Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
Sermon for the Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over the World Wide
- KJV Bible Believers Church in Touchet, Touchet, Washington - Pastor Mike
Paulson - 2007
the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:26
with the Scriptures Rightly Divided - II
May 25, 2008
In the OT "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened
unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the
world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
Malachiís exact date is not known.
Note: Some of these
'historical' notes are from Halleys Handbook, but their 'prophecy' or 'interpretation'
is quite often very wrong, so I do not use their 'thoughts' & or theological
opinion - only their historical facts.
It is generally accepted that he lived
nearly a century after Haggai and Zechariah and that he worked with Ezra
and Nehemiah in their reforms.
His date is placed at approximately
So, in Malachiís time, the Jews...
A remnant had returned from captivity
in 538 b.c.
Under the prophetic ministry of Haggai
and Zechariah they had rebuilt the temple (520 - 516 b.c.).
Then, 60 years later (458 b.c.), Ezra
came to help reestablish the nation.
14 years after that (444 b.c.), Nehemiah
came and rebuilt the wall.
And so the Jews, even though they
were still favored by God above all nations,
had been home from Babylon for about
were "cured" by the Exile of
however, they were still prone to neglect
the house of God.
The priests had become lax and degenerate,
sacrifices were inferior,
tithes were neglected.
reverted back to their old practice
of intermarrying with idolatrous neighbors.
had settled down in a lethargic state
of mind to await the coming of the promised Messiah...
...who, they thought, would restore
the nation to its former glory under King David.
Malachi assured them that the Messiah
...but it would mean judgment for them
rather than glory.
Keep in mind - this can't be referring
to Christ's arrival in Matthew, but
to the Revelation 19 arrival.
See notes below for details
you see the present day application?
Remember, the OT is
there for our admonition and learning!
However, also remember
it is not written TO us today!
We are coming to the
end of Philadelphian church age - getting closer to the beginning of the
Laodicean church age - the Tribulation!!
Soon to be Romans
11:25 - For I would not, brethren, that
ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened
the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
End of Old Testament is similar
to the end of New Testament.
except today, the Lord has provided
all the 'payback' so we can be reconciled back to God and to the Jews,
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast,
Malachi's days compared to today's
modern Christianity AND Bible Believers
increasing in similar lethargicness!
cured - saved! Dead to
law! Dead to sin! Made free, etc.
priests - pastors lax and degenerate
in preaching and presenting wrong gospel, worldly guidance, OT traditions,
building buildings and enrollment, etc.
no preaching of change - correction
- instruction in righteousness - 'maybe' doctrine, anyway... but even that
is not rightly divided!
sacrifices - our life is still
inferior to what Paul would have us do now that we are saved, even though
the ultimate sacrifice has been paid!
is giving up the 'world's ways' actually
tithes - people still think they
'only' have to tithe, but today is to be giving according to Paul.
16:2 - just how appreciative are you?
first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
the big test is how you give when you
are clobbered - rebuked - reproved - corrected, etc.
if you feel shamed, it is your fault
- that is not Paul's way!
not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
reverted back - just living the
worldly ways again, the parenting ways taught by our own lost parents,
back to flesh after Spirit
Are ye so
foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
lethargic - just have given up
and just waiting for the Lord while the kids go on with life as they get
brought up and caught up in the flesh and fall for modern 'fun' and 'flesh'
Christianity - and maybe even the Tribulation.
judgment seat for us - fear of God is
hating evil enough to turn from it - Paul's ministry!
white throne for them - fear of God
for eternal damnation!
payback from God - Reap what
you sow but there is no judgment of God - it has all been paid for - do
right now for your love of Him for what He did!
- Or despisest thou the riches of
his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness
of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Is this us
Yet ye say...
1:2 - I
have loved you, saith the LORD.
Yet ye say,
Wherein hast thou loved us?
...O priests, that despise my name.
And ye say,
Wherein have we despised thy name?
Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar;
and ye say,
Wherein have we polluted thee?
ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.
2:17 - Ye
have wearied the LORD with your words.
Yet ye say,
Wherein have we wearied him?
3:7 - Return
unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.
But ye said,
Wherein shall we return?
3:8 - Will
a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me.
But ye say,
Wherein have we robbed thee?
3:13 - Your
words have been stout against me, saith the LORD.
Yet ye say,
What have we spoken so much against thee?
- Ye have said,
It is vain
to serve God:
profit is it that we have kept his ordinance,
we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
And now we call the proud happy;
that work wickedness are set up;
that tempt God are even delivered.
How much do
we say; question; doubt; challenge; fight, etc.?
we can know EXACTLY what God said and says today!
King James Bible!
Live by it!
Change your life
according to it!
Be corrected by
Fight with it!
Fight for it!
Die by it!
verses falsely preached from Malachi TO many Christians today!
Loss of fellowship
with God based on one's works, etc.
3:7 - Even
from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and
have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith
the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
3:8-9 - Will
a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have
we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse:
for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
is incorrectly used in Christian and Homeschool circles saying that Jesus
will turn our hearts, etc.
4:5,6 - Behold,
I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful
day of the LORD: 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.
not Jesus being born in Matthew.
This is not referring
to John the Baptist!
This is from
Jude 1:9 -
Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about
the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but
said, The Lord rebuke thee.
John the Baptist
3:1 - Behold,
I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the
Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger
of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD
could easily be
referring to John the Baptist and the first coming of God, manifest in
Luke 1:76 -
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt
go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
Luke 3:4 -
it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The
voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.