Feast of First Fruits

Focus Scripture Leviticus 23: 10,11,17

Col 2:16,17 Gods blueprint for tomorrow. Shadow of things to come. The “body” of Christ is present tense.

Feast “mohad” means appointed time. “Mikrah” means rehearsal. Rehearsal of things to come at an appointed time.

Leviticus 23. 7 is the number of perfection or completion. 7 DAYS. 7 WEEKS. 7 FEASTS. 7 AGES of DISPENSATION (GENESIS TO REVELATION). 7 CREATION DAYS. 7x7 year of jubilee, all debts are forgiven. 70x7 YEARS IN DANIEL, AFTER THE BIRTH OR ABRAHAM, EVERY 490 YEARS GOD DID SOMETHING SPECTACULAR.

Abraham to Cain (FIRST PASSOVER). 490 Solomon’s temple First the Tabernacle (Gods Presence with man). Then Solomon’s temple (Firm foundation structure). Now we are the temple (Jesus the foundation/Spirit filled). We are waiting for the new temple in Jerusalem. Jerusalem DC (Davids Capital). Jesus will reign physically. God promised it to Jesus. Satan promised it to the antichrist Supernatural warfare. 490 years the wall of Jerusalem was rebuilt. Jerusalem is Gods chosen.

7 TRIBULATION YEARS. 7 is mentioned over 50 times in Revelation.

How do you know it is 7 thousand years? 2 Peter 3:8 "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." Ps 90:4 "For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night." Literal 24 hour period.

At the end of 7000 years the world as we know it will end. Jesus will not be mock as Hollywood and politicians do today. We won’t vote for wild minded leaders. Kings and Queens will go yearly to worship Jesus at the temple. We will be one nation under God forever. ACLU and the 9th circuit court will have nothing to say. School yards will no longer be battle grounds. NO sexually confused people (men/men, women/women).

When His kingdom comes, we will live forever. When His kingdom comes, the Word will rule, every knee will bow before Him as King of the universe. Evil and the devil will have no room for deceit in the minds of men. Sickness and death will be over (REV 20). Satan has been defeated and chained. AND of His kingdom THERE SHALL BE NO END!

Prophecy of First Fruits

(1) First REFERS TO THE RESURECTION OF Jesus Christ. Because He lives we shall live. We shall live with Him forever (Christians – NOT wannabees!). God has prepared the place and we shall come back with Him.

1 Cor 15:20-22 "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. "

He is the firstfruits and His bride shall rise like him. Jesus rose on the 17th of Nissan (exactly the feast of firstfruits). His Resurrection guarantees your resurrection. Because He lives we shall also live. We have everlasting life and a mansion waiting

Revelation 19:11 Second coming – NOT rapture. This is when we come back to earth with Jesus the King. He makes war with those warring with Israel. His spoken Word will defeat all evil. He sets up His throne on the mount of David.

Firstfruits established the principle that natural is before supernatural. 1 Cor 15:46-47 46 "However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven."

You be natural and let God be supernatural. God is the supernatural of the natural. We are natural, God is supernatural. Natural is before the supernatural. We need to be natural, let God be supernatural. Many confuse the Immaculate Conception with the virgin birth. Jesus was 100% God placed in the virgin Mary. He had none of her blood. He can be supernatural through you, BUT you’re just a wad of mud. Understand your placement before Jesus as Lord.

(2) Israel is Gods son even my firstborn. Ex 4:22 "And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:" Israel was His firstborn – His people, Jesus was His only begotten Son (because Jesus was God manifested in the flesh). Mark 10:31 "first shall be last and the last first". The Gospel was preached to the Jews first (Romans ??). The Jews had the Gospel for thousands of years before we did. This may be OT, BUT Jesus is concealed in the OT, but didn’t accept it. Gentiles were last to hear the Word but the first to receive Christ. The rapture is for His Bride – The tribulation is about the Jews

First Fruits.

We are to love God First. 1 John 4:19 "We love him, because he first loved us God must be first." He is to be our first love. WE are commanded to seek God first. If He is not first then He is not in your life. Your an idolator without Jesus first in your life. You can kid yourself, but the Bible says examine yourself! Televangelists, Internet, somebody will agree with you BUT that doesn’t make it right according to the Word of God!

Rev 2:4 "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." Is Jesus our first love? You make time for things you love, other things you fit in. Do we get excited about doing the things of the Lord? Do we have the excitement we once had? Jesus is the Alpha and Omega – the first and the last.

The ark came to rest on the feast of firstfruits. Gen 8:4 "And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat." Israel crossed the red sea on Firstfruits. Haaman was hanged on Firstfruits. WHY – because Firstfruits is a celebration on the victory over death. He wanted to kill every Jew alive at that time. God showed He is the giver of life and no one can take it without His permission.

Is God First in Your life? Do you love what He loves? Do you hate what He hates? Is your passion, your desire to serve Him and Him alone? Do you wake up with a passion to talk to Him, to be like Him? The problem with the church today is that they have lost their first love. Christians have fallen in love with themselves – ITS ABOUT ME! People have fallen in love with their desires. We need the first fruit – WE need Jesus Christ! He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

(3) Leviticus 23:11 "And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord." Firstfruits is a wave offering – every family waved the sheath. Thank you Father for your provision. Only God can give the harvest. Let Him be your business partner, church leader, counselor. Bring the firstfruit and know that God will provide the harvest. Let us do the planting. Wave our tithe offering before the Lord. Nobody gets paid until the firstfruit has been given. The first check is to the Lord of the Harvest. Thank you for the abundance and provision.They brought the grain offering (V17). They brought 2 loaves. The bread comes from the grain. You cannot have the bread until you bring the grain. You bring the grain and God will provide the bread. If you steal from God there will be no harvest (bread).

Mal 3:8-9 "8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation." God says give and it shall be given. If you do not give - You will not enjoy your income. Blessing of obedience to come to those who come waving the Firstfruits. Pride can seep in here very quickly – Look what I brought! Let God fill your barn, stop trying to do it yourself.

Deut 28:1 "And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:" We need to start obeying God in all His ways and commands.

John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Honor the Lord in all your ways and you will be blessed. Your family, your generations, your church, your business.

4 things. Plant the seed before you get the harvest. Nothing times nothing = nothing. Eat the seed, feed to the cattle, or sow it again. God brings back to you what you give – in abundance. God requires patience, the harvest may not come today. Your harvest may not come in the form of money. Kill your harvest with toxic speech. Be patient for the harvest. Murmuring invites Satan into your life. Murmur into poverty for some. Murmer into hell for all!

Firstfruits celebrates the resurrection of the righteous. Firstfruits celebrates the going to heaven. God shall be First – You shall love Him First. You shall give to Him First – Whatever it is!