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What About Malachi 4 – Introduction

What About Malachi 4 – Introduction


In the book of REVELATION, the Lord Jesus-Christ said:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8

We find three distinct tenses in that declaration:

  1. Which is: Present
  2. Which was: Past
  3. Which is to come: Future.

This is in harmony with Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same YESTERDAY, TODAY and Forever.”

We also know that Jesus Christ and the Word are ONE, because Jesus IS the WORD and all that Jesus is, the Word is also. Because of the equality between Jesus Christ and the Word, the Word therefore has these 3 aspects:

  1. It speaks of the things that were (History part of the Book)
  2. It speaks of the things that are happening (Actuality)
  3. It speaks of the things that are to come (Prophecy)

Many churches today teach things that were, things that God has done in the past and even preach the things that are to come.

The question is: How many focus on the things that God is doing in the present tense?

You have probably heard a lot of people saying that we are in the end-time.

How do they know that?

How do we know that we are living in the times of the end?

What are the signs of the end-time?

If we are in the end-time (which we are indeed), what is God doing TODAY? God always has a plan in motion. What scriptures and prophecies are being fulfilled as we speak? These are questions you really want to ask yourself, because if God is on the move, you don’t want to miss it. When Jesus was on earth, it was the fulfillment of the scriptures, yet the Pharisees and many others didn’t recognize it. You do not want to miss the moving of God happening in your day.

Have you ever heard of Malachi 4?

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

Malachi 4:5

Before the day of Judgment, at the time of the End, God said He would send Elijah. This is not just an Old Testament prophecy because Jesus himself echoed the same thing in the book of Matthew:

MATTHEW 17:10-13

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?

11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Notice, Jesus is speaking of 2 different “Elijah’s.” One that is to come to restore all things (according to Malachi 4:5,6), and one that has already come, John the Baptist according to Malachi 3:1.

Truly Elijah has come, and Elijah is to come.

Were you aware of that prophecy? Have you ever read Malachi 4 and wondered where it fit in God’s plan?

Do you want to know more about Malachi 4?

“And he (Elijah) shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come to smite the earth with a curse.”

Malachi 4:6

This is a prophecy concerning the Elijah that was to come in our day, the scriptures letting us know that the fulfillment was that he shall turn our (the children’s) hearts back to the faith of our fathers (the first church, our Pentecostal Fathers, the apostles).

God bless you and may the Word of God be revealed to you in greater clarity as you read this article. I sincerely pray that you will understand who Malachi 4 is and why that scripture must be revealed in our day. The scriptures are not a history book but rather the eternal Word of God and we, as believers of this Word must see our place in the scriptures today.