The American Wisdom Series



Start the Book of Malachi
Is God fair? Is He a God of fairness?
The answer is
"Of course there is no unrighteousness with God"!
He is completely fair.
It is written that God is NOT a respecter of persons.
You get what is coming to you, both good and bad!

Malachi chapter 1

Malachi 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel  by Malachi.
The word "burden" means a divine oracle, a "warning" directly from the LORD TO (not concerning) Israel, even to the whole natural seedline of the house of Jacob as evidenced by the following verses 2-5. This oracle "to Israel" immediately separates the men from the boys, so to speak. In other words, it separates the true messengers of God from the apostate messengers, in that so few who teach God's Word today actually know who the true house of Israel is and where those sons of Jacob dwell this very day. In fact, many preachers, mistakenly, do not make a distinction at all between an Hebrew, an Israelite, and a Jew.

But thank God for those few true teachers and messengers of God who do know His Word and who do know the history of the migrations of His people, for many glad hearts have now been turned back to their fathers in the discovery of who they are, of their true heritage, even many, if not most, in this great nation of America being of true Israel, and the joyful knowledge, that bond brings, and turns their hearts ever so more tenderly back to their heavenly Father.

If you are one who is not familiar with the migrations of the 10 northern tribes of Israel following their Assyrian captivity and where those tribes are located today, then log unto (live link to)->>Pamphlet #1064 or Pamphlet #1020.  It will get you started in the right direction to understand the true heritage of the Christian nations today.

Hear now what the LORD has to say to His people, beginning with "I have loved you!"

Mal. 1:2
I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
[3] And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
This is another statement that even further separates the men from the boys for this statement brings into question the "fairness" of God. We hear the question asked many times from people, "How is God Fair and Just?" or "How can a loving God allow bad things to happen to people?" or they ask, "How is it fair that some people are born in the USA and others in remote parts of the world?" Unfortunately we also hear these questions asked from many ministers (even very prominent ministers) who should be knowledgeable enough in His Word to give an answer from Him, from His Word! After all, they are His messengers and are supposed to give His answer when asked a question, but you see, they have not studied the Word of God in detail enough to even know about the first earth age and the rebellion of Satan when he drew a third of God's children (Rev. 12:4) away from His mercy seat of truth and justice. You can read all about it in Ezekiel 28.

The fact is, that first "falling away" is the very reason why we are here, why we had to be born from above ("anothen" in Greek) and come "walk under the sun" in flesh tabernacles (animal bodies) and experience the first death (the shadow death talked about in the 23 Psalm), before we return home, born again into our spiritual bodies (Ecc. 12:7).

To wit, the entire (Live Link to->>) Plan of God was laid out, as it is written in the stars in the uncorrupted Zodiac beginning with Virgo, even before the overthrow and destruction of that first earth age when God shook the mountains and knocked the earth slightly off its axis and true north is no longer true north and the earth became "tohu va bohu", which means utterly void and waste, and water covered the whole earth (Gen. 1:2). Yes, even the destiny of that "seed" we learned of in our introductory who would come serve Him in this final generation (Ps. 22) was predetermined then according to His purpose (Rom. 8). Of course the scoffers and the non-believers are clueless as to why one is born here or one is born there. They just call it "Life's Lottery"! Too bad, because if you trust in something as uncertain as a lottery in hopes of coming out on top, you're already a loser.

Live link to->>Is there a conflict between the Biblical account of creation and scientific discoveries about the age of the earth? When did dinosaurs roam the earth?

So how is it that God hated (which means to love less by comparison) Esau and loved Jacob? Let us go to Romans chapter nine and learn from our Father's Word.

