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Bible Believers' Newsletter 912

"We focus on the present Truth what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join
us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Please welcome the author of our main article, Pastor Chibueze Uzoho who shepherds our sister
Bible Believers' Church in Nigeria. The Lord has blessed his congregation and vindicated his
office, so it is with great pleasure that we commend his teaching "Bring All the Tithes into the
Storehouse," first published in Newsletter 624.
In addition to our main article we bring you up to date with current events that have an
important bearing on the world situation in this end-time.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to
feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be
confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

From Darkness to Light

April 21, 2014 As a Muslim imam, Mario Joseph was well-versed in the Koran
and in the teachings of the Islamic religion. In fact, it was precisely the Koran
that brought him to an encounter with Jesus Christ and with the truth of the
Catholic faith. But his conversion did not come without difficulties, and because
of it, he has undergone grave persecution. He tells us how he attained his intense love towards
the Church, the Cross and Heaven . . . Full story: youtube.com
Comment: He has seen marvellous truths but sadly does not understand one cannot be a
Christian and a Roman Catholic. Judaeo-Catholicism is an impersonation of Israel's temple
worship and the Koran projects the same philosophy as the Babylonian Talmud.

The Endgame Full White Genocide

February 24, 2015 Prophesied by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:37 "As it
was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the Coming of the Son of Man."
Read Genesis 6: miscegenation is a sign of the times, a repetition of the
original sin; yet not one denominational or independent church is looking for
the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Son of Man who has been present
with us since March, 1963!
Apostate Australian Churches are purchasing houses to accommodate

refugees from Syria when they are needed at home to stop the invasion and slaughter by
cutthroat pseudo Muslim mercenaries recruited, trained, armed, fed, drugged and paid for by
Jew-ruled USA, UK, faux-Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the GCC states, France, Australia,
etc., Full story: youtube.com thisiseuropa.net.
Comment: Here is a GOOD man, Rev. James David Manning who knows what he is saying, as
does President Putin. What about the Jews Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, David Cameron,
Barak Obama, Malcolm Turnbull, Erdogan, the Saudi Royals, Netanyahu, Wesley Clark, Sarkozy,
John Keys . . . the advent of discrimination, slavery, segregation is all Jewish.

Is the Truce in Syria a Deceitful Neocon Strategy to launch a

Pro-Terrorist Arab Coalition Invasion?
February 26, 2016 Barring a US led Sunni invasion, the South Front group of
geopolitical analysts expect the Syrian-Russian coalition to be finished defeating the
terrorists possibly within weeks or at most a few more months. There's good reason
why Turkey and Saudi Arabia are Empire's closest Islamic regional allies willing to
sacrifice the slaughter of thousands of their own troops to save a few raggedy terrorists . . .
Once news that a truce was agreed upon by Russia and the US this last Monday, on Tuesday
before a congressional hearing US Secretary of State John Kerry immediately began hedging,
bringing up a contingency plan B delineating a partitioned separate section in northern Syria
(i.e., the designated terrorist safe haven stronghold) that would be the outcome should the
truce not work out . . .
Saudi Arabia is where the largest military exercises in Middle East history involving those
350,000 troops from 20 different Arab nations are presently being conducted in the
northernmost part of the country conveniently closest to the Syrian border. The war games
dubbed Operation North Thunder include 20,000 tanks, 2,450 warplanes and 460 military
helicopters. Participating nations are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Senegal, Sudan,
Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Oman, Qatar,
Malaysia, Egypt, Mauritania, and Mauritius. The Northern Thunder twitter account specifies that
the drills that began on February 14th will continue through March 10th; plenty of time to go
live for their threatened invasion of Syria . . .
Russia has already warned Turkey and Saudi Arabia that it will not hesitate using its tactical
nukes against any invading forces on Syrian soil. Yet because the 6-oligarch owned and
controlled Western mainstream media corporations have kept Americans in the dark with 24/7
lies and disinformation throughout the Syrian war, next to no coverage of this impending
Turkish-Saudi invasion of Syria has even been reported, so soon Americans may wake up one
morning to the breaking news headline "Russia nukes US allies" . . . The Israeli-American
strategy to upend Putin's success in Syria could well be setting the stage for the impending
Saudi-Turkish-Sunni invasion as a trap where they become the sacrificial lunatic lambs to stateof-the-art war precision . . . Full story: empireexposed.blogspot.com

