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Pamphlet 1803 Malachi kc 1-4

His doctrine and His truth, do not come from men.
They come from heaven... directly from Him.

Let's just go to Psalm 22 and read the last few verses. Jesus Christ spoke (as in taught to the thief) all the words of this 22nd Psalm as He hung on the cross, beginning with verse one, "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" and ending with these last two prophetic verses concerning the "seed" (offspring, i.e. sons and daughters,) of the final generation who would come forth and serve Him and "finish the work"!

Psalm 22:30-31
A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

[31]They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

If you have a "Companion Bible", on page 741 in the marginal notes, Dr. Bullinger will document for you that "He hath done this" = "It is finished"! Yes, the seed, the sons and daughters, His elect, shall come forth and serve Him and proclaim His Word and ascribe greatness unto Him, unto His WORD, and not unto themselves. Again, that is in the Song of Moses sung by those who overcome the beast!
Deut. 32:3
Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
And as it is written in Ps. 22, and in Eph. 6:13, they will "finish (fill-up) the work".

OK, we now know that the song of Moses is written for this generation of the overcomers of the beast. It is even the whole Plan of God for this generation, so let's go there and read the first few verses because they tie-in to the Book of Malachi. Stay with us!

Deut. 32:1-6
Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
Yes, those on earth will hear the words our Father speaks, even has spoken from heaven... which are written in His Word. And do you know how those on earth shall hear those "words of His mouth" in this final generation? It will be through His servants, His elect in this final generation, those 7,000 (7 x 1000 = spiritual perfection (x) the glory of God) of His remnant He has reserved for these last days who will NOT bow a knee to Baal (Rom. 11:4). You see, they shall come forth and serve Him and show forth His glory (i.e. ascribe greatness unto God, Deut. 32:3). They are the vessels through whom He speaks, meaning they are His watchmen and His MESSENGERS who shall open their mouths and speak His Words after the manner of "Thus saith the LORD God", and "It is written", not after the vain traditions of men! (Read Ezekiel 3:4-11 for more on this.)
[2] My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
You may recall from the 4th chapter of Zechariah that God's elect are referred to as His "7 eyes", i.e. His watchmen. You may also recall that they are also called "7 shepherds", who shall stand and feed His people in the great Book of Micah and who shall "waste the land of Assyria with the sword". In other words they shall wield His Mighty Sword (which is His Word which proceeds from His mouth... as per Rev. 1:16), and they shall do some major dragon slaying with His two-edged sword! Let's read what God says through Micah regarding the elect of God, His remnant, at the end of this age (unto the ends of the earth):
Micah 5:4-7
And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall He be great unto the ends of the earth.
Again from the  Song of Moses, they shall "ascribe greatness unto our God" and so "shall He be great unto the ends of the earth", i.e. they shall declare His greatness unto the end of this earth age. By the way, the word "abide" means "to dwell", "to settle", as in "to marry". The majority of our Christian brothers and sisters shall be "spiritually seduced" and taken in the first wedding, the wedding to the false messiah, Satan, when he comes into our land. But God's elect shall stay married to the LORD, holding firm to the covenant of His Word!
[5] And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men*.
Our palaces are our high places which are our places of worship, i.e. our churches which the Assyrian (Satan) comes and treads in (walks to and fro in). And the "seven shepherds", God's elect, shall be raised against him, to "stand (establish) and feed (teach) in the strength of the LORD"! Have you also read in Rev. 11:6 concerning His elect, His two witnesses (sons of oil) and those two candlesticks (churches)?
Rev. 11:5-6
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 be killed.
That "fire" is the Holy Spirit (remember Acts 2), i.e. His Words that shall consume. Hebrews 12:29 "For our God is a consuming fire."
[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.
Note: "Eight principal men" is simply a description of the seven shepherds and is not referring to another group of men. Look up the words "eight" and "principal" in your Strong's concordance and you will find that what is meant is that the seven shepherds are men "plump full of (anointing) oil which is poured out"! In other words, they are the ones upon whom God pours out His Spirit in these last days, i.e. the sons and daughters, His elect. See Micah cahpter 5.

