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PART SIXTEEN -  THE COMMENTARY OF MALACHI AND

 THAT WHICH CONCERNS THE FUTURE OF THE HEBREW PEOPLE, AS PREDICTED BY THE PROPHETS . . .PLUS, AN INTERLUDE OF "THE REDEEMED OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD"

( 1 ). Commentary . . . Some of the twelve tribes which are to be made up into a BODY of Believers during the Tribulation Period. These will just be a similarity as to another central BODY of people today whom are presently being made up into the "ONE NEW MAN- which is the BODY OF CHRIST." Naturally there is a great difference between these two Bodies, i.e., "The BODY of believers that will be saved during the Tribulation Period, and number 2, the BODY OF CHRIST of this present Dispensation - of this Grace Age."

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( 2 ). { V. 1 } Scripture: "And after these things, I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

( 3 ). { V. 2 }: And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living GOD: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

( 4 ). { V. 3 }: Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our GOD in their foreheads.

( 5 ). { V. 4 }: And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel, { Revelation 7:1-4 }."

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( 6 ). The above { Vs. 1-4 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 7 ). { 1 } "And after these things, I saw four angels - [ and each one of them were ] stationed on [ a corner of ] the four corners of the earth' [ and 'they were ], holding [ back ] the four winds of the earth, [ so ] that [ no ] wind should blow on the earth, nor on the sea, 'nor [ up-] on any tree,' [ i.e., the earth is round, read { Isaiah 40:22 }. Concerning four angels, Read also { Revelation 8:7-13; . . . & - Zechariah 6:1-7, },: of four Horses.

( 8 ). { 2 }: 'And [ then' ] 'I [ noticed' ] another [ or second angel ] ascending from the east [ from the way of the rising of the sun ], having the seal of the living GOD: and he cried with 'a loud voice [ calling out' ] to 'the [ first' ] four angels, 'to whom [ had been' ] 'given [ authority and power to ] injure the earth and the sea', [ Since the HOLY SPIRIT is omnipresent only His restraining influence over sin is removed during the Tribulation. Read { 2- Thessalonians 2:6 }.

( 9 ). { 3 }: Saying, Harm neither the earth, and neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed 'the [ bond' ] servants of our GOD in their foreheads. [ This sealing obviously takes place at the beginning of the Tribulation. As for sealing ] . . . Read { Ezekiel 9:4 }.

( 10 ). { 4 }: 'And [ then' ] I heard 'the number of them which [ received' the ] 'seal: 'and there were sealed [ 'twelve thousand from each of the twelve tribes, all together which amounted to ] a hundred and forty-four thousand of 'all the [ 12' ] tribes of the children of Israel, { Revelation 7:1-4 }."

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( 11 ). Commentary . . . As the reader can see: "Those that fear the LORD in the day of Tribulation are referred to as His Jewels . . . , and after they enter into MESSIAH's Kingdom reign, they are said to be a 'peculiar [ i.e,. protected' people ] and a precious treasure of the LORD in His Kingdom."

( 12 ). The next order of events as we read { Malachi 3:18 } will be the return of the MESSIAH, and at His Second Advent He will discern between the righteous and the wicked of Israel. And also of course- of the world's nations. ... And, we repeat what will happen to the Jewish people during the Tribulation hour - by reading . . .

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( 13 ). { V. 8 } Scripture: "And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, says the LORD, two parts [ i.e., two thirds, of the Hebrews that are still alive on the earth ] therein shall be cut off and die; but the 'third part [ as a Saved GOD fearing Remnant' ] shall be left therein [ and shall not be killed ].

( 14 ). { V. 9 }: And I will bring the third part through 'the fire [ of the Tribulation' ], and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is my GOD, { Zechariah 13:8-9 }."

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( 15 ). { V. 1 } Scripture: "Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.

( 16 ). { V. 2 }: For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished . . . .

( 17 ). { V. 3 } Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations as when He fought in the day of battle, { Zechariah 14:1-3 }."

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( 18 ). The above { Vs. 1-3 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 19 ). { 1 } "Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, when 'the spoil [ that has been taken from you' ] 'shall be divided [ among the victors' ] 'in the midst of you, [ i.e., by the foe; secure of victory, they shall not divide the spoil taken from you in their camp outside of the city, "but in the midst" of the city itself' ].

( 20 ). { 2 }: For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken, 'and the houses rifled, [ and the women [ of the area will be ] raped . . . .

