Arthur was on a mission this morning. He was rebuking the lies of the enemy and warning us not to come into agreement with the suggestions of the devil. Arthur boldly proclaimed that the Holy Spirit was the only Messenger whose message he would totally come into agreement with. Arthur was vehement that if a message comes through any means other than the Holy Spirit, it was suspect! Arthur was responding to several messages he received about Saints being challenged with cold symptoms like sniffles, coughing, congestion, and sneezing. His mission, before He could start the service, was to pray for the Saints to press through their challenges.
Save the link below to the PRESSING POWER PRAYER for any future battles with symptoms of sickness or disease.
I agreed with Arthur when he said that if people would give place to YeHoVaH as much as they give place to the devil, how POWERFUL we would be! It takes work, practice, and intention to give place to YeHoVaH. With the devil, all you have to do is “not think” and by default you have come into agreement with darkness and all therein.
Description of the Tithes
Example Based on $100.00 Pay Check
1st Tithe is 10% of all (100%) your increase
The 1st Tithe is YeHoVaH’s. It is holy unto YeHoVaH.
10 % of $100.00 = $10.00
Amount Remaining is:
$100.00 - $10.00 = $90.00
2nd Tithe is 10% of all (100%) that remains after the 1st Tithe
This 2nd Tithe is set aside for YOU! This is your provision for your family for the Feasts!
10% of $90.00 = $9.00
Amount Remaining is:
$90.00 - $9.00 = $81.00
3rd Tithe is 10% of
all (100%) that remains after the 1st and 2nd Tithes
This 3rd Tithe is given every third year. It is for the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widows, which are within your gates.
10% of $81.00 = $8.10
Amount Remaining is:
$81.00 - $8.10 = $72.90
In order to keep YeHoVaH’s commands, we need to understand information about the Tithes. Arthur started by giving a review of the three Tithes. I have inserted an example in the hopes to further clarify our responsibilities.
One of the main questions that Arthur answered was when do we start the 2nd and 3rd Tithes.
He stressed that we need to start the 2nd Tithe now so that we will have provisions for the Spring Feasts. After explaining how the 3rd Tithe was connected to the Year of Shemitah, the year of the release of debts and of the land resting, Arthur said the 3rd Tithe for the congregation would commence at the Biblical New Year in 2019. After the teaching concluded Arthur was reminded that we observed the Shemitah in 2015 not 2016 so the dates have been corrected to reflect the change. Therefore it was determined that the 3rd tithe begins on the Biblical New Year of 2018.
Years to Next Shemitah
Biblical New Year
Year of Shemitah
Learn more about Shemitah the Year of Release
Arthur concludes the teaching with the purpose of the three Tithes, how to properly manage our resources, and reassuring us that Father will show us how to be better stewards of our finances.
Welcome to the foundation of YeHoVaH’s economic system! Your incentive to make the changes to your budget is the Father’s promise to bless us abundantly when we keep His commandments.
Learn more about Maximizing Your Talents (Remember talents was money!)
Sharon’s Reflections on the Teaching
Throughout Arthur’s teachings, I get “zingers”. Zingers are words filled with spiritual meaning. Sometimes they are just little zingers that seem to come from left field. However, they are right on time and I believe it is just what YeHoVaH wanted me to hear. I can hear different Saints muffled gasps, sighs, and grunts indicating that the zingers hit them too.
Sometimes the zingers are things I hadn’t thought of before. Sometimes they are what I’ve known, but I see a new angle on it. Sometimes they are familiar, like old friends that you haven’t seen in a while and you rejoice to see and hug them. Sometimes they are like darts and they convict me. Sometimes they are second witnesses and I feel the warmth of the Father comforting me. Sometimes they are the solution to an issue I am dealing with and I am thankful for the discernment. Sometimes they are bringing me a sense of forgiveness from the Father and I feel loved.
When all of this is going on, I know the Holy Spirit is moving in our midst. I know that the Father’s Presence is communing with His people. I feel alive and grateful! So grateful!
Buzz on the Teaching
There were still conversations about missing the Saints that visited during the Feasts. One Sister Saint and I talked about how Sister Texas had enriched our lives with revelations that she shared with us. We had all come with the expectation to hear from the Father and we did! I had received convictions, followed by repentance; discernments followed by gratefulness; and blessings followed by rejoicing!
Most of the vendors are continuing to sell their wares and hope their endeavors will turn into substantial provisions for themselves and their families. I even had an idea that was revived and am now pursuing. This is an exciting time! I think the miracle of YeHoVaH providing the $1,450,000.00 debt free building to the House of Israel sparked possibilities and renewed hope in the Saints. Hope from dust can truly rise!
Floyd and I have done some thinking on the Tithe-thing! We know we will do it. When November’s income arrives, we will know exactly what we have to cut out to fit in the 2nd Tithe. In the meanwhile, we thought that we would start where we could. Sirius radio was due to renew; we cancelled that in the van. Floyd sells organic eggs from our flock of chickens, so we sat aside the 2nd tithe from each dozen he sold. We have envelopes marked 1st Tithe and 2nd Tithe.
This is one of those things in life where the road to accomplish it is ROUGH, but when we reach the Feasts and have more provision than we have ever saved, it will be SWEET!!
Until next time… Blessings to You and Yours,