@Perpetua Shulamit, Ma’am, can u pls help me explain this kos am confused here.
*Deut. 14: 22 – to the end*
*The Law of the Tithe*
*22 “Set aside a tithe—a tenth of all that your fields produce each year. 23 Then go to the one place where the Lord your God has chosen to be worshiped; and there in his presence eat the tithes of your grain, wine, and olive oil, and the first-born of your cattle and sheep. Do this so that you may learn to honor the Lord your God always. 24 If the place of worship is too far from your home for you to carry there the tithe of the produce that the Lord has blessed you with, then do this: 25 Sell your produce and take the money with you to the one place of worship. 26 Spend it on whatever you want—beef, lamb, wine, beer—and there, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families are to eat and enjoy yourselves.*
*27 “Do not neglect the Levites who live in your towns; they have no property of their own. 28 At the end of every third year bring the tithe of all your crops and store it in your towns. 29 This food is for the Levites, since they own no property, and for the foreigners, orphans, and widows who live in your towns. They are to come and get all they need. Do this, and the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.*
*10 Bring the full amount of your tithes to the Temple, so that there will be plenty of food there. Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you in abundance all kinds of good things.*
*This Chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy (Chapter 14) is referring to YAH’S FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES a.k.a BOOTHS a.k.a SHELTERS & INGATHERING a.k.a HARVEST!*
This FESTIVAL is called SUCCOTH a.k.a SUKKOT in the Hebrew language!
It is usually observed around September – October depending on how the year runs (leap year or not).
*It is the FESTIVAL/FEAST (HA MOED) during which YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST; not Yeshua) was born and circumcised, HalleluYAH hence Immanu’EL (GOD WITH US)!!!* YAH came to earth in human form to Tabernacle with us, yay!👏👏👏
*During the feast, we eat, pray, share fellowship, sleep 💤 in temporary shelters called SUCCOTH a.k.a SUKKOT (singular: SUKKAR) in our backyards* as a reminder of the Children of Israel sleeping in temporary shelters for 40 years in the wilderness!
*It is all about remembering that this world 🌎 we live in and this flesh body we live in are temporary!!! They are passing away as the Book of Ecclesiastes says hence we also read 📚 the Book of Ecclesiastes during this time of year👏👏👏*
So, this FESTIVAL is also a Celebration of *THE FRUIT 🍇 (especially GRAPES but also pomegranates, figs, dates, OLIVES 🫒 ); SEEDS and VEGETABLES of lesser importance!*
Will share more about this ASAP.
*THIS SUCCOTH FESTIVAL is a TIME OF GREAT REJOICING!* It Prophetically speaks of THE MARRIAGE SUPPER/FEAST OF THE LAMB (YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH) and THE MILLENNIAL RULE OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH on earth 🌎
*Song of Solomon 1:4*
King James Version
*4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.*
So, ABBA YAHUVEH (YAHWEH) *commanded the Children of Israel to always put aside the Firstfruits (a.k.a First borns) of their harvest to be used to celebrate 🍾 this feast greatly at a place where HE would reveal to them personally which means they needed to have PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM so as to hear HIM clearly and obey HIM accordingly!*
There are 3 Major Yearly Harvests in the Land of Israel and they occur between April and November!
*There is 👉the Barley Harvest then 👉the Wheat Harvest and then 👉the Fruits/Seeds/Vegetables Harvest! For each Harvest, TITHE was required by YAH SHADDAI! How the TITHE was given depended on YAHUVEH’S INSTRUCTIONS!* They were also required to bless the Levites and the poor and needy people which include Widows and Orphans.
This is so important to YAH. *We see HIM hammer 🔨 on the same issue by mentioning it in Deuteronomy 12 towards the end of the Chapter. We also see it mentioned again in Deuteronomy 16.*
So, relating this with Malachai on TITHES, *YAHUVEH is speaking through Prophet Malachai (Malak’YAH) to HIS People, Israel regarding this very issue: taking what is harvested first and giving it to HIM as a form of ‘thank you for the BLESSINGS that YAH bestowed upon us’.*
In our day to day age, this refers to our earnings in terms of money 💰 *however if you are farmer, it is good to practise tithing with your produce!!!*
So, the Children of Israel were being *rebuked by YAHUVEH though Prophet MalakYAH (Malachai) for forsaking YAH’S TORAH (LAW/INSTRUCTIONS) ON the Giving of TITHES when harvesting!*
Tried to explain the best I can. Hope this helps 🙏
Note 📝🗒📓🎵💌 that *ABBA YAHUVEH (YAHWEH) comes down onto the earth 🌎 yearly during THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES & INGATHERING to pay a visit to and TABERNACLE with each and every one of HIS Children who have accepted YAH’S SALVATION!*
Many miss HIS Special Visit, sadly because they don’t key in at that that time.😰