The Book of Malachi, interpreted…
~ Which is the burden of the Lord.
He says He has loved us but still we ask just when did you love us Lord? So many times we build our own lives and they are torn down by the Lord for our own good but we fail to recognize the losses as gain in Him. One day our eyes will see and we will say, The Lord is magnified. The Lord cries out where is My honor? You show more honor to your father and master in this World, but when will I, the one true God, be honored? You despise my Name and then turn around only to inquire how would that be so? My alter is polluted with vain offerings and sacrifices and I will not accept them as I did not require such a thing of you. Since I find no pleasure in you, I will not accept an offering by your hand.
I seek a pure offering so my name is made great among the heathen but you have profaned my table by rotten fruit and meat, tainting it through the acceptance and approval of evil ways. I curse the deceiver who is in the flock sacrificing anything corrupt to Me – the King of Kings, Lord of Hosts. My Name is dreadful to the heathens.
I have a commandment for the Priests. If you will not hear and purify your heart to give glory solely to My Name, I shall send a curse upon you and curse your blessings, actually I have already cursed them because you do not lay it to heart what I say as the final truth and do not take me seriously. Your seed shall be cursed and the vileness within you will be revealed on your face for all to behold. By my command, one will lead you astray.
I established a covenant of life and peace, giving it to you in measurement to the fear wherewith you feared me and was afraid of My Name. The Law of Truth was in your mouth and no iniquity rests upon your lips as you walk with me in peace and equity – turning many others away from iniquity as well.
The priest’s lips should keep knowledge, seeking my law, for he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts. But some of you have departed out of My ways, causing many to stumble, corrupting my covenant, mixing in partiality, sinful, indeed.
We all have one Father, one Creator God and yet we are deal treacherously profaning our covenant with Him. Abominations are committed and overlooked, profaning My Holiness through fornication. The Lord will cut off the man that does this – the master, the scholar and anyone who offers anything up to Me. And you have done this repeatedly as if I am not aware. The residue of your shortcomings is upon you, therefore take heed and repent. You try to cover up your violence, take heed to your spirit so your countenance is not treacherous.
As you continually call evil good and good evil you weary the Lord with your words. You actually say – Everyone that does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, telling them He is delighted with them and that He does not judge their actions.
Behold, I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the straight way before Me and suddenly I will come into the temple with this messenger who speaks truthfully of the covenant for in him I find great delight.
I ask you… Who shall abide when he comes and who shall stand when he appears? For he purifies with fire, cleaning as with the washing of pure soap. He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver and he shall purify all children and purge them as gold and silver in that they may offer up an offering of righteousness unto the Lord. Then and only then shall the offering be pleasant unto the Lord as in the former days of old.
In order that you not be consumed I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and the adulterers, those who swear of My Name falsely, all who oppress and those who do not know Me, especially those who refuse to separate from fornicators and fear me not. For I am the Lord and I change not.
Because you have drifted away from My ordinances and refuse to keep them I offer unto you a chance to repent, return to Me and then and only then will I return unto you. Even still you say to Me – Were shall we return so I ask of you – Will man rob God? Because you have robbed Me in all that you so vainly offered up to Me. Therefore, you are cursed with a curse, which sweeps all the inhabitants of the Earth.
Bring all you have before Me in order there be food in your house. Prove Me on this says the Lord of Hosts and see Me open to you the windows of Heaven and pour out upon you a blessing so great that there will not be room enough to receive it.
I shall rebuke the devourer in your midst for your sakes and he shall no longer destroy your fruit and every single thing in your life will be right on time, My time. Which is perfect and all the nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a delight throughout the land.
You have spoken stout words against Me and once again you ask – When? You said to others it is vain to serve Me and it is not profitable to walk in My ways, Holy, in mourning for the sins committed. You call the proud – happy, as you set up places for those who work wickedness to do the enemy’s bidding and not mine, as you declare falsely even those who tempt God shall be delivered.
During those times, they that fear the Lord speak often to one another and the Lord hearkened and heard all that was said. Therefore, a Book of Remembrance was written before the Almighty, reserved solely for those who feared the Lord and thought upon His Name alone.
And they shall be mine, says the Lord of Hosts, on that day when I make up my jewels, I will spare them as my own precious child. Once you return unto Me, you will discern between the righteous and the wicked and between him that serves God and him that serves not.
For behold a day comes that shall burn as an oven, and the proud and those who do wickedly shall be as stubble, because on that day I shall burn them up, leaving no root or branch in the midst thereof, sayeth the Lord of Hosts.
But unto you who fear My Name, shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and you shall go forth and spring up. In that day, you shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, sayeth the Lord.
Keep remembrance of the Law with the statutes and judgments.
Elijah the prophet shall be in your midst before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord and he shall turn the heart of the Father to His children and the Heart of the children to the Father, lest I smite the Earth with a curse.
The Lord woke me one night, leading me to the Book of Malachi. As I began to read these Scriptures, the Holy Spirit imparted these words into me as an overview comparable to the burden of the Lord.
May they be a blessing to you, just like they were to me.
In His Love ~