Hidden in Plain Sight
by Ronald W Robey
(written May 18, 2018)

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth, not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

One thing that I have noticed when discussing the topic of the Biblical tithe with a person who has been lied to by his/her Pastor(s) for years about God’s Biblical tithe Ordinance; they have been bewitched to the point that though the Scriptures are right there for them to read and learn from…

…the truth that is written in the Scriptures are hidden to them.

The only part of Leviticus 27:30-33 that they seem to see and understand is, “And all the tithe of the land…(obscured)…is the LORD’s. It is holy unto the Lord.”The only part of Matthew 23:23 that they seem to see and understand is, …(obscured)…ye tithe…(obscured)…this ye ought to have done…(obscured)…

The only parts of Biblical texts on tithing that they are able to see and understand is what their religious denomination wants them to see and understand. But there is so much more that they do not see.

For instance, in the text of Leviticus, we see that the tithes that God said were holy and belong to Him are agricultural…not money. They are, “the seed of the land; the fruit of the tree; and every tenth animal to pass under the rod”. Money is not mentioned in that passage at all. Yet, what God says is to be tithed appears to be hidden in plain sight.

And in the text of Matthew 23:23, we again see that money is not mentioned at all. What Jesus said ought to have been tithed was “mint and anise and cummin”. Jesus said agriculture ought to have been tithed. Yet, what God says is to be tithed appears to be hidden in plain sight.

But why is the truth that is written in the Scripture hidden from their eyes and heart? Becuase they are trusting the word of man…their Pastors…and not the word of God. Until they stop putting their trust in what their Pastors say, and start seeking God on the matter, the truth will remain “hidden in plain sight”.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.