Thursday, 15 January 2015

Word : Mystery of First Fruit

Culled and revised from a sermon from Dr. D.K Olukoya. General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
Sermon Date: Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015
@ MFM Headquarters, Lagos.
MYSTERY OF FIRST FRUIT

There is a mystery strategy from heaven that has the capacity to
Multiply your financial wealth within days.
There is  a mystery power that can put you at the right place, at the right time to meet the right person that will promote your destiny.
I will like to introduce to you, the mystery from heaven that will available to you, what your education, personality, abilities and career cannot do for you.
This mystery has the ability to do the following for you:
ü Open any door for you.
ü Triggers supernatural increase.
ü Make you wealthy in a day.
ü Brings restoration of all that the enemy has stolen from you.
ü Produce increased asset.
ü Open any good doors closed against you.
ü Makes you a wonder to your contemporaries.
ü Makes men to locate you and deliver your benefits into your hands.
ü To immunize you from the wastage of the enemy.
ü Move you forward when others are stagnant.
ü Bring out of bondages
ü Connect you to the missing element of God’s wealth’s system.
ü Launch you into success and attract blessings into your life.
ü Make God an enemies to your enemies.
ü Mysteriously enlarge you coast.
ü Bring God’s unending blessings upon your home.
ü Bring the disgrace and destruction of your personal adversaries.
ü Release of powerful angels on your behalf.
ü Convert you to an instant millionaire.
ü Provision the, purser of breaking and wealth
ü Provoke the power of healing and health.
ü Provoke overflowing storehouses.
ü Break the yoke of the spirit of poverty, mediocrity and stagnation.
ü Can cause a net breaking miracle
Blessing that you can handle alone is not blessing, what you need is a net breaking blessing.
I prophesy into your life:
The power of the net breaking miracle will fall upon you in the name of Jesus.

This mystery strategy is :
The Mystery of the First Fruit Offering
This is a teaching I don't like  doing thus teaching; a lot of people criticize it. The bible says if you know how to do good and you don’t do it, it is a sin.
If  I see something that has blessed my life and the life of thousands of people , I will not mind the criticism of the critics, I will share it; so that people will be blessed by it.
"And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect" {Gen 4:3-5}
Abel was the first man that gave first fruit; the bible declares that because of this, the lord had respect for Abel and his offering.
Abel’s first fruit gave him divine respect; if you want divine respect from heaven, then you must give your first fruit.
"Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine." {Prov 3:9-10}

The result is overflowing blessings, overflowing storehouses.
When you give your first-fruit, you honor God; as Abel honored God and got respect.
"For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches." {Rom 11:16}
When you give that first-fruit, the blessings upon it affects the rest.
In the old testament; you have Christ Unseen; New testament has Christ Revealed.
§  In the old testament; you have Christ Unseen; New testament has Christ Revealed.
§  In the old testament; you have Christ Symbolized; New testament has Christ Sacrificed.
§  In the old testament; you have Christ Localized; New testament has Christ Universalized.
We are not doing this teaching to get people’s money.
By the grace of God, I personally have very limited needs; God has blessed me, but the blessings took it origin on the day I collected my first salary of a teacher in school. I packaged that first salary and took it to church. I decided I won’t remove anything from the money, that I would be trekking to school where I was teaching; I took it to my pastor then, that has gone to meet the lord. When I gave the man of God that my first salary in my whole life, the man collected, prayed on it and return it. I insisted it was a seed; He collected it and prayed for me.
Right from that day, I have never known poverty again, as a result of that first-fruit that I gave.
Anyone that wants a large storehouse, blessing that even the storehouse cannot take, should participate in the first-fruit.
Hard Facts

 v The hand that gives , is the hand that gathers.
 v Giving its the thermometer of our love of God
Some can fast for 21 days dry fast than to give a good offering. If you love God genuinely, there should be nothing that you can’t give to God.
Illustration Story
When I was a Ph.D. student in abroad, some of us were being paid because we were on scholarship. In the fellowship I was attending then, there were plenty of Nigerian Christian student whose scholarship were not paid. I will share my own with this student, some people would laugh at me, some saved a lot of money in the bank; when we were eturning some of them even bought luxurious car back home, I didn’t have such money because I gave all out. There was particular brother who was very poor and I assisted him. He finished his study, came back home and became the managing director of a big printing company. When we newly started the 70-day programme, there was a year we need money. He came took the books and printed the whole copy free.
Why did this happen? It was because there was a seed that I sowed years ago.
 v Your offering is actually you faith in action.
 v Your uncommon sowing will always create uncommon harvest.
Those who are always hoarding and keeping do not usually get.
 v If you want to change what you are getting from God, then change what you are giving.
 v If you sow much you will reap much; you so little you will reap little.
Some complain that they are poor; If you are Stingy as a poor person, you will be stingy as a rich person.
 v God judges us by what we give.
 v God judges us by what we have left when we have given.
Giving to God in any form; be it First-fruit, Tithe, Offering, once it is giving to God; you giving to the best bank.
If you don’t trust the pastor, you think that will take the money, there is no problem; Just fin how you can locate the address of the almighty and take it there yourself; Just see that you do it so that you can be blessed.
 v No one had ever been honored in life  from what they have revived but people have been honored from what they have given.

