The big picure of Chistian Universal
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
The 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!
The 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.
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 correction.
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Are the Jewish
festivals symbolic for the salvation of mankind?
many references to farming (sow, reap, harvest, flock etc)?
The elect are the first of 3
harvests and 2 resurrections.
All sorts of