Q: Why do pastors teach that you will be cursed if you don’t tithe using the very Scriptures that commanded Israel to tithe but will not use the Scriptures regarding the Sabbath/Feast days that were also commanded of Israel? The feast and sabbaths were also introduced in Creation (Genesis).

A: I don’t curse people, but sometimes a curse is just a lack of execution of purpose, which leads to detrimental things… which is what I believe Malachi was speaking of. Sometimes you have to warn people of the results of their actions.

Here’s another warning of a similar curse:

Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

The Creation Sabbath is eternal law from Genesis. The ceremonial Sabbaths and Feasts are different, they came after Moses, for separation of Israel to bring forth Christ the Messiah.

Not all law is the same. Context clues tend to show which law Paul is speaking of:

For example, circumcision is not required in the New Covenant because we have exceeded it with Circumcision of the Heart in Christ.

However “thou shalt not lie” is still moral law, part of the 10 Commandments which is the Testimony of YAHUAH.

Christ is prophesied all over the OT. The ceremonial Sabbaths and feasts are shadow of Christ.

When we come into the actual Body of Christ, we no longer need holidays to be holy because we are filled with the Holy Spirit.

However, the Creation Sabbath is a part of the 10 Commandments (Moral Law), the eternal testimony of YAHUAH.

So the feasts are NOT a part of Creation Law because they were given to Moses for the purpose of setting Israel apart to bring forth the Messiah.

So back to the curse on Jerusalem:

Hosea 2:11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.

That is the prophecy that confirmed the feasts of Jerusalem to cease when it was destroyed in 70 A.D. When Messiah came he confirmed that also. This is why Jerusalem is currently under Gentile control.

However when it comes to natural law (such as the tithe), curses are mainly based on the lack of obedience.

For example in Nehemiah 13 there’s another example of Israel being reprimanded because they weren’t supporting the Levites but were instead giving the portion of the Levites to foreign businessmen. That was a curse because they weren’t fulfilling the purpose of their priesthood.

They had the Levites working in the fields, but gave their spiritual enemy (Tobias) a chamber in the house of God. This is part of what Jesus meant by making a house of prayer into a den of thieves.

If you are called to build a priesthood and you don’t build it, you will lack the benefits of a priesthood, which will be a curse. This is what Malachi was explaining to Israel.

If you don’t build a house, you won’t have a house.
If you don’t grow food, you won’t have food.
If you don’t study and work diligently, you won’t have wealth.

Natural law and Wisdom law aka Creation Law can usually explain things as cause & effect. You can see this all over Proverbs. Sowing and Reaping. Input leads to Output. Creation Law is very logical.

The tithe, firstfruits, and offerings are not necessarily “heaven & hell” type curses, but simply tools to build a priesthood on earth. If you choose not to build it, you won’t have it.

Again I don’t believe in cursing people but just in explaining how God designed the earth to work. God has eternal “wisdom laws” and design principles that cover nature, agriculture, finance, engineering, as well as how to link our natural work to our spiritual worship through giving.

There’s a similar scripture in Galatians.

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

God will only allow you to reap from what you sow into. Casinos, Bars, Entertainment, Clubs, Movies, Corrupt businesses, Corrupt politics, even Corrupt churches… everybody gets some type of investment.

This is not necessarily cursing people but just explaining to them how God designed things to work so that they have awareness and then they can make the investments that they want to make.

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