The king of the
universe is coming to earth (this will change your life). A question
of two things a question of reality and power. The contest between those
who are speaking is a matter of deeds. I Jn 3: 18. The ELIJAH will be
the embodiment of the power of God ministering spirit and life from
the living and true God. Who ever comes in contact with a ministry for
good or evil, experiences the presence of God. The path of the Elijah
Will be a path no other has tread or could tread. Matt 17:11. He will
be the living realization of the top most height of the mount. He will
walk on heights of the earth. The type of John the Baptist lifted the
axe to the tree called for the fruit of repentance. James 4:4 The enemies
of God will be those that profess to be believers but love the world.
John was the forerunner Matt 3:8 of the king - the forerunner of the
kingdom (the church) produces this Elijah. The Elijah can only come
forth from absolute repentance. Until one reaches absolute repentance
in every aspect of his life, he will not be part of the Elijah. "He
will be one who produces the fruit of repentance. He will be one who
pleads before God to purify him of the sin that possesses him, to make
him one that overcomes because of the blood of the Lamb, one that: has
fellowship with God, or who knows emancipation, one who knows peace
and joy in the Holy Spirit.
When Israel's apostasy had reached its peak, an absolute opposite appeared
on the scene for it will be today in Elijah's day. The antagonism to
Ahab's and Israel's apostasy appeared on the scene (the apostasy must
first come). The Elijah will be perfectly mature when the apostasy reaches
it maximum. Elijah (John) dwelt in the wilderness until the time of
his appearance. The Elijah in the apostasy of Israel (the word of the
Lord had not been heard in 400 years). John the Baptist with axe in
hand excommunicated the whole nation of Israel and called for their
baptism. Matt 17:11 Elijah always calls for baptism. and reconciliation
as the enemies of God always do to them as they wish Matt 17:9-13.
Matt 3:17 is when Christ knew who He was. Mal. 4:5 takes a long time.
If you are not diligently raising up your children, you or they are
not part of the Elijah. You must pray for them Prov. 13:24. Over time
diligently discipline them.
Isa. 58:13-14 If we call the Sabbath a delight He we will then ride
in the heights of the earth.We receive what we ask because we keep His
commands and do what He says. We are to believe and (equally important)
love one another. I Jn 3:22; Mal 1:3.
Zeph. 3:11-12 The meal offering cannot be pure unless the burnt offering
is pure. Jesus said have salt with yourselves. Mark 9:49 Every man's
life must be a salted burnt offering, a sacrifice to God. The salt of
the sacrifice is the purifying fire of affliction. Rom. 12: 1. Mark
9:50 - Have a heart seasoned with salt (purity) have salt within you
- then you can live at peace with one another. The fire is the fire
of discipline that makes disciples. I Pet 1: 7-3-7. Matt 3:11 He baptizes
us into where the fire is. Lev. 2:13; II Chron. 3:5; Covenant of salt
Peace; Num. 18:19; II Sam. 7:12.
Salt within yourself keeps out leaven and is essential to health and
vigor, an eternal preserver of redemption is always seasoned with fire.
We do not refuse God's work in us, we must not reject the Holy Spirits
work in our life.
Meal offering - No ambitious rivalry or self-seeking, selfish intent,
no malice (ill will or evil intention) no evil thought in the ministry
of Christ. There is no sin in Him - likewise for the believers, no ill
motive in His service. Eph. 4:5; 5:1-5; Mal. 1: 11, 3:2-3.
Meal offering is a perpetual offering in the line of the priest until
the king of heaven the Messiah reigns. It is most holy. It speaks of
all your possessions and property, Mal 1: 11, 2:3- The ministry of Elijah
- the greater part was used for food which represents the offerer's
person and property, body and possessions. The sanctification of the
person and his actions Rom 12: 1. The Jews will never be made jealous
apart from a pure meal offering). The offering must come from a pure
heart without ill motive. The burnt offering obtained full acceptance
for his life so he comes next to give up his whole substance to the
Lord who has redeemed him. The mercies of God compel him to do this
along with every one else who are having all things in common. The meal
offering is presented along with some animal sacrifice in order to see
the connection between the pardon of sin and his devotion of himself
to God. I Cor. 6:19-20; Heb. 11:14.
Cain's offering (as a meal offering) could have been acceptable as a
meal offering, if it had been founded on the slain Lamb. Heb. 11:4.
He offered it all as if it were not under the curse, and needed no blood
first to wash them. He sought to be accepted on his own holiness, and
militated against a salvation by God. His work and property substituted
for Christ work to pacify his own conscience. Abel's righteous deed
was offering the burnt offering -we cannot put the sacrifices work of
the Holy Spirit before our justification. The meal offering was presented
daily along with the other sacrifices. Isai. 66:20, Lev 8:35-36. The
people are the meal offering. The chief offering shows forth Christ
and all His work of obedience. He was subjected to every various suffering
(baked). The burnt offering being presented and consumed - by absolute
obedience to the Fathers will in His human nature and meal offering.
All that belonged to Him, His property (us). We are accepted as well
as His sacrifice, for He and all that is His was forever set apart and
accepted by the Father. Ps. 116:16-19. It represented Him and all those
in Him. The church is presented to the Father and accepted. Phil. 2:19
He gave up all (and every one in Him.). He will delight to give up His
kingdom to the Father, we must also do the sam.e (Our reasonable acceptable
service). We must rest on the burnt offering. The meal offering takes
salvation out of the realm of doctrine and puts it in the realm of faith
and grace (We are saved unto good works (Eph. 2:8-10).
Malachi means "my messenger" written around the time of Ezra and Nehemiah
when the returning remnant went into apostasy from lack of vision and
motivation. God had truly stirred up their hearts but they failed to
rebuild the walls. They had come out of Babylon but went into something
worse. There was also a shortage of workers. (There is always a shortage
of workers. The Joshua's and Caleb's who have the precise vision to
rally around, the apostles). Dan. 2:44
There are many whose hearts are stirred, up, but there is a general
lack of precise vision. This was about 100 years after the captivity
of Babylon, and they floundered in the wilderness, waiting for someone
to lead them Neh. 1: 11
Neh. 11:1-13 The reconstitution of Israel. The building of the walls
was first. (baptism I Cor. 16:9 with great opposition. The renewing
of the covenant Neh. 3:17, 7:5 The Lord stirred up multitudes of people,
but hardly no one wanted to pay the price to do it. They are all Americanized
to Lo Nekar, my beloved brothers;