Romans 9:10
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

[11] (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth;)

Notice that the sons were not yet even born! They were still "innocent" little babes yet in their mother's womb, but the plan of God and His purpose concerning the election was already laid out! You see, God already knew both of His sons, Esau and Jacob, from "The First Earth Age" long before He placed their souls in the sacs of water in Rebecca's womb, in this earth age. Again, the destiny of God's elect, His children, was predetermined before the foundation of this earth age. Paul wrote of it in Ephes. 1:4-5 "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: [5] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will." God also told Jeremiah that He knew him before he was placed in his mother's womb and that He had set him apart to be a prophet unto the nations... as it was so! Jeremiah 1:5: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."

God knew and knows all of His children and exactly what they did in the "world that then was" (2 Pet. 3:6) before the overthrow of that first earth age due to Lucifer's/Satan's rebellion.

So God made the following statement concerning the brothers of Esau and Jacob.

[12] It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
And why would that be? Because God knew what Esau had done in the first earth age and He wasn't very pleased that he disesteemed Him, had no regard for Him, even as he would again demonstrate in the flesh (Think Russia)!
[13] As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Again, this example is used both by Paul and by the Lord here in Malachi to raise the question "Is there unrighteousness (injustice) with God?" In other words, "Is God fair? Is He a God of fairness?" The answer is "Of course there is no unrighteousness with God"! He is completely fair. It is written that God is NOT a respecter of persons. You get what is coming to you, both good and bad! Acts 10:34 "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons." You see, most men and women just will not take the time to understand His Word and His plan.
[14] What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
Let's document why God had little regard for Esau and he deserved what he got, i.e. his lot and his portion. We pick up the story in Genesis where Esau had been out hunting fruitlessly and comes to Jacob claiming he is starving to death.
Genesis 25:32
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
Esau could not see past the flesh!
[33] And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
He SOLD his birthright, even the double portion of his inheritance that goes to the first born? Wow! I sure hope he got millions of dollars for it!

Let's see how much he actually sold it for.
[34] Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
Unbelievable! Esau SOLD OUT HIS CHILDREN'S BLESSINGS, even the blessings of the Russian people, for a bowl of red pottage! Won't he be "Mr. Popular" when the truth of matter is reveal to his people! He had no regard for his heritage! He "disesteemed" it! On a deeper level, it is his heavenly Father whom He "disesteemed", as in had no regard or respect for.

And so it is written in Malachi 1:3 that God "laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons (jackals) of the wilderness." Just take a look at the land of Esau, the land of Russia, today. The entire country lies north of our northern parallel. They have not been blessed with a fruitful plain as America (Jacob) has, the "bread basket" of the world, and so it is even to this very day Esau comes to Jacob with his bowl held out to be filled with our golden grain.

Malachi 1:4
Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.
Can man build without God? Whatever Esau tries to do without God, shall be thrown down. It is written. Read the great book of (Live Link to->>) Obadiah how Esau, Russia, built up a confederacy called the USSR to rival the West, the house of Jacob, and then read how it collapsed exactly as it is written... according to His (God's) purpose.

To be called "the border of wickedness" means that it shall be called the territory or land of the lawless, even a "Red Nation" of communism and oppression, even a land whose godless system despises, disesteems, God's name. Former President Ronald Reagan referred to it as the "Evil Empire"! That does not mean that there are not many good Christians in the land of Esau, but we speak of the ungodly and unholy system of government.

How is it though that it is written that God has "indignation for ever" against Esau. You will learn from reading the Book of Obadiah that Esau has a perpetual hatred of his brother Jacob, and as long as that hatred exists the LORD shall have indignation against him.

[5] And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.
It shall be Israel (no, not the little country in the middle east that we call Israel today; we mean "THE REAL ISRAEL!", that country in the middle east is only of Judah and Benjamin, and then just in part, having mixed with Kenites when coming out of Babylon) that shall lift up His name in all the earth because that's His plan, according to His purpose.
They have no idea that the "starving people" of the great famine in our land are the people sitting in their dung "phews"!

