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Yahweh's Harvest Plan
If you’ve read through the Bible you probably noticed quite a bit of agricultural terminology, such as wave sheaf offerings, firstfruits, harvests, etc. No question, in times past society was agriculturally based. It’s then no surprise that Yahweh would share with mankind His plan of action in a way that the people could understand and relate to.
Today, people have mostly come out of agriculture and into technological based work environments, working with factory-type industry and work other than agriculture. Some countries still have a fair amount of farmers and agriculturally based industry including the United States. Statistics show in the year 1776, for example, 98 percent of the population in the U.S. was involved in agriculture, but today that figure has fallen below 2 percent.
To understand Yahweh’s plan for us today and to get an understanding of what He’s doing, we must look at some of the agricultural terminology that the Bible uses and see how it plays a part in the Biblical Holy Days that He tells us to keep. We find all this information in Leviticus chapter 23.
What we’re going to look at may shock you if you’ve never kept Yahweh’s Holy Days. We’re going to see what the future holds in Yahweh’s Harvest Plan.
Sabbaths for Everyone...Forever
We are told that the Holy Days (a perpetual statute, Lev. 23:21, 31, 41) are to be kept forever, and in keeping them we are blessed with understanding,
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever, Psa. 111:10.
They are High Sabbaths (Sabbathowns, Strong’s #7677), and along with the weekly Sabbath (Shabbat, Strong’s #7676) are to be held by gathering together for these holy convocations or gatherings,
Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of Yahweh in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of Yahweh, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons, Lev. 23:3, 4.
Yahweh is very serious about His Sabbaths and tells us that it is not just for Israel alone, but for everyone willing to walk in His ways. Note the following speaks of Sabbaths, plural:
Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil...For thus saith Yahweh unto the eunuchs that keep My sabbaths, and choose the things that please Me, and take hold of My covenant; even unto them will I give in Mine house and within My walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to Yahweh, to serve Him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be His servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it and taketh hold of My covenant, Isaiah 56:2, 4-6.
The covenant (agreement) which we have today, in and through Messiah, is different, as it is based on better promises; there is a change, but not a doing away with the overall commandments,
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law, Hebrews 7:12.
Physical sacrifices are no longer needed in this 2nd covenant, Hebrews chapters 9 and 10. We are now given a portion of Yahweh’s Spirit so we can walk in Yahweh’s law. Notice the prophecy of Ezekiel concerning this:
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them, Ezekiel 36:26-27. See also John 16:13.
Today, there is a false doctrine that permeates mainstream Christianity; it says the law is done away with. But, is that what we just read? Many of us have been told what to think, but we need to study and start doing what is right in Yahweh’s sight before we are told, Depart from me, ye that work iniquity, Matthew 7:23b. “Iniquity” is Strong’s #458 Greek word anomia, meaning “lawless,” “lawlessness,” or “contempt or violation of law.” Read the following, in context, knowing that having faith or using His Name alone is not enough:
Not every one that saith unto Me, Master, Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Thy name? And in Thy name have cast out devils? And in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock, Matthew 7:21-24.
When those in Berea came into new understanding, they proved it one way or another from the Word of Yahweh, and we are to do the same seeking His truth:
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so, Acts 17:11.
For more information concerning obedience to Yahweh’s Commandments which will be an attribute of the saints (Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of Yahweh, and the faith of Yahshua, Rev. 14:12), be sure to read our free mini-studies, Why Biblical Law? And, also, Why Grace Leads To Obedience.
Let’s now continue to learn about the Word and what it says about Yahweh’s Harvest Plan.
In the spring, summer, and fall there is a plan laid out in the Bible that today needs to be kept and observed, otherwise we are in disobedience to His Word. During the spring is the time of the first barley harvest. You’ll find that Passover is kept after the first barley starts to grow in Israel, His Holy land.
While it was barley (an early summer harvest) Ruth gleaned from the fields after following her mother-in-law Naomi into Bethlehem (Ruth 1:22), and not a spring harvest, there is still a lesson for us as we grow as new spring growth in our understanding.
Ruth was blessed as she had made a commitment to have Yahweh as her Mighty One,
And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy Elohim my Elohim, Ruth 1:16.
Making that commitment is similar to our commitment to follow Yahweh through Yahshua when we commit to overcome the world and to walk a different way, a better way, Yahweh’s way.
