THE LIE OF THE MAN MADE TITHE
Ah, the Tithe. In many churches around the world, this word is used quite often. Let me first explain how it is used in many man made churches and religions today. The Religious Leader every so often will teach on the subject, stating that it is our obligation to give a tenth of our financial earnings, or whatever else will profit them, to whatever certain man made church, ministry, temple, etc. that we attend.
In Fact the word TITHE, literally means Ten, or Tenth.
Now to get their followers to TITHE and OFFER, they will use some techniques that are less than honest and pure. They will promise great rewards to those who give this money, and promise terrible things to happen for those that don’t. Using scriptures, like the two listed below…
YOU’LL BE BLESSED IF YOU TITHE
Luke 6:38 – Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Yet, is this scripture really talking about giving money? Ahhhh NOPE! The Key to what is supposed to be GIVEN is found in the entire chapter, but truly is best summed up in the next verse.
39And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
We are suppose to give the Truth, show love, compassion, be charitable, etc… We are to DO UNTO OTHERS as we want done unto US… This isn’t about giving some ministry your money. Although it could be twisted to seem that way. The Truth is we are to be charitable, if we see a need in others that we can meet, and we don’t meet that need, than we are walking on that “other side” and we are lost. For what you do to one, you to do yourself, you do to Christ.
So before I continue this article, for those who will try and state that I am saying we need not be charitable, I want to make the point early on. WE MUST BE CHARITABLE. If not we are like a Clanging Symbols, and we all know clanging symbols are annoying as all egt out! But no amount of manipulation of the scriptures will ever change the fact that God does not NEED your money. Even if they throw the scripture below in your face to scare you.
YOU’LL BE CURSED IF YOU DON’T
Malachi 3:8 – Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
This once again has nothing to do with giving your local church your hard earned dollars. It has everything to do, with NOT OBTAINING THE TRUTH OF GOD and sharing it with others. It has to do with turning away from God, as opposed to yielding to God in all areas of your life. This is the scripture the proceeds Mal 3:8
7Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
It is about returning to God, to KNOW GOD. The verses following 3:8 is another give away that this has nothing to do with giving a man made church, temple, or ministry your money.
10Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
We see here, the TITHE is MEAT. Later I will go into more detail about what this meat is… But for those who are literally tithing right now, they must have sincire milk first. As meat makes babies sick, MEAT is a deep revelation of God… but I digress.
Let’s continue with the BLIND GUIDES, who will also make bold claims that once we TITHE, OFFER, ETC… That God will open the Heavens and pour down money and blessings into our lives.
It’s a “YOU GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT” mentality.
And for those who know no better, this sounds pretty awesome. They believe every word their Religious leader speaks and ignorantly follow, ending in a bigger ditch than they were trying to crawl out of.
Seroiusly though, why wouldn’t they listen and do as told. These BLIND GUIDES are supposed to represent God ON EARTH… So their congregants swallow their devious teachings, hook, line, and sinker.
They so believe that if they do not give 10 percent of their checks each week that they will be blessed, or cursed if they don’t, that they even teach this hogwash to their friends.
Now here is where the problem is (Financially, not even about to touch the spiritual problem).
Most people today are suffering financially. Many have lost their homes, jobs, and more. The debt in many people’s life is mounting, while their Blind Guides are shouting, GIVE MORE AND YOU’LL FINALLY BE FREE.
And, for many, instead of putting their money to who and what they OWE, which would be the Godly thing to do, they pay for the golden promise, which is FOOLS GOLD and not Gold at all.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
The good news is, there is a way out. Those who don’t have jobs can find better jobs, those who have lost homes and finances, can find themselves in the green again. But this NEVER comes when a man follows a man down the path of greed. The way out of your misfortune is to first understand, God has placed you in your misfortune. You must learn from it, pray to God to understand and know His Truth no matter what the cost. The sooner you return to God, the sooner your troubles will melt away. These hard times we face have nothing to do with not giving enough money to this guy or that gal, it has everything to do with believing YOU ARE IN CONTROL and not submitting to the UNDERSTANDING that GOD IS IN CONTROL of ALL THINGS.
Now if you are tithing and offering because some Meat-head claims if you do you will be blessed, ask yourself “what is motivating this behavior?” – the answer is LUST AND GREED. It is not about know God, it is about getting more money. So pay off your debt before you go and give some false prophet the money your children need to put food on your table.
