By Israel Ben Barzle And Yehoshua Ben Barzle, (Beforeitsnews.com)
In Part 1 we introduced the idea that the Hebrew Scriptures spell out a Last Day’s scenario involving a series of Mega Events that are planet wide and can only be caused by an external cosmic force. We examined a few key passages from Isaiah and Jeremiah to prove out this conclusion utilizing a deeper understanding of the details written in the ancient Hebrew.
Now we will focus our attention on another Prophet by the name of Malachi. Malachi is the last prophet of the Hebrew canon. Malachi means “My Messenger” in Hebrew. In essence, Malachi is the final “Messenger” who sums up key issues within the Hebrew Scriptures not only in a conclusive summary, but more so in the way of a Hebrew legal summary. The issues stated in the prophetic book of Malachi are all important issues that do not yet have “legal” resolution in the Creator’s agenda: the fate of Esau’s descendants; the restoration of the Temple; the unification of the 12 Tribes; the final Great Day; just to name a few.
In this idea of a much needed conclusion of the Creator’s legal docket, we can see in Malachi’s last words, at the very end of his prophetic narrative, his legal summation regarding the “Day of the L-rd”, otherwise known as “Yom YHWH” in the Hebrew tongue. What the prophet Malachi states is truly astounding and should put the reader on notice:
Malach 4:1-6 covers the Day of the Lord and the nature of God's judgment to the wicked and refine His people (Matt 3:12; 13:24-30). This is a coming day of salvation and blessing for those who fear Him (Mal 3:1-6; 3:16-4:3). 4:1-6=3:19-24.
Mal 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh (Day of the Lord; Zeph 1:14-18), that shall burn as an oven (a day of purification (3:2) and blessing (3:17)); 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.
The fiery element of the coming day echoes similar images in eschatological passages such as Joel 2:3-5 (see Psalm 21: 9; Isa 31:9). The wicked may seem powerful, but they will be removed, both root and branches, from the earth like dry stubble thrown into a furnace.
Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings (2 Sam 23:4; Ps 84:11; Isa 60:1-3); and ye shall go forth, and grow up (skip) as calves of the stall .
Sun of righteousness. An impersonal reference to the display of righteousness throughout the entire earth (as the sun sends it rays everywhere) in the coming millennial kingdom. The early church fathers interpreted the expression "the sun of righteousness" as a messianic title; but it is more likely a reference to God Himself.
A solar eclipse is not solely darkness and terror. Scarcely has the dark moon hidden the last thread of sunlight than a beautiful pearly halo, the corona, is seen surrounding the blackness. This corona changes its shape from one eclipse to another, but the simplest form is that of a bright ring with outstretched wings, and is characteristic of times when the sun has but few spots upon it. This form appears to have been the origin of the sacred symbol of the ring or discovered with wings, so frequently figured on Egyptian, Babylonian and Persian monuments. It is possible that these coronal “wings of the sun” may have been in the mind of the prophet Malachi when he wrote, “Unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings” (Mal_4:2).
Mal 4:3 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.
There will be a turning of the tables in the day of judgment: no longer will the righteous be the down-trodden of the earth.
These verses (2-3) are a twofold prophecy. On the one hand, it refers to God the Messiah and on the other hand, it refers to the destroyer (Ex 12:23; Jer 6:22-30; Jer 48:7-10; Isa 16:4-5; Jer 4:1-10; Jer 51:18; 51:54-58; Rev 12:3-4, 9, 12-15). Other verses: Isa 54:16-17) or the death star.
Darkness in the Bible often symbolizes earthly life full of evil, ignorance, pain, and death (Gen 1:4; I Sam 2:9; Isa 8:22-9:2). God promises to invade this world with righteousness as the sun invades the night, driving the darkness away (Deut 33:2; 2 Sam 23:3-4; Isa 60:1-3; 19-21). Other texts clarify that this image represents the Messiah, whose coming will be celebrated like the dawn (Lk 1:76-79), often pictured as the wings of the sun (Psalm 139:9). As a bird's wings offer protection (Deut 32:11), God's "wings" will bring healing to His children (Psalm 91:4; Isa 53:5; 57:18-19), who will never again fear the wicked.
John's Note: When I was working outdoors, the sun provided vitamin D to me and working in His creation as a groundskeeper for 23 year's, I was healed of a lot of my issue's.
What we have here is in perfect sync with what we reviewed in Jeremiah and Isaiah. In this passage of Malachi there is a time of comprehensive destruction involving heat and burning; it references a sun-like heavenly body; Mankind as a corporate species is referred to as leftover “stubble’ to be scorched; a layer of ash is covering the ground; and there is reference to a survivor group.
