Jesus was the First and is the Last (Matthew 13:37–43)!
Jesus explains saying:
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine” (John 10:10-14).
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).