Here we present Sheldon Emry’s discussion of the prophet Malachi who foresaw how today’s End Times “Judeo-Christian” ministers would not only preach a false, unbiblical Jesus but also encourage Christians to worship and strengthen the anti-Christ Jews from virtually every pulpit in America:
Sheldon Emry’s commentary:
There is a God-given purpose for this prophet being right at the end of the Old Testament. God, in His infinite wisdom would have known that the end of this age would be marked by a high percentage of professing priests of the most-high God claiming to be New Testament Christians and dividing this Bible and using it only from after the last pages of the Old Testament and on.
God saw some way that Malachi ended up at the very end with his message that individual Christians and perhaps even ministers themselves in turning back to the first of Matthew might mistakenly turn a few pages back and read some of Malachi. We are going to find that some of Malachi’s prophecies and admonitions are directed to ministers. And it’s the last message in the Old Testament.
Turn to the end of it first to establish that it is an End Times prophecy — so that we understand that he is talking about our day and our age, as God speaks to Israel through this prophet.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
And any student who understands the phraseology “the dreadful day of the Lord” would know that’s the End Time when God moves upon Israel to bring this age to a close. He’s speaking of something that he’d do just before that, and therefore we have reason to believe that Malachi is speaking to the priests and ministers in End Time Israel — those in our day and age.
1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
Now that word “burden” is a Hebrew term that means a message or prophecy, according to Strong, which can mean an “utterance of doom”. So it’s a warning from God — a heavy load on the prophet for what he has to bring.
2 I have loved you, saith the LORD.
There are millions of Israelites in the United States and other Israelite nations who have simply never grasped the enormity of this central truth of the Bible: “God loves you people of Israel.” Part of that reason, of course, is not knowing that they are Israelites. When they read about God loving Israel, they assume that God love the people because they think the Jews are Israel. And their minister told them so. But the very basis and foundation of what we are going to read in the prophet Malachi, God lays the foundation in the words to Israel, as it says in verse one.
Then we will have to accept and agree that everything God says from here on — and everything He is going to do from here on — is predicated on God’s love for Israel:
Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, 3And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
The next thing we read is that God chose Jacob over Esau. And, in fact, Esau is destined for doom and destruction. So this “burden” that Malachi has may be for chastisement of Israel, and the destruction of Esau-Edom. God did not chose Esau:
4Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down;
Encompassed in that verse is what we see in Esau-Edom — in Jewry — going back and rebuilding Old Palestine. In order to prove to the world that they are Israel — rather than being Esau-Edom — they are going to attempt to rebuild Old Israel in Old Israel’s place, and then say to the world, “See, we must be Israel because we’re back in Israel’s land, and we’re rebuilding.”
This fits the End of the Age — this present time — because that is what Esau-Edom is doing. He’s gone back to the desolate or abandoned places. And he says, “We will return and build the desolate places.” They shall build — in other words, they will build a nation, and cities and farms — “but I will throw down.”
…and they shall call them, The border of wickedness,
The term “border” is used in the scripture in relation to the border of the priest’s garment, which was in blue, which signified the Law. So the “border of righteousness” was the blue hem of the priest’s garment. The “border of wickedness” is the tearing off of the priest’s garment. Samuel tore off Saul’s garment — the blue hem which was God’s law — and told them that his kingdom had been taken from him.
So they’ll be called the “border of wickedness” and the people “against whom the Lord hath indignation forever.” Before God gives his message to Israel here, he established with the reader that Esau-Edom was not chosen of God — Israel was — they are loved of God — and Esau-Edom is destined for doom and destruction.
5And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.
God will be magnified throughout all the earth from Israel. Esau-Edom will be destroyed, but something will magnify God in Israel:
6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name.
He’s talking to the priests and asks them, “Why do you honor your worldly fathers but not me?” This has always been Israel’s sin. Israel has honored her captors and their false gods — and everything but her one true Father and her one true Master. God always did keep a remnant who did honor him, but Israel, generally, has been turned away — and they honor the things of the world. He is speaking to old priests “who despise my name.”
