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Friday, April 6, 2018

Yom HaBikkuwriym, Day of First Fruits, Newsletter Abib 20/April 7th 2018

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, April 7th 2018
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Chag Sameach Yom HaBikkuriym!

Translation: Happy Festival of the Day of First Fruits!



Beloved of YaHuWaH, you wont want to miss this weeks Shabbat podcast, because we are going to be doing something different than our usual Towrah Portion reading.

Instead, we are going to study and discuss from the scriptures, the Feast of First Fruits, and it's connection to our Messiahs resurrection.

We will be answering all your questions related to Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, the timing of the resurrection, and more!

So please tune in, if you have any questions pertaining to the following topics:

1.) The Lunar Sabbath error, and how it has caused many to count 100 days rather than 50 days leading up to Shabuot/Pentecost.

See the blog: The Lunar Sabbath Controversy:


2.) Passover: Did Messiah eat the Passover Meal the night before he died? Do we eat the Passover Meal on the 14th or the 15th of Abib?

3.) Unleavened Bread: Does it begin on the evening of the 14th of Abib, or the evening of the 15th of Abib?

4.) Lent & Easter Sunday: What is Lent? Where did it originate? Does the name “Easter” come from the pagan goddess “Ishtar?” Did our Messiah resurrect on Sabbath before sundown, or on Sunday morning? And why is this important?

5.) Good Friday: Did our Messiah die on Good Friday? Why is this so important? How does Good Friday make our Messiah appear to be a false prophet? 

6.) First Fruits: The true resurrection day of our Messiah, and the beginning of the counting of the seven sabbaths leading up to Shabuot/Pentecost. Why does this matter?

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First Fruits Resurrection Day is coming this Ereb Shabbat, which is Saturday Evening going into Sunday! 

See this blog for greater understanding of the resurrection on Yom ha’Bikkuriym, aka Day of First-Fruits!

The Sabbath Resurrection: I will Raise Him Up on the Last Day! 

This coming Sabbath, April 7th, at sundown, is what is called THE FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS in Leviticus 23:9-14.

It is the self-same day of our Messiahs Resurrection, and immediately following that, the High Priest cut the first barley of the spring harvest.

The next day, during the morning sacrifice, he offered up the wave-sheaf offering as his FIRST FRUITS as soon as the sun went down.

Exactly When did our Messiah Resurrect from the Dead?

Was it on Sunday Morning? Or was it on the Sabbath Day?

You will be surprised to find out that the High Priest in the Temple harvested the first barley of the year immediately after our Messiah resurrected!

He then offered up the Wave Sheaf Offering of “First-Fruits” of the Barley the morning after our Messiah resurrected!

First Fruits Offering At Sundown or Sunrise?

There seems to be some question as to when the High Priest was to offer the wave sheaf offering in the Temple according to Leviticus 23:11:

“....And he shall wave the sheaf before YHWH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.”

Yahuwshuwa Messiah acted as the Passover sacrifice, but when he resurrected he was the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek who was commanded to “wave” the first fruits offering of souls before YaHuWaH “on the morrow after the Sabbath.” 

Romiym (Romans) 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the FIRST FRUITS of the Ruwach/Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 15:20 But now is Mashiyach (Messiah) risen from the dead, and become the FIRST FRUITS of them that slept.

1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 15:23 But every man in his own order: Mashiyach (Messiah) the FIRST FRUITS: afterward they that are Mashiyach’s at his coming.

Ya’aqob (James) 1:18 Of his own will he has begotten us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of FIRST FRUITS of his creatures.

The Hebrew word for “first fruits” is bikkuwr, and that is why it is called Yom Ha’Bikkuwriym,meaning  Day of the First-Fruits.

Our Mashiyach, Yahuwshuwa is our eternal High Priest after the order of Malkiy-Tzedeq (Melchizedek), and he himself offered up the first fruits of the souls that he redeemed in the lowest parts of the earth (Ephesians 4:8-10).

But when exactly did he do this? When was the High Priest scheduled to offer the “first fruits?” When was “the morrow after the Sabbath” to begin?

