The Hope of Firstfruits

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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.

Here is a link to our message: The Hope of Firstfruits.

https://www.youtube.com/c…/UCwCW6crC6OYUlNao3yw-Fvw/featured

Unchristian Christianity

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It is Christ who died! It is Christ who was buried! It is Christ who rose again to never die again! It is Christ who was seen by over 500 eyewitness. It is Christ who ascended into Heaven. It is Christ who will soon return!

It is Christ who gives us the grace to be saved and to seek to become more and more like Him through fellowship with Him.

The world and its foolishness, the corrupted Unchristian, “Christian” world and its foolishness, and all the foolishness of men will be done away with when the Lord Jesus Christ appears! All true, repentant and sanctified believers in Christ will be gathered together with Him to meet the Lord in the air, and they will ever be with the Lord. The unfaithful will suffer the wrath of God that will be poured out upon this world.

When Jesus Christ returns, He alone will clean up the mess that man and his wisdom has created and boldly infused into His redemptive purpose to corrupt His plan of redemption. Satan has twisted and promoted a Satanic “Christianity” that is pathetic, evil, and powerless to to produce Christlikeness – yet, Christlikeness is the goal of a true believer’s sanctification – Philippians 2:12. So many propagate this vile form of Christianity that it is becoming the norm.

Scriptural Christianity teaches conformity to Christ, denial of self, taking up one’s cross, and following Jesus in obedience to His doctrines whether healthy or unhealthy, rich or poor, hungry or full, or miraculous or not  – Philippians 4. True Christianity seeks to become more and more like Jesus Christ in heart through daily fellowship and obedience to Him – Philippians 2:1.  The true Christian will learn the secret of knowing Christ by experience, the power of His resurrection, the fellowship of His suffering, conforming to His death, and attaining to the resurrection of the dead! Though not perfect, the true believer is perfected and declared righteous in Christ – completely justified in God’s sight by His grace through faith alone.

There is whoredom within what is called Christianity, today; professing “believers” have sold themselves to lies propagated by men and women claiming to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor teachers. Prophecy has become fortune telling, Bible teaching has become entertainment, apostolic doctrine has become the opinions of fathers, and forms of evangelism have become the cloak for covetousness and the love of money. For these things and much more, what is called the “church” needs to humble itself and repent, yet repentance is far from the vocabulary of mainline denominations.

“Seek the Lord and live,” Amos warned.

“Rend your heart and not your garments,” Joel declared.

“Repent and believe the Gospel,” Jesus proclaimed.

For the time has come that judgment must begin in the house of the God, and it most certainly will.

May all the faithful continue to be faithful to the end and receive the crown of life by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3:17–18(NKJV)

17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. God bless.