3narrated in the coming of the Holy Spirit. The apostles, the resurrected Body, introduced a new andlasting perceptiveness to many peoples in distant lands. This new meat offering, this new creation-construct, formerly said to be unknown outside old Israel, soon spread its advance rapidly across Europe -“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” was its banner.The Gospel protagonist, Jesus, teaching in parables said, “the harvest is the end of the world.” Matt.13.39. Exactly what world was here cited? “As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire soshall it be in the end of this world.” Matt. 13:40. “This world” is, parabolically speaking, “the kingdomof heaven” to the Jews. The disciples came and said unto him (Jesus) “Why speakest unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of thekingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” Matt. 13: 10,11. This harvest portrayed the end of theworld of Judaism.Written for all generations, this harvest of the grains, is a judgment scene, a tutorial, giving all anindividual space for decision – which way forward – indoctrination, a dormant mind (tares), or invigorating pedagogical orientated activity (wheat)?In Roman days, the harvest implicitly written applied to the Jew first, see Rom. 1:15. Transcendently andexplicitly applicable to the circumcised heart in this era. The fruit of refraction is characterized by thegraphic coming of the Holy Ghost, now or Pentecostal Body, the apostles, to proselytise the Westernworld.
The Second Harvest Rev. 14:17-20 – Latter Grapes
The second harvest of Rev. 14 is that of the latter grapes. The feast of tabernacles or ingatheringfollowed, “at year’s end.” “After that thou hast gathered in the corn (wheat and barley harvest of weeks – Deut. 16:6) and thy wine” Deut. 16:13. Commencing in the 7
month Tishri the pattern in the sanctuaryservice is noted in Lev. 23: 39-44. Designed to last until the little local form would fulfil spiritually, theneventually in the great global consummation, archetype. God’s wrath would then be poured out upon theterminally recalcitrant.
“And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.” Rev.14:17
An angel is prepared to gather the clusters of the vine of the earth. What happened to the vine inthe Book of Jeremiah. God is protesting to the Jews that they cause their own calamities. “I planted theea noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned unto a degenerate plant of a strange wine untome?” Jer. 2:21. And “Israel is an empty vine.” – Hos. 10:1.
“And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cryto him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of thevine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.” Rev. 14:18
This angel comes from the Most Holy place, from the golden altar in the Levitical tabernacle - a type. See Exod. 26:33, “bring in thither withinthe vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the mostholy.” Regarding “an altar to burn incense”, “though shalt put it before (PANCH = in front of, inforefront, and PANAH = to face) the vail that is by the ark of the testimony.”