First things always belong to God. Old Testament precedent and New Testament principle establish God’s people in this truth.
Parents experience firstfruits with their firstborn child. According to Deuteronomy 21:17, the firstborn is the beginning of their strength, the legacy they will leave. The first fruit from anything is the beginning of more to come.
In the same way, every firstfruits offering results in blessing. The rule of the firstfruits proves our obedience to God’s Word and obedience always results in blessing. This offering is given to God—to His representative. (Ezekiel 44:30)
“Honor the Lord with your wealthm with the firstfruits of your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim with new wine.” (Proverbs 3:9)
The firstfruit is the whole of the first time there is an increase; this first ensures there will be more—a continual harvest and increase. The honor given the Lord with the giving of firstfruits demonstrates recognition of the Source from which it originated. Unlike the non-Christian for whom increase is attributed to the self-god saying ‘with my own enterprise I have done this,’ for the Christian, “increase” is holy because it always come from God.
Your firstfruit offering is the “first” of any increase received:
• The firstfruits of your grain and your new wine and your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, you shall give him. (Deuteronomy 18:4)
• The best of all the firstfruits 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)
Pray this way:
Father, I pray first for leaders and those in authority—I ask You to strengthen them today with humility, realizing You are their Source and therefore the One due honor for every successful increase in their lives. I pray for my family concerning the increase appointed for me today! Every situation in my life reflects this abundance, therefore I declare You are the Source of every increase of mine and of the fruit of my increase. I joyfully bring my offering—the first fruit of more fruit to come! In Jesus’ Name.