Jesus is also a kind of 1st fruit. See how God invested Him. He keeps multiplying in us, nothing can prevail against Him, nothing can kill Him, at His name every knee bows. Nobody can do without Him. You may not serve Him but you can’t ignore Him. As soon as He was certain of Abram’s love, He restored Isaac. With the 1st fruit God is looking for your heart not your money. Make up your mind to release it and He will replace it before you release it. Consider the Widow of Zarephath
Remember everyone was backslidden in Israel, everywhere was dry yet … 1 King 17: 8 – 16. Abel in Gen 4 brought his 1st fruits, which God had commanded. Cain brought what Finally I said Lord why do you want people’s money in January. I don’t have a problem to give you mine, all of it and more. My children are all our of school, my husband can help me out, I don’t have a lot of needs. I should not be preaching this; He said I want to set them free like I have set you free.
(Personal testimony) God only wants your salary but He took my job, 20 years of learning, 9 years of teaching etc. whatever he wanted to bring to God, His offering was rejected and he became jealous, disgruntled, complaining, dissatisfied, he became a murderer and a wanderer on earth
HEBREWS 13 VS 15–17
- 1,,,, let us continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by proclaiming the glory of his name. 16Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to God. Obey your spiritual leaders and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they know they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this joyfully and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.
- Do you know what really keeps us from obeying God when it comes to giving? I submit to you, it is fear.
But, remember the Word of God. He has not given us the spirit of
fear, but He has given a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.
FIRST FRUIT IS TO BLESS THE HOUSE OF THE PRIEST SO THAT YOUR HOUSE MAY BE BLESSED.