The Prosperity Doctrine
“Prosperity theology (sometimes referred to as the prosperity gospel or the health and wealth gospel)[A] is a Christian religious doctrine which claims the Bible teaches that financial blessing is the will of God for Christians. The doctrine teaches that faith, positive speech, and donations to Christian ministries will always increase one’s material wealth.”
“Churches in which the prosperity gospel is taught are often non-denominational and usually directed by a sole pastor or leader, although some have developed multi-church networks that bear similarities to denominations. Such churches typically set aside extended time to teach about giving and request donations from the congregation, encouraging positive speech and faith.”
“Wealth is interpreted in prosperity theology as a blessing from God, obtained through a spiritual law of positive confession and visualization.”
There are those that prophesy and teach that there is wealth and health on the horizon for the people of Yahuwah, but what do The Scriptures say about this matter?
The Prophets Are Like Foxes
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 13:2-5
2 “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Yahsharahal that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of Yahuwah; 3 Thus saith the Master Yahuwah; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! 4 O Yahsharahal, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. 5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Yahsharahal to stand in the battle in the day of Yahuwah.”
The prophets are making up lies from out of their own hearts. The prophets are likened to foxes in the desert which are hungry and seek only to fill their own belly. The prophets are giving the people a message that looks good on the surface, but provides no spiritual protection at all. The prophets are not giving the people the spiritual food that they need to help them stand in the day of Yahuwah.
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 13:6-9
6 “They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, Yahuwah saith: and Yahuwah hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. 7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, Yahuwah saith it; albeit I have not spoken? 8 Therefore thus saith the Master Yahuwah; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Master Yahuwah. 9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Yahsharahal, neither shall they enter into the land of Yahsharahal; and ye shall know that I am the Master Yahuwah.
This future prophecy prophesies that when Creator Yahuwah deals with the false prophets, part of their punishment will be non-admittance into the Kingdom of Yahuwah. Why?
They Prophesy The Lie Of Peace
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 13:10
10 “Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:”
From a prophetic and spiritual perspective, the untempered morter in the wall represents the spiritual foundation the false prophets are equipping the people with. The morter of the people is weak because they are not being taught the truth which is the advanced message from Yahuwah that persecution, destruction, and desolation is prophesied to come and who will be able to stand in the day of Yahuwah if they are not aware of the true message. A message of “prosperity” and “wealth and health” is a message of peace. Those who are teaching this message will not be welcome in the Kingdom of Yahuwah because through this message they will cause many to be deceived.
The Two Kinds Of Wealth
The Scriptures speak of two kinds of wealth in relation to the people of Yahuwah. There is financial (tangible) wealth and there is spiritual wealth. The prosperity doctrine teaches that Yahuwah promises financial wealth to His people and will reward His people with financial wealth “if” they give and support a particular ministry, but The Scriptures prophesy a different outlook for the people of Yahuwah.
Yahuwshuwah Was Financially Poor And Homeless
57 “And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.” 58 And Yahuwshuwah said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath no where to lay his head.
Yahuwshuwah let this man know that he was poor and homeless and that if he wanted to follow him, this is one of the conditions he would be subject to.
The Disciples Were Financially Poor And Homeless
Matthew 19:16-17, 20-22
16 “And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, Yahuwah: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
20 “The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Yahuwshuwah said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.”
This request of Yahuwshuwah is what his disciples were required to do when he asked his disciples to follow him. The disciples chose to be financially poor and homeless with Yahuwshuwah.
Yohn (John) The Baptist Was Poor
Matthew 3:1 “In those days came Yohn (John) the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Yahuwdyah,”
Matthew 3:4 “And the same Yohn had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.”
Yohn the Baptist lived off of what he could find naturally of the land of Yahsharahal. Yahuwah wants us to know the condition of His people in the first century. Most of them were poor.
Shauwl (Paul) Was Poor
1 Corinthians 4:11 “Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
30 “And Shauwl (Paul) dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31 Preaching the kingdom of Yahuwah, and teaching those things which concern the Master Yahuwshuwah Mashyach, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”
Shauwl and some of the other disciples were so poor that at times they were reduced to nakedness, but eventually the state of Shauwl’s finances got better and he was able to rent a house just like some of us in our modern times who cannot afford to buy a home, but have to rent.