( 21 ). { 3 } Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations as when He fought in the day of battle, [ i.e., as when JEHOVAH fought for Israel against the Egyptians at the Red Sea, ... read { Exodus 14:14; - & - 15:3 } as He made a way through the divided sea, so will He now divide in two "the Mount of Olives { V. 4. }, { Zechariah 14:1-4 }."

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( 22 ). Commentary . . . All the prophecies recorded in Malachi agree with the prophecies in all other prophetic books of the Bible. . . .

( 23 ). The LORD will return to reign on David's throne in Jerusalem and judge all nations with a rod of iron. It is this great truth of which the vast majority of the denominations today are willfully ignorant.

( 24 ). Remember I said willfully ignorant because there is simply no excuse for this ignorance concerning what is happening in Israel today. Therefore we read . . .,

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( 25 ). { V. 13 } Scripture: "When they had finished their conversation, James replied, and said, Men and brethren, listen to me,

( 26 ). { V. 14 }: Simeon has declared how GOD at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name,

( 27 ). { V. 15 }: And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

( 28 ). { V. 16 }: After this I will return and build again a tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and will set it up:

( 29 ). { V. 17 }: That the residue of men might seek after the LORD, and all the Gentiles, upon whom My Name is called, says the LORD, Who does all these things.

( 30 ). { V. 18 }: Known unto GOD are all His works from the beginning of the world, { Acts 15:13-18 }."

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( 31 ). The above { Vs. 13-18 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

32 ). { 13 } Scripture: "And after they had held their peace, 'James [ the brother of JESUS' ] answered, saying, Men and brethren, 'harken [ listen and understand what I am saying' ] . . .

( 33 ). { 14 }: 'Simeon [ Peter' ] has declared how GOD first did visit the '[ heathen ] Gentiles', to take out of them a people [ to bear and honor' ] His [ HOLY ] name, [ i.e., Gentiles whom will be called to MESSIAH during the Millennial Kingdom ].

( 34 ). { 15 }: And to this the many prophets of old, wholeheartedly agreed with their GOD ordained prophecies, as they have written in their prophetic Epistles. And the LORD said:

( 35 ). { 16 }: After this [ i.e., after the great Tribulation has come to an end. ] I [ will return in the same way I left the Mount of Olives, and when I return: ] 'I will rebuild again [ the house' Temple ]: of David, which has fallen down; 'and [ thus', ] I will rebuild its very ruins, and 'will set it up [ again even better than it was in the past' ], read again { Acts 1:9 - 11 }." . . .

( 36 ). { 17 }: So that 'the rest of men [ i.e., the rest of mankind at that time during the future Millennial reign' ] might seek after the LORD, and all the Gentiles, upon whom My Name is called, says the LORD, 'Who does [ i.e., will do, future tense' ] all these things [ of which the LORD has invoked ].

( 37 ). { 18 }: Says the LORD Who has been making "these things" known from the beginning of the world, { Acts 15:13-18 }," Be sure and Read { Amos 9:11-12; - Jeremiah 12:15; - & - Isaiah 45:21 }.

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( 38 ). Commentary . . . Again To prove that Heathen - and gentiles are synonymous, See { Galatians 1:15-16; - & - 2:2. } Then after CHRIST returns and sits up His Kingdom reign, all the Gentiles will seek after the MESSIAH. This will then be the beginning of the last day world- conversion. How strange that this future millennial Divinely revealed program should be entirely ignored by all Christian councils at the present time.

( 39 ). Also, Paul wanted to win the world to CHRIST at the time of his own preaching program! On the other hand, before that blessed millennial day of peace begins, that very dark hour of humanities testing must be completed. Read about that testing hour in { Revelation 3:10 }. [ The words, testing, tried, and temptation in this case are synonymous ] please read on . . .

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( 40 ). { V. 1 } Scripture: "For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

( 41 ). { V. 2 }: But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

( 42 ). { V. 3 }: And you shall tread down the wicked: for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the LORD of hosts, { Malachi 4:1-3 }."

