The title of this article is taken from the book of Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YahwehShua Messiah for the remission of sins, And ye show receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
This speech by the apostle Peter was given on the day of Pentecost. He was with the other eleven apostles when he stood up and spoke to all that were assembled. Those who heard him then asked a question of Peter and the other apostles: “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Verse 37)
Perhaps you’re wondering the same thing? We, the Light of YahwehShua, are firstfruits just as were the apostles and thousands of other brethren who were baptized that day. Peter’s advice that day is just as significant today as it was then.
If you have reviewed this website, you are familiar with the name of the Father, Yahweh, as well as the names of the Son. Yahweh’s son had a human or prophetic name given to him when he was born, Yahshua. When he died, that name was blotted out. (Deuteronomy 29:20) Because of this Scriptural requirement, Messiah had to inherit a new name. (Hebrews 1:4) That inherited name is YahwehShua, Yahweh Saviour.
When Peter spoke he did not use the name of Jesus. That name did not exist at that time. It was not invented until the 16th century.
The name of Yahshua was given at birth. Messiah became a curse for us (Galatians 3:13), and as a consequence of his taking all sin upon himself, his name was blotted out.
Peter was using the name of the Savior and Redeemer of Israel. Messiah, who was the Yahweh of the Old Testament (1 Corinthians 10:4) proclaimed this in Isaiah 49:26: “All flesh shall know I Yahweh am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.” His new name was a combination of his Father’s name and a suffix, which identified him as the Savior.
Where else in the Scriptures are we informed about the combined name of the Father and Son? That would be in Revelation 14:1 that says: “And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his name and his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”
Caution, if you read this verse in the King James Version of the Bible, you will find something different. There it says: “having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” The Greek actually says, “His name and his Father’s name.” (The Emphasized Bible by Rotherham; The Diaglott; Companion Bible footnote to that verse.)
Who is that Lamb on Mount Sion? John the Baptist provides the answer in John 1:29: “The next day John seeth Yahshua coming unto him, and saith, behold the Lamb of Yahweh, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Who are the 144,000 beings standing with the Lamb? Revelation 14:4 tells us this: “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follows the lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto Yahweh and to the Lamb.”
The firstfruits or those who repented, were baptized in the name of
YahwehShua and overcame to the end. (Revelation 2:26) James 1:18 tells us we are a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
The apostle Paul knew firstfruits that lived in Achaia, a Greek province of Rome. (Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:15) In 2 Corinthians 1:1, he identified these firstfruits as saints. There are firstfruits in the world today. We are a group of firstfruits located in Missouri, USA and we have brethren in Embu, Kenya.
YahwehShua is still creating today. The firstfruits are that new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Messiah’s Spirit, the seed of which is planted at baptism, is growing throughout our bodies to prepare us for the first resurrection when Messiah returns.
When all firstfruits are resurrected they will be like him. (1 John 3:2) They shall see the face of Messiah and the name of the Father and Son will be on their foreheads. (Revelation 22:4) The second death, Gehenna fire, will have no power over them. (Revelation 20:6) The firstfruits will judge mankind and the angels during the Last Great Day. (1 Corinthians 6:2-3) When the new heaven and earth are created, the firstfruits will be with YahwehShua throughout eternity. They will have an exalted position which cannot be taken away.
Now, how can you become one of these firstfruits? You must be called by the Father (John 6:44, 65) and chosen by his Son. (John 15:16) Should you be called and chosen, the next step is baptism. This will require baptism by immersion, not sprinkling or some other form of splashing with water.
After repenting and being immersed, an elder of the Light of YahwehShua will place their hands on your head. (Acts 8:17-18) It is by the laying on of hands that the Spirit of Yahweh imparts a seed of the Spirit of Messiah. The Spirit of Yahweh is freely given to those he is calling. (1 Corinthians 2:12; Romans 8:32) The Spirit of Messiah is not given immediately, but must develop over time. The development of his Spirit occurs during the process of overcoming. We must have the fully formed spirit of Messiah within us to be resurrected. (Galatians 4:19)
The development of Messiah’s Spirit requires obedience over time. We must be obedient to all his commandments. We must embrace the new covenant and all of its requirements. We must embrace the new covenant Passover and keep his command to remember him. We must walk in his footsteps, such as keeping the Sabbath as he did. We must keep the High Days that are revealed to us in the doctrine of Messiah. (Hebrews 6:1-2) We must keep his commandments to abide in his love. (John 15:10) John tells us in 1 John 5:3 that: “ His Commandments are not grievous.” We must be willing to do whatever it takes!
If you believe that you are being called to this wonderful destiny of becoming a firstfruit, please contact us. We are a beacon of light, a rallying point, for the firstfruits that are now being called and chosen.
Please pray to Yahweh for truth. Study this website. The narrow path to the better resurrection is only through baptism in the name of YahwehShua. There is NO other name. Without this name, you will not have access to the life Messiah wants you to have. Messiah reveals this truth about himself in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
Can you handle the truth?