Here is the short version. It is not all inclusive. There are figs and pomegranites during the harvest as well.
The first resurrection has three main harvest periods, and several crops. The rapture takes LIVING believers, and the resurrection harvests involve only the dead.
The rapture takes the living believers alive at the time, and occurs in conjunction with the harvest of the dead NT saints. 1 thess 4:13-17, completing the barley harvest that began in Matt 27:52-53.
Other harvests follow, rev 11:11, killed after rapture (the two prophets, the olive trees, and probably all the other martyers up to this point)
, Rev 14:6, (the.wheat, those killed after the olive harvest up to this point),
The grapes are also gathered-UNbelievers killed at armegeddon,
Then the gleanings, . All dead martyers. Rev 20:4-6.
The gleanings are the company of saints killed in the short time after the reaping of the earth in Rev 14 and Christ’s return with all his saints in rev 19. They are raised immortal when Jesus returns. This is the last harvest of the first resurrection.
Matt 24 is a GATHERING of the elect (surviving remnant believers of the nations) via angels to Jerusalem. Not a rapture.
They are given the kingdom in MORTAL bodies. They will be kingdom citizens saints, repopulating the earth.
The living UNBELIEVERS are sent away to hellfire.
WE rule and reign with Christ in his kingdom.
We have a lot to look forward to.
Different fruits of the harvest:
Matt 27:52-53 OT saints, first fruits of the barley, Jesus being the first among them.
1 Thess 4:13-17 dead NT saints, the main barley harvest.
1 Cor 15:52 The rapture of the bride- the company of living believers on earth,occurs also at the time of the resurrection of the dead NT saints.
Several companies of believers come after us. These are ones who come to faith in Christ during the tribulation period. I believe most of these will be Jews, Moslems and Chinese Christians. More on that later.
Revelation 11:6-11 The olives, two prophets, will be resurrected. These are either a first fruit, or representative of all the unbelievers killed up to the midpoint of the tribulation period. Nonetheless, 2 men, or 2 billion men is irrelevant, it is a harvest of the first resurrection.
Revelation 14:6 “and the earth was reaped”, this being the wheat, the dead tribulation martyrs killed after the mid point, or the beginning of the tribulation period (depending on how you view Rev 11:11.)
Revelation 14:19. The grapes are gathered: this being an allegory for the UNBELIEVERS at armegeddon, who are gathered and killed. a harvest of unbelievers.
Rev 20:4-6 the gleanings of the wheat. This is the resurrection of the company of believers killed after the harvest of the wheat up to the return of Jesus with his saints.
The first resurrection mirrors the Jewish harvest. It generally goes in this order. Three main harvest periods flanked by firstfruits and gleanings: (the last period comprising several different fruits) Firstfruits,Pesach, shavout, Succoth,and it ends with the gleanings.
The Jewish harvest:
There are three main harvests of DEAD saints. Matt 27:52-53 (the first fruits of the OT saints) 1 thess 4:13-17 (the dead in Christ shall rise first, being the main barley harvest,the NT saints)
The rapture occurs at this time also. “we who are alive shall be caught up, to meet the Lord in the air”. Ruth met Boaz in the barley harvest. The NT church will meet her groom in the rapture, at the time of the barley harvest.1 thess 4:13-17, 1 Cor 15:52-53 Rev 5:9 Rev 7:9-10,
(see my other post “the catalyst that begins the tribulation).
Remember, the rapture is NOT a “return of Christ”, it is a REMOVAL of the world’s LIVING believers, who return to the father’s house with Jesus for the marriage of the Lamb. After the marriage supper, we return to earth with Christ.
Once again, 1 Thess 4:13-17 speaks of two companies of believers. one alive, the other dead.
The PRETRIBULATION Rapture occurs SIMULTANEOUSLY, but separately with the barley harvest, the resurrection of the dead NT saints.
The rapture involves only the company of living believers at that time.
Companies of believers will come after us. Most will be killed.
We are taken back to the father’s house for the wedding in heaven. rev 5:9-10 This removal-not a return, will be the “taking out of the way” of the Holy Spirit for the NWO and the beast to rise. There will not be a single believer on earth immediately after the rapture. It is not hard to see how the world would change overnight.
