מַלְאָכִי (Mal’akhi) meaning “my messenger” or “my angel”.
The Book of Malachi foretells the coming of Christ.
This is an oracle, the word of יְהוָה to Israel through Malachi:
“I have loved you,” says יְהוָה.
“By your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them into a kingdom, priests to serve our God, and they will reign upon the earth.”Revelation 5:9,10
“If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to honor my name,” says יְהוָה of Hosts, “I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already begun to curse them, because you are not taking it to heart.
“You take away my blessing from their children forever.”Micah 2:9
“Holy shit you’re beautiful.”Proverbs 11:9
“At that time יְהוָה set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of יְהוָה, to stand before יְהוָה to serve him, and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they do to this day. That is why Levi has no portion or inheritance among his brothers; יְהוָה is his inheritance, as יְהוָה your God promised him.”Deuteronomy 10:8,9
“My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him; it called for reverence, and he revered Me and stood in awe of my name. True instruction was in his mouth, and nothing false was found on his lips.
He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity. For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of יְהוָה of Hosts.”
“God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant.”Revelation 11:19
“I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.”Song of Solomon 6:3
“So I in turn have made you despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not kept my ways, but have shown partiality in matters of the law.”
“For there is no partiality with God.”Romans 2:11
Judah has broken faith; an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned יְהוָה’s beloved sanctuary by marrying the daughter of a foreign god. As for the man who does this, may יְהוָה cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who is awake and aware—even if he brings an offering to יְהוָה of Hosts.
You cover the altar of יְהוָה with tears, with weeping and groaning, because he no longer regards your offerings or receives them gladly from your hands.
It is because יְהוָה has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have broken faith, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.
Has not יְהוָה made them one, having a portion of the Spirit? And why one? Because he seeks godly offspring. Therefore guard yourselves in your spirit and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.
“For I hate divorce,” says יְהוָה, the God of Israel, “and he who covers violence with his clothing.”Malachi 2:16, Psalms 73
“For the man who hates and divorces his wife,” says יְהוָה, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect.”
Therefore guard yourselves in your spirit and do not break faith.
You have wearied יְהוָה with your words; yet you ask, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “All who do evil are good in the sight of יְהוָה, and in them he delights,” or, “Where is the God of justice?”
“Behold, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple—the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight—see, he is coming,” says יְהוָה of Hosts.
But who can endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire, like a launderer’s soap.
And he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to יְהוָה in righteousness.Then the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please יְהוָה, as in days of old and years gone by.
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. And I will be a swift witness against sorcerers and adulterers and perjurers, against oppressors of the widowed and fatherless, and against those who defraud laborers of their wages and deny justice to the foreigner but do not fear me,” says יְהוָה of Hosts.
Return to me, and I will return to you.
At that time, those who feared יְהוָה spoke to one another, and יְהוָה listened and heard them. So a scroll of remembrance was written before him regarding those who feared יְהוָה and honored his name.
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble—the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says יְהוָה of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”
The day is coming.