Biblical Feasts

Ceremony of First Fruits

According to the Leviticus 23:9-14, the ceremony of firstfruits occurs immediately after Pesach. They very first part of the harvest is waved before God, symbolic way of presenting it to God, “to be accepted for us” (v.11).

Traditional observance of the fifty-day period of counting the omer reflects this ceremony today.

Three days after His death and right after Passover on the day of this ceremony, Yeshua rose from the dead. Paul wrote that by rising from the dead, “Yeshua became like firstfruits of those who died” (1 Cor 15:20). Like the firstfruits of Leviticus 23:11, his resurrection was “accepted for us” as he was “raise for our justification” (Rom 4:25).

So the ceremony of firstfruits and the beginning of counting of the omer, should remind us of Yeshua’s resurrection. The resurrection demonstrated that he indeed was the Messiah and that His sacrifice had in fact secured atonement of us.

 

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