Have you ever heard it said we should tithe 10% of our income and if we dont, we are robbing God? What about this one: we should give in faith a love gift/ a first fruits offering or sow a “seed” for healing, protection, or whatever we might need even if we can’t afford it, and God will bless us in return?
The Bible says, in Mal 3:10, we should bring our tithes into the storehouse and test God to see if He will not bless us in return. But in Numbers 18:21, Deut 12:5-6, we are told to bring the tithes to the temple in Jerusalem to the priests. The temple is gone; there are no functioning priests in the temple today; right now, we cant tithe.
In Ezekiel 44:30, Prov 3:9 it says: If we give first fruit offering and the best of what we have to the priests, a blessing will reside on our homes. The condition for the firstfruits offering is the temple and the Levitical priesthood. The temple is gone; there are no functioning priests today, so right now, we can’t give a first fruit offering.
Tithing, firstfruits offerings,/ love offerings are in the Bible. The Bible says we can only tithe and give our gifts/offerings if we have access to the temple and the Levitical priesthood. Both are gone, so today, we cant tithe or give “first fruits offerings/love offerings” and expect to get anything in return.
Even though the priesthood and the temple no longer exists, Paul, the Apostle says in 1. Cor 9:13-14, we are obligated to give some financial help to those who minister the Gospel.
What does this mean for us today?
It means we cant and we should not tithe our money. We should not give “love offerings/firstfruits offerings.” But we are obligated to support those who minister the Gospel to us. So if somebody prays for you, prophecies to you, or teaches you the word of God, the Bible says in 1.Cor 9:13-14, you are obligated to give some financial support in return.
The amount is not important; what is essential is that we give something. Some can only give 1 USD; others can give more. The only one who knows how much you can give is yourself and Yehovah (God.)
What if you can’t give anything?
1. Tim 5 says your needs (not your wants, your needs, and there is a vast difference there) comes first. So, according to the Bible, you have to make sure you can feed yourself, your family, and pay your monthly bills before you give anything. But as we have seen, in 1. Cor 9:13-14, if you have as little as 1 USD left after your needs have been met, this belongs to Yehovah, and you are obligated by God to give it to the ministry who helped you.
If you, for some reason, choose to keep that 1 USD for yourself, you are sinning against Yehovah.
This ministry has been blessed with faithful supporters who understand the importance of obeying 1. Cor 9:13-14. You are the ones who make it possible for this ministry to be up and running, and for me to provide free ministry to those who have 0 USD left after covering all their needs. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
But then, we have those who have not understood the importance of obeying 1. Cor 9:13-14. You can give because you have money left over after covering your monthly needs, but for some reason, you choose not to give anything. I will never know who you are, but Yehovah knows. He sees you when this ministry blesses you through prayer/prophecy/free sermons. He sees you when you choose to take, but not to give anything in return, and His heart is grieved over your sin.
If you are among those who have sinned, by not giving anything in return after I have prayed for you/prophecied to you/taught you the word of Yehovah, you have the opportunity to repent.
Click on the link below, and it will take you to PayPal, where you can do the right thing and donate a gift as a thank you for prayer, prophecy, or having been taught the Bible. The amount you give is not important; what is important is that you obey 1. Cor 9:13-14 and donate what you can to those who minister the Gospel to you.