Holyday #3 is about the Spring Harvest of saints called the “Firstfruits“, and is called in the Scriptures “The Feast of Firstfruits” and “Pentecost“.
Most do not realize that The Kingdom of Heaven is coming in two phases: 1) A Spring Harvest, and 2) A Fall Harvest. Most likely, the four seasons were created to reinforce this two-harvest spiritual plan, and not vice-versa.
The Creator’s Seven Annual Holydays are described in Leviticus 23, and include these Spring and Fall Holydays.
The Spring Harvest occurs JUST BEFORE the Messiah returns (Holyday #4), and AFTER the miraculous transformation of the desert (Holyday #2, Isaiah 55.13). These are special people from all nations (Rev 5.9-10) who are chosen and trained FIRST (Firstfruits) to learn how to be kings and priests that can assist the Messiah reign during the Millenium (Rev 20.4).
The Fall Harvest occurs AFTER the Messiah returns, and includes the Millenium (Holyday #6) and the Last Great Day (Holyday #7).
The Scriptures have many references to this Spring Harvest of these special people who become a Holy Nation just before the Messiah returns:
1 Pet 2.9-10
“But you are a… HOLY NATION… a PEOPLE“.
Those special people who have been called and converted are already a “NATION”. We just have not been gathered yet. That will happen after the 2nd Annual Holyday is fulfilled. Then we will fulfill the type that the Old testament Israelites set. We will succeed and do it right this time, not making the same mistakes they committed, and thereby proving that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is what is needed to truly to live the Law of Love, Faith and Trust!
“Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you.“
There will come a time when a “call” will go out for the chosen ones to gather together as a nation!
“Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.“
The “Secret Garden” in the desert is coming!! The true saints in the last days BEFORE the Messiah’s return will return to the “Garden of Eden”, and this time, by the power of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, make the RIGHT CHOICES of FAITH and TRUST as an example to the world that the Law of LOVE and COOPERATION can and does work!
“…Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert…To give drink to My chosen people.“
Something NEW and MIRACULOUS is going happen in the DESERT for a “chosen people“!
“…I will make the wilderness a pool of water And the dry land fountains of water… That they may see and recognize, And consider and gain insight as well, That the hand of the LORD has done this, And the Holy One of Israel has created it.“
It will be a BIG and SUPERNATURAL event that will astound the world… and even the heavenly beings surrounding the throne of the Creator will be amazed at the display of creative power (Rev 4.11)!
“The wilderness and the desert will be glad… The scorched land will become a pool And the thirsty ground springs of water… And the ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion…“
Once the desert miracle occurs, then the saints will know where to gather to return to the Creator!
“You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;… You have crowned the year with Your bounty,… The pastures of the wilderness drip… They shout for joy, yes, they sing.”
Notice the reference to “the year”. Is this not talking about the year of the “transformation of the desert”, during which it blossoms into an oasis, and during which those called by the Creator gather to it to officially establish the “Pentecost Nation” on the next Feast of Pentecost, a year later?
Ps 96.1; 98.1
“Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth… O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things,…”
This miraculous event will be recognized by the entire world, and inspire a “new song”!
“And they sang a new song,… for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
This “new song” will even be sung by the heavenly beings, singing recognition of the Messiah as the Passover because the “desert miracle” will be seen as the fulfillment of the 2nd Annual Holyday, and the beginning of the “Pentecost Nation” – a gathering of peoples from all nations.
Isa 14.24, 27
“The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,…“
NOTHING can stop this miracle from happening as planned by the Creator!
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;…So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
This event is as sure as the rain causes the grass to grow!
Micah 4.6-7, 10
“In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will assemble the lame And gather the outcasts, Even those whom I have afflicted. I will make the lame a remnant And the outcasts a strong nation, And the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on and forever.“
The remnant will become a STRONG NATION!!
“Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame… Before the decree takes effect… The day passes like the chaff… Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD’S anger comes upon you.”
We are to gather to the desert garden BEFORE the Messiah returns on the Feast of Trumpets, the 4th Annual Holyday!
“…At that time I will bring you in, Even at the time when I gather you together; Indeed, I will give you renown and praise Among all the peoples of the earth, When I restore your fortunes before your eyes,” Says the LORD.“
The gathering will be an BIG event witnessed by all nations, and the remnant’s fame and wealth will be restored!
“The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God… Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with equity.“
Notice that PAST tense of the above verbs referring to the BIG event in the desert, and then the FUTURE tense of the verbs referring to the coming of the Messiah. Clearly, the BIG event in the desert occurs BEFORE the return of the Messiah!!
