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

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ISRAEL BECAME A WORRISOME PROBLEM TO THE LORD JEHOVAH

CHAPTER THREE OF MALACHI { Vs. 1-18 }

( 1 ). We have completed our study of Chapter two of Malachi where GOD sums up His complaint against the nation of Israel.

( 2 ). All the way down through the nation of Israel, from the time JEHOVAH made the Covenant with the first Hebrew, Abraham, and from the setting of the Tribulation, GOD declares that His patience with Israel will have to come to an end. We will now repeat the statement ...

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( 3 ). Scripture: "You have wearied the LORD with your words . . ., { Malachi 2:17 }."

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( 4 ). Commentary ... And Israel's last question is, "Where is the GOD of judgment?" "Where is He that was promised in the eternal Covenants, . . . the LORD Who will reign as KING and Judge on the whole world?

( 5 ). The prophets of Israel never wrote about this present Dispensation of Grace. All the prophecies that related to Israel looked over practically all of the last 2,000 year gap as if it would never happen. Although: it had been prophesied that . . .,

 

THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL . . .

( 6 ). { V. 7 } Scripture: "Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a "MAN CHILD.

( 7 ). { V. 8 } Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

( 8 ). { V. 9 }: Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your GOD, { Isaiah 66:7-9 etc }."

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( 9 ). The above { Vs. 7-9 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

( 10 ). { 7 }: "Scripture: "Before 'SHE: [ Reborn Israel' - i.e., a double meaning here ...' the first meaning of "she" is speaking of Israel as a nation, - and is spoken here, in the feminine gender. The second meaning of "SHE" refers to Mary the young Jewish virgin lady who ]: 'travailed: and brought forth 'CHRIST the Man Child.' [ Thus, She as a nation came into existence again as a new reborn nation in 1948', ] she brought forth; 'before her pain came [ i.e., HER: Israel's PAIN' and persecution during the Great Tribulation Period' ]: 'SHE was [ i.e., two thousand years ago' ] 'delivered of a MAN CHILD, [ her MESSIAH, and in the near future He will become Her MESSIAH once again at His Second Advent' ]." . . . KEEP ON READING . . .

( 11 ). { 8 } . . .

[ A ] . . . Who has heard such a thing?

[ B ] . . . who has seen such things?

[ C ] . . . Shall the earth be made to bring forth "IN ONE DAY [ a new reborn Israeli nation, . . . May 14, 1948 ]."

[ D ] . . . or, shall a nation 'be [ re- ] born at ONCE? [ it certainly was,' ] [ E ] . . . for as soon as 'Zion [ Israel' ] travailed, she brought forth her children. Read { Zechariah 12:10; - 13:1 -Romans 11:26; - & - Daniel 7:13- 14 }.

( 12 ). { 9 }: [ 1 ]: . . . Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: [ 2 ]: . . . shall 'I [ Who cause to ] bring forth', shut [ Israel's ] womb? says your GOD, { Isaiah 66:7-9, etc }." [ Read the rest of the chapter ].

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( 13 ). Commentary ... At the Second Coming of MESSIAH all living Christian Israelites at that time will have been saved during the Tribulation. Some may ask "Why do you call them Christians? It's very simple, people during the Tribulation Period will be saved just like lost individuals are saved today. By faith in CHRIST JESUS.

( 14 ). Naturally they will not be added to the BODY OF CHRIST as we are today. The BODY OF CHRIST will already have been Raptured before the Tribulation began . . . as we have already proven previously. And, the Tribulation Saints will be saved and enter into the future Millennial Kingdom Dispensation along with their MESSIAH! . . .

( 15 ). Concerning the above text, as we have stated many times, there are many verses containing double meanings in our Bible, in { V. 7 } above we believe is one of those texts.

( 16 ). you will notice that "She travailed and brought forth a man child." Naturally we are aware that this is speaking of the LORD JESUS which would be the Child of destiny, CHRIST in His infancy, and it would be fulfilled in the prophet Isaiah's future at the first coming of CHRIST.

