DOES THE BIBLE FORBID TROUSERS FOR FEMALES? (1st part)

 

image of homosexualismThe book of Deuteronomy in the 22nd chapter of the 5th verse, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God”, is the scripture that readily comes to mind to caution Christian females, especially, in the mode of acceptable dressing. The first thing I do in the proper catechizing of Deuteronomy 22:5 is to ask what the meanings of the salient words mean in this verse. Almost every time I carry out this simple test a score of 2 out of 8 is the outcome. Christians, please, study the Bible! Without further ado let us go into another settlement of scriptural controversy.
The first key word is ‘woman’. ‘Woman’ has three Hebrew interpretations which are: (1) na‛ărah (nah-ar-aw’): is a feminine of [na‛ar (nah’-ar) (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication a servant)], meaning: ‘a girl (from infancy to adolescence): – damsel, maid’. Na’arah is a girl child or servant. (2) neqebah (nek-ay-baw’) female (from the sexual form). This neqebah is what we fondly call ‘figure 8’ to describe a beautifully shaped feminine. (3) ‘ishshah (ish-shaw’): ‘woman, wife, female’. Ishshah is the only one among the three that translates ‘wife’ and its first use is found in Genesis 2:22 & 23, when Adam made the first woman his wife. Interestingly, the woman in Deuteronomy 22:5 is ishshah. If God meant this taboo for the feminine gender Moses would have used neqebah. So, why only the wife? We will get there soon.
The next word is ‘wear’ which in Hebrew is hayah (haw-yaw), meaning: ‘to exist, be, become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary)’. The word ‘wear’, according to scripture, in this verse speaks of ‘a state of being’. The third test I always put forth is ‘pertaineth’ which actually includes two preceding words making it ‘that which pertaineth’ which is one Hebrew word: kelıy (kel-ee’): ‘something prepared, that is, any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon)’. Pertaineth, I am yet to read from any Bible Commentary to mean ‘a tool’! Most Bible commentary regard it as a military wear, which does not fit, contextually. The fourth is ‘man’: geber (gheh’-ber) ‘man, strong man, warrior (emphasizing strength or ability to fight); generally, a person’. The only two Hebrew words among all the sixteen interpretations of ‘man’ that mean husband are iysh and ba’al. The ‘man’, therefore, is unconnected to the ishshah as the definition proves. Let us progress to the fifth, ‘man’, which is the same as geber above. ‘Put on’, the seventh, is labash (law-bash’): ‘to dress, wear, clothe, put on clothing, be clothed’. ‘Wear’, contextually is not quite the same as ‘put on’. ‘Garment’, which is the eighth, is an interesting: śimlah (sim-law’): ‘a dress, especially a mantle’ ‘[Perhaps by permutation for the feminine of [semel (seh’-mel) to resemble; a likeness] (through the idea of a cover assuming the shape of the object beneath)’.
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Rihanna & Shakira in a lesbian show of love.
As we have seen in the definitions of the key words, the woman has a marital status (the Bible has ‘the’, a definite article, attached to the woman to indicate that this is a particular woman) unlike the man as a geber, whose gender is likely to be of bachelorhood (it has an indefinite article, ‘a’ – signifying that he can be any person). What the woman covers herself with is not the issue in this context. What she is found in is a means of communication, a tool. She becomes a man to actively perform the duty of a man (which, in this case, is an abominable act before the God of Israel). As a wife she is licenced to have sex unlike the geber who does not have the marital status of an iysh. The only way her toga will assume an abominable existence is when she sleeps with another man, who is not her husband. But the tool the ishshah is wielding here is that of a man – a valiant one – and the only way she can accomplish this feat is by having sex with a fellow gender! Sodomy had been introduced into this world many centuries earlier and God hated to see it in the camp of His people, just as the abhorrence of it made HIM annihilate the entire population of two nations. This is the only reason a change of outlook, garment wise, will ever draw God’s ire. What a lesbian or homosexual has to do, in the wandering Israelites camp, is just to change into the clothing of an opposite sex and the message is so crystal clear – they know where to meet.
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Garment, simlah, comes from a word, semel which is indicative of semblance. Simlah is a garment which presupposes that what is inside the garment is what should be expected. It is a way of calling out, “fun time” to those of the same disposition. When a man wears a traditionally known female clothe he signals to his gay male friends. When clothing becomes a code of immorality it, definitely, should anger God because of His continual presence there with them. It is not the mere donning of an opposite sex’s clothe, it is rather the evil spirit behind it all, the very existence of an assumption, propelled by demonic influence, that is why. Whatever man engages himself in without being energized by the Spirit of God is indirectly a service to the one of perdition, doomed for hell. (To be concluded….)