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( 43 ). The above { Vs. 1-3 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 44 ). { 1 }: "For, 'behold [ listen carefully and take this warning notice seriously' ], 'the [ Tribulation ] day [ of great judgments will positively' ] come, that shall burn as an oven; and 'all the proud [ and arrogant' ], 'yes, and all that do wickedly [ and are lawless' ], shall be stubble; 'and [ that troublesome ] day that comes shall burn them up [ and it is very close at hand' ], 'says the LORD [ GOD JEHOVAH' ] of hosts [ and you should be advised': ], that "it shall leave them [ whom are lost sinners' ] neither root nor branch [ for it will be a terrible day of many judgments ]. It is a must to read: { Zephaniah 1:14-18,-2:3; - Isaiah 5:21-25; - 9:18-19; - 13:5-13; - 24:3-6; - Jeremiah 25:29-38; - Ezekiel 38:18-22; - Psalm 21:9; - Obadiah V. 18; - Matthew 3:12; - & - Zechariah 14:12-13. }

( 45 ). { 2 }: [ The MESSIAH states ]: 'But unto you [ who revere and worshipfully' ] fear My Name shall the SUN of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; 'and you [ saved Hebrews ] shall go forth, [ and frolic around like calves released from a stall as they leap for joy.' ]

( 46 ). { 3 }: And 'you shall tread down the [ lawless' and ] wicked: 'for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this', says the LORD of hosts, { Malachi 4:1-3 }."

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( 47 ). Commentary . . . The words in { V. 2 } above: "Sun of righteousness," is an impersonal reference to the display of righteousness throughout the earth: [ as the sun sends its rays everywhere ] in the coming millennial Kingdom. The words "grow up" in the same verse, is better interpreted: "skip about like calves set free from their stalls. . . .

( 48 ). And the words in { V. 3 } ... "for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this" ..., refers to the fact that the earth during the Tribulation Period will be scorched with fire in many places. And multitudes of GOD'S enemies, will be burned up by atomic bombs and in other ways, and therefore, millions will be killed and become ashes. Thus, Israel's saved Remnant will tread over their enemies dead ashes during MESSIAH'S Millennial reign.

( 49 ). Today the world is preparing for a great judgment by fire. There has been much said in the past about the comparative nuclear strength of Russia and the United States.

( 50 ). Russia, the United States and many other countries already have enough hydrogen bombs and nuclear devices to burn each other up many times over, and yet we have to keep making bigger and more destructive nuclear bombs to keep up with the armament of the rest of the world's nations.

( 51 ). Many fear that very soon now war between Israel, the Arab nations and Russia will begin a world-wide nuclear holocaust, and to this the Bible prophecies agree.

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( 52 ). Scripture: "And I will send a fire on Magog them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD, { Ezekiel 39:6 }."

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( 53 ). The above { V. 6 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "And I will send a fire on 'Magog [ the land of Russia' and on ] those that dwell securely in the coast-lands; and they shall know, understand and realize that 'I am the LORD [ the Sovereign Ruler, calling forth loyalty and obedient service' ], { Ezekiel 39:6 }." [ Be sure and read our message concerning "The Destruction Of Russia And Her Evil Allies ].

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( 54 ). Commentary . . . The prophecy of Malachi concerning the return of the LORD in a judgment of fire also agrees with the following verses . . .

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( 55 ). { V. 7 } Scripture: "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the LORD JESUS shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels,

( 56 ). { V. 8 }: In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not GOD, and that obey not the Gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, { 2 - Thessalonians 1:7-8 }."

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( 57 ). The above { Vs. 7-8 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 58 ). { 7 } "And to 'you [ GOD'S adopted Children' ] 'who are troubled with grief because of persecution' you whom are so distressed and afflicted, you can be assured that when the LORD JESUS your MESSIAH shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire; He will then grant you relief . . ., therefore, 'rest along with us'- your fellow sufferers until that future day comes to pass . . .

( 59 ). { 8 }: [ When that end time day comes to fruition ], The LORD will return in flaming fire to deal out retribution - chastisement and vengeance - upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with GOD, 'and [ also upon those ] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST', { 2 - Thessalonians 1:7 - 8 }."

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( 60 ). Commentary . . . 'rest along with us'- you fellow Thessalonian Christian sufferers - i.e., with Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy who knew what it was to have lived under persecution and pressure for their faith. Rest is naturally also promised to the faithful at the return of MESSIAH, Who will then judge those who have afflicted His Hebrew people.

( 61 ). But through the Tribulation fire of judgment . . ., Malachi pictures the faithful Remnant of the Jews inheriting the Millennial Kingdom, and enjoying the covering protection of the "WIDE WINGS of the protection of the LORD JESUS CHRIST." Read again { Malachi 4:2 }. This recalls to mind the desire of the LORD expressed as follows . . .

