Tithing and Alms
  • Tithing is payment of a tenth unto the servants of Alahayim. 

H4643
Original: מעשׂרה מעשׂר מעשׂר
BDB Definition: tithe, tenth part, payment of a tenth part
Strong's Definition: From H6240; a tenth ; especially a tithe: - tenth (part), tithe (-ing).

  •  Jacob paid tithes to the minister of Alahayim before the temple was built. In his days, tithes were ordained on the heavenly tables as a law.

Jubilees 32:1-10
[1]And he abode that night at Bethel, and Levi dreamed that they had ordained and made him the priest of the Most High Ala, him and his sons for ever; and he awoke from his sleep and blessed Ahayah.
[2]And Jacob rose early in the morning, on the fourteenth of this month, and he gave a tithe of all that came with him, both of men and cattle, both of gold and every vessel and garment, yea, he gave tithes of all.

3. And in those days Rachel became pregnant with her son

Benjamin. And Jacob counted his sons from him upwards and Levi fell to the portion of Ahayah, and his father clothed him in the garments of the priesthood and filled his hands.

4. And on the fifteenth of this month, he brought to the altar fourteen oxen from amongst the cattle, and twenty-eight rams, and forty-nine sheep, and seven lambs, and twenty-one kids of the goats as a burnt-offering on the altar of sacrifice, well pleasing for a sweet savour before Alahayim.

5. This was his offering, in consequence of the vow which he had vowed that he would give a tenth, with their fruit offerings and their drink-offerings.

6. And when the fire had consumed it, he burnt incense on the fire over the fire, and for a thank-offering two oxen and four rams and four sheep, four he-goats, and two sheep of a year old, and two kids of the goats; and thus he did daily for seven days.

7. And he and all his sons and his men were eating (this) with joy there during seven days and blessing and thanking Ahayah, who had delivered him out of all his tribulation and had given him his vow.

8. And he tithed all the clean animals, and made a burnt sacrifice, but the unclean animals he gave (not) to Levi his son, and he gave him all the souls of the men.

9. And Levi discharged the priestly office at Bethel before Jacob his father in preference to his ten brothers, and he was a priest there, and Jacob gave his vow: thus he tithed again the tithe to Ahayah and sanctified it, and it became holy unto Him.

10. And for this reason it is ordained on the heavenly tables as a law for the tithing again the tithe to eat before Ahayah from year to year, in the place where it is chosen that His name should dwell, and to this law there is no limit of days for ever.

 

  • Our tithes are what we owe unto Alahayim and it is to be given to his ministers of the Church even as it was done unto the Apostles.

Acts of Peter Chapter 30

Now on Ahayah’s day, as Peter discoursed unto the brethren and exhorted them unto the faith of Meshiyacha, there being present many of the senate and many knights and rich women and matrons, and being confirmed in the faith, one woman that was there, exceeding rich, which was surnamed Chryse because every vessel of hers was of gold -for from her birth she never used a vessel of silver or glass, but golden ones only- said unto Peter: Peter, thou servant of Alahayim, he whom thou callest Alahayim appeared unto me in a dream and said: Chryse, carry thou unto Peter my minister ten thousand pieces of gold; for thou owest them to him. I have therefore brought them, fearing lest some harm should be done me by him that appeared unto me, which also departed unto heaven. And so saying, she laid down the money and departed. And Peter seeing it glorified the Adọnọ, for that they that were in need should be refreshed. Certain, therefore, of them that were there said unto him: Peter, hast thou not done ill to receive the money of her? for she is ill spoken of throughout all Rome for fornication, and because she keepeth not to one husband, yea, she even hath to do with the young men of her house. Be not therefore a partner with the table of Chryse, but let that which came from her be returned unto her. But Peter hearing it laughed and said to the brethren: What this woman is in the rest of her way of life, I know not, but in that I have received this money, I did it not foolishly; for she did pay it as a debtor unto Meshiyacha, and giveth it unto the servants of Meshiyacha: for he himself hath provided for them. 

  • The ministers minister the spiritual things and the people give their carnal things for the furtherance of the Church.

1 Corinthians 9:13-14
[13]Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?
[14]Even so hath the Adono ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

 

  • This is why people were giving their things unto the apostles to distribute for the ministry of the Church

 Israelites did it.
Acts 4:34-37
[34]Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
[35]And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
[36]And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
[37]Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.


Gentiles did it too.
Romans 15:26-28
[26]For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
[27]It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
[28]When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.


