BEYOND DEFINITION :
At or to the further side of
Happening or continuing after a specified time or event
Having progressed or achieved more than a specified stage or level
Above or greater than a specified amount
To a degree or condition where a specified action is impossible
Too much for someone to achieve or understand
Ephesians 3:20-21 NASB,
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
1. THE PRINCIPLE OF FIRSTFRUITS
Exodus 13:1-2 says,
The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”
12 you are to give over to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. All the firstborn males of your livestock belong to the Lord.13 Redeem with a lamb every firstborn donkey, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem every firstborn among your sons.
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
…that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me.
I the Lord do not change.
God doesn’t NEED you to give – you NEED to be Blessed!
14 “In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the Lord killed the firstborn of both people and animals in Egypt. This is why I sacrifice to the Lord the first male offspring of every womb and redeem each of my firstborn sons.’