Jesus [Yeshua] is the reason for the Passover season. He is the Passover Lamb and the Firstfruits of the resurrection. Those who follow Messiah are unleavened by the sincere teaching of the Master. As we count three days and nights from Yeshua’s burial before the annual Sabbath of Unleavened Bread, we can anticipate the joy of the resurrection at the end of the weekly Sabbath. As the first day of the week began, Yeshua was raised from the tomb. At the same hour that the wave sheaf of the firstfruits of the barley harvest was raised by the temple priests, Yeshua was lifted out of the grave. The women who went to the tomb, “when it was yet dark” (John 20:1) discovered the greatest news of history, and they preached the Good News. He is risen!
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. (1 Cor. 5:17)
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death. (1 Cor. 15:20-26).
Happy First Fruits of the Resurrection!