What is the FirstFruits, Yeshua or the resurrected saints? | UNLEARN

What is the FirstFruits, Yeshua or the resurrected saints? | UNLEARN


What is the FirstFruits, was it Yeshua or
the resurrected saints? It’s time to UNLEARN the lies. UNLEARN Hey, welcome to UNLEARN. My name is Lex, and I’d like to invite you
to join us each week as we search out Biblical truth together and UNLEARN the lies we have
inherited. Now, let’s get started. There is an interesting event recorded in
the Gospel of Matthew, which tells us that the graves opened up the day Yeshua died,
and many dead saints came out of their graves after His resurrection and walked around Jerusalem. “And the graves were opened; and many bodies
of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection,
and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” – Matthew 27:52-53 However, the Bible does not tell us what happened
to those people afterward. We don’t know if they continued living for
a few hours, days, weeks, or years, which has led to a lot of speculation and myths
about what might have happened to them. I really wish we were given more information
about them, but unfortunately we are left to wonder. Some people have incorrectly concluded that
these saints were the “FirstFruits” of the resurrection and Yeshua took them with
Him when He ascended into heaven, but the Bible says nothing about other people ascending
to heaven with Him. More importantly, we know that Yeshua Himself
is the FirstFruits, because the Bible says, “But now is Messiah risen from the dead,
and become the FirstFruits of them that slept.” -1 Corinthians 15:20 The FirstFruits offering is a single sheaf
that is waved before Yahweh, and Yeshua is that sheaf. We must also realize that if these resurrected
saints were taken up to heaven, they would have been given their perfect immortal bodies,
however, the Bible tells us that we will all be made perfect together, and that even the
great fathers of our faith (such as Abraham, Isaac, Moses, etc.) will not be made perfect
apart from us. “And these all, having obtained a good report
through faith, received not the promise: Elohim having provided some better thing for us,
that they without us should not be made perfect.” – Hebrews 11:39-40 Therefore, if Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph,
and many other great men of faith have not yet been made perfect, then we cannot conclude
that the people who came out of their graves after Yeshua’s resurrection were made perfect
either. There are a number of examples in the Bible
of people who died and came back to life, but were not given immortality. Lazarus is a prime example of someone who
was dead for four days before he was raised back to life, and he did not become immortal. Another example is when the ruler of the synagogue’s
daughter died, and Yeshua raised her back to life. She was not given an immortal body at that
time, and she did not ascend to heaven, she simply came back to life as a mortal. It is inconsistent with Scripture to conclude
that a number of unnamed persons ascended into heaven, when the Bible tells us that
no one has ascended except Yeshua. “And no man hath ascended up to heaven,
but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” – John 3:13 If we tried to name some of the people in
the Bible who might be worthy to be taken to heaven with Yeshua, the list would surely
include people such as King David, Moses, and Abraham, however, all of those men are
listed by name as not having receiving the promise yet. Also, in Peter’s sermon, he specifically
says that David has not ascended into heaven, but remains in his grave. “Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto
you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with
us unto this day…. For David is not ascended into the heavens…” – Acts 2:29,34 The only thing we can safely assume about
the resurrected saints is that they eventually died again. We don’t know if they were alive for a few
hours, or if they were like Lazarus, and given a number of years to continue their lives. However, the Bible does not support the idea
that they ascended to heaven. The Bible is very clear about who the FirstFruits
is. Paul explained that Yeshua is the “FirstFruits”
of the resurrection. “But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and
become the FirstFruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also
the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah
shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Messiah the
FirstFruits; afterward they that are Messiah’s at his coming.” – 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 I hope this video has answered some of your
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93 Replies to “What is the FirstFruits, Yeshua or the resurrected saints? | UNLEARN”

  1. Thanks, your videos are helpful to they that want to grow in knowledge of truth, but I'll still want to know if you're a Jewish citizen or a saved Gentile. thanks.