Let's go to Luke 17 where Christ spoke the following words
during His teaching concerning the signs preceding His second advent:

Luke 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
Yes, He was rejected by the generation of His day
but He also spoke of His final rejection by the generation just before His second advent
which would even be a "sign" unto His disciples,
which is the subject of Luke 17:20-37.

You see, there would come many priests, many "false" Christian ministers,
who would come in His name, i.e. claiming Jesus Christ as their authority
and they as the representatives of His authority (His name),
and they would deceive the multitudes so much so that there would be a great apostasy
in which the true Messiah, Jesus Christ, would be rejected
and the false messiah, Satan, worshipped in His place.

The apostle Paul spoke of this great falling away that would happen BEFORE we gather back to Christ (2 Thes. 2:3).

It is our privilege to now hear in our mind's ear the words of the LORD Himself
as He explains what He meant in Mat. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 concerning the false prophets
who bring about the deception and the great falling away,
which is the rejection of Christ and the acceptance and worship of the false messiah by this final generation of Christians.

Mal 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? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
Remember, this divine oracle by His messenger, Malachi, is to Israel and therefore these priests spoken to are the priests of Israel, which today are the Christian priests and ministers who come in His name.

You see, there is nothing new under the sun and just as the priests were the cause of the breach in Israel's covenant, actually Her marriage to her Husband whereby she went astray and committed adultery with another god (read Hosea), so shall she go astray in this generation and also commit adultery by jumping in bed in with another, even the false-christ who she will think is her husband, Jesus Christ, who has come to take her away!

It shall likewise be the priests/ministers of this generation who are the cause of the great apostasy!

No, there truly is nothing new under the sun
and the priests/preachers today just do not "see" nor understand how it is they "despise" His name.

They do not think they are doing anything wrong because they just don't get it!

They think that by running around saying "Lord, Lord, Praise the Lord" that they are reverencing and worshipping the Lord
and therefore showing that they love the Lord (see Jn. 14:15).

But to "despise" His name is to disesteem His name, which is His authority - His Word!

They come in His name, as one authorized by Him, and they say His name crying "Lord, Lord", but they deny His authority (His name) because they do not allow the Holy Spirit, the words of life, the Word of God, to speak through their lips!

John 6:63 "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."

Again, they speak their own words through their mouths,
even the polluted traditions and doctrines of men, which do not come from God's Word(the Bible) and therefore they are not of God, e.g. things like snakes and apples in the garden, Ishtar's day, the any-moment "Rapture Theory", and on and on it goes.

[7] Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.
What is "bread" symbolic of? Answer:
The Bread of Life, Jesus Christ, the true unleavened,
 unspun, Word of God.

Christ told His disciples to beware of the leaven of the Sadducees and Pharisees!

Don't eat and don't serve that deadly junk food to your brothers and sisters.

Want to actually see what spiritually polluted bread converts to in an earthly image?

Rom. 1:20 says the things which aren't seen, i.e. spiritual things,  can be understood by the things that are seen.

Therefore, to help us understand this "polluted bread"
served in by the false Christian preachers and priests in more graphic detail, our Father had His servant, the watchmen Ezekiel,
bake an analogy before the people, in their sight!

Here it is:

Ezekiel 4:9,12-13 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

[12] And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

Yeeech!

The fact is... this is exactly what the "bread" served in the majority of the Christian churches of our land is laden with... dung!

Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear know that the "man" spoken of here is ultimately that "man of sin", the "son of perdition", the one who leavened the true bread from the beginning, even in the first earth age, with his spiritual "dung" and now his "children of disobedience", the scribes and Pharisees "work in" the same smelly leaven!

And our "Biblically Challenged" Christian brothers and sisters eat that "stuff"!

Why? are we "Biblically Challenged"?

Because our preachers and priests don't teach us what the Bible says, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, rightly dividing the Word of Truth!

[13] And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
Yummy, yum!

By the way, the nice preachers and ministers who serve them to their congregations usually put so much sugary sweet wordspin into their decorative cakes that the people actually love to eat them.

