January 2020 Blog

The Convergence of Firstfruits

It’s amazing how much of the examples God gives in scripture is agricultural. Romans 8:19-23: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

We as God’s Kingdom citizens have the first fruits of the Spirit, and in fact, James 1:18 goes on to say, Of his own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. How did we become “first fruits”? Through Christ as 1Corinthians 15:20  reveals, Christ is risen from the dead, He became the first fruit of our new creation (God’s original blueprint).

What is meant by first fruits? Agriculturally the first fruits were the first of the crops, fruit and produce that ripened, was gathered, and offered to God, bread made of the new grain offered at Pentecost. First fruit offerings are an annual gift to the church, set to the lead minister beyond tithes and offerings, this is financial because most of us are no longer actually harvesting agricultural crops.

The spiritual definition of first fruits is defined as Beginning, New, Principle, First. We now are a “kind of first fruits (new creations) to manifest God’s original creative blueprint that will renovate the world. This is what all of creation is awaiting, the manifestation of God’s sons! As we break forth we reintroduce the world to God’s original plan & pattern that impacts corrupted systems.

When Jesus resurrected from the grave the earth shook because He became the FIRST FRUIT of manifesting NEW LIFE and now “..if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” (Romans 8:11) This makes us FIRST FRUITS of advancing God’s Kingdom dominion back into all the world, and yes, this will shake things up, but all creation will be cheering us on and God's glory will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea!

TO THE KING! Article respectfully submitted by RK

 

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