Ruth desired that Yahweh’s Name be made great in all Israel,
And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be Yahweh, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that His Name may be famous in Israel, Ruth 4:14.
Actually, this is what Yahweh Himself was wanting,
And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee My power; and that My Name may be declared throughout all the earth, Ex. 9:16.
Passover, being the first step toward understanding Yahweh’s Harvest Plan, is found in both the 1st agreement , that is, the Old Testament (OT), and 2nd agreement, that is, the New Testament (NT).
We read that Passover is not just a Jewish observance called the Jews’ Passover, but is rather Yahweh’s Passover, Exodus 12:11. Notice that this was changed by man. We read in Bullinger’s notes of The Companion Bible on John 2:13, which says, “After the revival under Ezra and Nehemiah corruption proceeded apace...Hence, what were once ‘the feasts of [Yahweh]’ are spoken of as what they had become, ‘feasts of the Jews.’”
Changes in the Law, by Yahshua
Going back to the time of the Exodus, Passover was kept in anticipation of the sacrifice of Yahshua. Today, it is kept as a memorial to Yahshua implemented by Him according to Yahweh’s will:
For even Messiah our passover [Lamb, John 1:29] is sacrificed for us, 1 Corinthians 5:7b.
Today, Passover (Pesach) is kept differently than it was originally. As we had previously read, a change occurred in the law. Today, Passover is kept with the emblems that He instituted of unleavened bread, symbolic of His body, and fruit of the vine, symbolic of His blood,
And as they were eating, Yahshua took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body. And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it, Matthew 26:26-27.
Verse 29 (But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.), indicates that it will also be kept in the coming Kingdom.
Some keep communion every week or every month, but the Bible specifically says once a year Passover is to be kept,
In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is Yahweh’s passover, Leviticus 23:5.
It should also be understood that the traditional Seder Jewish dinner is not a scripturally commanded event for us. Nowhere are we told to have a shank bone and boiled eggs with wine. Wine, by the way, is forbidden in any type of worship services for Yahweh’s people, Leviticus 10:9-11; 1 Peter 2:5, 9.
Today, many have taken the Biblical Passover observance and have unknowingly, and knowingly, in some cases, traded it in for a pagan holiday called Easter. This was something Yahweh has warned us all not to do,
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their idols, saying, How did these nations serve their idols? Even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto Yahweh thy Elohim: for every abomination to Yahweh, which He hateth, have they done unto their idols; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their idols. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it, Deuteronomy 12:30-32.
Read our free booklet online at yaiy.org called, The Counterfeit Called Easter. There is irrefutable proof showing that Easter and its symbols are indeed pagan.
Passover has deep meaning. In Yahweh’s Harvest Plan for us, it is repentance and acceptance of Yahshua Messiah’s sacrifice for our sins, reconfirming our commitment having already accepted His sacrifice by taking the correct Biblical steps. Ask for your mini-study, Why Be Baptized in the Name of Yahshua?
Days of Unleavened Bread
After Passover, during the spring, we find the Days of Unleavened Bread. Again, as Passover was kept in the New Testament as well as in the Old Testament, we find we are encouraged to keep the Days of Unleavened Bread in the New Testament. And, just like Passover, when kept correctly, the Days of Unleavened Bread is kept a little different with a higher spiritual meaning:
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, 1 Corinthians 5:8.
Verse 7 says we’re to be “unleavened” in the spiritual sense, leaving behind false teachings, Matthew 16:6-12.
The Pharisees and other teachers of Yahweh’s Word corrupted it by adding to it and twisting it. While Yahweh can make adjustments in the priesthood from a Levitical Order to a Melchisedek Order, and the way of doing things, through the Messiah Yahshua, we are warned not to attempt to make changes to His Word ourselves. Yahshua called those who twisted Yahweh’s commandments “vipers” and “serpents,” Matthew 23:33. For more info, read the in-depth booklet Orthodox Believers.
After Yahshua had healed a man on the Sabbath, He told him to take up his bed. The Pharisees had said that was unlawful, but that was “their law,” not Yahweh’s. It was those type of things that Yahshua
was upset with, as it made it hard for others,
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers, Matthew 23:4.
Verse 3 shows that they taught from the Scriptures, but didn’t do what the Scriptures said.
