Within the four different names of this Feast there is so much truth to be gleaned and an even further manifestation of the plan of God comes to light as we study them. We will begin our search for the nuggets of truth concealed within the name, Feast of Weeks. The word “weeks” 7651 in the Strongs Hebrew dictionary means literally sevened, to be complete, from 7650 to swear 7 times, adjure, change by an oath with an oath. Cardinal number. Seven as a sacred full one, a week. How does this translate into something we can understand? For one thing, much knowledge has been revealed in the last 7 thousand year cycle and many promises of God, backed by His covenants, were sworn into existence during that time. There was a treasure trove of knowledge, especially revealed at the end of the 7 year cycle. Peter explains how a thousand years is as a day to the spirit realm and so the seven thousand years was a week to God and now a new era begins. Those who reached for and willingly fed on this truth are about to be sevened by God's holy convocations, completed, matured to move further into the 8th day. With the completion of the sacred full 7th week, the promises of God are theirs. Seven means a sacred full one, and it is a cardinal number that classifies God's people as barley (government) or wheat (people), and gives a count of the mature seed. Look back over the definitions of seven and you will see this information unfold.
20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
This surely had meaning for the early church, but there is also a further fulfillment of this scripture for us today. The body of Christ is appearing! The born again new creature is metamorphic in nature and when mature is a different species that is like Christ, after His kind and therefore able to really be used as His body.
Where does the number 50 come into play? We attend this feast fifty days after the feast of Passover. This gets more exciting, because fifty is the number of Jubilee! Jubilee is 3104 from 2986 meaning a blast of a trumpet, continuous sound, signal of the silver trumpets, on to 2986, to cause to bring forth, lead forth. Jubilee is at the end of seven cycles or when His Bride has completed all 7 holy convocations and is prepared through the knowledge served.
Since the new species is owned by Yahweh, Satan and his evil spirits, the present occupants plaguing man, must loose their hold on them as Jubilee is a time when all debts are annulled and slaves set free. It's true Adam and Eve sold man and the earth out to Satan, but the Jubilee at Pentecost will return the government of the new generation of man to the Father and set them free of the enemy so they can lead others to this freedom.
He Himself deeded the earth and all on it to humanity. He is the rightful owner as the Creator of His people. His Son, the oath, the Word, the knowledge of God made flesh to dwell among us, paid in full for our redemption. He bought our freedom from Satan and paid the death penalty for our sins committed through minds held captive by the enemy and fed his corrupt knowledge. Hear the trumpets blowing. They are sounding freedom to the barley, perfect tomorrows, a gentle day, a time between dawn and dark, the meaning of Pentecost and it will blow again at Rosh Hashanah announcing the beginning of a new cycle, the preparing of the wheat for the Father's house. The Trumpet will again sound at the Feast of Atonement fulfilling God's promises of freedom to the earth and all creation that remains after the removal of the weeds and tares. This will be the final Jubilee.
The third name, Feast of Harvest, is quite interesting also. All mankind must attend the Feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles, as all three are feasts of harvest. Sadly much of the church ignores completely this spiritual command of God. Many are not aware the feasts exist or if they do, think they are for the Jew alone. Yet all will attend in the end as God is Master of His Creation. There will be three harvests and we will all be harvested one way or the other!
The first to be harvested is God's government, His priests, symbolized by the barley harvest. Through them He will lead all humanity into His Rest, into the eternal Feast of Sabbath. The final Harvest of Pentecost will be determined fifty days from the maturing of the barley at Passover, ones that have been sevened, completed. This barley crop must have matured and entered God's Rest in order to lead others to it. The number of Rest is 2663 to 2596 then 3973 meaning settle down, colonize, give rest, rain, pertaining to touching, covering, stop, desist from exertion. The price set by God on barley is 50 pieces of silver for a homer. Fifty being the number of Jubilee makes these free ones overcomers that will lead the way to the rest of God's Feasts and the final Jubilee. Barley is tough in nature, survives in times of drought or we could say in times when it appears God is not moving, those times He is silent. Faith you see is not tested when God is moving, but when He is quiet. It takes the barley to sustain God's people through Armageddon. A spiritual example of this is found in John 6. Jesus fed barley loaves to the starving five thousand, the left over fragments were gathered in 12 baskets, 12 is the number of government.
9 “There is a lad here who has five(the fivefold ministers, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers)barley(God's government)loaves(these are one with the bread of Life, Jesus) and two small fish (the apostolic and prophetic offices), but what are they among so many (how can these influence the whole world)? ”
10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down(enter My rest). ” Now there was much grass in the place(rest in green pastures). So the men sat down, in number about five thousand (five is the number of grace).
11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted (their choice).