Some of the people who preach we should use the term “Yahweh” or “Yashua” for Jesus will use passages like this to say, yes, it’s true — everybody despises His name and uses this false name “Jesus Christ”. Read the rest of this — He accuses them of despising his name, and then God has them ask, “Wherein have we despised thy name?” And notice the answer isn’t that they used the wrong name for God — the answer is “Ye offered polluted bread upon my altar and ye say wherein have we polluted thee?” And He answers that question, “In that ye say the table of the Lord is contemptible.”
He’s referring here to the table that would have been in the tabernacle which is called the “table of the Lord” that had all of the instruments of worship — and it had the offerings — and it was called the “table of show bread” because of the bread on it along with the other offerings.
What is it that these priests are doing in despising His name, by offering polluted bread, and by calling the Table of the Lord “contemptible”?
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 30 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? 31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6: 48-51
48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Jesus is explaining that he is the bread and — as that bread come down from heaven — He will be the “show bread”, the offering for the life of the world. He will be the sacrifice. And He calls himself “the bread”.
In Malachi 1:7, God is accusing them of despising by offering polluted bread “upon mine altar”. We’ve seen that Jesus Christ is the “bread offering” that was to be given for the life of the world. So Jesus is the bread offering.
What kind of “polluted bread” would the Israel priests be offering in the End of the Age — Malachi being an End of the Age prophecy. It would be of the time after Jesus was offered as the “show bread” or the bread sacrifice. Would it be some sort of real bread with some sort of foreign ingredient? Or would it be a “polluted” Jesus? If would have to be to fulfill what we are talking about here. “Ye offer polluted bread upon my altar.” You offer a Jesus that is not the Jesus of the Bible as the sacrifice.
The Jesus of the New Testament does not match the Jesus claimed by many priests in modern Israel as their “bread of life” — their bread offered for the sins of the world. They are offering a different Jesus, a polluted one. Their Jesus, in many cases, promises and prophecies things which the Jesus of the Christian Bible never promised or prophesied.
And this is the accusation — and notice this is not the accusation against the people — it’s the accusation against the priests — the ones who in the Old Testament ritual offered the sacrifice for the people.
…and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee?
Notice Malachi confirms what I just stated — it is God — it is Jesus — whom they have polluted. And then God shows how they have polluted the bread by saying the table of the Lord is contemptible.
They claim Jesus as a sacrifice who is, in effect, a blind God.
8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil?
Their Jesus is apparently a blind Jesus since their Jesus does not see what is even going on in the world today — nor the prophecies of the events to come. Their Jesus claims he’s going to snatch them off to heaven before some “great tribulation”. Now the Jesus in the Bible does not promise or prophecise that — therefore, their Jesus is blind. And they are offering a blind sacrifice.
…and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil?
Their Jesus cannot do what the Jesus of the Bible can do. They hold out no hope for Jesus setting this world in order and bringing his kingdom here. In fact, the Roman Catholic Church has Jesus never ruling over the earth but ruling over a far off heaven with most of his creation of man being ruled over by satan or the devil in a burning hell. That’s their Jesus. He’s not only blind, but he’s lame and he’s sick. He’s unable to accomplish what Jesus, who is our bread sacrifice, can accomplish.
…offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.
You go try to offer a counterfeit offering to the governor — have you ever tried to pay your taxes with counterfeit money? You won’t even try that, but you’ll offer a polluted Jesus to the God of the universe. Just think of the condemnation here:
9And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts. 10Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought.
Even today, we have 300,000 professing priests of God who call themselves “ministers” in America alone who build the fires, and make the offerings, and go through the rituals, and God says, “Will you do it for nought?” And that’s what they are doing it for — nothing. It accomplished nothing:
I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
God will not accept this false, counterfeit, polluted Jesus that they keep bringing back to the altar.
11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles [nations].
God’s name would not be great if he accepted a false offering.
…and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering
Why would God accept their polluted offering now when he knows — because of his own covenant and his own word — he will receive a pure offering at the end of this age? That’s why prayers are not being answered. That’s why corruption is proceeding apace. That’s why the enemy is growing stronger and stronger against God’s Israel people. Because the offerings and the prayers they offer are not acceptable unto God. They have polluted it. So God says, “I’ll wait. I won’t take this because I am going to receive a pure offering.”