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
In other words, they were hypocrites. Yahshua knew that and knew their inner hearts.
In Yahweh’s Harvest Plan for us, keeping the Days of Unleavened Bread helps us to be vigilant in keeping our doctrine pure and true to the Bible, our source for every good work,
All scripture is given by inspiration of Yahweh, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of Yahweh may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works, 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
This Word is placed into our hearts by Yahweh’s Spirit. We then proceed to get it in our minds,
Whereof the Holy Spirit also is a witness to us: for after that He had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith Yahweh, I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin, Hebrews 10:15-18.
Pentecost is 50 days, or 7 complete weeks (plus one day), after the weekly Sabbath occurring during Days of Unleavened Bread. The count started on the day the wave sheaf was offered after the weekly Sabbath occurring within the Days of Unleavened Bread. It is the summer harvest of wheat; it is also something significantly deeper.
Pentecost, also referred to as Feast of Weeks, is significant in that it was on the Day of Pentecost that the Spirit was poured out for the very first time, Acts 2. Harvesting of souls, so to speak, had begun and continues today. We don’t see the miraculous signs first seen with such a pouring out and we probably won’t until the second pouring out ,or latter rain, as is described in the Bible. For more information on this, please request your free mini-study, Tongues: Past, Present, and Future.
Pentecost is a symbolic harvest of firstfruits for the coming Kingdom reign on earth with Yahshua Messiah ruling with the saints in Him.
The significance for us today is this is an ongoing prophecy. People are still being brought into the fold and are given an opportunity to overcome this world and themselves with Yahweh’s Spirit, being the very first (fruits) to be changed, “in the twinkling of an eye,” into spiritual beings at the return of the Savior to this earth.
The Apostle Paul, who told us to imitate him as he imitates Yahshua, also shows us the example of keeping Pentecost:
For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted (hurried, because of importance), if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost, Acts 20:16.
Through Pentecost, we see that Yahweh’s Spirit is given and remains with us to help us in our walk with Yahshua to keep the law (instructions), Ezekiel 36: 26-27. This has and is happening, but there are still some prophecies that haven’t taken place. These are shown in the fall harvest season.
Three appointed times have passed, or are passing in their prophetic sense, but there are four that have yet to be fulfilled and those are the ones we’ll take a look at now.
The first of the fall feasts is the Day of Trumpets. As the name indicates, there is blowing of the trumpet or shofar (ram’s horn). Such a symbolic trumpet is to be sounded by Yahweh’s people who have Yahweh’s Word to proclaim. We are told that the watchman must blow the trumpet to warn the people:
Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: if when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at My mouth, and warn them from Me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul, Ezekiel 33:2-9. See also Isaiah 58:1.
The lesson is clear, one (whoever is given the truth) must warn the people so that they may repent and turn from their way, the way of death,
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death, Proverbs 14:12. See also Proverbs 16:25.
This does not mean we stand on a soap box and scream at the people on the corner of a street block, or terrorize family and friends. Rather, it means we’re to follow the scriptural example and work with Yahweh’s people to get the Word out. This means using the spiritual gift(s) you’re given through the laying on of hands by the eldership (Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery,” 1 Tim. 4:14) for the work that needs to be done. We can share literature; we can speak a kind word of encouragement to help someone. It means giving tithes and offerings for the furthering of the work, which is Yahweh’s way. It means setting an example for others and praying.
You might ask, “What do I pray for?” You might pray for the ones you’re reaching out to; we can also pray more workers are added (The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Master of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest, Matt. 9:37-38) so the work can be accomplished.
We have a responsibility and are given power to proclaim the Good News that it can have an effect. It is a witness to the people:
And this good news of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come, Matthew 24:14.
Again, how can we do it? We’re told, ...ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth, Acts 1:8.
Gathering for Trumpets
The Day of Trumpets is, as found in Leviticus chapter 23, a holy convocation to be honored by all. But most in the world today find themselves preparing for Halloween around the timing of the fall Feasts. Christmas soon follows. Why would people pick other days to be “holy” when the very ones Yahweh tells us to keep holy (set-apart) are neglected? Feel free to read our free booklet, The Untold Story of Christmas.
