The Symbolic Meaning of Wheat

wheat - represents the bread of the sacrament of the Savior's Last Supper.  "And as they did eat , Jesus took bread, and blessed , and brake it, and gave to them, and said , Take , eat : this is my body. 23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks , he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. " - Mark 14:22-24

grain of wheat symbolic of the resurrection,  the cycle of the seasons and the cycle of life.

wheat in a basket A symbol of self-sacrifice.

wheat being sown is used as a symbol of penitence and modesty.

A single sheaf of wheat represents harvest and fertility.

A man or woman harvesting wheat signifies productiveness and fertility.

A bird (usually a crow or vulture) with a sheaf of wheat in it's beak denotes Satan's watchfulness for the easily corrupted. often associated with alcoholism and adultery.

Wheat scattered upon the ground symbolizes a wasted life/ future. Can also signify the menacing presence of persons who commit devilish deeds.


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