In reading this article more closely, I have a few questions.
I could not find any scripture that states that Isaac ever tithed and Abraham tithed only once according to scripture. Jacob promised God a tenth but I couldn't find scripture stating that he kept his promise.Abraham tithed unto Melchizedek, Isaac tithed, His son Jacob and many others also even before the law was given. Many Christians do not tithe because they have been taught that they are not under the law, but under grace. While this is a true statement, God did not institute the tithe to bring us under the law, but to get blessings to His children. Abraham tithed before the law, and God blessed him supernaturally. We're under grace that we might establish the law; not turn from it. Jesus said that He didn't come to do away with the law, but to fulfill it. Because He fulfilled it, we are to establish it. His Words are forever settled in heaven, therefore we establish His Words upon the earth.
Let's see what Deuteronomy says exactly concerning the tithe.This scripture states that all the tithe, whether it be seed of the land, fruit of the tree, or one tenth of all that you earn, is holy unto the Lord. Deuteronomy 14:22-29 states that one-tenth of all that comes into your possession, belongs to God. This was God's plan to instruct His people as to the way of blessings that He had for them.
22* Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. 23*And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always. 24*And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the Lord thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord thy God hath blessed thee: 25*then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: 26*and thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, 27*and the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.
28*At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: 29 and the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
No wonder it is just referenced and not printed out.
Lets take a look at Hebrews 7Those who are in the five-fold ministry (apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists and teachers) have a command from the Lord to receive tithes (Hebrews 7). These tithes are not given, but paid, because the tithe belongs to the Lord.
1*For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2*to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 3*without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
4*Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 5*And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 6 but he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 7*And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
8*And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 9*And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 10*For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
11*If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 12*For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14*For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Christ is like Melchisedec
15*And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 16*who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 17*For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
18*For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19*For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
20*And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: 21*(for those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) 22*by so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23*And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 24*but this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25* Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26*For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27*who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 28*For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
I don't see any mention of the five fold ministries in this chapter.
Chapters 5-7 deals with the ministry of Melchizedek and that Jesus is the priest forever according to Melchizedek. We know Abraham gave tithes of all that he possessed. We know in the Law of Moses, tithes were commanded. After the Law, Hebrews states that Jesus is the Lord, not just of the past, not just of the present, but forever. Hallelujah! He is the Lord of the tithe, forever.
This is a False statement and it is not supported by scripture.
Malachi 3 is used to support the law of tithing today. But when it is read closely, we discover that it is the priests that God is confronting about stealing the tithes and offerings.
Even if tithing could be supported by scripture to be practised today in the Body of Christ then there are a few things to be put straight.
1) we are all priests now according to 1Peter 2:4-10
2) The tithe was brought to God's house or Temple, and We the believers are now the house and temple of God.
4* To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6* Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7*Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8*and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
9*But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10*which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
I challenge everyone to read all the scriptures given as references in articles and make certain for yourselves so you wont be deceived.