450 BC ?
The author of this book is not known. Mal'ak is a title not a name.
Written after the 2nd Temple was rebuilt. Abuses to the sacrificial system had crept in and divorces and mixed race marriages were in large number.
Like Haggai and Zechariah, Malachi was a prophet – the last – to the people who came back to Jerusalem, first under Ezra and Zerubbabel and, later, Nehemiah.
Malachi began with a message for his own time:
Rebukes to the people, for slackness and carelessness in Yahweh's worship.
Rebukes to the priests, for ignorance and injustice.
Malachi also prophesied the First Advent and concerning the messenger selected to prepare the way before Him (Christ).
Malachi also prophesied the Second Advent.
Malachi in the Hebrew is Mal'akiy and means 'My messenger'.
Malachi is H4401 and from H4397 mal'ak, meaning despatch as a messenger, a representative.
Yahweh's states His hatred for Esau. The Edomites infiltrated the Israelite priesthood and masqueraded as Israel. Their efforts were successful back then, and still hold strong today as all the “churches” teach that the Jews are Israel. They are NOT! They are the synagogue of Satan.
Malachi opens with the Israelites being concerned with the Edomites.
Malachi closes with the concerns of the Israelites of their own brethren.
The Israelites of the Old Testament are the same people as in the New Testament.
The “churches” teach that the Jews are Israel and the NT is for the “church” who takes the place of Israel.
True Israelites and descendants of Adam are the Anglo-Saxon peoples of the white nations of Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada and America. The Jews are the mixed peoples of the descendants of Cain and of Esau.
The Bible, NT and OT, are written by, to, for and about the generations of Adam.
The children of Israel are concerned with the children of Esau more than themselves.
This is very much like today, Judeo-Christians (most of whom are Israelites and don't know it) are more concerned about the Jews and the state of Israel.
Above, in Jeremiah, 'man' in Hebrew is 'ish', a mortal, any mortal man.
Jeremiah verse 18 is a prophecy that has happened. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, the Jews left Palestine and did not return until the late 1800's and after the instigation of WWI and II, and managed to break the yoke of Jacob, in 1948, by stealing the land of Judah, the Promised land (known today as Israel).
Indeed, no Adamite (white man) dwells in Palestine today. Yahweh does not lie.
The border (or territory) of wickedness is that Jewish state of Israel.
The 'border of wickedness' is different than the 'border of Israel'. Verse 5 is not talking about the Jew state of Israel, but the territory of the children of Israel wherever they are. Just think, which nations of the world magnify Yahweh? The white nations, especially America, well at least we did the first 200 years.
We should respect the history of our ancestors and learn from their mistakes.
Yahweh is speaking about the Edomite priests that have crept into the Levitical priesthood. This also includes those Levites that followed the practices of the Edomites.
These Edomite Jew priests taught that the name of God, Yahweh, was to holy to speak. This is because they know that the name of our God has power. Today, their efforts have worked because we call Him Lord, which is NOT His name, but the name of the Jews God Baal.
The offering of blemished sacrifices, they are more concerned with personal gain.
This is addressed to future priests. Less than unblemished sacrifices will not be accepted.
'Gentiles' is a Latin word that means, a nation, tribe, or race of people. Any nation.
It does not mean 'non-Jew', as the “churches” and the Jews teach. It simply means 'Nations', and depending on the context, it could be the Nations of Israel (12 tribes) or other nations of peoples.
The priesthood was not to sacrifice the blemished. Yahweh deserves the best.
By the 2nd century BC, the name of God, Yahweh, was forbidden by the Edomite priests to be used.
The Israelite Levitical priests that rejected Yahweh wound up race mixing with the Edomites.
Yahweh rejected the offerings of the Edomite priesthood and honors His covenant with Levi.
The same thing happened with Cain and Abel. Cain was the son of Eve and the serpent (Devil), so God refused his offering. Abel was Adam's son and God accepted his offering. (Gen 4:3-5)
Talking about the Levitical priesthood.
Talking about the Edomites that took over the Levitical priesthood.
The title of this book, mal'ak, a messenger of Yahweh.
These were the Edomite Jews that eventually took over the sect of the Pharisees. They distorted the laws of Moses into the 'traditions of men' (Judaism), and murdered Christ.