Will the European Union share the Fate of the Soviet Union?
26 February 2016 "The disaster of the quotations of European banks shows that
something has gone terribly wrong," French economist Charles Gave suggests. "I have
never seen a scenario where the collapse of major European banks was not followed
by a recession in Europe. So the answer to your question is simple: if a recession
happens in Europe in 2016, the euro will not survive . . . in Italy, bank debts already constitute
20% of GDP, and might cross the 30% or even 40% threshold, which is obviously not
tenable . . ."
"France, Germany and Italy are real statesEurope is not. Europe is a civilization, not a state.
The supporters of the euro have, for 15 years now, been killing the continent's economies, and
if a recession begins in 2016, the European people will take the wheel away from those whom
they did not elect . . . Full story: sputniknews.com
Comment: The ruling elite has engineered through its lackey leaders of the West and their
puppet governments Turkey and Saudi Arabia the perfect storm of events all converging,
colliding and exploding in the days and weeks ahead. With Europe overrun and reeling from the
globalist manufactured mass migration crisis, the EU is about to go bust. With virtually every
honest economist and financial analyst unanimously predicting that the global economy is on
the verge of total collapse starting with the Deutsch Bank, like dominoes all the major banks
will fail once again while national economies crash. Covert legislation in both Europe and North
America will ensure that this time around instead of a "too big to fail" buyout, a buy-in will steal
citizens' life savings from their private bank accounts. All the central banks, Homeland Security,
FEMA and the rest of the treasonous Washington criminals have been methodically preparing for
this moment in history for decades (globalresearch.ca).
Brother Branham said, "When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't
receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually
speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen
something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a
good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of
God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for
bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God" (William Branham, Jezebel
Religion, p. 22:100).

Polish Government expands Police State Powers

February 25, 2016 Poland's right-wing nationalist government has rapidly expanded its
police state measures in recent weeks . . . police can legally access virtually all personal data of
an Internet userfrom passwords and e-mails to medical data . . . police can install
surveillance programmes on private computers with court approval, without the affected person
being informed about this prior to it taking place . . . The strengthening of the military and
state apparatus is aimed first of all at preparing for war with Russia and closer
integration into the war strategy of US imperialism . . . from the summer of 2015, 43
percent of the Polish population lived on less than the financial minimum for survival . . .
Full story: wsws.org

My Heart will go On
December 25, 2011 This video is too good not to share; it is high time such rare videos
were introduced into the wider world, not just shared between non-conformists. Enjoy,
thousands have already done so. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Historian David Irving is in good form in this audio address noting the similarities
between World War II and the Iraq War. This address was delivrered in 2003; otherwise he
might likely have called it Similarities between World War II and the Syrian War/Libyan War

Horsemeat & Babies

A movie about the post-abortion industry; a film about the racist origins of Planned Parenthood
and their main targetAfrican Americans, Slavs and Jews, the increase in Post-birth abortions
and the logical endgame of the practice . . .
Full story: youtube.com
Comment: This video should be viewed in conjunction with the following video. You will
speedily recognize the Black Nobility, the 'City of London' and the fourth Gentile world empire.

Examining Stalin's 1941 Plan to attack Germany

Are you aware of the possibility the Holocaust was important to some Zionists in order to create
the new Israel of today? I have never seen the real explanation presented anywhere for the
possible planning of the Jewish Holocaust by the Zionist. The Zionist tried for a long time to
populate the land of Israel, and they continually failed, as most of the newly arriving
immigrants would eventually move away.
In order to create the new country of Israel, there needed to be a large sized population of
Jews who would stay and control the land of Israel. It was only after the events that were
related to the great horror of WW2 between Russia and Germany that a large population of
Jews finally continued to remain in Israel.
Doesn't this bring suspicion that the Jewish Holocaust was controlled and planned? Here are
two references that claim that Stalin always had a very much larger military than Germany.
So why did Stalin delay in attacking Germany? Was the reason for Stalin's delay that the
Holocaust was planned, and ending WW2 too soon, by Stalin attacking Germany earlier would
have made the Holocaust too small to be effective for the Zionist goal of creating Israel? Full
story: Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia; Operation Barbarossa and
the Russian Historians' Dispute.
Comment: This video, viewed in conjunction with the previous video exposes the Black Nobility
and 'City of London' of Revelation 17, the Empire of Papal Rome and false flag black flag
operations. The identity of the 'hidden hand' behind this last video will be obvious, so filter all
things through the Absolute of God's unchanging Word.

Why are there No Photos of Earth?

In nearly sixty years of alleged space exploration NASA has never been able to offer us a single
genuine photograph of the Earth from spaceNOT ONE! Even though we've had good, highresolution cameras for nearly 100 years, NASA has never taken a true photograph of the Earth.
By their own admission, all of the pictures we see are composites, paintings or computergenerated images. Why is this? Could the answer be, horror of horrors that NASA has never
been into spaceor at least, not far enough from the Earth to get the whole planet in the
frame? Full story: exohuman.com
Comment: Very interesting links (youtube.com). Sometimes the horizon in this video is
concave, sometimes it is curved. That's because of GoPro's wide angle lens; when the horizon is
in the middle of your screen, earth is as flat as can be! See how close the sun is? Can this be
93,000,000 miles (150,000,000 km) away? What do you think (youtube.com)?

Dead Men's Secrets

Mystery micro artefacts stun modern scientists. Gold prospectors in the Ural Mountains area of
Russia are finding unusual, spiral-shaped artefacts made from copper, tungsten and
molybdenum. Who, thousands of years ago, was able to manufacture such micro filigree objects
something our technology is just beginning to achieve? Full story: beforeus.com
The Voice of Russia and other Russian sources are reporting that "a 300 million year old" piece
of aluminium machinery has been found in Vladivostok. Experts say a gear rail appears to be
manufactured and not the result of natural forces. Lighting the fire during a cold winter
evening, a resident of Vladivostok found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of
the pieces of coal that the man used to heat his home. Mesmerized by his discovery, the citizen
decided to seek help from scientists of Primorsky region. After studying the metal object,
"experts" declared it to be an aluminium gear "300 million years old." Its age was dated from
the evolution theory's assumed age of the coal in which it was found embedded. What puzzled
them was that it was not created by nature but was rather manufactured by an intelligent
person. There have been many other discoveries. Full story: beforeus.com
Comment: "Noah lived in a scientific age, where there was a scientific achievement that they
were able to manufacture that were beyond anything that we've manufactured today. They
were brighter, more intelligent. Their science was far advanced to ours. And just remember, he
had to stand the reproach of the Word that he preached a hundred and twenty years in the face
of scoffers. Their great scientific ways proved to them that there was no rain in the skies . . ."
(William Branham, Reproach for the Cause of the Word, p. 14:3).
Here we see a type and rebuke for today's faux climate scientists (so-called) propagating the
climate change HOAX!

Bring All the Tithes into the Storehouse

By Pastor Chibuze Uzoho
Today, some good folk believe tithing is not as important as it was in the Old Testament Temple
system of worship. Others suggest that the freewill contributions of the saints have taken the
place of tithing in the Church. However, basic Biblical principles like this do not change.
Tithing existed before the Old Testament 'Levitical' order was established and continues to this
The tithe is a tenth. We first heard of "tithing" when Abraham met Melchizedek (Genesis
14:1-20), Priest-King of Salem, which means "peace" or "security." Earthly Salem was initially
ruled by Amorites, but the Jebusites who ruled in the era of Joshua called it "Jebusi," and when
both names were conjoined it became "Jerusalem," or "city of peace" (Joshua 18:28; Ezekiel
16:3). When Abram first encountered Melchizedek, the "King of Righteousness," Creator and
Redeemer of heaven and earth He was the theophany that would later manifest as the virginborn Prince of Peace. And as the Father of the Son of God, His city was not earthly Salem
established by the Serpent's seed, but the "heavenly Jerusalem that is free of the yoke of
Mosaic Law and is the mother of us all" and will one day "come down from God out of heaven
as a Bride adorned for her Husband" (Galatians 4:6; Hebrews 12:22; Genesis 10:15-19:
Hebrews 7:2; Revelation 21:1-2).
This is the first mention of the word "Priest" in Scripture. A Priest is an intercessor
between God and men; as God's representatives His ministers received God's tithe for their
sustenance under grace as they did under the Law (Numbers 18:24). Consequently when
Abraham met Melchizedek he was not learning how to give tithes, as this was his custom.
Abraham and Jacob like we Gentiles today lived under grace which predated the Law of Moses
and the Temple worship, (Genesis 14:20; 28:20-22); both understood the principle of paying
tithes which is obligatory to every believer. Leviticus 27:30 states, "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 to the Lord".
As exemplified by the Patriarchs of old, the Christian's life is one of stewardship.
Jacob promised a tenth to the Lord. "And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me,
and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So
that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: And this
stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that You give me I will
surely give the tenth to You" (Genesis 28:20-22, 30). Hence tithe paying is a principle of
stewardship, not a ritual fulfilled on Calvary.
Malachi wrote the last Book of the Old Testament, announcing the first Coming of the
messenger of the New Testament and His forerunner, John. Malachi 3:8-12, is often regarded as
Old Testament Scripture whereas it is actually a prophecy of the Lord's second or 'parousia'
Coming to Israel as "the God of judgment" after the close of the Gentile dispensation, and
emphasizes the importance of tithing among God's people.
"Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, How have we robbed You? In
tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of
you. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in My house, and thereby
put Me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you, and
pour out for you an overflowing blessing. I will rebuke the devouring locust for your sakes, and
it shall not destroy the fruits of your soil; your vine in the field shall not fail to ripen, says the
Lord of hosts. Then all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightful land, says the
Lord of hosts" (Malachi 3:8-12).

