5 Biblical Types of Giving
Giving is an active expression of faith. It recognizes God as your true provider. It affirms confidence in His ability to supply all that is needed. It is an act of gratitude and dependence and allows there to be a partnership with God and his work through this church and in the world. This is always to be the regular share from the Israelites for Aaron and his sons. It is the contribution the Israelites are to make to the LORD from their fellowship offerings.
The believer is to bring 10% of your gross income to the Lord. Tithing breaks financial curses and opens the windows of Heaven (Malachi 3:8-13). Tithing belongs to God and honors Him as the source of one’s prosperity. Click here for tithes
These are gifts we determine to give God’s work beyond the tithe. Offerings are planting seeds for future harvests. Yes, without planting seeds there will be no harvest. Click here for offering
Alms are loans you make to the Lord when you give to the poor, needy, orphans, or widows. It is benevolence and kindness in action. God promises a return on your investment to help others. It’s not a seed-planting for a harvest, but a loan to the Lord. Click here for alms
In 2 Corinthians 8 and 9, Paul was talking about this type of offering when he mentioned a group of believers who were giving more than they were able. A faith promise is agreeing to allow the Lord to channel money through you to a missionary or missions ministry. You ask God how much He wants you to promise.
Throughout the year, you ask Him to cause it to flow through you until it is paid. This is the real test of whether or not you are ready to handle large amounts of God’s wealth for Kingdom business. Click here for faith promises
First Fruit Offering
1. The first fruit offering honors God, it is the first, and the best of your increases; it’s a portion. The first
fruit offering is not the tithe. The tithe is ten percent; the first fruit is a first portion and best of the
increase. God blesses the rest!! (2 Chronicles 31:5, Romans 11:6)
2. The first fruit offering is a gift to a man or woman of God, or someone who is serving the Lord in
ministry (Numbers 18:13, Deuteronomy 18:4, 26:10.) The first fruit is not given because the minister
needs it. It is given to encourage the minister of God and help free them financially so they can focus on
the Word and work of God. It is given out of obedience and to partner with the anointing
(2 Chronicles 31:5).
3. The first fruit offering is given, as the giver waves it before the Lord. The believer’s home is blessed
(Leviticus 23:20, Ezekiel 44:30.)
4. First fruit offerings cause storehouses (bank accounts, stocks, bonds, etc.) to overflow.
5. First fruit offerings cause fresh revelation (Proverbs 3:9-10)
6. First fruit offering honors God! (Deuteronomy 26:10)