Malachi Prophesied of God’s Wrath

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Ingratitued of Israel Malachi

Malachi wrote this oracle in 433 B.C., King Artaxerxes was King of Persia; Nehemiah was his servant.  Nehemiah later returns to Jerusalem to learn the Jews fell into sin once more. The Sabbath was broken, intermarriage with foreigners, priests were corrupt. Malachi condemns the Jews for their sins in his oracle; the last book of the Old Testament.

Malachi 1:8- “When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord.

vs-13- “When you bring injured, crippled or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the Lord. 14- Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great King,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.”

Malachi is condemning the Jews for the animals they are bringing before the altar for sacrifices. Moses was specific; the animals that were to be sacrificed to the Lord for offerings were to be without defect.

[2:1-3] 1- “And now this admonition is for you, O priest. 2- If you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart to honor my name,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will send a curse upon you, and curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not set your heart to honor me. 3- Because of you I will rebuke your descendants; I will spread on your faces the offal from the festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.

vs-8-“But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi,” says the Lord Almighty. 9- “So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law.”

Malachi rebukes the Jewish priests for their false teachings and for not honoring the Lord with their lives. God was sending curses upon them for leading their flocks astray with their teachings; also cursing their blessings.

[3:7] -“Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ 8- “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings. 9- You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. 10- Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me on this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessings that you will not have room enough for it. 11- I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the Lord Almighty. 12- Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord God Almighty.

[13] “You have said harsh things against me,” says the Lord. “Yet you ask, What have we said against you?” 14- “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? 15- But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.’”

The Jews needed to return to the Lord as Malachi strongly counsels, to end the generational curses. The priests needed to honor the Lord with their lives and their teachings. The Jews needed to return to the practices taught by the laws of Moses; to bring food to the church and to bring proper animals to the priests to be sacrificed before the Lord. Malachi warns them to return to the Lord!

God's wrath on Israel Malachi

The Day of the Lord

Malachi 4:1-3- “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or branch will be left to them. 2- But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3- Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things,” says the Lord Almighty.

Malachi warns; the day is coming when the Lord will say—no more. His wrath will burn against the wicked. But also, at the same time, the Lord will lift up those Jews who revere his name, who walk by righteousness.

This was how the Lord dealt with Jerusalem Jews and priests, 433 B.C.—during the Old Testament.

Malachi was the last prophet of the old testament. God was silent for four hundred years after Malachi wrote his oracle.

The next time God was heard from was when the Word became Flesh. Jesus, the Son of God, walked the earth and became the perfect lamb. Sacrificed on the cross for all mankind’s sins. Jesus was the final, perfect, sinless sacrifice for all our sins. There is no need for animal sacrifices for sins because of Jesus.

Hebrews 10:8-10- First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made). 9- Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10- And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.

Have you accepted Jesus’ sacrificed body for your sins?  Jesus paid the ultimate price for you?  He made everything right between you and a righteous God? Jesus did this for you. But, you must accept the gift freely. Believe that he died on that cruel cross for your sins. Believe that he went to hell in your place. Believe that on the third day, God raised him up out of hell and the grave and now he sets at the right hand of the Father in heaven. Believe that Christ took your punishment for your sins; paid in full.

If you truly believe this, and you want eternal life in heaven rather than in hell with Satan, then pray this prayer. Lord God, I am truly sorry for my sins. I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins. I want to make Jesus my Lord and Savior. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. I declare Jesus, you are my Lord. In Jesus name  pray. A-men.

If you prayed this prayer, you are now a child of God. Born again. The scriptures tell us that all of heaven is celebrating you right now. There is shouting, cheering, yelling, all throughout heaven, all because of you. The joy is overflowing.

As a new believer, we are called to study the bible, pray, and attend church to learn about God and grow with other believers. We are also called to take communion regularly.

If you prayed this prayer to rededicate your life to Christ, praise the Lord! Pray for God to show you where He wants to use you in his kingdom, for his glory. Don’t be surprised if he requires you to grow and change as a person and in your faith. That is also part of the journey.

I pray that God will use you for His glory,

JA The Tested

 

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Born Into Eternity

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Psalm 139:13-16 For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother‘s womb. 14- I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15- My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16- your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.

Job 33:4 The spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

John 5: 24 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”

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We were all formed by the Lord in our mother’s womb. God breathed life into us, bringing us into eternity. That means, from that moment, the person we are (our soul) lives throughout eternity.

