AUDIO: Are You the Bride of Christ? How do you know for sure? ( 35Min.) (2 minutes to download)
The Bride of Christ is the Barley Bride- Are you Wheat or Barley ( three main harvest of Israel, the barley is first)
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT SOME CHURCHES/CHRISTIANS WILL BE THOWN INTO THE TRIBULATION. Make sure you know where you stand and that you are the bride!
QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK YOURSELF TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE THE BRIDE: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: 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] idolatry & Immorality You are dead. Your deeds are not complete, lukewarm, proud, ignorant, blind. Therefore." To be a Firstfruit Bride Repent & do the things you first did, repent, repent Wake Up! Strengthen. Remember, tepent. 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 and the Holy Ghost transform you.
7 LETTERS TO THE 7 CHURCHES ~ WHICH BRIDE ARE YOU?
SARDIS- REVELATIONS 3:1-6 THE "DEAD" CHURCH THAT FELL ASLEEP 1And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
18And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star. 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches
CHURCH OF PERGAMOS FALSE, FALSE DOCTRINE 12And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 16Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
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; 8I 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.
THE 5 WISE ENTERED INTO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER, THE FIVE FOOLISH HAD THE DOOR SHUT TO THEM, THE BRIDE GROOM SAID HE KNEW THEM NOT. Matthew 25 1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
BARLEY IS THE BRIDE
UNDERSTANDING THE BARLEY WHEAT AND GRAPE HARVEST
By, Lora Shipley
This study takes a look at the 3 main harvest of
THREE MAIN CROPS DEPICT THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE; three main feast days of
The barley ripens first around the time of Passover; the wheat ripens next around the time of Pentecost; and the grapes ripen last in the fall around the time of Tabernacles.
These three crops depict three types of people. The barley represents the overcomers; the wheat represents the rest of the believers; and the grapes represent the unbelievers.
Those associated with Barley: Gideon, Ruth, Boaz, David, Elisha, Ezekiel, Jesus, Epaenetus and Stephanas,
Ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints, 1Cr 16:15
Jesus is called "the Firstfruits of those that rise from the dead". (I Corinthians 15:20) Three days and nights after His crucifixion and early in the morning Jesus rose again from the grave. The Resurrection of Jesus came on the first day of the week. That day happened to be the 17th of Nisan, right on the Feast of Firstfruits.
BARLEY IS WINNOWED BY THROWING UP INTO THE AIR!
There are THREE Harvests- Three types of people- Barley, wheat, grapes these represent three types of people. Barley is the easiest to winnow, the barley is thrown up into the air and harvest and is known as a firstfruit and is harvested first. The wheat has a much harder husk, it is harder to harvest and it needs to be crushed in the harvesting process, the wheat comes to harvest FOLLOWING the barley harvest. The grapes are not yet believers and are harvested in the fall; the grapes have to be thrown into a wine press crushed and the juices have to be poured out. The grapes are a picture of those that will come to the Lord during the tribulation.
BARLEY IS WHAT IS KNOWN AS A FIRSTFRUIT: The three main feast days of
These three crops harvested depict three types of people
Barley is harvested by winnowing, the barley is thrown into the air with a winnowing fork and the wind blows the chaff away. (Wind represents Holy Spirit) The process of winnowing barley is much easier then wheat. WINNOWING - 1When the grain was threshed, it was winnowed by being thrown up against the wind (Jer. 4:11), and afterwards tossed with wooden scoops (Isa. 30:24). The shovel and the fan for winnowing are mentioned in Ps. 35:5, Job 21:18, Isa. 17:13. The refuse of straw and chaff was burned (Isa. 5:24). Freed from impurities, the grain was then stored in granaries till used (Deut. 28:8; Prov. 3:10; Matt. 6:26; 13:30; Luke 12:18).
Wheat is harvested- Tribulum Board/tool was used: by the husk getting crushed by a Tribulum Board, hint that is where we get the word tribulation from.1 THRESHING - The process of threshing was performed generally by spreading the sheaves on the threshing-floor and causing oxen and cattle to walk repeatedly over them (Deut. 25:4; Isa. 28:28). On occasions flails or sticks were used for this purpose (Ruth 2:17; Isa. 28:27). There was also a “threshing instrument” (Isa. 41:15; Amos 1:3) which
Grapes Harvest: The Angle thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast in into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
3 A wine press is a device used to extract juice from crushed grapes during wine making. There are a number of different styles of presses that are used by wine makers but their overall functionality is the same. Each style of press exerts controlled pressure in order to free the juice from the fruit (most often grapes). The pressure must be controlled, especially with grapes, in order to avoid crushing the seeds and releasing a great deal of undesirable tannins into the wine.
THE GREAT WINEPRESS OF THE WRATH OF GOD
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast [it] into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand [and] six hundred furlongs.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
THE THRESHING FLOOR: GATHERED TO THE THRESHING FLOOR OR STORED IN BARNS
1 REAPING - The reaping of the grain was performed either by pulling it up by the roots, or cutting it with a type of sickle, according to circumstances. The grain when cut was generally put up in sheaves (Gen. 37:7; Lev. 23:10-15; Ruth 2:7, 15; Job 24:10; Jer. 9:22; Micah 4:12), which were afterwards gathered to the threshing-floor or stored in barns (Matt. 6:26).
(FOR MORE ON UNDERSTANDING THE BARLEY BRIDE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)
JESUS THE FIRSTFRUIT FROM THE DEAD- AROSE ON BARLEY –FIRSTFRUITS (Please understand the significance of this!)