In fact, many haven't missed a Sunday of going to church and eating dung cakes for a long, long time.

I hate to say it at this point, but you know... you are what you eat!

Seriously though!

Do you study your Father's Word and check out what you are being taught,
i.e. where the bread you are being fed comes from?

It better be the "bread of life" which comes directly from the Word of God, not from church quarterlies.

If you do not check things out then you are actually part of the problem and are disobedient to obeying the Word of God (1 Jn. 4:1, 2 Tim. 2:15).

Christ also warned His disciples to take heed and "beware" of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Let's check that out!

Matthew 16:11-12 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
How is it that when Christ said there would be famine in the end times, preachers are looking around the world for starving multitudes?

They have no idea that the "starving people" of the great famine in our land are the people sitting in their dung "pews"! or should I say, "phews"?

[12] Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
The sad truth of the matter is that polluted bread is about all you can find offered by the Christian priests and preachers in most churches today.

That is not an opinion for the Word of God tells us that is how it shall be in the last days!

It is the famine which Christ spoke of in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 which is a SIGN of these times, for those with eyes to see, and is explained in Amos 8:11-13 where he says the FAMINE in these last days will not be a famine for bread nor a thirst for water,
but for hearing of the words of the Lord. Check it out! You'll get the hang of documenting things.

Amos 8:11-13 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

[12] And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Now "see" if you can following this simple logic to understand the massive problem of the famine and what our Father is saying here in the Book of His Messenger, Malachi!

The lack of hearing God's Word is caused by the lack of His Words being spoken
through those who claim to be His messengers!

This "famine" of truth has produced the great valley of the (spiritually) dry bones of Ezek. 37.

Live Link to->> The dead dry bone of Ezekiel 37

In other words, our brothers and sisters are spiritually dying
as a result of a lack of nutrition and a dearth of the living water taken from the fountain of life.

Shame on the priests and the ministers who serve intoxicating wine with nutritionless junk food like Margaret McDonald's
(I speak of the any moment,
fast food,
rapture sandwiches served by on "says-a-me" buns!)

Mal. 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will He be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.
This is in reference to the law in Lev. 22 regarding unfit,
blemished (spotted) sacrifices, the whole point of which is that your sacrifice to God is to be without "spot"!

Of course if you choose to offer that which God says not to,
then do not be surprised when He does not accept it and does not answer your prayers!

God even draws the analogy to earthly rulers and governors saying, Go try to pay you taxes with phony baloney play money and see if he accepts it.

Or better yet, to keep the analogy closer to how our Father feels,
go press out some "dung coins" and then go try to pay your taxes to the governor with them!

Think they will accept them?

Here is the law regarding blemished sacrifice and polluted bread.

Leviticus 22:19-25 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. [23] Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. [24] Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering thereof in your land. [25] Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted for you.
Better be aware of polluted bread, even of the doctrine from
"the dung of the little man" and his little scribes and Pharisees!
Mal 1:9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.
Ok, after you have gone and offered the "dung coins" to the governor, go ahead and ask him to help you out... ask him for his blessings!

Good luck!

[10] Who is there even among you [i.e. priests and ministers] that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
The hireling is a preacher or minister who is "in it for the money". You can usually tell a hireling by what he or she talks about most, which is your sacrifice to God!

And you will often hear them lie to our "Biblically Challenged" brothers and sisters by promising them "big investment returns" if they "sow big seeds (code words for "write big checks... to them")"!

Or I'm sure you have heard many times where they try to "lay guilt trips" on the "sheep to be sheared" by accusing them of "robbing God" by quoting (out of context and out of subject)
from the 3rd chapter of this Book of Malachi concerning "tithes and offerings", and saying it is speaking of your tithes and offerings! Yet it is written to them (the ministers, not to the people in the pews) and it is they (the ministers) who have robbed God of what He is due.

