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

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THAT WHICH CONCERNS THE TEMPLES AND THE PRIESTHOOD OF ISRAEL

( 1 ). As we have brought out before, news reports from Israel tell about how the descendants of the Aaronec priesthood are being sought out and the young men are being sent out to school to learn the old Mosaic law and the order of the ancient Temple worship in preparation for the restoration of the priesthood.

( 2 ). But even when the priesthood is re-established, the priests will make the same mistakes that they made in Solomon's Temple, in Zerubbabel's Temple, and in Herod's Temple. Thus, having men's persons in admiration in observance of the law, and stumbling over the purpose of the law, which was - to lead the nation of Israel to a state of preparation for the coming of the MESSIAH. ... And now we read . . .

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( 3 ). { V. 21 } Scripture: "Is the law then against the promises of GOD? GOD forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

( 4 ). { V. 23 }: But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

( 5 ). { V. 24 }: Therefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to CHRIST, that we might be justified by faith, { Galatians 3:21, 23, 24 }."

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( 6 ). The above { Vs. 8-11 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 7 ). { 21 }: Is the Law then contrary and opposed to the 'promises [ Covenants' ] of GOD? Of course not! For if a law had been given 'which could confer [ spiritual ] life', then righteousness and right standing with GOD would certainly have come by the old Law.

( 8 ). { 23 }: Now [ during the old Mosaic Law Dispensation which was: ] "before" the faith [ we now have during this present Grace Dispensation of our having received salvation And, that salvation by the death, burial and resurrection of our LORD and Saviour JESUS CHRIST ] came [ into being." ] Thus, we [ Israelis ] were perpetually guarded under the Law, and kept in custody in preparation for the faith that was destined to be 'revealed [ unveiled, and disclosed during this present Grace Dispensation ].' . . .

( 9 ). { 24 }: Therefore, 'the Law served [ to us Jews' ] as our trainer ... our guardian, and our guide to our MESSIAH the CHRIST', to lead us ... 'until MESSIAH [ came' ], that we might be 'justified [ declared righteous, and put in right standing with GOD' ] by and through faith, { Galatians 3:21, 23, 24 }."

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( 10 ). Commentary . . . Remember this: Jews today, who receive CHRIST JESUS as their Saviour and LORD are now called 'Messianic Jews!' This means they are members of the BODY OF CHRIST just like all other Children of GOD the FATHER are. Race distinctions mean nothing as far as the BODY OF CHRIST is concerned! Jews and all the rest of humanity are no more under the old Mosaic Law of Ordinances or commandments that people were in the past. . . On the other hand, we are now, and always will be under the moral law of "Rights and Wrongs." Read { Romans 6:14-18 }. Concerning the word Schoolmaster in { V. 24 } above read on . . .

( 11 ). "The Greek word here means not a "teacher" but an attendant, a custodian, usually a slave whose job it was to insure the safe arrival of the child at school. CHRIST is the true Teacher and Schoolmaster for us now! This stumbling of the priesthood concerning the Law is again revealed . . .,

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( 12 ). { V. 8 } Scripture: "Again a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.

( 13 ). { V. 9 }: He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now!

( 14 ). { V. 10 }: He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him,

( 15 ). { V. 11 }: But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes, { 1- John 2:8-11 }."

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( 16 ). The above { Vs. 8-11 } paraphrased below in commentary form ...

( 17 ). { 8 }: Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true ... and is realized in CHRIST JESUS and in you, because the 'darkness [ moral blindness' ] is clearing away and the 'true Light [ the revelation of GOD in CHRIST' ] is already shining in my heart.

( 18 ). { 9 }: Whoever says he is in the light 'and [ yet' ] hates his 'brother [ Christian, ... i.e., who is a born again Child of GOD of his own Heavenly FATHER' ] is in darkness even until now.

( 19 ). { 10 }: But, Whoever loves his 'brother [ Christian' ] 'abides [ lives ] in the light', and there is nothing in him to make him stumble - or have cause for error in sin.

( 20 ). { 11 }: But he that 'hates [ detests, despises' ] his 'brother [ in CHRIST' ] is in darkness, and 'walking [ living' ] in [ the ] 'dark; [ he is straying' ] and does 'not perceive [or understand' ] where he is going, because that darkness has blinded his eyes, { 1- John 2: 8-10 }."

