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The First Tithe: Is It Law or Grace; Or Something Else?
The burden of proof is on you my friend: you are the one that have done away with tithing not me. I have more sense than that. God said that tithing is forever; and if God himself said it is forever; then the Apostles did not have to preach it to make it right; even though they did and you just don't know how to identify it in NT scripture. So then, my friend, your burden is to show me in scripture where the Apostles taught specifically, to not to pay tithes. Yea, just show me in scripture where they said don't pay tithes and no twisting of the scriptures. you are hung up on this [filthy lucre sake] and are failing to understand the true meaning of tithing. The teaching of tithing is not to tell and teach the saints what it means to man and false prophets; but rather what it means to God Almighty. And to God, tithing is the only tribute to God, commanded by him for man to honor. Without keeping this tribute to God (that of His own do we give to Him) man has no other way of submitting any evidence of the righteousness by grace that is in him; therefore, without tithing, man cannot obtain witness by God that he is righteous. God will not testify of man's gifts (of sacrifices and other gifts offered to God) if none have been given. It is these gifts that will make possible eternal life, through salvation by grace.......
Now, please try and generate enough knowledge and understanding to get this: Contrary to what most so-called Christians think and believe; mostly because they have never given it any thought or have never been taught; the New Testament Church which showed itself on the Day of Pentecost was an all Jewish Church; and not a Gentile Church as so many believe. And all the three thousand souls which were added to the church on the day of Pentecost were Jews and/or Proselytes Jews None were Gentiles by nature. They were all of the House of Israel and it were through them (Jews) that the transformation of the church was made from the shadow church to the real thing; the Christ Church. This NT Church continued according to the Apostles Doctrine. And from the day of Pentecost to the next four hundred and twenty years did a single Apostle or Chief Elder of the Church ever say or teach: Don’t pay TITHES. No there is not a single instance in all the New Testament where any man of God told the assembly; not to pay tithes. On the Day of Pentecost Peter and the Apostles in response to the people asking ‘what must they do’ said to them: repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and this means everybody and then you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. They did not preach: don’t pay tithes nor did they preach if you do pay tithes, it is a sin. No they did not preach against tithing because it (tithing) was first preach by our Lord and savior Jesus Christ beginning in Genesis Chapter 4 and all the way down to the dispensation of grace The First Tithe was submitted to God, because it is an everlasting tribute to God; that is required of man. There is no other tribute to God that is commanded of God from man; except the First Tithe. Now without the giving of this tribute (first tithe) to God; man has no other way of obtaining a witness that he is righteous and without the submission of the first tithe by the believer, God cannot testify of his gifts (of sacrifices and other gifts offered to God)as he will have none to show.
So then, the giving of the first tithe to God is nothing more than an elevated measure of faith; which without man cannot please God, By an elevated measure of faith all true believers in God, beginning with Abel were/are connected to Him (God). And only through the giving of the First Tithes can man remain connected to God and even after death can he (man) maintain that his record of righteousness is ‘on high’ and even during the time that death has a hold on him can there still be a witness and proof that he remains connected with God; even as God testifies of his gifts (of sacrifices and other gifts offered to God) and it is these gifts that are his witness of all the righteousness in him. Therefore, though he be dead yet is he able to speak of his righteousness in as much as his gifts (first tithe) is an eternal tribute to God and when God testifies of his gifts it speaks of the giver’s right to eternal inheritance. If there are no gifts (first tithe) for God to testify of; then likewise there is no witness of an individual’s righteousness……….As it is written: Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! And asked wherein heave we robbed you? and God answered: in tithes and offerings and because of this you are cursed with a curse…….therefore bring all the tithes into the treasury of the Lord and the prove me and see; if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Now get this: when will God open the windows of Heaven? Where in the book of scripture are the windows of heaven opened? Not until the Book of revelation are the windows of heaven opened. The Day of the Lord, the last day of the last times, the coming of the Lord; and for those who look for HIM; shall he appear the second time, without sin unto salvation. This salvation that the Lord will bring with Him is the same blessing that is poured out when the windows of Heaven are opened that you will not have room to receive; This blessing is eternal life; an incorruptible inheritance that is undefiled and does not fade away; which is reserved in heaven for you. Man does not have room to receive this blessing as long as he is in the flesh; as flesh and blood (natural Man) cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Man cannot received this blessing of eternal life until he is born again (John 3:3) or until he is regenerated or translated at the sound of the last trumpet; the rapture as some call it; or the translation of the saints of God or the first resurrection of the dead. And at this time God will testify of your many gifts (of sacrifices and other gifts offered to God). As they (First tithe) are the witness of your righteousness and through and by His own testimony will He proclaim and declare the decree, as He did for Christ and will say unto you and all who kept the faith unto the end: Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee (The New Birth) . God will not declare the decree unless He can testify of your gifts (first tithe) as they are the only other witness you will have of all your righteousness and it is written ‘none but the righteous shall see God’ and by the mouth of two or more witness shall every word be established. And God will not declare the words of the decree without His testimony of your Gifts (First tithe). You figure the rest of this out; as to what your end will be!!!
Now also please understand this: after much talk; like you are doing now about this Tithe Thing; so did certain members of the church in the time of the early NT church and finally to settle what is to be kept from Moses and what is not to be kept from Moses all the Apostles and Chief Elders came together in Jerusalem to settle this once and for all and as far as I am concerned all these issues remain settled today and the church and church leadership should get on to the saving of our children. Now, when all the dust had settled here are the things that Apostle James, Leader of the Council said we should not keep form Moses: Act 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
Act 15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
Act 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and [from] fornication, and [from] things strangled, and [from] blood.
Now if the tithing tribute was a sin; then why did not all the Apostles condemn it? If to tithe, is a sin, why did not the Apostles and their leader James include the forbiddance of it in the edict that went out to all of the Gentile Churches? Again, I ask you my friend: if it is wrong and a sin to give tribute to God as the First Tithe; why did not they say so and put it in the letter to the Gentile Churches. The burden of proof in on you my friend. You are the one that is saying something that cannot be supported by the book of scripture and I say to you: prove your big mouth or give it up. It makes no difference with me; for I know the truth of God and the Mystery of the first tithe and how it is the essential thing in receiving the blessings of eternal life. All that I have said here is scripture. I did not give chapter and verse in most cases because you should read the bible and study more on your own; for the more you study and the more you search the scriptures the more you will understand. I am praying for your understanding and I have a complete study on this subject, that I can send to you in the future if you want it. What you read here is just a long note.