As everyone knows, one of the grim facts of life is that everyone dies in the Lord’s good time. If we consider that we are all born into eternity, then only our body ceases to function. We are still alive for all eternity.

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Acts 7: 56 + 59 (The stoning of Stephen) “Look”, he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 59- Then he fell to his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

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For believers in Jesus Christ, heaven opens up and Jesus descends to escort us (soul) to the throne of God, at the moment of our bodies death.

For the unbeliever, Satan claims that person (soul) for all eternity.

Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Are you prepared for the next step in eternity? When we die. Are you going to spend eternity in heaven or hell? It’s your choice. The choice is very real.

Repent of your sins and ask Jesus into your heart and you will live for all eternity with the Father and Jesus, and every Christian.

There is a believer’s prayer above. Sincerely pray with a repentant heart and repent of your sins like a child before the Father in Heaven and experience Jesus’s forgiveness. Jesus will save you and become your Lord and Savior. This will insure your name is written in God’s book of life. You will have eternal life in heaven. You will be a Christian.

May God lead you to His salvation,

Gary The Tested

 

 

Do You Know Jesus?

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To accept Jesus, as your Lord and Savior, you must believe he paid the price for your sins at the hands of the Roman soldiers. The beatings he suffered by their cat of nine tails that ripped into his innocent flesh was for your[everyone’s] sins. Our punishment for our sins. He was crucified on that terrible cross for our sins.[He had no sin] He died and descended into hell where he spent three days declaring his victory over sin and death.  He was taking our place in hell for our[everyone’s] sins. On the third day, God ascended him out of hell and the grave. Now Jesus is in heaven with the Father. You must believe he took your punishment for your sins. [Paid in Full] Jesus’ salvation is a free gift.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, pray this prayer. If you truly want Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and to forgive you of your sins, and secure your place in heaven, pray it more than once.

Believers Prayer: Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I am sorry for all my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Thank you Lord Jesus. A-men.

If you prayed that prayer you have been born again. You are now a Christian. Praise God!

 

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Amy in America – Lord I pray that you will bless Amy’s health, her life, and keep her safe. I pray for your Angels to protect her. Lord, I pray you will bless her with the answers for life’s questions she is searching for. I pray Lord for your happiness upon her life.  I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Amy.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Manjula in Bangalore, India – Lord I pray for a better job for Manjula so she can move out of the shelter. I pray that you will reunite her with her two sons and her family. If it be your will, I pray she be relocated to America. Bless Manjula. Forgive her sins. Place your hedge of protection around her, Lord. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Manjula.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Manjula’s Husband and Two Sons in Bangalore, India – Lord I pray for their salvation. I pray they will come to Manjula’s aid and rescue her from the shelter.

Shahid – Pakistan, Pray that God will rescue him from the financial problems he is experiencing. Pray for his health. He is having stomach pain and fever due to an ulcer. Pray that God will deliver him from this illness. Pray for the Lord’s blessings upon his life.  Pray that the Lord will bless his wife and two sons and keep them healthy. Pray for their education. Pray for Shahid. Pray that God will protect him from the harassment at his work. Pray that God will heal his stomach. Pray for his wife and two sons.  Pray for his finances. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Shahid.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Momina in Pakistan, I pray that God will bless Momina in every way. Bless her health, her life, her family, and her finances.

Mark – Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for Mark as he grows in the Christian faith under Missionary Kerri Phillips’ care. Mark wishes to be a minister or missionary. Pray for God’s blessings on his calling.

Josephine – Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for Josephine. She fells called to be a missionary or minister. She is being trained by Missionary Kerri Phillips. Pray for Josephine as she grows in the faith.

Independent Baptist Church of Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for God’s blessings upon this church. Pray for this church’s finances. Pray that people would be saved in this church.

Lawrence and Rebecca Lantz and their six children – Missionaries and Pastor of Independent Baptist Church of Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for their health, finances, and life. Pray for God’s blessings upon the children and Rebecca. Pray for Pastor Lantz. minister.

Kerri Phillips, Missionary, Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for her health and finances as she teaches the orphans about Jesus.

Orphans in Africa. Soroti, Uganda. Pray that they will be taught the gospel of Jesus and become saved.

Gary – California, USA – Suffering from liver failure. Looking for a liver match. Pray for a full recovery from his liver disease. Pray for a liver donor on the directory. Also pray the Lord will pour out His graces and mercies upon Gary’s life. Pray for God’s blessings upon Gary’s finances. Pray as he possible relocates to Ohio.

