Deuteronomy – Deu 14:22 Thou Shalt Truly Tithe all the Increase of thy Seed

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Deu 14:22  Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.

[Study Aired February 21, 2020]

“Tithe” means giving God part of something as an offering to Him. This particular word tithe is also translated “tenth” in the following verses:

Gen 28:10  And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
Gen 28:11  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Gen 28:12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Gen 28:13  And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 
Gen 28:14  And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 
Gen 28:15  And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. 
Gen 28:16  And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
Gen 28:17  And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Gen 28:18  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Gen 28:20  And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Gen 28:21  So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

Gen 28:22  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth [tithe] unto thee.

The number ten represents the completion of the flesh. It does not mean, to the spiritual person, just a literal tenth part of something but in reality the completeness of the flesh. In our case, it’s our complete lives. Here is the link for the study on the number  ten.

What we are to learn from these verses is that our entire lives are an offering to God; not just a portion but our complete lives. The flesh instantly says, “That’s right, I’ll do that” thinking that what the flesh sees as good is enough to offer God, not seeing the complete flesh has to die, but that there remains nothing good in the flesh that can satisfy God as good.

Luk 18:9  And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Luk 18:10  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luk 18:11  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

Luk 18:12  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Luk 18:13  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luk 18:14  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

The flesh naturally believes it has something to offer God that will bring the flesh into a better standing with God. The other night I watched a survival show where this man was trying to survive in a jungle. He thanked the god of fire, the god of thunder and the god of water. He said that if he was thankful to these gods that he would survive the allotted time for him to survive. He lasted seven days. The bugs, lack of water and lack of food got to him, and he quit. He had even made a little statue out of mud as an offering to one of the gods. My point is that this man gave a part of what he thought was good to his gods and in return got nothing but failure.

I did the same to God in worshipping on Sundays. I went to church on Sundays, expecting a reward for sacrificing that one day out of the week as an offering to God. Then I sacrificed my time on Christmas and Easter, giving God my time of worship. Is this really what God means by tithing? Tithing is seeing the angels ascending and descending upon my earth and from my heavens. Tithing is seeing all that I was, am and will be – was, is and will be from God and God alone. This includes every detail of this life, good and evil. The word “angels” in this verse also means “messengers” – H4397 and is translated such in the next verses:

Gen 32:1  And Jacob went on his way, and the angels [the same word messenger-H4397] of God met him.
Gen 32:2  And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
Gen 32:3  And Jacob sent messengers [the same word angels-H4397] before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Gen 32:4  And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
Gen 32:5  And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
Gen 32:6  And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
Gen 32:7  Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

We just read in chapter 28 how Jacob said he would worship the God of his fathers because he was promised to be clothed, fed and protected in his travels. Now he is “greatly afraid and distressed”. Jacob is not Jacob only; Jacob is you and me in type. Jacob’s life is detailed for us to read and show us how and what we are. We put our hands in the air praising God with holy tears when things are so blessed. When are needs are met, when our bank account is full, when our health is good, our children are doing good, boy, oh boy, do we praise Him! However, as soon as things turn south and life gets a little turbulent, we are the first to wonder why. “What are you doing God? Haven’t I given enough? What did I do wrong.” We forget that tithing is the angels “descending” before they “ascend”. We forget that every minute of our life is a tithe. Whatever ascends into the heavens, or what we see as good, must first descend upon our earth as evil, brought low.

Eph 4:9  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph 4:10  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

We cannot separate the evil times from the good times, for the evil times create the good times. We are being created to not do what Adam and Eve did by thinking THEY COULD KNOW good from evil and evil from good, for ALL is good to them that are in Christ. They are the elect’s examples. They were sacrificed for us.

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1Co 10:6  Now these things were our examplesto the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted [the evil of thinking they knew what was good and what was evil].
1Co 10:7  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1Co 10:8  Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
1Co 10:9  Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
1Co 10:10  Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
1Co 10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come [the ends of our worlds. The end of what we see as us fashioning our life].
1Co 10:12  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

Jacob was told that all his travels were protected, he would be clothed, and he would be fed, but as soon as he saw Esau coming, he forgot all of it and hid. This, too, was written in his book for us. It was written for the elect to learn, to see that the messengers of evil must first descend before we can receive the message that will ascend us far above the trials of the evil we experience. The darkness becomes light to us, and the evil becomes the good that ascends us far above all the evil we experience.

Psa 139:11  If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Psa 139:12  Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Tithing is not giving ten percent of something. It is giving our life itself as a sacrifice; not in some Catholic or Monk kind of way, but in acknowledging that God created our life in Christ to be exactly whatever it has been, is now or will be in the future. I am what I am by the grace of God. This is the same mind-frame Christ had.

Joh 10:15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Joh 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Joh 10:17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my lifethat I might take it again [descending so that He could ascend].
Joh 10:18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

We have been given, are being given, this same power to lay down our lives. Not in some mysterious unknown way, but with knowledge of what we are doing. This is that knowledge. The light of the truth that Christ is showing us, that we are living out the creation He has spoken into being, is good, it is very good.

