The Lord Spoke About His Firstfruits


The Lord Spoke About His First Fruits

Do you want to give up often while following the Lord and don’t understand why things keep happening if your really trying and love the Lord? You may be part of God’s firstfruits…the firstfruits were/are the sacrifice to the Lord….The Lord is showing us below he also has firstfruits connected to his vine.

This morning I woke and heard the lord say: “The seeing, is in the firstfruits, he will never lose his way to drink.” Then he gave me this understanding and impression of a vine and how we are connected to him as the branches and there we get plenty of drink or his living water source as his firstfruits. He reminded me of all the visions I had of him pouring me water before. We drink from him as the living water and as our Vine. John 7:37-38 He reminds me when he spoke to me about the vine and the branches John 15:5. He waters us daily so we get sufficient needs met on our walk with him. I remember the series of back to back gardening visions God gave me and how he harvested them finally in the last vision. I saw him taking care of this plant in these series of daily visions, and this is also why I understand he uses the vine and branches as the same example…he takes care of his own fruit/plants/people. Apart from him we can do nothing, he restores us, he delivers us, and he makes all things new. Why will we never loose our way to this drink from him, bc he is faithful to keep us/take care of us. Finally, as a benefit of being the firstfruit, you have been given spiritual eyes through the holy spirit to see more or deeper then other’s in order to help other’s. We are also taught that what he reveals to us in the spirit, will happen at some point without us seeing it first. I have witnessed this so much from things the Lord said/showed to me sometimes years before it happened. So many meanings, but all lead to the same source of living water.

Romans 8:23
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Romans 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

Every thing we go through are light afflictions while with him, and if it is still this hard for us,…imagine as the scriptures states what it will be like for those without him? Even in our light afflictions bc we chose to do it with him, he delivers us from them all. Remember when the Lord said, do not think it strange when all these things come upon you? The blessing is he provides the needs/resources and/or way out. The Lord is constantly reminding me why, and why we go through so much more. His spirit reminds us to not give up, reminds us he is in control and reminds us who we are, and who we have been called to be…apart from this world. Some of us have been called to be his first fruits to help others see him deeper and we need his reminders to get through, because it is a much harder walk through fire if your now a constant target of the devil too. He teaches us how to conquer him. I’ve heard some of your struggles as well and how you also get no breaks sometimes from suffering/sacrifice. Your spirit feels broken, but you need to remember in those times how to plug into the Lord(Vine) to get delivered and to get a fresh word or insights/guidance from him, to drink from him. It’s not a weekly process, it is a daily process to stay connected and not fall back into the world. This message is amazing from him if you truly understand the deeper meaning that matches his word. Can I just say no matter what I am going through, how much joy it is to wake and hear a fresh word straight from the Lord’s mouth and heart?

1 John 4:17
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

To go with this, the Lord also gave me this word yesterday…”Your body is not your body” and that is another part of the suffering/sacrifice we all give to him. ( 1 Corinthians 6:20, Romans 12:1, and 1 Corinthians 3:16) You can’t just do all the things you desire with your body like the world does, or eat all the things you desire anymore without major consequences. When we come to Christ and operate with him, he owns our bodies as part of the temple of God now. We are now led by the spirit in all things. I could go into so much about this word from him, but I believe the Lord led me to the perfect words already written and I have copied a website below that explains what first fruits strive to do in this life, who they are and why we are chosen to be first fruits. For those going through long-suffering, please try to remember who you are to him and why he chose you to go through a harder walk as sacrificial firstfruit….He reminds me it will get better if we can keep walking with him and trusting, because we all have seasons of change at his appointed time.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Below is taken from the following link:
The apostle James noted that God has “brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [i.e., of those He’s created]” (James 1:18).

Paul well understood that those called and converted in this age between man’s creation and Christ’s second coming are the firstfruits of God’s plan for the salvation of humanity. He referred to several first-century Christians as the firstfruits of God’s calling in specific locations (Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:15). Looking ahead to the resurrection of those who remain faithful to their calling, he said, “We also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption [that is, full rights of sonship], the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:23).

However, the firstfruits of God’s plan, those who are called now, find themselves in a vastly different situation from that of those who will follow in the later spiritual harvest period.

Jesus said that those who are His followers in this age are not to be “of the world, just as I am not of the world” (John 17:16). They are called out of the world and are expected to develop the character of Christ, while the rest of mankind is deceived (Revelation 12:9) and following values abhorrent to Christ (1 John 2:15-17).