A Winged Sun is a empty round ball with wings on it seen in many pictures.
But what really makes this passage become absolutely critical to our discussion is the details of verse 2:
“ 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.”
Because of the difficulty in understanding this verse as it is presented in the English, some have tried to interpret this as a metaphorical prophetic passage pointing to the Messiah, but this is just not the case. The specifics of the original language here do not, and cannot mean this.
However, if we translate verse 2 using the precise Hebrew words in proper context, this passage is truly stunning.
In Hebrew this sentence goes as follows:
“v-zarach l-kom yare’i shem’i shemesh tzedakah v-mirpe b-kanaphah”
What it actually, literally states is:
“…and radiates to you, fear of My name, a sun of righteousness, and healing in the wings”
Understood more clearly, this sun-like object in Malachi 4:2 doesn’t merely arise like a pleasant golden light on an early morning horizon. No, it radiates (zarach) intense fear (yare). Fear of whom? A fear of the Creator of the sun-like object, as well as the sun-like object itself.
So with that understood, let’s create a logic stream. If we go back to the context of verse 1, we see a destructive force at play. Something is causing the earth and its inhabitants to be burned, heated, and destroyed.
Then, as we venture into verse 2, we are given data that describes a fearful event involving a sun-like celestial body; this sun-like body in the heavens is considered “righteous”; this celestial body has “wings”; the wings bring a restoration, a type of macro healing.
OK…what could possibly be a “sun of righteousness”? This sounds rather strange to us as a concept in the English.
The word for “righteousness” found here in Malachi is the Hebrew word “tzedakah”. This word comes from the root word “tzedak” which has associated with it the mental picture of a perfectly crafted, straight staff of a spear. “Tzedakah” literally means to do something correctly, straight, in proper order, perfect, etc. It also means to restore something, put it back in proper order. Yes, when we read the word “righteous” in the Scriptures we consider this primarily in a moral sense; and, yes, the quality of righteousness is considered something regarding morality in Hebrew. But it is considered a moral quality in so far as it corrects, straightens, restores, and does away with that which is incorrect or twisted away from an intended design or way of doing something.
Here is a verse from the Hebrew Scriptures that spells out the essence of the word tzedakah:
Joel 2:23 (Day of the Lord passage)
“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.”
The word “moderately” found here in Joel 2 in English is this exact same word “tzedakah” that is used and translated elsewhere as “righteousness”. Think about it…rain is neither moral nor immoral within itself; it’s just rain. But, that rain can be administered correctly so it functions properly—to grow food and so forth; or it can be administered incorrectly in too little amounts as to cause poor growth, or too much at once which causes inundation . This is how the word “tzedakah” is used here. It means in this passage the “correct” ordered amount.
Thus, “righteousness”, the word “tzedakah, is an issue of correctness. Righteousness can certainly be moral, but righteousness is moral in the sense that it is correct in its function, and that things are righteous because they are designed to operate in a specific manner.
So what we have here in Malachi 4, verse 2, is a sun-like celestial body that is described as having the visual appearance of a set of “wings”. On one hand, this sun with wings emanating from its celestial body is somehow connected to the destruction, chaos, and death as we see from the prior verse. On the other hand, these wings on this sun-like object also brings about an order through effect, a “tzedakah”, a correctness, restoring proper function to the planet and its inhabitants.
It is at this point I am going to encourage you to stop what you are doing, get on the internet, and take a thorough look at all the historical and current information on the subject of Planet X/Nibiru.
Yes, I know, Planet X is considered conspiracy nut stuff; and I believed this as well. That is, UNTIL, I started carefully examining the Hebrew Scriptures and putting two and two together. The evidence in the Hebrew Scriptures was so compelling to me that I began searching the historical record. Through careful research, and employing information from other researchers, I found that history is filled with factual information, astronomical data, and a host of images that perfectly describe Malachi’s winged sun, as well as historically what happened to planet earth when this winged sun physically had a near pass by.
The data is striking. The effects described by the ancient historians and astronomers are parallel to what is portrayed in the Hebrew Scriptures. All the ancient accounts are precisely in line with what the prophet Malachi and the rest of the prophets in the Old Testament state will be an actual future occurrence: a fiery, sun-like object seen traveling through the heavens; a tilting of the earth on its axis; a short duration stop of the earth spinning on its axis; meteorite/asteroid showers; bizarre weather; etc.