The time ahead is a time of trouble before Yahshua returns. There will be angels who will be given 7 trumpets, who will, at the time Yahweh chooses, allow them to blow and release 7 plagues. This is known as the “Day of Yahweh,” (not the “Day of the L-rd”) a time of destruction, vengeance, and wrath on the disobedient people of the earth. You can read about it in Revelation chapter 8. You can also escape the coming wrath by being obedient to Yahweh right now and coming out of the world and its way of doing things,
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues, Revelation 18:4.
We should obediently be looking forward toward the “Last Trump” which the Apostle Paul speaks about in 1 Corinthians 15:52:
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.
It is the return of Yahshua the Messiah as King of kings and Master of masters. He comes to rule with a symbolic rod of iron showing all governing power is His and that it will be enforced. The best part for
us is we have a spectacular opportunity to rule with Him on earth, at His return,
And hast made us unto our Elohim kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth, Revelation 5:10.
This is a truly joyful and prophetic Feast. We read of what it will be like for the firstfruits at that time; we rejoice in keeping this holy day knowing what it pictures for us in the future:
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And He saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He saith unto me, These are the true sayings of Elohim,” Revelation 19:7-9.
Day of Atonement
Nine days after Trumpets is the Day of Atonement. It is a very special day that calls for fasting for a 24 hour period. It is actually the only commanded fast that is in the Bible. Many today occasionally fast, which is good if you have your focus correct. This means that many times one can fast and do it for the wrong reasons, doing the wrong things. The Bible gives clear instruction on how and how not to fast, Isaiah 58:3-9; Matthew 6:16-18.
Atonement in the Old Testament meant making atonement for the people (plural), whereas the Passover was for the individual.
And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto Yahweh, Exodus 30:10.
Notice that there is special emphasis on this day; it is “most holy unto Yahweh.” Most people today don’t understand the implications of this day for us. Atonement can be related to the banishment of Satan (Rev. 20:2-3) we are told in the New Testament, which will happen after Yahshua returns. The banished goat of the Old Testament (Lev. 16:22) appears to be a type of precursor to this.
With Satan’s destructive influence out of the way, it will bring us more fully at-one-ment with Yahweh. There will still need to be work done to undue the damage put on this world from sin and Satan. It will start and actually is starting to be done, in part, by the firstfruits who now proclaim, with the help of Yahweh’s Spirit leading them, the Good News of this coming Kingdom and the things that pertain to it and Yahweh’s Son.
Feast of Tabernacles
After Atonement comes the Feast of Tabernacles in Yahweh’s Harvest Plan. In the Old Testament there was a coming out of Egypt by the children of Israel. After they came out, they stayed in temporary dwellings or booths. This Feast r minds us of the Exodus which took place:
Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your Elohim, Leviticus 23:42-43.
Each year Yahweh’s Assembly in Yahshua hosts this weeklong celebration in temporary dwellings, such as campers, tents, and cabins, for those who have been grafted in and are considered spiritual Israelites and are chosen to be firstfruits. We welcome all desiring to draw closer to Yahweh to come and learn as there are messages and Bible studies each day, along with other activities to replenish and revitalize. There is plenty of fellowship, as well, no doubt just like there was when the Israelites came out of Egypt. Today, we come out of the symbolic Egypt, called the world, and partake of the blessings of keeping this Feast.
Besides the Feast of Tabernacles reminding us of the past, we are reminded of the coming 1000-year reign that the Kingdom brings. In fact, these 7 days are also going to be kept in the Kingdom itself. Notice that those who do not come for this will be punished:
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, YAHWEH of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, YAHWEH of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith YAHWEH will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles, Zechariah 14:16-19. See also Ezekiel 45:25.
Both Yahweh’s Name and the Feast of Tabernacles are mentioned, no less than 3 times, in the verses just quoted. Rest assured, “it shall come to pass.”
When the final crops of wheat, grains, and fruits had been brought in, just before the Feast of Tabernacles, it brought joy and abundance. It was now time to enjoy it and have a closer relation with Yahweh by keeping His Harvest Feast according to the way He prescribes,
Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto Yahweh seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath, Leviticus 23:39.
In the New Testament you can see it is referred to as “the feast of the Jews,” John 7:2. As mentioned before, it’s because they had corrupted Yahweh’s Holy Days.