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( 21 ). Commentary . . . Abiding in love is abiding in the light; for the Gospel light not only illumines the understanding, but warms the 'heart [ i.e., mind, intellect' ] into love. There is no stumbling in him that abides in love, and also there is nothing in CHRIST to cause us to stumble.

( 22 ). The above text applies to the Jew as well as the Christian, because CHRIST came as a Brother to Israel according to the flesh, { Hebrews 2:17 }, and those that received Him no longer stumbled along the dark shadow of the old Law, but had come into the light. And we read again . . .

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( 23 ). { V. 23 } Scripture: ". . . we preach CHRIST crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness,

( 24 ). { V. 24 }: But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, CHRIST the power of GOD, and the wisdom of GOD, { 1- Corinthians 1:23-24 }."

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( 25 ). The above { Vs. 23-24 } paraphrased below in commentary form. . .

( 26 ). { 23 }: We preach CHRIST [ the MESSIAH as having been ], crucified [ for the sins of man, and through His offering of himself on His Cross for the payment of the sins of man we might receive salvation. This teaching when taught to the ] average Jews, is a [ scandal and an 'offensive ] stumbling block [ that springs a snare- trap' ], and to the Greeks [ i.e., heathenistic ] Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense.

( 27 ). { 24 }: And thus to those who are called, whether Jew or 'Greek [ Gentiles' i.e., 'unsaved heathens ], CHRIST JESUS the MESSIAH [ is ] the power of GOD and the wisdom of GOD."

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( 28 ). Commentary . . . And even though the Jews have stumbled back into the land of Israel today - still stumbling over CHRIST as the end of the Law - GOD is not going to let them all fall. We read . . .

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( 29 ). Scripture: "I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? GOD forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come to the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy, { Romans 11:11 }."

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( 30 ). The above { V. 11 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "So 'I [ Paul ] ask [ this question' ]: "Have the Hebrew people stumbled so as 'to fall [ away from MESSIAH'S love so that they will never again have a chance to receive salvation, on - ] . . . to their spiritual ruin, irretrievably?' [ Paul then answers his own question by saying: ] 'By no means!' But through Israel's ignorance and transgression, salvation [ has come' ] 'to the heathen [ to - see if the heathen will accept it,' and ssince many heathen have accepted CHRIST as their Saviour . . . as one can perceive, this was done: ], 'so as to arouse Israel: [ i.e., as if to arouse one from sleep' ] to see and feel what they have forfeited' and also ] to [ fill ] the Jews [ minds ] with jealousy."

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( 31 ). Scripture: "Have we not all one FATHER? has not one GOD created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the Covenant of our fathers? { Malachi 2: 1o }."

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( 32 ). The above { V. 10 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "Have we not all one FATHER? has not one GOD created us? 'Why [ then' ] do we deal [ faithlessly 'and ] treacherously 'every man [ of us' ] against his brother, by profaning 'the Covenant [ of GOD with' ] 'our [ for - ] fathers?"

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( 33 ). Commentary . . . One reason for JEHOVAH'S anger and disgust against the Israelis was that many of them was entwined - in marriages with non Israelites which violated the special relationship JEHOVAH had with the Jews as the FATHER of that nation . . ., read { Exodus 4: 22 }. Marriage with the heathen was prohibited in { Exodus 34:14- 16 - & - Deuteronomy 7:3 }. [ Today the same thing is so concerning Christians. A Christian Child of GOD is not to marry a non-christian, that type of marriage can cause much chaotic damage in the family ].

( 34 ). Now today the modernists and the apostates likes very much to take this Scripture out of context and apply it to their own fatherhood of GOD and brotherhood of man theory.

( 35 ). There are many modernistic and apostate preacher in the United States today who can quote this Scripture; yet they fail to understand just what it means.

( 36 ). This Scripture was not directed to the whole world or the entire human race - it was directed only to Israel. We read in this Scripture that the Jews had forgotten that GOD was the founder of their nation and that they had profaned the Covenant of their forefathers.

( 37 ). Certainly, Malachi did not intend this verse concerning the fatherhood of GOD for "Gentiles [ who are all heathen and or, considered as pagans" ], because GOD never made a covenant with Gentiles. We read . . .

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( 38 ). { V. 11 } Scripture: "Therefore remember, that you being in times past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision, in the flesh made by hands;

( 39 ). { V. 12 }: That at that time you were without CHRIST, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and stranger from the Covenants of promise, having no hope, and without GOD in the world, { Ephesians 2:11- 12 }."