To make the point undeniable, all you really have to do is take a hard look at the ancient representations of Planet X/Nibiru as we see them from numerous archeological sources. Almost all of the ancient images of Planet X/Nibiru picture a sun-like celestial body with fiery wings emanating from its sides. This is how the Babylonians, Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Orientals, Native Americans, and the Hebrews all physically describe this object in both the written record and the crafted imagery as to its visible features. This physical imagery of a winged cosmic body was incredibly common throughout the ancient world—even some of the kings of ancient Israel had official royal documents that were bound in a metallic covering that had a “winged sun” on it.
Folks, this is EXACTLY what the prophet Malachi is describing, especially when viewed in the original Hebrew language it was written in. Malachi is describing exactly what all the ancient cultures described, what we now know as Planet X or Nibiru. In reality, what the prophet Malachi does is set in place the prophetic parameters of what this celestial body will do next time it has a near pass by of planet earth. The only difference being that this near pass by will be much closer and much more deadly.
And notice what the end result will be according to Malachi:
3 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.
What most of us have looked at in a metaphorical way, as we can see now, is a very literal prophetic truth with a very literal outcome—much of Mankind will be turned to ash. It is an ash the survivors will physically have to tread on as they put their lives back together after the Day of the L-rd.
Chaos, destruction, a scorching of the planet…a sun-like object having a winged appearance arriving at the “Day” of judgment…a celestial body radically impacting earth in unimaginable ways, but also bringing about a reordering of earth towards correct function…all this gleaned from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures, something written almost 3000 years ago???
And this is only the tip of the iceberg….
Mal 4:2-3 Note: Other texts clarify that this image represents the Messiah, whose coming will be celebrated like the dawn (Lk 1:76-79), often pictured as the wings of the sun (Psalm 139:9-eastern horizon-wings of the dawn--flying a long distance to avoid God's presence). As a bird's wings offer protection (Deut 32:11), God's "wings" will bring healing to His children (Psalm 91:4; Isa 53:5; 57:18-19), who will never again fear the wicked.
Psalm 91 covers the protection of the Most High.
Psa 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psa 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Notice the four names for God: most High (Gen 14:18), Almighty (Gen 17:1), Lord (Gen 2:4), God (Gen 1:1).
It is the Lord who will protect us in His refuge (v. 1), He will deliver us from the hunter but we may have to die by the sword to be delivered (Edom/Esau verses Israel). V.3 covers the plague that we fear the most (vv. 5-8).
The man who puts his trust in God is given assurance of deliverance from peril, instanced in vv. 3, 5-7. No 'hidden dangers' nor 'deadly diseases' will be allowed to harm him.
The Day of Trumpet in 2015 may be the rapture of the first fruits (Barley Harvest) but the bride has to go through the Tribulation trumpet judgments because she has to come under fire to be purged clean.
Psa 91:4 He (God) shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
The imagery of wings alludes to the cherubim surrounding the ark of the covenant. The Lord covers the psalmist, shutting him off from the danger. "Wings," a figurative term for "cloak," denotes protection (Exod 19:4; Deut 32:11; Ps 17:8; 36:8; 57:2; 61:5; 63:8; Ru 2:12; Matt 23:37). Compare Isa 40:28 for eagle imagery. Those who seek God's protection will be shielded by His faithfulness.
Divine loyalty to the covenant guarantees safety. In God we are secure at all times (v. 5), in all dangers (v. 6), and in all circumstances (v.7; Josh 1:9). Whatever uncanny forces men were or thought themselves prey to, whether the night-demon Lilith (Isa 34:14) or the sinister arrow of sunstroke at dangerous midday or the plague unleashed at night (Isa 37:36), God is the effective answer to all such fears, rather rational or irrational. However strong the battle, however long the list of casualties, the believer will survive unscathed. When God's justice is seen to be done on the wicked, he will observe unharmed.
To Captain Kirt or others. I did not say that Nibiru is the destroyer, the Jewish brothers said it and others said it. (Remember, I just cut, copy, and paste). But like you who eliminates Battle of Jerusalem in 1917 and 6th day war in 1967 to support your theory that Jesus is not coming until 1948, you eliminated Verse 1 and 3 of Malachi 4 to support your theory that it is Jesus who heals. I agree that Jesus heals but not by verse 2 of Malachi. Malachi 4 deals with Day of the Lord, however:
Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs (sicknesses), and carried our sorrows (diseases): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
these two are His healing verses.