We can glean some understanding of when this took place from the historical account in the Talmud:

As for when the High Priests were to offer the Wave Sheaf Offering, it is historically proven that it was offered at the close of the Sabbath at sundown. Though Scripture specifies the day the wave sheaf was to be cut, it gives no specific time of day to cut it. Jewish history from the Second Temple period gives an interesting insight.

The second-century Mishnah affirms that, when the Sadducees controlled the Temple, the sickle was put to the grain just as the sun was going down on the weekly Sabbath (Menahot 10:1-4, Jacob Neusner translation, pp. 753-754). The book, Biblical Calendars, states, “The Boethusians [Temple priests] reaped [the firstfruits sheaf] at the going out of the Sabbath” (p. 218. Additional information can be found in the section titled “Temple Service,” p. 280, as well as in The Temple: Its Ministry and Services by Alfred Edersheim, 1994, pp. 203-205). The New Testament’s silence on this Sadducean practice—along with its agreement with the ritual’s fulfillment in Messiah—must be construed as acceptance of its validity.

The priests began to make the first cutting right at the end of the Sabbath, continuing over into the first day of the week, when the bulk of the work would be done. The ritual, however, was not complete until the sheaf was offered (waved) before Elohiym the following morning, or more precisely, between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Some might object to the reaping of the sheaf in the closing minutes of the Sabbath because it is a day of rest when no work is to be done. After one understands the full reason for it, as well as Yahuwshuwa’s direct statement that a priest is blameless in the performance of his required duties (Matthew 12:5), any objections to the practice disappear.

The Conclusion:

Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach resurrected at Havdalah (exiting the Sabbath).

Afterward, he went to the heavenly Temple as the High Priest to wave the “first fruits offering.”

However, it was not barley that he waved.

Instead, Yahuwshuwa waved before YaHuWaH, the souls of men as his first-fruits offering!

His resurrection on the seventh day of the week points us to the Sabbath Millennium when he will also resurrect his bride in the final wheat harvest at the last day!

Some are confused as to why we did not celebrate the resurrection of Messiah this past Sunday.

Here is the reason why:

In some years, Passover happens to fall on the 4th day of the week (Wednesday) as it did the year that Yahuwshuwa died in 30 C.E. This is primarily because the Hebrew Calendar is based on Lunar Cycles.

In those years where it duplicates 30 C.E., we have the same scenario of “three days and three nights” landing at the end of the weekly Sabbath on the 7th day of the week.

However, the Feast of First Fruits, (when our Messiah resurrected), does not always fall on the 18th of Abib (three days and three nights after Passover).

Our Messiah died on Passover/Pesach in the afternoon (3:00 p.m.) on the 14th of Abib, when the Passover Lamb is supposed to be killed “between the two evenings.”

He was buried that night before the sun went down, and his body was laid in the tomb by the 15th of Abib, which began the Feast of Unleavened Bread. We begin counting “three days and three nights” from the moment he drew his last breath.

If you count exactly 72 hours later (3 periods of 24 hours), he resurrected BEFORE the sun went down on the weekly Sabbath day, which was the 7th day of the week. Thus, he died on the 4th day of the week (what we today call Wednesday), and he resurrected on the 7th day of the week (Sabbath).

Matthew 28:1 confirms this:


“In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn [dusk] toward the first day of the week, came Miryam (Mary) Magdalene and the other Miryam (Mary) to see the sepulchre.”

The Greek word for “dawn” (ephiphosko) means “to draw on… the beginning of something, a mixture of light and darkness.”

It is equivalent to the Hebrew word “nesheph” which can mean either “dusk,” before sundown, or “dawn,” before sunrise.

So you see, the Greek word for “dawn” used in Matthew 28:1 can mean either dawn or dusk (twilight). The KJV translators thought this was on Sunday Morning, but it was at the end of the Sabbath as it began to grow dark. The new calendar date of the week began to “dawn” at the end of the weekly Sabbath (Saturday evening) before sundown.

The new calendar date changes at sundown according to Genesis 1:5.

In that year when our Messiah died, Passover fell on the 4th day of the week, but it does not always fall on the 4th day of the week.