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( 62 ). { V. 37 } Scripture: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!

( 63 ). { V. 38 }: Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

( 64 ). { V. 39 }: For I say to you, you shall not see Me henceforth, til you shall say, blessed is He that comes in the name of the LORD, { Matthew 23:37-39 }."

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( 65 ). The above { Vs. 37-39 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

( 66 ). { 37 } "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you [ that continue to murder ] the prophets, and stoning them who are sent to you!, how often would I have gathered your children together, even 'as a [ mother ] hen' gathers 'her [ baby' ] chicks under her 'WINGS', and 'you [ refused' ]! Read { Luke 13:34-35; - Matthew 5:12; - & - Ruth 2:12 }.

( 67 ). { 38 }: Behold, 'your house [ The Jerusalem Temple and the Israeli nation' all together: ] 'is left unto you destitute of GOD'S help. [ This also refers to Israel's Temple destroyed in A.D. 70 }. Read { 1- Kings 9:7; - & - Jeremiah 22:5 }.

( 68 ). { 39 }: For 'I [ declare' ] to you, 'you [ will' ] not see 'Me [ your MESSIAH,' from this day onward ], 'until you shall say, blessed [ magnified in worship, adored and exulted' ] is He that comes in the name of the LORD, { Matthew 23:37-39 }." Read { Psalm 118:26; - Joel 2:32; - & - Matthew 21:9 }.

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( 69 ). Commentary . . . "You shall not see Me henceforth." The truth is, after CHRIST'S rejection He would no longer teach publicly.' 'Till you say. . .' At the Second Advent of MESSIAH, Israel will recognize and welcome their rejected MESSIAH, { Zechariah 12:10 }."

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( 70 ). { V. 4 } Scripture: "Remember you the law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

( 71 ). { V. 5 }: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD . . .

( 72 ). { V. 6 }: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse, { Malachi 4:4-6 }."

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( 73 ). The above { Vs. 4-6 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 74 ). { 4 } Scripture: "[ Earnestly ] Remember the law of Moses My servant, which 'I commanded him on [ Mount Sinai ] Horeb . . . ' read { Deuteronomy 5:2', } . . . [ 'to give to ] all [ the people of ] Israel', the 'statutes [ and the ordinances' ] and judgments.

( 75 ). { 5 }: 'Behold [ take notice', ] 'I will send you Elijah the prophet 'BEFORE' the great and 'dreadful day [ Tribulation Period ] of the LORD [ takes place' ]. Read also { Matthew 11:14; - & - 17:10-13. } [ 'Any called person that GOD chooses as a prophet, could be counted as 'an Elijah. ' And, any called prophet could receive the power and ability as Elijah had when he was a prophet of Israel in his past ]!'

( 76 ). { 6 }: 'And he [ the prophet that comes on the scene' ] 'shall turn [ and reconcile' ] the 'hearts [ minds' ] of 'the fathers to the children, [ of Israel' ] and the 'hearts [ minds' ] of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse, { Malachi 4:4-6 }."

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( 77 ). Commentary . . . Malachi reminds Israel in the great day of the great Tribulation to remember the Law of Moses because it was the Law that pointed forward to the coming of MESSIAH, and He instructs Israel to look for the appearance of Elijah in Israel before the return of their KING.

( 78 ). We have spoken of this before, that Elijah must come first and prepare the way for MESSIAH'S return, but with Elijah there will be another prophet.

( 79 ). There has been much speculation concerning the identity of the man who will come back with Elijah and witness in Israel during the first half of the Tribulation. We read . . .

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( 80 ). Scripture: "And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth, { Revelation 11:3 }."

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( 81 ). The above { V. 3 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . . "

( 82 ). And 'I will [ grant' the ] 'power [ of prophecy' ] to My two witnesses for 'twelve hundred and sixty days [ 42-months' ]; [ three and one-half years, and the two prophets will be ], dressed in sackcloth.

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( 83 ). Commentary . . . The sackcloth will be very similar to an old gunny sack that many times have been used to sack potatoes. There are some who believe Elijah's companion will be Enoch because Elijah and Enoch were taken from off the earth without suffering physical death. And we read in Revelation that the Antichrist will kill Elijah and the other witness. . . .