Our Father wants the "meat" of "His Word" served in His storehouse, not the dung cakes, most parishioners are receiving from their pastor!

He wants His messengers to offer their time doing their homework thereby becoming knowledgeable of His Word because He wants the truth of His Word to be taught and not the polluted doctrines found in most churches.

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at His mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
Priests and ministers are to be "spokesmen" for God, for His Word, knowledgeable messengers of God who answer for HIM by speaking His Words.

They are not to be "fundraisers" and/or "beggars"!

God has no pleasure in them (Mal. 1:10) so the question is, "Why should you?"

Maybe if some of them started receiving "dung coins" from their congregations when they start hounding them for money... enough to really fill-up their coffers...
maybe they would start to get the point!

Hey, that's a kindler and nobler act than what our Father says He is going to do with the "dung"! (see next verse)

Hear now the burden of the LORD, O ye priests/ministers!

Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
Yep, they'll long for the old "millstone-tied-around-the-neck"
spoken of in Mat. 18:6
when our Father gets a hold of them!

God is not a respecter of persons and since they have been feeding His children "dung cakes" they are going to get a taste of their own medicine... without sugar additives!

One thing is for certain though, because it is written in the Word of God (next verse), the time will come when the polluted sacrifices are going to stop at the hand of the false prophets.

Mal 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto My name, and a pure offering: for My name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

[12] But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.

Again, let me remind you that this is the LORD speaking to the priests of Israel, the Christian preachers and ministers of today!

The LORD says that they have PROFANED HIS NAME,
His Holy Word!

They water it down and pollute it with the vain traditions
of men
and they do it for handfuls (felt lined baskets full)
of money.

But you see, they are "killing" our people (spiritually, remember Ezekiel's dead dry bones) and our Father is NOT PLEASED with them, which is saying it mildly.

Live Link to->> Ezekiel's description of Israel's Dead Dry Bones

The entire 13th chapter of Ezekiel also deals with the lying false preachers, the many Christ spoke of in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 who would come in His name and pollute it, thereby deceiving the majority of the people

Live Link to->> This may be offensive to tender ears, to those Christians who just can't imagine that anyone who calls himself or herself a minister or preacher of Jesus Christ, would knowingly mislead anyone for money, power or ego, i.e. for personal gain.

Ezekiel 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
The people think they are truthful in saying that they represent Christ and so the people sit and listen to them spout off!

Then too, when these false preachers discover a true teacher of God's Word who teaches chapter by chapter and line by line, offering up the  meat of His Word, instead of always serving the baby's milk message of salvation and baptism
(meant for NEW Christians, i.e. babes in Christ),
they even call that disdainful, contemptible, even polluted!

So in case you still have a problem getting the whole picture of the extent of the spiritual "famine in the land", this spiritual "valley of the dry bones", i.e. the idolatrous,
apostate spiritual condition of this great nation of the House of Jacob, the United States of America, here is how it stacks up.

Statistically, according to the Word of God, according to the words of Jesus Christ Himself in Mat. 24 and Mark 13,
the majority of those who call themselves His ministers, His messengers, in these last days are liars (not necessarily intentionally, but through the ignorance of His Word) and thus they offer polluted bread (false doctrine which deceives the people) and spotted sacrifices (unacceptable to God) upon His altar.

Think about it!

Mal 1:13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
You see, it is just too much work for them, too wearisome,
to study and do their homework that they should serve (teach) meat from His Word.
Note: Is that the case? or Did those instructions, not to teach things controversial, come from the seminary they attended! BECAUSE THE FELT LINED COLLECTION PLATE MIGHT SUFFER, if they do!

Besides, "dung" is much more plentiful and easier to obtain
in the open field than precious gems which one has to labor and dig deep in the earth for.

My fellow Christian: What do you think the reason is, that you are only getting the milk and not "THE MEAT" of "His Word"?

