Beyond Blessed – Part 1
Pastor Louis Johnson, March 3, 2019
Part 1 – Who’s the Owner?
It all belongs to God.
(Psalm 24:1, 50:10-12) The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (10-12) For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.
2. The first belongs to God.
(Exodus 13:1-2, 23:19) Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.” (19) The first of the first fruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
(Genesis 4:3-5) And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance.
3. The tithe belongs to God.
(Leviticus 27:30) And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord.