Roy Allen

Today... 'The Firstfruits' - Poem by Roy Allen

For three days His body was buried in the ground.
but when they went to the tomb He could not be found.
This seed had died has now come bursting through the grave
and became the firstfruits of all those He came to save.

When the end comes and the harvest is gathered in
and innumerable saints are redeemed from sin.
He shall reign with His enemies beneath His feet
and the great plan of salvation will be complete.

For death entered creation through Adam the man
But now in Christ all will be made alive again.
For this grain of wheat fell into the ground and died
but sprang up again and its fruit had multiplied.

Not just by thirty or even a hundredfold
But countless myriads are safe within the fold.
Each of them has been purchased and cleansed by His blood
part of the kingdom that He's given back to God.

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1 Corinthians 15: 20
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

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The Bible calls You by many names
each one giving a glimpse of Your glory.
Like a cut diamond radiating in the sun
with every facet depicting an aspect
of Your Divine Nature.
Today I have thought of You as
'The Firstfruits'

Comments about Today... 'The Firstfruits' by Roy Allen

  • Clarence Prince (5/30/2012 2:22:00 PM)

    Indeed, He is the firstfruit, Roy! A lovely job, well done, my friend! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 4, 2013

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