The Lord Jesus, in John chapter twelve specifically likened Himself to a grain of wheat. As Witness Lee explains,

At this point, according to the worldly view, Jesus was in His golden time. A great crowd of the Jews esteemed Him highly and welcomed him warmly because of the resurrection of Lazarus (vv.12-19), and even the Greeks were seeking after Him (vv.20-22). But He preferred to fall as a grain of wheat into the ground and die that He might produce many grains for the church” (Witness Lee, Footnotes, 423-424)

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 man’s 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 Christ’s 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)

Wheat | Barley | Vine | Fig Tree
Pomegranate | Olive Tree | Milk and Honey

Spaciousness | Ascendancy| Water
Food | Minerals | Hymn