Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
by: Grace Crouch.
I have always considered first fruits as some “thing” that is given to God. In the Old Testament, we are taught the principle of first fruits with the requirement of the Israelites to give the first of the crops. Here, in Revelation, we see a select 144,000 men redeemed as first fruits to God and the Lamb. What were their characteristics? What made them acceptable as first fruits of God’s harvest? They were chaste. They followed the Lamb wherever He went. No lie was found in their mouth. They were blameless. Maybe we can consider giving the “first fruits” of our behavior in addition to our possessions.