The Elijah Message

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In this chapter, a verse-by-verse and phrase by phrase investigation of Malachi chapter 4 is carefully made to determine the depths of its meaning. I am making some changes in the words, but not the meaning. I am also amplifying the focus of the concepts. By bringing together various translations and Strong's Hebrew Dictionary definitions, we reach a more understandable message without some of the archaic words and forms.

In this opening quote of the message, I am emphasizing the reference to the Sacred Name of God and the three occurrences of the name, which I have transliterated to IAUA. This is my understanding, which is supported by years of study and evidence, which is documented in the book "Sacred Name IAUA".

1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith IAUA of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith IAUA of hosts.
4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of IAUA:
6 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.
Malachi 4:1-6

The following is a verse by verse breakdown. I am making a personal paraphrase of each verse. Each phrase of the verse is examined in detail.

The Judgment of the Wicked

Watch! Beware! The day is coming, like a burning furnace. All the proud and all who do wickedly, will be stubble. The day which is coming will burn them up, says IAUA of all creation. It will not leave a root or branch of them.

There is a day of judgment coming which, will be complete and final. All traces of sin on the earth will be burned. All people will be destroyed, who do not belong in the kingdom of God. This should attract our attention. This opening statement emphasizes the importance of this message. This is also the context for the time of this message. Those who are facing their last decision at the end of time are being presented with the final issues. This is the final warning and call for the separating of good and evil.

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Revelation 18:4

The reference to the stubble of grass is traced back to the words of God. The people are specifically identified as grass.

6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Isaiah 40:6-8
Stubble is what is left when the grass is cut off. Those who disobey are cut off.
29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.
Numbers 15:29-31

There are two classes of wicked people specifically identified as dried grass stubble to be burned. The group identified as evildoers we can easily understand. The group identified as the proud is a little more subtle. Strong's Hebrew Dictionary gives the synonyms arrogant, insolent, and presumptuous. The sense is, these are people who may have looked like good people on the outside.

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
II Thessaonians 2:10
In their hearts they were too proud to yield to God. They did not come out of the remaining practices of the whore of Babylon. They did enough to look good and be acceptable to their peer group but were not willing to follow all the way.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Revelation 14:4

The prophet records these words directly from the mouth of God. This entire chapter is no thought inspiration recorded by the prophet with his own words. These words are the direct verbal inspiration of God. God gives His personal witness the destruction will be complete. The phrase "Lord of hosts", which I have paraphrased "IAUA of all creation", emphasizes His position as Head of all the righteous, as the destruction of all traces of the wicked and their wicked works occurs.

The Hope of the Faithful

Arising to you who fear My name is the great light of righteousness, with healing in His wings. You will go out and leap for joy as calves released from the stall.

The identifying characteristic of the faithful righteous in this verse is a fear of the name of God. I find it instructive to see this particular characteristic emphasized. Whenever I see this idea mentioned in the Bible, I cannot help but wonder. What does this mean for those who refuse to use His personal name and do not even want to know it?

6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
Isaiah 52:6

The great light of righteousness is not the sun. In Hebrew, the sun is always referred to as the great light. The great light of this verse is something more powerful and eternal. The physical light of the earth is the sun but the spiritual light of the earth is something quite different. The parallel with another end time verse is clear to the deep student of the Bible.

1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
Revelation 18:1

The reference to healing wings may seem odd but the deep student of the Bible will note the Hebrew word translated wings is the same word translated borders in this powerful verse.

38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:
Numbers 15:38

The deep student of the Bible knows the fringe or tassel appears in this verse translated as hem. Now we see the complete circle of the thought of healing in His wings. The great light of righteousness is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as well as the coming of our Saviour to give healing to those who follow Him all the way.

36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Matthew 14:36

In the final phrase of the verse, we recognize our arrival in heaven and our leaving the Holy City after the Re-Creation will be an outburst of joy. We will go out and leap for joy as calves released from the chains of their stalls. We will be free from the chains of sin and restored to the perfect home God originally designed for us.

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Revelation 21:1

Can you see the face of Adam when he is restored to being with His Saviour, restored to the beautiful Garden of Eden, and the Tree of Life, which will be the Central Park of the Holy City?

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:2

We all long for this day, when all shall be restored.

The Triumph of Righteousness

You will tread down the wicked. They will be ashes under the soles of your feet, in the day I will do this, says IAUA of all creation.

This is a solemn and fearful promise of God. There will be a day when the wicked and everything tainted with evil will be nothing but ashes under our feet. IAUA of all the righteous creation promises and warns. He will do this.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Revelation 22:3

The Statutes and judgments

Remember! the "Law of Moses", my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, statutes and judgments.

The deep student of the Bible notices the parallel important meaning of the first word of this verse. God has previously called us in His own words and His own voice to remember something equally important.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 20:8

Don't you think the "Law of Moses" has the same kind of importance? Does "remember" only mean to recall or does it mean to follow and obey? He has also provided, in His own words, with the same commandment to remember, a specific method to be a constant reminder of obedience to ALL His commandments. It is also a powerful visible witness to our commitment to obey.

