Elisha And The Widow's Oil: Bruce White

By Dr. C. Bruce White, Madison Church of Christ: teaching Tithing from Kregg Hood and Miracles of oil and raising the dead from Elijah.

How Many Jars Do You Have?

C. Bruce White: In II Kings 4, there is a story of a widow who was about to lose her sons to slavery. She pled to Elisha to help her. He told her to go to her neighbors and borrow jars, "not a few". She did so and went to her house and began filling the jars with the small cruse of oil that she had. The oil continued to flow, miraculously, from the cruse until all the jars were filled. Then the oil stopped. It is evident that God gave His blessing in proportion to the preparation of the recipient. God has promised to bless the child of obedience in proportion to his preparation.

When one gives the tithe (10%) God will open the windows of heaven. The extent of blessings that flow from those windows is determined by the heart of the believer. How blessed you are depends on the number of jars you have?

This is not give and get theology, this is trusting God and sharing in His great work.

God has chosen to do His work through us.
The amount of blessing He sends will depend on the
size of the pipeline.
He will give more to the one who is using more for
His work.


We have been looking at C. Bruce White's false teaching on tithing. We have warned over and over that not even those of the TRIBE OF LEVI could exact CASH or take money from WAGES. The tithe was FOOD ONLY grown in CANAAN ONLY and give 2 times out of seven years to the tribe of Levi. The covenant was with LEVI but people can take the JUBILEE or MUSIC or TITHING as part of a cursed worship "like the nations" and try to resurrect pure legalism. Here is what God PROMISES those who take wages from workers of widows or orphans:

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal.3:5

Let's look at Elijah who got into trouble in condemning the musical prophesiers under JEZEBEL who is anti-typical of Inanna in Babylonia, Sophia-Zoe of ancient but modern Gnosticism and the end-time Babylonian Whore.

As punishment of Ahab Elijah prophesied that the rains and even dew would cease. God sent him to the brook Cherith for drink and promised that the ravens would feed him. When the brook dried up, God didn't say that a WIDOW will CARRY you including your retirement and vacation plan. SUSTAINING or FOOD is the key word in tithing. FOOD came from the land and the land was rented for giving a tenth 2 out of seven years, for feeding yourselves and poor Levites and priests living among you as teachers and to consume before the Lord during national festivals. There was no tithe on the 7th year. Only 1% on 2 out of 7 years went to the priests as mediators.

Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 1 Kings 17:9

So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 1 Kings 17:10

And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 1 Kings 17:11

And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 1 Kings 17:12

Remember that Elijah was given the power to work miracles. Therefore, don't get carried away giving the modern PRIESTS 10% CASH every year just because he promises that God will keep pouring oil on you.

And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 1 Kings 17:13

For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. 1 Kings 17:14

And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 1 Kings 17:15

And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah. 1 Kings 17:16

This was not God's obligation because the widow tithed. Rather, Elijah worked a miracle because the widow gave her last FOOD. If the magic will work by giving you oil and meal just because you tithed MORE LEGALISTICALLY than even the Jews, don't be surprised if the teacher begins to suggest that he has other miracle working powers. That's right: you cannot jerk the widow's oil out of context without laying claim to raising the dead:

And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. 1 Kings 17:17

And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? 1 Kings 17:18

And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed. 1 Kings 17:19

And he cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? 1 Kings 17:20

And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this childs soul come into him again. 1 Kings 17:21

And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. 1 Kings 17:22

And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth. 1 Kings 17:23

The PHYSICAL realm:

The woman wasn't trying to participate in SEED MONEY GIVING. Her only conclusion after the raising of the dead was:

And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God,

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and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth. 1 Kings 17:24

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That is the meaning of miracles: to attest that the agent is God's power working in the world.

Elisha with Elijah worked MIRACLES in those key transitional periods of God's dealing with man's UTTER FAILURE. As God had Elijah deal with the MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAMS of Asherah (the standing columns), Elijah condemned the charismatic "miracle workers" of Jezebel and others.

Elijah and Elisha had the power to work SIGN miracles but they had not TAPPED INTO A PIPELINE by which you PAID God 10% of your wages and God just flushed it back with cooking oil.

The SPIRITUAL realm:

Now, Satan could promise much more than Bruce White.

The legalistic Jews though of the Incarnate God of the Universe as a sugar daddy. Therefore, Jesus enacted an APPROVED EXAMPLE to utterly dismiss the modern FAITH HEALERS and MIRACLE WORKERS.

AND Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Luke4 4:1

Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. Luke 4:2

And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made BREAD. Luke 4:3

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread

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alone, but by every WORD of God. Luke 4:4

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God just to meet budget!

When Jesus had endured SATAN'S TEMPTATION using MATERIAL MIRACLES, He went into the Synagogue and WARNED them about using SIGN MIRACLES as a PIPELINE for producing FOOD by carnal bargains with God or WORKING MIRACLES pretending that they are GODS or CHRISTS.

Jesus began His Synagogue explanation of the WRITTEN WORD with the only ACCEPTABLE form of preaching:

And there was delivered unto him the BOOK of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, Luke 4:17

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the POOR; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, Luke 4:18

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:19

Therefore, don't get sucked into the Legalistic Jubilee: Jesus DID that fulfillment

And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and SAT DOWN. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. Luke 4:20

Since the synagogue was a SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE have you noticed that Jesus had the common decency to READ the Word and then SIT DOWN?

