PRODUCE of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the LORD your God is giving you, and PUT IT IN A BASKET AND GO TO THE PLACE WHERE THE LORD YOUR GOD CHOOSES TO MAKE HIS NAME ABIDE” (Deuteronomy 26:1-2 NKJV).

We know the timing of the Feast of First Fruits from Leviticus 23:11 is “on the day after the Sabbath.” We also know the Sabbath (i.e., seventh day) that the Lord is talking about is calculated from the previous section Leviticus 23:4-8. It’s the Sabbath which follow the Feast of the Lord called Passover (Pesach). This “day after the Sabbath” falls sometime during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

What can be confusing is that the actual day that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) raised from the dead has been documented to be the 17th of Nisan, and the year He was crucified the 17th of Nisan was also the Feast of First Fruits. To calculate Yeshua resurrection properly we need to count that Yeshua had to be in the ground 3 complete days and 3 complete nights (Matthew 12:40) as foretold in Jonah.

“Now Messiah has been raised from the dead, the First Fruit of those who sleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20).

Know that Passover is a set date that always falls on the 14th of Nisan. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is also a set time that runs from the 15th – 21st of Nisan. And the Feast of First Fruit in any given year is always the day that follows the 7th day sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The Biblical Calendar differs quite a bit from our present-day Gregorian Calendar. By the way, many people just include the Feast of Unleavened Bread with Passover and simply say that Passover is an 8-day festival.

Since Passover (14th of Nisan) can be any day of the week (Sunday-Saturday), we have seven possibilities for how Passover, the Feast of First Fruit, and the date of the Messiah’s actual resurrection can happen in any given year. Please remember that the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a 7-day feast and the Feast of First Fruits is the day that follows the Passover Sabbath in our calculations:

[1] If the 14th of Nisan (Passover) started at sundown on Monday (like this year), the Feast of First Fruit starts at sundown the following Saturday and goes through sundown on Sunday, but the actual day that marks His resurrection is still the 17th of Nisan, which began sundown on Thursday (04-17-14) this year.

[2] If the 14th of Nisan (Passover) starts at sundown on a Tuesday, the Feast of First Fruit would start at sundown the following Saturday and goes through sundown on Sunday, but the actual day that marks His resurrection is still the 17th of Nisan, which would begin sundown on Friday that year.

[3] If the 14th of Nisan (Passover) starts at sundown on a Wednesday, the Feast of First Fruit would start at sundown the following Saturday and goes through sundown on Sunday. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WHEN THE FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS COINCIDES WITH THE ACTUAL DAY THAT MARKS HIS RESURRECTION — THE 17TH OF NISAN.

[4] If the 14th of Nisan (Passover) starts at sundown on a Thursday, the Feast of First Fruit would start at sundown the following Saturday and goes through sundown on Sunday while the actual day that marks His resurrection would begin Sunday at sundown, which would be the 17th of Nisan that year.

[5] If the 14th of Nisan (Passover) starts at sundown on a Friday, the Feast of First Fruit would start at sundown on Saturday and goes through sundown on Sunday while the actual day that marks His resurrection would begin Monday at sundown, which is would be the 17th of Nisan that year.

[6] If the 14th of Nisan (Passover) starts at sundown on a Saturday , the Feast of First Fruit would start at sundown on the following Saturday while the actual day that marks His resurrection would begin Tuesday at sundown, which would be the 17th of Nisan that year.

[7] If the 14th of Nisan (Passover) starts at sundown on a Sunday , the Feast of First Fruit would start at sundown on the following Saturday while the actual day that marks His resurrection would begin Wednesday at sundown, which would be the 17th of Nisan that year.

So HAPPY FIRST FRUITS today!!! I hope this helps!

All love,
Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written March 29, 2018 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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NOTE: We do know from Hebrew History that some major events besides the ultimate event of the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) happened on the First Fruits (Bikkurim) too:

* On First Fruits, Noah’s Ark came up out of the waters of death and rested safely on Mount Ararat.

* On First Fruits, God’s people passed through the parted waters of the Red Sea, and safely came up on the other side.

* On First Fruits, Jews were saved from certain death in Persia, and Haman — the enemy of God and His people — was hung on His own gallows.

• On First Fruits, Yeshua was resurrected, conquering death forever!

P.S. I shared this earlier, but want to re-iterate. I love simplicity! When something appears to not be simple in Scripture, there is always a reason. I have asked Him many times why He made His Biblical calendar complicated at times, like starting a Biblical month by the new moon or a floating date for the Feast of First Fruits. What I hear every time is that He wants us to not lean on our own understanding, but to look to Him the Creator of all things, including the way that He sets the marks of time for man.

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Other posts about Bikkurim:

FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS (BIKKURIM) – HISTORY OF SALVATION => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/feast-of-first-fruits-bikkurim-history-of-salvation/

CELEBRATE HIS RESURRECTION!!! => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/celebrate-his-resurrection/

INTERSECTION OF THE FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS AND THE MESSIAH’S RESURRECTION => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/intersection-of-the-feast-of-first-fruits-and-the-messiahs-resurrection/

MELCHIZEDEK’s RESTORATION OF RESURRECTION => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/melchizedeks-restoration-of-resurrection/

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

Ascension Manual book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.

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MELCHIZEDEK’S RESTORATION OF RESURRECTION

Return by Kathrin Burleson

According to the “Melchizedek Section” of the Dead Sea Scrolls (11Q13), the messenger who brings good news, who announces salvation is the one of whom it is written to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn (Isaiah 61:2). This scripture can be interpreted as Melchizedek (Crucified Ones made after the Order of Melchizedek) instructs about all the periods of history for eternity, the divine Biblical marks of time and in the statutes of the truth.

“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40 KJV). Did you count three days and three nights since the first day of Passover to come up when Yeshua (Jesus) rose from the dead? That’s what the Feast of First Fruits (i.e., Bikkurum) is a sign of. All of God’s people have been given a “Feast of the Lord” in Leviticus 23:9-14, which literally marks the exact day that Yeshua resurrected conquering death forever. This feast is not called “Easter.” It’s called BIKKURIM. Bikkurim is our God-given Feast Day that marks the resurrection — Yeshua being the first fruits of many brethren (Romans 8:29).

My heart grieves when God’s people give the Babylonian Queen of Heaven claim of Christ’s Resurrection by calling it “Easter.” The origins of Easter are so grievous I hate to even discuss the details. People dismiss the fact that infants were sacrificed on the Babylonian Queen of Heaven’s altar at a sunrise service on Easter Sunday where the eggs of Ishtar were dyed with the blood of the sacrificed infants. That’s unfortunately the roots of Easter in a nutshell. My son was told: “It doesn’t matter” when he mentioned where Easter and its mixture comes from. I liked his extreme, but poignant response: “Okay then. Let me go get a goat and sacrifice it to Satan, if it doesn’t matter.” Just because you believe something is true, doesn’t mean it is.

In this Kingdom Day, we will restore this ancient resurrection foundation in more ways than one. We will worship the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings in Spirit and in Truth at His appointed times and in His redemptive ways; therefore, the Feast of First Fruits (Bikkurim) will be known to His Sons of the Kingdom as the day of Yeshua’s resurrection and theirs.

Technically, today – Sunday April 5, 2015 – is Bikkurim, because even though Yeshua was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, we are told in Scripture to celebrate the Feast of First Fruits “on the morrow after the Sabbath” (Leviticus 23:11). Sabbath according to God’s Word is sundown Friday to sundown Saturday; therefore, the morrow after the Sabbath is sundown Saturday to sundown Sunday. Instead of endorsing Easter, which is a profanely pagan and a practice that Scripture tells us moves God far from His sanctuary; i.e., you (Ezekiel 8:6,14), YHVH is showing us a very deep and hidden mystery. BIKKURIM FOLLOWS THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE LORD. Please stick with me as we take a glimpse at this dimension of the Seventh Day Transfiguration of Man.

Because Almighty God is the Alpha and Omega “who is, and who was, and who is to come” (Revelation 1:8), there is a past, present and future application to everything in Scripture. PRESENTly, Bikkurim commemorates Yeshua’s resurrection. In the FUTURE, the promise of Resurrection Life will be manifest in His Mature Body for those who’s corruption puts on incorruption or mortality put on immortality (1 Corinthians 15:23-54). In the PAST, we know through Hebrew History what happened on the exact same day as Bikkurim:

[1] On First Fruits, Noah’s Ark came up out of the waters and rested securely on Mount Ararat.

[2] On First Fruits, God parted the Red Sea, so His people could pass safely on the other side.

[3] Also, on First Fruits, God’s people were saved from certain death in Persia, because Queen Esther stood firmly for her people and God made a way on this day to have Haman hung on his own gallows.

There is a profound significance to the Feast of First Fruits following the Sabbath. It points to Resurrection Life being reserved for those who have entered His rest (Hebrews 4:4-16). Hebrews 4:4 specifies: “For He spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, and did rest the seventh day from all His works.” Then Hebrews 4:14 tells to SEE our Great High Priest who passed into the heavens – Yeshua. There is a wonderful company of Ascended Sons of Righteousness who are even now being made like unto the Son of God (Hebrews 7:3) by passing into the heavens and seeing our Great High Priest. They are becoming what they behold.

These Ascended Sons of Righteousness are His Melchizedek Company who will restore all things. All things include His marks of time that have been perverted. In the Word of God, Seventh Day Sabbaths marks His people’s weeks, New Moons marks His people’s months and the Feasts of the Lord marks His people’s years. The Dead Sea Scrolls relate that there were songs sung for the Sabbath Sacrifice, and these songs were sung by the priests of the Ascended God to Melchizedek. In fact, the twelfth song of the cherubim was said to be almost indistinguishable from the transportation mechanism of the Merkabah – the wheels of God’s throne-chariot (Ezekiel 1). These Sabbath Songs include priestly and princely praise: “He hath made us KINGS AND PRIESTS unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever” (Revelation 1:6).

So the next time someone says Easter is the resurrection and it doesn’t matter how we celebrate it, remember that there is a God in heaven who says otherwise. YHVH has set His appointed times in the Word of God. One of these set, exact, appointed times is Bikkurim. “On the morrow of the Sabbath” during eight-day Feasts of Passover, He has called His people to gather at a certain time at a certain place to become married.

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written April 5, 2015 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

Originally published =>  https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/861929337212895/?type=1&theater   (slightly modified)

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Other posts about Bikkurim:

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

Ascension Manual book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.

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ART: “Return” by Kathrin Burleson

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