Here is the third sermon in the sermon series on the Spring Feasts.
Thank you for inviting me back one more time to talk to you about our incredible God. I wish you could have been in Jerusalem the year everything God foreshadowed in the Feasts of Israel about the redemption He would accomplish through his Messiah unfolded, just as God said it would, on the very day He said He would accomplish it.
The Spring Feasts were fulfilled down to the minutest detail in the One we call Yeshua Hamashiah and you call Jesus Christ. On Passover, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world was crucified. During Unleavened Bread Jesus, the unleavened bread of life, was wrapped in a linen cloth and planted, like a kernel of wheat, in the ground (John 12:24, NASB). And today I have come to tell that on Firstfruits something amazing happened which completely took us by surprise, even though it shouldn’t have. That kernel of wheat which had been planted just before the Feast of Unleavened Bread began, rose from the dead as a Firstfruits offering to God. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
God commanded that when we entered the Promise Land, during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we were to bring to him the first sheaf of grain that became ripe in our fields. The priest would lift up this sheaf and present it to the Lord as a wave offering. This was to happen “on the day after the Sabbath