I first want to say thank you for your courage and conviction for your rendering of the tithe system. I think it also makes for a book of some short. One of the issues and topics over looked in the tithe system relative to the new testament priesthood is as you pointed out that there are no reference's of Jesus tithing vs. paying taxes. However in account of Jesus paying taxe's, he is performing a provision of supply as directed by God for taxe's because it is not a need of the Church ( the four wall church) but the need of goverment to have supply or resourcse's for their operations. Same as you pointed out relative to the tithe system being the source for the operation of the Worship system for the Church.
Also in this account Jesus is not operating in the Title of the then known five-fold ministry gifts or priesthood per say. But Jesus is operatiing in all Gospel's vs Espitle's as King accordingly to Mattews geneology as King. Why did God reveal to Mattew this geneology of Jesus as King frist in revelation and then cause it to be recorded as the first of the Gospel's. Only because Mattew himself understood money as collector and one who occupyed the market place.
This is why Jesus did not recruit anyone from "the Priesthood" but from the Market Place's. All of the disciples were not forn the priest , but from the Market Place's.
Summary: Jesus first recorded Gospel is that of King. As Jesus has called us Priest and King's according to Rev 1:5-6 so we are to occupy dual Indentities and dual office's. And as such have an economy available to us unmatch by the world with dual systems of operation's accordingly to our known understanding of the stewardship.
The Five-Fold Ministry is for the perfecting of the Church (in the walls) unto the indentity of the Kingship or sonship indentitiy of the believer for the purpose of going into all the world ( market palce's) for where Jesus had been occupying and performing the provision and meeting needs for even fishermen whom was struggling in thier business's till Jesus came along Only to show them that if they could change their paradigm of looking for people first vs. fish , they could experience a greater ecomony of success when mending the need's of people. As Jesus is the self aluminating need and deed at hand of the kINGDOM of God operation's.
It is priest that go to God on behalf of the people and the Prophet (precher) that go the people on behalf of God. It is the King ..Sonship that go the world(market Place's) as both Priest and Prophet.
We all are called as Priest, Kings and Prophet in Christ Jesus and thus have an Economy to distribute.
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