( 84 ). But we read in { Deuteronomy 34 } that when Moses died his eye was not dim and he was young in body. He died not because he was sick, but because GOD commanded that he deliver his body up for death.

( 85 ). Although the Bible gives the exact location of Moses' burial, no man has ever been able to locate his grave. Jude tells us that the archangel Michael and the Devil had an argument over Moses' body, and it is apparent that Michael won the argument otherwise, Moses could not have appeared with CHRIST and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration. Read { Matthew 17:1-3 }."

( 86 ). Even though we have talked about this some-what before we will continue by saying: that when John the Baptist was baptizing and announcing the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand, the priest, scribes and Pharisees went out to see him, they asked him three specific questions, Read { John 1:20-21 }.

( 87 ). They asked him if he was the 'CHRIST [ i.e., MESSIAH' ], and John replied that he was not. The second question they asked him was if he were Elijah, and John replied no again. The third question was, "Are you that prophet? And John answer no."

( 88 ). The priests understood that two witnesses whom would be prophets would appear before MESSIAH would return at His Second Coming. They knew that Elijah was to be one of them, but they did not know the name of the other one.

( 89 ). They called the unknown prophet "that prophet." It has been said that Enoch was not numbered among the prophets of the Old Testament; however, Moses besides being the Law giver was also a prophet { Deuteronomy 18:15 } as were many prophets that were not mentioned as such which includes the Apostle Paul who predicted the future Rapture of the BODY OF CHRIST, and also of the Antichrist in { 2- Thessalonians Ch. two. - & - 4. }

( 90 ). On the Mount of Transfiguration JESUS presented to His chosen Apostles a transcendent picture of His future glory in the Kingdom, and the two men with him were Moses and Elijah.

( 91 ). Because of this, it has seemed evident to many Bible minister and teachers who have taught that the witnesses must be Moses and Elijah.

( 92 ). Moses led the children of Israel to the border of Canaan which would become the land of Israel. And although GOD did not allow Moses to cross the Jordan river into the promised land . . ., when the saved Jewish Remnant of Israel in the latter day enters MESSIAH'S Kingdom, Moses, Elijah and all the other Old Testament prophets will accompany the KING of KINGS into that land never to be removed from it again!

( 93 ). Actually, all the Old Testament Saints will return with MESSIAH at His Second Coming. They and the saved that come out of the Tribulation Period whom will be counted as MESSIAH'S Sheep, will be the Sheep that are placed at the right hand of the MESSIAH when He judges the nations of the world, { Matthew 25:31-46 }.

( 94 ). When the KING of KINGS returns He will resurrect the bodies of the Old Testament Saints from their graves, and the returning Saints of old such as Enoch and Noah will enter them in spiritual bodies to make them whole in perfection for eternity. Read { Daniel 12:1-3 }.

( 95 ). As to the two witnesses, perhaps they will be Moses and Elijah we do not know exactly. I would rather think that they will be two saved Jewish Saints that will be saved at the very beginning of the Tribulation, and will receive the same type of spirit that Elijah possessed at the time of his prophetic ministry while he served as a prophet of old.

( 96 ). John the Baptist had that type of spirit, and had he been accepted as the true forerunner of MESSIAH at the time he prophesied while alive, it would have fulfilled the prophecy foretold in Malachi. Only time will answer our questions at CHRIST'S Second Advent!

( 97 ). Malachi in his closing words declares that Elijah must come and prepare the way of the LORD lest the LORD smit the earth with a curse.

( 98 ). According to Malachi, if it were not for Israel, GOD would destroy the entire world after the Rapture of the BODY OF CHRIST.

( 99 ). But GOD has an everlasting Covenant with Israel, and the promise of this Covenant concerning a Kingdom of nations on earth with CHRIST as the MESSIAH reigning from Jerusalem must be fulfilled. It is looking forward to this glorious hope of Israel - that with Malachi the last Old Testament book, the Old Testament ends.

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( 100 ). JESUS CHRIST may come today. For sure, He will return soon, are you ready? If not, why not? If you miss the Rapture this message tells you what to do and what you will face and how to face it. You can be ready for His coming if you hurry.

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( 101 ). Scripture: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness { 1- John 1:9 }."

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( 102 ). The above { V. 9 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "If 'we [ freely' ] admit that we have sinned and 'confess our sins to GOD the FATHER only' - in the Name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST . . ., the LORD is faithful and just, [ true to His Own sinless nature and He promises that He: ] will forgive our sins [ and dismiss our lawlessness ] and continuously cleans us from all unrighteousness. . .everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought and action.