The Saints Took Up Donations For The Poor
1 Corinthians 16:1-2
1 “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the congregations of Galatia, even so do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as Yahuwah hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”
We know that “every one of you” excludes the poor because that is who they were taking the collection up for. Also, this is not an order to do this on “every” first day of the week. This is a reference to a one time storing up for the poor as needed on the next first day of the week. Donations and gifts “can” be in the form of money.
The Saints Are Rich
Revelation 2:9 “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Yahuwdy, and are not, but are the synagogue of Shatan (Satan).”
In this verse, the saints are described as being poor and rich at the same time. How are the saints rich?
Yahuwshuwah was financially poor and homeless during his ministry and his disciples chose to be financially poor and homeless with him. Shauwl (Paul) describes himself as having even been reduced to nakedness. They were financially poor, and so will most of the people of Yahuwah in these last days who are rejected by the secular world. However, the saints should be focused on acquiring spiritual riches (such as building faith, truth, wisdom, knowledge, character, love, etc). This is what makes the people of Yahuwah rich. Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah are aware that many of the members of the congregation will be financially poor under the circumstances of persecution in these last days. Do you know that you are poor?
Not Many Saints Are Financially Rich
1 Corinthians 1:26-28
“26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But Yahuwah hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and Yahuwah hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath Yahuwah chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:”
Shauwl (Paul) ask the members of the congregation to look at themselves and to look at the members in the congregation around them and to observe that many of them were financially poor and not nobles (of wealthy birth).
The Poor Exist To Test The Rich
Deuteronomy 15:11 “For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.”
Deuteronomy 24:19 “When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that Yahuwah thy Alahayam may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.”
9 “And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. 10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am Yahuwah your Alahayam.
Let Me Digress: The Fruit Of The Vine
Notice that Yahuwah tells His people to do not gather every grape of their vineyard. One of the main things the children of Yahsharahal did with the fruit of the grapevine is to make wine. There are those who get angry with the poor who receive food stamps and other benefits when they see them drinking wine at a gathering, but as you can see, Yahuwah made provisions for the poor to have wine too, whether they wanted to drink it, sell it, or not go empty-handed to a family gathering. I mention this because there are those who are complaining about people who receive food stamps and purchase items like soda pop and potato chips and they are making laws or trying to make laws to forbid this under the pretense that these items are unhealthy for the poor. If the items are unhealthy for the poor, they are just as unhealthy for the rich and the rich should not purchase them either. These items should be removed from the grocery shelf if they are unhealthy. Yahuwshuwah and his disciples were poor and homeless, but they drank wine for the Passover.
Matthew 12:1 “At that time Yahuwshuwah went on the shabath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.”
Yahuwshuwah and his disciples did not own this field, but they ate from out of the edges and outskirts of the field of the people of Yahsharahal who were better off or rich based upon the law Yahuwah established for the poor to ensure that the poor had something to eat. This is one of the ways Yahuwshuwah and his disciples were able to survive.
Deuteronomy 24:20 “When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.”
Yahuwah established laws that ensured that the poor among Yahsharahal and the foreigners who visited the land of Yahsharahal had something to eat. Our treatment of and what we give to the poor, strangers, fatherless, and widows is directly tied to the blessings we receive from the Creator Yahuwah, and not what we give to a ministry. We need to make sure that if we give to a ministry, that some of it is going to the poor. When Yahuwah sends His Son Yahuwshuwah Mashyach to gather His people from out of captivity and bring them into the land of Yahsharahal, it is at this time that the people of Yahuwah will have financial wealth. The coming of The Kingdom of Yahuwah will be a time of prosperity, riches, and blessings for the people of Yahuwah.
Gog And Magog Will Covet The Prosperity And Wealth Of The Saints
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 38:1-14
1 “And the word of Yahuwah came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 And say, Thus saith the Master Yahuwah; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.”
7 “Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. 8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Yahsharahal, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. 10 Thus saith the Master Yahuwah; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: 11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,”
12 “To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? 14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Master Yahuwah; In that day when my people of Yahsharahal dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?”
This prophecy will be fulfilled “after” the one thousand year rest. The wicked among Gog and Magog and their associates will decide to invade and rob the Kingdom of Yahuwah for its prosperity and riches. The people of Yahuwah will have rest and safety, cattle, goods, silver, and gold, unlike what it will be like outside the Kingdom of Yahuwah.
Yahuwah Has Not Promised Financial Wealth To All His People In This Age
Proverbs 22:16 “He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.”
