TEACHER: Ken Hicks
Malachi’s Letter here is the LAST THING God says to Israel for 400 years. After this, Israel enters this time Historians call The Silent Years. The next time they would hear from God is the Arrival of Jesus.
So when Malachi says in this Letter is going to resonate and reverberate in the hearts of the People of Israel for 400 years … this is what they are still talking about when Jesus arrives.
ONE: The CHARGE.
- Self Centered
TWO: The Problem of PERSISTENT UNFAITHFULNESS.
THREE: God’s Solution: The SUN of RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Our hearts will again be in a condition where we will want to please God … and REPENTANCE is when we separate ourselves from our Sin … and say to God … would you help me destroy it?
REBELLION is when we say No, I want to hold onto it.
Either way … God will destroy Sin! Initially … the Gift of Jesus in our lives destroys the SIN in our lives … and from that moment forward … God is Refining us in the Fire …
He’s bringing us to a Boil … so He as the refiner can skim off all the Impurities … so that all is left is Silver and Gold.