12But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.
He is accusing the priests of saying the meat offering on the table is contemptible. What is this meat that they are claiming is contemptible?
31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
So this meat — the true meat — is to do God’s will.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Strong meat is for strong Christians so that they can tell the difference between right and wrong — which would give them the ability to do God’s will. So the meat offering is doing the will of God or discerning the difference between right and wrong. God’s law is the only source we have of telling us what is right and what is wrong.
And they say the table of the Lord is contemptible and the fruit thereof — the meat — is contemptible. There is no greater contempt for God’s word than a minister who will tell his people that this Law has all been put away.
The anti-Christs know better than to read God’s word and say, “That’s foolish.” Instead they come along and teach the that law’s been “put away” — it’s not for us — it’s for the Jews — don’t read that — it’s contemptible.
That’s exactly what they are doing in this, the end of the age. They have placed on the table in the tabernacle a polluted and fraudulent Jesus, and then they turn around and also teach to our people that the meat of God — or the desire to do his will and study his law of right and wrong — is not for us — it’s contemptible.
And when you try to teach someone biblical law, what does that minister tell you? “If you try to teach the law, then you are denying Jesus.” You’re denying his Jesus — he’s right in his accusation. You are denying his Jesus — his polluted counterfeit sacrifice. And you are upholding the Jesus who said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts;
You know what that phrase means — “snuffed at it”? It means turned your nose up at it.
…and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
You brought a false Jesus and false doctrine, and false ministers, and false churches — everything you brought you claimed to be a true sacrifice, and it wasn’t, and God says, “I won’t take it.”
14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
Those priests have the true sacrifice according to the truth they carry about in their hand, but they won’t offer that to God.
After Malachi 1 tells the priests how they have failed, Malachi 2 tells the priests what God expects them to do:
1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it. 4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
God says “If you won’t offer the correct offering, then I will bring judgement on the priests who pollute my sinless offering.” And that’s what they do when they preach a false Jesus — they pollute the offering of God.
5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name. 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
What is the law of truth? God’s law. All down through the age, some portion of the priesthood has kept the law, taught the truth and turned many away from iniquity:
7 For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
There are two points here — the priest should keep God’s word and his law. And the people are to go to the Levites and seek that knowledge. Now instead of that in Christendom today, many priests and ministers who deliberately do not keep knowledge, do not keep the word of God, and preach something else — and they get away with it because the people do not come to them and ask for The Word — they simply sit there in the pews and say nothing, ask nothing, rebuke the priest about nothing, and let him preach the falsehoods. They both deny their responsibility and turn away.
We have 300,000 men in this nation who have been ordained — and they claim to be the messenger of God. And God says here that’s what they are. Our problem is that they are not carrying the message. And since they don’t have the message, they make up one from their own minds, not from the Bible.
8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
How have they departed out of the way? They teach the Law in error or wrongfully. And the covenant of Levi was that the priest would be the messenger of God.
We have seen recently a crying out against the civil servants who are not keeping their oath and obeying the Constitution of the United States. We say they should be impeached, removed from office. But what about the ministers who have promised that they would be the messenger of God and they are not doing it? Are they not worse than the government civil servant?
Which is worse — a politicians who doesn’t claim to be a messenger of God — or a priest or minister who claims to be a messenger of God — and then teaches all sorts of falsehoods that are not in God’s word? If the ministers were teaching God’s word, we would have men in the civil service who knew Bible law and would keep it as the law of the nation. First thing’s first.
9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
How did they not keep God’s ways? They have been an adversary to the law.
10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
When a preacher ignores the covenant that God made with our fathers, you are dealing treacherously against your brother. Every minister that stands before Israelites and denies — or refuses to teach — the covenants that God made with our fathers is dealing treacherously with the Israelites in his congregation. Treachery or an act of betrayal — another word for it is treason.
A minister who denies God’s covenants before Israel is committing treason against Israel and against God. That’s how serious this situation is. God will allow for his sheep being in error, but God Almighty has the greatest condemnation for the man who says “I am a messenger of God. Listen to me,” and then preaches another message. And God says here that that man is a traitor to the House of Israel.
Everything God does is because He loves Israel — don’t ask me why — we’re not so great.
