The Day of The First Fruits
Following Passover is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a seven-day feast during which nothing is eaten that contains leaven. This is a commemoration of the exodus when the Israelites left Egypt, leaving in a hurry without enough time to wait for their bread to rise.
During the Feast of Unleavened Bread there is always a Sabbath (Saturday). The day after the Sabbath we are told to bring the “first fruits” of the harvest (the first ripe barley in the field) and raise it as a wave offering; this is the Day of First Fruits.
What makes this offering so significant is that it was given from the first harvest of the year — not knowing if any more crop would spring from the ground! As such, the Day of First Fruits was, and still represents, a “faith” offering; a declaration that you trust the Almighty to provide for you throughout the coming year.
Today, there is no Temple nor earthly priesthood, but as Michael Rood explains in this intriguing teaching, we can still observe the spirit of the First Fruits offering in the modern age.
DVD Length: 72 min.