In this teaching, I will speak to the things that are expected at a harvest. John the Mikveh Immerser compares Eashoa to the farmer in Luke 3.
16 John answered them all, saying, “As for me, I immerse you with water. But One is coming who is mightier than I am; I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals! He will immerse you in the Ruach ha-Kodesh and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and gather the wheat into His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with inextinguishable fire.”
The winnow fork is the agent of sieving and the wind is a symbol of the Ruwach Elohiym who shall divide the holy ones from the profane ones.
In the fifth trump, even so in this late stage of the tribulation, the mercy of Elohiym is evident when He shall command the destroying angels to not hurt the grass of the field. Shall they still repent and produce fruit in time?
Because once the proceedings of the fifth trump is over, the First Woe will signal the Gathering of the elect to the Marriage in paradesisos.
Time is running out.
Existence Does Not Mean Living
Nobody dies in the fifth trump. Did you know that? In fact, you are not allowed to die at all. Just being driven mad by the locust armies. The verse that says “they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.”, no one gets hurt but only those who are not sealed by God, they get hurt. The grass in the first trump were all burned as in testing by fire, they were tested to be not of God’s. In my commentary, this type refers to those who once heard the Good News but they wasted the opportunity once they had it. They were judged for their fruit and were found none. In the fifth trumpet, it is interesting to note that God commanded the locusts not to hurt the grass. It may mean God give them mercy of time. A recap for my commentary is here.
Any green thing is a living thing. Eashoa says He came to offer life that we may live life to the full. A green thing God will keep for we show His Son’s life.
A tree is a mature believer taking up increase in what he does. Another motif is found in the parable of the Talents. The steward given five and the steward given two talents each thrive and hand back to the owner an increase. God keeps these.
The concept of divine election is throughout the Bible. Here is Judges, God instructed Gedeon to pick His team for sides. As Gedeon is a prefigure for Eashoa as the Mighty Warrior, when the Lord Appears, He will be making election.
Then the LORD said to Gideon, “The people are still too many; bring them down to the water and I will test them for you there. Therefore it shall be that he of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go with you; but everyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”
Here is Isaiah, the sea represents the peoples apart from Israel, they are the nations (HaGoyim).
His breath is like an overflowing torrent, Which reaches to the neck, To shake the nations back and forth in a sieve, And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads to ruin.
In Amos, the Lord promises to test each for their obedience to His by the terms of the signed covenant.
“For behold, I am commanding, And I will shake the house of Israel among all nations As grain is shaken in a sieve, But not a kernel will fall to the ground.
In the New Testament, Kefa was being tested. But even the devil must ask for permission from God to test those who belong to God. It is the wrong concept to believe that the people of God shall not be tested. Iyov was untouchable for his life. All else is fair game for the devil to test him for his stance in faith.
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;
Luke chapter 22 begins with the Passover. 1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
The Passover in Israel is known to be harvest for the barley crop. God uses many times the harvest of the crops to allude to His own harvest of the peoples. And sure enough, just before the harvest toward the end, the sieving will be in effect. If you are being tested true for what you claim you are, you will pass the test and head to the winners’ table. If you come short, you will not be selected just as in the days of Gedeon, you will be eliminated from the team.
Revelation 9 – The Fifth Trump
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.