We are to OWE NO MAN anything, WE ARE TOLD ALL WE NEED TO DO IS LOVE! We are told to be charitable for sure. But NOWHERE in scripture are we told to give to RELIGIOUS MEN OR WOMEN to help them build their dynasty of disaster with your God given and hard earned money. Yes, this is a snare that the Father has laid at all our feet, one I fell victim to as well. GIVE AND GET, they say. Don’t Give and Get hurt.
But now I know, as James knew. That when hard times come it is not because I am not giving a certain man or woman or ministry enough money, it is so God’s perfect work will be completed inside me.
3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, WANTING NOTHING. 5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Our trials are there for a reason. We are to learn from them, turn to God, trust in God, and WANT NOTHING but God.
Yet, there are many perverse Religious Leaders that will take advantage of people’s misfortune, claiming they have not given enough. They say, “If you sow your seed, if you give more, if you OVER EXTEND YOURSELF in Faith, THEN GOD WILL BLESS YOU.”
They don’t turn the congregation that blindly follows them to the truth. They itch their ears and make grand promises of reward, IF ONLY THEY GIVE MORE.
Meanwhile, people are doing so ignorantly and yet nothing, NOTHING comes of it. Most find more hardship, more suffering, more poverty.
You see “Church”, God’s creation is being raped by these blind guides, and most keep coming back for more, to give more, with the greedy hope more will come their way.
However, God has not asked you or me to give a nickel to a man made church, no… God doesn’t want us to put our faith in MONEY or put Money toward our faith. We should NEVER be motivated by MONEY. So why, is MONEY, PROSPERITY, so prevalent in the Man Made religions of the world today, you ask?
The answer: TO MAKE THE FAT CATS FATTER.
That is the only reason, this nonsense teaching exists. It is there to BUILD UP BABYLON, bigger, and stronger than before.
Now of course not all Man Made churches/temples are greedy and perverse. There are many that wait on God, led of God, and don’t rely on Man for their provision. And it is good to support those honest ministries that are making a difference in the world. And that difference, if you have ears to hear it, is not about LITERAL WIDOWS AND ORPHANS (Although you should help them literally) but this is an allegory.
The WIDOW is one whose HUSBAND (CHRIST) is dead.
The ORPHAN is one who has no Father (God)
These are the widows and orphans we are to care for. And there are MULTITUDES OF THEM.
Without charity, you are a lame duck for sure… But if you buy the gospel and sell the gospel, like most churches, especially in Christianity, then you are the very WIDOW AND ORPHAN, the SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD must minister to.
But back to our BLIND GUIDES, you see these so-called “annointed” Men or Women, who say, “God has given them a vision of a bigger building, a school, university, etc. etc…” Are fools in their own carnal minds. They simply are lusting after power, glory, etc. Looking at those big name Pastors, and wanting what they have. As if the BROAD WAY is the way into the Kingdom.
But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:
You see, even these BLIND GUIDES were taught this nonsense as well. They look at the Blessings of God by how many members their congregation holds, by how big their church is, by how many stations carry their programs. They follow after BAALIM, its all about following after the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR and not ALMIGHTY GOD.
So, they teach the same as they were taught. And those people who are hurting, suffering financially and more, believe them. It doesn’t matter if they don’t have more than a nickel to rub together, they will give that nickel and rub no more to follow that erroneous promise their BLIND GUIDE put before them. They will give more ignorantly, putting themselves in more debt and creating more heartache down the road, AS THE GAMBLER DOES AT THE CASINO.
You are all addicts TITHERS!
Now, I know many churches are fair and help the misfortunate. Yes, many churches out there do not manipulate their flocks with lies about “GIVING TO GET”. Many churches do not even believe such a thing is necessary. There are Men and Women of God out there that knows God is their provider. They don’t need to use fear tactics or to prey off mankinds carnal “want for more” to get more money themselves. And if the Lord has blessed you with such teachers, you should absolutely help hold up their arms, (WHEN YOU CAN)… You should NEVER give more than you have.
The woman that so many talk about in scripture, who threw in ALL SHE HAD IN THE WORLD… is the perfect picture of what we must do as well… She didn’t throw in more than she had. She didn’t have an AMEX or VISA, Mortgage of Home Equity line. She threw in her all for her want to know God, she threw in HER LIVING. Her whole LIFE was put into God’s hands.
