Do We Tithe to Jesus as the High Priest?

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jared

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Mar 13, 2013, 12:07:06 PM3/13/13
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An article on whether or not we should tithe to Jesus because he is the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.

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David James

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Mar 14, 2013, 2:27:54 AM3/14/13
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Jesus does not need our money or food. He wants us to share our resources to help others. That is the purpose of tithing, freewill, or spirit-led giving.
The Purpose of Tithing and Giving
To fully understand Malachi 3:8-10, we must first read from Malachi chapter 2. Before Christ came, tithing was a law, and there curses associated with breaking laws.
Galatians 3:10
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”
 Malachi 2
Corrupt Priests
“And now, O priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If you will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not take it to heart. 3 “Behold, I will rebuke your descendants and spread refuse (waste) on your faces, the refuse of your solemn feasts; and one will take you away with it. 4 Then you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant with Levi may continue,” Says the Lord of hosts.
 Malachi 3:8-10
8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
Deuteronomy 26:12-13
12 “When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year—the year of tithing—and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled,  13 then you shall say before the Lord your God: ‘I have removed the holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them.
 Galatians 3:13
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
 Matthew 5:17
[Christ Fulfills the Law] “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
 Why would Christ curse us after He has delivered us and told us to bless them and not to curse them?
Luke 6:28 - Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
 In Acts 2:41-47 & in Acts 4:31-36, the law of tithing was fulfilled because the purpose of tithing was to take care of the needs of the people, and not the extravagance of a selected few.
Therefore, whether you practice tithing, freewill, or spirit-led giving, if the needs of the people are not met, we are not pleasing God. We would be walking in disobedience. Giving to a church organization that does not practice these God-like principles, also makes you a partaker of disobedience. There are more than enough tax-free resources in the churches to bring many communities out of poverty.

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Mar 14, 2013, 5:08:46 AM3/14/13
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Amen i agree with you my brother

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Jesus does not need our money or food. He wants us to share our resources to help others. That is the purpose of tithing, freewill, or spirit-led giving.The Purpose of
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Mar 14, 2013, 9:36:46 AM3/14/13
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Quick question. There was reference to a YouTube video on tithing somewhere. I'm unable to locate it now. Could someone repost the link.

Thanks

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An article on whether or not we should tithe to Jesus because he is the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.

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David James

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Mar 24, 2013, 6:52:31 AM3/24/13
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Jesus our High Priest, did not call it tithing, he described giving as "bringing our gifts to the altar.
Whether we practice freewill offering, spirit-led giving, or tithing, there is a way of giving that pleases God. If we follow His principles, we will be truly blessed.
 These principles of giving include:
1.      Cultivating a heart of love (includes forgiveness) before giving
2.      Giving generously
3.      Not giving resentfully
4.      Giving what’s in your heart to give
5.      Not giving because you have a need
6.      Giving cheerfully
7.      Not boasting about your giving
 Matthew 5:22-24
22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.  23 Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you; 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
 Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
The Cheerful Giver
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.  8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have abundance for every good work.
 Acts 5:2-4
2 And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet.  3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?  4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”
Matthew 6:3-5
3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly
 
Jesus speaks out against prosperity preachers; especially those who love to use Malachi 3:8-10
Matthew 23:16
“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it. 17 Fools and blind! For which is greater; the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
 Timothy 6:3-7
3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,  5 useless debating of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. 6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.  9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.  10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
 God looks at the heart of giving; not what we give.


 
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Amen.


 
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