The Resurrection and Firstfruits

But now Christ is risen from the dead, [and] has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. (1 Cor 15:20)

Jesus the firstfruits of the resurrection

Jesus the firstfruits of the resurrection

Yeshua/Jesus through His incarnation, death and resurrection has become the paradigm of what we are going to be like when we awake in His likeness (image, form). The Psalmist stated it beautifully when he said:

As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. (Ps 17:15)

Peter boldly stated that we will become partakers of the divine nature!

…by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption [that is] in the world through lust. (2Pet 1:4)

Yeshua/Jesus death and resurrection give us so much reason to celebrate because of our sins forgiven and also what we shall become!

And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam [became] a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. The first man [was] of the earth, [made] of dust; the second Man [is] the Lord from heaven. As [was] the [man] of dust, so also [are] those [who are made] of dust; and as [is] the heavenly [Man,] so also [are] those [who are] heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the [man] of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly [Man.] (1Cor 15:45-49)

How thankful we are that Yeshua/Jesus was willing to take on flesh, die and then rise again! May we contemplate on His incredible love througout this day!

– Doug