Interestingly enough, even when they wanted to kill Yahshua (After these things Yahshua walked in Galilee: for He would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill Him, John 7:1), He spoke at their gathering for those who had an ear to hear:
Now about the midst of the feast Yahshua went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Yahshua answered them, and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of Elohim, or whether I speak of Myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh His glory that sent Him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill Me? (John 7:14-19).
The Pharisees and other teachers had corrupted the law, including the Feast Days. This was not only in the New Testament, but the people also did it in the Old Testament, causing Yahweh to say, I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies, Amos 5:21 NASB. Yahweh did not hate His own Appointed Times, but He did hate what they had turned into; they turned into things that were no longer His. The problem was with the people.
Last Great Day
The Last Great Day is the end of the Appointed Times in Yahweh’s Harvest Plan. Yahshua Messiah also spoke to the people on this day:
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Yahshua stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water, John 7:37-38.
In the overall plan we have a last day that symbolizes the great white throne judgment (And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before Yahweh; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works, Rev. 20:11-13.) for the rest of mankind. The saints are actually being judged now,
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of Yahweh: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the evangel of Yahweh? (1 Peter 4:17).
Later, during the great white throne judgment, it will be the first time for many to hear and be given understanding of why things have been the way they’ve been on the earth. Yahweh is a merciful judge, and Scripture relates few stripes will be given to those who knew little. Yahshua, Himself, showed mercy on the torture stake, saying, they did not know what they were doing. He asked Yahweh to forgive them, even while He suffered a terrible fate,
Then said Yahshua, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted His raiment, and cast lots, Luke 23:34.
Indeed, many may escape the lake of fire, but it certainly remains for those who understand Yahweh’s will and willfully reject it and walk in their own prideful ways. Yahshua strongly suggested they may not be able to escape being destroyed (Matt. 23:33), and as we’ve already read, sin demands death.
The saints today pray that people will awaken out of their slumber and escape the judgment to come. It is the hope that people will start living a clean and wholesome life in Messiah, doing the Father’s will.
Meeting together with others who will inherit all thing is one of the ways to start living correctly according to Yahweh’s Word.
Yahweh’s Harvest Plan can be simply looked at by mankind as one in which we are to be obedient to Him and His ways and to keep the days He tells us to keep:
1. Passover: repentance and acceptance of Yahshua Messiah’s sacrifice for our sins; reconfirming our commitment each year. While not a High Sabbath, it is an appointed time;
2. Days of Unleavened Bread: cleaning leaven (unscriptural teachings or false doctrine, Matt. 6:12) out of our lives, helping us to be true to the Bible;
3. Pentecost: His Holy Spirit given to remain on earth, helping us to walk with Yahshua keeping the law;
(Note: the following Feast Days have yet to be completely fulfilled.)
4. Trumpets: the “Day of Yahweh,” ushering in Yahshua’s return as King of kings, and raising a kingdom of priests at the “Last Trump”; 5. Atonement: blood covering of all who are washed in the blood of the Lamb. The banishment of Satan, bringing Yahweh’s people more fully at one with Him;
6. Feast of Tabernacles: remembering the Exodus out of Egypt (Lev. 23:43) and looking forward to the reign of Yahshua Messiah on earth (the 1000 year reign; all living Yahweh’s way);
7. The Last Great Day: judgment for the rest of the dead. A first opportunity for many to fully understand Yahweh’s truth and to accept or deny it. It will be the quenching of the spiritual thirst placed upon all mankind without measure,
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Yahshua stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink, John 7:37.
Yahweh has allowed roughly 6,000 years of history to go by since the time of Adam and Eve. It is their sin that has caused the suffering that is seen around the world today.
We suffer because of sin in the world, as do others, but in all of it we see Yahweh’s mercy and a plan which He has. We are learning a lesson that living apart from Yahweh and His way of living doesn’t work.
Yahweh’s Harvest Plan is like a 7-step plan for success. It’s something you can know and appreciate more fully by getting in step with it.
The invitation is open for you to become a firstfruit among others who will eventually be brought in for Yahweh’s Kingdom Harvest.
Though this is an overview, there is more to be learned as we prepare to enter the coming Kingdom as Yahshua’s bride. Join with us as we move forward into the fields, for we are told the harvest is great,
Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Master of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest, Luke 10:2.
-Elder David Brett
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