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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