The present evil age
The firstfruits—God’s people—are called and strive to obey God while living in “this present evil age” (Galatians 1:4), of which Satan is the actual ruler (2 Corinthians 4:4). The harvest of firstfruits is small, for at this time relatively few will accept God’s calling, repent, be converted and remain faithful to His way of life. That is why Jesus said, “Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14).

After Christ’s return, which will usher in a new age, the world—society as a whole—will learn to live by the laws and values of God. In that age, God will bind Satan and no longer allow him to deceive the nations (Revelation 20:2-3). Without Satan’s influence, the world will at last come to know peace. Everyone will know the Lord (Hebrews 8:11).

Those who have not conformed to the world (Romans 12:2) will be those who assist Christ in bringing all nations to His truth (Revelation 20:4). They will have overcome the world just as Jesus overcame the world, and Christ will use them in bringing all other people to serve Him (Revelation 2:26; Revelation 3:21).

Gift of the Holy Spirit
God enables His people to fulfill His purpose for them. But how?

Significantly, God chose the Day of Pentecost to begin His Church in an important sense by sending the Holy Spirit to His few faithful disciples (Acts 1:15; Acts 2:1-4). Many think of a church as a building. But the word translated “church” in the New Testament is ekklesia, meaning “called out (ones).” This Greek word was typically used to denote an assembly of people—those called out to meet together. The Church is the collective body of people who are called out of the world to serve God.

Through the Holy Spirit, which God gives to those who are part of His Church, members are empowered to overcome the world. It is through God’s Holy Spirit that the Church can preach the gospel to the world and make disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20). It is this Spirit that enables a person to belong to Jesus Christ and be a part of the Church (Romans 8:9). For the New Testament Church to exist, it was necessary for God to send His Holy Spirit.

The firstfruits of God’s plan for salvation are those called to be in God’s Church in this age. The Church, also spoken of as “the body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:27), is made up of individuals in whom the Holy Spirit dwells. They have repented of their sins and turned to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. They have committed themselves to obedience to His holy and righteous laws. They are willing to give up everything to remain faithful to Jesus Christ (Luke 14:33).

Firstfruits follow Jesus Christ
Revelation 14:4 speaks of God’s people who are “firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.” The preceding and succeeding verses provide insight into the character of those who are the firstfruits and why they accompany Jesus Christ.

Why are they so valued by God? They are described as having the Father’s name written in their foreheads (verse 1); God is foremost in their mind and thoughts. These have not been seduced by a false religious system (Revelation 14:4), which is depicted as an immoral woman seducing humanity (Revelation 2:20-22; Revelation 17:1-6).

The firstfruits have come out of and avoided the political and religious system that has dominated the world (see Revelation 17:1-6). When they were called by Jesus Christ, they understood that they were to come out of this system (see Revelation 18:3-4).

In addition, the firstfruits “follow the Lamb wherever he goes” (Revelation 14:4). They are faithfully devoted to Jesus Christ. They will allow nothing to entice them from their personal loyalty to Him. Since Jesus will use them to assist Him in teaching His ways to the world, it is vital that His firstfruits will forever be true to Him.

They “have been redeemed from among men” (same verse). They have been purchased by God with the precious blood of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19). Having been bought by God, they know that their lives no longer belong to them, but rather to Jesus Christ, whom they are to turn their lives over to completely, body and spirit (see Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 6:20).

Also, “in their mouth was found no deceit” (Revelation 14:5). They have learned to deal with the malice commonly found in the hearts of men. There is no deception, plotting or feigning in their actions or words. They have learned about the genuineness, sincerity and simplicity of Christ. They have, in short, come to grips with the deceit of their own hearts and have fully submitted to the pure and undefiled life of Christ dwelling in them. Forgiven of sins and having grown in godly character, “they are without fault before the throne of God” (verse 5).

Picturing the plan of God
This most important step in God’s plan for the salvation of mankind is revealed in the observing of His Holy Days. Naturally, those who are of the firstfruits will be observing the very day that pictures the calling and harvest of the firstfruits of God’s plan, the Day of Pentecost.

They will gratefully observe the very day that celebrates another milestone in God’s great plan, the founding of the Church through the granting of God’s Holy Spirit.

We now live in the age of the firstfruits, the time during which God is preparing a special, chosen people to reign with Christ in His Kingdom (1 Peter 2:9). Are you part of that group? You will be if you heed the counsel of the apostle Peter when he admonished us in 2 Peter 1:10 to “be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure”!