First Fruits Fulfilled!!!
He is risen... He is risen indeed!!!
Happy Resurrection Day to all mankind, whether you believe in Yahusha as your Messiah or not! It's April 13th, 2021 according to the Gregorian Calendar but two millennia ago according to the Scriptural Calendar today would be the 16th Day of the 1st New Moon, it is the day Messiah Yahusha rose from the grave and became the First Fruits offering in heaven thereby fulfilling the Annual Moedim of First Fruits, the third of three Annual Scriptural Spring Feasts. First Fruits always falls on the 16th Day of the 1st New Moon...
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
“Speak to the children of Yisra’ěl, and you shall say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest.
‘And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, for your acceptance. On the morrow after the Sabbath the priest waves it.
‘And on that day when you wave the sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as an ascending offering to יהוה,
and its grain offering: two-tenths of an ěphah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to יהוה, a sweet fragrance, and its drink offering: one-fourth of a hin of wine.
‘And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. (Leviticus 23:9-14 The Scriptures 2009)
In the thoroughly Universal Salvation chapter of 1 Corinthians 15 and verse 20 the Apostle Paul says,
"But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, and has become the first-fruit of those having fallen asleep."
Notice that the Apostle didn't mention a word about those having "fallen asleep" being only believers and the reason for that is made perfectly clear two verses later when he says,
"For as all die in Aḏam, so also all shall be made alive in Messiah."
The Apostle Paul is not beating around the bush here, his message is unequivocal... Messiah Yahusha is the Savior of ALL MANKIND!!!
I have visited a tomb on the eastern slope of the Kidron Valley near the Russian Orthodox Church, the cave is known as The Cave of the Apostles, The Cave of Betrayal and The Cave of Agony. It is not portrayed as the tomb of Messiah but there is a growing number of people who believe that is exactly what it is! I don't know whether it is or not but it certainly does match every detail in Scripture, it may well be where the following conversation took place...
Joh 20:14 And having said this, she turned around and saw יהושע standing, but she did not know that it was יהושע.
Joh 20:15 יהושע said to her, “Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek?” Thinking He was the gardener, she said to Him, “Master, if You have carried Him away, say to me where You put Him, and I shall take Him away.”
Joh 20:16 יהושע said to her, “Miryam!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).
Joh 20:17 יהושע said to her, “Do not hold on to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim.’ ”
On that day, which is this day, the day of First Fruits, Messiah Yahusha ascended to His Father as the First Fruit of the Salvation of ALL MANKIND! In His death, burial and resurrection Messiah Yahusha has upheld His covenant He entered into with the Father before the foundations of the world for the Salvation of ALL MANKIND, of which He is the FIRST FRUIT!!!