The Feast of First Fruits has been and remains a very important biblical feast and celebration “That is to be a perpetual statute throughout all generations”(Leviticus 23:14). It is so important to enter into the Moed (appointed times / Feasts), and have the understanding of their importance as they apply to us in the present time. The Feast begins one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and marks the very first harvest of the year. It begins on the 23rd day of the biblical month of Nisan, or April 8 in the Gregorian calendar, and then we start to count the fifty days (Leviticus 23:16) until the 5th day of Sivan (May 20th) which is the Feast of Shavuot / Feast of Weeks / Pentecost. It was every year during this time that the first fruits of the first harvest were given as an offering to the Lord. In Leviticus 23:10-15 it is specified that a wave offering of a sheaf of the first harvest was given before the Lord by the priest in a gesture of thanks to God for providing a plentiful harvest.
So, how do all of the biblical feasts, and the Feast of first fruits in this case, apply to Believers today? Every Moed (Appointed time/ Biblical Feast) have a prophetic meaning. In the beginning, the feasts were merely a prophetic rehearsal for what was / is to come. As of today four of the seven feasts have come to their prophetic fulfillment. Pessaj (Passover), the crucifixion of Christ and the Shedding of the Blood of the Lamb, The Feasts of Unleavened Bread (the burial), The Feast of the First Fruits (the physical resurrection), and the Feast of Shavuat (Pentecost), (receiving the Holy Spirit). So, to better understand the fulfillment of The Feast of First Fruits and how to celebrate it continue reading further.
As God is perfect, it was no coincidence that on the first day of the Feast of First Fruits, Jesus was resurrected, with Yeshua even being described by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:20,23 as the First Fruits. It is also important to remember that Jesus died as Pessaj ended, and was buried just before the Feast of Unleavened Bread began, Him being the bread without leaven or sin. Awesome right?! Now He is the first fruits of the Great Harvest. We being part of the harvest, have the First Fruits (Yeshua) living in us when we received the Holy Spirit, and must celebrate with our own wave offering to the Lord, but not as it was done before The Resurrection. As the embodiment of the First Fruits, the best offering we can give to the Lord is our worship, as “He is looking for worshippers in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:23-24), and what better way to give thanks than to worship!? We are the restorers of the Tabernacle of David (Amos 9:11). Now is the time to worship Adonai like never before! Give the Great I Am your purist worship. During these fifty days of worship leading up to Shavuot we must be cleansed like straw falling from the wheat as it is waved before the Lord, revealing the grain inside. This is the second Shabbat of seven Shabbats leading up to The Feast of Shavuot as we continue to press in during this time of Harvest. Continue to worship Yeshua in Spirit and in Truth as we celebrate our Lord and Savior. We have much to celebrate, Jesus is alive!. Hallelujah!.