First fruit offering is not tithe – Part 2
YOUR first fruit makes the blessing rest in your house.
“And the first of all the first fruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house,” Ezekiel 44:30.
God’s intention is for you to live a fulfilled life; His thoughts towards you are of good and not evil. God is all sufficient and if He gives us principles, it is definitely not for his profit, but for our own benefit. Never think of God’s principles as a burden or a demand to wear you out or make life difficult for you. Pray for the grace to understand and connect to them.
When you obey God you give him direct access into your life and He becomes the sole authority, to lead, protect and bless you. When you take issues of life as your own business, then you will deal with them on your own with the probability of failure and pains, but when you allow God, your battles would not be fought alone and you will fight with the assurance of victory in any situation you find yourself.
An interview with David Green by Mitch Huhem edited by Dan Arnold: “The 10 Secrets I Learned From A Billionaire Kingdom Builder.” David Green started out his business career sweeping floors. Not too many know, but he is the son of a small town preacher, who subsisted on hand-me-down clothes and food donations. Although, both of his parents were filled with faith and his brothers and sisters becoming preachers or wives of preachers, David Green took the path less travelled, becoming a minister in the marketplace.
Today, David Green is a multi-billionaire on the Forbes list of wealthiest people in America. He may be the largest Christian benefactor in the world today — with plans for continued and unprecedented gifts once he is in heaven. Many Christian causes have been greatly enabled by his giving.
“I was able to meet David Green last year at his headquarters in Oklahoma. He told me he dedicates 98 per cent of his time to building his business: Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (600 retail stores of arts and crafts with 28,000 employees and $6 billion annual sales). He spends two per cent on selected things and people that he feels God called him to. Thankfully, I was one of those people.
His 10 secrets below are universally practical for anyone. Apply them and win.
• Every Problem you have is a wisdom problem. Mr. Green has on his desk under the big glass top, the following scripture: “So you will find favour and good repute in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight,” Proverbs 3:4-6.
• Apostle Lawrence Achudume, Victory Life Bible Church Int’l, Km 9, Olabisi Onabanjo Way, Opp. OGTV, Ajebo, Abeokuta, Ogun State. P.O.Box 1537, Sapon, Abeokuta 110001, Ogun State, Nigeria,W/Africa. www.vl-bcinternational.Org.