  2. what's your view about hell? to me I just don't think the Father would send us to a place of endless torture for all time because of our sins. I know it says the smoke from the torment will rise forever and ever but it's not saying we will be endlessly tortured, so I think people will be cast into the lake but burnt up and die the final death.

  3. Shalom Brother Lex, blessings to you and your family. I always wondered about that verse in Mathieu 27:52-53 and I thought that maybe, just maybe this verse had something to do with 1Peter 3:18 For the Messiah himself died for sins, once and for all, a righteous person on behalf of unrighteous people, so that he might bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh but brought to life by the Spirit; 19 and in this form he went and made a proclamation to the imprisoned spirits, 20 to those who were disobedient long ago, in the days of Noach, when God waited patiently during the building of the ark, in which a few people – to be specific, eight – were delivered by means of water. If not would you be able to explain it to me? I sure would like to understand this verse thank you!

  4. Section 1 of 5
    Hey Lex. This is a very interesting topic, but one that causes great confusion for most. I can help you find the answer to this in 5 sections dear brother.

    Section 1 of 5
    Remember Matthew 27:51 & 52 is immediately after Messiah took his last breath which was at 3:00 right before Nisan 15 started at sundown. Messiah was raised from the dead three days later after the great or double sabbath sometime at the twilight start of the new day's cycle on Nisan 16 of the Jewish holy calendar. Mt 28:1

    Remember there were Roman centurions standing next to Messiah to break his legs to hasten his death, one that pierced his side in the heart & those that were by the two that were killed with him, the corpes rising out of the tombs as well as the earthquake & very long & heavy temple curtain that separated the holy from the Most Holy being completely town in half.

    This is all the exact same time frame, but in three different locations: #1. the temple where the curtain was rent in two, #2. Golgotha; the site of the executions, #3. the cemetery where the tombs were to which the last two places were outside of the holy city. Mt 27:27-54, Mr 15:16-39, Lu 23:32-49, Jo 19:17-34

  5. Thanks again brother Lex …
    If u have a chance share w us your opinion about who really apeared tô salomon in that dream after he offered 1000 large sacrifices and if God likes those kind of blood things

  6. Thank you brother Lex, for sharing this insight as the Ruach revealed to you. . YAH bless and keep you continuously. Shalom brother!

  7. The picture we are given of the first fruits is a sheaf, many stalks of grain. There is no proof that these resurrected saints are the 24 elders, but they may well be. Also we know that Messiah became our High Priest, so He would have presented the first fruits before the altar as a wave offering; and we see the 24 elders bowing down before the throne, which is a waving motion. It fits the picture, but there is no proof one way or the other, but I think for you to call it a "lie" is a bit too much.

  8. brother, when you are reading from bible verse, please include the name of the translation you are using.
    thanks.

    Holy City is known as Jerusalem in Old Testament.
    and it was quite interesting that Matthew mentioned Holy City twice in Matthew, one in temptation of Jesus and 2 in Matt 26.

  9. Section 2 of 5
    In the verse of 52 it says many bodies. When the scriptures use the word bodies it often refers to corpse or inactivity.

    The Greek for body whether dead or alive is rendered soma. Ptoma is rendered fallen body or dead Body.

    You used the scriptures which was great! All pointed to your argument. They showed no one rose from their grave or memorial sepulchral before Messiah Christ. God's written word is truth and not contradictory.

    So what are the scriptures actually saying? We have to really pay close attention to what the context around these two verses are saying and referring to.

  10. Section 3 of 5
    Notice: immediately after Christ's death there was a strong earthquake. It was strong enough to open the ground and split large rock masses.

    These two versus do not describe a resurrection or raising up of life. This is why their is no mention in oral or written history, nor eyewitness accounts anywhere of a mass resurrection or any sort on the day Messiah died; no mention of this event because no one was raised to life from the dead on this day.

