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Christians or Jews - What is the Spiritual significance of Jesus being the wave sheaf offering?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    ditto to Ruth

    Jesus is NO part of Judaism and inserting him into Jewish belief or practice is an egregious sin, a direct violation of God's commandments to the Jewish people to never worship anything on earth or in heaven before God..and God does not become a human, that is also clearly stated in Torah. Human sacrifice is an abomination in Torah and metes the worst punishments from God. It plays no part of Judaism.

    Please leave Jews and Judaism out of further questions about Jesus. He plays NO part of the Jewish religion.

    Period.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Victorian-era Messianic Jewish scholar Dr. Alfred Edersheim explains this very well, so I will quote him from his book "The Temple: Its Ministry and Services":

    "Turning from this to what may be called its higher application, under the Christian dispensation, we find that the word rendered ‘firstfruits’ occurs just seven times in the New Testament. These seven passages are: Romans 8:13; Romans 11:16; Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; 1 Corinthians 16:15; James 1:18; Revelation 14:4. If we group these texts appropriately, one sentence of explanation may suffice in each case. First, we have 1 Cor 15:20, 23, as the commencement of the new harvest -- the Lord Jesus Himself, risen from the dead, the ‘firstfruits’— the first sheaf waved before the Lord on the second Paschal day, just as Christ actually burst the bonds of death at that very time. Then, in fulfilment of the Pentecostal type of the first loaves, we read of the primal outpouring of the Holy Spirit, dispensed on the day of Pentecost. The presentation of the firstfruits is explained by its application to such instances as Romans 16:5, and 1 Corinthians 16:15 (in the former of which passages the reading should be Asia, and not Achaia), while the character of these firstfruits is shown in James 1:18. The allusion in Romans 11:16 is undoubtedly to the ‘first of the dough,’ and so explains an otherwise difficult passage. The apostle argues, that if God chose and set apart the fathers—if He took the first of the dough, then the whole lump (the whole people) is in reality sanctified to Him; and therefore God cannot, and ‘hath not cast away His people which He foreknew.’"

    The entirety of the chapter is quite fascinating and can be found here: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/edersheim/temple.xxi.html

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why do you keep asking questions of Jews when you think you already know the answer from a Christian point of view?

    answer: None. Jesus is irrelevant in Judaism and is NOWHERE in the Tanakh

    no one can take on the sins of another in Judaism

    G-d cannot become human or have offspring in Judaism

    G-d rejects human sacrifice

    The Jewish Messiah will be human and will NOT be worshiped.

    # # #

    How on earth can someone be so twisted up to think I, Lorna and other Jews here are "Messianic Jews" - ridiculous and kinda laughable.

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  • HAYAH
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    After leaving the grave, later He came back to His grave site and saw a woman there. She thought that He was the gardener because He had a piece of wave shelf. It represented His being the First Resurrected Body through that symbol that He had in His hand. The first Fruit of the Harvest. {Human Harvest, that is} He is the First one to be resurrected. And believers follow him through that process in the resurrection.

    This Divine Plan represents a Harvest in which God will separate the wheat (good, only in the lord and not by merit.) and the tares(original sinners who never repented). These are Spiritual analogies.

    The carnal mind can not conceive it. Only those with God's spirit can see this truth.

    Not all will agree because they stumble at the cross.

    Jesus could have saved Himself but decided that our lives was worth it. He trust His Father just like Abraham did; that His Father would bring Him back and Yes, His Father did.

    It's because of the cross that He saved a wretch like me.

    Source(s): John 20: 15.
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  • 1 decade ago

    The wave sheaf of firstfruits was waved toward heaven to symbolize a presentation to God for its acceptance. This is explained in Paul's Passover letter. Paul is explaining the meaning of Passover and the Days of Unleavened bread.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    <<Messianic Jew and people like Lona pick and choose what they wish, I couldn't care less about them. To answert the question, the sheave offering was about the first fruits of the land, an offering to God, as was jesus in his death an atonement offering to God. Also remember jesus saying unless a sheave of wheat fall to the ground to be reborn it will not bare fruit, just as wheat is 'threshed', beaten to purify it from the grains, then made into Bread, the manna of life. Also the First friuts, Shavuot, should be the time of the rapture as the believers in Christ will be first fruits in the earthly resurrection, the damned coming much later.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not only do christians try and take over every symbol and sign from every religion and society they also try and insert their god man into our religion.

    Is this the most insulting and ignorant of actions ever or what?

    Source(s): Lona Jewess by choice.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If the wave offering is accepted, the entire crop is accepted.

    Christ is the first fruits of them that slept...

    Because he was accepted, we are accepted in the beloved.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Christ Is Literally Present in the Bread & Wine, of the Blessed Sacrament.

    Source(s): -Catholic Christian
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