Malachi Chapter 4
Memory verses for
this week: Psa 45:6 Thy throne, O God,
is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
continue our study of Malachi this week. Last week in Chapter 3, we
saw prophecy regarding the coming of John the Baptist. Malachi then
went into how God’s people rob God by not paying all of our tithes and
offerings. We have a great promise from the Lord that if we will
give, that God will open the windows of heaven and pour us out a
blessing so great that we can’t contain it. This may be physical
riches, but I think many times it is even greater blessings such as
family and spiritual blessings. The child of God in God’s perfect
will is a person of great peace and contentment that no amount of
money can buy. We truly serve an awesome God, and we can not out
give our blessed Savior.
I. The Day of the
Mal 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;
and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble:
and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts,
that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
We learn from verse 1 that the Lord is going to discern
between the righteous and the wicked one day. When will this happen?
It will be when the day of the Lord comes. Much is spoken of about
the day of the Lord in the bible, and is one of the topics that is not
well understood. The day of the Lord is not a brief 24 hour period of
24 hours, but a day that will embrace the entire 1000 year
Millennium. It will end with the passing away of the earth and the
heavens. Many times we think of God’s terms on time being the same as
ours. But you and I are limited by time, but God is not. That is why
he knows the end from the beginning, because he stands above all the
periods of time and sees down. Time is not a limiting factor to God.
2 Pet 3:8 But,
beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the
Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Some teach that the church will go through the 7 years of
tribulation, but note in these verses how that God has not appointed
us to wrath. There will be great wrath of God poured out on the
earth during this time.
1 Th 5:1 But of the
times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto
1 Th 5:2 For
yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a
thief in the night.
1 Th 5:3 For when
they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon
them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
1 Th 5:4 But ye,
brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a
1 Th 5:5 Ye are all
the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the
night, nor of darkness.
1 Th 5:6 Therefore
let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1 Th 5:7 For they
that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in
1 Th 5:8 But let us,
who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and
love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
1 Th 5:9 For God
hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord
During this tribulation period, there will be a so-called
peace treaty introduced by the man of sin. The anti-christ will rise
to power on his ability to bring peace upon the world, particularly in
his ability to make peace with the Jews in Israel. While the rulers
of the land are saying peace and safety during this time, Christ comes
at the close of the tribulation as a thief in the night to judge the
nations and to fight the battle of Armageddon.
Mat 25:31 When the
Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him,
then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Mat 25:32 And before
him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from
another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Mat 25:33 And he
shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34 Then shall
the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of
Mat 25:35 For I was
an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Mat 25:36 Naked, and
ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye
came unto me.
Mat 25:37 Then shall
the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered,
and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Mat 25:38 When saw
we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Mat 25:39 Or when
saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Mat 25:40 And the
King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch
as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have
done it unto me.
Mat 25:41 Then shall
he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed,
into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Mat 25:42 For I was
an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no
Mat 25:43 I was a
stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick,
and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Mat 25:44 Then shall
they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or
athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not
minister unto thee?
Mat 25:45 Then shall
he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it
not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Mat 25:46 And these
shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life
Rev 16:13 And I saw
three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,
and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false
Rev 16:14 For they
are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the
kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the
battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Rev 16:15 Behold, I
come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his
garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into
a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
After the battle of Armageddon, Jesus takes the throne of his
father David and reigns 1,000 years.
Luke 1:32 He shall
be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God
shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luke 1:33 And he
shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there
shall be no end.
Rev 20:6 Blessed and
holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the
second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of
Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Rev 5:10 And hast
made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the
At the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ, Satan will be
loosed out of the bottomless pit and go out to fight Christ and His
saints. We will not be here at that time as Christ will have taken
us up into heaven.
Rev 20:7 And when
the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his
Rev 20:8 And shall
go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the
earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of
whom is as the sand of the sea.
Rev 20:9 And they
went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the
saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of
heaven, and devoured them.
When Satan comes to the camps of the saints of God, fire
comes down out of heaven and renovates the earth. The first time the
world was destroyed by water in the days of Noah, this time it will be
by fire. A lot of speculation has this being the world destroyed by
atomic weapons, and it might be. But God can speak the word and
destroy the universe by His power. Man is not required to accomplish
2 Pet 3:10 But the
day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the
heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein
shall be burned up.
In conclusion on the day of the Lord mentioned in verse 1, we
can see that it really entails a total of 1,007 years including the
II. The Day of the
Lord and Israel
Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of
righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth,
and grow up as calves of the stall.
Mal 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be
ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this,
saith the LORD of hosts.
J. Vernon McGee made this comment concerning the ‘Sun of
The Sun of Righteousness in the Old Testament is the same
person who is the Bright and Morning Star in the New Testament.
However, Christ is never called the Sun of Righteousness in the New
Testament, and He’s never called the Bright and Morning Star in the
Old Testament. We will look at this verse more closely in a moment and
see the reason for this.
For the nation of Israel, there is a new day that they can
look forward to coming one day. While the nation was scattered all
over the earth, God has promised to gather them out of all the
nations. Many of the Jews have no idea what tribe they descended
from, but God knows.