    With the exception of God's Angel descending from heaven, earthquakes we're never associated with any resurrection scene in the scriptures other than after the double Sabbath when Messiah's tomb was found opened when he was resurrected. Mt 28:1, 2

  11. To offer a counter point: Yeshua is the first fruit (singular) of the resurection per 1Cor 15:20. Aparche is singular not plural. I believe that collectively they are the firstfruits of the resurrection (my opinion). I think the gospel of Nicodemus (non-canonical) talks more about them.

  12. Section 4 of 5
    The scriptures do say that the tombs where these bodies were after the eathquake were raised up. The Greek word anastasis means to raise up. But how was this and how was this word used in verse 52 if no holy ones came to life? Remember holy ones were faithful servants, prophets & kings…in this case this would mean the saints were laid to rest near the holy city of Jerusalem…all of this happening just before the double sabbath was to start within approximately three hours after Christ's death. Mark 15:42, 43; Luke 23:54-56

    Notice that the scriptures hold out the time of the first fruits of this first resurrection of the saints or elect in the future called the time of the end. This first resurrection takes place at a future time before Satan is abysed and the beginning of Christ Millennial reign. Rev 20:1-6

    This raising up was violent. This event was caused by the earthquake to which it opened the tombs of the dead and tossed the corpses or bones out of their tombs. Similar incidences have happened before and in more recent times. In 1949 Ecuador, in 1962 in Sonson Columbia where approximately 200 corpses in the cemetery rose from, came out of or thrown out from their tombs by a violent Earth tremor. – El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia, July 31, 1962

    Messiah Jesus said that the hour will come when all those in the Tomb will come out to his voice. John 5:28, 29. AllThe word "All" encompasses the entire earth.

  13. Section 5 of 5
    So who were those that came out & entered the holy city? It was the people at the cemetery where this event took place as eyewitnesses. It was "they" who entered the city after the dead were thrown about, raised up out of their tombs. "They" became visible to many people were the events or signs that took place, that is why scriptures say those who witnessed these signs; Roman officers & Jews saying from their lips & hearts: "this truly was God's Son?". Mt 28:54; Mr 15:39; Lu 23:47, 48

    Take note too that the great 1st century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus nor any other historian, nor early Church fathers, etc. ever mention anything closely resembling this resurrection from the dead & walking to Jerusalem from their graves event of saints which would've been the greatest miracle not only for Christianity, but the known secular world of that time until today.

    I didn't want to compile all of this in one comment. I hope this helps.

  14. First of all, it DON'T MATTER, if disagree with you on this, it don't matter if I'm wrong, or if we are both wrong.
    I agree 100%, Yahshua is THE firstfruits.
    But I do believe that Yahshua presented Himself to the Father FIRST, as the FIRST to be raised from the dead, and then COULD have, presented a hand full of firstfriuts, as the High Priest would have done on the Day of Firstfruits. And the reason King David, and others that are mentioned in Heb. 11, is because they will have a position waiting for them in the Kingdom, but these unnamed people, (which may be people mentioned in the Bible, like Job, thats not in Heb. 11)may have their position as Elders, in the Kingdom. And MAYBE, just MAYBE, there were 24 graves opened that day, and when Yahshua presented these 24, in a bundle, or sheif, they became the 24 Elders, that are in the Throne Room now. There is no mention of 24 Elders, before this happened.
    This is just a theory, I DON'T know, but it could be. (I don't know if Job was buried in Jerusalem, or not, I just used him as an example.) Yah Bless

  15. John 3:13 does NOT say 'no one will'. I believe you are correct, but I do NOT believe your position can be stated 'dogmatically', (that is, that to consider one a follower of scripture one MUST believe that way.) Shalom John

  16. i am grateful for your teachings… thank you!!! can you teach on the kundalini spirit and how it has infiltrated the church?

  17. God Said that He will Send Elijah Prophet before Messiah Come Malachi 4.5. To the first coming of Messiah People Prepare John Baptist Matthew 17.10-13; 11.14. To the Second Coming of Messiah People Prepare Literal Inheritance of Ellen White (1827-1915). Baptism of John whence was it? from Heaven or from Men? (Matthew 21.25) Literal Inheritance of Ellen White was it from God or from Men?