12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost(saved to feed the ones to come). ”
13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets(the number of government) with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over(the remnant, the final ten percent planted by Abraham with the King of Righteousness, those after the order of Melchizedek, the Jubileed) by those who had eaten (chosen truth).
It also takes the barley company to win the battles the enemy levies on God's people as was symbolized inJudges 7:13-14.
13 And when Gideon had come, there was a man telling a dream to his companion. He said, “I have had a dream: To my surprise, a loaf of barley breadtumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent collapsed(this is the house of the enemy, the modern day Moabites, Ammmonites, and Amalek). ”
14 Then his companion answered and said, “This is nothing else but the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel (true Israel, the new species)! Into his hand God has delivered Midian and the whole camp (the house of Satan). ”
Barley as God's grain will be fed to His people in place of the wild vine, the devil's gourds, symbolic of man's systems to save them as seen in II Kings 4:38-41. Read it at your leisure. The flour mentioned there had to be of barley, it is the only grain that would have survived the drought. So what does this tell us today? In the Jubilee year the part of the new species that is the barley, the government of God, or priesthood completed, feeds, leads, covers and fights for the wheat or the rest of the believers that are harvested at Pentecost symbolized by the wheat. It will take the faith of the barley crop to sustain the wheat crop, as wheat dies in drought. The barley therefore represents the head of the body of Christ and the wheat is symbolic of the body. Combined, united in one accord, one mind and purpose, they are the House of David, the tabernacle or temple of God. He appears through this special combined crop, His new species, to set all humanity free from the enemy if they will but hear the voice of His Spirit and feast on the hidden manna served at His table. Only then can they move on to the Feast of Trumpets, a new year, and Atonement where the final Jubilee actually manifests so all of God's creatures can come before Him at the Feast of Tabernacles, set free His Bride leads without spot or wrinkle.
As stated before, Passover, Feast of Weeks and Tabernacles are all harvest Feasts and must be attended by all mankind. So there are three harvests to attend. Are we still a part of this world and its prince or are we set aside, harvested, sanctified for the barn of God? You see the word Harvest, 7105, means severed, to 7114 – to dock off. The 8th day was a time Israel was circumcised and they could do nothing of importance for God until their circumcision. Today it is again time for circumcision, the Eighth day when Abraham's seed must be severed off, circumcised from the world and obeying God's voice to not touch the unclean thing.
II Corinthians 6:17-18
17 Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate(circumcised), says the Lord. Donottouch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”
18 “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty(if we are not circumcised we are not His). ”
What is the unclean thing? Anything Satan has produced through humanity walking in the knowledge Eve chose in the garden. In fact, those walking in this knowledge are themselves unclean!
You see, we may be called and picked by God to be His, but it is according to our own free will if we will sever ourselves from this world and the systems of man. Please understand, as we relate to the world, its people, systems and culture, or on the other hand look to the Kingdom for life, we unknowingly determine which harvest we will be a part of, as God hears our thoughts. Only the circumcised in spirit, soul and body, the mature seed can exist in the 8th day. Only the circumcised are the first fruits of the new earth. First Fruits! Hey, that's the fourth name of this feast!
The Day of First Fruits! Let's look at the definition of firstfruits to see what nuggets may be hidden there. 7061 – firstfruits – the first fruits of the crop (ripe), 1069 to burst the womb, bear, make early fruit (of woman and Tree), to give the birthright. Make firstborn, be firstling, bring forth first child (new fruit).
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”
These laws supersede man's laws as well as the physical laws pertaining to this realm. They rejoice in these laws, because faith in them can do the impossible! If God said it, it's law to them and these laws are backed by God's sovereignty. Therefore their own personal faith becomes law through what they believe in.
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By whatlaw(of Moses)? Of works? No, but by the law of faith(our faith is backed by God's law and sovereignty, therefore be it as we believe).
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Their human spirit is alive and they have been set free through the truth served at previous feasts of Passover. They have the nature of the Holy Spirit of God, His abilities and a new language was given to them as gifts as they feasted on previous Pentecosts. These are the mature barley, government, a completely new species, harvested and ready in God's barn when Pentecost fully comes in the final year of Jubilee to be fed as leaves that heal the nations and lead all creation to the final Jubilee.
When the final year of Jubilee arrives according to God's plan of restoration, all 10 courses or feasts will have been served and experienced and all 7 holy convocations attended. God's people with one mind and one purpose will stand ready for the final trumpet to blow at Atonement announcing freedom from the enemy, his world and the establishment of the new heaven and new earth. This glorious sound will be heard around the world as all 10 courses or feasts are served as one meal known as the Lord's wedding feast. The inferior barley and wheat are forever culled and fed to the birds of prey as their feast. It is a time when God and His people Tabernacle, unite as one, and time is swallowed up by eternity returning creation back to its original perfection.