I pray everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Resurrection Sunday. The thing I love about Resurrection Sunday is that it wasn’t a typical Sunday. I don’t say that because Jesus rose from the dead, even though that is not typical in the least. However, the particular day had a significance of its own, which Jesus fulfilled after Passover on a holiday called Firstfruits.
Firstfruits is a day that celebrates the beginning of spring (new life) and begins the counting of the omer, the time between Passover and Pentecost. The lesson is simple; if God provided a spring harvest, He would most certainly supply the later harvest. Therefore, an offering was given during this celebration, a wave offering of barley, acknowledging God’s provision for His people and His sovereignty over the earth.
Romans 8:28-30 CJB “Furthermore, we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called in accordance with his purpose; 29 because those whom he knew in advance, he also determined in advance would be conformed to the pattern of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers; 30 and those whom he thus determined in advance, he also called; and those whom he called, he also caused to be considered righteous; and those whom he caused to be considered righteous he also glorified!”
Jesus is the firstborn or firstfruits of all those who believe. Jesus’s resurrection on Firstfruits symbolizes our new life in Him and the joining of Jew and Gentile together through Him. Jesus is the fulfillment of every Old Testament prophecy. He is the Lamb we celebrate at Passover, the reason we are blessed to be a blessing, the giver of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, and He is the soon coming King.