A Believer’s Future


Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:20

In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul delves into the profound truth of resurrection, particularly concerning Jesus. He shares the resurrection not as a mere historical event but as a deeply personal reality that applies to every believer.

Although we read in the New Testament about Elijah and Peter bringing others back to life, Jesus’ resurrection stands apart. He is not simply resuscitated but resurrected, being the “first fruit,” a term originally used in the Old Testament for sacrificial offerings and now understood as an entrance fee for believers. In Leviticus 23, this “first fruit” is symbolized by the sheaf of the first grain, waving it before the Lord to represent all humanity being raised to God.

As believers, we are united with Jesus in His death and, thus, in His resurrection. Just as Adam’s sin brought death to humanity, Jesus’ sinless sacrifice brings the promise of resurrection to us. The significance lies not just in living again but in living in a new, eternal body perfectly suited for life in eternity.

Jesus’ resurrection is not only His own but also ours. It is the promise and assurance of our own resurrection. As we trust in Jesus, we know that His resurrection ensures ours, making us alive in Christ just as we died in Adam. Let this truth bring hope and joy, as we look forward to eternity with Jesus.

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