GOD not only provided salvation for us through His Son, Jesus, but he emphasized the fact over and over through the centuries. Important historical facts related to resurrection and salvation happened on the exact day of the year that Jesus rose from the dead. GOD has made the seventeenth of Nisan a day for us, as an example. It is an example that can be remembered each Resurrection Sunday, for the rest of time. GOD is always on time. Are other days in the calendar examples of other truths God has somehow emphasized for us? That might be something to search out in scripture! It is certainly something on which to meditate.
Jesus is the First Fruit of harvest. Jesus is the first of many things. How many "firsts" regarding Jesus are shown in scripture? It can be seen that Jesus is the first of at least eight other things as seen below:
First, Jesus is the first born of Mary.
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. Matthew 1:23-25
Second, Jesus is the first born of many brethren.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29
Third, Jesus is the first fruits of the resurrected ones.
But now is Christ 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 Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
Fourth, Jesus is the first born of every creature.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: Colossians 1:13-15
Fifth, Jesus is the preeminent (greatest) one.
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18
Sixth, Jesus is the first begotten of GOD the Father.
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. Hebrews 1:4-6
Seventh, Jesus is the first begotten from the dead.
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. Revelation 1:5
Eighth, Jesus is the beginning of the creation of GOD.
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; these things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; Revelation 3:14
Jesus is indeed the Most Holy One of GOD. Jesus is the first, the choicest, the preeminent One. He is the firstborn of GOD and the first fruits unto GOD. Jesus is the sheaf of the first fruits. Thank GOD for Jesus Christ! Make Him first in your life! Think about it! Meditate on it! His tomb is empty. He is real. He is alive right this second. He is coming again. Soon. Very soon.