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.
Numbers 15:39-40

This special message is given to those in these last days who are ready and willing to follow the Lamb wherever He leads them. God does not hesitate to call it the "Law of Moses" but reminds us Moses is His servant and it is His commandment given for all of us. This command specifically applies to a special group at the end of time who are also called His servants and who are not ashamed to be called the children of Israel.

3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Revelation 7:3-4

The "Law of Moses" is called statutes and judgments. Many are looking for an excuse to ignore the "Law of Moses", the statutes, also known as the Torah. They sometimes use the excuse the statutes and the law (Torah) did not exist until Moses. They need to consider carefully the testimony of God.

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws (Torah).
Genesis 26:5

The law was not recorded until Moses but God says even Abraham knew the law.

The Coming of Elijah

Watch! I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and terrible day of IAUA.

God has specified the message. Now He specifies there will be a prophet to proclaim this message. Like John the Baptist, someone who will come in the spirit and power of Elijah.

17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Luke 1:17

Again, we are reminded, this will occur just before the great and terrible day of IAUA.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Joel 2:31
The disciples were aware of this prophecy by the words of the scribes. They were puzzled by the appearance of Elijah at the transfiguration, when the Messiah had already come.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
Matthew 17:10

The Messiah acknowledged a third Elijah prophet would come in the future, before His Second Coming, and restore all of God's truth, which had not yet been lost in the Dark Ages to follow.

11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Matthew 17:11

The Messiah also specified John the Baptist was the Second Elijah who had preceded His own appearance in His First Coming.

12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Matthew 17:12-13

The Results of the Message

He will restore the obedient heart of the patriarch fathers to the righteous children of Israel. He will return the heart's desire of the children to the desire for righteousness held by their fathers. Because, I am coming and I will smite the earth and all the wicked which remain with utter destruction.

The Third Elijah Message will restore the first love, which has been left behind.

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Revelation 2:4

The message will restore the love from a heart of obedience.

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:15

The love of the patriarchs for the Law of God will be restored to the hearts of the true children of Israel

165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Psalms 119:165

The loss of the understanding of all of God's Law has caused the love of His Law to be lost. Love awakens the heart of the true follower of God, restores, and joins them with the heart of the patriarch fathers.

11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Matthew 17:11

Misleading Presentations

I am saddened when I hear presentations on the subject of "The Elijah Message", which are misleading. I am always a little excited when I hear the topic is to be presented. I know the presentations will not truly cover the topic as my study of the Bible shows it to be. The presentations are often excellent and cover some very valuable teachings. However, they are not a presentation on the true meaning and purpose of the Third Elijah Message.

The first shortcoming of these presentations usually begins with a concentration on verse six to the exclusion of verse four. Verse four is sometimes mentioned but after the phrase "Law of Moses" is read, the meaning quickly shifts to the "Law of God" and becomes limited to only the Ten Commandments. The word statutes, is often ignored.

The next shortcoming is an interpretation of the sixth verse as referring only to families, fathers, and their children. The entire content of the Third Elijah Message is usually wrapped up in less than fifteen minutes and the rest of the presentations are completely given over to the discussion of the family as the only purpose of this important message from God.

While the presentations and concepts about the family are excellent and valuable, they do not address the true concept of the Third Elijah Message from what I read in the Bible. The words of the Bible are misrepresented and the presentation veered completely away from the message God has for us to understand.

A deeper understanding of verse six is the restoration of the heart of obedience of the patriarch fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to the modern children of Israel who are grafted into the vine. Consider these words of God to Isaac concerning his father Abraham.

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Genesis 26:4-5

A proper focus of the message is on the meaning and importance of verse four. This leads us to a message of reformation and a coming out of the apostasies of Babylon.

Present Truth Focus

I believe the Third Elijah Message is critical to preparing for the end of time. I believe it is the call to the 144,000 for their final preparation before the sealing begins at Pentecost. I believe it is a call to return to obedience to all of the Law of God, including the part called by God Himself, the Law of Moses. The statutes and judgments are explicitly mentioned as the part of the Law of God, which needs to be remembered.

The Messiah knew there would be a falling away and a prophesied restoration of all things.

11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Matthew 17:11

Peter also knew there would be a falling away and a restoration of all things.

21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Acts 3:21

Daniel prophesied about the falling away where the Law of God would be changed.

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Daniel 7:25

Paul spoke explicitly about the falling away where the Law of God would be broken down.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
II Thessalonians 2:3

Those called of God at this time will build the wasted places of truth and understanding. They will restore the foundations of truth, which have been trampled by Babylon. They will repair the breach, which has been made by the enemy of souls, in the practice and understanding of God's Law.

12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Isaiah 58:12

They will clear the paths of righteousness and they will walk in them. They will follow wherever the Lamb leads them here on earth, long before they reach heaven.

4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Revelation 14:4

This is the special message from God of "Present Truth" in Malachi 4:4 for these last days. This forgotten prophecy is what we need to focus upon as we prepare for the end of time. This message will result in a reformation and a revival of the church. This message will shake the church to its foundations. Most in the church will never accept the Law of Moses. God can tell them to remember it but they will refuse.

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