January 2019


Are You Even Aware?
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 16, 2019)

Are you even aware that God’s commanded tithe is not monetary? Read Leviticus 27:30-33. It will tell you that God’s commanded tithe is to be agricultural crops, flocks, and herds.

Are you even aware that God commanded the children of Israel to tithe and no one else? Read Leviticus 27:30-34 & Psalms 147:19-20. They will tell you that God gave the tithe command to Moses for the children of Israel and that the commands given to Israel were given to no other nation.

Are you even aware that the congregation is not to tithe to the House of God? Read Numbers 18:21-22 & Nehemiah 10:37-38. They will tell you that the congregation is to give the tithe to the Levite in the farming communities. The Levite, in turn, is to take the tithe of the tithe to the House of God.

Are you even aware that when the tithe is given a Priest from the bloodline of Aaron must be present? Read Nehemiah 10:37-38. It will inform you that an Aaronic Priest is to be present when the tithe is given.

Are you even aware that Malachi is not speaking to the congregation, when he says, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse”? Read Malachi 3:7. It says that God is calling for a return to the ordinances. Since the ordinances said that the congregation is not to approach the House of God with tithes, Malachi cannot be telling the congregation to tithe to the storehouse. Malachi would not tell the congregation to return to the ordinances in 3:7 and then turn around and tell them to transgress the ordinances in verse 10 by bringing their tithes to the storehouse.

So, who is Malachi speaking to? Chapter 1:6-7 & 2:1 tells us exactly who Malachi was speaking to…

Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
Malachi 1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

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

Malachi was speaking to the Priests of Israel…not to the congregation, not to the New Covenant Church. The New Covenant Church is not commanded to keep the Law of Moses. (see Romans 6:14; 10:4; Galatians 3:10,24-25)

Are you even aware that if you do not observe God’s tithe ordinance precisely as it is written in the Bible but fail in just one point of the observance, it is as if you are guilty of not tithing at all? Read James 2:10. It explains that even if you keep the whole Law but fail in one point, you are guilty of not keeping the Law at all.

God never commanded anyone in His word to give a tenth of their money to the House of God. Pastors have handled the word of God deceitfully and invented this monetary tithe requirement and imposed it on the congregation. Free yourself from the yoke of bondage to the man-made doctrinal error called tithing.

God wants you to give. However, He wants you to give as you are able, (2 Corinthians 8:12-13) and as you purpose in your heart to give. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7) Not because it is demanded of you by a deceitful preacher.

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Does God Accept Counterfeits?
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 14, 2019)

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

In light of Jesus’ words in Matthew 15:9, I often wonder…
Does God even recognize the counterfeit tithes that pastors or “church” members pray over on Sunday Mornings. He sure didn’t recognize the “strange fire” offered by Nadab and Abihu.

Leviticus 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.Leviticus 10:2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

Are your “tithes” really going to the Lord? or is He rejecting them because they are something He did not command?

Teach Children about Tithes
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 14, 2019)

How I teach children about tithes:

a) I read Leviticus 27:30-33 and explain to them that God’s commanded tithe was to come from gardens, orchards, stalls, and folds only.

b) I read Leviticus 27:34 and explain to them that God commanded the children of Israel to tithe.

c) I read Psalms 147:19-20 and explain to them that God never gave the tithe command to any other people than the children of Israel.

d) I read Deuteronomy 12:10-11 and explain to them that God only wants His tithe observed by people living in the land of Canaan.

e) I read Numbers 18:21-26 and explain to them that eleven tribes of Israel were to give their tithes to one tribe

f) I read Numbers 18:21-22 and explain to them that eleven tribes of Israel were not to tithe to the House of God.

g) I read Nehemiah 10:37-38 and explain to them that only one tribe out of twelve tribes of Israel was required to tithe to the House of God.

h) I read Malachi 3:7-10 and explain to them that the Priests of the House of God had departed from God’s ordinances and that God sent Malachi to tell the Priests to return to the ordinances.

i) I read Malachi 3:7-10 and explain that Malachi would not have told anyone to return to the ordinances and then tell them to tithe something that the ordinances did not command.