This also includes those Levites that strayed from Yahweh to follow Edom.
These are the liberal Israelite priests speaking for Edom. Esau was Isaac's son too. But since Esau despised his race and birthright and he race mixed with Canaanites, his seed is not acceptable. That is why Yahweh chose Jacob and his seed. The children of Israel (us).
Yahweh forbids race mixing.
Judah repeated the accusation made in verse 11.
The man Judah race mixed with a Canaanite and had 3 sons, 2 of which Yahweh slayed.
The House of Judah (the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi) race mixed with Canaanites, Edomites, and strangers of the surrounding regions.
Yahweh forbids race mixing.
Yahweh hates divorce.
The “churches” encourage race mixing. They say “He delights in it” OR they say “where is the judgment?” They sure don't follow scripture they shun it.
Prophecy of John the Baptist
John was also a mal'ak, a representative for Yahweh.
John was sent to cleanse the Levitical priesthood in order that they may offer Christ in righteousness.
Baptism of water was by John for the Levitical priesthood and for Christ. John was the last Levitical priest and Christ was the last sacrifice. When Christ died, the priesthood and baptism ended. Christ is now our High Priest. The only way to be baptized now is by being immersed in the knowledge and understanding of the Word.
Since Christ died, and the ritual ordinances expired, we, the holy seed, a priestly kingdom, must offer 'spiritual sacrifice' to Yahweh. This would be done by immersing ourselves in His Word. And practicing it.
Verse 5 is speaking of the Jews.
We deserve death for our disobedience and whoredom to Yahweh. Since Yahweh keeps His word, He honors His promise to Abraham.
Christ came to fulfill the promises by dying for us so we may remarry Him, if we act like a bride of righteousness.
The Sopherim (Jewish Scribes) understood this verse to say that it was Israel "cursing God" rather than "God cursing Israel." I have a few translations that make this correction:
"With the curse YOU are cursing [me], and me YOU are robbing—the nation in its entirety."
"With a curse you curse Me, and Me you are defrauding—the nation, all of it" (Mal. 3:9,Concordant Version of The Old Testament).
Brenton's Septuagint has: Malachi 3:9
The Syriac has 'circumvent' where the KJV has rob(robbed). Qaba H6906
The context in verse 7 has falling away, turning aside (H5493). When it is translated to verses 8-9 circumvent means to keep back tithes.
Chapter 3 continues in the Hebrew, there is no chapter 4.
Malachi 4:1 (3:19)
Aryan symbol of the Phoenix.
So we can see that the prophecy of Malachi warns us of the Edomite usurpation of the Levitical priesthood.
That John the Baptist was sent to cleanse the Levitical priesthood and prepare the final sacrifice (Christ).
That the Edomite Jew race will be destroyed upon our Prince's return.
We must be prepared, fit and ready for Him by immersing ourselves in His truth, knowledge and understanding.
Yahshua Christ, in the New Testament, said 'I and My Father are one.' Here He emphasized the changelessness and inherent consistency of the Godhead, and because of that, the people of His covenanted promises, all the sons of Jacob, are NOT utterly cast out and destroyed. When Christ came at His First Advent, He said that He wa specifically sent to 'the house of Israel', those descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.
So, as we close that part of the Bible known as the Old Testament and open that known as the New Testament, we have reason for expecting a continuation of the story of Israel's place in Yahweh's great plan for salvation of the Adamic world, and the final victory over the Adversaries of our God.
MALACHI– CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Malachi.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament and is a book of Prophetic Oracle. It is a post-exilic book, meaning it was written after the return from captivity in Babylon. The prophet Malachi wrote it approximately 430 B.C. Key personalities include Malachi and the priests. The purpose of this book is that Malachi wrote to ensure that the hearts of the Jews (Judaean Isrealites) was right and that they were keeping God first in their lives.
• In chapters 1-3, Malachi identified the sins of the Jews, including their priests.
A true statement. Even though there were some Israelite Levites that followed the Edomite Jew priesthood, the warning was about the Edomite priesthood.
He prophesied that God would send a messenger to prepare the way (this is John the Baptist), “Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts” (3:1). Finally, he addressed the topic of tithes and offering and that God is stolen from when people disobey it. Tithing is not necessarily money.
