Wave Sheaf and the Gospel of the Kingdom
Part 9 of the Multi-Episode Series on the Gospel of the Kingdom
It’s Not As You Perceive-81
In Leviticus 23:10-14 we find the instructions for the Wave Sheaf offering that Yahovah requires from the spring barley harvest to be waved before Him on the first day of the week during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, in the month of Aviv, the first month of the year. This tells us that the week of Unleavened Bread is significant; and the Wave Sheaf offering is also unleavened.
At the beginning of the harvest, the Israelites are commanded to select the first and best sheaf of the barley crop and take it to the temple where the priest will offer it to Him for acceptance. If He accepts the offering then the people can then reap the harvest. They can expect that the harvest for the rest of its duration will be blessed and the nation can expect a healthy and bountiful harvest. This command for Wave Sheaf offering is found in Leviticus 23:10-14 and it says,
“When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf (single bundle) of the first grain you harvest. He is to wave the sheaf before Yahovah so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering unto Yahovah, a lamb a year old without defect, together with its grain offering of two tenth of an ephah (35 liters or 1 bushel) of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made to Yahovah by fire- a pleasing aroma, and its drink offering of a quarter of a hin (6 liters) of wine. You must not eat any bread or any new grain until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come wherever you live.”
From the barley harvest, Yahovah requires that the priest bring one sheaf of barley from the first fruit of the harvest and wave it before His altar for his acceptance, first thing in the morning on the Wave Sheaf Day. This is done on Wave Sheaf Day. This day must fall on the first day of the week within the seven days of Unleavened Bread. Therefore there are 4 criteria which the day must meet 1) it must fall within the week of unleavened bread 2) it must fall on the first day of the week 3) it must came after Passover 4)it must fall on the day after the weekly Sabbath.
If Aviv 14, falls on a Sunday then Wave sheaf offering Day would fall on Sunday, the 7th day of ULB
If Aviv 14 falls on a Monday, then Wave Sheaf offering Day would fall on Sunday the 6th day of ULB
If Aviv 14 falls on a Tuesday, then Wave Sheaf offering Day would fall on Sunday the 5th day of ULB
If Aviv 14 falls on a Wednesday, then Wave Sheaf offering Day would fall on Sunday the 4th day of ULB
If Aviv 14 falls on a Thursday, then Wave Sheaf offering Day would fall on Sunday the 3rdth day of ULB
If Aviv 14 falls on a Friday, then Wave Sheaf offering Day would fall on Sunday, the 2nd day of ULB
If Aviv 14 falls on a Saturday, then Wave Sheaf offering Day would fall on Sunday the 1stth day of ULB