The minister of Alahayim use the tithes for the righteousness of Alahayim
Acts of Peter 
Chapter 30.... And so saying, she laid down the money and departed. And Peter seeing it glorified the Adọnọ,
for that they that were in need should be refreshed. ...
Acts of Peter the coptic fragment
Thereafter Ptolemaeus died, departing out of this life, and went unto his Adọnọ: and when he made his will he bequeathed a piece of land in the name of my daughter, because through her he had believed in Alahayim and was made whole. But I unto whom the disposition thereof fell, exercised it with great carefulness
: I sold the land, and Alahayim alone knoweth neither I nor my daughter (received the price). I sold the land and kept nought back of the price, but gave all the money unto the poor. 

 

  • Paul exhorted the Churches to pay to whom it is due in the Church and it was in reference to the ministers of Alahayim. 

Rom 13:1  

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of Alahayim: the powers that be are ordained of Alahayim. 

Rom 13:4 

 For he is the minister of Alahayim to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of Alahayim, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 
Rom 13:5 

 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 
Rom 13:6  

For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are Alahayim's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 
Rom 13:7 

 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 

 

  • Yache also admonishes that paying tithes while ommitting the fruits of the spirit is not well, hence we harp on the weightier matters first, while not negletting the smaller matters

Matthew 23:23-24
[23]Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe G586 of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.


Definition:
G586
Original: ἀποδεκατόω
Transliteration: apodekatoō
Phonetic: ap-od-ek-at-o'-o
Strong's Definition: From G575and G1183; to tithe (as debtor or creditor): - (give, pay, take) tithe

 

  • Our tithes are paying our debts unto Alahayim as Peter said of the woman who paid her debt unto Lord Yache. 

[24]Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

  • As one can see the camel is the fruits of the spirit so it is more needful to focus on those and  it will make tithing profitable because we wont be blind anymore by tithing but not bearing the fruits.

 

Understanding Alms

 

  • Now in regards to giving alms, that is different than tithing.

Tobit 4:7-11,16-17
[7]Give alms of thy substance; and when thou givest alms, let not thine eye be envious, neither turn thy face from any poor, and the face of Alahayim shall not be turned away from thee.
[8]If thou hast abundance give alms accordingly: if thou have but a little, be not afraid to give according to that little:
[9]For thou layest up a good treasure for thyself against the day of necessity.
[10]Because that alms do deliver from death, and suffereth not to come into darkness.
[11]For alms is a good gift unto all that give it in the sight of the most High.
[16]Give of thy bread to the hungry, and of thy garments to them that are naked; and according to thine abundance give alms: and let not thine eye be envious, when thou givest alms.
[17]Pour out thy bread on the burial of the just, but give nothing to the wicked.
Ecclesiasticus 12:1-7
[1]When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits.
[2]Do good to the holy man, and thou shalt find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the most High.
[3]There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms.
[4]Give to the holy man, and help not a sinner.
[5]Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the unholy: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: for else thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him.
[6]For the most High hateth sinners, and will repay vengeance unto the unholy, and keepeth them against the mighty day of their punishment.
[7]Give unto the good, and help not the sinner.
Tobit 12:5-10
[5]So he called the angel, and he said unto him, Take half of all that ye have brought and go away in safety.
[6]Then he took them both apart, and said unto them, Bless Alahayim, praise him, and magnify him, and praise him for the things which he hath done unto you in the sight of all that live. It is good to praise Alahayim, and exalt his name, and honourably to shew forth the works of Alahayim; therefore be not slack to praise him.
[7]It is good to keep close the secret of a king, but it is honourable to reveal the works of Alahayim. Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you.
[8]Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold:
[9]For alms doth deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin. Those that exercise alms and righteousness shall be filled with life:
[10]But they that sin are enemies to their own life.

 

  • So giving alms without righteousness is to no avail, hence if we give alms without having the fruits of the spirit which is the end of the commandment, we are nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3
[3]And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

 

  • Yache gave admonision on alms

G1654
Original: ἐλεημοσύνη
Transliteration: eleēmosunē
Phonetic: el-eh-ay-mos-oo'-nay
Thayer Definition:
mercy, pity especially as exhibited in giving alms, charity, the benefaction itself, a donation to the poor, alms
Origin: from G1656
Strong's Definition: From G1656; compassionateness, that is, (as exercised towards the poor) beneficence, or (concretely) a benefaction: - alms (-deeds).
Matthew 6:1-4
[1]Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
[2]Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
[3]But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
[4]That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Admonitions on Tithes and Alms

  • We also encourage brothers and sisters not to think tithing and offering alone will save them because righteousness is still required.

