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.