  18. I thank you and Mr.Paul for ALL the time you guys take out of your day to help teach many people such as myself about scripture and true content thank you💙

  19. "All the beasts of the forest are mine and the cattle upon a THOUSAND hills."
    " The Lord your God he is God keeping Covenant with those who love him to a THOUSAND generations."
    Does the LORD become unfaithful after 1001 generations ?
    (Speaking as a fool)… or does the term " Thousand have a deeper meaning ? Yes. It means " Total Completeness" or " Leaving nothing out".
    Surely the LORD owns ALL the Cattle on ALL the hills and he is faithful to ALL generations…… In the exact same manner, those who were accounted worthy of the First Resurrection "with my dead body" according to Isaiah 26:19 and Matthew 27:50-53 (More blessed are those who having not seen [Messiah Manifest] yet believed)….. "THEY lived (Zoe) and reigned( basileuo) with Christ until the COMPLETENESS of years." ( Any Moment Now)
    Yep. As simple as it sounds, the "First Resurrection" is the Resurrection that happened First. 😉 and that's why " the rest of the dead lived (Zoe) not again until the (chillias5507-Completeness) of years." Which event is the " Wheat Harvest" currently growing with tares among us. And will occur momentarily at the "Last Trumpet" (I Cor. 15:52) when Jesus will raise up the dead on what HE CALLED the " Last Day" (John 6:39-40) and as the " earth and the elements thereof melt in fervent heat." as Peter warned.
    God Bless You

  20. "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."
    Come let us reason together:
    Who alone has earned the right and is the possessor of the Keys of death and Hell ?
    (Revelation 1:18)
    Who is that Angel of The LORD who bound the "Strongman" at the "First Resurrection" ?
    Revelation 20 tells us clearly using the singular pronouns "He" and "Him" 6 times that Lucifer alone was cast into the bottomless pit ("sides of the pit. Isaiah 14/Ezekiel 28)
    Who was cast out into the bottomless pit, ALL the billions (if not more) that fell with Lucifer or
    only "The Strongman" as the Lord Jesus clearly stated just before he bound Him?
    " NOW is the judgment of this world NOW is the prince of this world cast out. " John 12:31
    Peter said "Lord we have forsaken all to follow thee, what therefore shall we receive ?"
    28And Jesus said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration (Holy Ghost given) when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Matt 19:28, Luke 22:30
    FIRST RESURRECTION
    "And I saw thrones and judgment was given to THEM…….." Revelation 20
    " NOW is Christ risen from the dead the firstfruits (plural) of them (plural) that slept (past tense)." I Corinthians 15:20
    "NOW is the time for judgment to begin in the house of God……"
    God Bless You

  21. Listen to Isaiah 26:19
    19 "Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead."
    That promise was answered in Matthew 27:50-53
    Not to mention Matthew 12:27-29 and Matthew 19:28 When Jesus not only described that he would bind ( ONLY) the "strongman" in the first Resurrection but that the apostles would be the ones seated upon thrones in judgment after the Holy Ghost was given and they followed the Lord to heaven, from where he REIGNS currently and since his ascension. 🙂

    NOW is Christ risen from the dead and become the firstfruits (plural) of them (plural) that slept(past tense)."  As of the writing of this letter to the Corinthians….THEM didn't sleep no more  😉

  22. One problem I see with your conclusion is this:  If the resurrected saints died again after Christ's resurrection,  what assurance do we – who also will be resurrected after His resurrection – have that we too won't die again?   I can see examples like Lazarus who died again before His resurrection rising again at the last day, but I can see no way that anyone raised to life after Christ's resurrection will ever die again.  Please address with scripture. Also "firstfruits" in Greek is in the PLURAL MASCULINE FORM while "CHRIST" is in the SINGULAR.  What will you do with that?

