A brother asked:
Man that’s awesome Red Elk. I recently asked the Lord for more so that my wife and I could get out of where we live and into a house (not apartment) and sure enough, I’ve made more money than usual in the last couple of weeks… More work! He did provide. On question though, about the tithe. The tithe came about before the Levites (Abraham). Later, it was required as a way to sustain the Lords servants (Levites) right? So, my question is, is the tithe still required in the new testament? The bible says that the Lord loves a cheerful giver… Does that mean that we should still tithe (out of a requirement) or just give as we feel led?
Christians have been “duped”, TOTALLY, over ‘TITHE’. One of my ‘pet peeves.This GODLY Practice is, to me, a Prime Example to you / nearly ALL Christians NOT CHECKING WITH OUR CREATOR. Instead, going by “the church’s” “word”, NOT GOD’S!
Allow me to explain:
“I am the SAME….Yesterday / today and tomorrow”. (Got that?)
I.E. I NEVER CHANGE! I DO NOT LIE! (got THAT?)
STUDY TITHE! How it was given. Who got it. What that one / group (of “church” leaders) was to use it. (Do you get THAT?!!!)
CONTEMPLATE on this ALL!
TITHE IS FOR FOOD (mostly). To FEED THE ‘church’ LEADERS (Priests / etc.).
It was N E V E R MONEY!
DO YOU GET THAT?!!!
Basically, it was FOOD! Sheep / Bird / Etc.
When it was a far trip, those of that day, were to take MONEY, get to their ‘church’ destination, and BUY the FOOD to GIVE TO THESE LEADERS!
NOT.. MONEY! I’ll repeat : N O T $$$$!
With this FOOD, the leaders had decisions on how to use : KILL (properly) and eat THEMSELVES….use as a SACRIFICE to HIM…or (perhaps?) GIVING TO OTHERS in need.
The ‘common’ man DID “AS TOLD”….GIVE FOOD!
Today, the ‘LAZY’ ‘leaders’ world wide, say “GIVE US MONEY…and WE will get our food / etc. with it.”
“I AM THE SAME, YESTERDAY / TODAY AND TOMORROW”!
WHERE HAS HE CHANGED THAT SAYING!!?!!
I have “gone against” Pastors / Priests who “talk” Tithe. MONEY MONEY MONEY. Not ONE has taught HIS WORD! Not ONE!
I have received MANY ‘defenses’ to their teaching way.
EVERY POSSIBLE “EXCUSE”!!!!!!
CHANGING what HE says, to THEIR convenience! REPLACE THE LIVING GOD with THEMSELVES. AS “GOD”!
And YOU have NOT STUDIED what its all about. YOU have been the CAUSE of this UNGODLY, “UNPROPER” DOING!
Y O U !
Too dang LAZY to DO AS HE SAID / SAYS! DUPED and dupING, the next (and Next and next / etc) generation of “followers.”
What YOU have ACTUALLY DONE is WRITTEN A NEW “BIBLE”! Simply by NOT CHECKING HIS WORD against WHAT YOU ARE TOLD / TAUGHT!
ACCEPTING “ways” that have LED US TO TODAY’S MESS!
Here we are…SUPPOSE TO BE TEACHERS OF ALL….and YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TEACH!
There is TOO MUCH “AIR” and WHO CAN BLAME the “world” that goes to OTHER “ways”!?
I tell you true : YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE and THEY will be EXCUSED!
CHANGE YOU READING! STUDY His word. EXCEPT NOTHING “just because Its the ‘way’ we are taught.”
WHO is GOD? WHO is THE LEADER!!!?
USE A GOOD CONCORDENCE as you read His word.
“CHECK the SPIRIT(s) of ALL “things”!
(Yes, even what I’M telling)
Now, “I have come to SET MAN FREE”. ALL O.T. “RULES” are NOW NO MORE!
Tithe STILL IS TO BE….but from the “Hart”…..and PROPERLY.
There are TWO “forms” of thithing. The one I “push” is LOVE GIFTing.
That can be ANYTHING. IE: money / helping/ etc.
A HEART Giving.
Call TITHE what it IS….and in the PROPER way of it The other: simply call it a LOVE GIFT. Aho?
“Label” your’ giving PROPERLY and you’ll be ‘safe.’
When our Lord arose, He left the GREATEST “TITHE” to ALL. “FOLLOW ME.” HE LEFT WITH EXAMPLING / TEACHING the ONLY “LAW” MANKIND NEEDS TO “OBEY”…today is… LOVE! Agape….Full and COMPLETE, FORGIVING………. LOVE!
Obey and Learn that that is the ONLY LAW MANKIND HAS TO FOLLOW! HE “BROKE” ALL OTHERS!
The “tithe” of GIVING A G A P E ……..L O V E