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The harvest festivals are the prophecies of the resurrections, of Christ, of the 144,000 (heavenly) and billions of humans (earthly)(Exodus 23:14–16)

“Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me. You will observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread. You will eat unleavened bread for seven days, just as I have commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for at that time you came out of Egypt. No one is to appear before me empty-handed. Also, you are to observe the Festival of Harvest of the first ripe fruits of your labors, of what you sow in the field; and the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the results of your labors”(Exodus 23:14–16)
What is the biblical quote that clearly links the resurrection hope with the prophetic dimension of the festivals of the different harvests? Jesus Christ died on Nisan 14 (month of the Jewish calendar), as the Lamb of God (of the Passover), who takes away the sins of the world: “See, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Thus, Christ’s sacrificial death on Nisan 14, 33 C.E., was the prophetic fulfillment of the Passover, as the apostle Paul wrote under inspiration, a scholar of the Mosaic Law: “Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5:7). In 1 Corinthians chapter 15, the apostle Paul writes a presentation of the hope of the resurrection, alluding to the festival of the firstfruits of Nisan, 16 (the date of Christ’s resurrection): “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death. (…) But each one in his own proper order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who belong to the Christ during his presence” (1 Corinthians 15:20,23).
The Christ resurrection is referred to be the “firstfruits”. The Israelites were to celebrate the Festival of Firstfruits, after the celebration of the Passover: “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘When you eventually come into the land that I am giving you and you have reaped its harvest, you must bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. And he will wave the sheaf back and forth before Jehovah to gain approval for you. The priest should wave it on the day after the Sabbath. On the day you have the sheaf waved, you must offer a sound young ram in its first year, as a burnt offering to Jehovah” (Leviticus 23:10–12). This festival corresponded very exactly to the date of the resurrection of Christ, Nisan, 16. Jesus Christ died the day before a Sabbath, a Friday (John 19:31). On the Sabbath day (Saturday), the second day, Christ was in the tomb. “The day after the Sabbath” (Sunday), the third day, Jesus Christ has been resurrected (John 20:1 “the first day of the week” is Sunday in the Jewish calendar). Therefore, the “firstfruits” of the harvest represent the resurrection of Christ. And it is confirmed by the apostle Paul, under inspiration: “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death” (1 Corinthians 15:20). It is this text that clearly suggests that the resurrection is a future “harvest” of humans brought back to life by God, through Christ: “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death”.

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