( 17 ). Naturally birth pains will come to any woman who gives birth to any child as it surely did to Mary at the CHRIST Child's birth.

( 18 ). As we have already explained, Israel is referred to as being in the female gender countless times in the Scriptures. Since { V. 8 } speaks of a nation referring here to 'Israel's restitution as a new nation in the future, we see this referred to when it is stated: "Shall a nation be born at ONCE? . . .

( 19 ). This was accomplished "May 14th 1948," and it was accomplished in "One Day" as { V. 8 } above makes clear. And . . . "as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." In other wards:

( 20 ). As soon as Israel was 'reborn in her infancy, a new nation out from the old Israel!' . . . At that time, many of GOD'S Hebrew Children begin returning in droves to the renewed Sovereign nation of Israel! and they are still returning every year. One reason so many Jewish people began returning in the 1940's was because of the horrendous torture and hatred of the Hebrews during World War Two by the Germans.

( 21 ). Today the "worlds nations" would love to have JEHOVAH GOD close the womb of every Jewish woman in order to end the birth of the Hebrew race. What does JEHOVAH say about this? He states . . .

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( 22 ). { V. 9 } Above . . . "Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut her [ 'Israel's ] womb?' says your GOD."

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( 23 ). Israel of old became a nation long before the birth of Isaiah and Malachi. But at the rejection of her MESSIAH Israel was set aside until she would be reinstituted as a new nation in "our [ including my personal ] life time" during this last century. [ For what it's worth, this writer was born 'many years' before Israel was reborn as a new nation in the 19 40's ]!

( 24 ). When we read that 'SHE [ Israel' in typology ] travailed, she brought forth; "before her pain come." As a New reborn nation, when SHE again came into existence in 1948 travailed as in child birth - as soon as she came into existence.

( 25 ). Part of Israel's pain came immediately at Her rebirth as a nation in the 1940's, the bordering Arab nations invaded Israel at that time. But she prevailed with the help of GOD and overcame her enemies. Had it not been the helping hand of the ALMIGHTY, there was no way Israel as an infant nation could have won her independence.

( 26 ). When { V. 7 } above says that 'She [ Israel' in typology ] travailed ... 'before her pain come." We believe that this also refers to Israel's real pain that will take place during the Great Tribulation when at least two thirds of the Israelis are destroyed during that time. . . . Read again { Zechariah 13:8-9 } which is looking forward the "Time Of Jacob's Trouble" foretold in { Jeremiah 30:7 }.

( 27 ). Again we repeat . . . "Shall a nation be born at once, { V. 7 }." Zion is pictured as the mother who is speedily bringing forth children. While it has been customary for commentators to view this as the beginning of the 'BODY OF CHRIST [ and call us spiritual Israel' ] this false teaching quickly spread across the entire world. . . .

( 28 ). This should rather have 'been viewed [ speaking as in the future tense' ] as a converted Israel who will come to faith during the Tribulation Period and quickly spread the Millennial Kingdom Gospel around the world. Some of that false doctrine was propagated by the Roman Church in the early days of that Order, and accepted as truth the same as much other false doctrine has been believed from that same religious body.

( 29 ). Many Bible commentators such as "A. W. Kac; - Tim LaHaye; - H. Lindsell; - J. Phillips. Kindner, and many untold prominent theologians admits that these events prophesies that which "clearly concern future end time events."

( 30 ). The question asked in { V. 9 }, "Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?" The answer is rhetorical and implies the answer, no! In essence, the LORD is saying:

( 31 ). "Should I bring Israel this far through all of these difficulties and not bring forth a converted Israel to the full blessing of the Millennial Reign of MESSIAH?" The answer, by implication, is that JEHOVAH will in fact do just that!

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( 32 ). The prophecy of the seventy weeks of Daniel jumps from the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. to the revealing of Antichrist. . . . In answer to the Jews question concerning the GOD of judgment, of { Malachi 2:17 } The LORD now answers their question when He says...

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( 33 ). { V. 1 } Scripture: "Behold I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the LORD, Whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His Temple, even the messenger of the Covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come says the LORD of hosts.

