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Proverbs 3: 9-10: NKJV: 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 with new wine.

When we share our possessions of food for the poor and needy, tithe or even teach those in poverty to grow nourishing crops, we honor our Lord. Those that have nothing to give can offer help by sharing their knowledge of the Holy Word, the entire bible.  Firstfruits in Hebrew are the word re’shiyth, 7225 and occur about fifty times in the Old Testament and is usually translated beginning, first and chief. To share the beginning increase in the Old Testament as an offering to the Lord has never changed as our Lord does not change. Malachi 3:6: For I am the Lord, I do not change… In the New Testament the word firstfruits in Greek is aparche, 536. The explanation of firstfruits of the increase of harvests in the Old Testament pointed to Christ as the beginning firstfruits, the first and chief of the spiritual harvest of those to be raised from the dead.

 1 Corinthians 15:20-21: But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man (Yeshua, Messiah) also came the resurrection of the dead.  ** The solid and firm foundation of our Lord God knows his children. These are HIS workmen approved by HIS Spirit which helps them turn completely away from wickedness as in 2 Timothy 2:19: Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: The Lord knows those who are HIS, and let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

When we name the name of Christ we claim to belong to the Lord and must turn away from all wickedness/iniquity. When we depart from iniquity with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, we become a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work (read 2 Timothy 2: 21).  ** Verse 25-26: (A servant of the Lord) … in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

Deuteronomy 30:6: And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul, that you may live. ** Most of the world does not know they are descendants of Abraham and Israel. Circumcision is a sanitary measure in this age numbering billions in all nations, including about two billion Muslims. Spiritually, much of mankind is a Jew. ** Romans 2:29: But he is a Jew who is one inwardly (heart/mind) and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter (physical); whose praise is not from men but from God.

 Colossians 2:10-12: And you are complete in HIM, who is the head of all principality and power. In HIM you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with HIM in baptism, in which you also were raised with HIM through faith in the working of God, who raised HIM from the dead.  ** 2 Timothy 2:11-12…For if we died with HIM, we shall also live with HIM. If we endure, we shall also reign with HIM. **We must first endure the struggle of the salvation of our personal souls. Next we must continue to share and endure the faith of Christ with others whatever the struggle, the put-downs and hate. If we do not endure doing HIS will, we will be cast out like Judas. The glory of reigning with the Family of Christ will vanish instead of reigning with HIM as in Matthew 12:50: For whoever does the will of MY Father in heaven is MY brother and sister and mother.

Do not believe the oceans of liars in this evil world, but believe the real truth. Search the truth of scripture and prove all things. 1 Thessalonians 5:21; KJV: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. ** When we hold fast the truth of the scripture, the whole truth and believe nothing but the truth we have opportunity for life forever. In this age the evil world of the devil rapidly approaches the latter days. The arrival of our Eternal Father is eminent. The devil, that deceiver and liar who can no longer deceive the nations will be bound for one thousand years (Revelation 20:3). Our Eternal Father will teach us HIS ways during this timeframe.

Micah 4: 2b: NKJV: HE will teach us HIS ways, and we shall walk in HIS paths. For out of Zion the law shall go forth and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Verse 6: In that day, says the Lord. ** Isaiah 42:4: HE will not fail nor be discouraged, till HE has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands (isles, KJV) shall wait for HIS law. Verse 5: Thus says God the Lord

1 Peter 2:21: for to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow HIS steps. ** 2 Peter 2:21: For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. ** 1 John 5:3: For this is the love of God, that we keep HIS commandments. And HIS commandments are not burdensome. ** Mark 2:27-28: And HE said to them: The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.

Genesis 49:10: The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to HIM shall be the obedience of the people. ** Our Eternal Father is Christ Messiah and Shiloh. ** Revelation 5:4-5: So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me. Do not weep. Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals. ** Shiloh is coming again soon, be ready!         

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