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
December 12, 2007
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 Hayle's Handbook, but their 'prophecy' or 'interpretation'
is often wrong, so I do not use their 'thoughts' - only their historical
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
Thus, 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, favored by God above
had been home from Babylon for about
were cured by the Exile of their idolatry,
were still prone to neglect the house
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.
you see the present day application?
Remember, the OT is
there for our admonition and learning!
End of Philadelphian
vs beginning of Laodicean!
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 / End of
New Testament is idential.
except the Lord has provided all the
'payback' while we are reconciled back to God and to the Jews, etc.
Malachi's days - 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 degenenerate
in preaching and presenting wrong gospel, worldly guidance, OT traditions,
building buildings and enrollment, etc.
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!
tithes - people still think they
'only' have to tithe, but today is to be giving according to Paul.
I Corinthians 16:2 - just how appreciative are you?
reverted back - just living the
worldly ways again, the parenting ways taught by our own lost parents,
back to flesh after Spirit - Galatians 3:3
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;
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!
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.
do we say even though we can know EXACTLY what God said and says today!