At the close of the Old Testament, the Holy Prophets were left with God’s Final Prophetic Warning.
Malachi 4:1-4 (CEV)
Verse 1. The Day of Judgment is certain to come. And it will be like a red-hot furnace with flames that burn up proud and sinful people, as though they were straw. Not a branch or a root will be left. I, the LORD All-Powerful, have spoken!
NOTE: In spite of the dispensation of Grace to all men in this present day and age, many people will still be put to death when Christ returns on account of ongoing sin (lawlessness). Even some who associate themselves today with being godly, dignified, and who profess Christianity, will suffer this prophesied destruction (Matthew 7:21-23). This is just the result of “God being in Control” and some of us living outside the boundaries of His instructions.
Verse 2. But for you that honor my name, victory will shine like the sun with healing in its rays, and you will jump around like calves at play.
NOTE: We don’t honor God’s name through lip service, religious memes, or clever doublespeak; we honor Him through love and obedience to his Will (John 9:31).
Verse 3. When I come to bring justice, you will trample those who are evil, as though they were ashes under your feet. I, the LORD All-Powerful, have spoken!
NOTE: Practicing sinners will be completely annihilated. The definition of sin is “breaking the law”, which, of course, is the opposite of “obeying the Law”. The wages of sin is death!
Verse 4. “DON’T EVER FORGET” the Laws and teachings I gave my servant Moses on Mount Sinai.
NOTE: At the closing of the Old Covenant, He warns us NOT TO EVER FORGET The Law and Teachings he gave us through Moses. These Laws also INCLUDE God’s Holy Days (Feast Days); His Food Laws; and His Seventh-Day Sabbath.
God’s warned us of the end-time coming Judgment through Malachi, His LAST Old Testament Prophet. And his focal point was- “DON’T EVER FORGET My Laws and Teachings.”
Once again, we see God’s Law being prevalent up to the very end of the age when the DAY OF JUDGMENT is upon us. And Christ follows suit with the Father, confirming the relevancy of His Law during these end-time events:
Matthew 7:22 – On JUDGMENT DAY many will say to Me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in Your name and cast out demons in Your name (and bound Satan in your name) and performed many miracles in Your name.’
Matthew 7:23 – But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from Me, you who break GOD’S LAWS.’
My hope is that in the coming New Year, there will be some of you who will convert to Sabbath Day Churches.
There are many sheep that God has out there that are grazing IN OTHER flocks. But He only draws those who will listen to His voice:
John 10:16 – And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice, and there will be one flock and one Shepherd.
Time is running out and it’s time we start listening to God’s voice. We’ve been warned! We must embrace God’s Final Prophetic Warning.