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( 40 ). The above { Vs. 11-12 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 41 ). { 11 }: "Therefore remember, that you being 'in times past [ were Gentiles, heathen, aliens, and or, counted as pagans': ] in the flesh; and thus, called Uncircumcision by those whom were Jews, who thus called themselves the circumcision - sense all the males of the Hebrew race was to be circumcised! Circumcision was the mark of the 'Hebrews [ Israelites' ], in the flesh performed by human hands.

( 42 ). { 12 }: Remember that 'you [ heathen' ] were at that time 'separated [ living apart' ] from JEHOVAH ... excluded from all part in Him; utterly estranged and outlawed from the rights of Israel as a nation, and strangers with 'no share in the sacred compacts of the [ Messianic ] promise' . . . and with no knowledge of or, right in 'GOD'S agreements, i.e., His Covenants.' And you had no hope . . . no promise; you were "ALL" in the world without GOD, { Ephesians 2:11- 12 }."

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( 43 ). Commentary . . . What exactly is a Gentile? and we are aware that we have mentioned this before, and that we step on a few toes here but Scripture clears all this up for us if we will accept it!

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No - { 1 }: The three words "Gentile, pagan and heathen" are synonymous! The names refer to unconverted people who do not acknowledge the GOD of the Bible.

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No - { 2 }: They are children of Satan not of ALMIGHTY GOD.

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No - { 3 }: Pagan; pertaining to the heathen.

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No - { 4 }: They are irreligious, where the True TRINITARIAN GOD is concerned. They are strictly ungodly, showing disregard for and hostility toward Christianity, - and commonly explained as meaning unenlightened people toward GOD and His Word.

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No - { 5 }: They are looked on as barbaric idolaters, such as the tribes of Africa: with their heathen rites, and idols, in fact they are even - though they will refuse to agree with youu or your Bible ..., followers of the devil who is their god as well as all unsaved folks are! ... Read { 1- John 3:10 - & - 1- Corinthians 3:19-20 }.

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( 44 ). In the above two verses in Ephesians - Paul expands the concept of the BODY OF CHRIST put forward in, { Ephesians 1:23 }. On the other hand the previous Gospel of the Kingdom envisioned the fulfilling of the Covenants wherein Israel would be known as the Children of the Kingdom. We read . . .

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( 45 ). { V. 11 } Scripture: "And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven.'

( 46 ). { V. 12 }: But the Children of the Kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, { Matthew 8:11-12 }."

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( 47 ). The above { Vs. 11-12 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

( 48 ). { 11 } Scripture: "And I say to you, That 'many [ Jews of the saved Hebrew Remnant,' shall come from the 'east and west [ north and south' ], and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, 'in the [ future earthly Millennial ] Kingdom of Heaven.' ... And, also many people that had been Gentiles during the Tribulation and became saved will enter that same Kingdom Dispensation. ]

( 49. { 12 } "But the 'Children of the Kingdom [ speaking of the Jews that had rejected the MESSIAH when He came the first time, and also during the Tribulation Period.' This also refers to those Gentiles that will have been born during that Dispensation and had rejected MESSIAH as their GOD and KING! and had excepted the mark of the beast, they: ] shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, { Matthew 8: 11-12 }." Read also { Matthew 25:31- 46 }."

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( 50 ). Commentary . . . Concerning Israelis ..., And this was the father - hood of GOD to which { Malachi 2:10 } referred, and the truth to which CHRIST directed Israel in . . .

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( 51 ). { V. 8 } Scripture: "But be not you called 'Rabbi [ teacher' ]: for one is your Master, even CHRIST; and all of you are brethren. . . .

( 52 ). { V. 9 }: And call no man your father: upon the earth: for one is your FATHER, which is in Heaven, { Matthew 23:8-9 }."

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

( 54 ). { 8 } Scripture: "But you Jews,' no matter who you are - should never be called 'Rabbi [ referring to a teacher' or in this case master ]: for there is only ONE in the Universe Whom should be called your TEACHER! He is the only One that is your MASTER, even CHRIST; and all you are brethren [ in the Hebrew nation and race! ... i.e., MESSIAH was not talking to people of this present Grace Dispensation here in Matthew's Kingdom Gospel. The BODY OF CHRIST had not began as yet and would not until the Apostle Paul would later be chosen as the "one Apostle for the Gentiles, an apostle that would be called out of 'due season or [ time,' ]: according to Paul's own words." ] ... Read { 1- Corinthians 15:8-9 }.