2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
This new international Genocide Treaty — where you can be charged with an international crime if you degrade any other ethnic or religious group. If I preach that God loved Jacob and hated Esau, I would be guilty of genocide if that treaty is approved by the United States. Anything you preach out of the Bible, you’d be guilty of genocide because God has a preference for people — God prefers Israel over Esau-Edom.
Many New Testament Christians may say, “I don’t like that. I don’t think God is like that. And I don’t think God should do that.” And they might begin to question God, but before you do, turn to Isaiah 45:
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? 10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
You may question loving Jacob but hating Esau, but you better not question God about it. God does as he will. We are the clay — we are the creation and God is the creator. We have no authority to question anything that God says or does.
6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts
If you’ve ever studied the law of nations, you would know that the law of any nation parallels the religion of that nation. Our law should be from the God of the Christian Bible, and it was at our beginning, but it no longer is. According to God in these verses, this is caused by the priests who cause people to stumble before the law and corrupted the covenant of Levi.
10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
This is a very grave charge against End Times ministers and preachers in Israel, and it cannot be explained unless the person hearing the explanation understands that we are the Israel people. If they think that the Jews are Israel, then they think that God is keeping his covenant by, for instance, taking the Jews back to old Canaan land and building them up in a nation. But if we are Israel, then they have not taught our people of the covenant.
And there are a number of ways these preachers can profane the covenant of Abraham, Issac and Jacob — the Israel fathers. One, they don’t teach the law at all. That’s very effective in profaning or silencing the covenants. Or they teach that they aren’t important — by teaching only the New Testament. Many of them claim that the covenants made with the Israel fathers are for Esau-Edom!
The Edomite Jews who have no ancestry in the land of Israel at all — and they claim that that covenant is for them, and yet of Esau-Edom God calls them the “border of wickedness” and the “people against whom the Lord hath indignation forever.” And yet most of the ministers in America claim that God’s covenants are with Esau-Edom.
The ministers also teach that God cancelled the old covenants when the Jews rejected Jesus as the messiah. Some of them also teach that the covenants and promises were fulfilled in the old land prior to Christ, of course, that serves to nullify your interest in the covenant. Why would you be interested in something that’s already fulfilled two or three thousand years ago?
They also teach that the covenants were important before Christ, but that when Christ died, He cancelled all the old covenants and we are only under a new covenant. The new covenant is a covenant of the law — Jesus will write his law in our hearts and in our minds. If you read the covenants with Abraham, Issac and Jacob, those were unconditional covenants. It was the Law Covenant at Sinai which was conditional, which said “If you obey, I will do such and such….”
God was the only party to the Old Covenants with our fathers. It doesn’t matter what we do, God is going to keep his word to Abraham, Issac and Jacob. There isn’t a single mainstream minister that doesn’t profane or put aside the Old Covenant using one or all of these methods.
They are traitors in the pulpits, and they are in thousands of churches in America. Most ministers on television and radio teach that the old covenants are to be fulfilled in the Jewish people whom we know to be descendants of Esau-Edom, and not Jacob-Israel.
11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
Judah has gone a-whoring after another God — they have insinuated another God in Israel by using the name of our God — Jesus Christ — but attributing to him things that he does not have or ever claimed to have, so they’ve actually installed another God. Millions of our Israelite brethren go to a place where they cleave unto that Jesus Christ which is not the Jesus Christ of the Christian Bible.
12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
Those who receive the judgment are the “master and the scholar”. God does not condemn the people in the pews for corruption of his word like he lays the blame of those who claim to know it and teach it.
Many of them have convinced our people that if you want to talk to God, you call up Oral Roberts and have him talk to God. It’s a pagan religion that says you must go and have someone else besides yourself contact God for you.
Jeremiah 23 confirms Malachi:
1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
Israel is the sheep of God’s pasture:
2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
What would drive away Israel and scatter the sheep more than for a minister to stand up in front of those sheep and say, “You are not Israelites. You are Gentiles. Those other people over there who hate your Christ, they are Israelites, they are God’s chosen people.”
