Dear John and doves, Michael is a contributor to my blog of very good articles which come in the form of comments left to some articles I post in my blog. In the past I have sent you his articles for posting in fivedoves and this one is the last I received today.
Submitted on 2011/02/26 at 2:24 pm
I don’t recommend putting on your pajamas and waiting on the roof, otherwise don’t set dates, but I find this interesting enough to share…
Of course you know April 21st is Nisan 17 “First Fruits”…
Nisan 17 in Jewish History
According to the Torah and traditional Jewish interpretation, other events that occurred on
Nisan 17 include the following:
1. Noah’s Flood Ended: Gen. 8:4. Note that the seventh month was later designated as
the first month at the time of the Exodus (Ex. 12:2). Our new creation in Messiah
began on the anniversary of the rebirth of the world.
2. Israel Crossed the Red Sea: Some sages believe that Israel crossed Yam Suf on this
date. They reason that from the crossing of the sea to the arrival at Sinai was 47 days
(Ex. 19). Three days later would mark the 50th day as the original occasion of Shavuot
and the commemoration of the giving of the Torah.
3. The Wave Sheaf offering was made at the Mishkan (and later, at the Temple). This
was the first fruit of the Spring barley harvest. This is the holiday of Reshit Chatzir.
4. Haman was hanged. According to various Jewish authorities, the villain Haman was
hanged on the gallows he had specifically prepared for Mordechai the Jew on this date.
5. Yeshua was resurrected on Nisan 17. In 1 Cor. 15:20-23 Paul clearly links the
firstfruit offering with the resurrection of Yeshua our Mashiach. Yeshua’s resurrection
was like a “wave offering” presented before the Father as the “firstfruits” of the harvest
to come! Moreover, Yeshua presented His firstfruits offering to the Father on this day
(Matt. 27:52-53). Yeshua is the first-begotten of the Father (Heb. 1:6); the Firstborn
of Creation (Col. 1:15-16); the first-begotten of the dead (Rev. 1:5) and is the
Firstfruits of those who are to be resurrected (1 Cor. 15:20-23). Baruch HaShem. And
just as He is our Firstfruits, so “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth,
that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created” (James 1:18).
12/16/2014 25 Kislev
4/21/2011 17 Nissan
Monday, April 18, 2011 Moon-Spica 00:04 Full Moon 04:44
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 17 Nissan