The American Wisdom Series


Pamphlet 7013

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.

Malachi 3:8
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Just about any Sunday morning you can turn on the idiot box and see some preacher misapply this verse, again because it is written to the preachers...not to their congregations!

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!

[9] Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Again, it is the preachers who have robbed God, not the people, for the preachers have robbed them too... and not just of their money but of their opportunity to come to a knowledge of the truth whereby they might have life!

Here is what the "messengers" are supposed to do:

[10] 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.
If you teach His Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse after the manner of "Thus saith the Lord" and "It is written" then you will never have to ask for money or support.

Heb 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat, Heb 5:13  For every one that useth milk is unskillfull in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. Heb 5:14  But strong meat,  belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discernboth good and evil.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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