So I am not sure that the Barley harvest is not already complete. What makes you think that it is not?
Well because the passage says that Christ was the first fruits of the dead, and we know that he was raised on the day when the barley omer was brought into the temple, the first fruits of the barley harvest. And the Christ first fruits are raised first in the order. If Christ is the head and we are His body then it makes sense that we would be a part of that first group. I am sure that you would not disagree that scripture tells us in various passages that we are His body, therefore we would be raised in His likeness as Christ first fruits. Likewise those who were raised from the dead at Christ's death, if indeed to immortality would also have been Christ first fruits, though it is unclear if these were raised to eternal life or like Lazarus may have been raised back to life on earth.
It appears to me at least from what I have studied, and I could be wrong, that this order of the resurrection speaks to dispensations, the age of grace, the church age of those in Christ followed by the Kingdom age or Millennium. The wheat first fruits are part of the kingdom or millennial age, those who are Christ's. I find it interesting that in Paul's explanation of the order of the resurrection that a distinction is drawn- the Christ first fruits are equated with Christ,and are described as being
Christ, while those who follow after them are said to be
Christ's, they belong
to Him, they are His
at His coming, a very curious distinction don't you think? Indeed when Paul was converted the Lord asks "why are you persecuting Me?" He didn't ask "why are you persecuting My followers?". The Lord Jesus Christ equated them with being a part of Himself. While those who are resurrected when He comes are not, they are described in the Greek as " being in His presence".
I think this is also what is going on in Revelation 12 which talks about the woman who gives birth to the male child, and the child was caught up to heaven- that child is Christ, but Christ's catching up to heaven and to His throne represents only the birth of the child's head, at some point in time this prophecy will be completed when the Child's body is delivered to the heavenly throne room. The time between the resurrection of Christ- the head, and the resurrection/rapture of Christ- the body are what I believe is the time we call the "birth pains" with an escalation of "contractions" as the final push sees the body of the Male Child delivered safely to the heavenly kingdom. As you read further in Revelation 12 you encounter the rest of the woman's children, who are pursued by the dragon. These children are not the male child, but other offspring of the same mother("the rest of her children"). The mother who would be the Jerusalem above-
22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.
23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.
24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar.
25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.
27 For it is written,
“Rejoice, barren woman who does not bear;
Break forth and shout, you who are not in labor;
For more numerous are the children of the desolate
Than of the one who has a husband.”
28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.
29 But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.
30 But what does the Scripture say?
“Cast out the bondwoman and her son,
For the son of the bondwoman shall not be an heir with the son of the free woman.”
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman.
Where the church of the firstborn are enrolled
22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,
23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.
Again just because Jesus didn't talk about a separate Barley harvest doesn't mean their won't be one, in fact He doesn't really mention a wheat harvest specifically either, except in the parable of the wheat and tares and the passage that talks about the wheat and the chaff- both indicate the final judgment is in view because they both talk about the wicked ones being burned in the fire.
Sorry- didn't mean to get carried away- I just find it all so very intriguing, anyway that's why I think what I think.