Seven Lean Years

—The Book—

Seven Lean Years:

The End of Transactional Economies

Kizer children, 1924, Indiana

The Apostle Paul dictated his epistle to the holy ones at Rome by the hand of Tertius (Rom 16:22); for apparently, he didn’t trust his fluency in Greek; didn’t trust his knowledge of the Greek language to adequately convey the theology of his treatise so he used the excellent hand of Tertius to present subtleties that greater Christendom doesn’t understand to this day; e.g., his Gospel (Rom 2:11–16).

If Paul didn’t trust his fluency in Greek to deliver the message that every person who transgresses the Law, regardless of whether the person actually isn’t under the Law or whether the person simply doesn’t believe the person is under the Law, will perish because of the person’s transgression of the Law, then good reason exists for Paul not to have trusted his fluency in a language he didn’t usually speak; for the message didn’t get through … Hebrews in Judea were primarily Aramaic speakers, with educated Hebrews also knowing Imperial Hebrew and probably Koine Greek. Paul knew Greek well enough to speak it, and well enough to write in the language. However, it is unlikely he was as fluent in Greek as he was in Aramaic and Hebrew. If he had been as fluent, he would not have employed Tertius as a scribe.

Today, many Christians teach the good news of Christ Jesus, but teach without being called to teach. Therefore, confusion reigns within greater Christendom, and God isn’t the author of confusion.

The Apostle Paul didn’t understand that the two loaves of bread made from new grain and made with leaven—the two loaves that are waved before God on the Feast of Weeks—represented two harvests of God, these harvests commingled to the extent that the one harvest looks like the other harvest, but these two harvests are separated by when spiritual birth occurs, with the firstfruits of humanity represented by newly harvested barley beaten into fine flour and with the first of the general harvest of humanity [the general harvest occurs in the great White Throne Judgment] representing grain, wine and oil, with the wine and the oil incorporated in the two loaves of leavened bread waved before God on the Feast of Weeks [Pentecost].

The first of the general harvest of humanity are to this general harvest as Christ Jesus as the realty of the Wave Sheaf Offering was/is to the harvest of firstfruits; for as Christ Jesus did not come under judgment, the first of the general harvest of humanity does not come under judgment but passes directly from death to life (John 5:24).

There has been an ongoing famine of the Word, a famine originating in no one being able to come to Jesus unless the person has been drawn from this world by the Father (John 6:44), and no one able to go to the Father except through Christ Jesus (John 14:6), thereby creating a mostly closed loop that goes from “appearing” as the letter Alpha [Α] in the beginning to appearing as the letter Omega [Ω] at the end of the age. And this spiritual “famine” reflects itself in a physical famine to come.

Chapter One The Visions of Pharaoh
Chapter Two Bread for Life or Death
Chapter Three A Who Do You Trust? Part A
Chapter Three B Who Do You Trust? Part B
Chapter Four A An Instruction Manual? Part A
Chapter Four B An Instruction Manual? Part B
Chapter Four C An Instruction Manual? Part C
Chapter Four D An Instruction Manual? Part D