Here is a message to the preachers, one that they ignore (because they know not it is written to them) and instead turn upside down for their own self gain and use it to lay "guilt trips" upon our brothers and sisters to cause them to give more money.
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
The Hebrew word for "robbed" used here is qaba, kaw-bah', Strong's #H6906, and it is used only three times in the manuscripts.
It is a prime root meaning to "defraud"!
Check it out.
What the LORD is saying is that the preachers have robbed Him and His people by taking tithes into the storehouse but NOT providing "meat" for His people to eat!
They feed them fluff... like snakes and apples, and Ishtar bunnies and eggs, and "fly-away" rapture theories, and on and on!
 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Here is what the "messengers" are supposed to do:
 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD 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.
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