Summary: give and it will given back
Part Five - First Fruits Tithing
Proverbs 3:9-10 KJV
9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
God wants us to know that He comes first, it is impossible for anyone or anything to replace God as first in our lives.
The law of first-fruits dictates that whatever is done with the first will determine what will happen with the remainder.
• The order is which we give to God let's God know where we place Him in our lives.
• When we give the first ten percent, we are simply stating to God, "God your are first in my life, and you deserve the best simply because of who you are."
• God doesn't need what we are giving Him, He owns it all anyhow.
o God needs the first because that is the position reserved for Him alone.
• When we give the first, or the best part to God, it frees the rest of our increase from the devourer.
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
By offering the 1st part to the Lord the whole of our posessions isblessed
An Atmosphere For Revival
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
• The Earth was formless (unshaped, unstructured), empty and dark.
o And the earth He created could not support the man He was about to create without some help.
• The Spirit moved (brood, hovered) waiting on the spoken Word of God to do…
Could it be that the spirit of God is waiting on someone to speak God’s word
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
•God separates or divides light from darkness. Creates day and night…
At some point we must make decisions to separate bad out of our life
o Before anything else is created or formed God brings light to see with and to nourish what He is about to create…
Gen 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
God separated the water on earth and the waters of the heavens by creating the sky, the expanse between waters on earth and the heavens is the sky.
o Again, He divides in order to bring ORDER!
§ HE HAS CREATED ATMOSPHERE!
BEFORE GOD CREATED ANYTHING THAT LIVED HE FIRST SET THE ATMOSHPERE!!! Before any life form; plant life, animals, fowls or birds, and particularly man, God prepared an ATMOSPHERE for them all to be able to live in.
REVIVAL HAS TO HAVE AN ATMOSPHERE! For growth, sustained growth, procreation, there must be the right atmosphere!
• Before there can be revival in your life, department, ministry or church there must be atmosphere that life can be birthed into.
o God then made the sea, and fish in the sea.
o He made the field, and He put beasts in the field.
o He makes grass and fruit bearing trees…
§ He creates living things to sustain life that WAS COMING!
Gen 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
• Here was the purpose of what He has created thus far…MAN! A place to live, PRO-create, multiply…