The First Sheaf of a Mighty Harvest

There’s a greater depth and significance to Passover beyond the seven-day biblical feast we are commanded to celebrate. 

Right as Passover ends, another feast begins: the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast of Sheaves. 

Biblical culture is directly connected with Israel’s history, as well as with the land of Israel, along with its landscape and the harvest cycle that begins right as Passover ends. 

It wasn’t a coincidence that Yeshua’s last supper was held during Passover Eve when all of Israel celebrated freedom from slavery and that it specifically took place during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 

The meaning of Passover is freedom from bondage, while the meaning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread points to taking out the impurities out of our lives and keeping ourselves clean. The Feast of Sheaves focuses on fully dedicating everything we have and everything we are to God.

Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord…

Leviticus 23:10-11

When it was time to collect the harvest, before taking it to the storage and enjoying the blessing and provision God provided, He instructed us to take the very first sheaf that was reaped and set it aside. It was to be taken to Jerusalem to be handed to the priests at the Temple who then would pray for that first sheaf of my entire harvest and dedicate all of it to the Lord. 

Sheaves (in Hebrew: Omer) were taken and waved before God, all while the priest would pray for the blessings to come over the fields and household of the one bringing the sheaf. 

It was a proclamation that everything I have, everything I own and everything I am belongs to the Lord. All my blessings come from God and I dedicate it all to Him!

The prophetic aspect of the dedication of sheaves was taking the very first and best fruit of my harvest and instead of eating it, it was about honouring God by giving Him first place in my life. 

Knowing that I am doing that in obedience to God by faith, bringing Him the offering of my first fruit, God’s blessings would come over my life and my fields, because the land is the Lord’s and everything in it is His, including myself. 

Before I enjoy my harvest and blessings, I honour God and dedicate it all to Him first. 

Honouring God as our portion is proclaiming that He is enough for us, which consequently opens doors to even greater blessings than ever before. 

God gave us three amazing and prophetic feasts in one season: Passover (freedom), Feast of Unleavened Bread (cleansing), and Feast of Sheaves (dedication of our harvest). 

Jesus is our Passover, our Unleavened Bread and God’s Firstborn, that very first Sheaf that was raised from the dead and waved before God as the first fruit of a mighty harvest that was to follow. 

We honour that by walking in Yeshua’s light and proclaiming that all our blessings belong to God, while we witness Him pouring them out over our fields, lives, families and even nations because harvest (revival) is coming.