In this Scripture we see the entire nation of Judah had defrauded

God in tithes and heave offerings which belonged to Him and
would have been utterly consumed as they deserved were it not
for His longsuffering patience for the sake of His elect. This
lukewarm spirit has now engulfed the entire world as we approach
the end of grace. The spirit of Laodicea is hindering the revelation
of Jesus Christ and the expression of the Token of His Life in many
in the circle of this end-time Message; God's wrath is restrained only by His longsuffering
patience waiting for the last elect to recognize his day and its Message. Once the last soul is
baptized into Christ, God's wrath will fall on the earth. We stand at the threshold of the crisis of
the ages.
God reproved the Israelites and also promised to bless them abundantly if they would bring the
tithes into His storehouse. In fact He declared he would open the windows of heaven and pour
an abundant blessing upon them. And God is poised to open the windows of heaven and pour
out a more than sufficient blessing upon you who will take Him at His Word for, "there is great
reward in keeping your Word" (Psalm 19:11). God wants to show Christians tremendous
revelations that will enlighten both wise and foolish virgin, Spiritual and material blessings are
withheld from unbelievers and doubters who rob Him of His tenth, impoverishing His labourers
as in the days of Nehemiah. "I discovered that the portions of the Levites had not been given to
them: so that they and the singers, who did the work, had fled each to his field" (Nehemiah
God owns everything "and the cattle upon a thousand hills" (Psalm 50:10, 24:1). He
allows us the joy of giving and personally using His possessions for His glory. However, He
requires His people to dedicate a good portion, a tithe, for His service. "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 to the
Lord" (Leviticus 27:30-32). Tithes belong to God and were portions He exclusively reserved to
the Priests and Levites who minister in the Temple. The tithes of Israel were offered as a heave
offering and given to the Levites. The "heave offering" was lifted upward once, properly
separated from the larger mass and devoted to the divine service of God.
"As for the descendants of Levi, I have given them every tithe in Israel for an
inheritance, in return for their services as custodians of the tabernacle of the
congregation. Henceforth the children of Israel are never to come near the sanctuary, lest
they bear sin, and die. The Levites shall discharge the service of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a perpetual statute forever
throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
For I have designated the tithes which the children of Israel present as a heave offering to the
Lord, for an inheritance to the Levites: therefore I have told them, that they are not to own any
property among the children of Israel: they shall have no inheritance" (Numbers 18:21-24).
Levites were to pay a tenth, a tithe of a tithe. "Speak unto the Levites and direct them,
When you take the tithes from the children of Israel which I have given you from them for your
inheritance, then you shall present a heave offering of it for the Lord, a tithe of the tithe. Your
heave offering shall be credited to you as though it were the grain from the threshing floor, and
as the full produce of the winepress. Thus from all your tithes which you receive of the people
of Israel, you are to contribute a heave offering to the Lord, and give the Lord's heave offering
to Aaron the priest. Out of all your gifts you are to select from every heave offering for the Lord
the best thereof, the hallowed portion of it. Tell them also: When you offer the best part of it, it
shall be credited to the Levites as the increase of the threshing floor, and as the increase of the
winepress. And you may eat it in any place, you and your households: for it is your reward in
return for your service in the tabernacle. You will not bring any sin upon yourselves, provided

you contribute the best of it. You are not to desecrate the holy gifts of the Israelites lest you
die" (Numbers 18:26-32).
The Levites were God's ministers and they too must pay one tenth (ten percent) of the heave
offering that was offered by the children of Israel. The rest was for their own use, because it
was the reward for their service in the tabernacle of the congregation. This shows that Ministers
of the Gospel are to pay tithes, and the giver and the receiver are of the same fivefold ministry,
the blessing comes from God for both ministers, as they give their services to God. Non-paying
of tithes is a grievous sin tantamount to despoiling God (Hebrews 10:26-27). In trying to
defraud God we only defraud ourselves. As the eagle which robbed the altar would set her nest
on fire from the burning coal that adhered to the stolen flesh, Christians who retain God's tithe
in their treasuries will surely find it a losing possession. No one loses by serving God with a
completely surrendered heart, nor ever gains by serving Him half heartedly, as seen by
numerous examples in Scripture. We may compromise with conscience for half the price, but
God will not endorse the compromise; and, like Ananias and Sapphira, we shall lose not only
what we thought we had purchased so cheaply, but also the price we paid for it. If we would
have God open His treasury, we first must open ours. If we want to preserve our possessions
we must be faithful stewards in tithing. One cause of loss and barrenness in the Church is the
unwillingness of members to pay their tithes and give freewill offerings with a cheerful heart.
When Christians refuse to render to the Lord according to the benefits they have received they
fall short of the mark of His high calling.
"Windows of heaven" is an expression that speaks of rain for the crops, especially the
early and latter rains to bless the field. It indicates much increase to be poured out in
the allusion of a vessel completely emptied of its contents, no blessing being kept
back as the result of obedience in tithes and offerings. Jesus said, "Give and it shall be
given to you, good measure pressed down, and shaken together, and running over." God
promises security and protection to the obedient servant. He says, "I will rebuke the devouring
locust. I will no longer corrupt the seed, but will rebuke every agency that could hurt it." These
magnificent promises speak of the Christian's sources of income and property. In obedience His
people are seen as a delightsome blessing in His presence (Deuteronomy 33:29, Zechariah
8:13; Malachi 3:11).
God has opened the windows of heaven to the Church and abundantly poured out His blessings
in these last days. Therefore, He reasonably expects us to bring our tithes into His storehouse
for His service, but if we have refused and have not planned accordingly to promote the cause
of Christ, the Spirit is grieved, and the blessing is withdrawn. Why? Because, we have failed to
be liberal when God had dealt so bountifully with us in blessing (Amos 4:9).
When Christians are not consciously dependent on the Spirit but rely on their own resources,
God curses their blessings. In many instances, they sin against their own mercies, because they
become lifted up with their success, taking credit to themselves and not giving all the glory to
God. "If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart to give glory to My Name, says the
Lord of hosts, then I will even send the curse upon you, and I will
curse your blessings: indeed I have cursed them already, because
you do not lay it to heart" (Malachi 2:2).
Jesus admonishes us, "Give, and it shall be given to you; good
measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that
you mete withal it shall be measured to you again. God loves a
cheerful giver." (Luke 6:38, II Corinthians 9:7b). Don't you know,
"the liberal souls shall be fat and he that waters shall be watered
also himself" (Proverbs 11:25)?

