The Burden of Malachi.
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way
before me:... for he is like a refiner's fire... (Malachi 3:1-3).
The Burden of Malachi.
He has a lot to say, but will you heed it?
What was the ETERNAL's promise to our Israelite ancestors, at Mount Sinai? Do you know the correct answer:
a) To be a Kingdom of Kings and Priests?
b) To be a Kingdom of Kings?
c) To be a Kingdom of Priests?
If you picked c), you are correct!
(Exodus 19:5-6) (NKJV) 5Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6And you shall be to Me A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS and A HOLY NATION. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.
However there was a condition which had to be met, and still needs to be met, in order to qualify as one of the ETERNAL's priests, and gain inclusion into the ETERNAL's Holy Nation. The condition was simple, but required your complete dedication, and life-long commitment to: 'obey His voice, and keep His covenant'.
Role of Priests.
Meditate deeply on Israel's future role as a Kingdom of Priests and a righteous nation. It is a very comforting, heart warming thought to be truly able to help this very sick and dying world rather than have a continuation of the present way of rape, pillage, and burn.
The role of Priests in a nation is very important! They are the chief moral advisors to the king. They keep the nation on the way of love and give rather than hate and get. Consider Nathan's role when he corrected King David:
(2 Samuel 12:1-4) (KJV) 1And the ETERNAL sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. 2The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: 3But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. 4And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
(2 Samuel 12:5-6) (KJV) 5And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the ETERNAL liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: 6And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
(2 Samuel 12:7-9) (KJV) 7And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; 8And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. 9Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the ETERNAL, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
(2 Samuel 12:10-12) (KJV) 10Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. 11Thus saith the ETERNAL, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. 12For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
(2 Samuel 12:13) (KJV) And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the ETERNAL. And Nathan said unto David, The ETERNAL also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
Notice also the role of Samuel when the ETERNAL sent him to direct Saul:
(1 Samuel 15:1) (KJV) Samuel also said unto Saul, The ETERNAL sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the ETERNAL.
(1 Samuel 15:2-3) (KJV) 2Thus saith the CREATOR of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. 3Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
(1 Samuel 15:4) (KJV) And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.
Saul leaves to go to war and later returns:
(1 Samuel 15:13-15) (KJV) 13And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the ETERNAL: I have performed the commandment of the ETERNAL. 14And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? 15And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the ETERNAL thy CREATOR; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
(1 Samuel 15:16-19) (KJV) 16Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the ETERNAL hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. 17And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the ETERNAL anointed thee king over Israel? 18And the ETERNAL sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. 19Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the ETERNAL, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the ETERNAL?
Saul tries to argue with Samuel and blame the people about keeping the spoils. Then Saul said he had sinned because he feared the people and obeyed their voice; and asked Samuel to forgive him and return with him to pray. Samuel refused because Saul had disobeyed the ETERNAL:
(1 Samuel 15:27-28) (KJV) 27And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. 28And Samuel said unto him, The ETERNAL hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.
Returning to the Priests and our promise to be a Kingdom of Priests, it is only logical that as the end-time approaches, there will be those with whom the ETERNAL is working. They will be the nucleus of that future Kingdom of Priests. They will be those who know that our CREATOR is the ETERNAL and that HE is one and SHARES HIS GLORY WITH NO ONE. (Isaiah 42:8)
They will also know He is our SOVEREIGN and there is no SOVEREIGN else beside the ETERNAL, a just CREATOR and a Savior, and there is none beside Him (Isaiah 45:21). They will keep this knowledge in their head and heart (not tied around their arm and head, image HERE). They will know that the ETERNAL CREATOR is one. They will love the ETERNAL CREATOR with all their heart, with all their soul, and with all their strength! (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). They will be the ETERNAL's Priests in the latter days.
The Book of Malachi is written for the latter days. It is a message for the ETERNAL's end-time Priests. Therefore, those individuals spoken to in the book of Malachi would be the Priests of the Latter Days.
The only conclusion is that those of us (male & female), who have come to know the ETERNAL, who love Him and obey his commandments, will be the nucleus of the Kingdom of Priests. Thus WE (not one, but all) are the ones in the end-time for whom Malachi was written. This is for the time just prior to the advent of the ETERNAL along with the resurrection of the Branch of David and the Prophet. We are the ones the ETERNAL appears to be working with in these latter days.
