Giving God our first and best, and not our leftovers

As the name implies, First Fruit is the initial income you receive; the first salary for the year or the first/best profit from your business transactions and investments in the first month. It is also the increase you receive above your regular income. First Fruit is not a Ministerial strategy for raising funds, it is a Scriptural instruction.

Please understand that every instruction has covenant rewards. And so, every giving strategy in God’s word, come with specific blessings. For instance, giving your tithe to God faithfully, assures you of Open Heavens, Divine ideas for prosperity and the rebuke of devourers.

First Fruit is a clear Biblical instruction. Ex 23:19 – “The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.”

If you study through Scripture, you will realize that God does not joke with the first. In Matt. 6:33, the Bible says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Whenever you put God first, He puts your needs next on His agenda. For many years, little has been taught concerning this Mystery of Giving, but I believe the time has come for you to apply this Kingdom treasure and begin to enjoy the benefits of God therein.

There are covenant blessings for those who bring their First Fruit to God, and you can begin to engage them immediately. Some of them include;

First Fruit Attracts Generational Blessing

Whenever you give your First Fruit, you are not just blessed, your entire household is blessed. Ezek 44:30 says, “And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.” First Fruit makes your entire household to be blessed; your marriage, children and generation comes under the cover of God’s covenant blessing. Because of the generational effect of First Fruit, generational curses give way for Covenant Blessings when you put God first in your financial income. Hallelujah!

God Preserves your Remaining Income for the Year

When you give God your First Fruit, it means you have considered Him first in your finances, and anyone who puts God first never comes last. When you put God first in your finances, He makes your finances His priority. According to Matt 6:33, all the things that people are hustling for, they come as additions to you, without sweat or struggles. Giving God your First Fruit will provoke preservation for all other income you will earn for the year. Rom 11:16 says, “For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.” When you give God first, you have set it apart as holy unto the Lord; and automatically, all other incomes in the year are made holy. So God preserves them from waste.

First Fruit provokes God to preserve and secure all your other income throughout the year. You will not be able to waste funds or resources. He will ensure that all that you earn is preserved. Glory to God.

First Fruit Provokes Overflowing Blessing

I believe that First Fruit is the highest form of financial honour to God. That is why Prov 3:9-10 says, Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”

Giving God your First Fruit launches you into the realms of overflowing blessings. Personally, I discovered that since I started giving my First Fruit, no matter the financial budget of Ministry Project we set out to do in the year, we always accomplish the targets with financial resources untouched. In fact, the last National Retreat we had, we received support from a Ministry Partner for a meeting that had ended. It is a mystery.

First Fruit launches you into filled barns and overflowing storehouses. You begin to experience the more-than-enough order of provisions. You stop struggling to get things done, and after achieving your goals ordained by God, you still have finances and resources untouched. Now, that’s a height of blessing!

Are you ready to take your walk with God to the next level? Will you begin to honour God financially with the First and Best part of your income? Our financial seeds are worthless before God if we are not saved. He requires we first come, giving our lives, before giving our seeds. You may be attending church and even be in a service group, but if you are still living in sin, you need to repent. Return now by confessing the Prayer below, genuinely from your heart;

“Lord Jesus, I have sinned but I return to you today. Have mercy on me and wash me clean from all iniquity. I confess you as my Lord and Saviour. From today, I am born again. I receive Championship over sin and satan. Thank you Jesus. Amen!”

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God bless you richly. Arise!

Pastor Deji David Olanrewaju


  1. Pastor, thank you so much for reinforcing what my father, Pst. Korede Komaiya has been teaching us…I gave my first fruit for the first time ever yesterday and wanted to pray a bit about it and stumbled on your teachings. You are sound sir!
    With gratitude for upholding the teachings of the Lord, Jennifer Otto.

    1. Jesus be praised.
      Thank you Jennifer Otto.
      Keep upholding the banner of Truth. God bless you richly.

  2. Sir,l appreciate you for d Sermon on First Fruits.God bless you.More anointing sir.I join my voice with others to recognise that you are very sound in the Word.

  3. Thank you very much sir for the sound teaching, May God bring me to the point that nothing is too big to give Him.

  4. God bless you sir, you have just confirmed what have been studying on.
    Please sir I have a question.
    I intend giving my first fruit which is my first salary in January but couldn’t because the bank deducted what I was owing when the salary came in so I waited till now to get another cash to complete it so I can give the full amount, pls is this still considered as first fruit?
    I await your response sir.
    God bless.
    Faith Alade

    1. Faith Alade, thanks for your question.
      It was wise for you to settle your debt. Debt is like being in slavery and slaves have nothing of their own. It is not God’s will that you be in debt. In debt, the money you are working for is not your own, you need to settle your creditor and be free, then you can be said to be earning for yourself. Please stay out of debt.
      If you have cleared your debt, then you can give to the LORD.
      I know there is so much around this as many questions are around indebtedness and giving. However, it will not have been wise to be trying to give when you are in debt, that is not God’s will. Have you cleared your debt? Then, give to the LORD what is His.
      God bless you.

  5. Hello pastor, this is great 👍. By God’s grace preached on it yesterday in our church. God will help us to understand his words IJMN

    1. All the praise to GOD. Thank you very much Pastor. Amen, the LORD will continue to help us to align with His perfect will in Jesus name.

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