x439........Hebrews 10---No more offering--no more tithe
The blood of Jesus is meant to cleanse us completely--immediately--that we may now "serve the living God" This again gives us the understanding that we are made priests unto God by the blood of Jesus. This "service" this "priesthood" is for all Christians--not just for "some"--not just for a select group of Levites or a specific tribe of Christianity. The work of serving God is for all--to "purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" It is to all who accept Christ as Lord and Savior. It is the blood of Christ that purges us from our dead works--and release us to serve God in our anointing.
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
The offerings are being done away with in the New covenant in order to establish the New covenant.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
We are perfected--by the blood. Our sin completely forgiven--forever--we are perfect forever in God's sight by the blood of Jesus. (as long as we do not fall from grace--as long as we continue to walk in faith and don't put ourselves under the law again. Ga 5:4* Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. But we are not all perfected but only those who are sanctified". How to be sanctified? How to be made holy? answer: serve God: " But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. (Romans 6:22)
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. This verse says clearly that now, under the blood of Jesus--there is no more need for offering for sin. The tithe was the supply for the offering for sin--therefore there is no more need for the tithe. The simple fact is that there is no tithe in the new testament. Jesus never collected a tithe (He certainly had no right to as He was not a Levite!) The church of the NT Bible did not collect a tithe. Their giving was not limited by a tithe--and they realized they had no need for sin offering to be made. They had a much more powerful way of giving they were lead of the Spirit to given they gave directly as the Spirit lead. WE cannot I believe call ourselves the "Spirit-lead church" and collect a tithe which is clearly of the law and not of the Spirit, and which limits the Spirit lead given which would occur in a truly "Spirit-lead" church.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching
This is the command of 1Corinthans 12-14--the description of the New Covenant church--in which the gifts of the Spirit the gifts of ministry and the empowerment of love are the function of the church. We need to provoke one another--(literally to irritate one another!!) toward good works--toward serving God. When we assembled--when we get together (to which we should have the availability every day of the week--not just Sunday mornings) we should be doing these things---and all of us--not just some of us.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
If we understand these things--and we sin--that is to say we do not continue in the works that Lord has given us to do, and we fall from faith--then we have no more sacrifice for sin. Again we see--the offering of the NT is not a continuous tithe--but rather the "once for all" offering of Jesus" blood.
No more offering for sin is necesary--no more blood of animals and offering of grain for sin--therefore--no more tithe.