“This will be written for the generation to come, That a peopleyet to be created may praise the LORD.
Notice that future a generation will be created as a “people”. The word “people” is #5971 in Strong’s Concordance, and can also mean a “nation“. In verse 13, it refers to “Zion”, the true church, and that her “appointed time” of receiving compassion has come, and that, as a result, “the nations will fear the name of the Lord”… “when the peoples are gathered together… to serve the Lord” (Ps 102.22). Doesn’t this indicate that certain people chosen from all peoples and nations on Earth will come together to become a “nation” in their own right and serve the Creator – and NOT be in “commerce” serving the god of this world?
“And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout….So that they might keep His statutes And observe His laws, Praise the LORD!”
It will be necessary for the Creator to once again bring His People out of the “Egypt” of this world, its ways and environment, in order to provide the physical and spiritual healing needed for them to become an example and light to the world, proving that the Creator’s Way of Love, His Commandments, will work in this world if people would only believe and do them! The ancient Israelites failed at this, not only to show us that it is not possible without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, but also that when His “Holy Nation” in the transformed desert does succeed, we will understand it was not by our own power, but because we, upon each of us performing the requirements of repentance, baptism and laying on of hands, have received the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit from the Father, making it possible for us to obey and thereby blessed beyond measure.
Ps 107.1-7, 35-43
“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary; And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south… He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water; And there He makes the hungry to dwell, So that they may establish an inhabited city,”
There is coming a “Gathering” of the “redeemed” from all over the world, from the East, West, North and South. This does NOT describe what happened at the Exodus. Neither is it referring to what happens at the return of the Messiah, since that “gathering” refers to the 12 Tribes – NOT the “redeemed”. The saints are now wandering in a spiritual wilderness, in a desert region (the world of commerce without the outpouring love of the Holy Spirit). But they will be led to an inhabited city once the desert is miraculously transformed, and become the “Pentecost Nation”!
“Was it not You who dried up the sea, The waters of the great deep; Who made the depths of the sea a pathway For the redeemed to cross over? So the ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion…”
The “sea” today is the “admiralty/maritime” juridisdiction that is blocking the way of escape of the “ransomed” people from the modern Egypt of the world of fictions. That “sea” will become as dry as the desert, so that the “ransomed” can escape by standing “on the land” of Divine Law and reality, and come to “Zion” – the “Pentecost Nation”.
“The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That allthe ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God. Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean; But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
Notice the past tense of these verbs. Something HAS happened – a DIVINE MIRACLE of DELIVERANCE – that the entire planet acknowledges and that enables His People to leave peacefully. The Creator will lead the way and follow them to be sure no one is left behind. This is special gathering that occurs BEFORE the Tribulation, because then the “remnant” will be left behind and will have to flee for their lives (Rev 12.13-17).
“For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.”
The Creator will seem far off at the end of the Church eras, especially in the 7th Laodicean era. But the damatic fulfillment of the 2nd Holyday will trigger the awakening of His People, and then the “gathering” will occur!
“the LORD will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.”
The area where the “called out ones” are gathered will be supernaturally protected with an “energy shield” acting as a “canopy”.
Isa 62.1-2, 10-12
“And they will call them, “The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD”; And you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken.””
These “holy people” become the “Holy Nation”, the “Pentecost Nation”, in fulfillment of the 3rd Holyday.
“Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation. They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.”
Psalm 22 recounts the last thoughts of the Messiah as He was dying. It is awesome to realize His last thoughts were about the people who would finally understand the sacrifice He made, the payment (performance) He made when He died on the cross. The “posterity” is the last generation before His return. They will serve Him as the “Holy Nation” fulfilling the 3rd Holyday witness, declaring the truth of His righteousness as the payment for all sins, enabling the period of amnesty and forgiveness extended to all just before His return, so no one has an excuse for not coming out of this world of commerce and competition and into His “Holy Nation”.
“Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed.”
The miraculous fulfillments of the 2nd and 3rd Holydays will amaze and confound the wise of this world. But the saints will understand and respond.
Isa 28.16, 21
“Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone… For the LORD will rise up… To do His task, His unusual task, And to work His work, His extraordinary work.”
Something unusual and extraordinary is about to occur in “Zion” (the church)! The fulfillment of the 2nd Holyday is going to be a BIG EVENT!
“How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it.”
His people from around the world will gather to the transformed desert as His “Pentecost Nation”.
“Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while, until indignation runs its course. For behold, the LORD is about to come out from His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;”
This show that the time setting of the “Pentecost Nation” is BEFORE the end of this world, BEFORE the indignation from the Creator to punish the “inhabitants of the earth”. So it definitely is BEFORE the return of the Messiah, as pictured by the 4th Holyday. The people of the Pentecost Nation, will “Hide for a little while” until the Great Tribulation and Wrath of the Lord is over.
“But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.”
The people of the Pentecost Nation will be hidden for about 3 1/2 years in the “wilderness”, in “her place”. So the Pentecost Nation occurs BEFORE this period of world turmoil. And it appears that these people “fly” from the area where the Pentecost Nation was established to another place in the “wilderness”.
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.”
The Pentecost Nation will not “charge” for anything. Its way of living will be a stark contrast to the world of commerce and competition. It will prove to the world that the Creator’s way of love, cooperation and sharing does indeed work to produce happiness, health and prosperity for all. Those who have wanted to come out of “Babylon” will now have a place to go, and live, for FREE!
Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.”
The Pentecost Nation will be established as the type of how it will be in the new heavens and new earth. Everything will be “without cost”… just as it was in the beginning in the Garden of Eden.
Rev 22.1-7, 17
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
This is the exact same invitation that is given to the people at the time of the Pentecost Nation (Isa 55.1). Obviously, the Pentecost Nation” is a type, and it has an awesome mission and example to accomplish in the plan of the Creator depicted by the Annual Holydays.
“Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness, … Therefore I swore in My anger, Truly they shall not enter into My rest.”
The people called as the Pentecost Nation must NOT make the same mistake that their ancestors made. When we see the miraculous transformation of the desert occur, we had better respond and gather together in that place immediately to become His Holy Nation. If we don’t, our ancestor died in vain in providing that warning to us today, and, more critically, we will not be allowed to enter into the Fall Millenial Kingdom at the Messiah’s return.
“Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.”
The Pentecost Nation is a type of that Millenial rest, and we must obey the call to gather when it goes out.
“Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it.”
The “everlasting sign” of the transformation of the desert, somewhere in Jacob (Ps 53.6; 59.13; 98.3; 99.4), will be the “call” for us to gather! Notice that it is in “Jacob”, the “House of Israel” where this miraculous sign will occur – NOT in Judah (modern “Israel”). I believe “Jacob” descendants migrated to NW Europe, with “Joseph” (his 2 sons) inhabiting England (Ephraim) and America (Manasseh). I believe the desert area of southwestern North America is where the miracle will occur. It will be in an area where it will NOT be able to be explained away as a “natural event”.
“Now not with you alone am I making this covenant and this oath, but both with those who stand here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God and with those who are not with us here today”
The covenant and oath to be His Holy Nation also applies to us today! Their whole history was intended to be a guide for us today – to do it right this time (1 Cor 1.6, 11)!
“Then the LORD your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers; if you obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statuteswhich are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.”
The context of these verses is AFTER the Messiah returns, which is AFTER both the blessings and curses of Lev 26 and Duet 28 have played out in the history of the 12 Tribes of Israel. However, the important point here is that “His Statutes” (the Annual Holydays of Lev 23) are NOT obsolete. They will still be enforced! In fact, that was the very purpose of the Creator delivering His People from Egypt, “so that they might keep His Statutes, and observe His Laws” (Ps 105.45). Their mission was to be a “model nation” of His Way of Life, His Way of Love! And our mission today as His “Pentecost Nation” is the same, and is also wonderfully outlined in Psalms 96-102.
“For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant.”
This is a warning to us today, to NOT forget the Creator once we become prosperous in the “Pentecost Nation”. The Creator knew it would happen back then, because they did not have the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit in them. However, we today will have that power upon conversion, and will be able to do it right this time. Even so, some in the Pentecost Nation may not have really been converted, or neglect to grow in faith, and may not be willing to leave the desert oasis when the time comes to “fly into the wilderness” during the last 3 1/2 years before the Messiah returns.
“They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers.”
We must not repeat the mistakes of our ancestors. We must do it right this time!
“You have heard; look at all this. And you, will you not declare it? I proclaim to you new things from this time, Even hidden things which you have not known. They are created now and not long ago; And before today you have not heard them, So that you will not say, `Behold, I knew them.'”
The announcement of the “Everlasting Sign” and the “Pentecost Nation” has been reserved until the time just before the return of the Messiah. No one has ever heard this message before! But it has been hidden in plain sight – in the Annual Holydays of Leviticus 23, and in Isaiah, Psalms and Revelation. The time is NOW to proclaim the fulfillment of Holydays #2 and #3, BEFORE they occur, so that, when they DO occur, you may believe the message in the Annual Holydays – that they are the plan and timeline for the salvation of all of mankind! And that the churches of Revelation 2 and 3 were “eras” corresponding to the 7 days of Unleavened Bread. This will become clear when the 2nd Holyday occurs on the last “7th” day of Unleavened Bread, the 7th “Laodicean Era” of the church eras. It will become so clear that many will respond and gather within the next year to celebrate that next Pentecost, Holyday #3, as the “Pentecost Nation”!
Isa 49.1, 3, 8-26
Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar… He said to Me, “You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory… Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His peopleAnd will have compassion on His afflicted… For your waste and desolate places and your destroyed land– Surely now you will be too cramped for the inhabitants, And those who swallowed you will be far away.”
His People, His Servants from “peoples from afar” will shout for joy when they are “comforted” and gathered in the desert oasis. However, the fulfillment of these verses as the “Pentecost Nation” will also serve as a type for the later fulfillment of these verses when this occurs on a greater scale at the fulfillment of the “Last Great Day” Holyday #7.
“Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God… A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.”
There will be a highway in the desert to travel to the “Pentecost Nation”.
But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; And the Most High Himself will establish her. The LORD will count when He registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah.
The “Pentecost Nation” will have babies born in this desert oasis. It will become sovereign territory, reserved by the Creator for His use.
“Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her towers;”
These “towers” indicate that there will be mountains surrounding “Zion” (the church) at some point in time.
Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’
The “Pentecost Nation” will be a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation“! This is exactly what is prophesied to occur in Revelation 5.9-10. “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Notice it says “have made“! This is something that, at that point in time in Revelation 4, had already occurred! This is showing that a “kingdom” does occur BEFORE the Messiah returns, and it becomes more obvious upon review of all related verses, that this kingdom fulfills the 3rd Holyday!
“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
This “Pentecost Nation” is going to be set up at the time of the 10 kings (toes) being alive… the last rulers of the Babylon system before its destruction. It, this “Pentecost Nation” kingdom, will crush and end all thse kingdoms. Therefore, it, this “Pentecost Nation” kingdom, exists on the earth BEFORE the Messiah returns.
And it will come about in the last days That the mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains. “In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will assemble the lame And gather the outcasts, Even those whom I have afflicted. I will make the lame a remnant And the outcasts a strong nation, And the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on and forever.”
The “Pentecost Nation” will become a “strong nation” in the “last days”. The “last days” are the last days BEFORE the Messiah’s return. The Creator will assemble and gather them into a “kingdom”.
“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
There will be a restoration of knowledge BEFORE the Messiah’s return. People will understand who their ancestors were, and that a great plan is being worked out in earth, and that the Annual Holydays depict that plan.
“Do not fear, O land, rejoice and be glad, For the LORD has done great things. Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full…. You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; Then My people will never be put to shame. It will come about after thisThat I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.
Notice especially the phrase “after this“. The pouring forth of the Holy Spirit happened in type on Pentecost in Acts 2. The fulfillment of this type is what this verse is referring to. This verse is talking about the fulfillment of Holyday #3 – Pentecost. The “after this” is referring to the previous wondrous event of the wilderness turning green and feeding His People. So, here is another confirmation that “after this” wondrous event of the “everlasting sign” in the desert fulfilling Holyday #2, comes the fulfillment of Holyday #3 – Pentecost – the pouring forth of the Holy Spirit upon all mankind. The door to all mankind will be open to join the “Pentecost Nation”. Their will be no racial or national discrimination about this invitation. All who want to come out of “Babylon” will be able to, and will be welcomed!
“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Notice that this verse does NOT say “This gospel of the COMING kingdom”! The context of the verse is about a kingdom that currently exists on the Earth! The entire world will witness the good news of the wealth and health of those dwelling in the “Pentecost Nation”. It will become a testimony that the Way of Love, Cooperation, and Sharing does work on this planet IF you submit to and follow the commandments and statutes (Holydays) of the Creator. Once the world has that proof before its own eyes, then they will have no excuse for not coming out of Babylon’s way of commerce, competition, and confusion. Then the end of the way of Babylon will begin, as the Creator allows mankind to experience the end result of that way of life, the way that leads to slavery, death and destruction. This verse succinctly proclaims the mission of the “Pentecost Nation” – it is a “kingdom witness” just BEFORE the end of this world and the return of the Messiah.