People that Gave
 ü Abel have his first-fruit and God blessed him.
 ü Widow of Zaraphat  had only one meal at home and gave it as first-fruit and she had plenty afterwards. The principle of the  widow illustrate “no matter how little we have, it is in the midst of that little that there is portions from heaven which you must not withhold”
 v Givers will always get, keepers will lose.
The word First-fruit in Hebrew is “bikkurim”  meaning “the promise to come” Doing it bring that promise to manifest.
God take the first-fruit of anything because it rightfully belongs to him by divine order. Applying this principle means you are putting God first in your life. Giving it at the beginning of the year means you are planting a seed for the remainder of the year. Everything you have is a gift from God.
I challenge you to put those first things first and honor God.
Illustration Story
A Man went to a Christian meeting and they were raising money for something in the church. The man Sent a note forward, God had bless me; tell the people that anything anybody gives will double it.
They announced and the people felt embarrassed, the contributed seriously. The man ask for the total contribution and he wrote a cheque to double it. And beginning from then his wealth catapulted.
The man who discovered the Colgate toothpaste and mentholatum  we are using; they got there because they sowed big seed unto God.
The First-Fruit offering is a principle to demonstrate that God is fist in your life.

It not tithe, that is different. It is not just for February or January alone. 
Ways you can give your firstfruit :
 Ø When you get a huge job, your fist salary package is your first-fruit.
 Ø In a new year, your first salary or first income is your first-fruit.
 Ø Your first income for those who don’t earn salaries is your first-fruit.
 Ø You have an old Job and you are promoted; the increase between your old salary and the new one is your first-fruit. (If your heart is condemning you then give all)
 Ø The portion you received from the sales of something.
Those who have been blessed from it have very big testimonies.

When you give your first-fruit offering then
 ü God will protect your increase.
 ü God will chaise away those opposition to your increase.
 ü God will enlarge your coast of Blessings.
 ü God will provoke supernatural supplier.
 ü It will cause a flow of abundance and ability to save.
 ü God will place his blessing upon your household.
 ü Most importantly, God will command his blessings upon the rest of your increase, which will catapult you to the next level; secure your harvest and release anointing upon your life.


But when you hold back, you open the door of attacks upon even what you think you are keeping.
But when you give, you attract divine increase and blessings.
You will then begin to enjoy what is called divine comprehensive insurance.
So, I cannot see a thing as useful as this and not share it with you.
For those who have not been doing it, you are just shortchanging and cheating yourself.
You are cutting short areas where God would have opened uncommon doors to you.

Advantages of First-Fruit Offering
When you give your first fruit instead of keeping it;
Ø     You receive a double portion. It may be very hard, but that is the kind of giving that provokes blessings.
David  wanted to give an offering to God and somebody said take it free of charge. He said no because it must cost him something.
All sacrificial giving brings breakthrough.
Ø     Launch you into uncommon success
Ø     Attract blessings into your life.
Ø     Bring you out of bondage .
Ø     Allow the angels of God to surround you.
Once that first fruit is blessed, the rest too is blessed.
Ø     connects you to the anointing of God’s servant or the Prophet of your life.
Ø     It ensures that your increase will be holy.
Ø     It will release God’s healing and long-life upon your life.
Ø     The first fruit will ensure that the destruction, death, lack, poverty, bondage, travel far away from you.
So with all these advantages, you should plan to participate.
Not only that, you should make it a principle of life.
So that God will open great doors unto you.
Prayer Points
  1.   O lord, make me an instrument of blessings and testimonies in the name of Jesus.
  2.   Chains caging my hands, break in the name of Jesus.
  3.   Life limiting powers, you are a liar, Die! In the name of Jesus.
  4.   Blood sucking powers, you are a liar, Die! In the name of Jesus.
  5.   Breakthroughs that will embarrass my mockers, arise, manifest in my life in the name of Jesus.

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5 comments:

  1. Love this message from Our G.O. , Dr. D. K. Olukoya. I have my testimonials as to how I have been blessed by giving my first fruit offering. God is amazing!

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  2. I also have a testimony on the First fruit, God is awesome.I counsel all to partake. Since I started I have never known lack. Praise God.

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  3. Thank you Lord Jesus for divine and powerful teaching.
    I have been blessed through the guidance of the holy spirit in participating in the firstfruit offering.
    O Lord Jesus anoint our gospel teachers with fresh anointing for greater exploits to the glory of God the father in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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