Pamphlet 1819 Malachi kc 5-4
There is no need to guess or wonder why curses and pestilences have come upon our land?
Now listen real carefully to His message, O ye priests and His people!
Mal. 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
You "see", the priests and the preachers do not think that have gone astray.
They think that what they do is GOOD and the Lord delighteth in them (Mal. 2:17)!
The truth IS...
they have forsaken His Word
and have substituted church and worship services and the teachings of traditions
instead of feeding the people the meat of His Word,
i.e. teaching His Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse.
So they say, "Wherein shall we return?" Here is their answer from Almighty God!
 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
To wit, how many times have you
heard a preacher or minister
teach the entire Book of Malachi chapter by chapter and verse by verse in context as it is written?
Not many for sure!
Now how many times have you heard
some minister or preacher quote Mal. 3:8
through his or her "unbridled lips" to the congregation
in order to lay "guilt" upon THEM for not giving money,
or enough money, to God (meaning to them as His representatives)?
First of all, one who does just
a little homework
will discover that this verse is NOT talking about the QUANTITY of tithes and offerings given by the parishioners of the church at all!
It is talking about FRAUD, i.e. what was done by the minister or preacher with the tithes and offerings!
God is simply asking what He got out of the deal!
To wit, the word "robbed" is a RARE
and is used only three times in the scriptures,
two of them being here in vss. 8 and 9!
It means to "defraud"!
Here is Strong's definition:
robbed = òá—÷®qaòba€kaw-bah' Strong's #H6906 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
A primitive root; to cover, that is, (figuratively) defraud:—rob, spoil.
The command of a true priest/preacher
is to keep knowledge on his lips
and to teach His people His laws and His ordinances (His Word)
and present unblemished "unspotted" sacrifices acceptable to Him.
"Blind and lame" sacrifices will not be accepted!
Question: "When the priests/preachers
do their job
and God's Word flows like a river throughout the land and the people HEAR HIS VOICE,
what is the result?"
Deut. 28:1-2 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
Deut. 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
You can simply thank the preachers
for the latter day famine (Amos 8:11-13),
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD,
that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread,
nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
for defrauding God by
accepting the tithes and offerings from the people
and then teaching the traditions of men like "fly away" theories and stories of "apples and snakes"
and for teaching our people to keep the pagan sex goddess Ishtar's day
complete with all her fertility symbols of eggs and quick-like-a-bunny rabbits!
At the same time avoiding any controversial topics that are actually found in the scripture; they being afraid of offending a contributor to the church coffers.
SHAME ON THEM!
They have DEFRAUDED GOD
and as a result this whole nation is going to "fall" in the great apostasy
because they have no knowledge of His Word.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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