The first crops gathered in a season. In Old Testament times, they were offered to the Lord (Lev. 23:9–20). Jesus Christ was the firstfruits unto God in that He was the first to be resurrected (1 Cor. 15:20, 23; 2 Ne. 2:9). Those who accept the gospel and endure to the end in faithfulness are in a symbolic way the firstfruits, for they belong to God.