‘And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.’ Genesis 14:19-20
After Abraham had defeated the armies of the four kings, rescued his nephew Lot and his possessions, Melchizedek — a priest of God, meets Abraham and then blesses him. Abraham then offers a tenth of his possessions in response to what God had done for him.
This is an illustration of the first tithe, which was presented to God. We can see from this example that the goal was not to summon God’s blessing, but it was a sign of gratitude to what He had done. Therefore, returning the tithe leads to further blessings.
As a result a faithful tither has no limitations; they can claim what belongs to them, as is promised by God. However, the moment they doubt themselves, they do the same with the Lord.
Remember, God “is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us”. (Ephesians 3:20)
From Sunday 7th to 14th August at the UCKG HelpCentre, we will be holding the Consecration of the First Fruit. This is for all those who have put their faith in God and have not set a limit to the blessings He can provide for them.
Event: Consecration of the first fruit
Date: Sunday 7th -14th August
Time: 10am (also 7.30am)
Location: At all UCKG HelpCentres