26 “And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, 2 that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide.”
Deuteronomy 26:1-2 NKJV
While in prayer, the Lord began to minister to me about the Bible verse Luke 6:38. It says,
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Many of us grew up hearing about this and remember our grandparents reciting this prayer, but if you are like me, you didn’t really understand it until you grew deeper into the word.
What the scriptures is revealing is powerful. Hear me, I said, what the scriptures is revealing is a powerful prophetic secret about prosperity and wealth of mind, body and spirit. It says, as we sow our seeds, as we courageously give to others and have faith that the Lord will multiply that seed and also generously provide for you who have given, we will experience the generosity of God in an awesome and powerful way! When it comes to the economy of God, true gain is found in loss – in giving sacrificially for the sake of His name and His work. The beauty of sowing a seed for the Lord is the joy of realizing soon after that what you have given is nothing compared to what you will gain in Him.
As i’m dealing with the First Fruit. You may be wondering, “What is the First Fruit?” First fruit is giving God of the first of our fruits; it is a sacrificial seed. Beloved, if your heart’s desire is to make an impact in the lives of others or help further God’s work in the world, do not fear lack for God is a God of abundance! He is a generous God and will supply all your needs for He wants to be known and experienced in your faith giving. When you sow a faith seed,
it will be God Himself who will water it and cause it to grow and bear fruit, even multiplying it in ways that will surprise us!
Please remember, none of this is law, but your willful giving to honor God in your finances, and give joyfully. This is how you tap into the power of God’s Economy!