Leviticus 27:30 "And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, belongs to YHWH, it is set apart to YHWH"
Numbers 18:21 "And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tithe in Yisrael for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation"
Deuteronomy 14:28 "At the end of three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase the same year and shall lay it up within your gates, And the Levite (because he has no part nor inheritance with you), and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within your gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied, that YHWH your Elohim may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do"
This page is still being put together and refined. Hopefully you can get the basic picture though.
On this section, I will share all of the scriptures on tithing,
not only to help us understand tithing better, but also to show that most modern leaders are stealing if they tell you that they have a right to the tithes of the people of YHWH, and then take your tithes that belong to YHWH.
This information likely will be hated by the many of those who are trying to gain wealth from others this way.
It is ironic that so many false teachers today are teaching and practically demanding that the world not obey the Law, yet turning around and acting like the only law you have to keep is tithing and to give them your money.
Is it not obvious we are being scammed by con-artists?
"Tithe" means a 10th, 10%.
Tithe has become well known today due to certain English translations making use of this word, though many bibles today may just say "tenth" instead.
YHWH commands to give 10% of your increase of crops to him.
YHWH gave the tithe/10% to the tribe of Levi who he made his priests.
YHWH also commanded the tithe to go to the poor and needy.
Not well known, part of a person's tithe was also spent on themselves during a festival.
The leaders inside of modern Christianity have taken certain scriptures concerning tithing and what is due to YHWH, and use them in ways to extract money out of the pockets of their followers.
They take the scriptures out of context, they do not share all of the scriptures on the subject, and also they contradict other actions of theirs where they tell you to ignore the Word of YHWH that it is no longer relevant to modern people, and tell you, oh except this part of the law is still binding to you, then they tell people that what it means is that everyone is supposed to give 10% of their income to modern Christian pastors.
They bring up YHWH's words where he said people were stealing from him by not tithing to make people feel bad and guilty to help convince people to give to them, and they also give false promises like if you give a pastor $1000 for him to spend on vain things like a new car(not exactly, but you get what I mean), Elohim will repay you and give you even more..
Also they may try and tell people YHWH and his Messiah will not be with them and their congregation unless they tithe to the pastors..
Do not fall for these false teachers!
It's silly to think if you buy a lawless heathen a big screen tv, that Elohim will buy you 2 big screen tvs. Though this appears to be what some are thinking.
We should be disturbed that 10% of peoples income is going to support and strengthen false teachers, and to building up vain congregation buildings used to brain wash the children of YHWH into following teachings of devils.
Don't support wolves that are working to send people into eternal death, when you could give that money to the poor, and to those in need.
If people would quit giving so much money and items to false teachers, many of them would stop teaching.
Maybe almost all of them would, and then millions of people would no longer have lying pastors telling them what to do and think.
If you do give to these teachers, and to their buildings, then know it is only a personal gift of your money to them and has nothing to do with fulfilling the commandment to tithe.
You have been led to the truth now, and can't claim ignorance any longer for why you are supporting and holding up teachers who are devouring the flock.
Modern Christian teachers wrongfully twist the scriptures to teach people to stop keeping the eternal law of YHWH, yet there is no shortage of these men preaching on the tithe, which is something from YAH's law, and they insist people need to give it, as well as attaching complete lies to the teaching like if people give them money they will be healed or they will become rich, and some false teachers have even said it is part of "the covenant"..
It actually seems like men who have never read the bible, are getting rich from talking out of their imaginations, and the people are loving the way things are..
We shouldn't assume that every modern Christian leader is intentionally scamming others being aware of all that they're doing, surely many are just going along with the tradition and think it is how things are supposed to be, however while not all of these men are scamming, it does reveal that the men who are not knowingly lying and scamming, have not studied the scriptures in full.
Even after seeing these scriptures on tithes, there will still be many people who fall for men twisting the scriptures to make them think they have a right to their tithes.
Those who give tithes to their congregations often want to defend what they are doing and their teacher whom they have given their trust to.
You probably should know this already if you're old enough to read this website, but if you do not know, a Levite is a Yisraeli person from the tribe of Levi.
Also called a Levi'i in Hebrew to refer to the people of Levi.
Jacob, who had his name changed by YHWH to Yisrael, had 12 sons whom YAH caused to inherit the land of Yisrael(The land which YAH promised to Abraham, Jacob/Yisrael's grandfather).
You may have noticed the land of Yisrael is divided into 12 sections.
Each tribe is the children who was born to that particular son.
Levi was one of the sons of Jacob/Yisrael.