Sherry H. – America – Pray for Sherry’s recovery from severe neck surgery on June 1 st. She needs God’s comfort and peace. Pray that the Lord heals her body speedily and returns her to work quickly. I pray for her physical therapy.  Pray for God’s blessings upon Sherry’s live, her husband, and their son Shawn; their health, and finances, and home, and Sherry’s job.

Jackie in the Philippine Islands – Pray that God will bring Jackie and her husband back together. I pray that God will bless their marriage. I pray that both Jackie and her husband will forgive each other and reunite. Pray for healing for her back pain and a better job or easier job; that her boss will be kinder to her.  Also pray for her family that God will bless and keep her family in good health and rich blessings. Pray for her four children. Pray for God’s Hedge of protection for her and her family.

Frida- Kenya, South Africa – Pray for God’s blessings upon her life. God’s hedge of protection.

Emorut – Jerusalem, Israel – Pray for God’s  blessings on his life. Pray for good health and long life. Pray for God’s will in his life. Saint Monica

Glenndaan, Mactan, Philippines – Pray For God’s Hedge Of Protection– Pray that God will lift up her spirit when life’s heartaches anchor her soul.  Pray that the Lord will keep her long-distance daughter safe. Give the Lord praises that her family is all in good health.

Nikkaricci in Manila Philippines -Pray For God’s Hedge Of Protection Pray for her safety. That the Lord will bless her and care for her and meet her needs. That God will pour out His grace and mercies upon her life. Pray that God will bless her VBS work.

Jill in America- Pray for healing. I pray the Lord will comfort her broken heart. I pray to the saints in heaven they will pray for Jill. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Jill.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Becky in Alabama, USA- Suffering from terminal cancer. Pray that God will heal her and save her life. At her last doctors appointment, she weighted 85 pounds. She is five feet and five inches tall. Pray fervently for the Lord to heal her of the cancer. Bless Steve. St. Peregrine

Philip B. in Alabama, USA – I pray Lord you will bless Philip’s health, his life, and his finances.

Jyotee in Nepal- My niece in Christ. New Christian, pray that God will grow her in the faith of Jesus Christ. Praise God that she has finished College and is an English teacher. Pray that God will use her as a powerful witness for Christ. Pray for God’s hedge of protection for her and her family.

Danlea from the Philippines. Pray that her husband changes his attitude. He breaks his addition to alcoholic. Changes his focus to his wife. Pray that her husband receives Christ as Savior and Lord. I pray that the Lord will bless their marriage and their children.

Marlene in the Philippines – Pray that God will bless her health and financial status. Also pray that the Lord will enter her into a friendship with a Christian man; that the relationship will blossom into a lifelong marriage. Pray that God will pour out His grace and blessing upon her family. Pray that the Lord will bless her niece and nephews with their school work, and give them the ambition to complete their education.

Arthur, now in Glory with his Lord Jesus. Passed away at age 91, in Manchester, UK. We praise you Lord that he was a man of the faith. We also pray that the Lord will pour out His blessings and mercies upon his son, Nick in the UK. Pray that God will bless Nick’s  book business with more commercial success.

Mavis – Atlanta, Georgia – Pray that the Lord will bless his life, his health, his finances, and his business. Pray that God will pour our His grace and mercies upon Mavis’ entire life.

Hager in Ghana –  Pray that God will pour out His blessings and mercies upon her health, her life, and her home. Pray that God will bless her finances. Also pray that the Lord will bring a Christian man into her life; pray that the relationship will grow into a lifelong marriage.

Carol , USA – Age 90. Pray for a full recovery from knee surgery. Pray that the Lord will keep her pain low. Pray that God will pour out His grace and mercies upon Carol’s life in every way. Pray that God will bless her finances and health during the recovery.

Michelle – California, USA – We praise God for her growth in Christ and her testimony of faith. God has given her such joy in life. I praise God for her Christian example of love, faith, and joy in Christ. Pray that the Lord will bless her life to the fullest.

Priscilla’s Mother in Ghana. Suffering from stomach cancer. Pray that God will heal her cancer. Pray for a total recovery.  We pray for the Lord’s blessings upon Priscilla’s and her Mother’s life, their health, and their finances. St. Peregrine

Josephine in Marietta, USA – Pray for God to bless her with employment. Pray for her finances and health. Pray that the Lord will bless her life in every way.

Sebastian in America, Catholic in faith. He requests prayer for the poor and the sick. We pray that God will bless Sebastian. Bless his life, his health, and his finances. I pray that God, through His Holy Spirit, will bless Sebastian’s steps and inspire him mentally. 

