Tithing Honors My King | 5.21.23 | Sunday PM | On Fire Christian Church

Tithing Honors My King

  1. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews‬ ‭6‬:‭19‬-‭20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    1. Priests according to the law of Moses had to be from the tribe or order of Levi
    2. After Abrams victory “Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.” Genesis‬ ‭14‬:‭18‬-‭20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    3. Melchizedek was without beginning or end of days, so it means This person who was King of Salem/Jerusalem
  1. Theophany-God appearing in human form in Old Testament
    1. Jesus shows up and talks with Abram about Sodom and is one of 3 strangers Genesis 18
    2. Jacob wrestled with an Angel who was Jesus
    3. The voice who spoke to Moses in Burning Bush
    4. 4th man in furnace
    5. Melchizedek King of Salem
  1. “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.” Hebrews‬ ‭7‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    1. thus acknowledging that in dignity of office Melchizedek was greatly his superior
    2. From this it is evident that the propriety of devoting a tenth part of what was possessed to God, was regarded as a duty before the appointment of the Levitical law.
  1. Even Jacob,Abrahams grandson picked up on this and said he would pay tithes
    1. “Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.” Genesis‬ ‭28‬:‭20‬, ‭22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
  1. We never hear of Melchizedek before or after
    1. “The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. The Lord has sworn And will not relent, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.” Psalms‬ ‭110‬:‭1‬-‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    2. This Psalm talks of Jesus
    3. Therefore if Abraham paid tithes therefore so we do as well to our Priest Jesus!
    4. Jesus received tithes from Abram and so from us
    5. Through the law then God institutes and elaborates on the tithe
    6. Malachi 3:10. The heart of the people had fallen away through their giving

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