( 55 ). { 9 }: And call 'no [ earthly ] man [ no mater who he is - preacher, priest, pope or teacher ] your FATHER' [ referring to any human that lives ]: upon the earth: for one is your True FATHER [ Whom is GOD Himself ], which is in Heaven, { Matthew 23:8-9 }." Read on . . .

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( 56 ). Commentary . . . When sons of GOD are mentioned in our Bible, of all the genealogies of man from Adam to CHRIST, only 'two flesh and blood men' are mentioned as being the sons of GOD - Adam and CHRIST. Naturally this does not discount the wicked angels who procreated with human woman before the Flood of Noah's day and produced giants, read { Genesis 6:2-4 } . . . [ Read also our message concerning the "Giants" of Noah's and David's day." ]

( 57 ). Adam was a son of GOD and GOD was his FATHER but after Adam rebelled against his FATHER GOD, by partaking fruit from the tree of good and evil all men became "by nature the children of wrath."

( 58 ). There is no son of GOD mentioned among the human race from Adam to CHRIST. The only way man can enter into a common brotherhood is by becoming the adopted Children of GOD the FATHER through the shed blood of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. And, this by accepting CHRIST as one's personal Saviour in the way the Scriptures state.

( 59 ). And, this can be done through a new birth whereby men and women are born again into one family, the family of GOD.

( 60 ). JESUS CHRIST informed Nicodemus in { John Ch. 3 } that he must be born again by faith in GOD'S SON Who was sent into the world to save the world, and through faith in a common Saviour: all men become Children of GOD; thus brothers in CHRIST. We read . . .

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( 61 ). { V. 4 } Scripture: "But when the fullness of the time was come, GOD sent forth His SON, made of a woman, made under the law,

( 62 ). { V. 5 }: To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

( 63 ). { V. 6 }: And because you are sons, GOD has sent forth the SPIRIT of His SON into your hearts, crying ABBA, FATHER, { Galatians 4:4-6 }."

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

( 65 ). { 4 }: "But when 'the [ proper' ] 'time [ and Dispensation had fully' ] come, 'GOD [ the FATHER' ] sent GOD His SON [ Whose fleshly body had been ], born 'of a [ young virgin' ] woman, born subject to 'the [ regulations of the old Mosaic' ] Law . . .,

( 66 ). { 5 }: To purchase 'the freedom of [ i.e., to atone for' ] those who ere subject to that ancient Law, [ that the LORD Himself had previously ordained, 'and ] that we [ who would receive salvation in a later Dispensation of pure Grace': ] might be adopted into the family of GOD and have GOD's Sonship conferred upon us . . . and 'be recognized as [ GOD the FATHER'S actual ] Sons [ also' ]!

( 67 ). { 6 }: And because you [ as Saints really ] are [ at this very time 'His ] Sons' . . ., GOD [ the FATHER ] has sent the [ HOLY ] SPIRIT of His SON into our hearts, crying ABBA [ FATHER ]!

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( 68 ). Commentary . . . CHRIST was born and reared in conformity of the Mosaic Law. As to adoption read { Romans 8:15 }. The HOLY SPIRIT in the heart of the Child of GOD shows the born again Child's acceptance with GOD as a Son and heir. ABBA is the Aramaic word for father. The only way any man can claim the FATHER-HOOD of GOD is by being born of the HOLY SPIRIT through faith in CHRIST into GOD'S family of adopted Children.

( 69 ). The brotherhood that the modernist and the apostates talk about is that brotherhood which the unsaved are enjoined as children of wrath and in rebellion against GOD.

( 70 ). The fatherhood to which the modernist and the apostates talk about is that fatherhood which the Scriptures mention as follows . . .

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( 71 ). Scripture: "You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it, { John 8:44 }."

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( 72 ). The above { V. 44 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . . "You [ whom are not Christians are of your father the devil' ], and it is your will to practice the lusts and 'gratify the desires [ which are characteristic ] of your father.' 'He [ Satan' ] was [ and is' ] a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks what comes natural to his mind; for he is a 'liar [ himself' ] and the father of lies and of all that is false."

