Posts Tagged ‘First Fruits’

The wave sheaf and the sabbatical year

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Appointed times, Sabbatical Year

Nobody can deny that YHVH is in control of everything. We read of YHVH’s greatness throughout scripture. In Job 37:1-39:30, and in many other passages, YHVH’s greatness is described. How He has made and controls nature, the weather, and every living creature. He causes the lightning to strike, the rain to fall; He causes the wind to blow. YHVH is in control!

If we believe this, which we and most people do, we cannot deny that YHVH was in control of what happened this year with the barley. YHVH made the rain fall, He caused the barley and other grains to germinate, it is also He who caused it to grow and develop the way it did. I believe YHVH did this for several reasons.

When must the barley be aviv?

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Appointed times, First Fruits, Pesach, Sabbatical Year, Shavuot

The sheafs are ready for First Fruits offerings at the start of the year

This year there has been a lot of discussion regarding the start of the new year. Most of these discussions were centered around the topic of when the barley needs to be aviv. Should it be before the new year starts or only when the Wave Sheaf offering is brought? In our article in 2012 we took the position that the barley must be aviv before the new year is announced. Due to all these discussions we went back and took a deeper look at this topic. Let us see if our understanding of the Scriptures needs to be adapted.

Pesach – come experience Jerusalem

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Appointed times, Pesach

Ancient map with Jerusalem as the center of the world

As we are celebrating the feasts of Pesach, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits, we have not prepared a study. Instead, we share our experiences from Jerusalem with you. Come and have a look at what Pesach in Jerusalem is all about. Enjoy the celebration with us!

When is First Fruits and how to count the Omer

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in First Fruits, Shavuot

This day also marks the beginning of the counting of the Omer which leads to the next feast, the feast of weeks, 50 days later. The purpose of this article is to go into some more detail regarding this day, especially when it is to take place. There is some disagreement on this among believers. Some say that we are to celebrate the feast of First fruits on the day after the first day of unleavened bread, like Judah does. Others, like ourselves interpret the instructions to celebrate this day on the day after the weekly Sabbath. So, what are we to do? Which interpretation is correct?

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