God Chose the Place
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 14, 2019)

Question: “Why don’t you just obey Malachi 3:10 and tithe?

My answer: Why not believe the Bible when it says that the place to to take tithes would be a place that God chose to place His name? (Deuteronomy 12:10-11)

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:

Does the Bible say that the place that God chose to place His name is Cleveland, Mississippi? No! It says the place God chose to place His name was Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 6:5-6)

2 Chronicles 6:5-6 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

Tithes are to be taken to the place God chose…not the place man chooses.

Obey Malachi 3:10? You aren’t obeying Malachi 3:10 yourself. As a matter of fact, since the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70, no one is obeying Malachi 3:10 today.

Advertisements

Willing to Change
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 06, 2018)

I see verses in the Bible that say God’s tithe is:

a) seed of the land. (Le. 27:30)
b) fruit of the tree. (Le. 27:30)
c) every tenth animal to pass under the rod. (Le 27:32)
d) corn. (De. 12:17)
e) wine. (De. 12:17)
f) oil. (De. 12:17)
g) seed. (De. 14:22)
h) corn. (De. 14:23)
i) wine. (De.14:23)
j) oil. (De.14:23)
k) oxen. (De. 14:26)
l) sheep. (De. 14:26)
m) wine. (De. 14:26)
n) strong drink. (De. 14:26)
o) oxen. (2 Ch. 31:6)
p) sheep. (2 Ch. 31:6)
q) tithes of our ground. (Ne. 10:37)
r) tithes out of the fields. (Ne. 12:44)
s) corn. (Ne. 13:5)
t) wine. (Ne. 13:5)
u) oil. (Ne. 13:5)
v) corn. (Ne. 13:12)
w) wine. (Ne. 13:12)
x) oil. (Ne. 13:12)
y) food. (Mal. 3:10)
z) mint. (Matt. 23:23)
aa) anise. (Matt. 23:23)
ab) cummin. (Matt. 23:23)
ac) mint. (Lu. 11:42)
ad) rue. (Lu. 11:42)
ae) herbs. (Lu. 11:42)

However, I have yet to find a verse in the Bible that says that

af) money

is to be tithed to the House of God. If you know of such a verse, please post it as I am willing to change my teachings to reflect what the verse teaches.

Thanks in advance.

Disobedient!
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 01, 2019)

I daresay, not one person living outside of the land of Israel is obeying God in the tithe…not even those who are faithfully filling out a tithe envelope week after week.

How can I say this? Because the Bible reveals to me that they are not obeying Him.

1. God’s commanded tithe is to be agricultural crops, flocks, and herds. Le. 27:30-33. They give a counterfeit tithe…they give money.

2. God said His tithe is to not to be observed until you are a citizen of the land of Canaan. De. 12:10-11. They, of course, are in other parts of the world.

3. God said to give the tithe to bloodline descendants of Levi. Nu. 18:21-26. They give it to their pastor who is not a Levite.

4. God said the congregation is not to take tithes to the place of worship. Nu. 18:21-22; Ne. 10:29,37-38. They take their tithe to the place of worship

5. God said to go to Jerusalem each year and eat a tithe with your family. De. 14:22-26. They don’t take tithes to Jerusalem.

6. God said not to eat a tithe every third year, but to give it to widows, orphans, foreigners, and Levites that year. De. 14:27-29; 26:12-17 They give tithes to their place of worship instead.

It’s time for the church to stop being disobedient to God in the tithe…or stop tithing altogether.

When you attempt to obey God in the tithe, but do not tithe in the manner He decreed in His word, it is as if you have not tithed at all.

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

When an honestly mistaken person is given the truth and rejects the truth, that person is

1. No longer mistaken
2. No longer honest.

I Am Not a Thief!
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 31, 2019)

God said His tithe is to be agricultural, not monetary. Leviticus 27:30,32 God’s tithe is:

a) seed of the land
b) fruit of the tree
c) every tenth animal to pass under the rod

God said His tithe is not to be observed until living in the land of Canaan. Deuteronomy 12:10-11. God said not to begin tithing until you:

a) cross over the river Jordan
b) enter Canaan to live there
c) are not at war

Please don’t accuse me of stealing God’s tithe. I’ve raided no garden, orchard, stall, or fold in Israel.
— Bold Proclaimer Ministries —

Tithing God’s Way
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 26, 2019)

Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;

Nehemiah 10:37-38 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

Some key truths in Nehemiah 10…

1. They took an oath to return to God’s Law. (v.29)
2. They said they would take their firstfruits to the House of God in Jerusalem. (v.37)
3. They said they would keep the tithes in their farming communities. (v.37)
4. They said they would give the tithes to the Levites in their farming communities. (v.37)
5. They said an Aaronic Priest shall be present when the Levites receive the tithes from the congregation. (v.38)
6. They said the Levite is to take a tithe of the tithes to the House of God. (v.38)

They were returning to the Law, but they were not tithing to the House of God. Instead, they were keeping the tithe in their farming communities for the Levites to collect there. This is in keeping with Numbers 18:21-28, where we see the tithe is to be given to the Levites, but the children of Israel are not to approach the Tabernacle.

This tells us that God never commanded the children of Israel to tithe to the House of God. That command for the congregation to tithe to the House of God is man-made and not God -ordained. God’s divine order for tithing was

a) tithe to Levites in farming communities.
b) Levites take a tithe of the tithe to the House of God.

There is not a single time in the entire Bible where God told the congregation to tithe to the House of God. Tithing to the House of God was strictly to be done by the Ministerial Staff of the House of God.

Malachi’s Test of Obedience
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 26, 2018)

I hear many say that Malachi 3:10 is to be obeyed today. Let’s see how well people are obeying Malachi 3:10, shall we?

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

1. The tithes Malachi was speaking of were tithes in the land of Canaan. (Deut. 12:10-11) Are you in the land of Canaan?

2. The tithes Malachi was speaking of were agricultural. (Lev. 27:30-33) Are you tithing agriculture?

3. The storehouse Malachi was speaking of was a three-tiered structure in Jerusalem. (1 Ki. 6:5-6) Are you bringing tithes to the storehouse in Jerusalem?

4. The House Malachi was speaking of was the Temple in Jerusalem. (1 Ki. 6) Are you tithing to the Temple in Jerusalem?

If the answer to any of the above four questions is “No,” then you are not obeying Malachi 3:10.

Three Irrefutable Truths
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 25, 2019)

Numbers 18:21-28 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die. But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance. But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe. And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress. Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD’S heave offering to Aaron the priest.

Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;

Nehemiah 10:37-38 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

Three irrefutable truths concerning God’s tithe can be gleaned from Numbers 18:21-28 and Nehemiah 10:29,37-38. Those truths are:

1. The congregation is forbidden by God to tithe to the House of God. (how far pastors have strayed from that truth)

This is a truth that pastors do not want their congregations to know. But it is biblical truth nonetheless.

Seated in the context of the Levite receiving tithes of the children of Israel, is the admonition that the children of Israel are not to approach the Tabernacle (also known as “the House of God”; see Judges 18:31) So, we know the eleven tribes that inherited land in Canaan were not to take their tithes to the House of God.

Need more proof? Let’s go to Nehemiah, shall we?

In Nehemiah 10:29, the Israelites vow to “walk in God’s Law. which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;”

Remember, the Law said that the children of Israel were not to approach the Tabernacle (the House of God) with their tithes.

Read on…

In Nehemiah 10:37-38, we see that those who vowed to return to the Law affirm that the congregation (aka the children of Israel) were to keep the tithe “in the cities of our tillage”, (farming communities) for the Levites to collect there. Again, they were not to take the tithes to the House of God…they were to keep them in their farming communities.

2. Only bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi are required by God to tithe to the House of God.

As the aforementioned passage in Nehemiah states, the Levites were to collect tithes from the congregation and then take a tithe of the tithes that they receive to the House of God. The tithe of the tithe represented the entire agricultural increase. (see Numbers 18:21-28)

3. A Priest from the bloodline of the biblical patriarch Aaron must be present at the time tithes are given. (Is there a biological descendant of Aaron the Priest in our churches today?)

Nehemiah 10:37-38 clearly states that “the Priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites take tithes.”

Pastors today have no business taking tithes of anyone unless they are a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Levi and have a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Aaron with them at the time they receive the tithes.

The doctrine that “tithes are to be brought to your local church” being taught in many mainstream churches around the world today is not only totally foreign to the pages of God’s word…

…the doctrine contradicts God’s word.

I challenge you to walk in truth and to forsake the dark path of deceit that your pastors have had you walking on.