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Monday, April 27, 2015
The Definition and Purpose of Tithe
Well today is Monday and I'm out to get it done but before I do, I want to do my father's business a little more.
For those that have been defending their pastors opinion on the issue
of tithing over the redemptive sacrifice of Christ after reading my
post, I want to clarify some things before asking some very interesting
Do you know that the purpose of tithe is not for God
to bless you or for supporting God's work but rather, it's an exercise
of the law for showing that you "REGARD AND FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD"
In Deut 14:23, the Bible clearly says EAT your tithe before the Lord SO THAT YOU CAN FEAR HIM.
In Deut 14:26 it repeated it again saying if you can't carry the
cassava and cocoyam, convert it to money and use it to eat rice, drink
wine and 'ogogoro' and you can even use it to carry 'ashewo' if you soul
lust after one, at that point, you are covered because it's tithing.
In Deut 14: 27 & 29 it clearly says when your belly is full, you
should remember the Levites (not a pastor because they have no
inheritance among you) also the stranger, and the fatherless, and the
widow because they are really the ones in need.
Here are my questions and I need clear answers.
1. The Lord clearly says "Eat before Me so that you can fear Me" why
are you not eating your tithe? That's direct disobedience! Isn't that
telling God directly that "I DON'T REGARD OR FEAR YOU?"
excuse is that you cannot carry yam abi, fine, there is room to convert
it to money but according to Lev 27:31 "If you want to buy back the
LORD's tenth of the grain or fruit, you must pay its value, plus 20
percent." so that's now 30%. The interesting thing is that you must
still eat everything before the Lord SO THAT YOU CAN FEAR HIM. That's
30%, so if you are bringing money, you should be presenting 30% that you
must blow once on whatever your soul desire, Ogogoro included.
The question is "Have you been eating that 30% at once as the Lord
instructed in the Bible?" If you haven't been doing that, do you know
you've be telling God "I DON'T REGARD OR FEAR YOU"?
3. There are
four set of people entitled to the leftover of your tithe eating
exercise, The Levites, Stranger, Widow and Fatherless. Your pastor is
obviously not a levite, even Jesus is not one. So if your pastor is not a
helpless stranger, widow/widower, or orpahn, why is he the only one
screaming the songs of tithe in cash. Why is your pastor the one raining
fake curses and suspended prayers on the topic of tithe when he's not
even entitled to it by any or all definition?
4. Lastly I will
like to know, if your pastor had told you that tithing is just for you
to show that you FEAR THE LORD and that no blessing is attached to it,
will you be paying it?
Believe me, tithing is not an avenue to
blessings, it is illegal in the body of Christ and any pastor that comes
to preach Jesus to you and still ask you for tithe is a con-artist from
the pit of hell, there are no better words to describe such a person.
The fact that tithing is popular does not make it right.
Anyways, I am expecting your answers but before you do, remember this.
If you want to give your money to God, do it right, give it to the
stranger, fatherless and the widow, I can guarantee you that God will
receive it and credit your earthly and heavenly account with interest.
If you want to support God's work here on earth, please do by supporting
His missionaries and outreaches, not by donating to a church building
that means nothing to Jesus and no effect on the kingdom of God. Don't
label it a tight, give without measures.