It’s Impossible
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 13, 2020)

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.

The “storehouse” referred to in Malachi 3:10 is not your local church building in Congo, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, or in any other African country. Nor is it referring to a church building in the United States of America. The “storehouse” Malachi was speaking of was a three-tiered structure attached to the outer walls of the Temple in Jerusalem. And that storehouse was destroyed in AD 70.

Your local church building did not exist in Malachi’s day, so he could not have been speaking of your local church building when he said to, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse.”

The “house ” referred to in Malachi 3:10 is not a local church building in Congo, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, or in any other African country. Nor is it referring to a church building in the United States of America. The “house” Malachi was speaking of was the Temple in Jerusalem. And that Temple was destroyed in AD 70.

Your local church building did not exist in Malachi’s day, so he could not have been speaking of your local church building when he said, “that there may be meat in mine house.”

Conclusion: Absolutely NO ONE obeys Malachi 3:10 today. If they think they do, they are deceived. They can’t and don’t. It’s impossible to take tithes to a building that no longer exists.

Promised Blessings of Malachi 3:10
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 08, 2020)

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.
Malachi 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

The Book of Malachi was written to Israel. (Malachi 1:1) Specifically…the Priests of Israel. (Malachi 1:6-7;2:1) It was not written to the other eleven tribes in Israel. Just to the Levitic Priests. Obedience to God’s instruction in Malachi 3:10 promised collective Israel six (6) blessings.

1. God’s promised blessings for bringing agricultural tithes into the storehouse at the Temple of God in Jerusalem…

a) Rain to water the fields. (Mal. 3:10)
b) An over-abundance of agricultural crops. (Mal. 3:10)
c) Locust prevented from destroying agricultural crops. (Mal. 3:11)
d) Vinous plants will not drop their fruit prematurely. (Mal. 3:11)
e) All nations shall call Israel blessed. (Mal. 3:12)
f) Israel would be a delightsome land. (Mal. 3:12)

2. God’s promised blessings for bringing monetary tithes into the storehouse at the Temple in Jerusalem…

God never required that a monetary tithe be brought to the storehouse at the Temple in Jerusalem. Therefore, if one took a tenth of one’s money to the Temple at Jerusalem, it would have been recognized as a free will offering, not as God’s tithe.

3. God’s promised blessings for bringing monetary tithes to a church building…

God never required that a monetary tithe be brought to a church building. Therefore, even if one takes a tenth of one’s money to a church building without being manipulated through deceit, lies, or coercion, it is a free will voluntary contribution, not God’s tithe.

What You Would Do
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 05, 2019)

For those who insist they are obeying God’s tithe ordinance. If you were obeying God’s tithe ordinance, here’s what you would do…

1. You would tithe agriculture, not money. Lev. 27:30-33

2. You would not be giving God’s tithe outside of the land of Canaan/Israel. Deut. 12:10-11

3. You would only be tithing from farms on inherited land in the land of Canaan. Deut. 12:10-11

4. You would give tithes to bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi every first, second, fourth, and fifth year in a seven year cycle in the land of Canaan/Israel. Num. 18:21-26; Deut. 14:27; Lev. 25:1-6

5. You would not be tithing to the House of God. (unless you yourself are a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Levi) Num. 18:21-22; Neh. 10:29,37-38

6. You would not give tithes to the Ministers of the House of God without an Aaronic Priest in attendance to lift a tithe of the tithe before the Lord as a heave offering. Num. 18:21-28; Neh. 10:29,37-38

7. You and your family would take a tithe to Jerusalem the first, second, fourth, and fifth years in a seven year cycle to eat in the streets of Jerusalem. Deut. 14:22-26

8. You would give a tithe to the descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi, to widows, to orphans, and to foreigners in farming communities in Canaan every third and sixth year in a seven year cycle. Deut. 14:28-29; 26:12

If you are not practicing points 1-8 above, then you are not obeying God’s tithe ordinance. You are actually doing things your own way and not Gods…which is rebellion.