JESUS IS THE FIRSTFRUIT (BARLEY) THE FIRST RAISED FROM THE DEAD, THE REST OF MAN FOLLOW IN HIS OWN ORDER AT CHRIST COMING
. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 1Cr.15:23
· JESUS IS THE FIRST TO RISE FROM THE DEAD ON THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS-( BARLEY IS THE FIRST CROP OF THE YEAR AND IS KNOWN AS THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS)
AFTERWARDS…..THE REST WILL FOLLOW IN HIS OWN ORDER AT CHRIST COMING. The Firstfruit barley bride will follow after him, everyone in their own order.
THE ORDER :which has been arranged
1) That which has been arranged, thing placed in order
2) A body of soldiers, a corps 3) band, troop, class
The scriptures tell us that Jesus is the Firstfruit from the dead and of them that slept. It has been established in scriptures that Jesus was without sin So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Heb 9:28
· He will appear to those who look for him:” and unto them”
· And unto them- Who is them?
· That look for him- “that look for him”
· Shall he appear “shall he appear”
· At His second coming: the second time without sin unto salvation. Heb 9:28
Jesus will appear unto every man, women, child that are looking for HIM, the overcomers, the victorious, the Firstfruit Bride; they will be arranged in their own order that Jesus has placed and set for them at his coming.
The bride of Christ will be a Firstfruit (barley) bride. He will enter a marriage that is equally yoked, a holy marriage, he will come to those who have separated themselves from the world and are living a holy and righteous life. Rev 3, the
THE BARLEY MADE INTO A LOAF OF BARLEY BY HIGH PRIEST LIFTED UP AND WAVED BEFORE GOD.
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
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
THE BARLEY BRIDE WILL BE WITH THE GROOM DURING THE HARVEST OF THE WHEAT: The bride will have been harvested!! The wheat harvest has not happened. JOEL 2: 16Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.24And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
THE BRIDE IS A TYPE OF LOAF OF BARLEY- TO FEED MULTITUDES AND OVERTHROW ARMIES
The first fruit bride is the loaf of barley; the Loaf of Barley will feed the multitude, bring in the harvest, and overthrow armies! The loaf of barley is lifted up and waved before the alter of God, on the Feast of Firstfruits; this is the “third day”, the day of the catching away/rapture.
The roll of the firstfruits- bride, the loaf of barley can be found in the feeding of the multitude. The barley loaves gives us another clue, the harvest will spring forth and become ripe after the rain that arrives with his coming in Month 1, Nissan. In Songs 1:7-8 the bride feeds and tends the sheep/goats (believers and unbelievers) along the side of the shepherd and in the feeding of the multitude, the loaf of barley is multiplied in the hands of the savior. There are 5 loaves of barley, those five loaves feed 5000 men plus there families. In essence, one loaf of barley could feed 1000 men or 1000 families. This study also looks at Gideon his army, which are all types of firstfruits, just 1 loaf of barley in a dream showed Gideon that they could overcome the enemy without lifting a spear or sword; we can safely say that the loaf of barley has a roll in warfare too. The measure of barley is multiplied from a 2 to 1 measure over wheat in the Old Testament, and in Revelations we examine a measure 3 to 1 over wheat, the price paid for both is the same (Jesus paid the same price for all mankind) but the measure for the barley is multiplied to a measure of 3, which means divine perfection. THE LOAF OF BARLEY is the Bride; the Loaf of Barley is a power house! You will want to be the bride, the loaf of barley!
THE SPRING FEASTS -IN THE OLD COVENANT
10. "Speak to the children of
THE SPRING FEASTS ARE FULFILLED IN THE NEW COVENANT
In the three spring feasts we see the redemption story of our Savior as it emerged into history nearly two millennia ago. Our Lord Jesus personally fulfilled all three of those spring feasts. They were accurately fulfilled down to the minutest detail and on the very day of the lunar calendar they were due. Christ was crucified on Passover, in the grave on Unleavened Bread.
In the case of the Feast of Firstfruits on the morrow after the Sabbath of Passover something wonderful and unexpected happened. Our Savior once again fulfilled the feast. He rose from the dead on the first day of the week. This was on the morrow after the Sabbath following Passover. Thus in His resurrection from the dead He fulfilled the Feast of Firstfruits. Resurrection Sunday came on the very day in which the Feast of Firstfruits had been celebrated, (and foreshadowed), in the Old Covenant since the feast was given by YHVH/God through Moses to the covenant people as they gathered at Sinai.
THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS IS FULFILLED IN THE NEW COVENANT.
CHRIST IS RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD RIGHT ON FIRSTFRUITS. The Feast of Firstfruits was fulfilled by Jesus in His resurrection. He was the "firstfruits from the dead". 1 Corinthians 15:20. But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.23. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. Lets look at what Jesus did following his resurrection:
Firstfruits was the first day after the Sabbath following Passover. The risen Jesus Christ was seen that morning by Mary near the garden tomb. -John 20:10-18. Later He walked through the wall to visit with the disciples in a closed room. Thomas felt the wound in His side and confirmed that He was not a ghost and that Jesus had a spiritual body. His spiritual body was solidly manifest in this world. He could be touched and felt as a material body. -John 20:24-29 After His resurrection from the dead Jesus met up with James and John by the
Here are some links for further study regarding the barley, the loaf of barley, and the bride which is the loaf of barley.
BELOW SCRIPTURE ON FIRSTFRUITS:
1Cr 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1Cr 15:23, But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
1Cr 16:15, I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
Jam 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.
Rev 14:4, 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.
Eze 44:30, 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.
Eze 48:14, And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the firstfruits of the land: for [it is] holy unto the LORD.
Rom 8:23, 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 16:5, Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
Rom 11:16, For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches.
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