When any Christian considers the entire biblical story from beginning to end, most would consider the words of the prophets as important. We all know God established his laws in the beginning, and that Abraham was obedient to them along with Moses. We also know that God ruled his people first with Moses, then with the 12 Judges, and afterwards with Kings. We all know that God also sent prophets to speak on His behalf to the people, and that the prophets consistently warned the people to repent and return to obedience to God and his commandments. They also proclaimed future events- The coming of John the Baptist, the coming of Jesus, details of the life of Jesus, the death of Jesus, the day Jesus returns, God’s Kingdom ruled by Jesus, and the very last day of judgment when those that are evil will be cast into the lake of fire. This all came by prophecy from the Old Testament prophets. Today, we’d like you to consider the last and final warning from the prophets- the final warning that came from Malachi:
“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And 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.” ~ Malachi Chapter 4
In this text, Malachi warns of the last day, when the wicked will be uprooted and burned. From the book of Revelation, we know that this will take place in the “lake of fire.” What is interesting comes a little later in this chapter:
“Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments”
Here Malachi indicates how we can avoid being burned on that last day. He advises us to “remember the law of Moses, along with the statutes and judgments.” Here again, with incredible consistency, the bible indicates that the law of God is relevant, even until that last day of judgment when the wicked will be cast into the lake of fire. These are warnings for us today to repent and return to obedience to God and his laws, statutes and judgments. This was the same message of John the Baptist, Jesus and the Apostles. This remains the same gospel message today. Repent, return to obedience to the commandments of God, cleanse yourself in the blood of Yahushua (Jesus), become rehabilitated and walk in the spirit in obedience to God-free from sin. We hope that you will consider turning your heart towards our Creator, his ways, his laws and his will with obedience from the heart.