Hence, First Fruit does not always fall on the 18th of Abib, which is 3 days after the 14th of Abib. This year, Passover fell on the 1st day of the week, rendering First Fruits on the following Sabbath at sundown.

First Fruits always falls on the first day of the week (Saturday after sundown into Sunday):

Wayyiqra (Levitcus) 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before YHWH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Some people think that the “sabbath” that is being spoken of in the above verse, is the High Sabbath of Unleavened Bread. However, the Hebrew word for a “High Sabbath” is always “shabbatown.”

The Hebrew word for the weekly seventh day Sabbath is “shabbat.” In Leviticus 23:11, the word is “shabbat” not “shabbatown.”

This is the reason why the resurrection day is not always going to fall three days and three nights after Passover. We count the resurrection day on “First Fruits,” because that is the Feast that he resurrected on.

In the year that he died, First Fruits just happened to fall 3 days and 3 nights after Passover.

See these blog links below for better understanding:

Three Days & Three Nights in the Heart of the Earth: The Good Friday Myth:


Messiah is the First & the Last Passover:


The Word “Easter” in the King James Version of the Bible:

I’ve noticed that everyone wants to discredit the KJV Scriptures due to the fact that they use the word “Easter” instead of Passover (Pascha in Greek) in Acts 12:4.

However, if you read Acts 12:3-4 in CONTEXT, it becomes obvious WHY the KJV translators thought that this word should be “Easter.”

Here is an explanation of why the King James Translators used the word “Easter” in ONE ISOLATED place in the entire New Testament Scriptures:


The translators apparently thought that Herod arrested Keefa (Peter) during the days of Unleavened Bread, and was holding him until AFTER the days of Unleavened Bread, intending to kill him on Herod's favorite pagan holiday---Easter!

Dr. David Daniel’s explains in this article that the KJV translators did this on purpose. They deduced that if Keefa (Peter) was arrested during the days of Unleavened Bread, and then held until AFTER the days of Unleavened Bread, this could not have been on Passover, since Passover comes BEFORE the days of Unleavened Bread.

Their deduction was that Herod, (being a pagan), would have wanted to kill Keefa/Peter on his favorite pagan holiday, which is Easter.

Even though I think the KJV translators got it wrong, their motives were not to treat Passover and Easter as if they are the same thing!

They deduced that Passover came first on the 14th, and “Then were the days of Unleavened Bread” on the 15th of Abib (Acts 12:4).

If the KJV translators were bent on using the word “Easter” instead of “Passover,” then why didn’t they do so in EVERY OTHER PLACE where the word “Passover” appears in the scriptures?

Shabbat Shalom, family in Messiah!

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Weekly Towrah Portions & Feast Portions for the past two weeks:

Abib 13/March 31st 2018: Shemini/Eighth — שמיני

Towrah (Wayyiqra) Leviticus 9:1-11:47.

Nabiym (Prophets) Shemu’EL Beyt (2nd Samuel) 6:1-7:17.

Briyth Chadashah (Renewed Covenant) Mattityahuw (Matthew) 3:11-17.

April 1st 2018: Readings for the 1st Day of Chag Matzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread):

Towrah (Shemoth) Exodus 33:12 – 34:25.

Nabiym (Prophets) Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 44.

Briyth Chadashah (Renewed Covenant) (Chazown (Revelation) 15:1-4.

Abib 20/April 7th 2018: Tazria/ She will conceive — תזריע

Towrah (Wayyiqra) Leviticus 12:1-13:59.

Nabiym (Prophets) Melakiym Beyt (2nd Samuel) 4:42-5:19.

Briyth Chadashah (Renewed Covenant) Luqas (Luke) Luke 2:22-35.

Readings for the 7th day of Chag Matzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread), Abib 21/April 8th:

Towrah (Shemoth) Exodus 13:17- 15: 27; Bamidbar (Numbers) 28:19-25.

Nabiym (Prophets) Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 44.

Briyth Chadashah (Renewed Covenant) Revelation 1:4; Qorintiym Aleph (1st Corinthians) 10:1-4.

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Shabbat Shalom mishpachah & Chag Sameach Yom HaBikkuriym for the last day of Matzah!

With all the love of our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa,

Maria Merola Wold

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