Feast of First Fruits: A Christian Holy Day
What is the Feast of First Fruits, and what does it have to do with Christianity? In the Old Testament, we are told how Israel was to bring the “sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it” (Lev. 23:10-11). In the New Testament, we discover that it is Christ who was the first of the first fruits:
“But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.” (1 Corinthians 15:20-24).
We also see in the Book of Revelation that we, as children of God, are also considered to be first fruits:
“These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:4b)
Learn about the connections between the Feast of First Fruits and the first and second coming of Jesus Christ. Discover Christ in the Feasts of the LORD…