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IT’S CHRISTMAS

 

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“…behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem” are the words of Matthew 2:1. ‘Wise men’, the Bible says, not ‘three wise men’ (as taught by the Romish Church). The word, ‘behold’, idou (id-oo’): Second person singular imperative middle voice of (eidō [i’-do] ‘an experiencial knowledge’) is used as imperative ‘lo!, see,’ This verbal word tells you to see and come to understanding or remain in abject ignorance! The next word, ‘wise men’, in Greek, is: magos (mag’-os): Of foreign origin; ‘a Magian, that is, Oriental scientist; by implication a magician’. They were, by this definition, Gentile idol worshippers.

‘East’ typifies the direction of sunlight, hence, knowledge. Jerusalem means ‘foundation of peace’. What understanding are we being led to acquire? What is the significance of the long, arduous journey embarked by the Magi? Is their oriental location a prognostication? Jerusalem got its name from the dual hills of it; what does its involvement in the birth signify?

Long before Jesus was born had the Magi seen the sign in the spiritual realm, of a One to be the King of the Jews. How were they able to apprehend this fact? God put it there. They chose to believe what they saw, becoming the first Gentile believers. They came from a journey quite likely to take a whole two years of travelling. Wise people, only the wise, seek Jesus. They sought, that they might find. The tribe that produced the Incarnation went into a deep spiritual sleep of ignorance (quite so unimaginable)! Was it not they, Jews, who told the Gentiles where to find the Baby Messiah and later delivered Him up to be sentenced to the crucifixion: the crime of which He was guiltless?

The east is of the rising of the sun. The sun shines its rays only on the part of the earth that faces it (salvation of Jesus is only for its seekers). The effulgence of the sun’s rays issues life, and with life comes knowledge. The Book of Isaiah, chapter 14 verse 12 reads, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” The word of God contradicts Theosophical teaching which says that Christ and Lucifer were brothers. Lucifer, in Isaiah is described as ‘son’ which in Hebrew is ben (bane): ‘a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship.’ If he is a son: of the morning, then who is the morning?

The answer is in Revelation 22:16, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star”. Lucifer is a son of God, being a created angel. Jesus, as the Morning Star, is the true Light and Creator (Father) of Lucifer. Lucifer, the first intelligent created being, sinned and contaminated God’s creation, living us with little wonder why another first born, Cain, will disobey the Creator. Jesus is the original Giver of light, life and knowledge.

By the time of His incarnation, Satan had lived to the expected heinous theft (contamination) of human souls; wanton carnage of human life and an absolute hellish bound ruination of humanity (John 10:10). To Jerusalem they went in search of the Prince of peace. At Jerusalem, then a replica of humanly acquired knowledge, was the Lord not found for His peace passeth all understanding. The Book, His Word and communication to mankind must be consulted, and never that of the shenanigan calculation of cultic sorcery, lest their grave quest should fail.

The Book was opened, for it must be opened for any meaningful development, and in Matthew 2:5, “…they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet”, as the 6th verse concludes with, “And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel”. God’s mouthpiece of this verse is Micah. “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” [Micah 5:2].

Bethlehem is made of two words: bayith (bah’-yith): ‘a house’ and lechem (lekh’-em): ‘food i.e. bread or meat’. At Christmas, God’s gift, Jesus Christ, contained the blood and, of course, the bread. The blood is an absolutory element of divine amnesty [Matthew 26:28, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (confer Acts 2:38, 10:43; Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:22 & 10:18)] and the bread which is the life changing word of God, the meat we are fed to spiritual maturity and specifically, His flesh, torn apart to effect our access to the thrice holy Father, “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh” [Hebrews 10:20] confer Romans 5:2; Ephesians 2:18 & 3:12.

And on the day of His birth, when in Matthew 2:11 they saw the Babe of Bethlehem, and they reasoned without any shred of doubt, the wise men agreed, “It’s Christmas” and “…they saw the young child……fell down, and worshipped him”. ‘Worshipped’ in Greek is proskuneō (pros-koo-neh’-o): ‘to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore)’. ‘Proskuneō’, as it is seen of the wise men was not a civil homage, it is a religious adoration.

