There is a prophecy in the Holy Bible, specifically in Malachi, concerning the end of the world. The book of Malachi is part of the Old Testament. In case you still do not know by now, the entire books within the Holy Bible are written by Jewish authors. Luke our Beloved Physician is also a Jew. He was one of the Jews living on foreign land as a result of the scattering of the Holy People of Israel. So, the concept behind the Holy Bible is the salvation first of the Torah–observant Jewish people and later on, the redemption of all the nations and people on earth during the millennial rule of the Messiah of Israel.
“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 4:5-6).
The prophecy we should be concerned here in Malachi is the identities of both the ‘fathers’ and the ‘children.’ The Christian people, having no idea about the Jewish religion, interpret the fathers and the children literally. For instance, many of the shell-shocked erstwhile members of the Worldwide Church of God are saying Herbert W. Armstrong could not be Elijah the Prophet at all since his relation with his adulterous and fornicating son named Garner Ted is not that good.
Many Christian pastors and leaders today are interpreting the last two verses in Malachi in similar manner. They believe that it is the duty of the end-time Elijah the prophet to make the fathers love the children, or vice-versa, the children should get to know their fathers as well. The fathers should love the children. The children should love the fathers. Otherwise God shall come and strike the land (eretz) with a curse in the coming days ahead.
In Israel, the term ‘land’ refers only to the land of Canaan, the land of inheritance of the Jewish people. But there must be a reason why God made the bible translators of the King James Version used the word ‘earth’ instead. Anyway, the word ‘earth’ is translated from the Hebrew word ‘eretz’ and there is only one ‘eretz’ on earth in biblical prophecy—the land of Israel.
The prophet Malachi, then, had written this. God said, I will come and strike the land of Israel with a curse if love could not be found between the fathers and the children. Many would agree that this prophecy speaks of an end-time Elijah the prophet as the catalyst that would trigger the fathers to love their children, and vice-versa. We can also interpret the two prophetic verses as foretelling Elijah the prophet shall come first, then a someone who is a ‘he’, a masculine pronoun, would appear and teach the fathers to love their children and the children to love their fathers.
That male person introduced by the masculine pronoun ‘he’ could be the Promised Messiah of Israel, Jesus or Yeshua.
It may not be John the Baptist, or Herbert W. Armstrong, who was prophesied to turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the children to their fathers. It is Jesus Christ, himself, who should be doing that.
Can we find a biblical support for this interpretation?
Did Jesus teach us to love our fathers and follow their teachings about the Law of Moses?
“Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers” (Matthew 23:1-4, KJV).
These prophetic verses show what had happened after all of the apostles had died. The believers in Jesus Christ had lost their connection to the true teachings of Jesus Christ about the Torah that no one among the leaders of the seven congregations of God (Revelation 2 and 3) in this end of time are knowledgeable about the Torah. Only the Jewish rabbis of Rabbinical Judaism are teaching and preaching about the Law of Moses. But their teachings comes with leavenings that are not based upon the Torah.
Undoubtedly Jesus had foreseen how precarious the state of the Church members in this end of time. The people all over the world that have believed and accepted Jesus as the Promised Messiah of God are being converted into a false and a man-made religion known as Christianity. In that state of religious deception that is entrapping the believers of Jesus Christ today and anyone who would later on seek conversion to the alleged faith of Jesus—salvation and deliverance are so far away.
Remember this. Jesus Christ had not founded nor started the religion of Christianity. The Christian believers are just wasting their time and money in worship of God through the various sects and denominations of Christianity today. It would soon become clear that the Roman Pope is the prophesied anti-Christ and no rapture would ever happen at all.
This website will show how salvation can come upon all of the Gentile believers in Jesus Christ and what teachings of the Jewish rabbis the people on earth must follow and observe. Visit this website regularly until the second coming has happened in the holy land of Israel.