( 34 ). { V. 2 }: But who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appears? for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

( 35 ). { V. 3 }: And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

( 36 ). { V. 4 }: Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, as in former years.

( 37 ). { V. 5 }: 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, the fatherless, and that turn aside the 'stranger from his right, and fear not Me, says the LORD of hosts.

( 38 ). { V. 6 }: For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed, { Malachi 3:1-6 }."

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

( 40 ). { V. 1 }: "Behold I will send 'My messenger [ Elijah' is still to come and do his work preceding the return of the MESSIAH, i.e., the messenger 'Elijah will be followed by the KING of KING'S at His Second Advent ],' and 'he [ Elijah' ] shall prepare the way before Me. 'And the LORD [ meaning the LORD of Judgment MESSIAH Himself' ], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His Temple; the 'MESSENGER [ or ANGEL; which is the meaning of the Hebrew word,' ] of 'the [ future NEW ] Covenant.' [ The word LORD refers here to the word "Adon" with the article, and is always used of GOD. It is the LORD GOD Who comes, and His official title is "The ANGEL of the Covenant." ] Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the LORD of hosts. [ i.e., hear again: there is a double meaning in this verse . . .

[ 1 ]: First meaning . . . John the Baptist appeared before MESSIAH came on the scene the first time two thousand years ago.

[ 2 ]: Second meaning . . . Two thousand years later will be the appearance on this earth of the two witnesses as messengers to ready Israel for the Second Advent of CHRIST their MESSIAH! . . .

( 41 ). { V. 2 }: But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap; ... [ A refiner's fire purifies', and 'fullers ... i.e., laundry- men's soap cleanses.' ] Read { Revelation 6:12-17 - & - Joel 2:11. }

( 42 ). { V. 3 }: He will sit as a "refiner and purifier of silver": and He shall purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and "refine them like gold and silver", that they may offer to the LORD offerings in righteousness. [ "Concerning the refining of Israel in the future, read { Zechariah 13: 8- 9 } which refers to the Second Coming of MESSIAH and what follows."

( 43 ). { V. 4 }: Then will the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasing to the LORD, as in the days of old, and 'as [ it was' ] in ancient times:

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( 44 ). No - [ 1 ]: { V. 5 }: Then will I draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against 'the sorcerers [ those who use witch craft ] { Exodus 22:18 }' . . .,

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[ 2 ]: 'and against the adulterers: [ those who live in a common law relationships, or commit fornication ] { Exodus 20:14 }' ...,

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[ 3 ]: 'and against false swearers [ liars ] { Leviticus 19:12 }' . . .,

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[ 4 ]: 'and against those that oppress the hireling: [ by not paying them enough wages ... and perhaps holding back wages of those who work for wages while trying to make a honest living on what they earn, { Leviticus 19:13 }' ...,

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[ 5 ]: or 'the widow: [ a woman who has lost her husband in death' ]. . .,

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[ 6 ]: or 'the fatherless [ usually a child - or children of any age whose father is either dead or absent because of divorce and does not support his children no matter where they may live' ] { Exodus 22:22-24},

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[ 7 ]: 'and those who turn aside the 'stranger [ or temporary resident' ] from 'his right: [ a person or persons that need assistance in some way] { Deuteronomy 24:17 }' ...,

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[ 8 ]: 'and those that fail to fear the LORD of hosts: [ in a loving worshipful manner ]."

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( 45 ). { V. 6 }: For I am the LORD, 'I do not: [ nor - will I positively ever' ] change; that is the reason why 'you sons of Jacob [ Israelites' have never been consumed - done away with, been destroyed 'as some of the other races have been destroyed in the past.' ] The fact is, 'you Israelis will never fail to exist through-out all eternity, [ that is, the LORD is - speaking of you Hebrews that will follow the MESSIAH as your KING' ], { Malachi 3:1-6 }."

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( 46 ). Commentary . . . As we have stated, most Bible footnotes and commentaries divide this prophecy into two parts making the first verses of chapter 3 applicable to the First Advent of CHRIST and the remainder referring to His Second Coming.

