Chapter 15:

Cut Your Taxes in Half

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On the back of the U.S. dollar bill is an unfinished pyramid with Satan’s “All-seeing eye,” and a verse announcing the birth of a secular ‘New World Order’ (“Annuit Coeptis Novus Ordo Seclorum”). But if the secular New World Order is Satan’s attempt to govern the world without Yahweh, then is the ‘Old World Order’ a world where Yahweh is worshipped and feared? And how do we get back to it? And, interestingly, why will going back to Yahweh’s Old World Order significantly boost your income, lower your taxes, and allow you to pay all of your tithes, all at the same time?

The answer is simple: Yahweh’s Old World Order cuts out the secular middlemen in government.

As we hope to detail in the future study, ‘Tithes and Offerings, Old and New,’ Scripture tells us that all tithes, gifts and offerings are to be brought to one central point, and then redistributed throughout the priesthood. This is the model that was used in Temple times, as illustrated in Nehemiah 10:35-39.

Nechemyah (Nehemiah) 10:35-39
35 And we made ordinances to bring the firstfruits of our ground and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, to the House of Yahweh;
36 to bring the firstborn of our sons and our cattle, as it is written in the Torah, and the firstborn of our herds and our flocks, to the house of our Elohim, to the priests who minister in the house of our Elohim;
37 to bring the firstfruits of our dough, our offerings, the fruit from all kinds of trees, the new wine and oil, to the priests, to the storerooms of the House of our Elohim; and to bring the tithes of our land to the Levites, for the Levites should receive the tithes in all our farming communities.
38 And the priest, the descendant of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes; and the Levites shall bring up a tenth of the tithes to the house of our Elohim, to the rooms of the storehouse.
39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the grain, of the new wine and the oil to the storerooms where the articles of the sanctuary are, where the priests who minister and the gatekeepers and the singers are; and we will not neglect the House of our Elohim.

Once the tithes and the offerings had all been brought to one central location (i.e., the Temple), the elders of the priestly and Levitical classes were then able to ensure that the tithes and the offerings were distributed fairly amongst the priests, and the Levites. This was important, for even though priests and Levites were retired from Temple service at age 50, they were still able to perform other valuable teaching roles within the priestly communities (for example, to teach in the yeshivot).

Just like in Temple times, when the Third Temple is built this system will have to be instituted again, because not only will there need to be priests and Levites who will attend to the people’s offerings at the festivals, but there will also be administrative and teaching tasks that need to be handled, and a new generations of priests and Levites needs to be trained. Unless there is some established means of distributing the tithe monies fairly, this system cannot survive, or even be established.

This system has a parallel in today’s times. There are many different gifts, and many different callings.

Qorintim Aleph (1st Cor.) 12:27-31
27 Now you are the Body of Messiah, and members individually.
28 And Elohim has appointed these in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?
30 Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.

It might at first seem that there is a parallel to the business world: that those who do a better job of preaching get more of the people’s support. While there may be some element of truth to this, this analogy breaks down. In truth there are many different callings, but because there is no cohesion within the Body today, those who are called to teaching (and especially those who are flashy, high-profile, and/or who sell His word, contrary to the Word) basically get all of the funds, while those who may not be accomplished as writers but who nonetheless may perform very important functions receive very few funds. There is also a problem in that those whose ministry is to the poor, widows, orphans, or to those living in third world areas basically receive very little support. This is a far cry from the model that Yahweh commands in the Torah, which is to bring all of the monies up to one central point, and then to redistribute it evenly, so as to provide for all of these things.

Part of the problem is just simply a function of where we are at: in the dispersion, where there is no real cohesiveness in the Body of Ephraim, how does one convince those flashy, high-profile teachers who are making good money in book sales to share their ‘earnings’ with those who are doing important work, but who are perhaps not called to teaching, or whose ministry is to the poor?

My proposal is that when we get back to the land, the graduated income-sales-tax system must be replaced by the two-and-one-thirds tithes of the Torah. As we hope to show in the upcoming study, “Tithes and Offerings: Old and New” (the notes of which are available on the Free Studies page), the Torah tells us that people are to give their first tithe to the priesthood. The second tithe they get to keep, in order to pay for themselves and their families to go up for the Festivals. The third tithe (which is given only in the third and sixth years) then goes to the poor.

Year 1st Tithe 2nd Tithe 3rd Tithe Total
1 10% 10% 20%
2 10% 10% 20%
3 10% 10% 10% 30%
4 10% 10% 20%
5 10% 10% 20%
6 10% 10% 10% 30%
7 10% 10% 20%

The basic model is 20/20/30, 20/20/30, 20. Notice that one ‘rests’ (gives only 20%) for two years before giving ‘all’ (30%), and then rests twice more before giving ‘all’ again. And then one rests an additional time before the cycle starts all over again. There are many spiritual parallels here, both to exercise, human health, learning and mental activities, and many other things that we will have to explore elsewhere.

However, because Israel has always had enemies, and because in the modern day, states need sophisticated electronic weaponry for their defense, and since the Levites are not to go out to battle, in a very real and practical sense there also needs to be a ten percent tax for the kingship (i.e., government and the military), as established in First Samuel Eight.

Shemuel Aleph (1st Samuel) 8:10-18
10 So Samuel told all the words of Yahweh to the people who asked him for a king. 11 And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots.
12 He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers.
14 And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants.
15 He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants.
16 And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work.
17 He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants.
18 And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and Yahweh will not hear you in that day.”

First Samuel Eight teaches us that if we choose a king for ourselves, rather than supporting the man that Yahweh chooses for us, one day we will cry out because of all the taxation. Is this not just exactly the situation in America today?

Some believers interpret First Samuel Eight as justification for anarchy, but this is not correct. In fact, Yahweh even prophesies that Israel would have a king: only, Israel was to have a king of Yahweh’s choosing. He was to be righteous, and he was to focus on serving Yahweh’s people (rather than himself).

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 17:14-20
14 “When you come to the land which Yahweh your Elohim is giving you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, ‘I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,’
15 you shall surely set a king over you whom Yahweh your Elohim chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.
16 But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for Yahweh has said to you, ‘You shall not return that way again.’
17 Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself.
18 “Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this Torah in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites.
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear Yahweh his Elohim and be careful to observe all the words of this Torah and these statutes,
20 that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel.

So Yahweh prophesied that there would be a kingship; but that he wanted a humble king, who read from His word every day, and whose heart was not lifted above his brothers. Basically, he was to serve as the head of the military.

Notice, then, that in Yahweh’s model, the people keep the second tithe. Much like 25% of all consumer spending in America takes place at Christmas, the purpose of the second tithe is to pay for the people to go up to the festivals, and also to pay for whatever their hearts desire to buy during that time.

Since the pilgrims are supposed to give an additional tenth to the king/government (basically for the military), but then they get to keep the second tithe for themselves and their families, basically what we have is a wash. In Yahweh’s model we still give 20/20/30/20/20/30/20, but this includes the ten percent tax of First Samuel Eight.

Year % Tithe  % Tax Minus 2d Tithe Total
1 20% +10% -10% 20%
2 20% +10% -10% 20%
3 30% +10% -10% 30%
4 20% +10% -10% 20%
5 20% +10% -10% 20%
6 30% +10% -10% 30%
7 20% +10% -10% 20%

But if this is Yahweh’s system, then how will it boost your income, lower your taxes, and allow you to pay all of your tithes, all at the same time?

Consider that in Yahweh’s model, there are no sales taxes, and no state income taxes, or gas taxes. There are also no inheritance taxes, because except for the priests and the Levites (whose duty is to serve Yahweh and the other tribes), Yahweh wants His people to leave an inheritance for their children.