j) I read Malachi 3:7-10 and explain to them that if Malachi told them to tithe, I don’t know, let’s say…money…he would have been telling them to transgress the ordinances that he had just told them to return to.

k) I read Amos 4:4 and explain to them that if tithes are taken any place other than where God said to take them, they are transgressing the ordinances and sinning against God.

l) I read Matthew 23:23 and explain to them that Jesus never mentioned money as a tithe in the verse because the Law was still in effect and the Law said that tithes were to come from gardens, orchards, stalls, and folds only.

m) I read Matthew 23:23 and explain to them that if Jesus had told anyone to tithe anything other than what the Law said to tithe, He would have been telling them to transgress the Law.

n) I read Hebrews 7:5 and explain to them that this is the last place in the Bible where we see tithes commanded.

o) I read Hebrews 7:5 and explain to them that God said the tithes belong to the sons of Levi…not to the Church.

p) I read Hebrews 7:5 and explain to them that God said tithes are still according to the Law.

q) I read Hebrews 7:8 to them and explain that the men that receive tithes are the sons of Levi who have a command to take tithes of the other eleven tribes in Israel.

r) I read Hebrews 7:18 and explain that God was cancelling the tithe because now that Christ had purchased the church with His own blood, the command to take tithes was weak and unprofitable.

s) I read Ephesians 2:14-15 and explain that the ordinances were abolished by Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and that no man should attempt to make them observe that which Jesus Christ has abolished.

t) I explain to them that if they love God and love their neighbor, they will not want to serve other gods, take God’s name in vain, make idols, steal, kill, covet, et.al.

u) I read Galatians 5:4 and explain to them that if they are led by the Spirit of God, they are not under the Law of tithing or any other of the Old Testament Laws.

v) I read 2 Timothy 4:2-4 and explain that when preachers teach anything that contradicts what is written in the Bible, they are teaching fables…not the truth.

w) I read 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 and explain to them that ministers are to preach truth and that when they teach that God requires ten percent of children’s or parents’ money, the preachers are handling the word of God deceitfully.

x) I teach children to say no to the monetary tithe requirement and not to trust any preacher that teaches it.

Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Offend: Greek “skandalizo” – to entrap, i.e. trip up (figuratively, stumble (transitively) or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure):—(make to) offend.

In Good Company
by Ronald W Robey.
(written January 14, 2018)

If my refusal to tithe money to a religious institution I attend means I am robbing God, then I submit to you that I am in good company.

After all, there is no record that…

a) the patriarchs
b) the prophets
c) the apostles
d) Jesus Christ

…tithed their money to any religious institution they attended.

If I rob God by not giving ten percent of my money to a religious institution, then this also means that

a) the patriarchs robbed God
b) the prophets robbed God
c) the apostle’s robbed God
d) Jesus Christ robbed God

If you believe me to be wrong in my conclusions, please provide the Scriptures that demonstrate that any of these tithed their money to either Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue or Church.

Questions for the Faithful Tithe
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 26, 2018)

Malachi 3:10 (KJV) 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].

Questions to Ponder:

1. If the Church is the ‘storehouse’ as many Pastors claim, why are the tithes they collect not stored in the Church?

2. If the Bank is the ‘storehouse’ why are the Pastors telling their congregations to bring their tithes to the Church?

3. If the ‘storehouse’ is the Bank and not the Church, why are Pastors not telling their congregations to take their tithes to the Bank?

4. Considering the promise by God that He will pour out a blessing so huge there will not be room enough to contain it, are those who have tithed faithfully for years more faithful in tithing than God is to His promise?

This leads us to the last question…

5. What faithful tither can honestly say he/she has received a blessing so huge it could not be contained?

Dishonoring God in Tithes
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 12, 2019)


The obedience of Malachi 3:10 is predicated upon the observance of Malachi 3:7…returning to God’s tithe ordinance. The commands written in God’s tithe ordinance are

a) God’s tithe must be agricultural. Leviticus 27:30-33 (are you tithing agriculture?)

b) God’s tithe must be given to bloodline descendants of the patriarch Levi. Numbers 18:21-26 (are you giving God’s tithe to bloodline descendants of the patriarch Levi?)

c) The congregation is not to approach the House of God with their tithes. Numbers 18:21-22 (Are you tithing away from the House of God?)