( 47 ). However, I interpret it all to refer to CHRIST'S Second Coming because GOD here is giving Israel a sign concerning the appearing of the GOD of judgment, and JESUS came not the first time to judge the world but to save the world. [ Naturally - John the Baptist would have been the one referred to as the true messenger spoken of in Malachi had the Jews accepted him as the true forerunner of their MESSIAH JESUS. but after rejecting John's testimony, and JESUS as MESSIAH, the rest of the story should be completely understood. ]

( 48 ). At the Second Coming of MESSIAH He will be presented as the great judge described in { Revelation 19:11 }. Many of those who interpret the first verse of chapter 3 as referring to CHRIST'S First coming, naturally make the mistake of teaching that the messenger - John the Baptist was the only meaning of the text. When they teach this they should re-study the verse over again in a deeper manner. Naturally the Bible student is likely - strongly aware that there has been so much false interpretations taught concerning this little prophetic Book that, it is very difficult for some folks to comprehend the deeper truth of it.

( 49 ). Certainly, according to the Covenants, the office of messenger did have a legal fulfillment in John the Baptist as we read . . .

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( 50 ). { V. 7 } Scripture: "And as they departed JESUS began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, [ He asked them a question, He asked: ] 'what went you out into the wilderness to see?' A reed shaken with the wind?

( 51 ). { V. 8 }: But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

( 52 ). { V. 9 }: But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

( 53 ). { V. 10 }: For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send My messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.

( 54 ). { V. 11 }: Verily I say to you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a greater than JOHN the Baptist: not withstanding he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.

( 55 ). { V. 12 }: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

( 56 ). { V. 13 }: For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. . . . Read also { Luke 16:16 }.

( 57 ). { V. 14 }: And if you will receive it, this is Elias which was for to come, { Matthew 11:7-14 }."

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( 58 ). The above { Vs. 7-14 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

( 59 ). { 7 }: Then as these men went on their way, 'The LORD JESUS began to minister to the crowds of that which concerned John the Baptist, [ to begin with He asked the people a question' ]: What did you people go out into the 'wilderness [ desert' ] to see? was it to see a reed swaying in the wind?

( 60 ). { 8 ): Again I ask, What did you go out to look upon then? ... was it to look upon a man clothed in soft garments? 'Behold [ take notice, and listen to what I say': ], those that wear 'soft [ and expensive' ] clothing are those that 'are [ dwelling' ] in the houses of kings.

( 61 ). { 9 ): But what really was it that you yourself went out into the wilderness to gaze upon? Was it to see a prophet at first hand? 'Yes, I tell you [ I know what you wanted to see' ], 'you wanted to look upon someone: [ out of the common mould, a person that is much more eminent, more remarkable and more ] . . . superior to a prophet.'

( 62 ). { 10 }: [ The Person you wished to gaze upon ]: Is the one of whom it is written, Behold, I send My Messenger on ahead of 'YOU [ WHO is the LORD JESUS, the MESSIAH of Israel' and ], Who shall 'make ready YOUR path that is before YOU.' ... Read again { Malachi 3:1 }.

( 63 ). { 11 }: Truly I tell you, Among those that 'have been born of women [ from the very beginning of mankind on this earth' ], not one person [ that was completely human ] has as yet - been born 'that was greater than John the Baptist; [ yet on the other hand', ]: he who is least 'in the [ future earthly Millennial ] Kingdom of Heaven will be greater than him.'

( 64 ). { 12 }: And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time the Kingdom of Heaven has endured violent assault, 'and violent men [ wish to ] seize it 'by force [ as a precious prize.' ] . . .

( 65 ). { 13 }: For 'all the [ Old Testament' ] prophets and 'the [ Mosaic writings concerning the old ] Law' prophesied 'until John [ the Baptist' came on the scene ].

