We Must Honor God's Principle of First Fruits in 2016
To be in alignment with what God has for us, we must start the year off as instructed- by obeying God's Holy Principle! God's Word clearly instructs us…"When you come into the land which I give you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest," Leviticus 23:10. It is to be set apart as holy unto God!
First Fruits in Hebrew is "bikkurim" and literally means "promise to come." And there is ONE who never breaks His promise – God! That is why the truth behind this "promise to come" in God's Word is so powerful. Though long overlooked by many, this divine establishment of God's order of things is actually the root that governs the rest. When you KEEP FIRST THINGS FIRST through faith and obedience, you turn God's promise into provision… ABUNDANT PROVISION!
Because He wants to see you succeed, He has put a system into place based on the principle of "First Fruits." The Bible references first fruits or first things or devoted things no less than 32 times.
"Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your increase" (Proverbs 3:9).
"When you come into the land which I gave you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest" (Leviticus 23:9-10)
God claims the first fruits of anything! It rightfully belongs to Him in His divine order. When we apply the Principle of First Fruits – First Things First – in our lives, we begin to see that all firsts should be given to the Lord: the first part of the day, the first day of the week (Sabbath), the first month of the year, and the first of our harvest – be it the wages for the first hour, the first day, the first week, or the month.
You can put God first in every area of your life by:
- PRAYING. Give God your first thoughts in the morning. Talk with Him before you do anything else EVERY day. Pray without ceasing for your family, for financial recovery and blessings, for healing... for your needs. God will honor your faithfulness.
- PLANNING. Where do you want to be 365 days from today? Getting from here to there requires a prayerful plan. Seek God's clear directive for your life, then write it down. Keep it in the front of you on a daily basis. Let it get into your spirit. See it! Believe it! Live it!
- MAKING AN OFFERING. When you give your first fruits offering, you are planting a seed for the remainder of the year. Everything you have is a gift from God... you have an option to keep it or to sow it for an even greater harvest. There is a greater portion that awaits you in honor of your first fruits offering!
Very Important: If you haven't yet sown your First Fruits seed, I want to give you an opportunity to do so now. I believe what you do with your "first" in the opening days, weeks, and month of 2016 will greatly determine your entire year!
Jesus declared, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness... all these things will be added to you," (Matthew 6:33). God adds the "things" to you when foundation is in place to be built upon. I challenge you to put FIRST THINGS FIRST and HONOR GOD! Start activating the Word by offering God your FIRST FRUITS as a seed for your harvest in 2016.
According to Ezekiel 44, I will raise your offering up as a sacrifice, believing God to pour out His promises through your obedience! "The best of all the firstfruit and of all your special gifts will belong to the priests. You are to give them the first portion of your ground meal so that a blessing may rest on your household" (Ezekiel 44:30). Give your very best as a first fruits offering and watch God's unlimited blessings pour into your life and your family.
I want to bless you this season when you give your very best First Fruits Offering! It is important to me. With your best first fruits seed today, I will rush to you my powerful book, "First Things First." This book goes in-depth throughout the Bible and teaches everything around prioritizing God and the details of God's Principle of First Fruits.
Sow your VERY BEST SEED, when you sow a First Fruits Offering of $75 or more, not only will I send the book but I will also send you a Brand-New Devotional I made about First Fruits, Prioritizing God, and Keeping First Things First! This is awesome, it is brand-new, and it is special to me! I will also rush to you a Brand-new PAULA WHITE 2016 WALL CALENDAR! Track throughout the entire year prioritizing God with me!
And many people can do more! Remember, I believe sowing a month's, week's, or day's pay is significant... By honoring God and obeying His Word IT SHIFTS SOMETHING SUPERNATURALLY! It's about doing YOUR VERY BEST! Honoring God with the principle of First Fruits with your seed is all about Him- GOD IS WORTH IT! Let me hear from you right away and make your "promise to come" a reality!
Keeping Him First,
P.S. - If I can lift you up in prayer for the coming year, please click the link below and give me your prayer request for 2016. Remember to reap the best in 2016 you must give God your best!
We want to bless you this season when you give your very best First Fruits Offering! With your best first fruits seed of $75.00 or more we will rush to you Paula White's powerful book, “First Things First.”
In addition, we will also rush to you Paula's new 2016 wall calendar, and her brand new "First Things First" devotional.
Put Him first today with your very best first fruits offering! Let me hear from you right away and make your "promise to come" a reality!
"You have the power to release His blessing today by keeping First Things First - through the principle of First Fruits! And if I can lift you up in prayer for the coming year, please fill out a prayer request for 2016. Remember, when you make your first fruits offering it releases God to do the blessing. To reap the best in 2016, you must give God your best! Put first things first by giving your first fruits to the Lord this first month of the year and get ready for overflowing blessing in 2016!