For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. (1 Corinthians 4:20) "GNT"
Christ s the kingship and the power.
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:24) "NIV"
The kingdom was planted as a royal seed by the divine teachings of Christ over two thousand years ago. The royal seed is the precious stone described as follows,
The city shone like a precious stone, like a jasper, clear as crystal. (Revelation 21:11) "GNT"
Precious stone: royal seed
A stone is an ordinary seed, and a precious stone is a royal seed.
God is like an Alchemist who is in the business of transforming base metals into gold. The base metal is the seed or stone, and the gold produced from the base metal is the royal seed or precious stone.
God refined the man Jesus until he began to reflect God. And others who come to God after Jesus are polished until they start to reflect Christ. The first set of men to be transformed into Christ were the twelve apostles of Jesus. Jesus sprouted and became the tree of life, and the twelve apostles were the first fruits of the tree.
In other words, Jesus was the first to be raised from the dead, and the apostles were the first set of people to be resurrected after Jesus.
The first fruits: the twelve apostles of Jesus
Christ the first fruits: Jesus and his twelve apostles
Christ is the first fruits because he is the sum of the twelve apostles. He is the royal seed that sprouted into the tree that produced the twelve royal seeds: the twelve apostles. The one seed Jesus produced twelve seeds (the twelve apostles).
The twelve seeds are the seeds of the twelve fruits described as the twelve precious stones in the foundation of the new Jerusalem.
Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Revelation 21:14) "NKJV"
The precious stone described in Revelation 21:11 is the seed that sprouted to become the tree of life. And the twelve foundation stones are the first twelve seeds produced by the tree.
The tree of life, which bore twelve fruits (Revelation 22:2) "NKJV"The tree with all its fruits is Christ. The fruits of the tree are the ten sefirot, and the seed which became the tree is the sefirah known as Malkuth.