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23 and each in his proper order, a first-fruit
Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,
24 then -- the
end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when
he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power
The Three Harvests: Barley,
Wheat, and Grapes
Barley Harvest represents the first part of God's
harvest. Those in this first harvest are referred to in Scripture
as "overcomers". The gathering in of the nations is actually
a result of the Barley Harvest. It is in and through the
manifestation of the sons of God that all nations will come to know
the Lord and serve Him. These overcomers shall come forth in the
first resurrection to rule and reign on the earth under the
leadership of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Wheat Harvest represents "the church in general".
It speaks of those who were justified by faith, but either did not
go through or submit to the sanctification process of the
Lord. They are believers, but are in need of further
correction in order to be fully sanctified and put on the divine
nature and character of their Heavenly Father. There still remains
iniquity (lawlessness) in their lives that must be purged by the
fire (the fiery law) of God. Those who are part of the Wheat
Harvest shall be brought forth in the second resurrection to be
saved "yet so as through fire" (1 Cor. 3:15).
Grape Harvest represents "the unbelievers". It
speaks of those who have neither been justified nor sanctified.
They shall go through God's wrath, judgment, and the lake of fire for the purpose of
Are the Jewish festivals symbolic for the salvation of
Why so many references to farming
(sow, reap, harvest, flock etc)?
The elect are the first of 3
harvests and 2 resurrections.
All sorts of patterns