Presentation on theme: "WHO’S ON FIRST ?. Exodus 13:1-2 (NKJV) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among."— Presentation transcript:
WHO’S ON FIRST ?
Exodus 13:1-2 (NKJV) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine."
WHO’S ON FIRST? Genesis 4:3-5a (NKJV) 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
WHO’S ON FIRST? Listen God is preeminent and Immutable He is above all and it is impossible for him to receive the second best and bless it.
WHO’S ON FIRST? Exodus 13:12-13 (NKJV) 12 that you shall set apart to the LORD all that open the womb, that is, every firstborn that comes from an animal which you have; the males shall be the LORD'S. 13 But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. And all the firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.
1. First born must be sacrificed or redeemed
WHO’S ON FIRST? You give the tithe first by Faith!
WHO’S ON FIRST? God gave Jesus First! The first portion is the redemption portion
WHO’S ON FIRST? 1. First born must be sacrificed or redeemed 2. The first fruit must be offered
WHO’S ON FIRST? Exodus 23:19 (NIV) 19 "Bring the best of the first fruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God
WHO’S ON FIRST? Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV) 9 Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.
WHO’S ON FIRST? Joshua 6:19 (NKJV) 19 But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated to the LORD; they shall come into the treasury of the LORD."
WHO’S ON FIRST? Joshua 7:11 (NKJV) 11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff.
WHO’S ON FIRST? 1. First born must be sacrificed or redeemed 2. The first fruit must be offered 3. The tithe must be brought first
WHO’S ON FIRST? 2 Chronicles 31:5 (NKJV) 5 As soon as the commandment was circulated, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of grain and wine, oil and honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.
WHO’S ON FIRST? Malachi 3:10 (NKJV) 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
WHO’S ON FIRST? 1 Kings 17:8-16 (NKJV) 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 9 "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you." 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, "Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink." 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."
WHO’S ON FIRST? 12 So she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die." 13 And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.' "
WHO’S ON FIRST? 1 Kings 17:6 (NKJV) 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook
WHO’S ON FIRST? 1 Kings 19:5-6 (NKJV) 5 Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat." 6 Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again.
WHO’S ON FIRST? Bring the first, bring your best and bring it by faith!!
WHO’S ON FIRST? Exodus 13:14 (NKJV) 14 So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you shall say to him, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
WHO’S ON FIRST? Who’s really on first in your life?