I have been told by many people who left the church because they could not understand a God who would choose as his chosen special people a group of people who were dishonest, who lied, who cheated in business, and who profaned the name of Jesus Christ. Those ministers were driving those Israelites away from the God of Israel by telling them “Oh, you’re not Israelites, those other people are.”
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.
God is going to gather his people away from the false shepherds and set up other shepherds over them.
12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts. 13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
They offer this false Jesus while weeping and crying out. We’ve all seen this where the minister weeps and cries out, “Praise the Lord!” Putting on a tremendous show for their love of their Jesus.
They are teaching that their Jesus is going to come and snatch them off in their Rapture and going to turn the world over to an anti-Christ. And if you don’t come down to the altar and cry with them, their Jesus is going to send you to hell and burn you in fire forever and ever. Is that the Jesus of the Bible? No, that is another Jesus.
The truth is we don’t believe in their Jesus — they have a different Jesus. The vast majority of End Times ministers today teach a false Christ. All they say is that they love Jesus and they are waiting for the Rapture.
14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
It sounds as if God is condemning them of some sort of adultery in their marriage contract, but is it?
15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
God is not accusing the priests of committing adultery and betraying their earthly wives. The accusation in verse 11 that they have married the “daughter of a strange god” but Levi remained faithful (Malachi 1: 4-6). Levi was married to truth and God’s law, but he betrayed the “wife of his youth” which is the true gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ. This is a warning that the priests have committed adultery, not with their physical wives, but with the truth that they once had and were faithful to.
16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Referring to the marriage laws, we are told that God hateth for a man to put away his wife. And yet these people have put away their first love, which was truth and righteousness, committing whoredoms by worshiping other gods.
17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words.
All these denominational churches ever do is speak words. There’re no fruits, no works, no correction, rather just a continual prattle about “Oh, how we love Jesus.” Yet James tells us that faith without works is dead.
18 Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
Ministers have quit condemning wickedness in the wicked. They will talk about sins, but invariably they will say, “But God loves them.” They say, “God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” Like the liberals who say, “They’ve chosen another lifestyle.” And then they condemn the Christians who are trying to separate themselves from the wickedness.
They even justify a whole people and a whole nation — the Jews in Israel — who condemn and blaspheme Jesus Christ and commit war against their neighbors, and murder innocent women and children, and justify it, saying “Oh, that’s all right. They are God’s chosen people.” When the Jews were invading Lebanon, reports were coming out of the Jews driving people into these “refugee camps” and then bombing the refugee camps. And on the religious television stations, Jimmy Swaggert, or Paul Crouch, or Hal Lindsey were praising the Jews — that they had to do this to stop the killing of people in Israel.
Which words weary God the most? The ones where you say that those who do evil are good in the sight of God.
11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.
Where is the wickedness done? In the streets, back alleys, and foreign lands? No, it’s done in the churches.
13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.
[See our series on “Baal Worship In America”].
14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
They teach and preach that these evil wicked people — the Jews and Israelis — are God’s chosen people, and don’t you say anything against them, or God will curse you. They strengthen the hand of the evil doers.
The anti-Christ Edomite Jews who are taking control over all the true Israel nations could not last sixty days in that control except that our preachers teach that they are God’s chosen people. If the American people were told by their preachers that the Jews were descendants of Esau-Edom, and we are Israel, and they therefore are the enemies of Jacob-Israel, they would lose all positions of control in only sixty to ninety days.
Their protection and their power over us is their false identity as God’s chosen people. And where do they get that? From the ministers who strengthen the hand of the evil doers.
15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
It is from the priests that the corruption has gone throughout the land of Israel.
17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
They put aside the God of Judgment. Our people are asking, “When will God bring judgment on the wicked? Isn’t God a God of Judgment? Won’t God get rid of these wicked people?”
Yet He allows them to retain their power over us. Why? Because we are in sin and iniquity. Because we are worshiping a false god and not turning to righteousness. Ministers have put away the law, so the God of Judgment has been pushed aside. We don’t even know he’s a God of Judgment.
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
There are two things coming : a messenger and the Lord called the “messenger of the covenant.”
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
It’s not going to be a day that many people will enjoy.
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Despite the condemnation of the unrighteous offering — the polluted sacrifice — God is going to correct this.
End of Part I