Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ever heard of Terumah? Yeah, me either!

Today I am going to get to the Jewish part of Shane's message. In case you aren't aware, the Jewish people are some of the wealthiest. It is because they live according to the way of life in the Old Testament. (Or Torah, as they call it.)

There are many Scriptures that talk about "tithes" and "first fruits". Both are plural. I never knew why until Shane's message.

The three types of giving are this:
1. First Fruits
2. Tithes
3. Offerings

There are actually 4 types of tithes:

1. Terumah- 1/40th goes to your Pastor
2. Masser Rishon- 1/10th to your church
3. Masser Sheni- 1/10th to yourself
4. Masser Ani- 1/10th to the poor, this was given every third week.

When you live inside your circle, like I said yesterday, this is how to you use your money.

1/40th is a small amount. Terumah is actually the holiest tithe and the smallest.

There are 87 terumah Scriptures in the Bible which is actually three more times than tithing is mentioned.

Here is a quick list of some of the Scriptures: Exodus 25:2, Numbers 31:47, Ezekiel 44:30, Ezekiel 48:10, Proverbs 3: 9-10 and Romans 11:16.

Shane said, "God is just as interested in you saving money as you are in giving. Bless your Pastor, your church, yourself and the poor before you bless anything or anyone else."

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