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-Please Read this FIRST- On this site we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter “Memorial Name” of - YHVH, which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which is - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas - Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His family, disciples and His followers OVER THE centuries, even until today! However, it was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new “pagan church of Rome.” Occasionally, we may also use other Hebrew or Greek names as well as different words in our studies for certain common words used are from pagan backgrounds and thus are not suitable. All names will be translated when they are FIRST used in a study or at various times as needed for clarity. There is a full explanation of YHVH’s blessed “Memorial Name” as well as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus please read …The Memorial Name.”

The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the Lord God):

When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.

1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?

2. When was it said?

3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?

I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!

“Yahushua said to him …”

“‘And you shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your ability (meaning all your possessions). This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.’” Markus - Mark 12:30-31.

Over the years the question has been raised regarding the question of “tithing,” and it is for this reason that I present my thoughts on this subject as well as the Word based on the matter. I pray beloved that it will provide the Scriptural answers you are seeking, for sadly these days there are far too many charlatans out there, misusing the Word of Elohim (God) in order to extract massive amounts of funds from their congregations and audiences at so-called outreach sessions!

But, let us first turn to the Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the LORD God) in the Tanach, the Old Covenant and see what it has to teach us.

“A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to YHVH; it is sanctified (holy) to YHVH.” Vayikra - Leviticus 27:30.

“Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way YHVH your Elohim has blessed you.” Davarim - Deuteronomy 16:17.

“On the *first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come” 1 Corinthians 16:2.

*On the first Day” … This equates to today’s Sunday, however this has nothing to do with the Sabbath or changing the day from Saturday, being the Scriptural Seventh Day Sabbath to the pagan day of the sun god! The only reason this was stated is that money was and still is not handled by Israel on the Sabbath, thus they would lay their tithe aside on the next day and add to it as was possible.

Tithing is a freewill offering unto YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and it is used to provide for His chosen servants in ministry. However, we may give housing, funds, foods, apparel, or our time for that matter, but, we may “tithe” and “give” that which is required at any given time. The word tithe in Hebrew is “Ma’aser or A’sar in Hebrew this does means a tenth,” however this is to be taken as an example to be an average of what we should give unto Elohim! Depending on circumstances we can give more or less, as the Scriptures so clearly state … “in proportion to the way YHVH your Elohim has blessed you.”

Some are only able to give a little and this can be due to lack of resources, yet they might give more of their time and effort in the service of our Messiah and Saviour, be it in hospitality and visiting the sick, etc.

Beloved, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, sees the heart of those that love Him!

Those who hold onto a dogmatic and a legalistic law of “tithing” have lost the vision of what Elohim really expects from us, for He desires that giving should be from our heart, our soul, and our ability unto Him in the wonderful Name of Yahushua The Messiah. Therefore, “tithing,” is based on the Scriptures as the Law of love and giving!

Let us look on a few thoughts about tithing - in very simple terms I will provide three headings with scriptures that cover “how to give,” and one on “how not to give.”

1. Tithe according to your capability.

“Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea” Acts 11:29.

“For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has and not according to what he does not have.” 2 Corinthians 8:12.

2. Tithe cheerfully.

“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for Elohim loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7.

3. Tithe weekly (regularly).

“On the *first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come” 1 Corinthians 16:2.

4. Do not tithe / give grudgingly or deceitfully.

“But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet.” Acts 5:1-2.

This man and wife did a great wrong unto Elohim and they suffered the consequences because they were deceitful.

Thus, beloved whenever we “tithe and give” unto our Heavenly Father and do so as we are able, and both cheerfully and regularly, but certainly never grudgingly. Always give with love - “for Elohim loves a cheerful giver.”

You may wish to give one gift, be it to your place of meeting, or split it and provide for the needs of various works in Him. Always pray and seek the guidance of the Ruach HaKodesh - the Sanctified Spirit, for we can fall into the trap of habit, for Yahushua may have a special need for your tithe elsewhere at certain times!

“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”

Tehillim – Psalms 86:11

May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand always, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!

Ministry founder, elder & teacher: Reuben ben Gershom.

Personal assistant & teacher: Kosta Chazantonakis.

(Brother Kosta joined the ministry in 1983).

The RETURN Movement name was founded in 1978.

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Yahushua said; “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: They will all be taught by Elohim. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me. No one has seen the Father except the One who is from Elohim; only He has seen the Father. I tell you the truth he who believes has everlasting life.” Yochanan (John) 6:43-48.

 

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