Mishle (Proverbs) 13:22
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

In Yahweh’s Old World Order, there are no additional levies. The three tithes and the additional ten percent flat tax mentioned in First Samuel Eight are supposed to pay for all of government, start-to-finish. There are only two provisos: that the people must spend the entire Second Tithe during the festival season upon whatever their heart desires, whether it be a trip to Jerusalem, a nice hotel, a new car, a new TV, a new stereo, a new cell phone, new computer equipment, or whatever they desire and can afford. Any part of the Second Tithe that is not spent during the festival season is to be be given to the priesthood. And, as we hope to explain in a future study on the tithes, the second proviso is that the priesthood also partakes of a small part of the third tithe during the time they administer the distribution of the third tithe. However, the goal remains for the vast majority of the third tithe to be distributed to the poor, the widow, and the orphan (because they need it).

But still, how does this save any money?
Consider that in the modern day, with larger synagogue sizes and electronic broadcast equipment, one does not really need one Levite for every twelve other tribesmen, except in the Temple at the festival times. Basically all of the Levites need to arrive at the Temple a week prior to the festivals to prepare, and then they need another week after the festivals, to stand down. However, what will all of those priests and Levites do the rest of their year?

Man’s wisdom proposes the separation of religion and state. This might at first seem justifiable, due to the fact that Moshe (Moses) and Aharon (Aaron) were two separate people, one essentially running the government, and the other one running the priesthood. However, let us not lose sight of the fact that both men were both physical and spiritual brothers, and both were descendants of Levi.

If there are three main offices in Scripture (those of the king, the priest and the prophet), let us notice that Moshe the Prophet served as a judge, which is essentially a mixture of prophet and king; and he was also a Levite: thus there is no Scriptural basis for the division between belief and state. Such a division is not found anywhere in Scripture; and, as we will see, nor is it desirable.

While America has one of the lowest taxation rates of any industrialized nation, the average American still works until sometime in the fifth month of the year (‘May’), just to pay all of his taxes. Thus with sales tax, inheritance taxes, income taxes, gas taxes, taxes for this, and taxes for that, the average American pays more than forty percent of all his income in taxes. Then, on top of that, if he is to give to Yahweh’s work he must tax himself even more, so that he has nothing left to leave as an inheritance for his children. Is this really Yahweh’s way?

Mishle (Proverbs) 14:12
12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Because men think they know better than Yahweh, and do not wish to submit to His Instructions, men have erected all manner of secular government agencies whose purpose is to supplant Yahweh’s natural order. Men have fallen for this because it seems easier to the natural mind to set up secular agencies than to submit to the Creator’s Instructions. However, the truth is that these secular government institutions eventually create more problems than they initially solve; and thus government only grows bigger, and more expensive, and society slowly begins to degenerate.

As a result of man’s efforts to improve on Yahweh’s way, secular schools teach children not to believe in the Creation (but to believe in an alternate theory that does not call for belief in Yahweh Elohim), thus setting the stage for whole generations to be courted by the Deceiver. Rather than help root and establish families in Yahweh’s natural order, these secular government offices actually help break families apart (and then keep them apart). And while they may or may not realize what they are doing, these secular agencies are essentially doing what Satanist Aleister Crowley outlined in his manifesto of the 1800’s: destroy marriages.

I propose that the way to save not only money, but also to cure Judeo-Christian society’s ills is to assign all of these civil service jobs to the renewed Melchizedekian-Levitical Priesthood during the time they are not serving in the Third Temple. Use them to completely replace these secular agencies by assigning these functions to the priesthood. Thus, by cutting out the secular middle-men, we will save at least half (or more) on our taxes.

Under the model that I propose, when they are not serving in the Temple, the Levites will hold other professions as teachers, firefighters, policemen, judges, welfare workers (i.e., third tithe workers), civil servants, intelligence collection agents, road construction, public works, infrastructure, and everything else that secular taxes presently pay for. In this way, the priests and the Levites would take over basically every aspect of modern-day government except for the military (which is what most of the ten percent flat tax of First Samuel Eight would go to pay for).

In Yahweh’s model, Scripture will be taught in our schools as the foundational text of all learning, and Scripture will also once again be established as the primary focal point of all government. In this way, most of our societal ills would simply disappear, because the priests would be assigned to look out for the education of our children, as well as the administration of our courts. As a result, faith and the family would be restored as the central focal points of society.

