GOD FIRST

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’ milk. Exodus 34:26

 

The difference between the offerings of Abel and that of Cain was that Abel gave the firstlings of his flocks but Cain just gave an offering of whatever he thought was good enough. That was why God accepted Abel’s offering and rejected Cain’s offering. God is the source of everything we have and so it is only fair for Him to get the first and the best, then He will bless the rest for us to enjoy. When you don’t give Him the first and the best, God leaves you at the level you are and you will keep going round and round without any progress.

Paramount among what God wants the best of is you. If you have not yet given your life to Christ, what are you waiting for? If you are not yet active in church, what are you waiting for? If you still don’t find time to spend alone with God daily, what are you doing? God needs you. Spending time with Him is most important to Him. The next thing God wants the first and best of is what He has blessed you with. Our opening scripture calls it fruits because the people in those days were predominantly farmers. There was no business or paid job. In our day, God will be asking for the first of what you make this year. This means that if you are a paid worker, your January salary belongs to God without removing one dime. If you are a business person, all the profit you make this month belongs to God. It may be hard but that is the test in it. If it does not pain you, it will not work. Remember that God is a Spirit and knows exactly what you should give and when you don’t give all, like Cain, He will reject it. We will learn more about this tomorrow.

Put God first in your life and see Him make your upliftment His priority. In doing this, don’t forget that giving your Firstfruit is a sign to God that you are ready for His blessings in your life this year.
FURTHER STUDY
Genesis 4:1-7

PRAISE REPORT
Wonders of the communion blood
I thank God for His intervention through the ‘blood of Jesus’. My son was so sick one night that I was scared. I didn’t know what to do. At a point, he pointed at the blood of Jesus in the room and asked for it. I gave it to him and he used it. That was how the sickness vanished that night. Again, I had a land that some people were contending with me for. I took the blood of Jesus to the land and poured it on it. One by one, those dragging the land withdrew. Praise God!
– Mr. Henry A.

PRAYER POINTS
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. My father, I vow to put you first in everything I do and in all I get this year. Let every distraction and devourers be destroyed in Jesus name.
2. As I put God first, I will get the best life has to offer all through this year. I will never struggle for anything in the mighty name of Jesus.
3. I possess all my possession this 2018 by fire in the name of Jesus.
4. Every power of darkness delaying my expectations, roast by fire in the name of Jesus
5. Angels of our commission, release all my possessions in the name of Jesus. I must enjoy completion in Jesus name

CONTINUE WITH THE “40 DAYS OF POWER” PRAYER BOOK, DAY 27

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