This is not true however for a majority in the RELIGIOUS FAITHS of the world. They don’t teach to give their ALL to God. Which means, their minds, hearts and souls… No, if they were to do that, their congregants would wake up and understand God doesn’t need their money to feed some man made building somewhere that claims God’s truth.
No, these BLIND GUIDES have many forms of manipulating a congregant to get them to “ANTE UP” (a gambling term meaning to place your bet) … If it is not simply sermons teaching how blessed everyone can be if give to the RELIGIOUS LEADERS CHURCH, it is having everyone come up front and place their TITHES at the altar. (When you do not come up, Pastor and the other Congregants know) Oh the shame of that, huh?
Or, it can be the shame of having a basket shoved in front of your face each and every Sunday, as was the case in my childhood church. Using Shame and Manipulation and Fear tactics, and Promises of future riches and blessings as their bait, the multitudes line up to feed their, and their Blind Guides, greed.
The question everyone should be asking is HOW IS GOD BLESSED by you giving money to your local church?
Keeping in mind ONE THING, there is but ONE TRUTH. So if your particular church isn’t teaching that ONE TRUTH, than really your money isn’t going to help spread the Gospel (as they always say) is it.
Consider this, there is ONE TRUTH while there are hundreds, if not thousands, of denominations in the Faiths of the world.
In the Christian Faith Alone, we see many, many, divisions. Even though we know there is ONE GOD, one truth, One Spirit, One way… and we are told NOT TO HAVE DIVISIONS among us.
Why with so much division is there always the same TITHING going on. They can’t all have the TRUTH if NONE are like minded and agree on the ONE TRUTH. But they all want that money don’t they?
1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Well, we have not heeded this advice, have we? Here are a just a few DIVISIONS among the Christian Faith… Baptist, Pentecostal, Catholic, Lutheran, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, Church of Christ, Apostolic, Non-denominational, Trinitarian, Nazarene, shoot the list goes on and on.
Why are there so many divisions, you ask?
Because MAN WANTS TO BE GOD!(See my article on the TOWER OF BABEL) –
Man wants to be God. So he creates his own laws, beliefs, traditions, creeds, doctrines, etc, etc. He then declares that any OTHER RELIGION or FAITH is absolutely wrong.
Go ahead and ask any Pastor if any of other faiths or the world have the Truth, they will say NO.
Each of the above Faiths, and that is just a few, differ on so many fundamental principles and beliefs it’s hard to keep track. But they all AGREE on TITHING AND OFFERINGS, isn’t that ironic?
When it comes to the Things of God, man cannot agree, but Man can agree on MONEY! Because they all want that ALMIGHTY DOLLAR. And they want GOD’S name written right on it. Each of these many divisions require, in one way or another, their members to Tithe, give Offerings, service, etc. And then each of these DIVISIONS will state that the church member’s tithing, or offering, is NOT going to them, but to God, to further the Kingdom.
But that isn’t true, is it? Especially since all of them cannot be right. So common sense dictates that at the very least 99.9999 percent of the Religious Denominations out there are WRONG.
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
So if your local church is in Error then who are you REALLY GIVING TO?
Let me answer that for you, you are buying a lie, instead of understanding that the TRUTH is freely given and never sold. You want to know where your hard earned dollars go? You want to know where this money goes, when you give it to your Blind Guides instead of paying off those you owe, mortgage, car, debt, etc. (which is the Godly thing to do – to give money first to those you owe instead of giving to religion because so Blind Guide tells you so.)
Well let me show you where your money is going. In some cases, it is to purchase big name Pastors, Jets, Fancy Cars, Mansions, etc, etc, which they of course will look everyone straight in the eye and say these things are necessary. That they are “good stewards” of your partnership or contribution, while turning around and using the jet to go on their personal vacation, and having their own homes paid for BY YOU, the very person who is struggling to make payments on your own.
YES all of our tithes and offerings have afforded these misguided BLIND GUIDES leaders the very lap of luxury they exist in. While many of their members have NOTHING.
And when is enough, enough. Do we really need to have a skatepark, a college, a hospital, a bookstore, coffee shop, etc. etc… Religion and these Churches resemble a marketplace more and more every day, don’t they?
Now, before I go into what GOD REALLY WANTS OF US, and what a TITHE truly is, I want to first point how despicable and offensive many of these teachings are.
BIG LIE #1: the Blind Guides say, YOU MUST GIVE TO GET! (greed) When the Kingdom is FREE, and we are FREELY CO-HEIRS of ALL IN CHRIST.
