Getting Ready For The Coming Of The Lord (1 Of 14) by Ken Trivette

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#1 Book of Malachi (1 of 14)
Ken Trivette
Malachi 1:1

1. The Book of Malachi is a small book with a big
message. The Prophet Malachi is a minor prophet with a
major message. The theme of the Book is "Getting Ready
For The Coming Of The Lord." The key verses of the
book is found in chapter 3:1-2, "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. [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' sope."

2. The Book can be divided into 2 divisions:
(Chapt. 1-2) The Condition of the People.
(Chapt. 3-4) The Coming of the Lord.

3. By way of introduction let me say 5 things about
the Book of Malachi.

4. First let me say it Is A CLOSING BOOK. It is the
last book of the Old Testament. It is the 39th book of
the Bible, but the last of the Old Testament. It is
the last prophetic message we hear and the last
prophetic messenger we meet.

5. It is also A CONNECTING BOOK. The Book not only
concludes the Old Testament but also connects the Old
to the New. The book tells us of the messenger that
would prepare the way of the Lord and in the New
Testament we see that messenger, John the Baptist. It
is more than a conclusion to the Old. It is a
connection to the New. In Malachi we may hear the
knell of the departing but we also hear the chimes of
a coming age.

6. It is A COEXISTENT BOOK. The prophecy of Malachi is
coexistent with the history of Nehemiah. Whereas,
Nehemiah never mentions Malachi, and Malachi never
mentions Nehemiah, the two books cover the same time
and convey the same truth. The Burden of Malachi and
the Building of Nehemiah should be considered side by
side. Nehemiah sough ...

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