In Yahweh’s model, there would be no sales taxes, and no inheritance taxes, because Yahweh has not commanded them. The graduated income tax scale would be eliminated. The only additional tax would be the half-shekel Temple Tax of Exodus 30:13, which amounts to approximately $0.12 USD per visit.
In Yahweh’s model there are no business taxes, but there are also no tax loopholes. There are no farm subsidies, or favoritism towards unions. There is only the 20/20/30,/20/20/30,/20 tithe/tax system, whereby one rests for two years (20%) before paying a full amount (30%), and then rests again after doing that twice.

In Yahweh’s order, not only are all sorts of unnecessary duplicate expenses simply deleted, but there is also a complete unification of Yahweh and state. Israel will be restored as it was in days of old, and the average man will no longer feel so wiped out by secular taxes that he does not feel he can afford to pay his tithes. In fact the average tribesman will only pay roughly half of what he presently pays in taxes, thus leaving a lot more money in his pockets.

All social complaints are handled through the synagogue via the Matthew 18 Process, and appeals go to the Beit Din Gadol, all of which is paid for by the people’s tithes. Thus the secular court system can be eliminated, as can the prison system, because justice can first be taught in the schools, and then can be administered in the priesthood-run court system.

This model is a win-win-win for all parties. The priesthood has a built-in incentive to keep Israel’s economy strong, for as personal income goes up, so do the people’s tithes, which are based on a flat percentage. Also, since there are no tax loopholes the rich will always pay their fair share, while the average man’s taxes will be cut in half. The nation will be brought back together as one in Him, and Yahweh’s Word will no longer be sold for a profit. The only real loser will be Satan.

One of the solutions often proposed by American politicians is that we ‘soak the rich business owners,’ and then spend all of their money on social programs. Not only does this strip them of their right to leave an inheritance for their children, but spending monies to fund secular agencies eventually causes more ills than it solves, as it undermines (and eventually destroys) the family. Satan loves this.

Let us also note that businesses are essentially started through capital investment. That is to say that, like it or not, capital investment is essentially what creates jobs. Without capital investment there are no new jobs. And, in Yahweh’s system there are no banks for lending to other Israelis, because Israelis are not allowed to charge each other interest (e.g., Exodus 22:25, Leviticus 25:36).

Yahweh’s system allows wealth. That is to say, Yahweh does not mind His people being wealthy, provided it was obtained righteously. However, if there are no banks (because no business wants to loan people money unless they get to charge usury), and if there are no ‘angel investors’ (venture capitalists), then where can a small business owner go to borrow money to start his new business?

Isaiah prophecies that when the Ephraimite people come back to the land of Israel, the wealth of the Gentiles will start to flow to the land of Israel.

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 60:4-5
4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5 Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.

Could it be that the mechanism by which this will happen is that with taxes reduced and capital investment encouraged, that the inventive Jewish and Ephraimite minds will establish new businesses that will dominate the marketplace economically? And that no other country will be able to compete, because with prisons abolished, social ills on the wane and Jews and Ephraimites working together in business, the combined Twelve Tribes of Yahweh will be an unstoppable combination?

The Psalms also speak of this. Psalms 2:7-9 tell us that Yeshua is given power over the nations, to rule them with a rod of iron.

Tehillim (Psalms) 2:7-9
7 “I will declare the decree: Yahweh has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.'”

However, Yeshua cannot be physically present during that time, because Scripture also tells us that the saints will rule and reign in Yeshua’s stead, with His rod of iron.

Hitgalut (Revelation) 2:26-27
26 And he who overcomes (Israel), and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations —
27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ — as I also have received from My Father….

Behold, I tell you a mystery: In Psalm 2:7-9, Yeshua says His father Yahweh gave Him the authority to rule the nations with a rod of iron. However, in Revelation 2:27, Yeshua says His people will rule over the nations for Him (as His body). Thus, Yeshua will be in the heavens, and His body (Israel) will rule for Him, here on earth.

In Revelation and the End Times we lay out our plan for bringing the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel back to the land, and we lay the foundations for this new combined Twelve Tribe government. This study can help you understand how all of these things can and will come to pass in the years ahead; and how you can take part in them.

In Yeshua’s name,

Amein.

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