“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” Hebrews 12:2
The Bible tells us that the blessing of Abraham was meant for all people (Galatians 3:14). That blessing meant health happiness and prosperity. There was nothing bad in the blessing. There was absolutely no curse associated with the blessing. In fact, to any who opposed the blessing God promised, to them would come a curse (talk about sowing what you reap).
Staying with the context of sowing and reaping is the Celebration of the Festival of Pentecost also known as the Festival of Firstfruits. Jesus was to be known as the first born of many brethren (thus Firstfruits). He was also known as the seed. (Actually it was the Christ who was known as the seed. The Christ is defined to mean, the Messiah, the Saviour, and the Anointed One of God or God’s messenger.) Jesus, the Christ was the seed and the blessing God had originally declared to Abraham (Galatians 3:16), and now given to all who chose to follow the teaching of Jesus the Christ.
The Bible tells us that the Devil has come to steal, kill, and destroy. That’s his function.
Now, the Devil thought he had destroyed the seed of blessing when Jesus hung on Calvary’s cross and died. He especially liked Jesus’ words “it is finished”. But death and burial to a seed is not death at all, only a transformation into what it was meant for in the first place.
Looking unto Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith follows much the same path as the nation God called out of bondage. They were to see via a miracle working God: we see Jesus, the miraculous presentation of who God is. They were to be led via obedience to things God told them: we are to follow Jesus’ commandments and Spirit. By following the miracles and vision God gives to His people, they would inherit the promised blessing of peace, safety, prosperity and happiness that was the blessing of Abraham, that was the seed of Christ, that would become available to any and all who believed, even unto all nations.
Pentecost is the germination of the firstfriut seed. It is the harvest of many ‘like unto Jesus’.
Who the Devil thought was destroyed, would explode into the streets a hundredfold and then a thousandfold three times over before the end of the first days reaping at the first harvest of Pentecost.