- Messiah is the Bread of Life
- Measuring our lives by the Manna from Heaven
- Forty-nine days of measuring our lives by the Manna of Messiah
- The 49 days of Counting the Omer
Messiah is the Bread of Life:
A. The truth that precedes all other truths, the key that precedes all the other keys is that the Messiah is the Manna from Heaven!
B. The Omer is a derivative measurement of the volume of a one day portion of manna. Therefore, the Omer derives its (spiritual messianic) meaning and purpose from the Torah meaning of the Manna.
D. Therefore, from a literal point of view, when we retrace our journey out of Egypt to Mount Sinai (Israel and the Commonwealth of Israel) we are daily measuring the contents of our own inner-life by the “Measure of the Manna.” Since Messiah is the Manna from Heaven it only makes sense that we would be reading and meditating on His teaching during this very special time of the year.
Measuring our lives by the Manna from Heaven:
How do we daily measure our lives by the life of the Messiah?
The answer is simple. We accurately measure the content of our lives by conforming ourselves to His Teaching. What way could we better count the 49-days than to examine ourselves by the 49-meshalim (parables) of Messiah? What better way could we count the seven weeks that prepared our Jewish ancestors for receiving the gift of the Father, the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit, than to meditate on the teachings of M’shicho (His Messiah).
Forty-nine days of measuring our lives by the Manna of Messiah:
The Jewish calendar year we are in now is 5778.
In chapters twenty to sixty-nine of the “Messiah in Yom HaBikkurim” we will be providing a summary of the forty-nine meshalim (parables, proverbs) of Messiah; along with His Seven “I Am” Sayings. This year we will be starting the Counting of the Omer (Nisan 16-Day 1) the evening of Saturday, March 31, 2018.
*Yom Rishon, the first day of the Jewish week, begins Saturday evening and ends Sunday evening.
We are posting the Firstfruits (Seifirat HaOmer-ספירת העומר) calendar with *secular dates below in honor of the Messiah Yeshua. The actual historical day of Messiah’s resurrection (Ha-Bikkurim, Techiyat Ha-Mashiach, Year 3790, Nisan 16/17) was on the first day of Firstfruits—-on a Sunday morning. The resurrection of Messiah Ben Yosef (the Suffering Messiah) is our central reference point for our observing HaBikkurim this year and all future years until the day He, the Messiah Ben David (the Conquering Messiah), triumphantly returns to us (Israel) from heaven.
*A Seifirat HaOmer calendar that includes the Jewish calendar dates from Nisan 16 to Sivan 5 is provided at the bottom of each and every page on this web-site. Look under our Ha-Mashiach.com Study Tools and find: “Counting the Omer and Forty-nine Parables of Messiah.”
In the Messiah’s last days here on earth (Jewish Calendar 3790; Secular 30 CE) He resurrected from the dead on the first day of Firstfruits (Nisan 16/17), ascended into heaven on the fortieth day (Iyyar 25/26) and on the fiftieth day (Sivan *6/7), just as the prophets (of righteous memory) foretold, He sent to Israel the heavenly Father’s gift of the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of Holiness.
The 49 meshalim of Ha-Mashiach that we will be reflecting upon this year during the 49 days of Counting the Omer will be presented in their proper chronological order as we believe they were actually taught by the Messiah. The forty-nine meshalim are as follows:
The 49 Days of Counting the Omer:
The meshalim (parables) of Messiah are simple stories and very brief (little, small) wise sayings (proverbs). Yet, all of the meshalim of the Mashiach possess a sense of unending mystery. Some of the narratives are lengthy. Some of the proverbs are incredibly brief (for instance cf. #48-49: The Seed that multiplies by dying and the Vinedresser, Vine & Branches). All of the meshalim listed above contain a single central message. However, there are innumerable peripheral (supernatural) insights that can be gained from just one mashal/parable/proverb.