The Feast of Firstfruits is one of the most misunderstood appointed Feasts described in the Torah. For centuries there has been a conflict among theologians and scholars as to the correct time of the feast, how that time is determined, what the feast means. Churches have fractured into splinters over these arguments, and no one seems to know its true importance to the spiritual lives of the people of the world.
Does that not seem strange?
Of course, it does.
What if the same kind of arguments happened concerning the popular Christmas holiday? How would the people feel if the religious leaders could not determine whether Christmas was on December 21, 24, 25. or 31. Christmas time was also known as the Saturnalia, which was a period of time that started before the winter solstice and ended with December 25. What if Christmas was not really the 25th, but had been changed from the 21st to the 25th? Would there be arguments between churches, the media, politicians, and the fringe?
That is what happened to the Feast of Firstfruits!
There are many books, videos and sermons that are causing confusion in the minds of those who really want the truth. Why has this cloud moved in to deceive and lead people astray?
I have had to deal with it myself simply because I recognized that of all the important prophecies that have been given to us concerning, the transition from this age into the Kingdom, the Jubilee is one of the most critical to understanding. It is as though the forces of the deceivers, which include both demons and fallen angels, are at work against understanding and wisdom.
I wrote in an earlier blog about the anti-Messiah, (Anti-Christ for those of you who are fond of only the Greek version). John, the Apostle, wrote that the anti-messiahs (plural) were already at work deceiving the MASSES. That is what YAHU-SHUA (“Jesus” for those of you who are fond of only the Greek version) prophesied would happen.
“Multitudes will come in My Name, and say that I am the Christ, and would deceive the MASSES.”
This feast is unknown to most people, including those who practice keeping the feast days. Another of the appointed Feasts is the Feast of Firstfruits – a harvest related feast that happens on the 15th day of the third month of the Enoch Calendar.
The Calendar was revealed to our father Enoch by the Messenger Uriel, who, by the way, was given charge over the appointed times and the sun, moon and stars. However, no mention is made in Enoch about the Feasts and High Days. Instead these were given to Moses and the people of Israel at the time of the Exodus. These were spelled out both by experience and as recorded in the Torah (Instructions).
But since that time, the people of Israel, all 12 tribes, not just Jews who were from Judah, departed from the Instructions and decided to learn how the other nations followed their gods and ran their lives. So after the Kingdom of Israel split into the House of Israel and the House of Judah, they began to follow the secular calendar of the Babylonians. Because this practice led them into uncleanness both Houses at different times were led into both captivity and then were dispersed. Continue reading →
I have not written about the Great Day before, although I should have. Some call it the “last Great Day” — as though it is the “last day of the Feast of Tabernacles.” But it is a separate High Day and a day to set-apart. What could the world have learned if all people took time to keep this day?
As I write this we are concluding the Feast of Tabernacles. This is another Seven-Day Festival when people from all around will leave their homes and come to a special place to live in temporary dwellings like tents or lean-to’s. For those whose day-to-day life depends upon their efforts, the FOT is a welcome change. For those who are used to living in their comfortable homes, it could be a trial.
Why would people subject themselves to such inconvenience?