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

When one reads Malachi 3:10 in its proper context, one comes to a realization that tithing money to the local church is not obeying Malachi 3:10 at all.

It is important to understand that Malachi would not have called for a return to the ordinances in verse 7 and immediately instructed people to transgress the ordinances in verse 10. The proper understanding of Malachi 3:10 can be grasped when one reads the first two chapters of the Book.

In Malachi 1:6-7, Malachi tells the Priests that they have dishonored God and demonstrated a hatred for His name by offering unacceptable sacrifices on the altar and kept the acceptable sacrifices for themselves. In Malachi 2:1, Malachi tells the Priests that he has a commandment for them. But no commandment is seen anywhere in chapter 2.

The commandment spoken of in Malachi 2:1 is seen in Malachi 3:7. God calls for the Priests to return to the ordinances. The Priests had robbed God and God called for the Priests to bring back to the storehouse what was His.

The congregation was not required by God to tithe to the storehouse. They were to give their tithes to the Levites. The Levites, in turn, were to take a tithe of the tithe to the storehouse. Nehemiah 10:37-38.

When you offer as tithes anything other than that which God said His tithe was to consist of in His tithe ordinance in response to Malachi 3:10, you, like the Levitic Priests in Malachi’s day…dishonor God and demonstrate a hatred for His name.


Malachi Truths: Hidden in Plain Sight
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 12, 2019)

Pay close attention to the text of Malachi 3:7-10. It says so much more than what the average church member realizes.

Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Verse 7 reveals that God is calling for a return to His ordinances.

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.

Verse 8 reveals that God is specifically speaking of the ordinance of tithes and the ordinance of offerings.

So, what is the ordinance concerning tithes? One needs to look in the Books of the Law to discover them, since the Law contains the ordinances.

1. In Leviticus 27:30-33, we find that God’s tithes are to be agricultural.

Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.

Leviticus 27:31 reveals that a portion of the crop tithe can be bought back at a twenty percent cost above the value of the portion. The animal tithe cannot be bought back.

2. In Numbers 18:21-26, we find that God has decreed that the physical descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi are to receive the tithe.

Numbers 18:21 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.
Numbers 18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
Numbers 18:23 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.
Numbers 18:24 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.
Numbers 18:25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Numbers 18:26 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.

3. In Numbers 18:21-22, we discover that the children of Israel, aka the congregation, is not to take tithes to the House of God.

Numbers 18:21 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.
Numbers 18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.

4. In Deuteronomy 12:10-11, we find that tithing is not to be observed outside of the land of Canaan.

Deuteronomy 12:10 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;
Deuteronomy 12:11 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:

5. In Deut. 14:22-26, we find that the children of Israel were to eat a tithe before the Lord. (clearly, this tithe is agricultural)

Deuteronomy 14:22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
Deuteronomy 14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
Deuteronomy 14:24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
Deuteronomy 14:25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
Deuteronomy 14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

If the distance is too far, the tithe can be sold. But the money is to be taken to the place God chooses it to go and spent on food for the Israeli’s families

6. In Deuteronomy 14:27, we find that the children of Israel are to share the tithe they eat with the bloodline descendants of the patriarch Levi.
Deuteronomy 14:27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.

7. In Deuteronomy 14:28-29 & 26 12, we find that a tithe is to be giving to bloodline descendants of the patriarch Levi, to widows, to orphans, and to foreigners in the land of Canaan every third year.

Deuteronomy 14:28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:
Deuteronomy 14:29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

That is all the Law tells us about the ordinance of tithing. Back to Malachi.

Since the Malachi 3:7 calls for a return to the ordinances, we know for certain that

a) Malachi is not speaking to the congregation
b) Malachi is not speaking of a monetary tithe
c) Malachi is speaking of the agricultural tithes required in the ordinances.

How do we know this? Because Malachi would not be calling for a return to the ordinances in verse seven, and then immediately tell people to transgress the ordinances in verse 10.

So, who was Malachi speaking to then? The answer can be found in earlier chapters of the Book…

Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?Malachi 1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

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

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