Anyway, when YHWH saved the children of Yisrael out of Egypt and was bringing them to the promised land, the children of Yisrael sinned horribly against YHWH their savior while Moses was on the mount with YHWH receiving the testimony of stone tablets containing the first 10 commandments YHWH spoke with his own mouth to the people, they created a golden calf idol and worshiped it as their elohim and also declared that it was the elohim that saved them from Egypt.
The tribe of Levi, who are called the Levites/Levi'i, were the only ones who did not take part in this horrible sin but stayed faithful to YHWH their Elohim.
Because they did not betray YHWH, YHWH told them that they would have no part of the inheritance of the children of Yisrael, but instead, their inheritance would be YHWH!
Which is the greatest inheritance one could ask for, they actually inherited more than anyone else.
So YHWH took the Levites to be his priests, to serve him and be the ones to work at his temple and take care of the temple services.
They also were the ones who were the keepers of the Law of YHWH and taught the Law to the children of Yisrael.
The tithes of all people belong to YHWH, but, it is the Levites whom YHWH gave the tithes to.
He did not give them to just any random man who up and decides he wants to be over a modern Christian congregation as if it's a business path, that will give his personal interpretations of biblical teachings, that will teach others to worship idols, and to worship his creations over him, who will also teach children to forsake the instructions of YHWH, and to forsake YHWH's temple and it's services, and to basically ignore everything YHWH says..
These modern Christian pastors are backwards to how the true righteous priests were. How can they say that they deserve any part of YHWH's possessions?
The Messiah taught his disciples that
freely they have received, so freely they shall give.
Yet thousands of men are demanding money in exchange for the Words and wisdom of YHWH. Even after that, they are ripping the people off since they're not giving the pure word and wisdom, but their own twisted thoughts.
An interesting key detail...
The commandment does not mention money, tithes were the increase of the crops/food and also of the livestock.
These things can be traded for equal value money though, and that money be a place holder.
(Though remember that modern money's value is unstable, and controlled from the shadows)
It's important we focus on what is actually written as the base of our understanding, instead of straying and then rewriting that into our foundation. This is how leaven is created in the truth, and corrupts.
In the bible the only time money(a representation of value, stored value) is mentioned dealing with tithes, is they were to be traded for money when a man had too much to make the trip to the temple of YHWH and YHWH said they could sell the crops and animals and bring the money to the place where his temple was and then spend the money on food and stuff there!
Today, many people though they don't farm and take care of themselves anymore like in the past, they choose to give YAH 10% of their increase in all things including their financial increase(they turn 10% of their money they make into things like food which they give to those in need).
We can not fulfill all of the commandments to do with tithing since we are still in a state of exile, and the temple is not standing, and neither are the Levites still organized and serving YHWH, but there are still some parts of the commandments that we can still keep, which is giving our set apart tithes to the poor and needy, and this is what I choose to do, to try and complete the will of YHWH better today in our current state.
This may all be new to you and confusing since the world has misled us so much on tithes, but you will see what I am talking about when you read the scriptures below which goes over the commandments.
If you haven't read the first 5 books of the Bible yet, make sure you get started right away and do not waste another moment!
The first mention of tithes in the Bible;
Genesis 14:18 "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine, and he was the priest of the most high Elohim, And he blessed him and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high Elohim possessor of the heavens and the earth, And blessed be the most high Elohim which has delivered your enemies into your hand, And he gave him tithes of all"
Leviticus 27:30 "And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, belongs to YHWH, it is set apart to YHWH"
Leviticus 27:30 "And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, belongs to YHWH, it is set apart to YHWH, And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof, And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be set apart to YHWH, 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 set apart, it shall not be redeemed"
Numbers 18:8 "And YHWH spoke to Aaron, Behold I also have given you the charge of my heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Yisrael, to you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, by an ordinance for ever, This shall be yours of the most set apart things, reserved from the fire, every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs which they shall render to me, shall be most set apart for you and for your sons, In the most set apart place shall you eat it, every male shall eat it, it shall be set apart to you.
And this is yours, the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Yisrael, I have given them to you and to your sons and to your daughters with you by a statute for ever, every one that is clean in your house shall eat of it, All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the first fruits of them which they shall offer to YHWH, them have I given you. And whatever is first ripe in the land which they shall bring to YHWH shall be yours, every one that is clean in your house shall eat of it, Every thing devoted in Yisrael shall be yours, Every thing that opens the matrix in all flesh which they bring to YHWH, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be yours, nevertheless the firstborn of man shall you surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shall you redeem, And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shall you redeem, according to your estimation for the money of five shekels after the shekel of the sanctuary which is twenty gerahs, But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you shall not redeem, they are set apart, you shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet smell to YHWH, And the flesh of them shall be yours, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are yours, All the heave offerings of the set apart things which the children of Yisrael offer to YHWH have I given you and your sons and your daughters with you by a statute for ever, it is a covenant of salt for ever before YHWH to you and to your seed with you.