2Co 4:5  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2Co 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2Co 4:7  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
2Co 4:8  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2Co 4:9  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2Co 4:10  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
2Co 4:11  For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

We can be troubled, in despair, perplexed, and forsaken, yet see it all from the hand of God for our good. All is good, no – very good. We must first descend into the pit of what we are before we can ascend into heavens and see what we are by the creation of God. This is tithing. Christ gave His life, and when scripture says His life, it means every second He lived. He gave it, seeing it as a tithe to God. He knew that He was created exactly what He was for the glory of God. That knowledge is given to us. This knowledge takes away all shame and guilt. I use the following verses a lot, but when you see we are the temple, and the things in the temple represent the works which are predestined in our lives, they are seen more than just words about a physical temple thousands of years ago.

1Ch 29:10  Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
1Ch 29:11  Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine [where is the earth and the heavens?]; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. [His kingdom is our earth and our heaven and He is exalted above all of it.].
1Ch 29:12  Both riches and honour come of thee [literal riches and honour, but we should see this as good works, the real riches, seeing your life as a tithe to God], and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
1Ch 29:13  Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
1Ch 29:14  But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
1Ch 29:15  For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
1Ch 29:16  O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
1Ch 29:17  I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
1Ch 29:18  O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
1Ch 29:19  And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart [Solomon is a type and figure of the new man, and David is a type and figure of Christ], to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

We are given several types of this tithing in the old testaments where their lives were a tithe. The first two that come to my mind are Samson and Samuel. Both were sons that came from women who were barren and had prayed for a child. These women, the wife of Manoah and Hannah, are types and figures of us. The were barren women who could not have children, but when they are given a son, the son is dedicated to the LORD. His whole life is given as a tithe to the LORD.

Jdg 13:1  And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.
Jdg 13:2  And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.
Jdg 13:3  And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
Jdg 13:4  Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:
Jdg 13:5  For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

We all know the life of Samson was full of the exact opposite of what we would think was a man dedicated to God. He chased the Philistine women, and he touched dead animals, things forbidden by an Israelite. All of it scripture says was from the LORD to seek an occasion against the Philistines.

Jdg 14:1  And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.
Jdg 14:2  And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.
Jdg 14:3  Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.
Jdg 14:4  But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

Then we have the life of Samuel:

1Sa 1:1  Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:
1Sa 1:2  And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

1Sa 1:10  And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
1Sa 1:11  And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
1Sa 1:12  And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
1Sa 1:13  Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
1Sa 1:14  And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
1Sa 1:15  And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
1Sa 1:16  Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
1Sa 1:17  Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
1Sa 1:18  And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
1Sa 1:19  And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.
1Sa 1:20  Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

1Sa 1:22  But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever. 

1Sa 1:26  And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
1Sa 1:27  For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
1Sa 1:28  Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

This is the true meaning of tithing. It’s not just a portion of something we think is holy, like attending Sunday services and going away thinking we have given our time as a tithe to God. That type of worship is what we learned in Babylon. True tithing is seeing your life as totally dedicated to Christ; seeing that from conception, like Samson and Samuel, our lives are being lived out for the glory of God. In the works we thought of as evil, it was to bring about the destruction of the Philistines in us. Then when we see this about Samson in us, we see our lives as dedicated to God in what Christ has brought forth in the life of Samuel and “he worshipped the LORD there“. What is meant by the word “there”? In that place and thought “there” we see our lives in Christ as the Creator of the evil and the good to bring about the plan He has predestined for us. Our lives cannot be seen as ours. These individual lives that make up the whole life of Christ have been totally dedicated by Christ to His Father to bring about the glory of God. This is the “there” where Samuel worshipped the Father, and when The LORD has given us this truth to worship “there”, we bring forth fruit unto Him.

1Sa 2:20  And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home.
1Sa 2:21  And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD. 

Your life and my life are made by Christ. Each step, each breath, each heart beat is dedicated to Christ for the glory of His Father. When Christ has brought us to the place where we see that the “tenth” of the tithe means the completion of the flesh, we have been given to descend into what we are by nature. When we have been given this truth, that we are barren in the flesh and unable to bring forth fruit of ourselves to God, He then ascends us into our heavens to see Christ as the Creator. When this ascension happens we conceive and bring forth a likeness of our Creator. We are given to see that what we thought was our lives was actually Christ’s, and He is living out what He has predestined for this part of His body live out. We are given to see that nothing from the past, present or future can separate us from God, for we are part of the Body of Christ. To separate our life from Him is to cut off a part of Christ Himself.

Rom 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

You notice that in the above verses the words “past things” are not there. “Things present” and “things to come” are there, but “past things” are not mentioned. Why? Because if you are in Christ, you should know that you are dead, and your life is hid in Christ.

Col 3:3  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Col 3:4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

The increase of seed in our field (our world – Mat 13:38) represents the increase of Christ in our heavens. The more Christ increases, the more we are seeing, and in that seeing, the more we are praising. This is tithing, seeing your life as Samson and as Samuel and then as Christ. We are wholly given to His service in the past, whether you knew it or not, the present from what he has given you to know and into the future with whatever increase of that Seed He gives us. Whatever the case, whatever the situation, it was all dedicated to God by Christ before the world begun unto the glory of God, all is Good, VERY GOOD.

Gen 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Next week, LORD willing, we will cover the following verses with the verse we covered today.

Deu 14:22  Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
Deu 14:23  And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
Deu 14:24  And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
Deu 14:25  Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
Deu 14:26  And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household.

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