At Christmas, in acknowledgement of the holy Babe, in Matthew 2:11, “when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Gold: signifying that He is the soon coming King. Frankincense adumbrates His Priestly office while the myrrh foretells His burial (the interment of our sins).

Christmas tells me that Jesus is the Governor of the nations, the King of all kings, the last Adam who came to quicken the lives of the redeemed. He will remove the enslavement of mankind by the evil rule of the Antichrist. His eternal Priesthood ensures our perpetual guiltless stand before the throne of God. The same priesthood makes us holy priests forever before Him who was, is and is to come. At Christmas I am reminded that the Ancient of days who became the Baby of days did die and that His burial took all my sins into the grave, exonerating me from eternal damnation. It is for this reason we read, “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy” of Matthew 2:10. The wise men needed not journey any further. They had not only heard, they had seen the truth. Rest. The Bible says that, “they departed into their own country another way” because Christmas had solved the knottiest of all problematical issues: the sin question. Amen!

MOST ANTICIPATED EVE

 

 

Warrior-King                        The 24th is the unprecedented creation of a man of universal testimony who would be witnessed by man throughout history. The number 2, in scripture, speaks of testimony and of witness. Four stands for creation. Six (addition of the digits) typifies man.

Male and female testifies of humanity. Jesus sent His disciples in twos to witness of the impending Kingdom of God. Two are the covenants of salvation of mankind. A day is proven by a daylight and a night. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them”, Jesus makes it clear, in Matthew 18:20. Two are the phenomenal forces: good and evil.

Day four marked the creation of the earthly lights, a signification of knowledge, which characterizes the intelligent created beings. Four are the cardinal pointers of the cosmic major directions. Scientific understanding of creationism is of the four elements of: earth, fire, wind and water. On day number six was when (man) the cynosure of the terra firma was brought into existence.

The heavy maternity of the Virgin Mary had edged to the climax of gestation; waiting for the eventual culmination of the parturition of Him whose earthly birth is so unprecedented in the history of the universe. History was about to be enacted. The last time a Jewish prophet foretold of Him, the Messiah, was about four centuries earlier. All prophets of the Most High predicted or typified His coming. In fact four millennia before this particular twenty-fourth day He Himself said, “…between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15), in His pre-incarnate manifestation.

The prophetic ode of the psalmody cantillate the Advent. From the first to the 150st Psalm, all of the canticles speak of Jesus. Two thousand years after birth, death and resurrection which culminated in His ascension and the session, we, still like Mary, keep all these things in our hearts (Luke 2:19). As the people, all over the world, keep vigil on the eve of His prophetic entrance into our world, it should be understood that this is the most anticipated eve. As the people stretch their necks, each intending to be the first to catch a glimpse of the Messiah we should not lose focus on the reason for His incarnation.

Please do find time to ask yourself why the birth of an individual will thematically run through the entire volume of God’s own corpus of revelation, His protocol, the Bible. The reason is not farfetched. Man had for millennia, wallowed in too much sin, had felt so disgust with himself and had cried out, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Romans 7:24.

The eve is in anticipation of the redemption of fallen man. Rest from sinful nature that had bedeviled man for four thousand years! Thank You Jesus!!

 

TITHING (part 2)

 

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In the Book of Proverbs, a repository of the wise mind of God that can never go out of philosophical fashion enjoins, “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: (10) So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine (Proverbs 3:9-10). ‘Firstfruit’: re’shıyth (ray-sheeth’) meaning ‘first, beginning, best, chief’, is reminiscent of tithe in that Abram gave to Melchizedek, the best, which was placed atop the entire booty.

In Matthew 23:23, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone”, Jesus scolded them, not for the observance of tithing. He did not condemn them for taking too much from the widow who gave all neither did He speak against the treasury of the temple. Other scriptures are: 2Chronicles 31:11, 32:28; Nehemiah 13:12-13; Jeremiah 50:26; Matthew 27:6; Mark 12:41, 43 and 1Chronicles 26:20-27.

Christ’s Trumpeters’ Church claims that tithing is quite obsolete, contrary to Proverbs 3:9. Is there any scripture which makes Malachi 3:8-11 anachronistic, a scripture which will not be a verse mangled to suit an opinionated whim? Tithes from the congregation was instituted to aid the maintenance of the place of worship and to finance the bills of priests and the Levites. The church auditoriums have replaced the Temple and synagogues. What contextual verses or verse replace/s the storehouses of God’s sanctuary? What scriptures vitiate prophet Malachi’s robbing God in tithes as concerning the grace laden end time New Testament Church? Give me just one and it suffices. Tithing aids prosperity, as the scriptures prognosticate. Why would anyone want to block someone’s prosperity with an unfounded catechism? If I should decide within my personal being, by faith, to enrich God’s work with a tithe of my legitimate earning, thou trumpeting Trumpeters, what, I ask is my sin before the thrice holy Jehovah?

