BIKKURIM

Also know as First Fruits

BIKKURIM

But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.  - 1 Corinthians 15:20

First Fruits is a one day celebration which takes place on the 17th of Nisan during the Feast of Unleavened Bread and in between the two High Sabbaths. We read about First Fruits in Leviticus 23:9-11. On this agricultural celebration Israel rejoices in our thankfulness for G-D’s provision of first fruits of the new harvest after the lifeless winter. At Brit Ahm we also rejoice that on this day Yeshua became the First Fruits of the Resurrection as we read in 1 Corinthians 15.
 
Biblical References:
“Adonai spoke to Moses saying: ‘Speak to Bnei-Yisrael and tell them: When you have come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you are to bring the omer of the first fruits of your harvest to the kohen. He is to wave the omer before Adonai, to be accepted for you. On the morrow after the Shabbat, the kohen is to wave it...You are not to eat bread, roasted grain, or fresh grain until this same day—until you have brought the offering of your God. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. Then you are to count from the morrow after the Shabbat, from the day that you brought the omer of the wave offering, seven complete Shabbatot. Until the morrow after the seventh Shabbat you are to count fifty days, and then present a new grain offering to Adonai. ’” Leviticus 23:9-11, 14-16 TLV

“For I also passed on to you first of all what I also received—that Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures...But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also has come through a Man. For as in Adam all die, so also in Messiah will all be made alive. But each in its own order: Messiah the first fruits; then, at His coming, those who belong to Messiah; then the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all rule and all authority and power.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 20-24 TLV