Matthew 25:35 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:”
It is true that Yahuwah made some of His people exceedingly rich like Abaraham, Yahtsachaq (Isaac), Yaaqob (Jacob), King Duwad (David), King Shalamah (Solomon), Yob (Job), and the rich man who donated his tomb for the burial of Yahuwshuwah, just to name a few, but Yahuwah also prophesies that there will always be poor people in the land that Yahuwah will use to test the rich until eternity is ushered in. Yahuwah has nothing against being rich, but He does have something against those who neglect the poor, and He has something against those who get ill-gotten gains of riches. Furthermore, the people of Yahuwah need to make sure they are not giving unnecessarily to the rich who do not need it when there are poor people who do need it.
The prosperity doctrine of financial wealth is a false doctrine.
The Prosperity Doctrine Of Health
While the prophets, ministers, and pastors preach the prosperity doctrine of health, we have the following current issues that may potentially affect our health all around us as evidence of their lie:
3. designer disease
4. human trafficking
5. food control
6. food contamination
7. stem cell research
8. weather control
9. mind control
10. fluoridation of water
11. infertile seeds
12. mass murder
14. organ trafficking
15. suppressed secret cures
16. dna manipulation
18. dangerous vaccines
19. human brain implants
21. secret technology that kills remotely
22. hormone in food
23. FEMA camps
There is nothing healthy about these current issues. The members of a lot of the churches are unaware of these things because their prophets, ministers, and pastors are not preaching about these things and other future calamities to come. They preach financial wealth and health while the heavens and the earth are falling apart around us.
They Will Be Cast Into Outer Darkness
Matthew 8:11 “And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abaraham, and Yahtsachaq (Isaac), and Yaaqob (Jacob), in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
The “kingdom” in verse 12 is a reference to the Kingdom of The Beast in contrast to the Kingdom of Yahuwah. The outer darkness is the desolation which will exist on the earth from all the destruction mankind has wreaked on the earth and from the plagues and judgments of Yahuwah. The outer darkness will be due to the desolation of the sun and the moon whereas they will not give the full potential of their light. The Kingdom of Yahuwah initially will not encompass the whole earth, but will be centered in the land of Yahsharahal and will be a source of light on the earth, the children of the Kingdom of The Beast who survive the great tribulation will be cast into the outer darkness outside the Kingdom of Yahuwah.
The Prophets Will Be Cast Into Outer Darkness
22 “Many will say to me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
The false prophets will approach Yahuwshuwah with a list of what they consider a life of good deeds, but Yahuwshuwah tells them to depart from him. Some of these prophets will have the true names of Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah, but the message they taught and the works they performed were not from Yahuwah. Yahuwshuwah will go through an identification process of the people. The prophets will be cast into outer darkness where desolation is and not permitted admittance into the Kingdom of Yahuwah.
What’s In The Outer Darkness?
1. dead bodies
2. the stench of death
3. the rubble of buildings and mountains (few places of refuge)
4. bloody water (thirst)
5. burned grass and trees (little grass for animals and little fruit from trees for humans)
6. unclean birds of prey feeding on the dead bodies
7. evil spirits (which will continue to attack human beings)
8. the wicked castaways of humanity (every crime you can possibly imagine until Yahuwshuwah begins ruling them with a rod of iron)
Don’t Let Them Make Merchandise Of You
2 Peter 2:3 “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
The prophets are greedy and use words including their own false interpretation of what The Scriptures mean to get your money.
The Tithe Lie
Malachy 3:10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith Yahuwah 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.”
Once again, the tithe is meat (food and drink) for the Luwyites (Levites) who did not have an inheritance in the land to grow their own crops and animals. The tithe system ceased when the temple was destroy in 70 A.D. and the Luwyites went into captivity with the rest of Yahsharahal and lost their identity. The Luwyites are alive today and Yahuwah is not going to be pleased with those who say in our modern times that they have replaced the Luwyites under the new covenant, therefore, they feel that they are entitled to receive the tithe in money.
The Luwyites (Levites)Among The 144,000
Revelation 7:4 “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Yahsharahal.”
Revelation 7:7 “Of the tribe of Shamaahuwn (Simeon) were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Luwy (Levi) were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Yashachakar (Issachar) were sealed twelve thousand.”
We do not know who the bloodline Luwyites are now, but Yahuwah does know. Some of them will be sealed with the Holy Spirit and will be among those who will be beheaded in these last days.
