The Loaf of Barley, The Bride of Christ

Clue #8 The Counting Of The Omer

"CLUE #8 JESUS OUR HIGH PRIEST OFFERS UP THE FIRSTFRUIT (BARLEY) BRIDE-AS A WAVE OFFERING"

By, Lora Shipley

Part 1 and Part 2Part 2 is  more on the Bride

 


 

“waving” means “elevating” or “causing to ASCEND.”

 The Counting of the Omer occurs during the Feast of Weeks I have presented many clues to the rapture of the first fruits bride between Feast of Firstfruits and Pentecost what is also known as the Feast of Weeks and The Counting of the Omer. Based on this study I believe the scriptures offer proof that we will be raised on the third day, and live in his sight Hos 6:2. Once we are raised up what will Jesus our High Priest do with us, he will offer us up as a wave offering unto God? Heb 8:4-5. Explore the possibility with me! ( more on this study below the video)

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  WILL JESUS OUR HIGH PRIEST OFFER US UP AS A WAVE OFFERING UNTO GOD DURING THE FEAST OF WEEKS/ THE COUNTING OF THE OMER?

“seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things” Heb 8 4-5

 Summary at a glance:  Based on Heb 8: 1-5 Jesus our High Priest will offer up gifts unto God, one of the gifts being the firstfruit, the barley the bride. The barley loaves  are the finished product of the priest that offer the loaves at the alter  up before God. The priest themselves make the loaves of barley-firstfruits, which is a process of sifting, pounding and then baking frankincense and  olive oil are added. The spotless single lamb is offered up first then the barley loaves, this offering is a sweet aroma unto the Lord. The Barley-Firstfruits-Bride has been sifted and tried many times, and is an overcommer, victorious and in love with the lord, the bride is the defined as the Church of Philadelphia. Rev 3:7

 Key Point summary:

  • Jesus  our High Priest  ordained  offer to offer gifts
  • Earthly priest offer gifts which are shadows of Heavenly offerings
  • Firstfruits- Barley is the first gift offered
  • People are mentioned as a Firstfruit- (not just a monetary offering)
  • First fruit is the Bride of Christ
  • Not all are  Firstfruits- All should be!
  • Who are the barley- the Firstfruit Bride?
  • 3 types people of  the harvest - Barley, Wheat, Grapes
  • The process by which the Barley, the First Fruit must go through in order to be offered up, (WAVING MEANS ELEVATED OR CAUSED TO ASSCEND) What the Bride of Christ must go through.
  • The wave offering by the High Priest- What does this mean for you?
  • Day 49 is the last day of the wave offering, the Counting of the Omer
  • Day 50 is Pentecost

 THE FIRSTFRUIT (BARLEY) BRIDE OFFERED UP AS A WAVE OFFERING UNTO GOD-?  Heb 8: 1-5 says that it “IS A SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS”

 THIS  SUMS UP ALL THINGS SPOKEN: HEBREWS 8: 1-5Vs. 1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum:

What does “waving” signify? Actually, the word can mean “elevating” or “causing to ASCEND.”

  1. Jesus our HIGH PRIEST: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
  2. JESUS A MINISTER OF THE SANCTUARY: vs. 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
  3. JESUS IS ORDAINED TO OFFER GIFTS vs. 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
  4. PRIEST OFFER GIFTS ACCORDING TO THE LAW: vs. 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
  5. GIFTS OFFERED UP ARE SHADOWS OF THINGS TO COME: vs. 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things,

  Hebrews 8:1-5  Is telling us that Jesus will be offering up gifts.

Jesus our High Priest and a minister of the sanctuary right hand of the throne of the Majesty of Heaven, is ordained to offer gifs, just like the earthly priest offer gifts under the law, these priest serve as AN EXAMPLE AND A SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS. 

 SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME: Three supporting verses: Holy Days= Feasts (Feasts are shadow of things to come)

16.Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday (Feasts), or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Hebrews 10:1For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things,

“seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things” Heb 8 4-5

 People can be firstfruits? Yes, confirming scriptures:

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures James 1;18

Cor 15:23But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

 THE BRIDE IS THE FIRSTFRUITS

  • FIRSTFRUITS OFFERED UP IS BARLEY ONLY -NO WHEAT
  • THE BARLEY IS THE BRIDE
  • THE BRIDE IS THE FIRSTFRUIT  OFFERED UP BY JESUS OUR HIGH PRIEST AND WAVED BEFORE GOD

 The offering up of the barley firstfruits by the priest was what was done from Feast of Firstfruits  each day for 49 days until Pentecost which is day 50, this is called the Counting of the Omer.  50 means Consummation, fulfilled, likened to a marriage contract.

 ARE ALL FIRSTFRUITS? NO

WHY? ( WE SHOULD BE)

WE SHOULD BE A KIND OF FIRSTFRUIT James 1:18 of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. We SHOULD BE?

