One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
A part of the Congregation of Israel
April 24, 2016
Yehovah has His own calendar
Today is the daytime hours of the first month, Nisan, day 16
Esth.3  In the first month, that is, the month Nisan
בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשׁוֹן, הוּא-חֹדֶשׁ נִיסָן
Feast of Unleavened Bread - חַג הַמַּצּוֹת
First fruits בִּכּוּרֵי “Offering time”
50 days from First Fruits:
Feast of Weeks, Hag Sh'vu-ot - חַג שָׁבֻעֹת “Offering time”
Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר
(A Sabbath) Sunday, (there are 2 Sabbaths in a row)
Remember we will be counting "weeks" not omers
An "omer" is a "sheaf" of barley
עמר omer - A dry measure of 1/10 ephah (about 2 liters)
Here are the dates again
Ha Aviv / Nisan 21 – end of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Friday, the 29th of April, starts the evening before.
Sivan (3rd month) Feast of Week - June 12, 2016, Sunday or 1st day, a Sabbath
Messiah / Christ the firstfruits
1Cor.15 [20 ] But now is Messiah / Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept .
[23 ] But every man in his own order: Messiah / Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Rev.1 [ 5] And from Yeshua the Messiah / Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,[ 6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
 Behold, he cometh with clouds ; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.[ 8] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Dan.7 [ 13] I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
בּכּוּר bikkur bik-koor' From H1069; the first fruits of the crop: - first fruit (-ripe [figuratively), hasty fruit.
1a) the first of the crops and fruit that ripened, was gathered, and offered to God according to the feast of weeks / Pentecost
1b) the bread made of the new grain offered at feast of weeks / Pentecost
1c) the day of the first-fruits (feast of weeks / Pentecost )
Part of Speech: noun masculine plural
Exod.23  And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Yehovah thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Exod.34[ 22] And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest , and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.
 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the Yehovah thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Lev.2  As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the Yehovah: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the Yehovah, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
Lev.23  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Yehovah.
 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the Yehovah, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Yehovah for the priest.
Num.18  All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the Yehovah, them have I given thee.
Num.28  Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto the Yehovah, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:
Deut.18[ 4] The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
Deut.26 [ 10] And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O Yehovah, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the Yehovah thy God, and worship before the Yehovah thy God:
2Kgs.4  And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.
2Chr.31  And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the fields; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
Neh.10  And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the Yehovah:
 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
Neh.12  And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.
Neh.13  And for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.
Prov.3[ 9] Honour the Yehovah with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Jer.2  Israel was holiness unto the Yehovah, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the Yehovah.
Ezek.20  For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord Yehovah, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
Ezek.44  And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
Ezek.48  And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the Yehovah.
Rom.8  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Rom.11  For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
Rom.16  Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
1Cor.16  I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruit s of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
Jas.1  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Rev.14  These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
John.11  Yeshua said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
 Moreover, brethren, I
declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have
received, and wherein ye stand;
 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures;
 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
 Now if Messiah be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Messiah not risen:
 And if Messiah be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Messiah: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
 For if the dead rise not, then is not Messiah raised:
 And if Messiah be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Messiah are perished.
 If in this life only we have hope in Messiah, we are of all men most miserable.
 But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
 For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive.
 But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Messiah Yeshua our Lord, I die daily.
 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.