They Ignore God
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 28, 2020)

It is sad to see that so many in mainstream religion claim to love God, but do not allow God to speak His mind in the matter of tithing anymore. When it comes to God’s word on tithing, God’s word is meaningless to them.

1. God said His tithe is to be agricultural. They insist it is to be money.

2. God said tithes are to be observed only after moving into the land of Canaan to live there. They insist it is to be observed in their own town that is not in the land of Canaan.

3. God said tithes are to be taken to Jerusalem and given to Levites. They insist tithes only belong in the local church, which is not in Jerusalem.

4. God said to take tithes to Jerusalem and eat it with your family. They insist that you are not to eat tithes.

5. God said to give tithes to Levites, widows, orphans, and foreigners every third year. They insist that the tithe belongs in their local church.

6. God said the congregation is not to approach the House of God with their tithes. They insist that the congregation is to bring their tithes to the House of God.

If they claim to love God so much, why do they reject His word?

Tithes Were Not the Priests’ Salaries
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 27, 2020)

Argument: “Tithes are our salaries. How are we supposed to survive and operate the church building without our salaries?”

Rebuttal:

Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
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.

The texts of Malachi 2:1&3:8-10 actually prove that tithes are not supposed to be the Priest’s “salaries”. If they were supposed to be Priest’s salaries, then God wrongfully accused the Priests of stealing the tithes.

How can they steal what belongs to them?

The text of Malachi 3:8-10 shows that the tithes that were brought to the storehouse belonged to God. The Priests were only overseers of the tithes and were responsible for distributing them on God’s behalf to members of the congregation who were in need.

How are Priests supposed to survive without tithes? The apostle Paul answers that question in Acts 20:33-35…

Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
Acts 20:34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Deceitful Pastors Misrepresent Malachi
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 24, 2020)

Malachi was calling for a return to God’s ordinances. (see Malachi 3:7) God’s tithe ordinance said,

a) Tithes are to be agricultural. (Leviticus 27:30,32)

This means that, when a pastor uses Malachi 3:10 to teach that tithes are to be monetary, that pastor is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

b) The storehouse to take tithes is in the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:10-11)

This means that, when a pastor uses Malachi 3:10 to teach that the religious institution he presides over in the office of pastor is God’s authorized Tithe Collection Storehouse, that pastor is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

c) Tithes are to be given to bloodlind descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi. (Numbers 18:21)

This means that, when a pastor who is not a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch uses Malahci 3:10 to teach that he is God’s authorized Tithe Collection Representative, he is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

d) The congregation is not to approach the House of God with their tithes. (Numbers 18:21-22; reaffirmed in Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)

This means that, when a pastor uses Malahci 3:10 to teach that the congregation is to bring their tithes to the House of God, he is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

Conclusion:

Malachi 3:10 is not

a) a call for monetary tithes

b) a call for tithes to be taken to religious institutions outside of Canaan

c) a call for non-Levitic pastors to take tithes of the congregation

d) a call for the congregation to tithe to the House of God

No matter how many times a pastor says that his congregation is required by God to tithe their money and to bring that tithe to the House of God, the Bible will always state otherwise.

This begs the question…

“Who is the liar? God? or the Pastor?”

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

If God’s Tithe is Monetary
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 21, 2020)

If God’s tithe is monetary, then that means that

a) Leviticus 27:30 is a lie
b) Leviticus 27:32 is a lie
c) Deuteronomy 12:17 is a lie
d) Deuteronomy 14:22 is a lie
e) Deuteronomy 14:23 is a lie
f) Deuteronomy 14:26 is a lie
g) 2 Chronicles 31:6 is a lie
h) Nehemiah 10:37 is a lie
i) Nehemiah 12:44 is a lie
j) Nehemiah 13:5 is a lie
k) Nehemiah 13:12 is a lie
l) Malachi 3:10 is a lie
m) Matthew 23:23 is a lie
n) Luke 11:42 is a lie
o) Hebrews 7:5 is a lie.

Those who insist that God’s tithe is monetary reject and deny fifteen verses in the Bible that prove it is not.