“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.” I Cor. 15:20
The first fruit to ripen on an apple tree is an apple. The rest that ripen after that are also apples. So then, if Christ is the first fruit of them that sleep, then that which follow are of the same fruit. That fruit is Christ. Let Christ ripen in you saint of God. Hallelujah!