Many years ago, in First Baptist Church, tithes of every member was published for all to see. I went strongly against this unscriptural act (this was in the 1970’s), asking whether there was a scriptural precedence for the action. “Well, there’s none, but you see, those rich people will not bring out their money to support God’s work and they’re actually our target”. This is what the theology of inventiveness, as opposed to theology of creativity, has done to the Church of the living God. There was nothing I said that mattered. A couple of years later it (First Baptist Church) abolished it. What spirit made them adamant to the earlier act? It cannot be that of Jesus. There is no known legality of tithing in the Church’s New Testament, nevertheless we are enjoined to give systematically, bountifully and cheerfully.

Matthew 10:10, “Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat”. Who, here, is the workman and what is the meat? 1Corinthians 9:11, “If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?” The apostles, the catechizing priests are the ‘workman’ and the meat is ‘your carnal things’. The material objects of exchange, which, no doubt, include tithes, is meant. Galatians 6:6 says “Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things”. The word ‘communicate’ is koinōneō (koy-no-neh’-o) ‘to share with others (objectively or subjectively): -communicate, distribute, be partaker’. One of the things we share with our ecumenical ministers is the tithe. Paul continued in the New Testament of 1Corinthians 9:13, “Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?” This he got from the Old Testament of Leviticus 6:16 “And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it”. Ezekiel 44:29 “They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs” (Lev 6:16-18; Lev 6:26; Lev 7:6-8; Numbers 5:9; Numbers 5:10; Num 18:8-20; Deuteronomy 10:9; Deu 18:1-5; 1Samuel 2:28).

For those who still want to hold adamantly to the fact of its old testamentary root, hence its inappropriateness to Church of grace, is “thou shalt not steal, commit adultery, covet, bow down to images etc.” not of Old Testament? Tithing is a matter of an ecumenical business of choice. If you are not a believer of it then do not bother yourself about it at all. Let those who want to enter into this Church venture use it to store up their treasures in heaven, where moth cannot devour it.

What led to the famous Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”, began with, “…no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only”, of the 15th verse. It was a case of what we have in verse 17, “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account”, hoping it will set their minds to heavenly fruitfulness. Verse 18, “…having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God”. They did not, in any way, give in vain. But as regards ‘first-fruit’ offering/tithing which some Churches demand, it is not tenable in that 1Corinthians 15:20 teaches that, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept”. But against tithing can one not find any legislation .

1Corinthians 16:2, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come”. And in 2Corinthians 9:7 we have, from Paul, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” all because, “The labourer is worthy of his reward” 1Timothy 5:18. The word ‘necessity’ in 2Corinthians 9:7 is anagke (an-ang-kay’) ‘1. Constraint 2. (by implication) distress’.

On a last note Abram, considered the father of faith, gave tithe in faith, hence, only those who want to exercise faith in giving will do tithing. Do not forget also that Melchizedek presented to Abram, on that same day with bread and wine (the elements of communion) long before the Egyptian Passover. This adumbrates the blood of the Lamb (Christ) which will replace that of the bulls. It was apropos that a priest-king should adumbrate Emmanuel to come. Is the taking of communion obsolete as well? Selah!  Read part 1 by clicking here

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TITHING (part 1)

 

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Tithing, albeit an up to the individual act, is an obligatory ritual expected by God, from His children, in order to visit them with financial blessing. Because it involves giving, hence, a fashionable toga God desires to see His children dressed in. Unfortunately, some church leaders i.e. the leadership of Christ’s Trumpeters’ Church, in Ilesa, Nigeria, teaches against the giving of tithes in pages 129, 158, 162 & 165 of its published ‘The Beliefs And Teachings of Christ And His Apostles’ Vol. 1. 2010.

Abraham did not give to Melchizedek out of any forensic coercion. His reason for this pecuniary act is found in Genesis 14:19, “And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth”. Abraham gave tithes to honour the LORD in the recognition of God being the possessor of heaven and earth, voluntarily. One of the arguments against tithe is that Old Testament tithing did not involve cash. The first ever tithe of Genesis 14:20 was in gold (a means of business transaction); 1Chronicles 21:24-25, “And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take [that] which [is] thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost. 25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight”.