Ezek 37:1 The hand
of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD,
and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
Ezek 37:2 And caused
me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in
the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
Ezek 37:3 And he
said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord
GOD, thou knowest.
Ezek 37:4 Again he
said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry
bones, hear the word of the LORD.
Deu 28:13 And the
LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be
above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto
the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day,
to observe and to do them:
The Lord has promised to make Israel the head of the nations
during the 1,000 year reign of Christ. Israel is cut off today
because of unbelief. But one day soon they will be brought back
together and born again as in a day.
Rom 11:20 Well;
because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith.
Be not highminded, but fear:
Rom 11:21 For if God
spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not
Mal 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded
unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Malachi reminds the people to remember the law of Moses. You
and I today may not be under a lot of the old testament laws like they
had pertaining to offerings and ceremonies, but we still need to
follow the moral law of the 10 commandments. Only difference today
is that we worship the Lord on the first day of the week rather than
on the Sabbath. The Sabbath was a celebration of a completed
creation, whereas Sunday is a celebration of a completed redemption
and salvation. When Christ paid for our sins there on Calvary, we
have MUCH to rejoice about.
Moses was a very faithful man, and God calls him “my
servant”. What a blessing to be remembered as a servant to the
Josh 1:1 Now after
the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the
LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
Josh 1:2 Moses my
servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and
all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the
children of Israel.
Moses received the law there in Horeb and brought it to the
people. Moses actually received three different sets of laws for
Israel. The Law of Moses or what we called the Ten Commandments came
Exo 20:1 And God
spake all these words, saying,
Exo 20:2 I am the
LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of
the house of bondage.
Exo 20:3 Thou shalt
have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4 Thou shalt
not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that
is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the
water under the earth:
Exo 20:5 Thou shalt
not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God
am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exo 20:6 And showing
mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Exo 20:7 Thou shalt
not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not
hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Exo 20:8 Remember
the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9 Six days
shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the
seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not
do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor
thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy
Exo 20:11 For in six
days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,
and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath
day, and hallowed it.
Exo 20:12 Honour thy
father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which
the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Exo 20:13 Thou shalt
Exo 20:14 Thou shalt
not commit adultery.
Exo 20:15 Thou shalt
Exo 20:16 Thou shalt
not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Exo 20:17 Thou shalt
not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's
wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his
ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
The penalty for breaking one of these commandments was
death. I thank the Lord that we are no longer in the dispensation of
the law. I don’t know if we sometimes are as thankful to Christ as
we should be for what He has done for us. What freedom we have when
we know Christ as Lord and Savior.
John 8:34 Jesus
answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth
sin is the servant of sin.
John 8:35 And the
servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
John 8:36 If the Son
therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Paul called the law of Moses a ministration of death, which
was a fair assessment.
2 Cor 3:7 But if the
ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious,
so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of
Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done
2 Cor 3:8 How shall
not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
2 Cor 3:9 For if the
ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration
of righteousness exceed in glory.
2 Cor 3:10 For even
that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason
of the glory that excelleth.
2 Cor 3:11 For if
that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth
We have many examples of when the penalties were carried out
when the law was broken.
Lev 24:14 Bring
forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard
him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone
Lev 24:17 And he
that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
Num 15:35 And the
LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the
congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
Num 15:36 And all
the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with
stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.
God had a purpose in the law besides just bringing harsh
judgment. It was given that every mouth might be stopped and all the
world become guilty before God. As Paul put it, it was a schoolmaster
to show us our sinful condition before a Holy and Righteous God.
Gal 3:19 Wherefore
then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the
seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by
angels in the hand of a mediator.
Gal 3:20 Now a
mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Gal 3:21 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.
Gal 3:22 But the
scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of
Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Gal 3:23 But before
faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which
should afterwards be revealed.
Gal 3:24 Wherefore
the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be
justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after
that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Verse 21 there in Galatians 3 points out that if a man could
be saved by the law then man would be justified by the law. But no
man is justified by the law in God’s sight. The person who tries to
be justified by the law has no part with Christ.
Gal 5:1 Stand fast
therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be
not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Gal 5:2 Behold, I
Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you
Gal 5:3 For I
testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to
do the whole law.
Gal 5:4 Christ is
become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the
law; ye are fallen from grace.
Gal 5:5 For we
through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
The second of three sets of laws was the civil law. This was
the law that setup what was to happen if someone destroyed someone
else’s property, similar to the way our civil law is designed today.
When you are called to serve on a jury like I was a few weeks ago,
they tell you whether it will be a civil or criminal case.
Lev 19:1 And the
LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Lev 19:2 Speak unto
all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye
shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
Lev 19:3 Ye shall
fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am
the LORD your God.
Lev 19:4 Turn ye not
unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your
Lev 19:5 And if ye
offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it
at your own will.
Lev 19:6 It shall be
eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain
until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.
Lev 19:7 And if it
be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be
Lev 19:8 Therefore
every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath
profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut
off from among his people.
Lev 19:9 And when ye
reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners
of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.
