“…then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake…” Genesis 8:20-21 (NKJV)

Our opening text gives us a wonderful account from the Bible that speaks volumes. We see here how God commanded Noah to build an ark because He wanted to send rain to destroy the earth. Now, the Bible says that Noah obeyed the voice of God and true to God’s word, the rain came and destroyed the earth. After the flood, “…Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar…” Genesis 8:20. To him, he was just thanking God and honouring Him for what He had done for him and his family. But the Bible recorded that while the offering went up to God, the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake…” Genesis 8:21 (NKJV). Now, do you see that? First the Bible says, “…the Lord smelled a soothing aroma” which means God takes delight in our offerings. Then God said in His heart, I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake…” In other words, He lifted the curse that He placed on the ground when Adam sinned. Even though Noah was not there when the curse was placed on the ground, his offerings to God, lifted the curse off the ground and then God said, I will never again destroy every living thing as I have done (Genesis 8:21). Meaning the offerings of Noah to God, made God lift the curse on the ground and make a vow never to destroy the earth with water again.
Now, that’s how powerful offerings are. They might look very simple to you but in the realm of the Spirit and the physical, they make things happen. They reverse curses, lift embargoes and make room for the free flow of God’s blessings. They are very powerful and play a significant role in our lives. But sadly, many have misunderstood what offerings represent, so they speak ill of it and think it’s a waste, unknown to them that offerings hold the key to the quality of life you will live. They go a long way to determine your success and testimonies in life. Therefore, make a conscious decision to take giving of offerings seriously. Do not joke with it, give often and give tangibly. It is your life. With your offerings you can solve problems that man cannot solve, break barriers that man cannot break and enter into places that man cannot enter. So make this a lifestyle and start giving to God with a revelation because your offerings have the ability to carry away what God has not planted and bring into your life what God has purposed to bring in. Therefore, take a moment and give God an offering today, and get ready to be blessed. Praise God!

TODAY’S RHEMA

The offerings you give, play a significant role in your life, do not joke with it!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY

Thank you heavenly Father for enlightening me on the power of offerings, I thank you for giving me the ability to give offerings, I declare today that as I give my offerings regularly, whatever the father has not planted in my life is uprooted and that which God has purposed to do in my life is established in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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