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( 73 ). Commentary . . . There are many - many - apostates who have been, and are at this very time ... lost to CHRIST and have had a personal relationship with the devil. Notice a similar harsh condemnation to this type of people in { Matthew 23:15 }.

( 74 ). The specific illustration of profaning GOD'S Covenant looks forward to the confirming of the covenant that GOD made with Abraham by the Antichrist. We read of the profaning of the covenant in which Malachi spoke of as follows . . .

The Eternal Covenants Are The Greatest Covenants Between GOD And Man. . . .

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( 75). Scripture: "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate, { Daniel 9:27 }."

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( 76 ). The above { V. 27 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "And the Antichrist shall enter into a strong and firm 'covenant [ agreement' ] with the 'many [ Israelis' ] for 'one week [ i.e., of a seven year duration - with each day of the week representing a full year' ] . . . and 'in the midst of the week [ in the middle of the seven year period' ] he shall cause 'the [ Hebrew' ] sacrifice [ i.e., the Hebrew sacrifices that shall be offered at that time during the Great Tribulation Period. . ., he will order all of the offerings 'to ] cease [ for the remaining three and a half years' ]; and upon the [ 'continued ] spreading [ forth' ] 'of tremendous sin [ shall come' and this evil potentate - the ] ... one who makes desolate; until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator."

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( 77 ). Commentary . . . The Antichrist will makes a covenant with many of the Jewish people at the beginning of the Tribulation Period. This covenant we also believe in a secondary way is referred as "the covenant with death, and with Hell { Isaiah 28:15, 18- 19 }." But, in the middle of the week i.e., 3 and 1/2 years later - Antichrist will break the covenant and desecrate the Temple by demanding worship of himself in it. Read { Matthew 24:15 - & - 2- Thessalonians 2:4 }.

( 78 ). From Malachi it appears evident that it will be the reformed priesthood of Israel who will figure prominently in getting the government of Israel to confirm the covenant with the Antichrist.

( 79 ). This is certainly understandable, because it is many of the religious leaders even in this present time such as several of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders who will be the most gullible in accepting the "peace at any price theory." [ Naturally this involves the One World Church system, and the many world governments whom are very gullible also ]. The reader must remember we are talking here about the last day prophetic tribulations that right at this very minute is approaching very rapidly. And this refers to the wishes of the worlds nations that Israel will give up a good part of their land for so-called peace!

( 80 ). And so for the sake of peace in the Middle East, the religious leaders of Israel will finally accept this agreement concerning their land of Israel. The Bible calls this agreement a "Covenant with death and with Hell, read again { Isaiah 28:15. }" Read also { Daniel 9:27}. about this.

( 81 ). The Covenant that will be profaned is of course the Covenant that GOD made with Abraham concerning the entire land of Israel itself. The land that was promised to them from the Euphrates river to the Nile river of Egypt. [ And we believe this will also include the "Land of Goshen that the Israelites occupied before their exodus from Egypt. ]

( 82 ). This is the issue that Jews and Arabs have been fighting over for thousands of years, and even today the Arabs and Muslims will not agree that Israel has any right to even one square inch of GOD's land that was and is promised to Israel.

( 83 ). What might occur is that the Antichrist may make a secret deal with the Muslims with the understanding that they will agree to Israel's right to GOD's land of Israel just long enough for Israel to complete their part of the bargain - i.e., draw back from conquered territories and disarm. Naturally, this is just a thought from this writer.

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( 84 ). We continue now and read . . .

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( 85 ). { V. 11 } Scripture: "Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the holiness of the LORD which He loved, and has married the daughters of a strange god.

( 86 ). { V. 12 }: The LORD will cut off the man that does this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offers an offering unto the LORD of hosts.

D. The Divorce, { 2:13-16 } . . .

( 87 ). { V. 13 }: And this have you done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that He regards not the offering any more, or receives it with good will at your hand, { Malachi 2:11-13 }."

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( 88 ). The above { Vs. 11-13 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

( 89 ). { 11 }: "Judah [ which is recognized as 'the southern part of the land of Israel' has been faithless and ] has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah [ that is, 'Jewish men ] has profaned the [ the holy sanctuary and the ] holiness of the LORD which He loved', and has married the daughters of a 'strange [ and foreign ] god' ... [ i.e., instead of marrying Jewish women. Read { Ezra 9:2 - & - Jeremiah 2:3 }. Also the words foreign- god, will refer to the Antichrist that countless people will worship during the Tribulation.