Are all firstfruits? Apparently not, but we should be, those that are associated with the Barley Harvest are considered Firstfruits, which are the bride of Christ, the overcomers, the repentant, those who hold onto sound doctrine, those who have not lost there first love. The church is NOT the bride of Christ, it SHOULD BE but sin( If you are not sure of this read Rev 2-4 the 7 letters to the 7 churches)

 Who and What Are the Barley….the Firstfruit’s the bride?

There are THREE Harvests which are three types of people- Barley people, Wheat people, and the grape people. All represent three types of people;

Barley is the easiest to harvest it is winnowed, “thrown up into the air” and the wind (Holy Spirit) separates the husk from the barley. Barley is known as a firstfruit and is  the first harvested of the year…. THE FIRSTFRUITS! (the Biblical Calendar year starts in the spring)

The wheat is harder to harvest and it needs to be crushed by stomping or using a Tribulum board ( that is were the word Tribulation comes from). This is the second harvest of the year, the harvesting of the Wheat begins after the Barley harvest.

The grapes are harvested in the  early fall have to be thrown into a wine press crushed and the juices have to be poured out.  The grapes are those who have not yet become believers, but will come out of the great tribulation.

Jesus established the pattern  of being a firstfruit from the dead and those who sleep and in Hosea 6:2  After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

 THE COUNTING OF THE OMER

Key Points:

1.        Bring to the priest an omer (sheaf) of your first harvest-barley

2.        Priest will wave the omer before the Lord

3.        Waving begins the day after Passover ( the day after the Sabbath Passover)

4.       meal offering Lamb = Jesus- loaves of barley=first fruits unto the LORD

5.        It is an eternal decree for your generations in all your dwelling places.

6.       You shall count for yourselves - from the day after the rest day (Passover), from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving - seven weeks, they shall be complete. Until the morrow of the seventh week

7.        7 weeks x 7 =49 days of counting of Shavuot –

8.       Day 50 Pentecost, 50= consummation, Webster’s likens it to a Marriage. 

What Does this mean for the Barley  Firstfruits Bride?

 

The barley will be the only grain harvested and offered up unto the lord. Our High Priest Jesus will wave the omer- the barley before God. The waving will begin the day after the Passover Sabbath. Jesus was the unblemished Lamb offered up as a burnt a satisfying aroma unto God, followed by the barley meal offering unto the lord. (wine is mentioned this could be the blood of Jesus, or the grape harvest ( I believe the wine or drink offering  is the grape harvest during the tribulation).

"Biblical Sources: Leviticus 23:9-12 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 'Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When you shall enter the Land that I give you, and reap its harvest, you shall bring an Omer from your first harvest to the priest. And he shall wave the Omer before the Lord, to be accepted for you. On the day after the rest day, (the first day of Passover), the priest shall wave it. On the day you wave the Omer, you shall perform the service of an unblemished lamb as a burnt-offering before the Lord. Its meal-offering shall be two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to the L-rd, a satisfying aroma; and its libation shall be wine, a quarter-hin. You shall not eat bread or roasted kernels or plump kernels until this very day, until you bring the offering of your God; it is an eternal decree for your generations in all your dwelling places.

You shall count for yourselves - from the day after the rest day (Passover), from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving - seven weeks, they shall be complete. Until the morrow of the seventh week

 THE BARLEY, THE OMER , THE LOAVES,

SIFTED 13 TIMES, BEAT AND ROASTED! In order for the barley to become a wave offering this process had to be complete.

 The barley had to first be harvested, and then carried by the priest on their backs to the temple. The barley when then be sifted 13 times, beat and then roasted into a coarse meal. The priest would offer lift it up before the alter and add frankincense and olive oil, the carry it to another corner and present the Omer offering. Then a single  male lamb offering, then the meal offering was consumed by the priest and all.

 The barley MUST GO THROUGH A PROCESS OF SIFTING, MANY TIMES, AND BEAT, AND THEN ROASTED!

 The Barley will be sifted many times.

Trials… sifting  1 Peter 1:7-That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

And….

Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12

 THE PROCESS AND STEPS OF THE PEOPLE AND PRIEST

Key points:

  1. Nissan 16 Following day after Passover, Priest and People gathered in Jerusalem  barley fields.
  2. was carried by priest back to the Holy Temple
  3. Priest would sift the barley through 13 sieves
  4. Priest would beat and roast barley into a coarse meal
  5. Pan lifted by the priest before the alter, frankincense, and olive oil were added
  6. Priest  carried the pan of prepared barley to the corner  alter and wave the Omer before God.
  7. Priest would then proceed to the southwest corner of the altar, and present the Omer offering there
  8. Finally, the priest would ascend to the altar, where he would scoop out a handful of the Omer grain, and drop it into the altar fire.
  9. This was followed by the bringing of a single male lamb offering, as a burnt-offering.
  10. From this point on, barley from the new harvest could be consumed by all.
  11. The remaining grain that had been brought up to the Holy Temple by the priests would then be eaten by the priests.
  12. The marketplaces of Jerusalem, in anticipation of this moment, were already laden with grain products  

More details of the Counting of the Omer Source: Temple Institute

1On the 16th of Nissan, the day following the first day of Passover, pilgrims and priests alike would gather in the fields outside of Jerusalem, and initiate the barley harvest. The barley was then carried by the priests back to the Holy Temple, where, in the eastern side of the Sanctified Court, (between the altar and the Nikanor Gate leading to the Women's Court), the priests would sift the barley through thirteen sieves, then beat and roast it. The barley kernels were roasted in a specially perforated pan. The pan sat atop a stand that also held a lower pan that would be filled with hot coals. This vessel was called the Abuv. After the barley was roasted, it was beaten into a coarse meal. The pan was then lifted by the priest up out of the Abuv, and, standing before the altar, a second priest would add a measure of frankincense, while a third priest added olive oil, in accordance with the commandment concerning all meal offerings. The priest would then carry the pan of prepared barley to the northeast corner of the altar, where he would "wave the Omer before G-d."

He would then proceed to the southwest corner of the altar, and present the Omer offering there, as was done with almost all meal-offerings. Finally, the priest would ascend to the altar, where he would scoop out a handful of the Omer grain, and drop it into the altar fire. This was followed by the bringing of a single male sheep, as a burnt-offering. From this point on, barley from the new harvest could be consumed by all. The remaining grain that had been brought up to the Holy Temple by the priests would then be eaten by the priests. Meanwhile, the marketplaces of Jerusalem, in anticipation of this moment, were already laden with grain products from the new barley harvest. Anxious Jerusalemites and pilgrims alike would flock to the markets to purchase the barley products.

The offering of the Omer began the forty nine day counting period that leads up to the Shavuot pilgrimage festival. Shavuot, which literally means "weeks," falls out on the fiftieth day following the Omer offering, seven complete weeks having been counted from the conclusion of the first day of Passover - "the day after the rest day."

 

 THE BRIDE IS DEFINED BY AN OVERCOMMER, TRIED AND TESTED, VICTORIOUS! DEFINEDAS THE CHURCH OF PHILDELPHIA and or any other churches/people who are overcomers, repentant, held onto sound doctrine, have not lost their first love, etc….

7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8. I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

"CLUE #8 Part 2- Rapture/Wedding Time frame-

“The Counting of the Omer –

“THE BRIDE COUNTS THE DAYS AND THE WEEKS UNTIL THE WEDDING!"


            Counting the Weeks is Counting of the Omer

Day 50 Pentecost=Consummation

  I have presented many clues to the rapture of the first fruits bride between Feast of Firstfruits and Pentecost which is also known as the Feast of Weeks and The Counting of the Omer. Based on this study I believe the scriptures offer proof that we will be raised on the" third day",  and live in his sight- Hos 6:2. Once we are raised up what will Jesus our High Priest do with us, he will offer us up as a wave offering unto God? Heb 8:4-5. Explore the possibility with me!

 SUMMARY AT A GLANCE:

The count up 1-50, is similar to the bride and groom counting the days and the weeks until the wedding. Pentecost= 50 (consummation) is likened to a wedding more then any other feasts. In the Counting of the Omer the priest present the loaves of barley before the alter in The Holy Temple. The scriptures tell us that this earthly offering is a shadow of things in Heaven. Will Jesus offers up his  Firstfruits Bride unto himself and present her to God? In other words is the counting of the Omer our High priest Jesus, waving his bride before his father and for himself? 

 Not all are the bride of Christ; his desire is that they might be that they should be! The bride must do their part. This study offers a brief look at what the Bride of Christ should be according to scriptures. The Bride is the wise, the profitable servant, without spot, blemish or wrinkle. 

 WHAT IS THE COUNTING THE DAYS ALL ABOUT? 

The Counting of the Omer-There is no feast that compares to the Feast of Pentecost and the anticipation of it, the counting of the Omer leads to day 50 Pentecost. It starts from the middle of Month 1 Nisan the count begins, goes through Month 2 and ends in month 3 a total count of 50 days. Notice it is not a countdown but A COUNT UP! 

·         Moses went UP and got the law on Mt Sinai- Pentecost- The biggest Feast celebrations for the Jews… 

·         The disciples went UP into the Upper Room and were consummated with the Holy Ghost. The biggest celebration day for the Church. 

·         Pentecost Now and Pentecost to come? The biggest Feast and celebration for Jew and Gentile

WHEN A BRIDE IS WAITING FOR THE WEDDING DAY, SHE COUNTS THE WEEKS AND THE DAYS!