After the Barley harvest is over comes the olives, grapes, and the wheat, Rev 14:16 is the next main crop. Olives, figs, grapes and pomegranites also come in at this time.
Next there is the harvest of the olives in Revelation 11. The two prophets, olive trees, are resurrected at this time. I personally believe that the believers killed after the rapture , up to the midpoint of the tribulation will also rise with these two prophets. At present it is just opinion though.
The wheat is the reaping of the earth in Revelation 14:16. This is the resurrection of tribulation martyrs up to this point, the living believers are not taken. The grapes are gathered in Revelation 14:19. These are unbelievers.
There will be a company of dead believers that follow the wheat also, who were killed in the short time after the reaping of the earth up to the return of Christ with all his saints.
Again,with the exception of the grapes-the unbelievers killed in Revelation, No LIVING believers will be caught up after the tribulation begins.
Living believers who survive till Jesus return will be GATHERED, not raptured, to Jerusalem, and given the kingdom in MORTAL bodies.(else you would have no MORTALS to repopulate the earth in the kingdom, which is why a post trib rapture makes no biblical sense.)
See matthew 25 “come, inherit the kingdom prepared for you” Any dead martyrs are raised at this time also. These are the gleanings, the last harvest of the first resurrection. See Revelation 20:4-6. They enter the kingdom in IMMORTAL bodies, just as we do. This company of resurrected dead saints are those martyrs that were killed in the interim from the last reaping to the return of the Lord of the harvest.
The Living remnant of the worlds unbelievers will be judged at the sheep goat judgement, and sent away into everlasting fire. See Matthew 25. This is the burning of the chaff.
The rapture of the bride is a one time event. It occurs simultaneously with the barley harvest before the tribulation starts. No living believers go up in the harvests after the rapture or during the tribulation, only martyrs at their harvest times.
At the rapture, WE will return to the fathers house for the marriage of the Lamb. We also return with him. Zech 14:5, 1 thess 3:13
The taking of the bride has no set date.
The marriage lasts 7 days, 7 years in our case to give guests time to
arrive and participate.
Jesus returns with his bride and all the resurrected saints killed in the tribulation EXCEPT those killed after the last harvest and his return. They are raised and glorified in rev 20:4-6.
Surviving believers will be gathered “from the four winds” at this time, surviving UNbelievers will be killed.
The trib saints alive at Jesus return enter the kingdom reign as kingdom saints and citizens, in mortal bodies, WE will rule and reign with Christ in immortal bodies.
Again, the harvest has three main phases. It starts with first fruits, the exact day Jesus arose from the dead, and it ends with the gleanings in rev 20:4-6.
Pesach: OT saints.(first fruits of the barley) Shavout (to remove) NT saints, (main barley harvest)
Succoth: several fruits (olives, figs, pomegranites, grapes and wheat)
And lastly, the gleanings ends this last phase of the harvest of dead saints. This is the first resurrection:
IS 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. (Firstfruits of the barley) dead OT saints.
Fulfilled in Matt 27:52-53: And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Next: US, and the believing dead after the cross:
1 thess 4:13 “the dead in Christ shall rise first” (barley harvest, dead NT saints)
1 Cor 15:52 “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” the PRETRUBALTION removal of all the world’s LIVING believers, the Rapture simultaneously with the barley harvest see rev 5:9-10(Ruth met Boaz gkeaning in the barley field)
Next crop:Rev 11 (the two prophets, the olives, and most likely the other dead believers killed after the tribulation started will rise with them also. the beginning of the fruit harvest join the assembly at the marriage in heaven
No living believers in this harvest.
Rev 14:16, “and the earth was reaped” (DEAD trib saints, no living ones. This is end trib, the wheat)
Rev 14:19 The grapes are the LIVING unbelievers gathered at armegeddon and those killed when Jesus returns with all his saints.
Rev 20:4-6 , end trib DEAD, no living ones are raised at Jesus return. These died in the interim from the last harvest to Jesus return. They are the gleanings of the harvest. This is the end of the first resurrection.
Once again, the LIVING believers that survived the trib are NOT RAPTURED, they are gathered to Jerusalem and given the kingdom as citizen saints. In MORTAL bodies.