Malachi 3:10 speaks of bringing all the tithes into his store house. Therefore for a true
relationship with the One who provides all things, only a complete tithe is appropriate, which is
a tenth of one's increase. To understand the Storehouse as implied, the following Scriptures
offer some clue. II Chronicles 31:11-15, "Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in
the house of the Lord; and they prepared them, and brought in the offerings and the tithes and
the dedicated things faithfully" (I Chronicles 26:20; Nehemiah 10:38; 13:5, Deuteronomy
12:5-6, 11).
In the Temple the storehouse was the area where grains and produce were stored for use by
the Priest and Levitesthose whose work it was to minister before the Lord. In the New
Testament, this store House is the Church where we receive the spiritual food in due season
and the Ministers are the fivefold Ministry. As the Levites lived upon the tithes of their
congregation, the fivefold Ministry live upon the tithes of their congregations. And as freewill
offerings furnished the needs of the Old Testament temple, our freewill offerings meet Church
expenses for maintenance, repairs, electricity, stationary, office staff and so forth. Tithes are
not for constructing church buildings or feeding the poor. Congregational freewill offerings serve
these ends (Exodus 25:2-8).
In Malachi 3:10, God says "prove me," showing that He wants His people to test Him whether
He will keep His promise of blessing them for their loving obedience (II Chronicles 31:10).
God's case against non-payment of tithes and offerings is based on robbery, which is a breach
of the eighth commandment (Exodus 20:15). Withholding God's property is perhaps the most
obvious symptom of indifference to God, though we may feign ignorance. "But you shall
remember the Lord your God: for it is He who enables you to prosper that He may establish the
covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. . . Honour the Lord with your
substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase: So shall your barns be filled with
plenty, and your vats overflow with new wine" (Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 3:9-10).
As mentioned earlier, some good folk believe that returning a tenth to God was a
commandment only to those of the Old Testament. This attitude is indicative of the fact that
they are not yet born-again because of their inability to rightly divide and measure the Word
against appropriate shadows and types rather than adding here and taking-away there to
justify themselves (Revelation 22:18-19).
In the time of Jesus' first advent, the Jewish leaders were intent on bringing all the people to
perfection . . . according to their man-made paradigms. They figured that God would be
obligated to help them conquer the Romans on account of their zeal for self-works. They made
extra rules, which told people how to keep these laws, whereby they made the Word and faith
of no effect. Back then neglecting to tithe was not an issue. Here is Jesus' comment: "Woe to
you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and
have omitted the weightier matters of the Law: judgment, mercy, and faith you ought to have
done, and not to leave tithing undone" (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42).
Jesus' statement clarifies that tithe paying is still a requirement, but while honouring their
obligation to tithe the Jewish leaders of His day were seriously remiss in neglecting the
compassionate elements of the Law. Therefore, Christians are duty bound to tithe a minimum
ten percent of their increase to their pastor who feeds them Spiritual food in due season.
Some zealots argue that Jesus' statement regarding tithes pertained only to the Priests. This
has no Scriptural support since had the people not tithed the priests would have been exempt
from their obligation to tithe a tenth of their increase. The congregation paid tithes to the
priests. The Jewish leaders tended to demand observances of the people that they themselves
ignored, "for you lade men with burdens grievous to be borne and you yourselves touch not the

burdens" (Luke 11:46).

At the Cross, the ceremonial laws which pointed forward to the Lamb of Calvary
ended (John 1:29; Matthew 5:17; 27:51), but tithing did not point to the Cross and
was not fulfilled on the Cross. Therefore tithe-paying remains an obligation today as do
freewill contributions and gifts, and the spiritual leaders of the Church are worthy of support
today. "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour especially those that
labour in the word and doctrine. For the Scripture says, You shall not muzzle the ox that treads
out the corn. And the labourer is worthy of his reward" (I Timothy 5:17-18).
"Do we have no right to eat and drink? . . . Whoever goes to war at his own expense? Who
plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the
milk of the flock? Do I say these things as a mere man? Does the Law not say the same also?
For it is written in the Law of Moses, You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain. Is
it oxen God is concerned about? Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our
sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who ploughs should plough in hope, and he
who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. Inasmuch as we have sown
Spiritual seed among you, is it remarkable for us if we reap your material things? Since others
enjoy the right to share material benefits from you, do not we even more? Nevertheless we
have not used this right, but endure all things lest we hinder the Gospel of Christ. Do you not
know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who
serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar? Even so the Lord has commanded that
those who preach the Gospel should live from the Gospel" (I Corinthians 9:4, 7-14).
In verse 7 of the above Scripture, Saint Paul asks, "Who serves as a soldier at his own
expense?" With the expression "muzzle an ox" Brother Paul is still referring to the Temple Law
of tithes. For as the Ox that treads out the grain is worthy to eat of the grain, so the Minister of
the Gospel ought to live from the tithing of the Church (Deuteronomy 25:4). Paul teaches that
in the sanctuary, priests and Levites were supported by the people and alludes to the New
Testament fivefold Ministry that labours daily in the Word. He points out that Christians must
remember to be faithful in tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:10; II Corinthians 8:4; I Corinthian
The majority of believers are wary of sacrificing too much for God, but He abundantly blesses in
ways beyond money all who obey this commandment. Holding back tithes for any reason is not
an option. It is a joy to partner with the Lord. Our first obligation is to pay our tithes; bring the
tithes and offerings into the storehouse of God where we get spiritual food. Second, we must
meet our family responsibilities, settle any lingering debts, and responsibly steward any
Since Messiah has "magnified the Law and made it glorious" our motivation in serving God is
enlarged beyond whatever it was under the Old Testament, such that Christians should go
beyond the Old Testament people in consecrating both themselves and their substance to God
(Isaiah 42:21). God delights in a cheerful giver and those who worship Him in Spirit and in
Truth, becoming written epistles of the Present-Truth.
You are to pay your tithe to your Pastor, however, if you are without a pastor, you should
support the minister who feeds your soul with Spiritual food in due season (I Corinthians: 9:114; 16:1-2; I Timothy 5:17-18). The tithe is not church property, it belongs to the Pastor
to live on and spend as he pleases. If it is insufficient for his needs then he will have to
work. He will in turn pay his own tithe to Ministers who feed him. This is the tithe of tithes as in
the Old Testament where the Levite was obligated to pay a tenth to the Priest (Nehemiah
10:38; Numbers 18:28-32).