 

Tobit 12:8-10
[8]Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold:
[9]For alms doth deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin. Those that exercise alms and righteousness shall be filled with life:
[10]But they that sin are enemies to their own life.
Tobit 14:11
[11]Wherefore now, my son, consider what alms doeth, and how righteousness doth deliver. When he had said these things, he gave up the ghost in the bed, being an hundred and eight and fifty years old; and he buried him honourably.
Ecclesiasticus 3:30-31
[30]Water will quench a flaming fire; and alms maketh an atonement for sins.
[31]And he that requiteth good turns is mindful of that which may come hereafter; and when he falleth, he shall find a stay.
Ecclesiasticus 12:4,7
[4]Give to the holy man, and help not a sinner.
[7]Give unto the good, and help not the sinner.
1 Corinthians 13:3
[3]And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

  • There are punishments for being self justified just because we give alms but didn't wok rightgeousness.

Apocalupse of Peter Chapter 12 

 And near by this place of torment shall be men and women dumb and blind, whose raiment is white. They shall crowd one upon another, and fall upon coals of unquenchable fire. These are they that give alms and say: We are righteous before Alahayim: whereas they have not sought after righteousness. Ezrael the angel of Alahayim shall bring them forth out of this fire and establish a judgement of decision. This then is their judgement. A river of fire shall flow and all judgement (they that are judged) shall be drawn down into the middle of the river. And Uriel shall set them there.

Apocalypse of Paul
40. And I observed and saw men and women clothed in bright garments,
having their eyes blind, placed in a pit, and I asked: Sir, who are these? And he said to me: These are of the people who did alms, and knew not the Lord Alahayim, for which reason they unceasingly pay the proper penalties.

 

  • This is why the pharisees and those which tithe and give alms and do charitable acts but don't work righteousness are referred to as blind.

 

Matthew 15:13-14

[13]But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

[14]Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Identifying the ministers of Alahayim

  • One is encouraged to identify the true ministers of Alahayim to render one's due unto Ahayah Alahayim. The scriputres give understanding of how to identify the Lord Yache's ministers as well.

Joh 15:8  

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  

Joh 15:10  

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 
Joh 15:11  

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 
Joh 15:12  

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 

2Co 6:4 

 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of Alahayim, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 
2Co 6:5  

In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 
2Co 6:6  

By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by love unfeigned, 
2Co 6:7  

By the word of truth, by the power of Alahayim, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 
2Co 6:8  

By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 
2Co 6:9 

 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 
2Co 6:10 

 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

1Pe 5:2  

Feed the flock of Alahayim which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 
1Pe 5:3  

Neither as being lords over Alahayim's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

  • On must be mindful in these times because there are many false Christs and false prophets who have transformed themselves into the ministers of righteousness, but ye shall know them by their fruit, so if they walk not in the fruits of the Spirit sincerely, from such turn away. 

Mat 24:4  

And Yache answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 
Mat 24:5  

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 

Mat 7:15  

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 
Mat 7:16  

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 
Mat 7:17  

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 
Mat 7:18  

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 
Mat 7:19 

 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 
Mat 7:20

 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 

2Pe 2:1 

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Adono that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 
2Pe 2:2  

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 
2Pe 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. 

2Pe 2:10  

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 

2Pe 2:14  

Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 
2Pe 2:15  

Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 
2Pe 2:16  

But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 
2Pe 2:17  

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 
2Pe 2:18  

For when they speak 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. 
2Pe 2:19  

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 
2Pe 2:20  

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Adono and Saviour Yache Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 
2Pe 2:21  

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 
2Pe 2:22  

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 

2Co 11:13  

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

1Ti 4:1 

 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 
1Ti 4:2  

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

2Ti 3:1 

 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 
2Ti 3:2  

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 
2Ti 3:3  

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 
2Ti 3:4  

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of Alahayim; 

2Ti 3:6  

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 
2Ti 3:7  

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 

2Ti 3:5 

 Having a form of holiness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away
2Co 11:14  

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 
2Co 11:15  

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works

Sir 12:1  

When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits. 
Sir 12:2  

Do good to the holy man, and thou shalt find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the most High. 
Sir 12:3  

There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms. 
Sir 12:4  

Give to the holy man, and help not a sinner. 
Sir 12:5  

Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the unholy: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: for else thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him. 
Sir 12:6  

For the most High hateth sinners, and will repay vengeance unto the unholy, and keepeth them against the mighty day of their punishment. 
Sir 12:7  

Give unto the good, and help not the sinner.