First of a Kind

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First Fruits

A first fruit is literally the first fruit or the first evidence of something new.
First of a Kind is labeled as Firstfruits in the bible.
It is a name of honor and faith that there will be more of that kind of fruit in the future.
First Fruit is the very first fruit.
It means there is no other like it yet.
Firstfruits is the first fruit before you see any other fruit.
Sometimes it takes 3 to 4 generations to see the fruit.
Jesus was the ultimate first fruit. (1 Cor 15:20, 23)
There was no other like Him YET!!!
He gave Himself, so it secured the future of their being others.
Churches were first fruits.
The ones in the upper room were a first fruit.
The apostles were a first fruit. (Rom 8:23)
Romans 8:23, 1 Corinthians 15:20, 1 Corinthians 15:23, 1 Corinthians 16:15, James 1:18, Revelation 14:4
All the examples of Firstfruits in the new testament are of a relational context.
It is almost like the people who are being called firstfruits are being honored with that title.
Jesus being the main example.
Church groups who gave their lives.
People who kept themselves pure sexually.
It is important to note that almost all people and groups that were honored with the title Firstfruits, were martyred.
They gave their lives, so there can be more fruit of the same kind after them.
All the examples of Firstfruit in the new testament are about people giving their life for others.
What does Firstfruits look like in my life?
Jesus lived and died as a Firstfruit for us not for himself.
Firstfruit is for others and most commonly represents dying for others.
Living for your future and for your children’s future.
If you have an argument with a friend, be the first to forgive or ask for forgiveness.
Be the first to believe in someone even if they have not earned it yet.
Jesus believed in you and me before we earned it.
"Be the first"
In forgiving
To believe in others and who God says you are.
To trust
To listen
To give
Maybe you are the first to hear from God on a subject that it seems everyone is ignoring it, be the First to live it.
Not to get other to live it, but you be the First of a Kind.
If you become the first of a kind there will be other fruit after.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV
13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
The word firstfruits in the bible verse is also translated beginning in other translations.
If your a firstfruit then you represent the beginning of that kind of fruit to humanity.
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James 1:17–18 NASB95
17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.
Every good and perfect gift comes from Father.
You are good and you are a perfect gift from above.
He spoke truth and here you are.
You are a kind of first fruit among humans.
Father is speaking words to you that are cleansing you.
Father is speaking words to you that are alive in you shaping you and bringing life to you.
Father is speaking words to you that are making you a first of a kind.
Have you asked for God to give you someone to show you the way?
Have you had this inkling that a better way exists but you cant quite see it so you wish someone would just show you?
It is time for you to become a first fruit.
Become the first of a kind.
There is something about FIRST that sets the tone for what is to follow.
Anointing and mantels
I heard a great man of God tell a story about what he says when people ask him for his anointing.
Father as anointed you to be yourself.
Instead of reaching out to be like someone else, what if we except who He says we are and we activate that anointing in you.
What are some ways Jesus was a First of a Kind?
How did Jesus become the FIRST fruit?
He forgave first.
He gave first.
He believed first.
He was first to heal gentiles.
He was the first to live as a son....
He was the first to live parnered with Holy Spirit.
He was the first to beat the power of death.
He was the first to willingly lay His life down for all of humanity.
In the middle of being killed by people who looked like they knew what they were doing he said: "Forgive them they do not know what they do."
So how was Jesus a Firstfruits?
Jesus is the first fruit.
If you are the first of something, their is no others yet.
Jesus is the first fruit of a way of life that had not been seen before, and He was the first of a kind in what Love in flesh looks like.
The first who lived as a fully alive human-being the way Father had intended.
Our Father wants you to be a First of a Kind.
What kind of a person has He put in your heart to become?
What kind of a person have you longed to discover, but have not seen yet?
Every good and perfect gift has come from your Father and you are one of those gifts.
What words has He spoken and planted in your heart that He is drawing on to become a firstfruit of those words?
Father is speaking words to you that are making you a first of a kind.
Read James 1 and see what Holy Spirit reveals to you.
What words has Father given you to become a fruit of?
Share those words with each other.
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Proverbs 3:9–10 NASB95
9 Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Revelation 14:4 NASB95
4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.
Romans 8:23 NASB95
23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
1 Corinthians 15:20 NASB95
20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:23 NASB95
23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,
1 Corinthians 16:15 NASB95
15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints),
Ezekiel 44:30 NASB95
30 “The first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house.
Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon 7225 רֵאשִׁית

7225 רֵאשִׁית [reʾshiyth /ray·sheeth/] n f. From the same as 7218; TWOT 2097e; GK 8040; 51 occurrences; AV translates as “beginning” 18 times, “firstfruits” 11 times, “first” nine times, “chief” eight times, and translated miscellaneously five times. 1 first, beginning, best, chief. 1A beginning. 1B first. 1C chief. 1D choice part.

Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon 7218 רֹאשׁ, רֹאשׁ

7218 רֹאשׁ, רֹאשׁ [roʾsh /roshe/] n m. From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; TWOT 2097; GK 8031 and 8034; 598 occurrences; AV translates as “head” 349 times, “chief” 91 times, “top” 73 times, “beginning” 14 times, “company” 12 times, “captain” 10 times, “sum” nine times, “first” six times, “principal” five times, “chapiters” four times, “rulers” twice, and translated miscellaneously 23 times. 1 head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning. 1A head (of man, animals). 1B top, tip (of mountain). 1C height (of stars). 1D chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest). 1E head, front, beginning. 1F chief, choicest, best. 1G head, division, company, band. 1H sum.

1 Chronicles 16:22 NASB95
22 “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon 4886 מָשַׁח

4886 מָשַׁח [mashach /maw·shakh/] v. A primitive root; TWOT 1255; GK 5417; 69 occurrences; AV translates as “anoint” 68 times, and “painted” once. 1 to smear, anoint, spread a liquid. 1A (Qal). 1A1 to smear. 1A2 to anoint (as consecration). 1A3 to anoint, consecrate. 1B (Niphal) to be anointed.

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