Church expenses should not be met out of the Pastor's pocket but from the free-will offerings of
the saints. Tithes and freewill contributions should not be conflated as they are two separate
obligations of the believer (Exodus 25:2, 8; Deuteronomy 16:16-17), and these two obligations
still rest upon the Church. The assembly does not belong to the Pastor. It belongs to the
entire congregation. It is your assembly and the Pastor is your servant, not your
benefactor. He should be reimbursed by the church for his telephone, travelling, postage and
other expenses incurred in the "business" of the assembly.
How do we calculate our tithe? It is calculated on our "increase" (Deuteronomy 14:22). For
a businessman, it is the tenth of his net profit or increase after deducting overheads, materials,
rent, wages, tax and other expenses. For a wage or salary earner this should be ten percent of
the total income calculated after tax has been deducted.
Contrary to denominational doctrine, Ministers of God do not receive a salary or stipend from
the Church, but according to Scripture they derive their living from the tithes of his people.
Bazaars, fetes and suppers are not His way of supporting the Ministry. God said, "Bring the full
tithes into the storehouse." The man who loves God will always take pleasure in supporting His
work. You like to help those you dearly love, and when you help the Church, you are helping
God. Jesus said, "Inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of these My Brethren, you have
done it unto Me," and the minister being your servant is the least (Matthew 23:11; 25:40). So,
brethren, do not hold back any part of your tithes thereby making your Pastor wait for his due
as though he were a beggar. Do not defraud God. Pay the full sum of your tithes. Your Pastor
has obligations and expenses to meet and having dispensed his duties he is therefore worthy to
receive his entitlements. If your Minister has faithfully sown Spiritual things for you, is it
remarkable that he reaps your material things? You should pay your tithes as soon as you
receive your increase. Hello! My Pastor friends, the tithe is your right from God, it is not charity,
so don't be bashful.
Malachi 3:8-12 is a Scripture frequently quoted by those who support tithing and also by those
who do not believe in tithing, claiming this is Old Testament Scripture and does not apply to the
Church today. However it needs to be said that there are more Scriptures in the Old Testament
yet to be fulfilled than there are in the New, and Malachi 3:2-4:6 speaks of New Testament
times yet future. Tithing is not simply an Old Testament commandment; it applies in the New
Testament dispensation.
Jesus taught us that the commandment to tithe will continue throughout eternity. In
the new heaven and new earth, "The nations of the saved shall walk in the Light of the
Shekinah over New Jerusalem: and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour [or
tithe] into it. Its gates shall never be shut by day: and there shall be no night there. And they
shall bring the glory and honour [or tithe] of the nations into it. But nothing unclean
[unregenerate], nor anyone who commits abomination, or practices falsehood: but the bornagain saints whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life shall enter therein" (Revelation
21:24-27). So tithing is most definitely a New Testament requirement. If we neglect to pay our
tithes and freewill offerings we are robbing God of His due and as well robbing ourselves of His
blessings, and indicate we are not in the Bride.
If God is not opening the windows of heaven to you, rise up now brother and sister and
discover the cause of your Spiritual or material dearth before the Gentile dispensation ends. We
must endeavour to meet the requirements of God's unchanging Word in order to come into the
unity of faith with the Token on display at all times. Now is checking-up time to discover our
short comings and amend our lives and prove whether we are living in the promises of God.
In this end-time God has sent us a Prophet, William Branham who was the Elijah of Malachi
4:5-6, to reveal Gods entire plan in such simplicity even the fool should not err. Since Christ's


mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word ended with the revelation of the Seven
Seals: He is no longer winking at men's ignorance but requires us to "live by His every Word".
This is what our 'Elijah' taught on the matter of tithing: "Hebrews 7:7-9, "Without any
contradiction the less is blessed of the better. (Certainly. Watch Who He is). And here men that
die receive tithes . . . (That's the priesthood of the order of priests and preachers and so forth,
men that receive tithe, die. See?) . . . but here He receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that
He liveth."
"What would a man take tithings for, if he never was borned, and never will die, and was from
beginning to end, and never had no father or mother or descent, and owned the whole heavens
and earth and all in it, why would He take tithe? Why would he ask Abraham to pay tithes? You
see what a strict thing it is to pay tithes? Tithing's right. Every Christian's duty bound to
pay tithe. That's right. Never has been changed" . . . (William Branham, Hebrews, p. 310:122123).
"Thank you, my little sister, for this tithing. As a minister, I'm supposed to receive tithing"
(From that Time, #60-07160).
Question: "Brother Branham, don't you feel that everyone who claims to be a Christian should
pay tithes; pay their tithes into the storehouse of the Lord? Please give Scripture to this
All right, if you will. . . That is right, that the Bible said in Malachi the 3rd chapter, "Will a man
rob God? And you say, 'Where have we robbed Thee?' In tithe and offerings. Bring all your tithe
and offerings into My storehouse and prove Me," saith the Lord, "if I will not open up the
windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that there'll not be room enough to receive."
That's a challenge to any individual. And if I only had the time, and would not get to this little
Scripture that I wish to get to in about the next ten minutes, I would like to give you a personal
testimony of how that I was even hungry, and my mother and them hungry, and my daddy sick,
but I took my tithes out first and give it to God, and you ought to see what happened. I have
never seen in my life, that any man or a woman, that if you only make one dollar a week, will
bring the ten cents of that money and put it into your storehouse, your church where you
come, if God don't bless that, call me a hypocrite. Yes, sir. That's a challenge to anybody. And
every Christian . . . That goes to this other question. Every Christian should pay tithes. That's
right. It should be done" (COD, p. 617:Q146).
Question: Does a Christian not get to heaven because they do not pay tithe?
"I could not say yes or no to that. But I do believe that every Christian is obligated to pay
tithings because it is a commandment of the Lord. "And blessed are they that do all His
commandments that they might have a right to enter into the Life, the Tree of Life." Now, I do
believe that tithe-paying is essential to a Christian experience" (C.O.D., p. 604:Q136;
Revelation 22:14).
Question: Would it be wrong to use tithes on church building funds?
"Well now, here's a touchy little thing for the church now. No, correctly, tithes is to go to the
minister. That's right. In the Bible they had a box they'd set at the door in the Old Testament.
This box was a fund where the people put in there for the repairing. . . You've read it many
times in the Old Testament. They kept up the buildings and things like that. . . All the repairs on
the buildings was taken care out of that fund. But all the tithings went to their priests, their
pastors. Yes, tithings are to go for nothing else."