Michelle in America – Pray that God will bless her health, her job, and her life.

Sean in Lewisville, Texas – Pray for God’s blessings upon his life, his health, finances, and job. Also the Lord’s blessings upon Sean’s book sales.

Dave and Deb in Michigan. I pray for their salvation. I pray that the Lord will forgive them for their blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I pray that God will take their leadership positions away from them. I pray that God will bless them with good health, bless their finances, and their lives.

Robert S. in Michigan. I pray for his salvation. I pray that the Lord will forgive his for his blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I pray for God’s blessings upon his family, his life.

First Baptist Church – I pray that the Lord will bless the church and remove the unsaved minister and unsaved leaders in the church. Please cleanse the church, Lord.

Bill S. Keego Harber, Michigan – Pray for God’s blessings upon Bill’s health, life, and job and finances. I pray that Bill will accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Bill will become saved.

Weldon and Mavis in Muscle Shoals, Alabama – Pray for God’s blessings on their life, health , finances, rental house. God’s blessings on their family.

June, Chris, and Micah, Muscle Shoals, Alabama – Pray for God’s blessings on their life, jobs, finances, health. Pray for Micah’s seizures that the new medication will work. I pray for Micah’s new job. I pray that it has insurance. Pray for June’s finances. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for June, Chris, and Micah.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Janice and John in Prudenville, Michigan – Pray for God’s blessings on their lives, health, finances.

Brother Razaq in Pakistan. Pray for God’s protection as he spreads the gospel on the front line in Pakistan. Pray for his health, finances, and life. Pray that he leads people to Christ.

Brother Yemane in Ethiopia – Pray for healing from his heat stroke. Pray that he will walk again. Praise God for his strong faith. I pray for God’s protection around him.

I pray for the Christians in Eritrea, that they may be free. That they have the strength to endure the persecution and faithfully witness for Christ. I pray for President Isaias of Eritrea that he will become saved. I pray for the government in Eritrea that they will no longer imprison Christians. I pray for the parents who’s spouses are in prison and are raising children by themselves. I pray for the churches outside the country that are caring for children who’s parents are in prisons in Eritrea. I pray that new doors will be opened for the gospel to enter Eritrea and people especially in the government will be saved.

Lord I pray for the souls in purgatory. I pray that their time could be brief and they could move to your presence, Lord. I pray for Your forgiveness of their sins.

Ron Denim – Michigan – I pray God’s blessings upon Ron’s life, finances, and health. I pray Ron will receive Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Lord I pray that my earth father [Murphy] and my earth brother [Donald] may be forgiven of their sins and released from purgatory early. I pray to Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena , Saint Derriel Burney that you all would pray for Murphy Burney and Donald Burney and Saint Monica Novena.

Lord, I pray for the martyrs around the world, that You will give them the courage and strength to remain true to Jesus under severe persecution.

Camille and Ellevie and daughters in Mayotte, Haiti – I pray for God’s blessings upon this family and this farm in Haiti.

Franklin Graham preaches in Oregan and Washington State and Blackpool England. Lord I pray people will be saved during this tour. I pray Your blessings upon Franklin Graham.

Lord I pray for Rising Hope in Vietnam – Billy Graham TV – Aug 6 – Sept 9, I pray people will become saved due to this broadcast.

JA and Jill financially and prayerfully support the following ministries:

Cathedral of Saint Andrews Catholic Church, Grand Rapids

Pastor Robert Morris Ministries – The Blessed Life

TBN [Trinity Broadcasting Network] Networks – Matt & Laurie Crouch

Dr. David Jeremiah – Turning Points Ministries

Dr. Robert Jeffress – Pathway to Victory Ministries

Dr. Charles Stanley – In Touch Ministry

Dr. Billy Graham Evangelism Association

Samaritans Purse International Relief – Dr. Franklin Graham

Grace to You – Dr. John MacArthor, Pastor Grace Community Church, LA California.

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The Voice of the Martyrs- Stand Firm! 1 Timothy 6:12 – Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

For the churches I pray as Paul prayed for the churches in his care: [Philippians 1:9-11], [Colossians 1:9-11], [Ephesians 3:14-19]

Philippians 1:9-11 – And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of sight, 10- so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,” filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ- to the glory and praise of God. Amen.

Colossians 1:9-11 – For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10- And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, “being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joy. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-19 – For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15- from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16- I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being. 17- So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18- may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19- and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen.