Seeds of righteousness

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Seeds of Righteousness

We see in Leviticus 27:30[1] it talks about seeds and fruit, and Leviticus 27:32[2] talks about herds and flock. Some tries to tell people that tithing was only animals and crops, and not money, but in Deuteronomy 14:25, it tells us that for convenience we can "turn it into money".[3]

Animal Vegetable or Mineral

Did God ever want people to burn up animals and produce on piles of stone called Altars? Or does God know that in our seeking to give and forgive, our hearts draw near Him to become fertile ground for His Spiritual seeds of righteousness?

In an agricultural economy of sheep and cattle - grain and produce - these were the money of the day, and turning these things into coin was perfectly acceptable according to the Torah. But some say they are a laborer, potter, carpenter or craftsman, and they produce no seeds or fruits or herbs or herds or flocks, and therefore they had no obligation to tithe.

It is poor Pharisaical thinking which produces nonsense like tithes were never money, but saying you owe no tithe because tithes were only that which was produced from the earth; it is hypocritical balderdash, beans and baloney. What craftsman or artisan or common laborer works to produce anything without eating seeds or fruits or herbs or herds or flocks?

In Leviticus 27:34 [4] these terms for tithing were called commandments, but the word mitzvah[5] also translated "precepts" is the word tsavah[6] with a Mem added in front to express the idea of flow.

The Hebrew letters that compose tsavah ^הוצ^ TzadikVavHei. Tzadik[7] means the "Faith of Righteousness" with the Vav[8] connecting that righteousness to the Hei[9] which represents your "Thought, Speech, Action". The addition of the Mem to produce mitzvah is merely telling us that our "Thought, Speech, Action" should express the flow of "Righteousness in Faith".

When Jesus told us to seek the "Kingdom of God" and His righteousness, His words were preaching nothing more than an expression of what God told Moses from the beginning, and it is what the prophets and Moses told us in the Torah.

The Levites were the government of the nation of Israel. The tithe was the tax given freely to the Levite you personally believed served the nation best, in service to the tents of the congregations. The Church in the wilderness and the early Church were the titular leaders of a government of the people, for the people and by the people that did not exercise authority one over the other. The people contributed in faith, by charitable tithes in hope that there would be benefits for them by the grace of God.

Tithing is a precept which has been around since the beginning of creation. It is built into nature by God, and it is found in His Kingdom among people who love their neighbor as much as they love themselves. If you deny the wisdom and righteousness of God, you deny God.


Tithing on living altars

Comments
Once we understand the Metaphor of Altars of Clay and stone we can look at the truth of the Levites and Priests without the Sophistry of the Pharisees. Jesus did not do away with the law but fulfilled it by showing His disciples what the law was really about before twisted into rules and regulations by an apostate Church occupying Judaism.
When you read about the four categories of tithes try to think of the description as filled with metaphor and symbols imparting the wisdom and principles of a practical God concerned with an intentional community of believers seeking liberty under a righteous and loving God and not superstitious rituals and mindless ceremonies.
Levitical tithe Numbers 18 :21-24 “tent of meeting” no inheritance but held All things common
Festival tithe is not set apart for you but you are to take tithe to the festival to share in order to make you a kingdom bound by charity. Deuteronomy 14:22-27 tithe

Three festivals calling the people together Deuteronomy 16:10, 16-17

Poor tithe Deuteronomy 14:28-29 and Deuteronomy 26:12
Priest tithe Numbers 18:25-32 and Levites and priests were set apart Deuteronomy 18:1-2 and (no territorial homeland but all land in common) Numbers 35: 17. Leviticus 27:30- 34 1/5 of 10% =12% (priests sons of Aaron only which can be by adoption) Exodus 28:43 also headbands and sashes Exodus 29:9, consecrate Exodus 29:44, offerings on altars and consumed there with no refunds... Leviticus 6:9 and portions Leviticus 7:35.
A priest must not make yourself ceremonial unlean for those who are considered dead Leviticus 21:1.
The priests are a separate jurisdiction. Numbers 18:1
Hebrews 8:4-5 Are the descendants of Aaron still here? What about grafting in and adoption?
Was Jesus the  "Messiahs of Aaron"[10] through John the Baptist and rightful King of Israel as the highest son of David?
Numbers 18:2-7 Priest are not subject to the democracy that condemned Christ. Those who condemned he were as put to death and by their own mouth were judged. Numbers 16:8-11

When they fought against James like Korah and Others and Levites joined against the priests they would be consumed. Numbers 16:1-2

Levites were not really priests but their wages are consecrated within the living sanctuary. Numbers 18:21 “tent of meeting”
Some will say that this right to the tithe did not transfer to the Called out of Christ but that is false. He took the kingdom from the Priesthood and appointed it to his new called ou
2 Corinthian 9:6, 8:7 James 1:27 Pure Religion, Mathew 25:31-40 Goats and sheep
Malachi3:7-10, Matthew 23:23, Genesis 14:18-24, Genesis 28:20-22, Exodus 35:21, 29 36:6-7, Acts 4:34-37 20:25,

Luke 14:12-14


Tithing in principle was always about the way of God, His kingdom and righteousness. It requires forgiveness and mercy to live and give righteously.

Tithing is not, and never has been, a mechanical regulation to be followed or enforced. It is and has always been the precept of love[11] and righteousness built into creation, which brings the grace and blessings of God through His Holy Spirit.

There are always those who twist the inspired word of that Holy Spirit for their own purposes. Through great swelling words of vanity[12] and deceive many.[13]

When Jesus came the Pharisees and the Sadducees and many others had twisted the Torah so that you not only could not know Moses you could not recognize the Messiah. So, Jesus made it clear that he would take the kingdom from those who sat in the seat of Moses and give it to an"little flock".

He said what they were doing wrong and failing to do. Their Corban making the word of God to none effect and they were failing to attend to the weightier matters.

Eventually, he was able to appoint the kingdom to the apostles and prescribe conditions surprisingly similar to those of the Levites.


"Bishops, presbyters(Elder) and deacons occupy in the church the same positions as those which were occupied by Aaron, his sons, and the Levites in the temple." Jerome, Ep. 146. Both the Levites, the Church in the wilderness, and the early Church appointed by Christ were "called out" to serve a peculiar people, those who would repent and seek the ways of God.


As we see in the Old Testament, in books like Malachi 3, and all over the New Testament.

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]. 11 And 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, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts."
2 Corinthians 9:6 "But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) 11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. {bountifulness: or, liberality: Gr. simplicity } 12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; 13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;"

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, [whether] of the seed of the land, [or] of the fruit of the tree, [is] the LORD’S: [it is] holy unto the LORD.
  2. Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, [even] of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
  3. Deuteronomy 14:22 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.
  4. Leviticus 27:34 These [are] the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
  5. 04687 ^הוצמ^ mitsvah \@mits-vaw’\@ with the Hebrew letters MemTzadikVavHey from 06680; n f; AV-commandments 173, precept 4, commanded 2, law 1, ordinances 1; 181
    1) commandment
    1a) commandment (of man)
    1b) the commandment (of God)
    1c) commandment (of code of wisdom)
  6. 06680 ^הוצ^ tsavah \@tsaw-vaw’\@ a primitive root Hebrew letters TzadikVavHey; if you add a Mem 04687 ^הוצמ^ mitsvah v; AV-command 514, charge 39, commandment 9, appoint 5, bade 3, order 3, commander 1, misc 4; 494
    1) to command, charge, give orders, lay charge, give charge to, order
    1a) (Piel)
    1a1) to lay charge upon
    1a2) to give charge to, give command to
    1a3) to give charge unto
    1a4) to give charge over, appoint
    1a5) to give charge, command
    1a6) to charge, command
    1a7) to charge, commission
    1a8) to command, appoint, ordain (of divine act)
    1b) (Pual) to be commanded
  7. Hebrew: צ ץ : צ ץ TZADIK is always related to The Faith of the Righteous One, the foundation of the word "to hunt" or Harvest ... even eat or desire.[Harvest pant desire]90.
  8. Hebrew: ו VAV Connection Connecting realms and worlds. A veil [nail... And, Add, secure, hook] 6.
  9. הHebrew: HEI Expression--Thought, Speech, Action. Manifest seeds of thought and life. [Emphasize, jubilation, window, fence] 5.
  10. The Cairo Damascus documents speaks prophetically of the "Messiahs of Aaron", “Those who are faithful to him are the poor ones of the flock. These shall escape in the age of the visitation; but those that remain shall be delivered up to the sword when there comes the messiah of Aaron and Israel.” (CD-A 19.9–11)
    The specified rules and behavior patterns of the covenant can be altered by the arrival of one or both messiahs.
    "And this is the exact interpretation of the regulations by which [they shall be ruled] [until there arises the messiah] of Aaron and Israel. He shall atone for their sins...” (CD-A 14.17–19) “this is the rule of the assembly [of the camps]. Those who walk in them, in the time of wickedness until there arises the messiah of Aaron and Israel, they shall be ten in number as a minimum …” (CD-A 12:22–13:1)
  11. Luke 11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
  12. 2 Peter 2:18 For when they spe ak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
  13. Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
    Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
    Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.