The Feast of Firstfruits is significant because it always occurs on Sunday of Passover week, and it always thanks God for the harvest that is yet to come!
Maybe you are one who thinks you have nothing to look forward to or that your life is not worth anything, but that’s not true. Perhaps you feel alone and empty inside, and you actually think your life has no value. Or, your feelings tell you that you are not worth anything to God, but that is not true. Anyone who repents of their sins and believes in Jesus Christ has so much of God’s goodness to look forward to:
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept” – 1 Cor. 15:20
Christ, Himself is the Firstfruits of “them that slept” or of those who died fully believing in His death and resurrection. These will live again.
You and I, and all that are in Christ, have so much to look forward to.
“But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming” – 1 Cor. 15:23
By way of biblical typology, the first ripe sheaf of the Kingdom of Heaven is Jesus Christ, and He is looking forward to many, many more sheaves! He is the Firstfruits of them that sleep, and according to the Word of God, all that are Christ’s shall be resurrected at His coming in the rapture of His church:
“16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” – 1 Thess. 4:16-18.
The Hope of Firstfruits is the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is alive. He is risen from the dead!
Happy Resurrection Sunday.
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