Abram actually gave more than 10%. Let us say that Abram brought from the war: one hundred kilograms of gold, one hundred kilograms of silver, one hundred kilograms of bronze and one hundred coins and instead of giving 10% from each of the four items he took 10 kilograms of gold (i.e. ten percent of gold) and gave it to Melchizedek, he had given more than 10%. It does not make any faith sense trying to get hold of your pen and start working out your tithes. All I do when I make money is just to decide what to give but not forgetting, however that 10% is the standard measure.

Tithes, in Hebrew is ma‛ăśer (mah-as-ayr’) ‘a tenth; especially a tithe’; and ma‛ăśer comes from a root word ‛aśar (aw-sawr’) ten (only in combination), that is, the “tens”; also (ordinal) a “tenth”; which also comes from ‛eśer (eh’ser) ‘ten (as an accumulation to the extent of the digits)’. Where ‛eśer comes from is: ‛aśar (aw-sar’) ‘to accumulate; to tithe, that is, take or give a tenth’, and ‛aśar is identical with ‛ashar (aw-shar’) A primitive root; properly to accumulate; chiefly (specifically) to grow (causatively make) rich’. Tithes, therefore, interestingly, means riches. Jacob, having struck a providential deal with God in Genesis 28:22 decided, “….and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee”, and which was done voluntarily.

Abraham_tithing_to_Melchizedek_1123-47 Tithing is ecumenical. God commanded to, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house”, and HE went on to charge us with, “and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” [Malachi 3:10]. The ecumenical position of tithing must needs lead us to the garden of Eden where out of seven days, one Sabbath is offered to God in total recognition that creationism is a proof of His ownership of all that is in existence. When we sinned we were told to offer a sacrificial appeasement; and when man began to increase in population, business was inescapable so Abram, the father of faith, was smart enough to give in honour of the true Possessor. This way the father of faith had outwitted the inroad of the cankerworm proclivity of Satan. Abram gave the best of the war booty because he understood that the angels of heaven gave, day and night, all the best of themselves, holding back nothing.

What and where is the ‘storehouse’? This is the first time ‘storehouse’ is used ecumenically, “For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God” [1Chronicles 9:26]. ‘Chambers’, is lishkah (lish-kaw’) in Hebrew, meaning; ‘a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging)’, while ‘treasuries’: ‘otsar (o-tsaw’) BDB Definition: 1. treasure, storehouse a. treasure (gold, silver, etc.) b. store, supplies of food or drink c. treasure-house, treasury 1. treasure-house 2. storehouse, magazine 3. treasury 4. magazine of weapons (figuratively of God’s armoury) 5. storehouses (of God for rain, snow, hail, wind, sea). Strong’s Definition: ‘a depository’. “Of the house of God” is where the storehouse is located. Does the treasury receive its accumulation from tithes? Malachi 3:10, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse”, God’s express instruction, is the affirmation. Do we still have the Church? Then, into it should the tithes continue to pour forth.

Luke 21:1, “And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury”. ‘Treasury’ here is gazophulakion (gad-zof-oo-lak’-ee-on) Thayer Definition: ‘A repository of treasure, especially of public treasure, a treasury. It is used to describe the apartments constructed in the courts of the temple, in which the not only the sacred offerings and things needful for the service were kept, but in which the priests, etc., dwelt: Neh 13:7; of the sacred treasury in which not only treasure but also public records were stored, and the property of widows and orphans was deposited’. Gazophulakion comes from gaza (gad’-zah): ‘the royal treasury, treasure, riches’ and phulakē (foo-lak-ay’): ‘guard, watch’ and it means ‘a treasure house, that is, a court in the temple for the collection boxes’. Jesus, who was visibly irked by the activities of the outer court traders in sacrificial elements and money changers did extol the widow’s contribution into God’s storehouse, not because she gave as little as is expected but because she did not only give all she had, she also borrowed to give out of great faith, thereby, being the greatest giver.

Treasury was first mentioned in Joshua 6:19, “But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD”. Again, in case you are not sure where the treasury is, John 8:20 reads, “These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come”. I have underlined that part of the verse to indicate where the treasury is. The question now is the relevance of tithing in this New Testament age. (to be continued in the next part)

Read part 2 here.