( 66 ). { 14 }: And if you are willing to receive MESSIAH'S earthly Millennial Kingdom, and Himself as your KING, then this prophet "is Elias [ Elijah ] which was for to come, [ i.e., this would mean that John the Baptist would have had the same type of spirit and power, as the former Elijah had previously had in the past", ] { Matthew 11:7-14 }." [ "But, the people being stiff-necked refused to receive the Kingdom and the KING OF KING'S didn't they?" ]

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( 67 ). Commentary . . . Speaking of John the Baptist, many Baptist believe that the Baptist Denomination received its name from John the Baptist. 'WRONG!' . . . The fact is: the name Baptist is mentioned 14 times in the New Testament and always refers to John the Baptist himself . . . and, has nothing whatsoever to do with any present Grace Age denomination.

( 68 ). The word Baptist only referred to John whom at that time . . ., as the prophet who performed the water ritual - i.e., as the Baptizer for the Jews according to the old Testament ritualistic ordinances of the Old Law. [ Read again our commentary concerning the "12 Baptisms in the Bible ]." ... Read again also { Ephesians 2:15 }.

( 69 ). Concerning a "WRONG" interpretation of this verse { Matthew 11:12 } above: that many to day are teaching out of it right context and Dispensational place in history . . .,

( 70 ). They are teaching that the violent, who are trying to seize the Kingdom of Heaven - applies to unsaved sinners of this present age of Grace - that will try to force the establishment of the Kingdom mentioned in the verse, by their own might.

( 71 ). When this Text was written in Matthew - this Grace period of today hadn't as yet even come into existence! According to their way of thinking, this would make the people of this grace Dispensation today, to be exerting by their own strength, and by force - lay hold i.e., bring in the Kingdom of Heaven themselves.

( 72 ). The fact really is, the average person in this Grace period has no real idea what the words "Kingdom of Heaven really was to be, or what it was to represent." Most of the denominations who teach the Bible according to their own Denominational doctrine, do not even believe in a future earthly Millennial Kingdom to be set up by the LORD! Shame! on them for not believing the prophetic Scriptures!

( 73 ). The correct interpretation however, means just the opposite of that one above. The Pharisees and scribes, who listened to the Words of the LORD, are the violent who used force in connection with the Kingdom of Heaven.

( 74 ). The student must remember that the Kingdom of Heaven does not refer to the Gospel at all, but is still the future literal earthly Millennial Kingdom promised to Israel. The Hebrew people rejected the KING and His Kingdom. In this sense the Kingdom of Heaven suffered violence.

( 75 ). No sooner did John the Baptist preach concerning "the Millennial Kingdom of Heaven is at hand," than the leaders of the nation raised their opposition. This opposition increased till it culminated in the rejection and crucifixion of Israel's KING the MESSIAH. Then the KING pronounced His woe upon the unbelieving cities and their people.

( 76 ). In the New Testament we read that such and such a thing was done or accomplished by CHRIST or about Him so that many of the Old Testament prophecies might be fulfilled.

( 77 ). These are what I refer to as legal fulfillments so that Israel in the days of our LORD in the flesh might not have a legal reason for not knowing CHRIST as their promised MESSIAH and receiving Him as their legal KING. Concerning MESSIAH'S first coming - John the Baptist was indeed the legal messenger sent forth in { Malachi 3:1 } had he been accepted.

( 78 ). And he went before CHRIST declaring, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, { Matthew 3:2 }." The Kingdom of Heaven did not come in because as CHRIST said, it was shaken by violence and the leaders wanted to bring it into being even if they had to do so by force at that time. In other words, they wanted to do what they thought man could manage by themselves and leave GOD and His Personal agenda completely out of it!

( 79 ). The forces of Hell, the powers of the Devil, prevailed against the Kingdom of Heaven at that time, but CHRIST said that the same forces of Hell would not prevail against "His Church [ i.e., Greek ... against His 'church' referring to an Assembly, or Hebrew Congregation" ]. Remember, this was before this Grace Age had begun!: { Ephesians 3:9 }.

