Offerings given unto God are a vital part and expression of our worship of God. There is no true worship of God without offerings. In Genesis 22 when God commanded Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering to Him, Abraham said to his servants that he was going to the mountain to worship God. He called his offering unto God worship of God. That’s how we ought to see or perceive our offering unto God. God is the ancient of days; He is the ageless One that never changes, therefore our worship of Him must not be subject to changing times and seasons. We ought to seek out the acceptable way to serve and worship God. We are not permitted to speculate, or experiment, or improvise. No, a million times no! We are meant to seek out the acceptable way to serve God, which has been clearly spelt out in the Word. Beloved, offerings and the worship of God are eternally inseparable.
After Noah came out of the ark, our opening Scripture tells us that Noah offered burnt offerings unto God and the Bible says God smelt a sweet savour and God changed his mind as to the first curse that he placed upon the earth because of Adam’s transgression. The Lord said, “I will no longer curse the earth for man’s sake.” Why? Because Noah offered a burnt offering unto God. Did you see the power of offerings? Noah’s burnt offering unto God was the game-changer for humanity. Adam’s disobedience triggered a curse on the earth for man’s sake, but through Noah’s offering, the curse was reversed. Instead of the curse, a blessing was pronounced by God. You can change the course of nature by an offering, you can change the course of your family by an offering; by an offering, you can change the course of your life forever, offering that which honours God from your heart, giving to God in faith. By an offering, Abel changed the course of his life. Hebrews 11:4 says, “…God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.” God testified of Abel’s offering or gifts, and by that testimony, though he was long dead yet still speaks. He was immortalized by an offering given unto God in faith. The works of your hands will live forever by a lifestyle of honour and worship of God through offerings done in faith. So, when you offer anything to God, do it in faith; your offering is altering the course of your life and is causing things to happen for you that your children will enter, and they will be glad you gave offerings to God in faith.
My Solid Front (Confession):
Thank You heavenly Father for enlightening the eyes of my understanding to know the power of offerings. I declare that I give worthy offerings to the Lord; I do it in faith, and I positively alter the course of my life and generations yet unborn in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Chronicles 21; 2 Chronicles 1:1-12.