1 Corinthians 2:12 – Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
BIG LIE #2: If you Give GOD MUST BLESS YOU!
Romans 9:15-17 – 15For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
BIG LIE #3: Without your Tithe and Offering the Gospel will not be spread. That we must tell the world about God, and our MONEY makes the way for that to happen.
Hebrews 8:10, 11
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
BIG LIES #4 : That YOU must SOW YOUR SEED. But they mean MONEY, FINANCES, PROPERTY, WILL, ETC. (But the SEED is the Word of God is it not?)
Luke 8:5 and 11
A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it… 11Now the parable is this: The SEED is the WORD OF GOD.
Every single aspect of what is taught today in many Christian circles is such manipulation and such a lie, that it stinks up to high Heaven. Hosea Chapter Six puts it beautifully.
Hosea 6: 6For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me…. 9And as troops of ROBBERS wait for a man, so the company of PRIESTS MURDER IN THE WAY BY CONSENT: for they commit lewdness. 10I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
The RELIGIOUS LEADERS today are very much like SIMON THE MAGICIAN.
Acts 8:9 -But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
They have bewitched the people, and sold them a LIE that they demand be LITERALLY PAID FOR. But watch how the Apostles dealt with such thinking. Simon believed he could, BUY the BLESSING AND ANNOINTING. (The very message shouted from almost every pulpit and altar today)
Acts 8:19 – Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. 20But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. 21Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
As Peter said to SIMON, if you think your MONEY, or FINANCIAL blessing to your local church, tv station, radio, ministry, temple, etc is in anyway going to help you enter the kingdom, and open the doors of your life for riches and more… THEN YOU ARE LOST AND NOT RIGHT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. (understanding of God)
God doesn’t need your money people. YOUR MONEY is the very enemy of God. For it is, unfortunately the only thing most of us put our faith in. And to have the mind set that if you do this or that, you will enter in, you will be sadly mistaken. For the Gift of God is free and CANNOT BE PURCHASED.
All your tithes are offerings are doing is further fueling the ERROR that spreads across the land. And that has made captives of God’s creation. It fuels man’s greed and need for more, and it steals the kingdom away from each and everyone of those, who ignorantly do what these blind guides tell them to do. This is the very Babylon we are told to flee from.
I am tired of seeing people who are in debt, give to their so-called church as a gambler would do when buying that lottery ticket.
All you need to do is turn on any Christian Television Station during its Marathon of Giving, when they call upon all the big names Pastors (for a price) to come on the air and CONVINCE those watching that they NEED TO GIVE or ELSE!
They make bold proclamations, like… “You want a breakthrough, give! You want your kids off drugs, give! You want that new house, new car, new iphone, GIVE!”
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Now what’s interesting about this in the King James, is it makes it seem as though, you are SUPPOSED to pay TITHES. But clearly, they were doing this, they did not leave the “other undone”. Instantly I knew this is a mistranslation, so I went to my YOUNGS LITERAL… and here is how it reads.
`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye give tithe of the mint, and the dill, and the cumin, and did neglect the weightier things of the Law — the judgment, and the kindness, and the faith; these it behoved [you] to do, and those not to neglect.
Clearly, we see here, Matthew is teaching FORGET YOUR TITHING, you need to SOLELY focus on kindness, judgment (understanding), and the FAITH… This is what we MUST DO and we are NOT TO NEGLECT THIS!
Never the less, these Blind Guides will not. No, they will take scriptures and twist them and twist them, until, if it be possible, even a wise child of God could be fooled. This is ITCHING EARS to SHAKE COIN from the pockets of those listening. “YOU GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!”
Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
Today, I hopefully will help many of you to come out of this VAIN and Devastating teaching… First I want to state, if you love your Church and want to support your church for the service they provide, do that… I in no way want to discourage people from giving to something that blesses them, I DO HOWEVER, want to put an end to the myth, that God somehow NEEDS YOUR MONEY and not you’re MIND AND HEART. Just know your money is going to your Sunday escape, not God. Like your money would go to a movie. Whenever I go to a Church that has daycare, I pay what I believe it would cost to have a babysitter for an hour and a half… I do this not to and for God, for I know God could care less about that. He cares that I reach out to those he sends my way, when he prompts me, he cares that I GIVE GOD MY ALL, not just an hour over the weekend.
In fact, men and women of God are instructed to NEVER to have dealings with money.
