Did God give​ His Preferred Name in the Old Testament?

Truth be told, the Bible is not clear what type of name was given to Moses. Most assumed it to be personal but the bible actually is silent on what type of name was given. Names have many types, see here i.e. Personal/Title/Alias/Middle name/Last name, etc. Perhaps, Israel thought the same that they had received the most preferred name of God and so, to them, Jesus was blasphemous but, it seems they didn’t really know God’s preferred name as implied in the below verse. Otherwise, if they knew the preferred name of God, why would Christ still declare the Father’s name to them when they knew it already?

“O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”John‬ ‭17:25-26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

It was only made known to them when the Christ came and it was the name He carries.

I have come in my Father’s name, and you don’t receive me. If others come in their own name, you receive them.”John‬ ‭5:43‬ ‭CEB‬‬

“I’m no longer in the world, but they are in the world, even as I’m coming to you. Holy Father, watch over them in YOUR name, the name you gave me, that they will be one just as we are one. When I was with them, I watched over them in YOUR name, the name you gave to me, and I kept them safe. None of them were lost, except the one who was destined for destruction, so that scripture would be fulfilled.”John‬ ‭17:11-12‬ ‭CEB‬‬

Jesus is the name that the Son Carries.

Go Figure

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Transgression of the Law!

Let us examine the verse above;

1.) Did the verse said anything on “ WHO” shall collect the tithe to bring into the storehouse?

Ans: It did not. In the verse below, it clearly said that Levites was to receive it and will be the one to bring it to the storehouse.

“And the priest, the descendant of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes; and the Levites shall bring up a tenth of the tithes to the house of our God, to the rooms of the storehouse.” Nehemiah 10:38 NKJV

2.) Who then were these Levites, why were they the one to received the tithes?

Ans: As the verse below;

“Behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tithes in Israel as an inheritance in return for the work which they perform, the work of the tabernacle of meeting.” Numbers 18:21 NKJV

“And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham;” Hebrews 7:5 NKJV

Son of Levi have the commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law hence, they were the one instructed to receive it and bring to the storehouse.

3.) What was the tithe according to the law?

Ans: According to the law, there were three different types of tithes.

4.) So, in Mal 3:10 which type of tithe did it fall?

Ans: Type 1, it was a Levitical or sacred tithe since we read that in Nehemiah 10:38, it was Levites who had received it, brought it to the storehouse as they were the one who receives the commandment.

So, it is clear above that Levites were the one commanded by God to receive the 10%. They were the one referred in Hebrews 7:8 as mortal men as clearly stated in AMP version.

“Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; but in that case [concerning Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives on [perpetually].” HEBREWS 7:8 AMP

Those Levites who still collect it even after Jesus Christ ascend were those who did not consider Jesus Christ as their High priest hence, they thought they were still under the law, therefore, still collecting tithes as according to the law.

Now, did that commandment change? Ask yourself the following if you are tithing or receiving tithes:

1.) Is the one who collects your tithe a Levite who receives a commandment from God?

2.) Are you a Levite to be entitled to collect it?

Do you know that in Hebrews 7:11-12, they were changed?

“Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, of necessity, there is also a change of the law.” Hebrews 7:11-12 NKJV

So, since tithes as according to Numbers 18:21 was given in return for the work which they perform i.e burnt offering, peace offering, etc. And, this work is no more, it would follow that the 10% is also no more. Why would they still receive compensation when they were already changed to Jesus Christ, Him who is not bound with the Levitical priesthood Law since He came from Judah?

“For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.” Hebrews 7:14 NKJV

Therefore, should you claim that you are a spiritual Levite hence, entitled to collect tithes, you then just affiliated yourself to those who are not entitled to it anymore.

Do I need to say more?

In summary, Levites were the one who receives the commandment and they were changed already. A preacher who collect tithing using Mal 3:10 had changed the written commandment of God about the 10% because that verse is bound to the law. Changing the commandment of God is transgressing the law.

The verse says;

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4 KJV

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Desire to be rich?

Those who desire to be rich, I repeat, those who desire to be rich fall into temptation. But then again, there is a workaround to this. Instead of desiring to be rich, desire to help others so that someday, 90% of our income is for the least of our brethren and the remaining 10% of that income is sufficient enough to provide for our family and more than enough for an inheritance to our children’s children.

This desire needs the money anyway but the motivation is different.

In summary, desire not to be rich but desire to help others because this too needs riches for you to do so.

He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.” Proverbs 28:27 NKJV

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How do​ the Father and Son dwell in us?

What does it mean when Jesus said: “WE” meaning, the Father and Son will come to him and make “OUR” (Father and Son) home with him?

Let’s expound:

Father is the eternal life (John 17:3). The life that runs through the man is part of God- His breath (Gen 2:7). Meanwhile, the Son or Christ is said to be the power and the wisdom of God.

“but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” I Corinthians 1:24 NKJV

When the verse says, “WE or OUR” it refers to THE LIFE and Power/Wisdom. They will make that person home of THE LIFE and wisdom meaning, the moment you know who Jesus is, that day and even after physical death, though not in the physical realm, the life will remain and wisdom will also be upon that person.

Therefore, Father and Son will make him their home is simply saying, THE LIFE and Wisdom will remain in that person on the day he knows who Jesus is and accepts Him, they will remain or dwell in him even after physical death.

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The Pride of Life

Most preacher nowadays because they are being looked up to be Pastor/Bishop etc and kinda put that person in a high pedestal. They tend to look upon themselves highly to such that they feel like full of integrity and credibility and thought that they cannot make mistake, this happened to Pharisees because they were placed in a high pedestal, they thought that they were right. Actually, those that are in that position are the one prone to deception because the pride of life is there.

The bible said;

“Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?” Isaiah 2:22 NIV

“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭146:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Whether one was put in high pedestal or not, we are all the same, we all perish. Hence, don’t look up to yourself so high so that, you don’t forget to look down. And, don’t look up any human so high so that, you also can reach what that human had reached.

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Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works!

Pls note: I am not stepping on those pastors who work full time and get their entire living from the congregants offering, a 10% of it.

But, the bible says;

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 NKJV

I represent those who were unawarely planted a belief that they are robbing God if they don’t give 10% of their income. I represent them because they don’t know that they are the one that is being robbed not God. I represent them because, they have to know that they had been brainwashed to give out 10% of their income even when the 100% of their income is not enough to support their household.

Do not support these preacher because, you are just encouraging them and giving them means to deceive and collect more.

To know more about what is the true biblical tithe.

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Frequently asked question about tithe

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Don’t be like Gehazi!

Don’t be like Gehazi in 2 Kings 5. Elisha was indeed entitled to receive gifts when Naaman was healed but Elisha refused. Yet, this Gehazi did not see through it. He must have thought that it was okay since Naaman was willing to give and Elisha was entitled to it anyway. But, read what happened.

In like manners, those who say that it was only apostles discretion and it is up to those who claim to be Pastors now whether to follow them or not is exactly being like Gehazi. Apostles, clearly stated that though they have right, they did not claim it to set an example to be followed.

Is it not shameful to be called apostolic yet, does not follow the apostles in this regard?

Shameful indeed!!

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