The Creator Already Owns Everything
Yashayah (Isaiah) 66:1-2
1 “Thus saith Yahuwah, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? 2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith Yahuwah: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
The Creator Alahayam of The Scriptures who created the heavens and the earth whose name is Yahuwah does not need or want your money. Yahuwah is aware of your poverty. Mankind has to come to the understanding that there is nothing tangible and physical that we can give or offer to Yahuwah that does not already belong to Him. Everything tangible and physical in heaven and on the earth has been given to mankind on loan by Yahuwah for the enjoyment of mankind and for Him to test how mankind will use or abuse that which He has given to him on loan.
The Order Of Giving To The Poor
We should examine ourselves to determine if we are financially poor, but if or when we choose to give out of the sustenance of our poverty, we should do the following:
1. we should make sure that our own families are taken care of out of our poverty first
2. we should then determine if we have something that we can give to those worst off than ourselves of the people of Yahuwah
3. we should then determine if we can directly help the poor who are not of the congregation of Yahuwah
4. if we desire to give financial support or service to a ministry or organization we must determine if the ministry or organization is a ministry or organization of Yahuwah because we should not financially support or serve The Beast and Babylon and its doctrines
Each Member Should Decide What He Or She Can Give
2 Corinthians 9:7 “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for Yahuwah loveth a cheerful giver.”
Those who ask for specific amounts of money from the congregation are in error. The Creator Yahuwah knows that He has given His people different degrees of blessings and He does not expect the poor to give the same amount as the rich. Each of us has been given the liberty and responsibility to examine our blessings and give accordingly out of it. Those who ask for specific amounts of donations such as a $20 or $50 donation from each and every member is in error. Furthermore, giving with a bad attitude or under compulsion is unacceptable to Yahuwah. If we give and afterward find ourselves under financial stress and strain (with the exception of unexpected occurrences), then we did not give appropriately. The members of the congregation of Yahuwah should first make sure that the financial responsibilities of their own household are taken care of “before” they give to anyone else. We need to learn to financially manage your own household, before we try to give to help manage the household of others.
“There are two basic versions of the federal poverty measure: the poverty thresholds (which are the primary version) and the poverty guidelines. The Census Bureau issues the poverty thresholds, which are generally used for statistical purposes—for example, to estimate the number of people in poverty nationwide each year and classify them by type of residence, race, and other social, economic, and demographic characteristics. The Department of Health and Human Services issues the poverty guidelines for administrative purposes—for instance, to determine whether a person or family is eligible for assistance through various federal programs.”
Have you examined your finances to determine if you are poor?
United States Department of Health and Homes (HHS) Figures For Poverty Guidelines In 2012
|Persons in Family Unit||48 Contiguous States|
Person adds $3,960
Note: Alaska and Hawaii poverty guidelines not included.
You are poor if you earn less than the above stated figures and according to the amount of people in your household. Those in other countries would need to check their own countries poverty guidelines.
Consider Our Debt?
Even if you are above the poverty guidelines set by the secular government, calamity can strike your household and you could find yourself poor. We need to examine ourselves to determine if we fall among those who are categorized as poor by the economic measurement system we live in. By the time Yahuwah calls His people to come out of the sins of The Beast and Babylon with its mass promotion that debt means wealth (a system of having material things but most of those things are not paid for), most of us are immersed in debt up to our ears. A man can earn a million dollars a year in our modern times and be a million dollars in debt, therefore, this man is broke and this man is poor when he is called by Yahuwah to fellowship with the people of Yahuwah. This man may need the congregation to feed him. We have to consider the factor of debt when it comes to giving out of our poverty, financially helping people in the congregation, giving to the ministry, and giving to those outside the ministry.
We Need To Stop Chasing The Calamities Of The Beast And Babylon
The Scriptures give a description of the desolation and destruction The Beast and Babylon will cause on the earth in these last days. The wars, pestilence, famine, and death is not from Yahuwah. With every calamity that The Beast and Babylon causes, there are those who run out to contribute their time and their money to clean up after The Beast and Babylon. The people of Yahuwah should be preparing to help their own household and the congregation of Yahuwah “before” they step outside to assist those who are with The Beast and Babylon. The wrath of Yahuwah will not start until The Trumpet Judgments mentioned in Revelation, therefore, all other destruction is from The Beast and Babylon or it is a natural occurrence. If the people of Yahuwah don’t stop chasing the calamities caused by The Beast and Babylon, when calamity strikes their own household and the congregation of Yahuwah, they will not have a can of corn to feed their own family or to give to the congregation of Yahuwah. The best thing to do for those outside the congregation of Yahuwah is to pray for them.