Lev 19:10 And thou
shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of
thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am
the LORD your God.
Lev 19:11 Ye shall
not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
Lev 19:12 And ye
shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the
name of thy God: I am the LORD.
Lev 19:13 Thou shalt
not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is
hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
Lev 19:14 Thou shalt
not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but
shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Lev 19:15 Ye shall
do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person
of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness
shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Lev 19:16 Thou shalt
not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt
thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.
Lev 19:17 Thou shalt
not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy
neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
Lev 19:18 Thou shalt
not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people,
but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
Lev 19:19 Ye shall
keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse
kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a
garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
Lev 19:20 And
whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed
to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she
shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not
Lev 19:21 And he
shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, unto the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation,
even a ram for a trespass offering.
Lev 19:22 And the
priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass
offering before the LORD for his sin which he hath done: and the sin
which he hath done shall be forgiven him.
Lev 19:23 And when
ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of
trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as
uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it
shall not be eaten of.
Lev 19:24 But in the
fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD
Lev 19:25 And in the
fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto
you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.
Lev 19:26 Ye shall
not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment,
nor observe times.
Lev 19:27 Ye shall
not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the
corners of thy beard.
Lev 19:28 Ye shall
not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks
upon you: I am the LORD.
Lev 19:29 Do not
prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land
fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
Lev 19:30 Ye shall
keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
Lev 19:31 Regard not
them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be
defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
Lev 19:32 Thou shalt
rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and
fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Lev 19:33 And if a
stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
Lev 19:34 But the
stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among
you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the
land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Lev 19:35 Ye shall
do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in
Lev 19:36 Just
balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I
am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Lev 19:37 Therefore
shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I
am the LORD.
The third type of law was the ceremonial law. This was in
regards to how the offerings were to be handled and the rules for the
Lev 1:1 – Lev. 7:38
III. Elijah to Come
Before Christ Takes the Throne of David
Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Mal 4:6 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.
Some use the account in Matthew 17 to try and teach that
Elijah has already come. If the nation of Israel had been ready to
accept Christ as the true Messiah, John the Baptist would have been
Elijah. But rather, he came in the power of Elijah. Verse 5 is
still to be fulfilled in the future.
Mat 17:10 And his
disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must
Mat 17:11 And Jesus
answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore
Mat 17:12 But I say
unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have
done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of
man suffer of them.
Mat 17:13 Then the
disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Mark 9:11 And they
asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
Mark 9:12 And he
answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all
things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer
many things, and be set at nought.
Mark 9:13 But I say
unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him
whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
Luke 1:17 And he
shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the
hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the
wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
John 1:21 And they
asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou
that prophet? And he answered, No.
John 1:22 Then said
they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that
sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
John 1:23 He said, I
am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of
the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
Notes in the Scofield Bible backup our belief that Malachi
4:5 is still to be fulfilled.
(1) Christ confirms the specific and still unfulfilled
prophecy of Mal 4:5 - 6: "Elijah shall truly first come and restore
all things." Here, as in Malachi, the prediction fulfilled in John the
Baptist, and that yet to be fulfilled in Elijah, are kept distinct.
(2) But John the Baptist had come already, and with a ministry so
completely in the spirit and power of Elijah's future ministry (Luke
1:17) that in a typical sense, it could be said: "Elijah is come
In Matthew 11:14, Jesus said that it they had ‘received it’,
that this would have been Elijah. What is the ‘it’ in received it?
It speaks of the Kingdom, but Jesus was not accepted and has never
reigned on David’s Throne. One day soon He will.
Mat 11:11 Verily I
say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a
greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the
kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Mat 11:12 And from
the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth
violence, and the violent take it by force.
Mat 11:13 For all
the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
Mat 11:14 And if ye
will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
Elijah will be sent to the Jews during the Great Tribulation
period. Most likely, one of those 2 witnesses mentioned in Rev. 11
will be Elijah.
Rev 11:3 And I will
give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand
two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Rev 11:4 These are
the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God
of the earth.
Rev 11:5 And if any
man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth
their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner
Rev 11:6 These have
power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy:
and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the
earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
What prophet stopped the rain in the Old Testament? Elijah
was one who did. The scriptures are pretty clear that the other
witness will be Moses. Here in our text we see both men, Moses and
Elijah mentioned. On the mount of transfiguration, which two prophets
did they see with Christ? Yes… it was Moses and Elijah.
Mat 17:1 And after
six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth
them up into an high mountain apart,
Mat 17:2 And was
transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his
raiment was white as the light.
Mat 17:3 And,
behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Mat 17:4 Then
answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be
here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee,
and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Mat 17:5 While he
yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a
voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased; hear ye him.
Their coming is just before the dreadful day of the Lord.
Elijah turns the hearts of the fathers to the children and the heart
of the children to the fathers in verse 6. When will the 7 years of
tribulation begin? I believe that all prophecy has been fulfilled
and Christ could come today and take us out. When the Holy Spirit is
removed, then the Anti-Christ will appear.
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4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth
more and more unto the perfect day.
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