  23. I believe when Christ went to Sheol or hell, for three days he told the prophets of old like Isaiah, Abraham, and Isac many other who wrote about him, to rest for a little while longer, and that he overcame, and was back. Yes, it was a Miracle some Saints were walking around, to me that is comforting, that Death is not as bad as we think, we just go to sleep, I also believe maybe that they were warned to keep quiet about these things, and they passed away again, the same as Lazarus.
    And Bless you for teaching others, so many don't even open the Bible, but believe unto men that fill them with Lies about Heaven, as the Bible say's. The only one that ascended into Heaven was the man Christ. For he came from Heaven.
    Again Thank you so much for speaking the Good News of Gods Kingdom. I am of no denomination because I want Truth not lies. No Church has done that, just the Word Of God.

  24. What say you and others about medical Cannabis ? I'm had, in the recent past, been in dispute with a so called pastor who claims to have been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder over 25 years ago, but was healed. His position on Cannabis as medicine is NOT favorable to any congregant attending his particular church because he claims that anyone who uses a mind altering substance, regardless of its legal status or FDA approval is practicing witch craft.
    So, what of other mind altering substances which this pastor takes no issues with: Caffeine? Nicotine? The list goes on. My challenge? How do you reconcile such a situational position? Let us search God's Word; rightly divide it, and apply it to this situation.
    His position overtly implicates those who suffer from post-surgical pain and take FDA approved pain medications as engaging witchcraft.
    There's no talking to this guy. So, given that I perceive the matter as a trivial dispute which gives rise to strife, I walked away from the issue.

  25. what denomination are you? if you class yourself as with a particular denomination. your doctrine is sound and unbiased. You sound like a seventh day Adventist 🙂

  26. Should we unlearn the Trinity too?

    the Trinity was not a belief of the first church nor was it a belief of the apostles the way the bible was written, except for most bible translations which were translated by (bias) Trinitarians translators, adding or mistranslate the obvious.

    The “Trinity”, is a false doctrine which was decided in 381 ad, over 300 years After Jesus, time to unlearn that mystery!

  27. what's happened brother? where have you gone! no spiritual food for over a month now, hope this message finds you and your family well… shalom brother

  28. Lex what about depression? Do the scriptures mention this? How hard it is to tell unbelievers about our loving God when they know I suffer from depression. Thanks Lad.

  29. They weren't alive, they were still bodies who walked around, or else they'd still be alive(hebrews 9:27). Lazarus IS immortal, but that doesn't mean his body is perfect, its just still alive.

  30. It is true that Yeshua is the first fruit. 🙂

    1 Corinthians 15:20
    But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

  31. The graves were not opened until  after Jesus  was raised from the dead ! Read the bible again. You should not be teaching what you DONT understand. I will pray that you come to better understanding of the word of GOD.

  32. Hey Lex, i am writing a book about the very thing of me unlearning the lies we have inherited, and i was hoping its ok to use the information i gathered from one of your videos, thanks

  33. If nobody goes to Heaven then how do you explain: (2 for 5:8) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. , or Luke 23:39-43King James Version (KJV)

    39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

    40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

    41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

    42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

    43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

  34. We are given more information sir. The event of the resurrected saints has not happened yet. I am willing to help you understand much more if you are interested.

  35. UNLEARN the lies: When the word-for-word (Hebrew-to-English) version reads that Christ is the singular form: "First Fruit" it only makes perfect sense. After all, Christ is only but one person, whereas the 144,000 are the plural form: "Firstfruits" are many. Amen, Sir?

  36. Unlearn the Lies- Hi I agree he is the first fruit 100%. but DISAGREE in other things you said.

    Also, You elaborated a lot that no one was made perfect and I agree with that but the part where you said that noone went to Heaven. You did not mention Enoch…and others who , "God took"… What is your research on that?

    And also Who were the ones that appeared on Mt Transfiguration… who were they?

    I in some part disagree with your video because of my own research in these areas.

  37. I have always liked ur teachings Lex, but Who are the saints coming back with Messiah in 1 Thess 3:11-13?

  38. You answered your own question with 1 Corinthians 20-23 .The 24 elders were the ones who rose with The High priest (Messiah) at His resurrection .Probably Abraham, Jacob, Issac were among those. That is why they were called the * First Fruits*. He met with them in Jerusalem, probably around midnight that so-called Sunday morning before He met Mary six hours later.He was doing this before He ascended to heaven with them. Just as the Torah says. This is what the Torah spoke of in Deuteronemy:26. But if you don't compare scripture with scripture. precept with precept…then I think it wouldn't make much sense , would it?🌈

  39. The Saints that died are not yet in Heaven, but right underneath it. I believe that is the "Abraham's Bosom" that is spoken of in Luke. Abraham's Bosom is where the Righteous are until judgement.

    It's like how the Unrighteous go to hell, and then the lake of fire after judgement.

  40. Revelation 14:4 King James Version (KJV)
    4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

  41. I am Sikh and Hindu from India. I become a Christian… believed Jesus Christ is son of God.I love Jesus Christ so much 💖

  42. You Cannot Be Made Perfect Without The 13th Moon. Because Hebrew Day 231 + 353 = My Wife {584}.

    However, Hebrew Day 231 Is a Trigger Day {Because of 1320}

    Therefore, Hebrew Day 231 + 383 = First Fruit of The Law {613 + 1} ~

  43. the 144000 are also called the firstfruits in Revelation 14:4 : These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the FIRSTFRUITS unto God and to the Lamb.

  44. I saw in another video about the 7 feast of the Lord stating that the resurrection didn't happen until 50 days later. I see Easter as being pagan as Christmas is. Please explain the 50 days

  45. We must consider all the Scripture. Remember Luke 24:44………..
    Mat 2:16  Then Herod, (Rev.12:4) when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. 
    Mat 2:17  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 
    (Jer.31:15)
    Mat 2:18  In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. 
    Luk 2:34  and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, 'Lo, this one is set for the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against.
    –I submit that these are the many saints that were resurrected after the resurrection of Messiah.
    Notice–Jer 31:16  Thus said יהוה, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares יהוה, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy. 
    Paul knew it, Act 26:7  to which our twelve tribes, intently night and day serving, do hope to come, concerning which hope I am accused, king Agrippa, by the Jews; 
    1Co 15:15  Yea,G1161 andG2532 we are foundG2147 false witnessesG5575 of God;G2316 becauseG3754 we have testifiedG3140 ofG2596 GodG2316 thatG3754 he raised upG1453 Christ:G5547 whomG3739 he raised not up,G1453 G3756 if so be thatG1512 G686 the deadG3498 riseG1453 not.G3756 
    –deadG3498=νεκροιG3498 A-NPM Plural Masculine. Notice also in the above verse we are found false witnesses if we don't teach the resurrected saints, aka Rachel's children, the Holy Innocent. Rev 14:4  These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the FIRSTFRUITS unto God and to the Lamb. 
    –I submit that these saints are:/The Bride Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come./The 144,000 Rev.7 & 14/The Firstfruits Levi.23:9-14 Joh 20:17  Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
    –So remember Luke 24:44… Messiah was fulfilling Scripture/Feasts the whole time He was here. He will continue when HE returns! He is the First fruit! The Saints are the Firstfruits. We, the Body/Children of the Kingdom are a type of Firstfruits, James 1:18, Lev 23:17  Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. Notice the Leaven=a symbol of sin…. May the SPIRIT connect all these Scriptures for you.
    — All Scripture has to fit. HalleluYAH!

  46. What about the thief that asked Jesus Christ to remember him and Jesus Christ replied that he will be with Him in paradise? Luke 23:43

  47. All this mysteries together in a book called, Me against the religious world on the sign of Jonah by Cemir Torres. please whach my video called, The Isaiah 53:8 challenge.

  48. Points to consider:

    The Bible does not tell us what happened after the dead arose with Christ so it is also conjecture to assume they did not enter heaven with him and that they lived out their lives on earth.

