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First Fruits…The Truth.

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How much does God want you to have?

The Truth

The Truth

John 10:10

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

This is what God wants you and me to have…Everything…Abundance!

The bible says bring all the tithes and offering into the store house and he will open the heavens for us. So why is it that those of us who tithe faithfully with offerings on top still seem to be struggling? If the first fruits of our earnings [gross earnings, mind you] is 10% and we are faithful to this, what’s the problem?

It seems that either God is a liar or we are missing it…well the bible says that God is not a man that He should lie. It also says that God never, that is NEVER fails or forsakes us.

Numbers 23:19
“God is not a man, that He should lie,Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

You see there is scriptural order for walking under that Open Heaven! And it is all wrapped up in the truth behind First Fruit Tithing…

1. Tithe 1st – before any other bill is paid.

Leviticus 27:30 & 32

all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or the fruit of the tree is the LORD’S; it is holy to the LORD.

The First Fruits Tithe is HOLY to the LORD !!!!

[a little info: when the word LORD is used in the Bible spelled in all capitals the word refers to God; spelled Lord, proper, the word refers to Jesus.]

The tithe, as said before is 10% of our earnings. The number 10 is the number of new beginnings, biblically. Going from Glory to Glory.

Tithe is different from the offering. They are two different things. The offering is 10% of the tithe. So if you’ve made $100.00 before taxes your tithe is $10.00; your reasonable offering is $1.00 on top of the $10.00.

The offering is a tenth of the first tenth ~ A Sacrifice.

Numbers 18:25 [ a tithe of the tithe]

 The Tithe of the Levites

   
25 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 26 “Speak thus to the Levites, and say to them: ‘When you take from the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them as your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave offering of it to the LORD, a tenth of the tithe. 27 And your heave offering shall be reckoned to you as though it were the grain of the threshing floor and as the fullness of the winepress.

So what must we do to operate under an open heaven?    Do Not Rob God.

Malachi 3: 8- 10a

Do Not Rob God

    8 “ Will a man rob God?
      Yet you have robbed Me!
      But you say,

      ‘ In what way have we robbed You?’
      In tithes and offerings.
       9 You are cursed with a curse,
      For you have robbed Me,
      Even this whole nation.
       10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
      That there may be food in My house,
      And try Me now in this,”
      Says the LORD of hosts, 

 

If we do this First Fruits thing, then what??? Take a good look at this!!

Malachi 3: 10b-12

      “ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
      And pour out for you such blessing
      That there will not be room enough to receive it.
       11 “ And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
      So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
      Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
      Says the LORD of hosts;
       12 And all nations will call you blessed,
      For you will be a delightful land,”
      Says the LORD of hosts.

God will open up heaven and pour prosperity onto us….and there is more, as if that is not enough! God will deal with the enemy [satan] for us, protecting the fruit of our lands, and all of our fruit of the trees will prosper. That is in every field we work in…and yet there is more still!!

God will cause nations to call us blessed. The world will desire what we have and want to  be like us and where we are!!

All we need to do is trust God and tithe the First Fruit Tithe in every field inwhich we earn.

This simply means that I tithe the 100% + the 10% + the 10% on each first paycheck  of   each job.

For my family that means:

First Fruits on my husbands regular paycheck.

First Fruits on my husbands first weeks sales on his online business.

First Fruits on my regular paycheck.

First Fruits on my first months pay from freelance online writing.

First Fruits on my first Artists sale of  2009.

Yes! First Fruit Tithe in each field [job that causes me increase]. The result is total favor because we have given our unquestionable trust to God, alone.

Yes! I agree this is a very daunting prospect for anyone, including my family! For anyone! But I know people who have honored this Old Testament rule and have had prosperity!

So as for me and my house we will stick with the Word of God on this…we will…

Proverbs 3:5

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
      And lean not on your own understanding;

And just for more Old Testament for todays economy try standing on this Word of The LORD…

Deuteronomy 1: 11

11 May the LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!

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Another supporting scripture for First Fruit Tithing:

Nehemiah 12:44

 

Temple Responsibilities

   
44 And at the same time some were appointed over the rooms of the storehouse for the offerings, the firstfruits, and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions specified by the Law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered. 

 

and more….Nehemiah 10:35

Ezekiel 48:14

1 Corinthians 15: 20, 23; 16:15

I’ll let you know how things go! Keep in touch!

Blessings All !!

      

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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