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First Fruit Offerings Bring Blessings

Passover is a sacred time for both Christians and Jews. It is rooted in the timeless story of Exodus––where God told the Israelites to mark their homes with the blood of a lamb.Exodus 12:13 proclaims the divine protection and deliverance of this sacred holiday by saying, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.”  This underscores the life-transforming power of this sacred deliverance. 

SACRIFICIAL LAMB

We have a whole teaching on finding Christ In The Passover. For Christians, Passover takes on a new dimension with Jesus identified as the Lamb of God (John 1:29). The liberation of the Jewish people from Pharaoh’s control serves as a foundation to the ultimate deliverance brought about by Christ, amplifying and magnifying the impact of the first Passover. Just as the angel of death passed over the marked houses in ancient times, the blood of Christ serves as a protective shield against the forces seeking to steal, kill, and destroy us.  

THE KEY TO VICTORY 

In Exodus 12 the Lord commanded the Israelites to put the blood on the doorposts of their homes so the angel of death would pass over. Jewish wisdom teaches how the mezuzah represents the blood on the doorpost. Deuteronomy 6 and 11 both teach this: “Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.” The mezuzah is a daily reminder of God’s promise of protection when we give our offering to Him. You can get one here. 

THE PATH OF PROMISE 

Had Israel never sowed their Passover offering they would have never received their Passover miracle. This is still true today as there are miracles yet to be released but first, we have a part to play by giving a First Fruits offering. Passover also holds many promises that unleash infinite blessings and miracles. These promises, when fully embraced, release believers from the tight grip of spiritual bondage, economic crises, and social constraints. When you give your Passover First Fruits offering, it will activate the seven Passover Promises. They include overlfowing grace, protection, favor (Prosperity), financial blessing, and spiritual blessing; and the last two promise that this offering will open the windows of heaven over your life and the devourer will be rebuked.  

THE SEVEN PROMISES OF PASSOVER  

  1. Overflowing Grace

“I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land . . . flowing with milk and honey.”  Exodus 3:17 

  1. Overflowing Protection

“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”  Exodus 12:13 

  1. Overflowing Favor (Prosperity)

“And the LORD had given the people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians.  So the Egyptians let them have whatever they asked for.  And they took the best things of Egypt.”  Exodus 12:36 

  1. Overflowing Financial Blessing

“Honor the LORD with your riches, and with the first of all you grow.  Then your store-houses will be filled with many good things and your barrels will flow over with new wine.”  Proverbs 3:9–10 

  1. Overflowing Spiritual Blessing

“Honor the LORD with your riches, and with the first of all you grow.  Then your store-houses will be filled with many good things and your barrels will flow over with new wine.”  Proverbs 3:9–10 

  1. Opening Windows of Heaven

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. . . . and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”  Malachi 3:10 

  1. Rebuking the Devourer

“I will speak sharp words to the destroyer for you, so that it may not destroy the fruits of the ground.  And your vine in the field will be sure to give its grapes,” says the LORD of All.”  Malachi 3:11 You can get your free, printable Passover Promises download here.

INCREASED BLESSINGS 

That is why Passover is one of the most important offerings of the year because it is how you activate the miracle promises found in Proverbs 3:9–10:“Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow.” When the Bible promises, “your vats will overflow,” this refers to the spiritual blessing of the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit being increased over your life. Proverbs 3:10 also promises the rich blessing of financial abundance that when you give your First Fruits offering, “your barns will be filled with plenty.” 

HEAVENLY ABUNDANCE 

Leviticus 23 introduces the concept of “appointed times,” or moedim, signaling moments when God’s blessings and anointing flow in abundance. Remember, even though He is our God 24/7, there are appointed times on the calendar when He is closer to us than at other times:  these are during Passover, Shavuot, and the Feast of Tabernacles. 

OUR PROMISE TO YOU 

We promise you this: Your most generous offering this month will be put to work by being a blessing to Israel! When you sow your Passover First Fruits offering this month, you will be fulfilling 

biblical prophecy as well as caring for Israel and the Jewish people who are in great need. 

Israel is still at war. The Jewish people have been traumatized. The atrocities committed on October 7th by thousands of Palestinians against thousands of innocent Israeli civilians and soldiers have been devastating. And now we have the attacks on Israel from Iran, Yemen, Lebanon and other surrounding places.  The loss of life, loss of entire communities, and loss of livelihood were caused by a worldwide terrorist organization dedicated to jihad and the annihilation of Israel and the Jewish people. 

YOU CAN BE THE ANSWER 

Yet, by the goodness and grace of God, there is still great hope. You and I have a special opportunity to bring great healing. We can be the ambassadors of a new beginning. Every Passover offering we receive from dedicated friends like you will go toward blessing those who have suffered so much. 

This is a huge factor to living in God’s promises. Blessing Israel is the very first promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you [Israel].” With each sacred occasion, God opens up the windows of heaven to pour out more blessings upon you than we could imagine. We’re praying that you experience an outpouring of God’s promises.  

HAPPY PASSOVER!

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