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    Tithing According to the Law of Moses

    in Christianity

    Summary of the Tithe as Legislated in the Law of Moses


     
    1. One-tenth (a tithe) of the produce of the land, fruit, grain and livestock, belonged to God, and was to be given to and used by His priests, the Levites. This tithe was dedicated to the Lord.




    2. The Levites were in turn to give one-tenth (a tithe) of the tithe they received to the High Priest.


    3. In what is probably a second yearly tithe, a second-tenth was to be taken up and used specifically for festivals and feasts. This was consumed by the tithers and the Levites before God.


    4. A tri-annual tithe, or a third tenth (of the produce only) was to be put into storage facilities to take care of the Levites and those in need in the local vicinity.


    5. Using the above summaries, 20% a year would be given off the top, with an additional 10% every third year, to support the religious, governmental and social structure of the day.


    6. When the tithes were to be given exclusively to the Levites, the Israelites were still wandering around in the desert. After they entered the Promised Land, they became much more home-bodies, multiplied, and needed other ways to not only take care of the Levites.


    7. There were no specific penalties or consequences for not tithing; the penalty of withdrawal of the Lord's blessing and His casting away Israel from being His people was if they did not keep THE WHOLE LAW!  No single aspect was singled out as more important to God than others.


    8. We can conclude that God, through Moses, DID indeed command the Israelites to tithe! And He gave specific parameters, as to who, where, when, how and the consequences of both obedience and disobedience to this commandment.


    9. "To tithe" is to fulfill the covenantal requirements as specified by God through the scriptures, laid out specifically in the Mosaic law in Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

  • 00:32

    Tithing: Additions to the Law of Moses (Nehemiah & Amos)

    in Christianity

    Nehemiah and Restoration of the Law (Nehemiah 10:28-39)


    As Nehemiah and the restored Israelites re-establish their nation, one of the first things they do is re-iterate the tenets of the regulations acknowledging the Lord as their God. This includes the restoration of the tithe (they were not tithing or keeping any of the commandments of the Lord in captivity, previous to entering the land). Again, tithes to the priests was specifically mentioned, as well as the tithes being stored in the temple. Nehemiah even added ordinances concerning payment for specific needs of the temple. (These things may have been more expensive than they were in Moses' day.)


    Nehemiah and Enforcement of the Law (Nehemiah 12:44-13:14)


    Nehemiah relates some political intrigue regarding the leadership, both political and religious, which contributed to the apostasy of the nation. He gathers together the (genealogically) appointed leaders and puts them back to the work they are supposed to be doing, as well as gathering the Levites, calling them to return from working in the fields instead of ministering to the Lord. He also records how he clears out the storeroom for the tithe, restores it to the Levites, asks the Lord to remember him for his good deeds, and condemns Israel for having failed to keep God's commandments (immediately following this section Nehemiah gets on their case for working on the Sabbath, so he is definitely not picking out one area of the law to emphasize.)


    Amos and Tithing to Idols (Amos 3:12-4:7)


    The prophet Amos, speaking for God, lists tithing and sacrifice to idols (at Bethel and Gilgal) as one of their crimes against Him. Clearly, it was not just tithing that was important.

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    The Billy Moses Show

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  • Love, Law, and Character Development with Issa

    in Goals

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    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    “Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”   Maya Angelou


    "If it doesn't have redeeming value, then why say or do it" ~ Issa


    Know who YOU are, always follow your spirit, and live a beautiful life.

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    Love, Law, and Chracter Development with Issa

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    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    "If it doesn't have redeeming value, then why say or do it" ~ Issa


    “The best candy shop a child can be left alone in is a library” ~ Maya Angelou


    Keep the Most High first in all of your actions, know who YOU are, always follow your spirit, and live a beautiful life.

  • 00:32

    Tithing: Malachi and Summary of Additions to the Law of Moses

    in Christianity

    Malachi and the Lord's List of Charges Against Israel continued


    Ch. 2:16 God hates divorce, which had become acceptable, even amongst the priests. They murmured against God, accusing Him of not hearing because He didn't come when called.


    Ch. 3 God outlines His solution to the problem; promising His messenger (John the Baptist), His coming (as Messiah), and the maker and keeper of the covenant (the fulfiller of the Law, Christ). The Messiah will begin the judgment with those who abused His people. God Himself will purify and purge His priests. He will then accept their offering (the coming of the Messiah ushers in a new kind of priesthood).  Even though they turned against Him, God promises that if they return, He will likewise. In their arrogance, they continue to defend themselves. God accuses them of robbing Him of tithes and offerings. God curses the priests and the whole nation with a curse for having robbed Him. Yet still gives them one last chance: if they will just do one simple thing, if they will bring the tithes into the storehouse, on His terms, He will pour out such abundant blessing that they would not be able to contain it. Israel accuses God of unfairness and rewarding the proud. Some in Israel respond to the above admonitions, and were remembered by God. He promises to spare them as they serve Him.


    Ch. 4 God's judgment against the proud and the wicked. But a promise of healing and comfortable care to those who fear His Name. Righteousness will be restored and victory given to those that bear His Name. God reminds the people to study the Law of Moses. Promise of a zealous Prophet to warn the guilty and revive the righteous. His ministry will be on a heart level, which is God's complaint against Israel.


    Summary of Additions to the Law of Moses

  • 00:31

    Moses and Jesus

    in Spirituality

    1 Corinthians10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;


    1 Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

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    Love, Law, and Character Development with Issa

    in Goals

    Tune in each and every Tuesday 8am PST/ 9am MST / 10am CST /11am EST


    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    “Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”   Maya Angelou


    "If it doesn't have redeeming value, then why say or do it" ~ Issa


    Know who YOU are, always follow your spirit, and live a beautiful life.

  • 03:03

    Love, Law & Character Development with Issa

    in Goals

    Tune in each and every Tuesday 8am PST/ 9am MST / 10am CST /11am EST


    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    “Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”   Maya Angelou


    "If it doesn't have redeeming value, then why say or do it" ~ Issa


    Know who YOU are, always follow your spirit, and live a beautiful life.

  • 02:58

    Love, Law & Character Development with Issa

    in Goals

    Tune in each and every Tuesday 8am PST/ 9am MST / 10am CST /11am EST


    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    “Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”  ? Maya Angelou


    "If it doesn't have redeeming value, then why say or do it" ~ Issa


    Know who YOU are, always follow your spirit, and live a beautiful life.

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