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On the day of Pentecost the children of Israel had to bring two loaves of the first fruit of wheat harvest to present them to the Lord …

On the day of Pentecost the children of Israel had to bring two loaves of the first fruit of wheat harvest to present them to the Lord
The first fruit has dual meanings: 1) the best effort you make unto the Lord; and 2) the 144,000.

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  • 1. The Fir! Fruits
  • 2. IntroductionOn the day of Pentecost the children ofIsrael had to bring two loaves of the firstfruit of wheat harvest to present them tothe LordThe first fruit has dual meanings: The best effort you make unto the Lord The 144,000We will first discuss what it means to giveour best effort to God ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 3. Our Best EffortsEach and every one of us must bring our firstfruit offering to the LordThat first fruit offering is our best effort untothe Lord & it begins with our heartsWhen you give your entire heart unto theLord, you put him above all elseWhat this means is that you will let nothing oranyone prevent you from obeying the laws ofGod because that is what he desires of you ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 4. Matthew 6: 33“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, andhis righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 5. Deuteronomy 6: 4-5“Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thyGod with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 6. Life Weighs Us DownLife can weigh us down including school,work, family, our health & appearanceBut none of these common aspects of yourlife can SAVE youOnly God can save you, therefore, he comesBEFORE all of these thingsRemember to give God his due & he will takecare of you...he will give you eternal life ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 7. Good vs. HolyTo distinguish between good &evil is a of course a mustWe must also be able todistinguish between good &holy, always choosing the holythings FIRST ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 8. Example Visiting the sick on the Sabbath vs.Worshiping the Lord at Church on Sabbath ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 9. Good vs. HolyVisiting the sick on the Sabbath would be anexample of a good deedWorshipping the Lord on the Sabbath wouldbe considered HOLY and is a part of the 4thcommandment of GodTherefore, visiting the sick, should not comebefore your obligation to give reverence toGod on his holy Sabbath ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 10. Who Are the 144,000? ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 11. 144,000The 144,000 are the first group ofpeople to be prepared fordeliverance during the time of theharvestThey are all descendants of Israelthat have been chosen by God12,000 people from each of thetribes are chosen (Revelations 7:1-8) ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 12. Revelations 14: 1 & 4 “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Fathers name written in their foreheads. These are they which were NOT defiledwith 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.” ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 13. “They Are Virgins”Spiritually speaking, to be a virgin that’snot defiled by a woman means to NOT becorrupted with false doctrine & idolatrypresented by the churches of this worldThere are a multitude of churches, rich,great, poor and small, each teachingvarious doctrines that intermingle God’struth with their own traditions & beliefs ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 14. Pure DoctrineOne might wonder with so manydifferent religions in this world howdo you determine who is telling thetruth and who is notPure doctrine, the truth, is strictlymeasured according to God’s law,which includes the 10commandments (Exodus 20: 1-17) ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 15. “They Follow the Lamb”The word ‘follow’ can be defined as: To accept the guidance, command, or leadership of To come or go after; proceed behindThe 144,000 accepts Christ’s guidance & leadership by obeying hislaw & steering away from the false doctrine of this worldThese are individuals that know the truth & obey the laws in itsentirety PRIOR to the 2nd coming of ChristDuring the 2nd coming of Christ, when the 144,000 has received theHoly Spirit, they will literally follow him wherever he goes ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 16. A Sign For All to SeeWhen Christ gathers the 144,000 & pours uponthem the Holy Spirit it will NOT be a secret but asign of God’s gloryThe entire world will know that this group existsIt will bring shock & dismay to the wicked but joy& hope to the children of God ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 17. Special Thanks To...This presentation was based on the class written by Evelyn Pointer entitled.... “The First Fruits” ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved
  • 18. Questions? For questions regarding this presentation please contact us viaemail at info@householdofisrael.org or by phone at 219.949.9308 Feel free to visit our website @ www.householdofisrael.org ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved