The Spiritual Significance of Firstfruits


Feast:  Firstfruits
Biblically Accurate or Hebrew Name:  Feast of Firstfruits
Biblical Significance:  ADONAI required the children of Israel to bring to Him the first grain of their
harvests, once they were in the Promised Land.  This sheaf of grain (also called an omer) is to be
brought to the priest, who waves it before ADONAI on the day after the Sabbath (Lev. 23:9-14).  This
Sabbath referred to occurs during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  For this reason, Firstfruits always
falls on a Sunday.  There are some who believe that Firstfruits falls on the 2nd day of Unleavened
Bread, since that day is also considered to be a Sabbath unto ADONAI.  However, this is not Biblically
accurate.  A burnt offering, a grain offering and a drink offering are also required on this day.
Spiritual Relevance:  Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) rose from the dead on Firstfruits, and the
Scripture says that we too will rise to life from death, making Him the first fruit among the resurrected
(1 Cor. 15:20-23).
Observance Suggestion:  On this day, we should come before Yeshua in prayer, as He is our High
Priest (Hebrews ch. 9).  When we approach Him, we are to bring an offering of our firstfruits:  the best
of that which He has given to us.  We should also take communion, as this is our grain and drink
offering.  The burnt offering we are to give is ourselves—our sin nature—presented as a living sacrifice
unto Him, as we worship (Romans 12:1), which presents us to God for deliverance.  
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Join us also for these Feast Day Services at Temple of Peace
3115 Wickham Ave. in Newport News, VA
Sunday, April 1st at 11am--FirstFruits Service
This is our Resurrection Day service, as Yeshua (Jesus) is
the Firstfruits of those resurrected (1 Cor. 15:20)
Saturday, April 7th at 3pm--7th Day of Unleavened Bread

~ Individuals, Families and Ministries ~
Join us as we celebrate Yeshua (Jesus), our Lamb of God!
Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are shadows of
salvation and sanctification--gifts from God to believers through
the Messiah!  Let us come together to celebrate these Feast
and re-align with God's Holy Days.