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Christ is the firstfruits of them that slept.
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 1Corinthians 15:20-23.
Christ is the firstfruits of them that slept, afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
The law represented heavenly things, and not the very image of the things. Three times in the year all thy males (thy sons) shall appear before the Lord GOD.
Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib (Nisan); for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) Exodus 23:14-15.
And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field (The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom, Matthew 13:38): and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field (those sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory, see Ephesians 1:12-14). Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD Exodus 23:14-17.