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( 103 ). Commentary . . . We are hoping that you will read this message before going into the Tribulation. Most folks at that time will believe the lie, that Antichrist is GOD. This is a solemn word for those who hear the Gospel in our day and definitely reject it.

( 104 ). Scripture tells us that if you have not became a Christian when the Rapture takes place and you pass into the Tribulation period, there will be no future hope of ever receiving CHRIST for you, because you will then believe the lie and be judged with all those who have taught lies and evaded the truth.

( 105 ). No doubt, many of you that are unsaved are children of Christian parents. You have heard the name of CHRIST all your lives; yet you have never definitely decided for CHRIST. If JESUS should come today you would be among the number who will receive the Antichrist!

( 106 ). You say, "impossible! I have been too well- taught for that; I have heard the Gospel too many times. I have learned the great outlines of prophecy, and I know something of the Divine program. I would not be deceived in that day . . .

( 107 ). And therefore, I would turn immediately to the LORD after He had taken the BODY OF CHRIST out of the world, and I would welcome Him at His Second Coming!"

( 108). WRONG! . . ., according to the Word of GOD that will never be true. If you reject CHRIST now you will have no desire to accept Him in that day. Right now you are in the most dangerous position in which anyone could be. The Word of the LORD states ...

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( 109 ). Scripture: "He that being often reproved hardeneds his neck, [ 'and ] shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy', { Proverbs 29:1 }."

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( 110 ). Commentary . . . If you will not listen and believe before the Rapture, look what the LORD says about you . . .

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( 111 ). { V. 10 } Scripture: "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

( 112 ). { V. 11 }: And for this cause GOD will send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

( 113 ). { V. 12 }: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness, { 2 - Thessalonians 2:10- 12 }."

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( 114 ). The above { Vs. 10-12 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

( 115 ). { 10 } "And with 'all [ unlimited seduction' and ] "deceivableness of unrighteousness [ to evil' and with all wicked deception for those who are going ] 'to perish; and go into perdition [ in hell' ] because they did not welcome the love of the truth, but refused to love the truth that they might be saved.

( 116 ). { 11 }: Therefore, GOD will send upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false,

( 117 ). { 12 }: In order that all will be judged and condemned who did not believe, and - who refused to adhere to, trust in and rely on the truth, 'but [ instead' ] took pleasure in 'unrighteousness [ i.e., SIN' ], { 2- Thessalonians 2:10-12 }."

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( 118 ). Commentary ... In order to be positive of your own Salvation, we would ask you to - "Please" read and pray the following prayer and if you really mean in your 'heart [ mind' ] what you have read, and if you have spoken these words in this prayer with a contrite mind to GOD the FATHER, at the end of the prayer you will have become a Child of GOD!

"THE SINNERS PRAYER" . . .

( 119 ). Heavenly FATHER, I know that I'm a lost sinner and that I cannot save myself by good works. I believe that JESUS CHRIST is GOD the SON Who came down from Heaven and took on a human body of flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary. I believe that JESUS shed His blood on the Cross of Calvary and died paying the price for my past, present, and future sins with His death so that I can receive salvation because and through His once for all sacrifice.

I believe that after CHRIST'S sacrifice and death, He arose from the tomb after three literal days, and three literal nights. I believe that JESUS ascended into the third Heaven to sit at the right hand of GOD the FATHER. I believe that JESUS will return for me and all other Saints who belong to the BODY OF CHRIST in the Rapture according to His 0wn promise! I am receiving JESUS CHRIST at this very moment as my personal Saviour, my LORD, and as my only blessed hope for salvation.

I know that I have been up to this time a lost sinner and deserved to go to hell. So I beseech you Heavenly FATHER, send your HOLY SPIRIT at this very moment into my Heart and save my soul for JESUS CHRIST sake as has been promised me by Your Holy Word, I ask this in the blessed Name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Thank You LORD for now I am saved by Your wonderful grace. Amen!

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( 120 ). This above prayer is a good prayer to say. But naturally a prayer of salvation does not have to be that long. A prayer asking the Heavenly Father to save one's soul by sending the HOLY SPIRIT into his heart is really long enough. But. ask it in "the Name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST!" "And by Faith believe all the Scriptures!"

