August 2020


Unfaithful Offenders
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 27, 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.

Many churchgoers have memorized Malachi 3:10 and can quote it verbatim because their pastors have read the verse to them every Sunday Morning Service for years. However, few churchgoers can recite Malachi 3:7 from memory.

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?

Now, many churchgoers testify that they obey Malachi 3:10 today. But they do not. How do I know? Because the Bible reveals to me that they do not.

The apostle James wrote in his epistle, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

Notice that James reveals that those who keep the whole Law, if they fail to keep one point of the Law, they are guilty of not keeping the Law at all. This tells us that the Law, (all 613 commandments, torts, and statutes) is one indivisible unit. Many try to divide it and section it in three separate unites; civil, moral, and social. But James makes no such distinction. He says that if you offend in one point of the Law, you are guilty of all the Law.

Back to Malachi…

In Malachi 3:7, God called for a return to His ordinances. This means that the observance of Malachi 3:10 must be governed by the ordinances of God. So what does Gods tithe ordinance say?

1. Gods tithe ordinance says that Gods tithe is to be agricultural crops, flocks, and herds. (see Lev. 27:30,32)This means that if you are taking a tenth of your money to the House of God as tithe, you are offending in that one point of the Law and are therefore guilty of all the Law. It is just as if you never dropped a tithe in the collection plate at all!

2. Gods tithe ordinance said that the congregation is to take their tithes to Jerusalem. (see Deuteronomy 12:10-11; 2 Chronicles 6:5-6)This means that if you are a member of the congregation and are taking your tithe to a church in your city that is not Jerusalem, you are offending in that one point of the Law and are therefore guilty of all the Law. It is just as if you never dropped a tithe in the collection plate at all!

3. Gods tithe ordinances says that the congregation is not to even go near the House of God with their tithes. (see Numbers 18:21-22; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38) This means that if you, as a member of the congregation, are taking yoru tithes to the House of God, you are offending in that one point of the Law and are therefore guilty of all the Law. It is just as if you never dropped a tithe in the collection plate at all!

4. Gods tithe ordinance says that the only ministerial staff that the congregation is to give their tithes to are bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi. (see Numbers 18:21-26; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)

This means that if you are giving your tithes to ministerial staff that are not bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi, you are offending in that one point of the Law and are therefore guilty of all the Law. It is just as if you never dropped a tithe in the collection plate at all!

But you say, “We are not under the Law, but under Grace! Therefore, we gave give tithes to anyone we wish.”

Can you? The truth is, if you are tithing because Malachi 3:10 says to “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehosue,” then you have placed yourself in the House of the Law and are indeed under the Law. Remember, Malachi 3:10 is governed by the Law as recorded in Malahci 3:7.

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

You are trying to justify tithing using verses that are governed by the Law and are therefore judged by the Law……you have fallen from Grace.

And because you are offending in that one point of the Law and are therefore guilty of all the Law. It is just as if you never dropped a tithe in the collection plate at all!

But you will still be judged by the very Law you are attempting to observe.

Romans 7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Those who are married to Christ have no business in the House of the Law. When they live in the House of the Law while married to Christ, they are committing spiritual adultery……they are unfaithful to Christ.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Covenanting with Deception
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 23, 2020)

From the Book, “Storehouse Tithing” by James Andrew Hensey, ©1922, p.5:

“DedicationTo the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, the Mother of Storehouse Tithing, which, when man’s devices failed, took God at His word: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse”; thereby not only perpetuating her own ministry but promising to lead the whole church back to the Divine plan, this book is affectionally dedicated.”

The author attributes the origin of the doctrine of ‘giving a tenth of ones monetary income to the House of God’ to the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1895.

The WCME church was going under due to a financial debt that was more than $80,000 that they just could not seem to meet. That is, not until four families agreed to “bring Gods tithe into the storehouse,” and wrote up a “covenant” for all members of the WCME church to enter into if they wanted to.

The four families were,

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Fraser Clark; (at whose home the families met)
Reverend and Mrs. J.W. Magruder;
Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Yerger;
and Mr. and Mrs. William G. Roberts.

The families spent the afternoon discussing how to get out of the great debt that the WCME church was in, and were about to go to their respective homes when William G. Roberts suggested that they all try “God’s Plan: Tithing”.

Each family said they had been giving a tenth of their monetary income to God; part of the tenth to the church, and part to charities. William suggested bringing “the full tenth into the storehouse,” and suggested that they all covenant with him in “God’s Financial Plan for the church” that he was willing to enter himself.

And their “covenant” worked. By 1922, more than 400 members of the WCME denomination had signed this covenant to bring the full tithe into the storehouse, and the church made its way out of debt.

The problem? Bringing a tenth of monetary income to the House of God was NEVER “God’s Financial Plan for the church.”

The Bible tells us that the command to tithe was given to the nation of Israel, not to the New Covenant church. Eleven of the twelve tribes of Israel were commanded to give a tenth of their agricultural increase to the twelfth tribe, (the Levitic tribe) for two reasons…

1. Because while the eleven tribes had been given a land inheritance in the land of Canaan, the Levitic tribe was not given a land inheritance.

2. The tithe of agricultural increase was due the Levitic tribe for their service in the Tabernacle, and later, the Temple.

As aforementioned, the commanded tithe was to be given to the Levitic tribe from the agricultural increase of the other tribes. This mandate is found in Leviticus 27:30,32

The eleven tribes were not to take their tithes to the House of God, but were to take their tithes to Jerusalem to give to the Levitic tribe there in Jerusalem. This mandate can be found in Deuteronomy 12:10-11, with Jerusalem being named as the location in 2 Chronicles 6:5-6.

A Priest from the biological bloodline of the Levite Aaron was to be present at the time that the eleven tribes gave their tithes to the Levitic tribe. This mandate can be found in Numbers 18:24-28 & Nehemiah 10:29,37-38.

There is not one verse in the entire Bible that says that God requires man to give a tenth of his monetary income to the House of God. Even the Lord Jesus Christ knew that His Father did not require tithes of monetary income, and demonstrated so in the Gospels on more than one occasion. (reference: Matthew 17:24-27; Luke 12:33; 22:36)

The Bible proves that the men of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal church did not enter into a covenant to observe “God’s Financial Plan for the church,” but entered into a covenant of their own design…a covenant of deception and to deceive others.

Cursed, Not Blessed
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 19, 2020)

Attempting to observe Gods tithe ordinance, but tithing money instead of agriculture is sin. God said His tithe is to be agricultural.

Attempting to observe Gods tithe ordinance, but not giving Gods tithe to a biological descendant of the biblical patriarch Levi is sin. God said His tithe is to be given to the biological descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi.

Attempting to observe Gods tithe ordinance, but not taking Gods tithe to Jerusalem is sin. God said that His tithe is to be taken to Jerusalem.

1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Does God even recognize your tithe, when you are not tithing what God said was to be tithed; not taking the tithe to where God said His tithe is to be taken; not giving the tithe to whom God said His tithe is to be given? According to the apostle James, He does not.

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

If you are of the works of the Law, (tithing) but not observing the entire Law, the apostle Paul reveals that you are cursed…not blessed.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Attempting to observe God’s tithe ordinance, but not obeying the commands written in that ordinance, merits a curse, not blessings.