Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Firstfruits & the Holy Temple in Heaven

Exodus 23:19
“Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.

Leviticus 23:20
The priest is to wave the two lambs before the LORD as a wave offering, together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the LORD for the priest.

About 3600 years ago, at the last visit of Planet X, God called Moses to lead Israelites out of Egypt (exodus)  into the wilderness and also issued laws, feasts and rituals of sacrifice.
At that time, God specified the firstfruits of crops, fruits and harvest of the land of Israelites to be offered in the house of the Lord, Holy to the Lord, acceptable to God.

Nehemiah 10:35-37
"We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the LORD each year the firstfruits of our crops and of every fruit tree.
"As it is also written in the Law, we will bring the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests ministering there.
"Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work.

Ezekiel 20:40-41
For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD, there in the land the entire house of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings and your choice gifts, along with all your holy sacrifices.
I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will show myself holy among you in the sight of the nations.
Exodus 34:26
"Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."

Numbers 18:12
"I give you all the finest olive oil and all the finest new wine and grain they give the LORD as the firstfruits of their harvest.

Deuteronomy 26:1-2
When you have entered the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it,
take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the LORD your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name

2 Chronicles 31:5
As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.

Proverbs 3:9
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;

Ezekiel 48:14
It will be a special gift to them from the sacred portion of the land, a most holy portion, bordering the territory of the Levites.

In fact, every year in “Feast of Firstfruits” in the past, Israelites would offer firstfruits and rich harvest to become holy in the house of the Lord.

Leviticus 23:9-12
The LORD said to Moses, 
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.
He is to wave the sheaf before the LORD so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.
On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the LORD a lamb a year old without defect,...

This is to foreshadow the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for the salvation of all mankind 1500 years later.

Matthew 27:50-53
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. 

Also, on the day of the Feast of Firstfruits, Jesus was resurrected from death and first gained the “revived body” as human and caught up in the holy temple of heaven as “wave offering of firstfruits”.

John 20:11-17
But Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?" "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him."
At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
"Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?" Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him."
Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).
Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' "

He becomes the role model of saints who will have the “revived body” in the future!

1 Corinthians 15:20
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:23
But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

Therefore, only the “harvest of firstfruits” fully grown in faith can be caught up to the holy temple of the Lord in heaven and become holy.

Jacobs 1:18
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

Therefore, the Bible has clearly mentioned that the End Time is the time of “harvest.”

Matthew 13:39-40
And the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.

Matthew 21:33-34
"Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey.
When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.

Revelation 14:15-16
Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe."    
So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.

Only the firstfruits approved by God can enter the temple in eternal Heaven.
As in the time of Old Testament, only the harvest of firstfruits can be offered to the holy temple and become holy. The rest of the harvest is not “firstfruits.” Even though they are mature and fully grown, they will not be brought to the Holy Temple to bring Holy to the Lord. They will at most only be stored in “storehouse”.

Malachi 3:10
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

Therefore, the harvest of end-time fully-grown firstfruits in the world is the “caught-up male child” recorded in Chapter 12 of Revelation. They will become the harvest of the firstfruits in the end times, approved by God and caught up to His throne and being given an eternal “revived body” like Jesus.

Revelation 12:1-5
A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.
His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.

On the contrary, the harvest after the “Feast of Firstfruits” is the mature harvest which cannot catch up in faith. 
In the “seven-year tribulation” in the end times, when the “male child” in Chapter 12 Revelation is caught up to the “holy temple’ in heaven, i.e. God’s throne, these mature “harvests” which cannot catch up in faith can only continue to catch up in the last 3 and a half years on earth to become “mature and fully-grown harvest” approved by God, then they can just be caught up.

Although these people manage to be caught up in the make-up test, they have already lost the time of “firstfruits” offered to the Lord as holy in the “holy temple” and also the time of becoming the bride of Jesus.

Exodus 34:26
"Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."

Therefore, they can at most be stored in the “storehouse” of heaven and manage not to suffer in hell.