1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
We are NOT meant to PREACH the Gospel, for PROFIT. No, we are to BUY (acquire, gain) it and SELL it not.
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
In the Hebrew, the word BUY means “to get, acquire, create, buy, possess.” It doesn’t mean you go out there and lay out some money, AS some Blind Guides would say. It means you Must GET IT, POSSESS IT, BUY INTO IT (an expression, meaning to be SOLD OUT FOR THE TRUTH) – BUYING the TRUTH, has NOTHING to do with the exchange of MONIES.
However, the word SELL in the HEBREW LITERALLY means “TO SELL”
Here we see, that the TRUTH must be acquired by us, and NEVER SOLD LITERALLY! Which is exactly what happens when a Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, Iman, Guru, etc, says you HAVE TO PAY TRIBUTE, TITHES, OFFERINGS etc…
In Fact many Temples, will not even let you enter in, without paying your tribute, or Temple Tax, or offering. They keep track. You have to PAY to get in.
Just now, I took a short break from this article to relax a bit and watch some TV and I just returned.
Ironically, during that time, I turned on TV to a Channel with a very familiar face to this “prosperity message” of sowing money to reap fortune.
I watched his message, it was the exact same message I have heard from this man, time, and time before. Like the same terrible track or song you replay again and again for those who have no taste for music.
This man goes through about a half an hour teaching enticing the listener, that it is in YOUR POWER to be WEALTHY, and that we are ONE PERSON away from it. He says, “No matter what your circumstances, no matter where you are” – God can bring you fortune when you step out in faith. He went on to brag about how he bumped into a famous soccer player, who had read his books and handed him bundles of money.
This Blind Guide laughed, he wondered how he would now get onto the plane with all that cash without looking like a drug dealer.
Well there is the truth finally spoken by this man. He subconsciously admitted that he is a DRUG DEALER of sorts. However, the drug that he sells is called PRIDE, LUST, AND GREED. And he has addicted the masses with his manipulative words. And while most of those who “sow into his nonsense” grow poorer and poorer, he grows fatter and fatter with the money he Robbed from them, with his lying tongue.
Is not this what drug dealers do? Entice you that whatever they are selling will make you feel better, give you a better life? Then they hook you and at first you feel great because you believe that this is the answer you’ve been waiting for. But soon your life continues to get worse. So you go back to the dealer and he says, YOU NEED TO GET MORE of WHAT IM SELLING, so the drug addict does it again. Once again, for awhile it feels good, but things once again get worse.
Then one day the drug addict wakes up, broke, lost, alone, and without any MONEY TO GIVE THE DEALER. So he goes to the DEALER who was ONCE SO FRIENDLY to him, and instead of helping give this poor addict what he needs to survive, he says, YOU HAVEN’T GIVEN ME ENOUGH. And IF YOU DON’T GIVE ME THIS MONEY I can’t help you.
Well isn’t this the very thing this Fat Cat Ministry Gun For Hire is doing? Hooking the masses on the promise of fame, fortune, and health if ONLY they BUY into what he is selling. If you allow the Spirit to wake you out of your sleep, you will be sickened by this.
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
It’s time to take the carpet out from these ministries. Don’t let your faith be found in a MARKETPLACE where things are bought and sold.
The TRUTH (Christ) will turn over these false beliefs, and kicks out all of the money changers, sellers of sacrificea, and false teaching from your heart, as he literally tore up the temple of God.
Church has become big business. Jesus is the product, Manipulation is the sales approach, and you are its captive.
So the question is where are we to store our TREASURES? Should we Tithe? What is the Tithe etc… Let’s find out as I wrap this up.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is within you! This is the TITHE GOD wants. He wants us to know the TRUTH and then share it with the world.
He doesn’t want BLIND SHEEP (ignorant congregants) to be presented, or Lame goats (useless believers) to be given as sacrifice… HE WANTS SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD.
Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the LORD.
Our offering to God, is the charity and hope we have in our hearts and we have given FREELY to those around us, so they too can boldy enter in HEALTHY AND WHOLE. Not sick, lame, and ignorant like the so-called body of Christ today.
SO what is the TITHE GOD WANTS? Well first of all, it means Ten, or Tenth. (This is the remnant of believers, God is looking for.)
And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
The HERD is US PEOPLE… We are the FLOCK, and only a TENTH of what passes under that ROD (AUTHORITY/CORRECTION OF GOD) shall be HOLY…
News flash people, MONEY can NEVER BE HOLY.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be MEAT in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
God wants MEAT IN HIS HOUSE. Not money. We are GOD’S HOUSE. “Know you not that you are the Temple of God”… And MEAT is NOT literal steak, it is a deeper understanding of God’s truth. This is why we STORE UP YOUR TREASURE IN HEAVEN, not in SOME LOCAL CHURCH. And WHERE IS HEAVEN?… IN YOU! The tithe that God desires is our ALL, our HEART, So there may be MEAT in his house.
14But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
This is the TITHE PEOPLE! To know the difference between good and evil, to be mature in the Truth. To be OF FULL AGE. Not to be writing a check that will probably bounce, to look good to your fellow congregants.
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 unto the LORD.
We are the LAND, the SEED (word of God) that is produced in our hearts, the fruit of the spirit is the LORDS, it is HOLY UNTO THE LORD. –Money is not holy.
Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
Our SEED is the WORD OF GOD, we are the FIELD (see the parable of the SOWER) And year after year, there must be an increase in our understanding, we must store up our TREASURE IN HEAVEN within, and share this truth with others. So the FIELD (the world) will bring the same forth.
`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye give tithe of the mint, and the dill, and the cumin, and did neglect the weightier things of the Law — the judgment, and the kindness, and the faith; these it behoved [you] to do, and those not to neglect.
Enter ye Beth-El, and transgress, At Gilgal multiply transgression, And bring in every morning your sacrifices, Every third year your tithes.
Our sacrifices that we bring in, is NOT MONEY, it is the letting go of our transgressions… read that line above. We need only sacrifice what is NOT OF GOD, and every THIRD YEAR (symbolic of resurrection and rebirth) our TITHE.
At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:
Look at where we LAY UP our TITHE, it is WITHIN OUR GATES (our understanding)
God doesn’t want of need our money, property, etc, people, he wants our HEARTS!
Look Jesus understood this. He said…
Matthew 17:25 – He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Everything in this world is FREE to us, yet Mankind has claimed what is not his, his and declared we must purchase it. Today, we have to pay for our water, Tv, Radio soon, what’s next the air?
But the only thing worse than all that, is MANKIND teaches those who want to know God, that they must BUY THEIR WAY IN… and promising they will be blessed because of it.
To me, that sounds like these ministries don’t have faith. If they had faith, they would not even mention such a terrible erroneous teaching, and seek God, and allow God to provide.
I dare say, we all should put this theory to the test. STOP YOUR IGNORANT TITHING AND OFFERING. Give charitably when God inspires you, give to those that need it, and leave the man made church alone.
Show up and hold back your check… and if enough do this, soon we will see if that Church be of God or not. For God will always provide.
If you want to know THE REAL OFFERING GOD WANTS from you… One need look no further than….
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God— this is your spiritual act of worship.
Jesus, did not Tithe or Offer anything monetary, he said “A body have I prepared” – This is our TITHE.
Some have said we use about ten percent of our brain. Most studies show this is not necessarily true. But I like the idea of us, giving God the TEN PERCENT of the brain we “Think” we are in control of, and we finally REST from our works.
And isn’t TITHING a WORK? Isn’t it our way of saying, look God, look at how much I give you?
Don’t be like the PROUD RELIGIOUS MAN…
Luke 18:12-14 – I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Be like the Publican, realize there is nothing you can do to win favor with God, and you will be justified!
Be like the humble sinner, who knows he can do nothing, give nothing, all he can do is RECIEVE!
God gave SAUL into his Hand, and David did nothing. He knew Saul would fall, as I know Babylon will fall, with all its lies and perversions.
I simply pray that if you have been guilted into believing you must give to your church or ministry and you are doing this with the wrong motives, that you understand these are nothing more than links of a great heavy chain keeping you and your family bound.
Here are a couple of more scripture to consider. THESE ARE THE TITHES AND OFFERINGS AND SACRAFICE GOD REQUIRES OF US!
1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
Hebrews 13:15-16 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise— the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Colossians 1:10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
And finally, please read this last passage very carefully. And START PAYING YOUR DEBT OFF ALREADY WILL YOU! There is a reason, the word “DEAD”BEAT is used for those who do not honor their debts.
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. Then I said, `Here I am, I have come– it is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.'”
So keep your money, and give God and others YOUR HEART!
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