came to passe on the second Sabbath after the first, that he went
thorow the corne fields: and his disciples plucked the eares of corne,
and did eate, rubbing them in their hands” (Luke.6:1)
On the second Sabbath after the first, as you know, the feast of
unleavened bread is. And Scripture relations this day with the day when
they lifted up a sheaf of the firstfruits of the harvest (Lev.23:10,11).
In this verse (Luke 6:1) Scripture prophetically shows us the first day
of the rapture of the Church of the firstborn. It will be on Saturday.
Here is its very beginning: “At that time, Iesus went on the Sabbath
day thorow the corne” (Matt.12:1). Around there are sowed fields and
among them there is only a small part of ripe ears that they plucked and
did eat, rubbing them in their hands. Do you understand the prophetic
meaning? Hand of Jesus Christ Himself will touch the ripe ears.
Scripture, prophetically, calling these ripe ears of corn the first
sheaf of the harvest, says: “hee shall waue the sheafe before the
Lord” (Lev.23:11). Rubbing ears “in their hands”, they blew
the husks from their hands. Bare grains remained in their hands. Husk,
prophetically, means our shell - the body. In another type (Gen.39:12)
this “husk” is called garment.
And how will be entire harvest gathered? It will be cut with a sickle!
Here the Scripture shows us one of the two harvest. If the first sheaf
of the harvest is harvested by hand, then the rest of the harvest is
collected by the reapers - by harvesting knives. This means that His
faithful will be gathered and raptured with Him, but those who follow
them will be killed (Rev.6:9), in order to subsequently be with Him.
One, seemingly unremarkable verse, has at once so many truths.
“And certaine of the Pharisees said vnto them, Why doe yee that
which is not lawfull to doe on the Sabbath dayes?
And Iesus answering them, said, Haue yee not read so much as this what
Dauid did, when himselfe was an hungred, and they which were with him:
How he went into the house of God, and did take and eate the Shew
bread, and gaue also to them that were with him, which it is not
lawful to eate but for the Priests alone?” (Luke.6:2-4)
Before us is the prototype of the feast of unleavened bread in the
Tabernacle of heaven. “David and they who were with him” will enter in
the house of God, the heavenly Tabernacle, and take the Shew bread,
“which it is not lawful to eate but for the Priests alone” Scripture
prophetically says that those who will enter the heavenly Tabernacle and
take the Shew bread are Priests. It will happen after gatherings upon
the first day of the week.
So, the feast of unleavened bread, according to the ceremonial Law,
indicates to us on the first day in the heavenly Tabernacle. And yet,
the name itself characterizes those who are celebrating and this day
itself. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is the Feast of the Firstborn. And
here is something to rejoice. Every person participating in the rapture
of the Church of the firstborn will be freed from his sinful nature.
Here is how the Scripture prophetically speaks of this:
“¶ Now when Iesus was risen early, the first day of the weeke, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seuen
The sinful nature of a man is compared with the seven devils, with the
old leaven. Now it is clear why the Scriptures call the firstborns in
the Tabernacle of heaven unleavened bread:
“Purge out therefore the olde leauen, that ye may be a new lumpe,
as ye are vnleauened. For euen Christ our Passeouer is sacrificed for
Therefore, let us keep the feast not with the sinful nature, “neither
with the leauen of malice and wickednesse,” but with the new nature
“of sinceritie and trueth” (1Cor.5:8). Just as a dough without an
old sourdough becomes unleavened, so a firstborn without a sinful nature
is a new person. Or rather, almost a new person, because the
propitiation sacrifice has not been offered to God, which means the
atonement has not yet been received. When the disciples rubbed the ears
with their hands and blew off the husks, they had bare grains in their
hands, it was like a soul without a body. The firstborns in the
Tabernacle of heaven will be delivered from sinful flesh, like grains
from husk. Only this “bare grain” will not receive a glorious body,
until “the mysterie of God” is finished. To get a glorious body
means to gain immortality, which is impossible at this stage, if only
because it would underestimate future trials.
“Now þe feast of vnleuened bread drew nigh, which is called the
The feast of unleavened bread, according to ceremonial Law, was ever no
Passover. Please note that the Jewish holiday was approaching, not the
feast of the Lord. “And the Passeouer, a feast of the Iewes, was
nigh” (John 6:4). This means that Jewish tradition prevailed over
the law of Moses, and the feast of unleavened bread was called the
Passover. But now we are not interested in the historical circumstances
of that time, we are considering the prophetic significance of verses.
Although it must be said that it is precisely human errors,
misconception and traditions of the fathers that help the Scripture
Author, through the written text, to convey the true meaning contained
in the prophetic meaning of verses. So, what does the Author of
Scripture tell us in verse (Luke 22: 1)? The Passover supper in the
upper room, prophetically, shows us the future the “feast of
unleavened bread” in the heavenly Tabernacle, and at the same time
addresses us to the events in the land of Egypt, when all “all the
hosts of the Lord” came out of the land of Egypt at night