We complete 2017 by dying to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil with its mixed fruit. We resurrect with Christ to God our Father’s Tree of Life flowing with the River of Holy Spirit bearing the First Fruit in every season, all the time, beyond time and space.
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in Me, and I in you, bear much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing…IF you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you, By this My Father is glorified” John 15:5-8
God’s First Fruit is Jesus.
Freely God gives us the First Fruit.
Daily, freely receive the First Fruit:
Christ in you.
Daily, freely give the First Fruit:
Christ in you;
let it continuously flow from heaven out of God,
like a river:
the Holy Spirit River of Water of Life.
Christ Jesus is the First Fruit of God.
“IN FACT Christ has been raised from the dead, the First Fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man (Adam) came death, by a man (Son of man, Son of God) has come the resurrection of the dead. For as IN ADAM all die, so also IN CHRIST shall ALL MADE ALIVE…God put ALL THINGS under the Son…that God may be EVERYTHING to EVERY ONE…Come to your right mind” 1 Cor 15:20-34
“If the dough offered as first fruits is holy (Jesus), so is the whole lump (those in Christ); and if the root is holy (Christ as Tree of Life), so are the branches (those in Christ)” Romans 11:16
“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that WE should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures” James 1:16-18
“Live according to the Spirit, minds set on the things of the Spirit is life and peace…You are NOT IN THE FLESH if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you…For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God…you have RECEIVED the spirit of sonship…the Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, heirs of God and FELLOW HEIRS WITH CHRIST…suffer WITH CHRIST and glorified WITH CHRIST…The glory is revealed to us…all creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God…We who HAVE the first fruits of the Spirit groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the REDEMPTION OF OUR BODIES. For in this hope WE WERE SAVED…We hope for what we do not see…The Spirit helps us in our weakness…intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words…We know that IN EVERYTHING God works for good with those who love him and are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also PREDESTINED to be conformed to the image of HIS SON, in order that he be the FIRST-BORN among many brethren. And those he predestined he also called, justified, and glorified…Will he not ALSO GIVE US ALL THINGS WITH HIM?” Romans 8:18-34
We yield EVERYTHING to the Holy Spirit who IS ABLE to regenerate our spirit and soul and body in the image and likeness of Christ, The First Fruit of God, to freely receive and freely give from Christ in you. You cannot give what you do not have!
“To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to those who have, more shall be given; to those who have not, even what they have will be taken away” Matthew 13:11-12
“For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away” Mark 4:25
“I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have A BAPTISM to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!…REPENT or perish…rejoice at all the GLORIOUS things done for you…the Kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed sowed in your heart garden and when it is grown it is a TREE…like leaven that leavens the WHOLE thing” Luke 12:49-13:21
We repent, ask and receive Christ, seek and find the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, knock on the open Door of Heaven (Jesus is The Door), receive the baptism of Jesus: the Holy Spirit and fire of God to burn, root to branch, satan’s old tree in us, and quicken the seed of Christ’s Tree of Life, activate the yeast of Christ, The First Fruit, to rise in us and flow through us!