• In chapter 4, the last chapter of the Old Testament, Malachi addressed, “the great and terrible day of the Lord” (vs. 5). He teaches about the coming judgment when God will set them ablaze in His holy anger. The them are the Edomite Jews (read also Obadiah). He also gives hope to the faithful with the Book of Remembrance. Those who do the will of God and are righteous will be spared.
Malachi, the last book of the Bible, ends very differently than it began in the book of Genesis. Let us compare them:
Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This was a beautiful and perfect relationship with God.
Malachi 4:6, “He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
Consider the large contrast between the very first verse and the very last verse. Afterward, consider that “the sin of mankind” made all the difference. The Old Testament begins with the magnificent power of God’s creation and ends with fear and separation from God and in need of a Savior. The Old Testament closes with a sad dreary clunk...
Actually it closes with the prophecy of the destruction of the Jews and all their evil.
It also closes with the expectation of righteousness.
Summary of the Book of Malachi
The book is ascribed to Malachi, whose name means "my messenger." Since the term occurs in 3:1, and since both prophets and priests were called messengers of the Lord (see 2:7; Hag 1:13), some have thought "Malachi" to be only a title that tradition has given the author. The view has been supported by appeal to the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT (the Septuagint), which translates the term in 1:1 "his messenger" rather than as a proper noun. The matter, however, remains uncertain, and it is still very likely that Malachi was in fact the author's name.
Spurred on by the prophetic activity of Haggai and Zechariah, the returned exiles under the leadership of their governor Zerubbabel finished the temple in 516 b.c. In 458 the community was strengthened by the coming of the priest Ezra and several thousand more Jews (Judaean Israelites). Artaxerxes king of Persia encouraged Ezra to reconstitute the temple worship (Ezr 7:17) and to make sure the law of Moses was being obeyed (Ezr 7:25-26).
Fourteen years later (444) the same Persian king permitted his cupbearer Nehemiah to return to Jerusalem and rebuild its walls (Ne 6:15). As newly appointed governor, Nehemiah also spearheaded reforms to help the poor (Ne 5:2-13), and he convinced the people to shun mixed marriages (Ne 10:30), to keep the Sabbath (Ne 10: 31) and to bring their tithes and offerings faithfully (Ne 10:37-39).
In 433 b.c. Nehemiah returned to the service of the Persian king, and during his absence the Jews (Judaeans) fell into sin once more. Later, however, Nehemiah came back to Jerusalem to discover that the tithes were ignored, the Sabbath was broken, the people had intermarried with foreigners, and the priests had become corrupt (Ne 13:7-31). Several of these same sins are condemned by Malachi (see 1:6-14; 2:14-16; 3:8-11). The priests became corrupt because of the Edomite Jew influence.
Themes and Theology
Although the Jews (Judaeans of the house of Judah) had been allowed to return from exile and rebuild the temple, several discouraging factors brought about a general religious malaise: (1) Their land remained but a small province in the backwaters of the Persian empire, (2) the glorious future announced by the prophets (including the other postexilic prophets, Haggai and Zechariah) had not (yet) been realized, and (3) their God had not (yet) come to his temple (3:1) with majesty and power (as celebrated in Ps 68) to exalt his kingdom in the sight of the nations. Doubting God's covenant love (1:2) and no longer trusting his justice (2:17; 3:14-15), the Jews (Judaean Israelites) of the restored community began to lose hope. So their worship degenerated into a listless perpetuation of mere forms, and they no longer took the law seriously.
Because of the Edomite Jew priesthood perverting the laws of Moses to fit their own doctrine.
Malachi rebukes their doubt of God's love (1:2-5) and the faithlessness of both priests (1:6 -- 2:9) and people (2:10-16). To their charge that God is unjust (2:17) because he has failed to come in judgment to exalt his people, Malachi answers with an announcement and a warning. The Lord they seek will come -- but he will come "like a refiner's fire" (3:1-4). He will come to judge -- but he will judge his people first (3:5).
Because the Lord does not change in his commitments and purpose, Israel has not been completely destroyed for her persistent unfaithfulness (3:6). And because of the promises to Abraham. But only through repentance and reformation will she again experience God's blessing (3:6-12). Those who honor the Lord will be spared when he comes to judge (3:16-18).