Message to the Priests Who Know the ETERNAL.
Malachi's main concern is warning the Priests (those who now know the ETERNAL) to return fully to the faith of the Fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He wants the Priests to renew their faithfulness to their Covenant with Him. Clearly, laxity and spiritual corruption define the lives and worship of the ETERNAL's Priests. This is caused by their not fully living according to, and proclaiming, His teachings. That is the meaning of the word BURDEN in verse one.
The book is written as a soliloquy (one person's thoughts or speech), but it is viewed as a discourse (two or more people speaking). The discourse is between (The ETERNAL:), the (The Priests:), and (Esau's lineage:), who are heard from only once. This is presented as a stage play with three actors and is based on the book of Malachi (NKJV). Here then, is a summary of the book of Malachi, presented as a play. The curtain goes up on Malachi 1, verse 1.
(Malachi 1:1) The burden of the word of the ETERNAL to Israel by Malachi.
The ETERNAL Loves His Priests.
(Malachi 1:2) "I have loved you" [said tenderly and from the heart].
The Priests pretend to be unaware of the ETERNAL's love.
"In what way have You loved us?" [haughtily, not seeing the love and care]
"Was not Esau Jacob's brother? Yet Jacob I have loved;
(Malachi 1:3) But Esau I have hated [loved at one time, in that he was given promises, but never as much as Jacob], and laid waste his mountains and his heritage for the jackals of the wilderness."
(Malachi 1:4) "We have been impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places;"
"[You] may build, but I will throw down; [yours] shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, and the people against whom [I] will have indignation forever.
(Malachi 1:5) [Yet] your eyes [Oh My Priests] shall see," [spoken with a firm calm voice]
"The ETERNAL is magnified beyond the border of Israel" [You are known as mighty in other countries, just not in ours].
The ETERNAL Reprimands His Priests.
(Malachi 1:6) "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am the Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is My reverence? To you Priests who despise My name." [said with patience and caring]
"In what way have we despised Your name?" [Haughtily, seeing nothing wrong]
(Malachi 1:7) "You offer defiled food on My altar"
"[Come on now] in what way have we defiled Your altar?"
"By saying, 'The [altar] of the ETERNAL is contemptible.'
(Malachi 1:8) And [you show that] when you offer the blind as a sacrifice [you do not give the best you can]. Is [that] not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, is [that] not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?
(Malachi 1:9) "But now [Oh Priests] entreat [My] favor, that [I] may be gracious to [you]. While this [evil] is being done by your hands, will [I] accept you favorably?
(Malachi 1:10) Who is there among you who would [even] shut the doors [to My altar], so that [none] would kindle fire on [it] in vain? I have no pleasure in you. Nor will I accept an offering from your hands.
(Malachi 1:11) "[For example,] from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name [is] great among the Gentiles. In every place incense [is] offered to My name, and [it is] a pure offering, for My name [is] great among the nations.
(Malachi 1:12) But you profane it, in that you say:"
"The altar of the ETERNAL is defiled; and [so is] its fruit, its food is contemptible."
(Malachi 1:13) "Oh, what a weariness! And you sneer at it, [by bringing] the stolen, the lame, and the sick. Thus, you bring an offering! Should I accept this from your hand?
(Malachi 1:14) But cursed be a[ny] deceiver, who has in his flock a male, and takes a vow; but sacrifices to the ETERNAL what is blemished [and does not give the very best that he has]. For I am the GREAT KING, And My name is to be feared among [all] the nations. And now, Oh Priests, this commandment is for you.
The Priests To Be Disciplined By The ETERNAL.
(Malachi 2:2) "If you [priests] will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart to give glory to My name, I will send a curse upon you. I will curse your blessings; yes I HAVE CURSED THEM ALREADY, BECAUSE YOU DO NOT TAKE IT TO HEART.
(Malachi 2:3) Behold, I will rebuke your descendants and spread refuse on your faces, [even] the refuse of your solemn feasts; and one will take YOU away with it [into captivity].
(Malachi 2:4) Then you shall know that I have sent this Commandment to you, [so] that My Covenant with Levi may continue [The Priests are all of those who now know the ETERNAL. At the building of the third Temple, the Covenant with Levi will be continued.]
