Invitation to the Old Testament 33: Malachi

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An introductory survey of the Old Testament book of Malachi from a conservative evangelical viewpoint.

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MALACHI:

MALACHI Backtalking God

Introduction:

Introduction This book takes place 100 years or more after the Jews had returned from Babylon (perhaps between the two terms of Nehemiah as governor). Although Haggai and Zechariah had likely passed away, Ezra and Nehemiah would have been alive during Malachi's ministry. There is a pattern of exchange between God and the people found often in the book. God brings an indictment. The people question it as if to deny it; and God answers.

What do we know about Malachi?:

What do we know about Malachi? A. Malachi means "my messenger". B. Nothing else is known about this prophet.

What was the date of Malachi’s prophecy?:

What was the date of Malachi’s prophecy? The date was 458 or 435 B.C.

What is the primary message of Malachi?:

What is the primary message of Malachi? The theme is the sinful condition of Israel.

How is the book of Malachi structured?:

How is the book of Malachi structured? " Saith the Lord of hosts" - used 20 times; "yet ye say" - used as an excuse 23 questions appear in this book. Malachi used a popular rabbinical style of teaching: first, he made a statement or leveled an indictment; next, he articulated how he thought the people would respond; then, he answered their response.

What would an overview of Malachi look like?:

What would an overview of Malachi look like? A. God's love for Israel (1:1-5) B. Sins of the people (1:6 - 3:15) 1. The priests' sins (1:6 - 2:9) 2. The people's sins (2:10 - 3:15) C. Coming of Christ (3:16 - 4:6)

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"Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming," says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:1).

Coming of Elijah:

Coming of Elijah Malachi marks the end of Old Testament prophecy by talking about the coming of Elijah. John the Baptist, who came in the power of Elijah, opens the New Testament (Matt. 11:14; 17:10-13). Part of Malachi's prophecy concerning Elijah may be fulfilled during the Tribulation.

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I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him (Deuteronomy 18:18) A Prophet

A Priestly Sacrifice:

A Priestly Sacrifice But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5).

A King:

A King And to Him was given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and men of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:14).

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