In conclusion, Malachi once more reassures and warns his readers that "the day [that great and dreadful day of the Lord,' 4:5] is coming" and that "it will burn like a furnace" (4:1). In that day the righteous will rejoice, and "you will trample down the wicked" (4:2-3). So "remember the law of my servant Moses" (4:4). To prepare his people for that day the Lord will send "the prophet Elijah" (not Elijah himself, but the spirit of Elijah) to call them back to the godly ways of their forefathers (4:5-6).
Who wrote the book?
The final book of the Old Testament, Malachi received its name from its author (Malachi 1:1). In Hebrew, the name comes from a word meaning “messenger,” which points to Malachi’s role as a prophet of the Lord, delivering God’s message to God’s people.1 Malachi offered no other identifying information about himself, leaving out markers typical of other prophets such as his father’s name or the current leader of Israel.
However, based on the content of the book, it becomes clear that Malachi delivered his message of judgment to a Judean audience familiar with worshipping at the temple in Jerusalem (2:11). The people of Judah had turned away from the true worship of the Lord, leaving themselves under judgment and in need of salvation.
Where are we?
Malachi certainly wrote to the people of Judah (Malachi 1:1; 2:11), but the historical setting becomes clearer in Malachi 1:8. Here the prophet used the Persian word for governor, indicating a time period between 538–333 BC, when the Persian Empire ruled the Promised Land. Malachi also wrote about the corruption of the temple sacrifices, meaning that he likely delivered his message many years after the Israelites rebuilt the temple in 515 BC. The prophet’s concerns mirror those of Nehemiah’s, suggesting that Malachi prophesied to the people while Nehemiah left the city for several years, beginning in 432 BC (Nehemiah 13:6).
Why is Malachi so important?
Malachi’s unique position as the final book of the Old Testament offers a glimpse into the hearts of Israelite men and women, members of a nation that had been specially chosen by God, descendents of Abraham, and inheritors of the rich tradition of the Jewish (the rich tradition the children of Israel, the Jews are not Israel, they are children of Esau and Cain) people. Their history told of glories like the exodus from Egypt and the faithfulness of God to King David. But they had also experienced the judgment of wandering in the desert and the shame of exile from the Promised Land.
At the time of Malachi, well over a thousand years after Abraham’s era, the Israelites had the advantage and weight of history on their side; they could see the shining rewards of faithfulness and the punishments associated with judgment, even to the point of being uprooted from their land. But even then, with all that perspective, the book of Malachi teaches us that they still strayed from the Lord’s path. They needed God’s intervention as much as ever, so this book, as a final statement of judgment in the Old Testament, anticipates God’s saving work through the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Yes, He will preserve His people, the children of Israel, and destroy the children of Esau (as told in Obadiah).
What's the big idea?
The people of Judah began to be exiled from the Promised Land in 605 BC, returning from Babylon seventy years later. By the time of Malachi, they had been back in the land for more than a hundred years and were looking for the blessings they expected to receive when they returned. Though the temple had been rebuilt, the fervor of those early returning Israelites gave way to a thorough apathy for the things of God. This led to rampant corruption among the priesthood and a spiritual lethargy among the people.
This commentator has it backwards. Since the Edomites dwelled in Judaea while the Israelites were in captivity, when they came back, the Edomites had taken root in the priesthood, leading to corruption.
Malachi came along at a time when the people were struggling to believe that God loved them (Malachi 1:2). The people focused on their unfortunate circumstances and refused to account for their own sinful deeds. So God pointed the finger back at them, and through Malachi, God told the people where they had fallen short of their covenant with Him. If they hoped to see changes, they needed to take responsibility for their own actions and serve God faithfully according to the promise their fathers had made to God on Mount Sinai all those years before.
How do I apply this?
Throughout Israel’s history, the nation failed and God called His people back to Himself. Each time, Israel would fail again, prompting the cycle to begin again. God’s final word of the Old Testament concerns judgment for sin and testifies to our inability to love Him without the help of His grace.
Do you struggle to follow God consistently? Malachi’s call prompts us to live faithfully before God and offers hope that God is not yet through with extending mercy to His people (Malachi 3:1; 4:2, 5–6).