Again, here is what God's elect shall do against Babylon the great of the end times:

Micah 5:6
And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
Hey, God's elect, those seven eyes, those seven shepherds, those seven messengers, those sons and daughters, are going to kick some major dragon... no... they are going to wield His sword and do some major slaying and "fire breathing" of their own! Now notice the connection with the Song of Moses in this next verse concerning the dew and the showers.
[7] And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
You must dig just a little deeper and look up the words "tarrieth" and "waiteth" to fully understand what is being said here concerning God's elect. The Hebrew word for "tarrieth" means to "twist"! In other words, God's elect do not put either their "spin" nor do they teach the twisted traditions of men. They do not mince words! They tell it like it is, like it is written, whether it pleases men or not because they seek to please their Father! The word "waiteth" in Hebrew means to "put hope in". Neither do God's elect put their hope in men or in the traditions of men. They trust in Him, in the Word of God. You see, Micah says they shall "BE AS", i.e. be in the midst of the people as, the dew and the showers! "Dew" and "Showers", His doctrine and His truth, do not come from men. They come from heaven... directly from Him.

Let's go back to the Song of Moses and pick it up where we left off, with verse 3.

Deut. 32:3
Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
To "publish" means to "cry aloud", to "proclaim" as in "herald like a trumpet'! God's messengers are ones who "Blow the trumpets in Zion"! Did not His priests blow the trumpets and then "shout" to bring down the walls of Jericho in the days when Joshua (Yeshua) led them into the promised land?
[4] He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.
This is what they know... for this is what they sing even now in their hearts! He is King of kings (just) and Lord of lords (a God of truth).

This next verse describes the spiritual condition of our people, the spiritual "state of our union" in this final generation just before the second advent. Remember this well for Malachi will be discussing this exact same thing in a little greater detail for our understanding.

[5] They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
What is this "spot" that is spoken of here? The word "spot" in Hebrew is "muwn" and it means "stain, blemish", as in a blemished sacrifice. Malachi speaks in verse six of the first chapter about this "spot" which is a reference to Leviticus 22 concerning our sacrifices unto God. You see, "perverse" is "iggesh" in Hebrew which means "distorted, hence false", i.e. they offer "blemished" sacrifices, worthless and false sacrifices, to their Father because of their apostasy. "Crooked is "pethaltol" meaning "crafty, unsavory", i.e. they do not walk in His ways.

So what the Song of Moses declares concerning this final generation of Christians is that their "sacrifice" is false because they do not "walk in His ways", as in keep His Word, even because they are estranged from His Word and dwell with, are married to, another god, a false Jesus! You will understand this more as we go through Malachi. Here is the reference to the spot (blemish) in Lev. 22:

Leviticus 22:19
Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.

[20] But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.

[21]And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein.

[22] Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the LORD.

Again, God's children, His elect, do not offer blemished (spotted) sacrifices unto their Father because they have not "corrupted" themselves with the traditions of men.
Deut. 32:6
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not He thy Father that hath bought thee? hath He not made thee, and established thee?
To "requite" means to repay, to "make a suitable return". In other words, for all that our Father has done for His people of the house of Jacob and for all the blessings He has poured out upon them, even far and above that of brother Esau, where is His due honour and reverence? In other words, what does He get in return for all that He has done for His children? Oh, let's peak ahead a little in our study and see how our Father expresses it through Malachi, i.e. what we just read in Deut. 32:6.
Malachi 1:6
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear [meaning reverence]? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?..

Those are some good questions, aren't they? Do you know how it is that the priests, even most Christian ministers, actually despise His name? We'll find out in our next study, because they do! Malachi is a very important, and now a very timely, book for this generation which shall witness the second advent. So don't miss any of the studies of Malachi, the book titled "My messenger!"

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