Firstfruits fulfilled by the resurrection of Jesus (1Cor. 15:20) “But now has Messiah been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep). One reason for the incarnation is that by dying, Jesus was then resurrected in order to provide life for all. According to Leviticus 23, Firstfruits should be celebrated on the day following the first Sabbath of Unleavened Bread. Put simply, it means that Firstfruits should be celebrated on a Sunday, the same day that Jesus resurrected.