Living A "First Fruits" Life For God
Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"They sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb"
Revelation 14: 3-4
Praise God, let us do everything we see these redeemed saints in heaven doing, so we may also live as "first fruits to God and to the Lamb" today and every day. Yes, let us sing our "new song," of what Jesus Christ has done for us and who He has made us to be. Let us be His kingdom of priests, ministering before our Lord in His presence as "living stones... being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood" (1st Peter 2:6), seeing that we have become "a temple of God" (1 Corinthians 3:16). And let us follow the Lamb always, wherever He goes.
When we live this way, we are living a "first fruits" life for God.
Hallelujah, Jesus Christ, the risen Lamb of God," has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father" (Revelation 1:6). Because of the blood and the will of my Savior, I am a priest to God, with a "new song" in my spirit, and I follow the Lamb always, for He is everything to me. Oh hallelujah that our Lord lets us taste this tremendous goodness in this life. This is truly God’s holy and loving will for us: "In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures" (James 1:18).
Our Abba Father has favored and filled us with His presence, His new song, and His Son, the Lamb so that, living in His fullness now, we will therefore be "a kind of first fruits among His creatures" so that hopefully we will show all "His creatures" the joy of a life lived in Jesus Christ. You and I have this divine opportunity and blessing, everyday, to live in this joy-filled- of-the- Lord-life with the understanding that, by doing so, we are living a "first fruits" life for our Lord, because He is so worthy and loving, and because we sincerely do desire to see all of "His creatures" receiving Christ so they may also become gloriously filled "first fruits" to God. Amen.
Be a priest to God, sing your new song, follow the Lamb, and you will live a first rate "first fruits" life in the Lord. Hallelujah!