Giving As A Bribe
Deuteronomy 10:17 “For Yahuwah your Alahayam is Alahayam of alahayam, and Master of masters, a great Alahayam, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:”
The people of Creator Yahuwah need to examine themselves to determine if whether or not they give to a ministry for the purpose of receiving something in return from Yahuwah (like material wealth) or from mankind (like the best seat in the congregation, a bishop position or deacon position, to be acknowledged and seen, an opportunity to sing a solo on tv, etc). This is bribery. Although mankind is prone to accepting bribes, Yahuwah does not accept rewards from the poor or rich. Yahuwah judges the poor and the rich with equality of justice.
My spirit is vexed by how the ministries and organizations of The Beast and Babylon are grinding the finances of the poor into the ground by using The Scriptures to promote lies and false doctrine that fill their bellies. They have the poor supporting them with their many homes, many cars, many planes, many swimming pools, and other excesses when Yahuwshuwah Mashyach denied himself and was homeless and ate leftovers and from the outskirts of the field even though his Father Yahuwah would have given him anything if he had chosen to ask for it. Yahuwshuwah chose to be poor and to live like many of his people. Yahuwshuwah can relate to those of us who are poor.
The church in times past that I was a member of had four tithes. It was a system of tithing in which 10% of one’s total increase is donated to the church (“the first tithe”) for its operation and for sharing the gospel with the world; a second 10% was to be saved for the family expenses during the Holy Day Feast (“the second tithe”), and during the third and sixth year of each seven-year cycle, a third 10% was to be used for the poor within the church (“the third tithe”). Besides the first, second and third tithes, there was a “tithe of a tithe” (“the fourth tithe”), 10% of the second tithe was required for maintenance of Holy Day festival sites.
In addition to the four tithes, free will offerings were expected at the Holy Day Feasts. On top of that, there was the building fund, the educational fund, and the youth fund all financed by church members. The ministers did not pay tithes, but they received tithes as “supposed” Luwyites (Levites) and lived on a higher income level than most members. I do not want the people of Yahuwah to get caught up in a false doctrine of tithes and false doctrine of giving. The tithing system has ceased because the tithing system was established by Yahuwah for the bloodline Luwyites (Levites) and we no longer know who the Luwyites (Levites) are by bloodline.
Giving To Be Seen
Many years ago, I visited a church whose minister made it a custom to have all the “tithers” stand up and the minister then encouraged the rest of us who were not tithers to applaud the tithers. This was one of those big churches that held a new service about every other hour and broadcasts it services on national television. I don’t know about the other people, but at the time, it made me feel real small to be numbered among the none tithers on national tv. This is what it is designed to do. The ministers in our modern times who ask for tithes in the form of money are in error and those who pay them tithes in money are in error. If the members were still required to pay tithes, they should be taking the ministers cows and sheep or corn and wine and let them convert these items into money if they need clothes and other none food products. These ministers do not know if they are bloodline Luwyites and should not receive the tithe. The tithe system has ceased.
How Can We Give To Yahuwah And Yahuwshuwah?
1. do not deny the name of Yahuwah (Yah+huw+huwah means I AM who exist) and Yahuwshuwah (Yah+huw+shuwah means I AM who saves)
2. acknowledge Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah as the Creators of the heavens and the earth
3. deny ourselves of the sins of the carnal man or woman and work on becoming a spiritual man or woman
4. preach the good news of the true gospel
5. watch for the fulfillment of prophecy
6. exercise patience
7. endure to the end
There Is An Appointed Time For Prosperity
There is an appointed time and an appointed place for the prosperity of the people of Yahuwah. Until the time “after” Yahuwah gathers His people from out of captivity (slavery) and bring them into the Land of Yahsharahal, those who preach the prosperity doctrine of wealth and health for the people of Yahuwah are preaching a false doctrine. Instead of giving our money to the ministries and organizations of The Beast and Babylon and chasing the devastation of her calamities, the people of Yahuwah need to be preparing themselves financially and spiritually for the time of great tribulation, persecution, and desolation by The Beast and Babylon.
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