1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel.(today
it's a spiritual
1:2 I have loved you, says the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you
loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? says the LORD, yet I loved Jacob..(Genesis
1:3 And I hated.(God
doesn't hate; understand the word hate
in the Bible).Esau
and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.(the
barren wilderness away from his family).
Esau made choices
and the law of the universe is, we reap
what we have sown. And most times we don't even know why
negatives are happening:.Romans
13:11 "And that knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep..."
1:4,5 Whereas Edom says, 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 has indignation for ever. And your
eyes shall see and you shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border
2:1-3 And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you. If you will
not hear and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name,
says the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you and I will curse
your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay
it to heart. 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
2:4 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you,
that my covenant might be with Levi, says
the LORD of hosts.
2:5 My covenant
was with him of life and peace and I gave them to him for the fear
wherewith he feared me and was afraid.(original
for word 'afraid' connotes
'realizing that compared to the Creator mankind virtually
can not do anything':.John
15:5).before my name.
2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth and iniquity
was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace
and equity and
did turn many away from iniquity.(that
is, turned them from the heartaches in their lives caused by living with
the ordinary consciousness they
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.
2:8,9 But you are departed out of the way. You have caused many to
stumble at the law.(the
law at this time before Emmanuel's crucifixion
and resurrection was the Old
Law). You have corrupted the covenant.(a
covenant is an agreement).of
was this 'covenant of Levi'?.Nehemiah
13:29; Malachi 2:5), says the
LORD of hosts. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before
all the people, according as you have not kept my ways, but have been partial
in the law.(they
didn't want to be wholehearted
in that they picked and chose
what parts of it they liked in
order to make up their own religion:.Jeremiah
2:10 Have we not all
one father? Has not one God created us? Why.(Psalms
10:7-10).do we deal treacherously
every man against his brother, by profaning
the covenant of our fathers?
did they profane this agreement their fathers made with the Creator?.Malachi
wrote during the time of the old
covenant, an agreement with the people back then and recorded within
Testament part of the Bible.
The covenant of our fathers was the old covenant. It was an agreement,
now done away with.
covenant has been superceded
as compared to all the anicient
physical rituals, are always irrespective
of time. The designed by God eternal
keys always work as intended. They are spiritual principles and thus
and as such are
of time. We find spiritual
principles, which have to do with the mind of man and his attitudes, throughout
the Old Testament and the New
the Old Testament Mosaic Law has
been abolished, spiritual principles will always be.
2:11 Judah has dealt treacherously and an abomination is committed
in Israel and in Jerusalem, for Judah has profaned
the holiness of the LORD which he loved and has married the daughter of
a strange god.
2:12 The LORD will cut off the man that does this, the master and the
scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob and him that offers an offering
unto the LORD of hosts.
Notes: And him that offers an offering unto the Lord
of hosts, him being he who offers an offering to God to bribe
Him, as it were,
so they could continue to do whatever they decided to do in their
44:16,17. In the same meaning, Isaiah states:.Isaiah
1:13; 61:8. Proverbs also:.Proverbs
15:8; 28:9. And in Amos:.Amos
2:13 And this have you done again, covering the altar of the LORD with
tears, with weeping and with crying out, insomuch that he regards not the
offering any more or receives it with good will at your hand..(because
they don't see what led up to them doing bad things and their myopia
prevents them forming a change in heart toward love)
2:14 Yet you say, Wherefore? Because the LORD has been witness between
you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously.
Yet is she your companion and the wife of your covenant.(agreement).
2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.
And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed
to your spirit and let none deal treacherously
against the wife of his youth.
2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, says that he hates putting away.
For one covers violence with his garment.(Psalms
73:6), says the LORD of hosts. Therefore take heed to
your spirit, that you deal not treacherously.
3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the way before
me. And the Lord, whom you seek shall suddenly come to his temple.(we
are His temple), even the messenger of the covenant whom
you delight in. Behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming
and who shall stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and
like fullers' soap.
3:2 But who may abide the day of his
coming and who shall stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's
fire and like fullers'
soap.(a strong cleaner
used for clothes).
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier
of silver. He shall purify the sons of Levi, that they may offer unto the
LORD an offering in righteousness.
3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver. He shall
purify the sons of Levi.(speaking
here of the
ancient priests, but applicable
to all those who trust in their wealth).and
them as gold and silver.(as
gold & silver is refined),
that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness..(God
is interested not in what worldly possessions one may have gained, but
is based on righteousness)
3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto
the LORD, as in the days of old and as in former years.
3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment and I will be a swift witness
against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against false swearers
and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages.(*),
the widow and the fatherless and that turn aside the stranger from his
right and fear not me, says the
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD. I change not; therefore
you sons of Jacob are not consumed.
3:6 For I am the
LORD. I change not.(what
does this mean, considering God does change His mind and intentions?
it); therefore you sons of Jacob
are not consumed.(original
for word 'consumed' is 'end', meaning there is no end of that which is
in God and what's that? We
are all 'sons of Jacob' because of the lineage
tracing to Abraham, his grandfather,
through Jacob's father Isaac. This
is the Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,
Abraham is the father of the faithful.
All those who believe in the Creator are sons in the spiritual era
of the New
3:7 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away.(*).from
and have not kept them. Return unto me.(*).and
I will return unto you, says the LORD
of hosts. But you said, Wherein shall we return?.(what
shall we return
3:8-10 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein
have we robbed you? In tithes
and offerings. You are cursed with a curse. For you have robbed me, even
this whole nation.(it
back then to tithe, but in the era
of the New Testament it's a
different story). Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be meat in mine house and prove me now herewith, says the
LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
3:11,12 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes and he shall
not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine cast her
fruit before the time in the field, says the LORD of hosts. And all nations
shall call you blessed. For you shall be a delightsome land, says the LORD
3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another and
the LORD hearkened and heard it and a
book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the
LORD and that thought upon his name.(why
would thinking upon the Lord's name seem to be of such importance?.Ephesians
ways can one think upon His name?).
3:17 And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that
day when I make up my jewels and I will spare them, as a man spares
his own son that serves him.
3:18 Then shall you return and discern
between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him
that serves him not.
4:1 For behold, the day comes that shall burn as an oven and all the
proud, yea and all that do wickedly shall be stubble and the day that comes
shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither
root nor branch.
4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise
with healing in his wings and you shall go forth and grow up as calves
of the stall.
4:3 And 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, says the LORD of
4:4 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto
him in Horeb
for all Israel,
with the statutes and judgments.
4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah.(since
had long past, this is talking about John the baptist:.Luke
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD..(?)
4:6 And he shall turn.(original
also 'return', 'restore', make whole, all
heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their
family life), lest I come and smite
the earth with a curse.