And YHWH spoke to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any part among them, I am your part and your inheritance among the children of Yisrael, And behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Yisrael for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Neither must the children of Yisrael from now on come near the tabernacle of the congregation for fear they bear sin and die, 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 Yisrael they have no inheritance, But the tithes of the children of Yisrael which they offer as an heave offering to YHWH I have given to the Levites to inherit, therefore I have said to them, Among the children of Yisrael they shall have no inheritance.
And YHWH spoke to Moses saying, Thus speak to the Levites and say to them, When you take of the children of Yisrael the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave offering of it for YHWH, even a tenth part of the tithe, And this your heave offering shall be reckoned to you, as though it were the grain of the threshing floor, and as the fullness of the wine press, Thus you also shall offer a heave offering to YHWH of all your tithes which you receive of the children of Yisrael, and you shall give thereof the heave offering of YHWH to Aaron the priest.
Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave offering of YHWH, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it, Therefore you shall say to them When you have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted to the Levites as the increase of the threshing floor and as the increase of the wine press, And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households, for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation, And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best of it, neither shall you pollute the set apart things of the children of Yisrael for fear you die"
Numbers 18:21 "And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Yisrael for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation"
Deuteronomy 12:5 "But to the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, to his habitation shall you seek, and thither you shall come, And thither you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and of your flocks, And there you shall eat before YHWH your Elohim, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households wherein YHWH your Elohim has blessed you.
You shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatever is right in his own eyes, For you are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which YHWH your Elohim gives you, But when you go over the Yordan and dwell in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you to inherit, and when he gives you rest from all your enemies round about so that you dwell in safety, Then there shall be a place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to cause his name to dwell there, thither shall you 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 you vow to YHWH, And you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim, you and your sons and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates for as much as he has no part nor inheritance with you.
Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt offerings in every place that you see, But in the place which YHWH shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.
Notwithstanding you may kill and eat flesh in all your gates, whatever your soul lusts after according to the blessing of YHWH your Elohim which he has given you, the ceremonially unclean and the ceremonially clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart, Only you shall not eat the blood you shall pour it on the earth as water.
You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your wine, or of your oil, or the firstborn of your herds or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your freewill offerings, or heave offering of your hand, But you must eat them before YHWH your Elohim in the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose, you and your son and your daughter and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite that is within your gates, and you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim in all that you put your hands to. Take heed to yourself that you forsake not the Levite as long as you live on the earth"
Deuteronomy 14:22 "You shall truly tithe all the increase of your seed that the field brings forth year by year, And you shall eat before YHWH your Elohim in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herds and of your flocks, that you may learn to fear YHWH your Elohim always, And if the way be too long for you so that you are not able to carry it, or if the place be too far from you which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to set his name there, when YHWH your Elohim has blessed you, Then shall you turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and shall go to the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose, And you shall bestow that money for whatever your soul lusts after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul desires, and you shall eat there before YHWH your Elohim, and you shall rejoice, you and your household, And the Levite that is within your gates, you shall not forsake him for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
At the end of three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase the same year and shall lay it up within your gates, And the Levite (because he has no part nor inheritance with you), and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within your gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied, that YHWH your Elohim may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do"
Deuteronomy 26:12 "When you have made an end of tithing all the tithes of your increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and have given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within your gates and be filled, Then you shall say before YHWH your Elohim, I have brought away the hallowed things out of my house, and also have given them to the Levite, and to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your commandments which you have commanded me, I have not transgressed your commandments, neither have I forgotten them, I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought thereof for the dead, but I have listened to the voice of YHWH my Elohim and have done according to all that you have commanded me, Look down from your set apart habitation, from the heavens, and bless your people Yisrael, and the land which you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land that flows with milk and honey"
2 Chronicles 31:2 "And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of YHWH.
He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of YHWH, Moreover he commanded the people that dwelled in Yerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of YHWH, And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Yisrael brought in abundance the first fruits of grain, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field, and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly. And concerning the children of Yisrael and Yahuda, that dwelled in the cities of Yahuda, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of set apart things which were consecrated to YHWH their Elohim, and laid them by heaps, In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month, And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed YHWH and his people Yisrael, Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps, And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of YHWH we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty, for YHWH has blessed his people, and that which is left is this great store.
Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of YHWH and they prepared them And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully, over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next, And Yehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Yerimoth, and Yozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of Elohim.
And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter toward the east, was over the freewill offerings of Elohim, to distribute the oblations of YHWH and the most set apart things"
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