I agree Jesus is the light of the world because He was conceived on the only Sabbath at the Festival of Light and Feast of Dedication.
Psalm 19 In this hymn of praise, David reflects on the glory of God in natural revelation (vv. 1-6) and the glory of the law as God's special revelation (vv 7-9), which alone meets man's spiritual needs (vv. 10-14).
Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Although the heavens can refer to God's dwelling place, here it is clarified by sky, which is what can be seen from the perspective of those who live on the earth. The "sky" is the same Hebrew word as the expanse that separated water from water in Genesis 1:6-8. Creation is sometimes personified as a witness to God's work among His people, particularly in the covenant relationship He has with them (Deut 4:26; 30:19; Isa 1:2). In this context one specific part of creation is personified as declaring and proclaiming a message. The parallelism between the glory of God and the work of His hands indicates that the objects of creation are demonstrations (or evidence) of God's glory (Ps 50:6; 89:5-8; 97:6; Rom 1:19-20).
Day and night the created universe broadcasts its silent but eloquent symphony to the glory of the Creator.
Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth (pour out) speech, and night unto night sheweth (communicate) knowledge.
Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Pour out is literally "gush" or "bubble up." This phrase is most often used for springs or fountains of water. The significance of the term here seems to be that speech never ceases. The concept is intensified by the doubling of the terms day and night. The message goes out all the time without ceasing. The paradox is that there is speech in verse 2, but that there is no speech in verse 3. Although the same Hebrew term (omer) appears in both verses, it is used differently. In the first instance it is equivalent to the message in verse 1; in the second instance it means words. Therefore, it is a message with clearly defined content, but it is not communicated with the words of human language.
Psa 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Psa 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom (Sun) coming out of his chamber (Heaven), and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
Psa 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. Even a blind man can feel the heat of the sun.
While verse 2 says the message comes at all times, this verse adds that it also comes to all places. The word for world (Hb tevel) is not the usual word for earth (as in the first line), but it denotes dry land that is capable of sustaining life (9:8; 24:1)--in other words, the inhabited world. No one can escape the message either in time or in space, and everyone is accountable for the message (Rom 1:20). The focus turns from the more to the general heavens to the most obvious and spectacular object in them: the sun. It is also personified and compared to a groom and an athlete. These images are used together to convey the idea of youtful strength, a concept that is elsewhere associated with the sun, especially when it rises (Jud 5:31). The fact that nothing is hidden from the sun reinforces the idea that the message of God's glory is as obvious as the most visible and powerful object in God's creation.
John's Note: In Biblical Astronomy, the Sun is equal to the Father who is God. When we sin, we face God with our sins. I agree that nothing is hidden that God cannot see. So the next time you eat pork which is an abomination before God, you confess that God is an abomination to you and that you deny Him and you will be bitten by Apollyon and be in pain for 5 months.
Day of the Lord
The Day of the Lord refers to God’s special interventions into the course of world events to judge His enemies, accomplish His purpose for history, and thereby demonstrate who He is as the sovereign God of the universe.
This time of God’s special intervention known primarily as The Day of the Lord has been referred to by other terms in scripture, such as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble (Jer. 30:7); His Strange Work/Act (Isa. 28:21); the Day of Israel’s Calamity (Deut. 32:35); the Indignation (Isa. 26:20; Dan. 11:36); the Overflowing Scourge (Isa. 28:15, 18); the Day of Vengeance (Isa. 34:8; 35:4; 61:2); the Day of Wrath/Distress/Wasteness/Desolation (Zeph. 1:15); the Day of Darkness/Thick Darkness/Gloominess (Zeph. 1:15, Joel 2:2); the Day of Trumpet and Alarm (Zeph. 1:16); the hour of trial (Rev. 3:10); the Wrath to Come (1 Thess. 1:10); the Wrath (1 Thess. 5:9), and the Hour of His Judgment (Rev. 14:7). In some instances, the Day of the Lord, due to its unique nature and importance, has been referred to as simply “that day” (Isa. 2:11, 17; 2:20; 4:2; Joel 3:18; Mark 13:32; Luke 21:34; 2 Tim. 1:12, 18; 4:8), and Day of the Lord in the major prophets.
The Coming Epiphany.com The Coming Epiphany Chapter 1.
The Day of the Lord will involve Nibiru during the Trumpet and Bowl Judgments which may begin on September 23, 2015 and run until October 1st, 2017. During this timeframe, 90% of humanity will die but the globe will NOT end. The globe goes on for another 1000 years.
John Ascraft Jardalkal@aol.com Jesus in 2015-2017.