"I know people take their tithes and give them to a widow woman. That's wrong. If you've got
anything to give the widow woman, give her, but don't give her God's money. That's not yours
in the first place. That's God's.
"If you sent me downtown to get a loaf of bread, and you give me twenty-five cents to get the
loaf of bread, and I met somebody on the street wanted something else, and I'd give him the
twenty-five cents (See?), I give them your money. If they asked me for something, let them get
it over here in this pocket and give them my money; but this is your money. And a tenth of it is
the Lord's. And Levi the priest could live by the tenth."
"The tenth is to be a tithing that's to be brought into the storehouse
with a promise of God to bless it and a proof. He said, "If you don't
believe it, come and prove Me and see if I won't do it." See? That's
right." "The tithing goes into the church for the pastor and so forth
like that to live on. And then the building funds and things like that
is a separate fund altogether. Now, that is Scriptural. One time
when we get started, I want to take a night. . . I've went here some
time ago before I left the tabernacle and taken about two or three
weeks and just on subjects like that and went plumb through it and
showed what tithings was in the church" (C.O.D., p. 680:Q161).
In Branham Tabernacle there was "a little box on the back where they put their tithes in"
(Jehovah Jireh, #56-1209E).
Question: Should a person pay tithes to an individual, or should a Christian work?
"Sure he should. He's the one man that will work, is a Christian. "Pay tithes to an individual?" It
depends on who the individual is. See? That's right. In Hebrews the 7th chapter, when
Abraham, returning from the slaughter of the kings met Melchisedec, he paid Him a tithe. That
was Melchisedec, the King of Salem, which is King of Peace, and King of Righteousness, which
was nobody but God Himself. See?"
"But when you pay tithings . . . Really, where you owe tithings is where you get your food.
"Bring ye all your tithings into My storehouse, saith the Lord. (That right?) And prove Me
herewith saith God, that if I'll not open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that you
would not have room enough to receive it." I challenge any man or woman that's not a tithe
payer to accept that."
"I could stand here till in the morning, telling you just what happened when I seen that, and
what condition I was in. But just as loyal as I ever could, I paid tithes. And when I took my own
money from the church here or from my campaigns, I'd take more. . . I'd give a tenth. Then I'd
give it out to the ministers, and give the rest of it to ministers. Then when I couldn't do that,
then the thing I did, I kept ten percent and give God ninety. And then, when the law told me I
couldn't do that, I'd have to take. . . And if I did, it was going to be charged to it, then I had to
take and bypass it into foreign missions and so forth, and then just take a wage out of that of a
hundred dollars a week; and I pay my tithes from that."
"Yes, sir. I believe in paying tithes. It's one of God's blessings that's proven to be a blessing.
You say, "That's of the Old Testament." It is of the New Testament too. Yes, sir" (C.O.D., p.
1034: Q307).
When Brother Branham was in court over the income tax matter his attorney asked: "How do
you get your money?"


I said, "What people send me." I'm looking in the face of people right now that sends me tithing
continually. I never ask them, they just do it. That's the Holy Spirit. He's able to take care of
His own" (The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, p. 17:74).
In Summary, these are Twelve Reasons for Tithing:
1. Tithing is Scripturalordered and approved of God in the Old and New Testaments.
2. Tithing teaches the true worshippers of the Lord Jesus Christ to put God and His work
3. Tithing teaches us to recognize and acknowledge God's ownership of our lives.
4. Tithing is an act of worship.
5. Tithing gives us more confidence in our prayers to God.
6. Tithing invokes God's blessings upon the tithe-giver.
7. Tithing tends to increase the tithe-giver's ability to give more than just a tenth of his
or her income.
8. Tithing allows tithe-givers an opportunity to receive from God His blessings as they
give Him their tithes.
9. Tithing creates a commanding position of stewardship in the lives of Christians.
10. Tithing increases the tithe-giver's influence over others to follow his example to
practice tithing.
11. Tithing is giving in a systematic manner rather than an emotional or spasmodic
12. Tithing causes the tithe-giver to give freely and spontaneously rather than waiting
for an appeal.
Brethren, If we neglect to pay tithes and offerings we are robbing God of His portion and
consequently robbing ourselves of His blessing and testifying we are not in His Bride and not in
the rapture. We have to ensure we are among God's tenth. Those who are not faithful in tithe
paying will have no part in the rapture and translation. The rapture has been in process since
Christ opened the Seven Seals in 1963 and revealed them through His prophetthe New
Testament Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 and Matthew 17:11. Thus the translation of the faithful living
Saints may be sooner than you think. Those with the Spirit of God will understand and obey the
revealed Word but those who know to do righteousness but refuse it are in iniquity and will
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