    I understand that you can make a reasonable assumption for them dying again based on the examples you gave in the video for Lazarus but here are some points to consider as well.

    One can also conclude that Jesus, along with the resurrected, are the firstfruits based on 1 Cor. 15:20 because “firstfruits” is plural. Looking into the text a bit deeper it says Jesus is the firstfruits. Why? The text says because He was resurrected. “But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the firstfruits of them (also plural) that slept” It would logically follow that anyone else who was resurrected with him would naturally be apart of these firstfruits. The context of the verse as well as the entire chapter is around the concept of resurrection from the dead.

    An additional point which I believe is necessary for fully understanding the nature of firstfruits is the question – firstfruits of what? The answer is clearly the harvest! Remember the parable in Matt:20. The harvest is people. The waive sheef offering was symbolic of it’s antitypical fulfillment in Jesus’s resurrection. But we’ve missed the point if only Jesus is all of the firstfruits because the whole point of him dying was for US (you and me) to live and to be resurrected to eternal life should we die. That’s the point being brought out in 1Cor 15. The text is saying don’t worry if you or your loved one dies because if they died in Jesus resurrection is guaranteed because we are the fruit of God’s labor. In fact, he already took back a sample!

    What about the resurrected previous to Jesus’s crucifiction? They would not be considered first fruits nor can they be because Jesus hadn’t finished his work or fulfilled the law yet. It’s His victory over sin on the cross that pulls this whole thing together. After his death and resurrection, anyone resurrected with him would naturally be apart of that wave sheaf offering to God.

    Returning to the text, notice that Paul calls Jesus the first fruit of “them that slept”. Notice the qualification. In other words, this is one type of first fruit. The first firstfruits in 1 Corinthians are those that are resurrected, but you will recall in Rev 14, the 144,000 are also called “firstfruits” as well. But the Bible does NOT call them the “firstfruits of them that slept”. Just firstfruits. Again, they are also products of a harvest, but they are LIVING saints at the end of earth’s probation. Notice again that these firstfruits in Revelation do not include Jesus. Rev 14:4 says “These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God AND TO THE LAMB. They are living saints because they live through the seven last plagues. Note Rev 7:16. The 144,000 live through the plague of heat.

    To address the 24 Elders question we go to the text and discover that they are in fact human. Look at Rev 5:8,9. The 24 elders fell down before the lamb and sung a new song saying “for thou wast slain, and hast REDEEMED us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and PEOPLE. Only humans can be redeemed and by their own admission, they are humans.

    To tackle Elijah and Moses on the mount of transfiguration we go to the Bible. We know Elijah was taken to heaven in a whirlwind in 2Kings 2:11. So we know Elijah was in fact alive in heaven and never died. Similar to Enoch who God also took. How about Moses? We know he died, but was he ever resurrected? We look at Jude1:9 and we see that Michael the archangel (which is Christ) took the body of Moses. Again, we know that God is the God of the living and not the dead (Mark 12:27) so we know that Jesus resurrected the body of Moses which is why He could appear and give Christ strength along with Elijah on the mount of transfiguration from a human’s perspective.

    Lastly, to deal with the point about the prophets not yet receiving the promise so we will all get our new bodies together, I must still disagree. We know that Enoch is in heaven. We also know that Elijah is in Heaven. We have just discovered that Moses is also in heaven. Does this mean that others who died have also gone to heaven? No. In each of these instances, God translated or resurrected these people specifically and definitely for a purpose. They likely represent the harvest in it’s diversity. Some resurrected, some translated directly. Some Israelites etc… But the Bible is clear that the dead know not anything and that David and the other patriarchs are still awaiting resurrection. Just not Moses, Elijah, Enoch, and the 24 elders. These have specific work to do. Also, look at the text – what promise is being spoken about in Hebrews? We go forward to vs 22-28 of the next chapter. The promise being spoken about is actually the Kingdom. Remember Rev 22:2, when we are finally home – then we will all eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the city in the Kingdom. It’s not a stretch to say the humans who have been translated to heaven have not yet eaten of the tree of life. (This is conjecture on my part). However, we know Jesus will not drink of the vine until he comes back, so there is a precident. We also know the food in Heaven can sustain a human for a very long time (Elijah not needing to eat for 40 days 1kings 19:8)

