The First Fruits

James 1:18 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.

How did God bring us forth to be the first fruits?

God said: light, expanse, waters gathered, sprout vegetation, lights in the expanse, fish and fowl, animals, make man in His Image…

(Who believes in these words of Truth?)

Gen. 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Then God said and commanded: Gen. 2:16 The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
Gen. 2:17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

Gen. 6:9 ... Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.

Gen. 7:1 ¶ Then the LORD said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.

Gen. 6:22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.

Gen. 9:1 ¶ And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

A kind of second Adam.

Rom. 4:21 and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.

Is. 63:16 For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us
And Israel does not recognize us.
You, O LORD, are our Father,
Our Redeemer from of old is Your name.

Num. 8:17 “For every firstborn among the sons of Israel is Mine, among the men and among the animals; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself.

Ex. 4:22 “Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the LORD,

Ex. 4:22 “Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Israel is My son, My firstborn.

Hos. 11:1 ¶ When Israel was a youth I loved him,
And out of Egypt I called My son.

Is. 64:8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.

Rom. 8:29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;

Rev. 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—

Heb. 12:23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

1Chr. 16:34 O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.