( 80 ). Had John the Baptist prepared the way for the LORD, and had the nation of Israel accepted Him as the MESSIAH of judgment and the messenger of the Covenant, then John would have been Elijah. What we mean by this is, that John would have received the same spirit and power that the two prophetic prophets will receive at the beginning of the Tribulation period, { Revelation 11:3-6 }.

( 81 ). Elisha the prophet received a double portion of the spirit of Elijah, { 2- Kings 2:9-15 }. Therefore in the future The LORD will call two unknown men who are to become witness in that future day, and GOD will perform on them the same miracle as He had performed on Elisha by giving them the spirit of Elijah.

( 82 ). But John did "NOT" prepare the way for CHRIST to come into His MILLENNIAL Kingdom; "John did indeed preach the truth", but instead of believing him and his truth, instead, his word stirred up a rebellion that led JESUS CHRIST to the Cross.

( 83 ). JESUS paid John a great tribute, but when the Kingdom of Heaven does come in, the least people of Israel will be greater prophets than John the Baptist as we read . . .

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( 84 ). { V. 27 } Scripture: "And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your GOD, and none else: and My people shall never be ashamed.

( 85 ). { V, 28 }: And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions, { Joel 2:27-28 }."

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( 86 ). The above { V. 27-28 } paraphrased below in commentary form...

( 87 ). { 27 }: "And 'you [ whom are My beloved Hebrew nation' ] shall know that 'I [ your MESSIAH' ] . . . [ during that future blessed Dispensation when I sit upon My throne as your KING ] . . . [ i.e., I will be reigning ] in the midst of [ you My people ] Israel [ you will know and understand from that time onward ], that 'I am the [ MESSIAH the ] LORD your GOD', and there is 'none else [ i.e., 'no other god or so-called gods to take My place' ]. And, 'My people [ Israel ] shall never be [ put to ] shame [ or be ashamed to be called Jews' ].

( 88 ). { 28 }: And it shall come to pass 'afterward, [ i.e., after Israel's future believing Remnant has come to repentance and have been restored as a Kingdom nation { Zechariah 12:10 - & - 13:1 } ... and after the Tribulation Period has come to an end, and the MESSIAH is sitting on His throne as the KING of KING'S ]: that I will pour out 'My [ HOLY ] SPIRIT' upon all flesh, and you [ whom are Jewish, your: ] sons and your daughters 'shall prophesy [ as did the prophets of old time,' and ]: 'your old [ Jewish' ] men shall dream dreams, [ 'and ] your young [ Jewish ] men shall see [ real ] visions', { Joel 2:27-28, read V. 32 }." Read also { Isaiah 65:21-25; - & - 66:12-14, and verses 2o-23 }.

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( 89 ). Commentary . . . The LORD MESSIAH will reign in the midst of Israel from His Temple in Jerusalem during His Millennial reign. There are some who attempt to apply this prophecy to this present Age of Grace, and have men and women in the various congregations going around seeing visions, dreaming dreams and prophesying.

( 90 ). But never did Joel, Malachi or any of the other Old Testament prophets prophesy about the BODY OF CHRIST of this Grace Age! Because JEHOVAH never gave any of them this type of foresight. Read { Ephesians 3:3-9 }.

( 91 ). Instead, the prophets of the old Testament prophesied about the future earthly Millennial Kingdom of Heaven, which will be brought in by the KING of Heaven MESSIAH Himself. This will take place at the Second Advent when He returns visibly and literally to this earth.

( 92 ). One Question is, since the BODY OF CHRIST today is called the Church, will there be a Church in the future after the BODY OF CHRIST is called up from this earth into Heaven at the Rapture? Of course there will. The Kingdom Congregation of Saints will begin to be saved from the beginning of the Tribulation right on into and through MESSIAH'S Kingdom Dispensation.

( 93 ). But, on the other hand there will be a false "Laodicean church system" and even right now at this present hour it is becoming stronger every day. This false church system will be called the church which has a head called the "False Prophet." Read { Revelation 3:14-17; - & - 13: 11-18 }.

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PART TEN OF THIS COMMENTARY CONCERNING THE "BOOK OF MALACHI"

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