And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. Luke 4:21

And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Josephs son? Luke4:22

Miracles only as TOKEN SIGNS.

And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. Luke 4:23

And he said, Verily I say unto you, NO PROPHET is accepted in his own country. Luke4:24

But I tell you of a truth, MANY widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when GREAT FAMINE was throughout all the land; Luke 4:25

But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon,
........... unto a woman that was a widow. Luke 4:26

And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet;

and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. Luke 4:27

And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were FILLED with WRATH, Luke 4:28

And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. Luke 4:29

But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way. Luke 4:30

And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. Luke 4:31

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his WORD was with POWER. Luke 4:32

They will kill Jesus and His WORD if He does not perform miracles to satisfy their carnal lust when He came to FEED us with the Water and Bread of the Word.

When Peter used the keys of Baptism on the day of Pentecost, he did not appeal to the speaking in tongues but to JESUS who appeared as a man but who was APPROVED OF GOD by His miracles and wonders and signs:

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Ac.2:22

Your preacher is neither Elijah nor Jesus.

Woe, woe to those who claim to be modern apostles or Christs and who seek to evoke SIGNS to prove their own deity.

If someone promises you the OIL OF THE STARVING WIDOW in exchange for YOUR tithing to FEED the RICH, then POSTMODERNISM has NARRATED the Inspired Word of God to directly contradict the REST OF THE WIDOW'S MIRACLE to REPUDIATE ANY MODERN FAITH HEALERS or those who promise you a bumper harvest for SOWING YOUR SEED.

No doubt, those who LUST for God's intimacy and can find it only through MIND ALTERING MUSIC will rise up in holy (wholly) wrath and try to case me out of the city or bite my tires.

You might want to remember that KREGG HOOD and not Jesus is the MASTER of this series on legalistic tithes and now a MIRACLE OF OIL: but who will play the part of Elijah?

James put the POWER in the prayer of Elijah:

Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. James 5:17

And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. James 5:18

But Jesus said that MIRACLES are rare and are signs of Divine Power:

But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon,
........... unto a woman that was a widow. Luke 4:26

As Jesus told Satan, "Thou shalt not Tempt the Lord Thy God" by asking Him to TURN STONES INTO BREAD.

Miracles are ALWAYS signs of DIVINE PRESENCE while God answers prayer but in a way that a HUMAN cannot take credit.

You can always begin to question answered prayers but you can NEVER question a miracle such as an ever flowing PIPELINE from God or RAISING THE DEAD.

The conclusion is that we must listen to the the words of JESUS who was validated by his miracles but people were spiritually astonished by the POWER OF HIS WORDS.

And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God,

and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth. 1 Kings 17:24

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his WORD was with POWER. Luke 4:32

Those who saw the most profound miracles were the slowest to believe. But Spirit is proven by the power of the ONCE-DELIVERED Word of God. If people do not respond to that word but respond to charismatic singing and perverted preaching then they are responding to AN Unholy spirit.

C. Bruce White: God has chosen to do His work through us.

The amount of blessing He sends will depend on the size of the pipeline.

He will give more to the one who is using more for His work.

The ONLY WORK Jesus assigned the apostles and evangelists was to: "Go preach the Gospel." The more one does this WORK the more God will give him to do. Just ask Paul.

By equating this to tithing 10% of the wages of widows Bruce White has proven that Christ has TAKEN AWAY whatever WORD he began with.

As the physical food went to the carnal priesthood, the spiritual food goes to those who can "eat it." Jesus spoke to the blind and deaf clergy in parables to fool the fools. Those who deliberately misrepresent the Inspired Word of God are MARKED because the can NO LONGER even speak the truth.

Spiritual bread is the Word of God; spiritual drink is the Word of God, and it WILL not grow on dry soil and the clergy is in for a famine. Furthermore, the fowls or demons pluck up the truth as fast as it can be planted.

It is to the lovers of truth to whom more and more truth is supplied as an unending supply of the oil or Spirit or Word of Christ:

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; Matthew 13:3

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls (demons) came and devoured them up: Matthew 13: 4

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: Matthew 13: 5

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. Matthew 13: 6

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: Matthew 13: 7

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Matthew 13: 8

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 13: 9

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? Matthew 13: 10

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Matthew 13: 11

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance:

but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Matthew 13: 12

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13: 13

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: Matthew 13: 14

For this peoples heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed;

lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Matthew 13: 15

But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Matthew 13: 16

If Bruce Whilte is right you might expect oil pouring into the cracks of your house. However, don't expect that this message can be twisted into a FLOW OF MONEY.

If we have eyes and ears we will see the FLOW OF THE WORD just completely come to a halt because those who do not love the truth are sent STRONG DELUSIONS that they believe a lie and are damned. The MUSICAL MEDIATING MINISTERS are the very common MARK of those who will not or cannot hear the Word.

"Musical worship teams" were known as "the harem of the gods" at Mount Tower of Babylon. This tower was a city or temple set on seven terraces representing the 5 known wandering stars (planets), the sun and the moon. This was the origin of Sabbath worship rather than rest and TITHING as Bruce White has affirmed in his defense of tithing.

The end time Babylon Whore religion will be set on seven hills or LEVELS with the ELITE residing at the top as AGENTS and MEDIATORS of the gods with musical worship and sexuality. Music and Tithing are end-time MARKS.

As a latter day supernatural sign we are ASTONISHED that people can so despise the Infinite God of the Universe that they feel justified in perverting His Word for filthy lucre.

Ken Sublett

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