Summary: To show that CHRIST or Melchizedek receives our tithes in Heaven, while here men receives it.
Who receives our tithes?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST or Melchizedek receives our tithes in Heaven, while here men receives it.
Hebrews 7:8 (Amplified Bible)
7:8 Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; while there [in the case of Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives [perpetually].
My tithes are received by JESUS, and whatever is received by GOD is multiplied by infinity to blessed thousands.
Melchizedek receives the tithes
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Here, tithes are received by men who dies
"Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death;"
Hebrews 7:9 (Amplified Bible)
7:9 A person might even say that Levi [the father of the priestly tribe] himself, who received tithes (the tenth), paid tithes through Abraham,
Men or man is any human being, men or women. We are considered finite beings, with limitations while Melchizedek (Pre-Incarnate CHRIST) has no limitations and no beginning and ending.
Hebrews 7:23 (Amplified Bible)
7:23 [Again, the former successive line of priests] was made up of many, because they were each prevented by death from continuing [perpetually in office];
Hebrews 9:27 (Amplified Bible)
9:27 And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment,
B. There, Melchizedek, who lives perpetually, receives the tithes
"while there [in the case of Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives [perpetually]"
Melchizedek, the Pre-Incarnate CHRIST is One and The Same as JESUS is the One receiving our tithes. Whatever we give to the Master's Hands are increased to feed thousands.
Five loaves and two fish fed 5,000 men aside from women and children
Matthew 14:17-18 (Amplified Bible)
14:17 They said to Him, We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.
14:18 He said, Bring them here to Me.
Matthew 14:21 (Amplified Bible)
14:21 And those who ate were about 5,000 men, not including women and children.
Seven loaves of bread and a few small fish fed 4,000 men, not including women and children.
Matthew 15:34-36 (Amplified Bible)
15:34 And Jesus asked them, How many loaves of bread do you have? They replied, Seven, and a few small fish.
15:35 And ordering the crowd to recline on the ground,
15:36 He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.