Should God accept their "spot"!

Remember Deut. 32:5, from the song of Moses,
concerning the sacrifice to God of this final generation:
"They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation."

Should you accept blemished (spotted) sacrifices and "dung cakes" as offerings, from your pulpit?

Then why should we expect our Father to accept them?

It is not OK!

And quite frankly, if one participates in that kind of trot
and for example tells his brothers and sisters that Christ is going to return at any moment and rapture them away, that they are not going to be here when the false-christ comes so there's no need to study the Book of Revelation, then he betrays His brother and assists in delivering him up to spiritual death,
even to worship Satan, the spurious messiah, as God!

It is a serious thing and the penalty is severe against those who deceive His people!

Your Father DOES NOT LIKE IT!

Woe!

[14] But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and My name is dreadful among the heathen.
Some may think we have been a little harsh in "coming down" on the preachers and pastors of denominationalism who teach the traditions of men.

You just read that Father doesn't like their polluted bread which deceives His children and when He returns those who have caused His little children to stumble and fall and worship before the abominable one would be better off dead!

Here is how Christ puts it:

Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Take a Strong's Concordance and check out the word "offend" in Greek.
offend = skandalizo˘ skan-dal-id'-zo  Strong's #4624
To "scandalize"; from G4625; to entrap, that is, trip up (figuratively stumble [transitively] or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure):—(make to) offend.
If you lead God's children who believe in Christ to worship in vain, to stumble and fall, by your taking of His name, by your using His name,
i.e. by your claiming to be His messenger, and you substitute religious worship and ceremony and good deeds and teach the vain idolatrous traditions of men in place of "speaking His Words through your mouth" and feeding His flock the knowledge from His Word, then you are in BIG, serious trouble!

The great Book of Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament and written by the hand of one whose name appropriately means "My Messenger", describes the idolatrous spiritual condition of our people just prior to the first advent, even as a type of how it shall be in these last days just before Jesus Christ's second advent.

And although the people themselves are not absolved from all responsibility, even as they shall be reproved in the second half of this second chapter, the priests, the preachers and pastors, must be held to the higher degree of accountability in that they are the leaders who guide and shepherd God's people and who are therefore entrusted with great responsibility.

To that end, there is an old proverbial saying which states that "A fish smells from its head down!", which simply means as the head goes, i.e. as the leader goes, so go the people who follow after him... and people especially follow after those in whom they trust and believe.

Therefore if a priest departs from the Word of God and follows after the traditions of men he will cause those who believe and trust in him to likewise be drawn away from God, i.e. to be drawn away from the Word of God.

But you see, they are "killing" our people (spiritually, remember Ezekiel's dead dry bones) and our Father is NOT PLEASED with them, which is saying it mildly.

Live Link to->> Ezekiel's description of Israel's Dead Dry Bones

The entire 13th chapter of Ezekiel also deals with the lying false preachers, the many Christ spoke of in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 who would come in His name and pollute it, thereby deceiving the majority of the people

Live Link to->> This may be offensive to tender ears, to those Christians who just can't imagine that anyone who calls himself or herself a minister or preacher of Jesus Christ, would knowingly mislead anyone for money, power or ego, i.e. for personal gain.

Ezekiel 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
The people think they are truthful in saying that they represent Christ and so the people sit and listen to them spout off!

Then too, when these false preachers discover a true teacher of God's Word who teaches chapter by chapter and line by line, offering up the  meat of His Word, instead of always serving the baby's milk message of salvation and baptism
(meant for NEW Christians, i.e. babes in Christ),
they even call that disdainful, contemptible, even polluted!

So in case you still have a problem getting the whole picture of the extent of the spiritual "famine in the land", this spiritual "valley of the dry bones", i.e. the idolatrous,
apostate spiritual condition of this great nation of the House of Jacob, the United States of America, here is how it stacks up.