·         The Feast of Pentecost is only feast similar to a wedding, the wearing of white, garlands, flowers, sweets (like a cake?)

·         The Jews eat sweet dairy desserts. What does this mean?  Milk symbolizes cream and the sweet symbolize the honey? 

On Pentecost are we going to the Land of Milk and Honey- The Promise land! In Heaven it is the cream? The honey is honeycomb (Songs 4:11- Intimacy with the bride) Thy lips, O [my] spouse, drop [as] the honeycomb: honey and milk [are] under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments [is] like the smell of Lebanon. 

 In anxious anticipation of the Big Wedding day both bride and groom count the weeks and the days!

The Groom presents the bride to his father at the alter of God- Is this the wave offering the Presenting of the Bride? We have a good fit!

 The barley is the Firstfruit- The barley is the bride of Christ,

·         The church is not the bride, it should be, but it is not because of the choices they have made. 

·         The church is the 5 wise 5 foolish. The five wise go meet the groom and the Profitable Servant

The Church with the wicked servant-

The Church of Thyatira- Rev 2: 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (One of 6 that must be repentant and overcome or else….)

 Jesus is the Firstfruit- For a marriage equally yoked he wants to present the bride without spot or blemish or wrinkle. Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 

 That He Might present- The word MIGHT -His desire is to present all the Churches - THE KEY WORD IS MIGHT. Also the word "Should"

1.        Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God -1 Peter 1:21…

2.        For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 1 Peter 3:18

3.        According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Eph 1:4

 Are you the bride of Christ? How do you know if you are a Firstfruit Bride? The choice is up to you.

 QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK YOURSELF TO FIND OUT:

Based on Rev 2 & 3

 YOU ARE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST IF YOU DO THE FOLLOWING: You test false prophets; endure persecution; reject Nicolaitan practices you are spiritually rich; endure persecution you endure persecution; remain faithful

your love, faith, service, endurance; doing more now than before A few people have stayed clean." You kept My Word, and did not deny My Name.

 YOU ARE THE BRIDE IF YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER

"To him who overcomes..." Will get the following rewards:

I will give the right to eat from the Tree of Life in Paradise, he will not be hurt by the second Death I will give hidden manna & white stone with new name, I will give authority over the nations & the morning star. I will give white clothes; name in the Book of Life; report to Father & angels. Become pillar in heavenly temple; give 3 names will sit with me on My throne. Make your enemies bow down to you. 

 You will not be a Firstfruit Bride 

IF YOU DO NOT OVERCOME "I will soon come and I will..."

Remove your lamp-stand. [more persecution:-> Crown of Life] ,fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Physical suffering; repay according to your deeds come like a thief you don't know when.  I will spit you out of my mouth

 You are not a Firstfruit Bride of Christ IF HE HAS THE FOLLOWING THINGS AGAINST YOU: "This I have against you..."

You have lost your first love. You listen and or do the teaching of Balaam

(idolatry ,immorality) & Nicolaitans, Jezebel's

idolatry & Immorality You are dead. Your deeds are not complete. Luke-warm, proud, Ignorant, blind. 

 Therefore..." To be a Firstfruit Bride…….

Repent & do the things you first did, repent, repent Wake Up! Strengthen. Remember...Repent. get from Jesus :true riches, true holiness

 You can become the Bride of Christ

Go back through this list, make a note of the things that you think you are or are not, repent, ask God to help make you the bride of Christ, Get in the word, let the word of God transform you.

 COULD THE BRIDE BE A WAVE OFFERING UNTO THE LORD? Yes they will be they are the Barley the Firstfruits!

THE COUNTING OF THE OMER 

REVIEW OF THE COUNTING:

 Key Points:

1.        Bring to the priest an omer (sheaf) of your first harvest-barley- THE BRIDE 

2.        Priest will wave the omer before the Lord/ HIMSELF Eph 5:27 “that He might present her to Himself“. 

3.        Waving begins the day after Passover ( the day after the Sabbath Passover)

4.       A meal offering Lamb = Jesus- loaves of barley=first fruits unto the LORD

5.        It is an eternal decree for your generations in all your dwelling places.

6.       You shall count for yourselves - from the day after the rest day (Passover), from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving - seven weeks, they shall be complete. Until the morrow of the seventh week 

7.        7 weeks x 7 =49 days of counting

Feast of Shavuot -Day 50 Pentecost, 50= consummation, Webster’s likens it to a Marriage.

 A BRIDE COUNTS THE DAYS AND THE WEEKS TO HER WEDDING

The Counting of the Omer you count the weeks and the days.

ARE YOU DO A COUNT UP?

 

IN THE NAME OF JESUS……BE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST!

 

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