Abraham paid TITHE to Melchizedek, who was a TYPE of Christ. Abraham typologically paid tithe to Jesus Christ. If he paid it typologically, then we should do it in substance. If Abraham paid tithe to Christ in the OLD Testament, then I should pay tithe to Christ in the NEW Testament. If you are in the Church of Jesus Christ, you should pay tithe.
I am sick to my stomach of all the greedy hypocrites who denounce
the paying of tithes. They will recant their foolish excuses on Judgment
Day when they are charged with and convicted of robbing God. I simply will
not entertain any of this nonsense that claims that TITHING was
abandoned with the death of the law. Sorry, folks, the law did not die.
Unless the New Testament SPECIFICALLY overturns an Old Testament
practice, it is STILL IN FORCE. Adultery, fornication, idolatry,
homosexuality, bestiality, incest, stealing, murder and all the other
sins of the Old Testament are STILL SINS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. They do
NOT have to be repeated or restated in the New Testament to remain in
Robbing GOD is STILL a gross sin. The Early Church was originally
comprised of thousands of JEWS, every one of whom had been taught all
their lives, in the synagogue, to PAY TITHES. The Early Church believed
in and practiced tithing. NOBODY at any time in the New Testament ever
told them to stop paying tithes. Jesus said, "This ought ye to have
done." Paul told them to lay it up on the first of every week. He taught
tithing extensively in Hebrews 7. Stop all the silly, greedy,
You will always owe God your firstfruits.
Pay your tithe.
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The Order Of Melchisedec
Jesus is our High Priest, but NOT after the order of Aaron or the
Levites. Aaron served centuries after Abraham paid tithes to
Melchisedec, Priest of Salem (Jerusalem). Melchisedec had no known
earthly lineage, foreshadowing Christ, who was born of no earthly
Hebrews 5:5-6,10 - "Christ glorified not himself to be made an high
priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the
order of Melchisedec. ...Called of God an high priest after the order of
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Abraham was the first on record to offer a tithe (tenth) of his income -
to the priest of Salem, Melchizedek. Jacob vowed his tithe to the LORD.
God prescribed that all of Israel should tithe into the Tabernacle for
the support of the priesthood. Without the tithe, the ministry would
have been starved out of business. God curses those who refuse to tithe.
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. Ye are cursed with
a curse: for ye have robbed me."
Tithing Activates A Prophesied Blessing
Paying tithes sets into motion the promises of God. God wants His people
to support the ministry. When you underwrite the work of God, God will
underwrite you. Besides, He says the first ten percent is His (v 8).
NEVER spend God's money on yourself.
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."
Tithers Are Very Important People
Who can you turn to for this kind of security? Nobody but your Creator
can make this offer. The tithers - God's people who faithfully return to
Him the first-fruits of their labors - become the VIP's in this world.
God's Very Important People. "I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your
vine cast her fruit before the time in the field."
Malachi 3:12 - "And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts."
Tithes for Ministers
Abraham paid a tenth of his earnings to Mechizedek the Priest. Jacob
vowed to pay tithe continually. Moses called the tithe "holy unto the
Lord," (Leviticus 27:30). Israel paid tithes to the Levites, and Levites
tithed to the High Priest. God appointed tithes to support the
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."
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