Statistically, according to the Word of God, according to the words of Jesus Christ Himself in Mat. 24 and Mark 13,
the majority of those who call themselves His ministers, His messengers, in these last days are liars (not necessarily intentionally, but through the ignorance of His Word) and thus they offer polluted bread (false doctrine which deceives the people) and spotted sacrifices (unacceptable to God) upon His altar.

Think about it!

The fact is, we are now here, during this earth age, dwelling in these lowly flesh bodies and walking under the sun for precisely that very reason.

You see, there was once a great prince and high priest who walked up and down in our midst and who our people dearly loved and trusted and admired for his brightness, for indeed he was a bright morning-star (Isa. 14:12).

His name was "Lucifer" which means "bright morning-star"!

We can learn in great detail what this "wise and beautiful" one did in that first age, the "world that then was" (2 Pet. 3:6), from the Book of Ezekiel where he is referred to as the king of Tyrus in the 28th chapter.


Note: The first age refers to the time when you and I and all our fellow beings dwelt in our spirit bodies right here on earth between the time we were created which was before the foundation of the world and the distruction of that first earth age after Satan sinned and lead one third of us astray - To follow him instead of our creator God.

Let's read some excerpts from that chapter
Ezekiel 28:12 is a description of Satan!:
Ezekiel 28:12-15
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
THAT is a description of Satan!

So do not be trapped into believing that he walks around in long-handled red underwear sporting horns and carrying a pitchfork.

[13] Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
These stones are the exact same stones worn by the Levite Priests on their breastplates representing the 12 tribes of Israel.
Yep, Satan wore them because he was a high priest in the garden of God in the first earth age.

He was also present in Eden, the Garden of God, in this flesh age as that beautiful angelic creature (a handsome man not a snake...) who seduced mother Eve in the fig grove.

[14] Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
It was the "mercy seat" of God that Satan was to cover.

In other words, he was to protect the truth and justice which emanated from that mercy seat.

God appointed him (as in anointed him) to that entrusting position which was high in the mountain (symbolic of government) of God.

As it is written, he walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire who are God's children, "Israel".

[15] Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Uh oh! Iniquity was found in him!

Do you KNOW what that iniquity was (iniquity is "evel" in Hebrew pronounced "eh'-vel")?

It was unrighteousness
a departure from the truth!

Let's see what happened next:

Ezekiel 28:16-19
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence [i.e. corruption], and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Knowing the meaning of this word "sinned" as it is used here will help us to fully understand the importance and significance of what we shall read in today's study of Malachi.

Here it is:

Sinned = ÓŔ╚š˜cha˛tÍa˛�khaw-taw'  Strong's #2398
A primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) leadastray, condemn:—bear the blame, cleanse, commit [sin], by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend (-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin (-ful, -ness), trespassive.
The great "sin" that Lucifer, the high trustworthy priest and prince of our people, committed because of his iniquity was to LEAD GOD'S PEOPLE ASTRAY and Revelation 12:4
 documents that he led fully ONE THIRD of them/us astray!

God does not like those who cause His children to err.

This is serious business,
"O ye Priests/preachers"!

Here's what happened to this once great self-exalted star who fell and took many with him:

[17] Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
As it is written, during the Millennium people will "behold" him and... "They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms" (Isa. 14:16).
[18] Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Make no mistake about it, Satan has been sentenced to die, to totally and completely perish (be turned to ashes) in the lake of fire at the end of the Millennium!

That is why he is even called the "son of perdition", because he is the son who will perish.

[19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Satan, the ultimate spiritual terrorist, will soon have his day as antichrist when Michael stands up and casts him out of heaven to this earth along with his host of angels (Rev. 12:7-9).

But for Satan, there is no turning back nor space given for repentance.

He has already been judged 
and sentenced to die.

Well, that background ought to be enough to set the tone and let one know the seriousness of the consequences allotted to priests who lead God's children away from the mercy seat where Christ dwells, i.e. away from His Word from whence truth and justice flow.

