144,000 First Fruits
Leviticus 23:15-17 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto Yahuweh. 17Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto Yahuweh.
Revelation 14:1-5 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. 2And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Zephaniah 3:12-13 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of Yahuweh. 13The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Verse 8 in chapter 3 says the indignation of Yahuweh, which occurs in the first 3 ½ years. This feast is two days beginning and the end, Α/Ω
These firstfruits appear on Pentecost / Shavos. Revelation 7:1-12 is the sealing of these 144,000 that are left behind to witness in the greatest evangical gathering since the resurrection. After they are sealed, we and the Old Testament saints appear in heaven waving palms. The first fruits appear again before the mid-trib ingathering of those who refused the mark of the beast, loose their lives and sing the song of Moses. Revelation 15:2 before the wrath of God is poured out in Revelation 16. Zephaniah is describing this group and mission. These will minister to those left behind, foolish virgins, those committing sins unto death, (I John 5:16-18) those unworthy, that fell to judge themselves in communion. They will be chastened unto death (Isaiah 57:16-18)
Zephaniah 1:6-8 And them that are turned back from Yahuweh;(Micah 7) and those that have not sought Yahuweh, nor enquired for him.(Luke 13:25; Matthew 7:23)
7Hold thy peace at the presence of (Yahuweh who saves) GOD: for the day of Yahuweh is at hand: for Yahuweh hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests. 8And it shall come to pass in the day of Yahuweh’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
Father time is short. Open eyes of understanding. Your salvation is eternal, Your judgments altogether right. YAH though You slay me,
yet will I praise You.
Halle lu YAH!