The Mystery of First Fruit Offering


Dr. D.K. Olukoya - Friday, January 9, 2015
The Mystery of First Fruit Offering

The article below is an excerpt from the book "The Mystery of First Fruit Offering". If you want to read more on this subject matter, order a copy from your nearest MFM bookstore.

Prosperity or wealth has secrets. The richest are not necessarily those who sweat ceaselessly night and day. There are lots of people, all over the world, who have stumbled upon the mystery of prosperity. Such people have been catapulted to greatness and taken to unusual heights in the area of prosperity.

The secrets of prosperity have brought untold benefits to the lives of multitudes all over the world. When God gives you access to the mystery of prosperity you will suddenly find yourself surrounded and enveloped by what can be termed dominion prosperity. As far as divine prosperity is concerned, there are certain keys that God has kept for those He wants to let into its secrets.

The Key to Prosperity

Prosperity is the exclusive preserve of God. One of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh. This divine attribute portrays Him as the great provider, in whose storehouse there are inexhaustible riches. When you have an encounter with Jehovah Jireh, you have come across the God who gives again and again until you experience an overflow. The God whom we serve trades in abundance. He has more than enough resources to bless His children. However, prosperity is not meant for those who are not willing to follow divine principles, but for those who obey them.

Prosperity is as simple as a, b, c. One of the paradox of life is that the greatest achievements in life are not necessarily struggled for. The key to the greatest house of treasure is not necessarily the most gigantic of all keys. When God wants to prosper you, He will simplify situations around you. Just one step taken in the right direction will lead you into the doors of breakthroughs, which will leave you wealthy for the rest of your life.

The Principles

A careful application of the principles will place the keys of prosperity in your hands. You will be launched into the depths of an ocean of wealth which never dries. The Bible has a lot to say concerning the mystery of first fruit offering. To understand this mystery you need to be reminded of the fact that a powerful prophesy has been by God concerning the members of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries worldwide. God has declared that they will be the richest and most prosperous of all believers all over the world.

There are 13 major keys provided by God to launch His people into uncommon prosperity. Each key will throw the doors of prosperity wide open. However, some of them are more powerful than the other. Again, some of them have functions that differ slightly from the others. However, an understanding of them will arm you with what it takes to experience and enjoy divine prosperity.

Key #1

Make God Your Friend

The blessings of God are meant for His friends. God is under no obligation to bless His enemies. Friends of God are those who obey His word and do His will. God has no business with wasting his precious resources on those who are one leg in the world and another in the church. When you make God your friend, you position yourself where you can receive His blessings. The scripture rings out a note of clarity. It declares, "Say ye to the wicked, it shall be ill with him". Remember, anyone who is living in any known sin is an enemy of God. When you live righteously and walk uprightly you will rise up with boldness to possess your possessions in the area of wealth.

Key #2

Seek God's Kingdom

The Bible says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you. "You must get your priority right. You must give prominence to God's kingdom before giving any consideration to earthly concerns. Once you possess the kingdom, you possess all the additions. No wonder, the Psalmist declared: "I have been young, now I'm old, I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor His children begging bread." There is nobody who sought the kingdom of God, got it and remained a poor man. The kingdom of God comes with additional blessings. Immediately you invest your resources in seeking and obtaining God's kingdom, every other blessings shall be added to you. Seekers of the heavengly Kingdom will always end up reaping several other benefits. When you seek spiritual blessings, God will give them to you with material blessings added to them. It is impossible for you to seek God's kingdom properly and have no benefit added to you.

Key #3

Go Out Of Your Way To Be A Blessing Unto Others

This is one powerful key to prosperity. God blesses those who are channels of blessings to others. Do not wait until someone begs you for help or assistance, identify those who are in need and go out of your way to bless them. The children of the generous are never poor. God shall water those who water others. Givers never lack. Those who bless others sacrificially, shall never lack the good things of life. Bible characters who are mightily blessed were men and women who went out of their ways to bless others.

Key #7

Sow Seeds

This is referred to as seed offering. You can pave the way for your breakthroughs by specifically sowing seeds. You are expected to take a substantial amount of money and go to God by faith and prayer stating that the financial seed you are sewing is for securing a particular breakthrough. You can promote divine blessings through such seed offerings. Locate an area in which you desire divine intervention, sow a seed in the house of God concerning it and you will be surprised to discover that such a needed miracle will be secured with dispatch. This method of experiencing divine prosperity has been tested and proven times without number. Try God today and He will surprise you.

Key #9

Pray Wealth Releasing and Transferring Prayers

There are certain mysteries in the scripture. The Bible reveals that the wealth of the gentiles shall be transferred to the saints.

But ye shall be priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves
Isaiah 61:6; KJV

Pray wealth-transferring prayer points. Pray specifically for the transfer of the wealth of the gentiles unto you.

Key #13

Pay Your First Fruit Offerings

This is our main subject. It is an area where there is a lot of ignorance in Christendom today. Most believers know little or nothing concerning this subject, although the scriptures have quite a lot to say on it. Those who have discovered the mystery behind it have continued to enjoy divine prosperity. Right from the opening pages of the scriptures, God reveals to us the benefits of first fruit offeings.

The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk
Exodus 34:26; KJV

The first lesson, which we should learn concerning the first fruit offering is that it must be brought to the house of the Lord. More light is thrown on this all-important subject in other sciptures:

10Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Leviticus 23:10-11; KJV

It is amazing to discover here that, the first fruits cover things like barley and corn. God was so meticulous that He asked farmers to bring the first fruits unto Him. As if that was not enough, the Lord stated:

16Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. 17Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord.
Leviticus 23:16-17; KJV

In the above scriptures the Lord asked for the first fruits of the harvest of wheat. This shows us that no one is exempted from the first fruits offering. Deut. 18:4 further highlights the scope for the first fruit offering:

The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him
Deuteronomy 18:4; KJV

The Lord does not want you to miss out on the blessings of the first fruit offering. Whether you are trading in corn, oil or poultry, you must give your fruit offering to the Lord. The world-class businessman, the petty trader, the university professor and the owner of a multinational company are all expected to give their first fruit offerings.

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