Hear now what the Creator of the Universe and the Father of our souls has to say to those who are supposed to be His messengers.

Mal. 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. (Next we will learn what that commandment to our preachers/ministers is.)


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Pamphlet 1825
745BC to 1776AD = 2520 years - Check it out!

Coincidence? Not a chance! God's plan and His timetable are perfect.

First, it is written in the Book of Leviticus that God made a covenant with His people at Mt. Sinai in the wilderness and the conditions of the covenant were these:

Leviticus 26:3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
... then great national blessings would follow, vs. 4-13.
Leviticus 26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
... then great national cursings would follow, vs. 15-23.


Furthermore,
God stated that if they "would not hearken unto Him"
that He would chastise them for "seven times"
and would scatter them among the nations.

A "time" is a solar year of 360 days,
just as the "time, times, and half a time" of Dan. 12:7
is the same as
1260 days in Revelation.

Then we learn from the great prophet Ezekiel in chapter 4, vs. 6,
that when the subject is Israel's punishment,
then a day is given to represent one year.

So "seven times" would be 7 x 360 years (not days, in this case) or 2520 years.

Here is the prophecy announcing that period of chastisement:

Leviticus 26:28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

This is where it truly gets exciting!
The 2520 years would commence with the captivity of each of the tribes of Israel.

Unfortunately, space here does not permit an in-depth study of the migrations of the tribes of Israel, a subject for another time, and surely a foundation essential to understanding prophecy. But you will find that the Birthright Blessings contained in the covenant that God made with Abraham were eventually split between Joseph's two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. It is very easy to document that England represents Ephraim, a company of nations, and the United States represents Manasseh, who literally became 13th tribe of Israel, a great people, (Gen 48).  That is why the number 13 is stamped on our nation's history, i.e. 13 original colonies, 13 original states, etc.


Now challenge anyone on this! Look up the date of the captivity of the tribe of Manasseh by the king of Assyria!  E. Raymond Capt's book "Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets", pg. 67, Artisan Sales, Calif. will give you a good head start.


Missing Links Discovered In Assyrian Tablets E. Raymond Capt 256 pages

When clay cuneiform tablets were found in the excavations of the Assyrian Royal Library of  Ashurbanipal in ancient Nineveh, their relevance to the nation of Israel was overlooked at the time. This was undoubtedly because they were in complete disorder and  among hundreds of miscellaneous text dealing with many matters of State. Contributing to this situation was the fact that the Assyrians called the Israelites by other  names during their captivity. Some of the tablets found were dated around 707 B.C. and reveal the fate of the Israelites as they escaped from the land of their captivity and  "disappeared" into the hinterland of Europe. These tablets form the "Missing Links" that enable us to identitfy the modern-day descendants of the "Lost Tribes of Israel". In  doing so, we increase our knowledge of Bible history and experience a dramatic revision of our pre-conceived ideas of Bible prophecy. In this authoritative book, the author  has attempted no more than a brief review of the origin and history of the Israelites; a survey of the Assyrian inscriptions and cuneiform tablets that record the deportations  of Israel as related to Biblical and secular history; their sojurn in captivity, and a synopsis of their migrations to their new homelands. Other authors fill in the details.


You will find that Tiglath-pileser III in 745 BC records the conquest of Israel
and mentions the exact area where Manasseh had been settled.

When you add 2520 years to this date, you arrive at July 4th, 1776.

Coincidence?
Not a chance!
God's plan and His timetable are perfect.

I have often said that the Industrial Revolution could not,
and did not, occur until the American Revolution had occurred.

Why?

The 2520 years had to expire and begin the time when true Israel
would no longer be the "tail", but would become the "head" of nations,
which is to say the superpower of superpowers.

See The Birthright and the Sceptre
Birthright Withheld 2,520 Years #7059And #7065

For more information see The Stone Kingdom