Pamphlet 1814 Malachi kc 4=4
Not every one that claims they are a Christian shall enter into the kingdom of heaven:...
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Our loving Father wants us to hear His message and warning from His messenger in this Book of Malachi before it is too late.
Having just read some of the details of the crying out "Lord, Lord" and the mourning in Mat. 7, this verse 13 is easily understood. The point is, do not offer blemished (spotted) sacrifices to God. It is written... He will not accept them? Those unfaithful, unfit, unprepared virgins (symbolic for Christians waiting to be wed to Christ) are NOT acceptable to Him. WHY? Look at the sacrifices they brought to Him. Look at all those things they did in His name that their preachers told them would be pleasing to God. Their preachers LIED to them! You see, the priests spoke iniquity through their lips (i.e. the traditions of men) to the ears of our brothers and sisters... dealing "treacherously" with them indeed! And they did it in His name, as those claiming to have the authority to be His messenger. And the people listened and believed those lies and swallowed that bad fruit hook, line, and sinker, even sharing it with their loved ones thereby betraying them, i.e. delivering them up to the same spiritual death!Mal. 2:13
And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that He regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
Why? You ask why won't He regard your offering and accept it? Because the Word of God is witness to the fact that you have all dealt treacherously! You are all unfaithful, a bunch of adulterers (symbolic of idolatry) and have left your first love, the wife of your youth. Have you not read the history of our forefathers who "dealt treacherously", committing adultery and breaking their covenant as His wife! God cut them off! He divorced them! It is written!Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
They went and married the daughter of a strange god.Jeremiah 3:8
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Note: If you understand this then you will know that Christ was divorced (Jer. 3:8) and upon His death Israel became free to re-marry, to enter into a New Covenant with whomsoever she will. The question is: "Which Christ will you marry, the first one who comes, i.e. the false messiah who comes at the sound of the 6th Trump, or will you remain a virgin and wait upon the Lord who comes at the sound of the 7th Trump?"
Consider now the following:
The whole point to this verse is that God is FAITHFUL to His promises, to His covenant, and to those to whom He made it! You can count on it so do not depart from it! Understand the plan of God and the beautiful heritage of His people and "take heed" that you do not "deal treacherously", unfaithfully, against His people Israel with whom He made His covenant! They are not gentiles even though there is nothing wrong at all with being a gentile, and one's race has nothing to do with salvation or accepting Jesus Christ and becoming a Christian. Salvation is open to all! God loves all of His children of all the races He created and it is His desire that non should perish but that all come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9). In fact, even a kenite (descendant of Cain) can turn to Him and receive salvation and henceforth be no longer a son of Cain but a partaker of the covenant.Mal. 2:15
And did not He make one? Yet had He the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
If you do some research you will discover that this verse is considered by some "higher critics" to be a difficult and corrupt passage. That would actually make sense since the minds of the higher critics are themselves corrupt. (A "higher critic" is a "high minded one of self importance" who makes his living off of God's Word, not by teaching it according to the covenant of Levi, but by sowing the seeds of discord and doubt as to the accuracy of the scriptures and the authenticity of their authors.)
However, this verse (Mal. 2:15) is not corrupt nor difficult to understand if one simply knows the plan of God, the understanding of which comes by studying His Word to learn from Him. "Did not He make one" in the above refers to the fact that God gave Adam one wife and declared that they two should become one (Gen. 2:24)! He could have given Adam more than one wife because He had the residue of the spirit, even the remnant waiting to be born from above. But the plan was that through these two, from umbilical cord to umbilical cord, the godly seed, even the Messiah, would be born. And even though Satan seduced Eve and tried to corrupt that seed, and later his son Cain would try to destroy that seed by murdering Abel, God was faithful in raising up Seth to bring forth His people.
"And wherefore one?" in the above verse refers to Abraham to whom God made His covenant to bring forth that godly seed and whose seed He would "multiply as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore" (Genesis 22:17). And it would be through his seed that "all the nations of the earth shall be blessed" (Gen. 26:24). Can God's Word fail? God forbid! Even though Abraham sought to bring forth the godly seed after his own manner by taking Sara's handmaid, Hagar, God fulfilled His covenant, His promise, and Isaac was brought forth. Many today are descendents of 'Saacs Sons, i.e. Saxons.
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