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( 121 ). Scripture: "For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but will have everlasting life. For GOD sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved, { John 3:16-17 }."

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( 122 ). Scripture: "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast, { Ephesians 2:8-9 }."

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( 123 ). The above { Vs. 8-9 } paraphrased below in commentary form ...

( 124 ). { 8 }: For it is by 'GOD'S free grace [ and by His unmerited favor' ] 'that you are saved [ i.e., delivered from judgment and made partakers of CHRIST'S salvation' ] 'through [ your' ] faith. And this [ salvation ] is not of yourselves - or of your own doing, it came not through your own striving - but it is strictly by the free gift of ALMIGHTY GOD;

( 125 ). { 9 }: [ Not because of your own personal works, and not because of the fulfillment of the old Mosaic law's demands ] lest any man should boast. . . . [ It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself for it. ]

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( 126 ). { V. 9 } Scripture: "But as it has been written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which GOD has prepared for them that love Him.

( 127 ). { V. 10 }: But GOD has revealed them to us by 'His [ HOLY' ] SPIRIT, for the SPIRIT searches all things, yes the deep things of GOD, { 1- Corinthians 2:9-10 }."

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( 128 ). The above { Vs. 9-10 } paraphrased below in commentary form ...

( 129 ). { 9 }: "But on the contrary, as the Scripture says, 'what eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and has not entered into the heart of man', [ all that, ] GOD has prepared - made out and keeps ready - for those who love Him [ that is, for those who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying GOD and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed? ]. Read { Isaiah 64:4 - & - 65:17. }

( 130 ). { 10 }: Yet to us GOD has unveiled and 'revealed [ uncovered' ] them by and through 'His [ HOLY' ] SPIRIT, for 'the [ HOLY' ] SPIRIT searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of GOD - the Divine counsels 'and things hidden [ far' ] and beyond man's scrutiny."

"ONE MORE THING" . . .

In regards to our readers, we would deeply express our thanks to those who will recopy this message and pass it on to others that they too may find Salvation from it.

END OF THE COMMENTARY ON MALACHI.

 

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"A COMPLETE COMMENTARY CONCERNING THE BOOK OF MALACHI" WHICH IS THE LAST PROPHETIC EPISTLE IN OUR OLD TESTAMENT."

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PART ONE - "THE FUTURE OF GOD'S HEBREW PEOPLE - AND OF PLANET EARTH"

PART TWO - "GOD'S Compassion For Israel" AND - GOD'S Compassion Declared"

PART THREE - "POLLUTED OFFERINGS TO THE LORD"

PART FOUR - "THE LORD'S TABLE PROFANED"

PART FIVE - "The [ Sixth ] Prophecy Concerning JESUS CHRIST And His Law"

PART SIX - "THAT WHICH CONCERNS THE TEMPLES AND THE PRIESTHOOD OF ISRAEL."

PART SEVEN - "The Relation To The Apostasy"

PART EIGHT - "Past Tense" . . . "The Crowning Of Joshua The High Priest { Vs. 9-15 }"

PART NINE - "ISRAEL BECAME A WORRISOME PROBLEM TO THE LORD JEHOVAH"

PART TEN - "The Apostle Peter's Confession And The Millennial [ "Ekklesia ] Congregation." - " . . The Proof Of CHRIST'S Deity&quuot; . . . References: { Matthew 16:13-20; - Mark 827-30; And  Luke 9:18-21 }.

PART ELEVEN - "THE FORERUNNER . . . OF MESSIAH'S COMING THE FIRST TIME"

PART TWELVE - "THE ANGEL OF THE COVENANT"

PART THIRTEEN - "THE MILLENNIAL DISPENSATION TO FOLLOW THE SHORT SEVEN YEAR TRIBULATION DISPENSATION"

PART FOURTEEN - "THE SIXTH CHARGE THAT JEHOVAH GOD HELD AGAINST ISRAEL - WAS THERE NEGLECT IN BRINGING THEIR TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE?"

PART FIFTEEN - "WHAT ABOUT THE DEVOURER, WHEN DOES IT COME ON THE SCENE?"

PART SIXTEEN - "THAT WHICH CONCERNS THE FUTURE OF THE HEBREW PEOPLE AS PREDICTED BY THE PROPHETS" PLUS, "AN INTERLUDE: OF THE REDEEMED OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD

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