We must keep faithful and believe every word of God. The Apostle Paul clearly pointed out God’s redemption plan when he wrote, saying: “[CHRIST THE FIRSTFRUITS]; [AFTERWARD THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S AT HIS COMING]” (1 Corinthians 15:23).
Who are the FIRSTFRUITS?
The FIRSTFRUITS are the 144,000 servants of God from the twelve tribes of Israel (Revelation 14:1) who “…were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held…” (Revelation 6:9) when the fifth seal is opened at the end of time.
“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. [THESE WERE REDEEMED FROM AMONG MEN, BEING THE FIRSTFRUITS UNTO GOD AND TO THE LAMB]. And in their mouth was found no guile: for [THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD]” (Revelation 14:4).
When Jesus returns on the DAY OF JUDGMENT with these tens of thousands of saints (Jude 1:14), it is only then that “…the remaining fruits…,” the righteous will be redeemed to heaven at the end of Judgment Day (Matthew 25:31–34).
“THEN COMETH THE END, when he shall have [DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD, EVEN THE FATHER]; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).
Jesus clearly asks: “Nevertheless when the Son of man [COMETH], shall he [FIND FAITH] on the [EARTH]?” (Luke 18:8). Also, Jesus very carefully pointed out, saying: “NOT EVERY ONE] that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
“For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).
Therefore, let us keep faithful in preserving our whole soul and body blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
“[FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST]; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 2:29).
“Behold, I [COME AS A THIEF]. Blessed is he that [WATCHETH, AND KEEPETH HIS GARMENTS], lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).
“Behold, [HE COMETH] with clouds; and [EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM], and they also which pierced him: and [ALL KINDREDS OF THE EARTH] shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).