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WHO WAS ROBBING GOD?

 THE REASON THAT I'M WRITING THIS IS BECAUSE IT WAS IN MY SPIRIT TO WRITE. I HAVE WRITTEN IN THE PAST ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IN OLD TESTAMENT TITHING VERSES NEW TESTAMENT GIVING. BUT WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS TO GIVE YOU SOME MORE INSIGHT CONCERNING THE BOOK OF MALACHI AND ABOUT TITHING AND WHO WAS ROBBING GOD. I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS ISSUE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT WAS PERTAINING TO YOU. SO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS FIND OUT FROM SCRIPTURE BY RIGHTLY DIVIDING IT TO SEE WHO WAS MALACHI TALKING TOO AND WHO WAS ROBBING GOD. LET'S START IN THE BOOK OF NUMBERS 18 WHERE THE LORD TELLS AARON ABOUT WHERE TITHES SHOULD GO AND WHO THEY WERE THAT WAS TO RECEIVE TITHES. NUMBERS 18:21..AND, BEHOLD, I HAVE GIVEN THE CHILDREN OF LEVI ALL THE TENTH IN ISRAEL FOR AN INHERITANCE, FOR THEIR SERVICE WHICH THEY SERVE, EVEN THE SERVICE OF THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION. WHEN THE LEVITES RECEIVED THE TITHES THEY WERE TO GIVE A TENTH PART OF THE TITHES TO THE PRIESTS WHICH LEFT THE PRIESTS RECEIVING 1% OF THE TITHES TO OFFER TO THE LORD AS AN OFFERING (NUMBERS 18:26-28). BUT SOMETHING BEGIN TO HAPPEN IN THE PRIESTHOOD DOWN THROUGH TIME. IN NUMBERS 18 GOD GAVE ISRAEL INSTRUCTIONS OF WHAT THE LEVITES WERE TO DO...KEEP CHARGE OF THE TABERNACLE..NOT TO GO TO WORK IN THE FIELDS. WE WILL BE GOING IN THE FUTURE AND SHOW YOU THE BEGINNING OF THE BREAKING OF THE COVENANT WITH THE LEVITICUS PRIESTHOOD. LET US NOW GO TO THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH 13 AND IT TELLS ABOUT A PRIEST BY THE NAME OF ELIASHIB WHO WAS TAKING ALL THE TITHES AND OFFERINGS FOR HIMSELF. NEHEMIAH HAD TO GO AND REBUKE ELIASHIB ABOUT HOW HE HAD NOT KEPT THE COVENANT WITH THE LEVITES AS WAS MENTIONED IN NUMBERS 18. THE LEVITES HAD GONE BACK IN  THE FIELDS WHERE GOD TOLD THEM NOT TO GO. (NEHEMIAH 13:10) THE PRIEST HAD BROKEN THE COVENANT WITH THE LEVITES, AND HE HAD ALLIED HIMSELF WITH AN UNGODLY MAN WHICH WAS ELIASHIB'S FATHER-IN-LAW BY THE NAME OF SANBALLAT (NEHEMIAH 13:28). SANBALLAT WAS THE ONE WHO TRIED TO GET NEHEMIAH TO STOP CONSTRUCTION OF THE WALL IN JERUSALEM (NEHEMIAH 6:1-3). WHAT ELIASHIB WAS DOING WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE BREAKING OF THE COVENANT WITH THE LEVITES. THE PRIEST IN MALACHI ALSO BEGAN DOING THE SAME THING. THAT IS WHY GOD BEGAN TO REBUKE HIM. THE WHOLE NATION OF PRIESTS WERE IN ON IT. THEY SAW THAT THEY COULD KEEP THE GOOD SACRIFICES AND GIVE GOD THE POOREST. THEY WERE ROBBING GOD!! THE PRIESTS BROKE COVENANT WITH THE LEVITES (MALACHI 2:1-9). THE PRIESTS STOLE FROM THE PEOPLE IN (DEUTERONOMY 14:28,29;MALACHI 3:5) THIS IS JUST A SCENARIO OF HOW IT BEGAN. HAVE A BLESSED LIFE IN CHRIST!! IN THE GOSPELS TITHING HAD BROKEN DOWN SO MUCH THAT IT HAD CHANGED FROM BEING LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE, AND HAD BECOME SPICES AND HERBS. IT THEN FADED OUT ALL TOGETHER. IF THE PEOPLE ARE JUDGED BY WHAT THE PRIESTS DID IN MALACHI UNDER THE LAW. SHOULDN'T THE PEOPLE BE DOING THE TITHE LIKE THEY DID UNDER THE LAW? BECAUSE THE BOOK OF MALACHI WAS WRITTEN TO THE PRIESTS UNDER THE LAW. HERE ARE SOME SCRIPTURES ON HOW THEY DID THE TITHE: DEUTERONOMY 12th CHAPTER AND DEUTERONOMY 14:22-29. I WOULD ALSO LIKE FOR YOU TO LOOK CLOSELY TO SEE WHAT THE TITHES WERE. WAS IT MONEY OR LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE?