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PART THIRTEEN - THE COMMENTARY CONCERNING THE "BOOK OF MALACHI" - AND THE FUTURE OF GOD'S HEBREW PEOPLE

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THE MILLENNIAL DISPENSATION TO FOLLOW THE SHORT SEVEN YEAR TRIBULATION DISPENSATION

( 1 ). This new Grace Dispensation began through the teaching of the Apostle Paul and by His new . . . "GOSPEL - of the MYSTERY of the GRACE of GOD." And, would be preached unto the Jew and the Gentiles alike throughout this long two thousand year Grace Dispensation!

( 2 ). According to all the prophecies concerning the Jewish people, they must be ready and willing to accept JESUS CHRIST as their MESSIAH when He comes again. This awakening within the Remnant of Jews will not occur until "the Time of Jacob's Trouble," or the seven year Tribulation Period takes place. Read { Jeremiah 30:7 }.

( 3 ). Here in { Malachi 3:7 } after the LORD tells the Jews that before He can return to them, they must return to Him, "How must they go about returning to the LORD? . . .

( 4 ). This indicates a lost condition on Israel's part. They had lost their way in the Old Mosaic Law Dispensation which pointed to the MESSIAH at His first advent. We read . . .

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( 5 ). { V. 5 } Scripture: "These twelve JESUS sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans do not enter:

( 6 ). { V. 6 }: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

( 7 ). { V. 7 }: And as you go preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, { Matthew 10:5-7 }."

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( 8 ). The above { Vs. 5-7 } paraphrased below in commentary form ...

( 9 ). { 5 }: JESUS sent out 'these twelve [ i.e., the 12 Apostles' ], commanding them, 'not to go' any where among the 'Gentiles [ Heathen' Greek: 'Goyim' ], and do not go into any of the towns of the 'Samaritans [ who were considered as lost Gentiles themselves' ].

( 10 ). { 6 }: But 'go rather [ only' ] 'to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.'

( 11 ). { 7 }: And as you go, preach saying, 'The [ Future one thousand year' earthly Dispensation of the ] Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! { Matthew 10:5-7 }." Read { Revelation 20:1-8. }

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( 12 ). Commentary . . . As Paul declares, JESUS came as Israel's MESSIAH to confirm the original Covenants to Israel - to show Israel the way back to the road outlined in the Covenants that led to MESSIAH'S KINGDOM REIGN. We read . . .

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( 13 ). { V. 22 } Scripture: "And, Behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried to Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O LORD, You Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

( 14 ). { V. 23 }: But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.

( 15 ). { V. 24 }: But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel, { Matthew 15:22-24 }."

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( 16 ). The above { Vs. 22-24 } paraphrased below in commentary form:

( 17 ). { 22 }: "And Behold, a woman who was a Canaanite of that district came out into their midst, and 'with a [ loud troublesomely urgent ] cry' - and [ she 'humbly ] begged' JESUS - saying, Have mercy on me, O LORD, Son of David! My daughter is miserably distressingly and cruelly possessed by a 'devil [ i.e., a demon spirit' ]!

( 18 ). { 23 }: 'But the LORD [ didn't even ] answer her with one word'. And His 'disciples [ which means followers' ] came and implored JESUS, saying, Send her away, because 'she is crying [ and following along' ] after us. . . .

( 19 ). { 24 }: [ Therefore: ] The LORD then gave her an answer and stated, 'I was [ NOT ] sent [ here to this land for any race of people other than' ] to the unsaved sheep of the nation of Israel, { Matthew 15: 22- 24 }."

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( 20 ). Commentary . . . Now we read the account of the message that the disciples and JESUS preached to the lost sheep of Israel . . .

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( 21 ). Scripture: "And they departed, and want through the towns, preaching the Gospel, and healing every where, { Luke 9:6 }."

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( 22 ). The above { V. 6 } paraphrased below in commentary form: "And [ after ] their departure [ from that place' ] they 'travelled through the 'various villages [ of Israel one after an other' ] and 'preached the Gospel [ of the Millennial Kingdom' and they 'performed ] healing [ rights to the Hebrew people while restoring those whom were afflicted back to health.' They did this: ] . . . 'every where [ they travelled." ] . . . [ Here is where the Bible student should definitely read: { Matthew 4: 23; - 9:35; - & - Mark 1:14 - also. }

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( 23 ). Commentary . . . Again the question may be asked, what kind of Gospel did CHRIST and His apostles preach to the lost sheep of Israel? the answer we find as follows . . .

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( 24 ). Scripture: "And JESUS want about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the 'Gospel of the Kingdom,' and healing every sickness and every disease among the people, { Matthew 9:35 }."

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( 25 ). The above { V. 35 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "And JESUS went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their 'synagogues [ i.e., the Jewish places of worship' ], and 'preaching [ and teaching' ] the [ 'good news' of 'the ] Gospel of the [ Millennial ] Kingdom', and 'healing every sickness and every disease [ and weakness and infirmity' ] among 'the [ Hebrew' ] people."

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( 26 ). Commentary . . . If you are going to preach the same kind of Gospel that JESUS and His apostles preached to Israel, then you had better be able to heal the sick, cure all the diseases and cast out demons.

( 27 ). But the plain truth is, that the Gospel that JESUS and the apostles preached, was the Gospel of the Kingdom. And that particular Gospel was 'NOT to be preached to the Gentile Heathen', but "ONLY to the lost sheep 'OF ISRAEL' and positively to no one else!" . . .

( 28 ). And yet, we here so many today, especially the modernists, distorting what JESUS said to Israel and applying it to the Gentiles as the "Gospel of Grace!" People and above all, ministers for sure should study their Bibles, and they would find out that the "Gospel of the Kingdom" was much different than the "Gospel of Grace that we teach today!" Our "Gospel OF THE MYSTERY OF THE GRACE OF GOD" today, is to be taught to the 'LOST JEWS and LOST GENTILES alike', and ready them for the Rapture of our FATHER'S Heavenly BODY of SAINTS . . ., i.e., His adopted Children [ whom are all SAINTS! ]

( 29 ). And now, not only the average Israeli is lost, but also it is thought that many are lost in some of the modern Denominations today! The Devil has blinded the eyes of the "Jews, and the Gentiles alike," and to the truth that GOD has a plan and a purpose for Israel and a plan and a purpose for the BODY OF CHRIST of this Dispensation of Grace. Two different plans! The Apostle Paul said . . .

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( 30 ). { V. 3 } Scripture: "But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost . . .

( 31 ). { V. 4 }: In whom the god of this world has blinded the mind of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of 'CHRIST, Who is the image of GOD,' should shine unto them, { 2- Corinthians 4:3-4 }."

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( 32 ). The above { Vs. 3-4 } paraphrased below in commentary form ...

( 33 ). { 3 }: "But [ even ] if 'our Gospel [ that is taught today in this present "Gospel - i.e., glad tidings' - of the - 'Mystery of this Grace of GOD - Dispensation' ] is also 'hid - [ obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge and true interpretation of GOD'S Word' ] . . . it is hid only to those who are perishing . . ., [ and is 'obscured only' to those who are spiritually dying, and 'veiled only to those who are apostates and those who are still in a lost condition!' ] . . .

[ Read our message concerning the "Bride And Body Of Christ," and you will find out about the different Gospels in your Bible! ].

( 34 ). { 4 }: For the 'god of this world [ the devil - Satan' ] . . . has blinded the unbelievers' minds [ that they should not understand the Gospel truth ], preventing them from seeing the "illuminating light [ i.e., comprehension" ] of the "Gospel of the risen CHRIST [ that was administered to the Apostle Paul personally from JESUS Himself on the Damascus road" ] - { Acts Ch. 9 }. And, that JESUS CHRIST Who is the exact image of GOD ... and is GOD The SON Who shines to all in His Own creation. But Satan, has kept all this truth from unbelievers, { 2 - Corinthians 4:3-4 }." [ 'Concerning our Mystery Gospel - be sure and ]: read { Ephesians 3:3-11 }.'