(Malachi 2:5) "My covenant with [Levi] was one of life and peace. And I gave [it] to him that he might fear Me. So he feared Me and was reverent before My name.
(Malachi 2:6) The law of truth was in his mouth, and injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity, and turned many away from [their] iniquity.
(Malachi 2:7) [BECAUSE] THE LIPS OF A PRIEST SHOULD KEEP KNOWLEDGE, AND PEOPLE SHOULD SEEK THE LAW FROM HIS MOUTH; FOR HE IS THE MESSENGER OF THE ETERNAL.
(Malachi 2:8) "But you [Priests] have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law.  You have corrupted the Covenant of Levi
(Malachi 2:9) Therefore, I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, because you have not kept My ways, but have shown partiality in the law."
(Malachi 2:10) "Have we not all one Father? Has not one CREATOR created us? [Okay, then, now You tell us], why do we deal treacherously with one another?"
Specific Faults Of The Priests.
[The first reason is] "by profaning the Covenant of the fathers.
(Malachi 2:11) [For example], Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the ETERNAL's Righteous Institution which He loves. He has married the daughter of a foreign SOVEREIGN.  [Judaism is a counterfeit of the Hebrew faith of the Fathers and it is a mixture of Rabbinicalism and paganism.]
(Malachi 2:12) "The ETERNAL [will] cut off from the tents of Jacob [any] who [marries the daughter of a foreign SOVEREIGN], [who] being awake and aware  [and] yet who [still] brings an offering to the ETERNAL!
(Malachi 2:13) "And this is the second thing you do, [My people ARE NOT CONFIDENT TO MOVE FORWARD; rather they hang back and] cover the altar of the ETERNAL with tears, with weeping and crying [we do not know all the answers so how can we tell others? And besides that, we have been so mistreated by these churches of men, how can we dare trust again?]. So, [I] do not regard [your] offering anymore. Nor [do I] receive it with goodwill from your hands.
(Malachi 2:14) Yet you say:..
"For what reason [will you not accept it]?"
"Because the ETERNAL has been witness between you and the wife of your youth [your belief in Me, when you first knew of Me, the ETERNAL CREATOR, and that I am only One]. With [that belief] you have dealt treacherously [You have left Me to do your own thing]. Yet, [the wife of your youth] is your companion and your wife by covenant.
(Malachi 2:15) But did [I] not make [you as] one [when you first believed], having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? [I] seek a [Righteous] offspring. THEREFORE, TAKE HEED TO YOUR SPIRIT, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth [your belief when you first knew of Me. Remember how zealous you were?]."
Remain True, Oh Priests.
(Malachi 2:16) "For [I], the ETERNAL CREATOR of Israel said 'That [I] hate divorce [both physical and spiritual because] it covers one's garment with violence.' Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously with Me [by turning your back on Me].
(Malachi 2:17) You have wearied [Me] with your words."
"In what way have we wearied [You]?" [They refuse to get it!]
"In that you say, 'Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the ETERNAL, and He delights in them,' or, 'where is the CREATOR of justice?'"
[This is blasphemy to Me! Because you look at the injustice in the world of your making and then say, "How can the Righteous One of Israel be our SOVEREIGN? If He is, then why is there so much violence, hatred, war, pestilence, famine, and suffering for innocent children? Therefore, the Mighty One of Israel must not be the CREATOR of all of humankind."]
(Malachi 3:1) "Behold, I [will] send My [Prophet, Elijah], and he will prepare the way before Me: and the Ruler  [the Mashiach], whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. Even the Deputy  of the Covenant, in whom you delight: behold, he is coming,
(Malachi 3:2) But who can endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiners fire and like [a] launderer's soap.
(Malachi 3:3) He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; he will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver. "[Then] they may offer to [Me] an offering in righteousness.
(Malachi 3:4) Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to [Me], as in the days of old as in former years."
(Malachi 3:5) "And I will come near you [Priests] for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit: wage earners, widows, orphans, and against those who turn away a [foreigner]; because they do not fear Me.
(Malachi 3:6) For I am the ETERNAL, I do not change. Therefore, you are not consumed, Oh Sons of Jacob.
(Malachi 3:7) Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you."
"In what way shall we return?"
(Malachi 3:8) "Will a man rob his CREATOR? Yet you have [all] robbed Me!"
"In what way have we robbed You?"
The ETERNAL:"In tithes and offerings.
(Malachi 3:9) You [Priests] are cursed with a curse. For you have robbed Me, [as has] even this whole nation.
(Malachi 3:10) Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Try Me now in this. If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
(Malachi 3:11) And I will rebuke the devourer for your [Priests] sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field
(Malachi 3:12) And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,
(Malachi 3:13) Your words have been harsh against Me."
"What have we spoken against You?"
(Malachi 3:14) "You have said,
'It is useless to serve our CREATOR; [we ask is there any reward for keeping] HIS ordinance [and serving Him] and [in addition] we have walked as mourners [we have cried over churches gone astray] before the ETERNAL?
(Malachi 3:15) So now we [do it our way] and call the proud blessed, for those who do wickedness are raised up; they even tempt the CREATOR and go free.'"
The Book Of Remembrance.
(Malachi 3:16) THEN THOSE [PRIESTS] WHO FEARED THE ETERNAL [heard and took their obligation to heart] spoke to one another, and the ETERNAL listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the ETERNAL and who meditate on His name.
(Malachi 3:17) "They shall be Mine, on the day that I make them My jewels, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.
(Malachi 3:18) "Then [all] you [Priests] shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves the ETERNAL and one who does not serve Him.
(Malachi 4:1) For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up, that will leave them neither root nor branch.
(Malachi 4:2) But to you who [now] fear My name the [Ray] of Righteousness [King David] shall arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.
(Malachi 4:3) You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this.
(Malachi 4:4) "Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5Behold, I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the ETERNAL; 6and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."
The Moral Of The Story.
The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN, our loving Father, has said some pretty strong things about us and we must begin NOW to hear the warning and take heed. The time is late; the final hour draws near. It is time to start "Working toward the restoration of the House of Israel and the House of Judah", including proclaiming the ETERNAL CREATOR to the world, that HE alone is the only SOVEREIGN, that HE alone is the only SAVIOUR, that HE alone is the only ROCK, that there are no other MIGHTY ONES, that HE will not share HIS GLORY with anyone, and telling Israel who they are, and blowing the shofar loudly proclaiming this warning.
The truth is, failure to hear the ETERNAL's warning and act on it, would result in yet another total wipeout of mankind, as the ETERNAL will come and strike the earth with a curse to once again cause it's utter destruction (Malachi 4:6). Those are His words. Dear Hebrew brothers and sisters, can you not see what our responsibility is? The whole world is about to go down the tubes, and when they do, our people Israel will go into captivity. We have a job to do. We must warn our fellow Israelites.
This is not about building church rolls, collecting tithes for obtaining opulent lifestyles and wealth, glitzy jobs, fancy cars, fancy evangelists preaching their profane [New Testament]™ message of 'YOU ARE ALL SAVED, BECAUSE SOME FALSE GOD DIED FOR YOU SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO, IF YOU JUST BELIEVE' message, dreamed up by Roman Emperor Constantine I, and the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, and perpetuated by the church in Rome and her proselytising daughters ever since. This is about our families and friends being warned about the time of Jacob's Trouble.
We need to worry about the upcoming world government and church. It does not matter if the protagonist is ten nations in Europe or Russia, or China, and their allies. In regard to the church portion, there are rumblings in the halls of higher powers about global blue laws, which will decree Sunday as the ONLY "Official Sabbath", and the church in Rome and what it preaches, as the ONLY "Official Religion" of mankind, under penalty of imprisonment and eventually even death.
Failure on our part to sound this warning will result in the utter destruction of this world. So the only alternative, is to sound the alarm and give the warning you are now reading. But many will think why bother, since we will be in captivity? We will remain in captivity until we are regathered to the Promised Land. However, we are also being prepared to continue telling Israel to repent while in captivity! There WILL BE NO RAPTURE, either physically or spiritually. No one will be raptured off to Heaven, or float in the clouds with some false deity at his wedding ceremony munching popcorn and watching the remaining members of mankind being burned up in a fiery cataclysm, or magically teleported to some special place on the earth, Petra, or some spot in Texas. Preaching either type of rapture is done to deceive you and gain a following. However by now you should know the ETERNAL and HIS truth, and desire to join in and proclaim HIS message.
When the new world order is in place, ALL FREEDOMS WILL BE GONE. The only thing that will save us then, is the advent of the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN, who will resurrect the Branch of David and the Prophet.
Are We Free?
Yes, we are free! But, what are we free from? Is it the ETERNAL's Commandments and Laws? Have they really been nailed to some cross, and of no further consequence? Are we now free to disobey the CREATOR? Oh, no, no, no, absolutely not. We must obey our CREATOR because He is the ETERNAL and His laws never change! Then, what are we free from?
We are free from the prying, invasive tenets of the Catholic church of Rome, and her Protestantism. We are free from paganistic Christendom and Judaism. We are free to see truth, and to obey the written word of the ETERNAL CREATOR, the Mighty One of Israel, the SOVEREIGN of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
One thing we are not free to do is that we are not free to decide for ourselves what is right or wrong. The ETERNAL makes the laws and sets the conditions. However, like Adam, Eve, and Frank Sinatra we are free to decide to do it our way or to obey the ETERNAL and do it His way.
(Deuteronomy 30:19) (NKJV) I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.
One last thing we are not free to do is to pick and choose what parts of the Hebrew Scriptures we believe and keep or that we discard. It is not a matter of deciding for ourselves. We cannot decide what we want to cull out based on the opinions of "Higher Biblical Critics." These are still the opinions of men based on early Germanic Higher Bible Criticisms, men who themselves were still only human beings. It does not matter who "they say" wrote what part of the Scriptures or what "they say" it means.
The only thing that matters is, what do the Scriptures state? That and that alone is what we will be judged on! True we must seek the meaning of the Hebrew and then, after that, what a Scripture states is what it states. The ETERNAL is so adamant about this that He told us hard headed Israelites not once but twice.
(Deuteronomy 4:2) (NKJV) You shall not add to the word* which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the ETERNAL your CREATOR which I command you.
(Deuteronomy 12:32) (NKJV) Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it* nor take away from it.
*As the Roman Emperor Constantine I decreed, and the Council of Nicaea enacted in 325 AD, with the Nicene Creed, The Trinity, and their profane [New Testament]™ New Covenant claim, that removes the curse of the original sin on all the children of Adam, ONLY if they believe in 'Jesus'.
What Is Needed?
Any person who believes the ETERNAL CREATOR is the Mighty One of Israel and is of the belief that the Hebrew Scriptures stand alone as HIS sacred word, that person is a priest. The Burden of Malachi tells us The CREATOR has not been pleased with us as a group, since bringing us up out of the land of Egypt. He has a job for all priests to do. He called us out of the Babylonian Mystery Religion, and trained us in all the finesses of HIS Commandments as HIS set apart nation of priests. We should know more about both sections of the Bible than any other group, and this includes the Jews, for they study the Talmud and not the Torah! So, what is needed?
We need to come together as a group and do the work of warning Israel that the ETERNAL has so patiently trained us to do. Some have been in training for thirty years or longer but most for much less. The length of training is not important. What we do with the training is important. We have a job to do and, if you decide not to participate in this work, but rather to eat, drink, and be merry, then consider this your warning. What are you going to do with it? We hope and pray that you will choose life, because that is the burden of Malachi, and his warning message to us as the ETERNAL's priests.
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 For example, by teaching only four books of the Torah and wondering who wrote the rest, by using the Talmud and the Mischnah and the Kabbalah as their official books instead of the Hebrew Scriptures (OT, Torah, or The Tanakh), by teaching that the Sabbath is on Saturday, by teaching that the ETERNAL CREATOR is just a beginning force of nature, by teaching that the first of the month depends on the crescent or dark moon, etc., ad infinitum.
 (Zechariah 2:7) "Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon."
 Do you still attend a paganized congregation? See the article: "Message to the Shepherds of Israel", for an in-depth study of what a paganized congregation is.
 Strong's #H113 'adown (aw-done' or 'adon). "From an unused root (meaning to rule), sovereign, i.e. controller, lord, or master. Compare to 'Adonay (Strong's #H136 ad-o-noy') an emphatic form of #H113; the L-rd (used as a prop. Name of G-d only)."
 See the essay: "Quest For The Messiah", for an in-depth study on "The Mashiach".
 Ibid. #H4397 mal'ak (mal-awk'). "From an unused root meaning to dispatch as a deputy; a messenger; spec. of G-d, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher)".
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