“Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce. So your barns will be filled with plenty and vats will overflow with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10
FirstFruit principle is an amazing generational blessing that the Lord introduced to His people and has been functioning since the times of Moses.
1 Cor 15:20-“But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.”
In the Old Testament the children of Israel were commanded to give their FirstFruit offering to the High Priest right after Passover (Lev 23:10) and it was for the purpose of blessing their Harvest to come that year. While other nations were taking their FirstFruits and storing it in barns, Israel was offering it to the Lord with the assurance that their barns would be filled to over flowing. These barns were also the storehouses of Heaven they could draw from in time of need.
Now for us the principle carries on as we offer our annual FirstFruit offering to the Lord our High Priest and Apostle (Heb 8:1, 9:11). We no longer give our offering to a natural tabernacle, but a perfect tabernacle in that of Jesus Christ. So when we bring our FirstFruit offering during this Feast and wave it, we literally are waving it before our perfect High Priest who releases perfect blessings to us and our Generational houses.
When Abraham gave his FirstFruit of promise Isaac, the Lord looked down and accepted his obedience and said to him, “I know you fear me because you did not withhold your son.” (Gen 22:12). The Lord then went on to bless and sustain Abraham and his generations and the Promise of Israel was birthed through this FirstFruit offering.
As we receive the FirstFruit offering at CCS in the next several weeks let us remember that it blesses our inheritance and allows the generations after us to be blessed.
As most of you know we don’t over emphasize offerings at CCS, but this is one that I unashamedly encourage all to participate in because I have seen so many families be blessed by following this principle. It brings you into covenant with our Great High Priest and He in turn blesses our Harvest for the year and releases a blessing to our Children and our Children’s children.
Seek the Lord now as to the amount the Lord would have each family give and expect the blessing of the Lord to fall on your house. As I have shared with you in the meetings our family gives the largest offering of the year at this Feast and we have seen our personal and corporate house walk in unprecedented blessing as we come into Biblical alignment with our Great High Priest and Apostle, Jesus Christ our Lord. He is Faithful and we know that we know this principle works.
We at CCS use the funds from this offering for our Apostolic work around the world and bless many ministries with gifts and support as we fulfill our Apostolic mandate at the ministry. Your obedience helps carry the vision for the entire year and we are able to watch the Nations change through this ministry right before our eyes.
Come with your offering in the next several weeks and expect a blessing more than you can either ask or seek.
Pastor Tim and Susan and the entire leadership at CCS!!!
We will celebrate the offering Sunday April 23, 2017. Our prayer is that God will directly speak to your heart. Here are 2 very important messages on “First Fruits” that we highly recommend you watch to give you greater revelation.
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