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God's Firstfruits for Us

Jesus Christ is God's tithe for the world. He is the firstfruits of them who came from the grave. Jesus Christ was set apart and sanctified in His humanity for God's use. God took what was His and gave Him as a gift for the whole world. He gave His own Son and shed His precious blood as a tithe for the human race.

"First" is the word we all have to understand. Jesus is the firstfruits. God gave from off the top. Jesus Christ was the greatest gift ever given.

The Bible is holy, sanctified, and set apart by God. It is His Word, and it must be put first in every relationship. Every word of God is pure; if we add to it, we make ourselves liars (see Proverbs 30:5-6; Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32).

Jesus prayed to the Father, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth" (John 17:17). We cannot take away from the Word or add to it (Revelation 22:18-19). It is not of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).

The Bible is God's living mind. It should be put first-not our feelings and not our rights. We are to live by every word of God.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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