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( 35 ). Commentary . . . [ the word 'world' here in { V. 4 } means "AGE, in the Greek:" and 'or can refer to a Dispensation ( or certain period ) of time.' ] Today the "lost and wondering sheep of Israel" of "which the largest part of the 12 tribes ..., are still scattered through-out the world's nations, hated, and are actually utterly despised by the majority of this world's people."

( 36 ). Although yet, many Israelis have returned back to their land. The ones who have refused to return are still stumbling around refusing GOD'S offer of the land He promised them Millennia ago.

( 37 ). They are still confused, not yet knowing why they are where they are or what to do about it. But we praise GOD that one day His wondering Hebrew sheep will hear the voice of the Good SHEPHERD calling from their new rebuilt Temple, and they will run to meet Him shouting "Blessed is He that has returned in the name of the LORD."

( 38 ). And thus, in the book of Malachi, Israel asked seven questions of the LORD. The fifth question that we discussed was related to the Scriptural affirmation that the LORD GOD makes to Israel that before He can return literally to them as their MESSIAH, they must return to Him spiritually and wholeheartedly.

( 39 ). All seven questions are introduced by the word "Wherein." Which means . . . "When was it when we robed you?" . . . Let us now discuss the sixth question, as we read . . .

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( 40 ). { V. 8 } Scripture: "Will a man rob GOD? Yet you have robbed Me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed You? . . . In a tithes and offerings!

( 41 ). { V. 9 }: You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed Me, even this 'whole [ Israeli' ] ... nation.

( 42 ). { V. 10 }: Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be, meat in My house, and prove Me now herewith, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

( 43 ). { V. 11 }: And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, says the LORD of hosts.

( 44 ). { V. 12 }: And all the nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, { Malachi 3:8-12 }."

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( 45 ). The above { Vs. 8-12 } paraphrased below in commentary form ...

( 46 ). { 8 }: "Will a man rob [ or defraud ALMIGHTY ] GOD [ his own Creator?" GOD answered and said: ] Yet 'you [ Israelites ] have robbed [ and are still robbing' ] Me.' But you say, 'In what way have we robbed [ or defrauded ] You?' [ and the LORD JEHOVAH 'answered and again said . . . ]: You [ have robbed Me by withholding ] your tithes and offerings [ from Me' ].

( 47 ). { 9 }: [ JEHOVAH then said ]: 'You [ Israelis' ]: are cursed with a curse: 'for you [ are still ] robbing Me', even this 'whole [ Israeli' ] . . . nation. [ ... Read again { Malachi 2:2. } and read { Leviticus 26:14-17. } [ The student must always realize that all of this was still - under the old Law and its commandments, and ordinances, which we today are [ NOT! ] Read { Ephesians 2:15 - & - Colossians 2:14, 20. }

( 48 ). { 10 }: Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there 'may be [ food ], in My - house' Temple ], and 'prove Me [ test Me' ] now 'by it [ with this - by doing so' ], says the LORD of hosts [ see ], if I will not 'open the windows of Heaven [ for you and keep My promises' ], and pour out for you 'a blessing [ i.e., a super abundance' ], that there shall not be room enough to receive it. . . . Read again { Malachi 2:2. } . . . [ Storehouse - read Nehemiah 10:38; - & - 13:5, 12 }.

( 49 ). { 11 }: And I will rebuke the devourer [ insects, plagues and every agency that could hurt it ] for your sakes, and 'he [ the devourer' ] shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; 'neither shall your vine [ or fruit trees - drop' ] its fruit before the time in the field, says the LORD of hosts.

( 50 ). { 12 }: And all the nations shall call you [ happy and ] blessed: for you shall be a [ land of milk and honey - and a land of ] delight, [ says the LORD of hosts ], { Malachi 3:8-12 }." Read { Deuteronomy 33:29; - & - Zechariah 8:13- }.

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CONTINUED ON

PART FOURTEEN OF THIS COMMENTARY CONCERNING THE "BOOK OF MALACHI."

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