( 90 ). { 12 }: The LORD will cast out of the 'tents [ or tabernacles' ] of 'Jacob [ i.e., Israel,' ... to the last man those who do this evil thing ], 'the master and the [ pupil or ] servant alike, and him who brings an offering to the LORD of hosts [ to show forth their own self piety' ].

( 91 ). { 13 }: And this you do [ as of old ... all over again ] with double guilt [ i.e., they were guilty in the past and here they are guilty all over again in the future. The prophet tells them ]: you cover the altar of the LORD with your tears weeping and crying out because the LORD does not regard your offering any more or accept it with favor from your hands, { Malachi 2:11-13 }."

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( 92 ). Commentary ... Malachi says that in respect to the profaning the Covenant, that Judah will deal treacherously, and marry the daughter of a strange god.

( 93 ). Now this false worship has happened in the past and will take place again in the Tribulation Period. But one thing is clear in many ways, JEHOVAH has forgiven the Jews many times in the past and no other people in the history of the world has been so persecuted for remaining faithful to their old religion as the Jews.

( 94 ). Some Jews have been converted to Christianity, but a great majority of the Jews have either become atheists, agnostics or have remained faithful to ancient Judaism.

( 95 ). The daughter in plurality of the strange god which Judah will wed can only refer to the harlot one world church of the Tribulation, the mistress of Antichrist and the daughter of the beast empire. The Picture of the one world harlot organization rearing its head is the false "CHRISLAM religion." One famous TV minister said that this false system is led today in the greatest part by apostate ministers such as Rick Warren, Robert Schuler and etc.

( 96 ). We understand that these men and many others who believe in a One World church organization are mixing Christianity and the Muslim faith together, and their god we understand is called "Isa" the god of Muslims. they evidently are using the Bible and the Muslim Koran together to teach from. Also it has been stated that President Barack Obama is likely a Muslim and believes this same way! One thing we are certain of, "there will be a super one world false church organization during the Tribulation.

( 97 ). We also understand that this false apostate system has done away with the Crosses around their churches, they will not give invitations for converts to walk down the hall to receive Christ, and they teach that there are many paths to Heaven other than by the blood of Christ! Read what the Scripture states about enemies of the Cross, { Philippians 3:18- 19 }.

( 98 ). Naturally here we have idle worship to a large extent right now today in assemblies that are called Protestant Churches. Also people in various denominations are bowing down to idols in worship and praying to dead people by asking the dead to - pray for them. The fact is people should be praying on their knees to GOD the FATHER and not before idols - as the Scriptures tell them to do. We read . . .

( 99 ). In { Revelation Ch. 18:9 }: "That ALL 'kings [ leaders' ] and all nations will commit fornication with the great whore", [ i.e., 'the one world church system that the end time False prophet will lead, ] and this will include Israel.' . . . [ Read "that whole chapter." ]

( 100 ). We know that there will be some type of agreement or association between the priesthood of Israel and the leaders of the world church because we read of the Temple the Jews will rebuild. . . .

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( 101 ). Scripture: "But the court which is without the Temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months, { Revelation 11:2 }."

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( 102 ). The above { V. 2 } paraphrased below in commentary form . . .

( 103 ). "But leave out the measuring of the court yard outside the 'Temple [ or sanctuary' ] of GOD in Jerusalem . . . omit that, for 'it is [ to be' ] 'given [ at that future time of Tribulation' ] over to 'the [ heathen, Paganistic ] Gentile [ nations' ], and they will 'trample [ Jerusalem' ] that holy city under foot for 'forty-two months [ 3 and 1/2 years during the Tribulation Period' ]. Read { Zechariah 12:3 - & - Isaiah 63:18 }.

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( 104 ). Commentary ... So during the Tribulation, Jews and Gentiles will be worshipping at the same Temple, and Malachi says that at this time there will occur a great and terrible abomination in Jerusalem and the "holiness of the LORD" would be profaned. [ As we have mentioned several times... "Read our message concerning "The Temples of GOD" ].

( 105 ). The inner sanctuary of the Temple where the priests made intercession for the sins of the people through the blood offerings was called the "Holy of Holies."

( 106 ). And it will be the "Holy of Holies" where the Antichrist will sit and commit the abomination of desolation prophesied by the prophet Daniel, and also foretold by CHRIST JESUS and the Apostle Paul.

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

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