    This is a lot and I tried to condense it, but the main points are these: #1. When you die, you do NOT go directly to heaven. You await resurrection. However, some people’s resurrections have been sooner than others. The 24 elders are most likely those that came from Jesus’s resurrection because there are no other resurrections spoken about in the Bible that fit this bill. The Bible is clear, and the 24 elders are HUMAN and have been Redeemed. #2. We cannot say Jesus is the firstfruit (single wave sheaf) when the Bible says He is the firstfruits (plural). #3. There are more than one firstfruits. First the firstfruit of the dead and then the firstfruits of the living. #4 Moses and Elijah DID appear to Jesus on the mount of transfiguration (Matt 17:3). They ARE alive and in Heaven according to the Bible. We cannot dismiss this. I hope this has been helpful.

  49. Hi brother u have 2 get or Google gospel of nicodemus where matthew left off adam isaiah david the thief at cross with CHRIST step on death as CHRIST PROPHESIED in eden the serpent bruise his heel he will bruise serpents head n THIS IS where matthew statesgraves open up. Remember JESUS said Pharisees and the scribes (LEADERS of the world) hid the keys or key secrets of eternal life from us the apocryphas lost gospels book of Enoch god bless

  50. Although it does not say the saints ascended to heaven with Jesus neither does it say that anyone saw Jesus acceded to heaven so you can not assume they did not ascend to heaven with Jesus from the text. However, we know that Jesus said He was going to ascend to the Father after meeting Mary but before letting the women clasp His feet.

    We also never hear any more about the saints or where they went. Therefore it is is only reasonable to assume that they vanished from the area, otherwise we should have accounts of these Holy Saints existing and living in Jerusalem or Israel till their deaths.

    Jesus did indeed take the resurrected bodies of these holy people who had been seen that morning in the city and presented them before God as the first fruits wave offering. This was in fulfilment of the Day of First Fruits when the high priest would have been presenting the first fruits of the barley harvest as a wave offering in the temple that morning and like the priest Jesus would not have gone before the LORD empty handed:

    Deuteronomy 16:16
    Three times a year all your men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. No one should appear before the LORD empty-handed.

    These Holy people then sat on some of the twenty-four thrones around God’s throne:

    Revelation 4:4
    Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.

  51. I am of the understanding that a man is only to die once (not talking about the 2nd death many will face). So, when Christ raised some people from the dead, such as the daughter of the ruler of they synagouge, would they not had to have died again at some point? Can someone please help me reconcile this? Thank you.

  52. Unlearn the lies get an Interliner Hebrew Bible….it clearly says Enoch was taken to heaven…it also says Noah was perfected….but of course Christ is supreme first fruits

  53. You said there is no way to know what happened to those Mathew claims were resurrected and there is evidence. Gospel of Nicodemus whom the corrupt catholic church has hidden states that those who were resurrected and appeared were later lifted up with Jesus before the Apostles eyes , furthermore I would have thought a Jewish Christian would know better than to believe or qoute Paul, he is a false Apostle and Jew born of Greek parents and an enemy of the truth and Commandments of God Shalom

  54. Yeshua Ha Mashiach is the only one who can grant one into heaven. Have u received His free gift of Shua?

  55. david
    you quote that david is still dead and buried… But this is a quote from Joel, so of course this has nothing to do with the first fruits and Christ Jesus.

  56. John 3:13 was spoken BEFORE the tombs were opened. So at the time Jesus spoke this to Nicodemus he (jesus) was the only one who had ascended into heaven (in the spirit). At the cross, the firstfruits martyrs rose right after Jesus did. Then they all ascended on the feast of firstfruits.

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