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The Feast of First Fruits


There are several historical applications for the feast of First Fruits as seen in the pages entitled “The Old Covenant in Time”& “The Very First Covenant”, also illustrated in “The Flood and the Cross a comparison”. We know that Christ is our Passover but the Cross didn’t take place at the foundation of the world, yet the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world. The Cross took place in the middle of earth’s darkest time. As you will note in reading the descriptions of each of the festivals, they all have these words in them: seven male lambs a year old; without blemish; to make atonement for you. Each of the feasts has “The Lamb” and each feast has “Atonement made”. We should see Christ in each and every one of them just as we see the Lamb in all of Revelation.

Biblical description of First Fruits:  
“And you shall count from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven full weeks shall they be, counting fifty days to the morrow after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall present a cereal offering of new grain to the Lord. You shall bring from your dwellings two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah; ….they shall be baked with leaven, as first fruits to the Lord. And you shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish….you shall hold a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work: it is a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. Leviticus 23:15 – 21

Other important texts:

  • And the Lord said to Moses:  “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole: and every one who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” Numbers 21: 8   

  • And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:15

  • For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

  • And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun…And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Matthew 17:2-3 “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” Genesis 5:24

Please see the following graph:  “The Flood & the Cross a comparison