The Lord Jesus, in John chapter twelve specifically likened Himself to a grain of wheat. As Witness Lee explains,
The crowd that hailed Jesus as the King of Israel was hoping that He had come to restore their nation. The Lord Jesus, however, had no interest in a worldly position, realizing that an outward political change would do very little to meet mans real, inward need. The Lord knew that He must instead, as a grain of wheat, pass through death for the redemption of man and enter into resurrection for the multiplication of the divine life. Thus, wheat signifies the limited Christ in incarnation who willingly entered into death. Therefore, whenever we are in a limiting, pressing or restricting situation, we can also share in Christs experience as the grain of wheat. We can experience Christ as the infinite God who through incarnation became a man limited to the realm of time and space. Praise Him as the grain of wheat! (Witness Lee, All-Inclusive Christ, 48-51)
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