Malachi Chapter 3 – Chronological

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Malachi 3

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.

For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

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?

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?

14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts?

15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lordhearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lordof hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

41 thoughts on “Malachi Chapter 3 – Chronological

  1. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

    Hallelujah!
    Thank You JESUS!

  2. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
    Malachi 3:10 NLT
    Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”
    Malachi 3:18 NLT
    We see time and time again God challenging his people for opportunities just a bless them. In one verse he goes from calling him out or cheating him by not being obedient to the tide and then challenges them just so he can open up the heavens. He also creates opportunities everywhere for his people to discern between those that are righteous and those that are wicked. God has opportunities everywhere every day, is just a matter of if we are seeing them if we are using them to glorify his name

  3. 1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

    The Jews nolonger took the covenant seriously. They violated the sabbath, intermarried with pagons, and ignored tithing. The Lord does not change, He will send John the Baptist to call for repentance, Jesus will cleanse the temple.

  4. Malachi 3:7-11 (AMP)
    7) Yet from the days of your fathers you have turned away from My statutes and ordinances (laws, commands, rules, etc…) and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I wll return to you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, How shall we return?
    8) Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, In what way have we robbed You? In tithes and offerings (you have withheld).
    9) You are cursed with curse, for you are robbing Me, this whole nation!
    10) Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you (SO GREAT) a blessing until there is no room to receive it.
    11) Then I will rebuke the devourer (insects, plague) for your sake and he will not destroy the fruits of the ground, nor will your vine in the field drop its grapes (before harvest), says the LORD of hosts.

    WOW! Do we realize that when we Turn Away from God’s statutes and ordinances – His laws, His commands, His rules, His Word – and Disobey Him, and we Rob God by not paying our Tithes that we are causing a curse on our lives and causing the Blessings of God to stop flowing in our lives??

    The Time is NOW for REVIVAL.
    To REPENT – Turn Back To God, and He Will Return To Us.
    Obey His Word and Pay Your Tithes (give to Him – the 10% – that rightfully belongs to Him).
    He will pour out GREATER Blessings.
    He will Destroy the Devourer! and we will bring in the HARVEST!

  5. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
    Malachi 3:10 NLT

    https://bible.com/bible/116/mal.3.10.NLT
    I cannot speak enough on the paradox of giving. It takes faith and trust to give any amount of our income to God. We may feel like that takes food off of our table or away from bills that need to be paid.
    This is where the trust comes in. And the obedience. God is supernatural in all that He does. When we go e it opens up a spiritual faucet for blessings to come out. Hallelujah?

  6. “and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”
    ‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    It’s when you go through the fire that impurities will fall off. It is during times like these that your worship unto the LORD is costly.

    Let us not offer the LORD some surfaced lip service. But come let us worship Him in spirit and in truth.

    “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; But their heart is far from me.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  7. The Living Bible
    vs: 6-7
    For I am the Lord I do not change. That is why you are not already destroyed ( for my mercy endures forever)
    Though you have scorned my laws from earliest times, yet you may still return to me, says the Lord of Hosts. Come and I will forgive you. But you say, we have never gone away.

    The reaction of the people should be understood as feigned shock: what do you mean, return? Who left? This despite the evidence of the sins identifies, and the fact that little attention is given to the responsibility of paying tithes to support those who lead in worship at the Temple.

  8. 10 NKJV “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.”
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    ‭‭When you willingly give your tithes to GOD, you will see His blessings pour into your life. You can’t out give GOD.

    ‭‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:9-10‬ ‭NKJV “Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.”

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  9. 17. “They will be my people,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “On the day when I act in judgment, they will be my own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient child.

    18. Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.” NLT

    God created galaxies of planets and stars, and a city of gold, pearls, and jewels…but calls those who serve Him His treasure!
    Don’t listen to the lies – serve God and let Him show you how much He loves you!

  10. In the CEV version verses 16-18 are captioned “Faithfulness Is Rewarded” All those who truly respected the Lord and honored his name started discussing these things, and when God saw what was happening, he had their names[e] written as a reminder in his book. Then the Lord All-Powerful said: You people are precious to me, and when I come to bring justice, I will protect you, just as parents protect an obedient child. Then everyone will once again see the difference between those who obey me by doing right and those who reject me by doing wrong.” Once again this chapter speaks of being faithful/obedient in all things and not cheat. We make the choices every day with every thought, every action and step we take. We must ensure that all these are being done with a pure obedient heart to serve the Lord and not our flesh.

  11. Malachi 3: 8-9 ( amp) Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob and defraud Me. But you say,In what way do we rob ,or defraud You? You withheld your tithes and offerings.
    (9) You are cursed with the curse; for you are robbing Me, even the whole nations.
    Jesus said bring all your tithes the whole tenth of your income into to my storehouse that there may be food in it.
    If you rob God,and turn away from God he will rebuke the devourer.
    God loves a cheerful giver.
    Obey and give to the Lord,what belongs to him.
    And he will pour blessing in your life.
    What a Mighty God that we serve.

  12. 16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lordhearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
    17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lordof hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
    18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

    He knows those who love him and serve him. In his Book of Remembrance we are remembered for our good works and love one to another. We are also allowed to repent and have ungodliness erased from that memory. I’m thankful and blessed to serve the mighty God of heaven!

  13. GREATER
    FROM CURSED TO BLESSED

    9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
    10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
    11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
    12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

    For me there is no clearer message in the WORD of GOD pertainting to the Blessings of GOD than here in Malachi. Tithe and give offerings and be BLESSED or rob GOD and be cursed.

    We at the Watts house choose to GIVE fatithfully and obediently and be BLESSED. Being BLESSED does not mean that we will be rich, it does mean that we will have provision and protection. Do not confuse the meaning of BLESSED.

    Being BLESSED will include provision and resources but is not limited to money.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  14. 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

    4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

    I’m reminded of a song that we have on our list to learn this year “The Refiner”
    It takes the heat of the fire to burn out any impurities in the gold or silver for them to be pure. Likewise, it takes tests and trials in our lives to burn out the impurities that we can offer God a sacrifice of praise that is pleasing and acceptable in His site.

    If the altar is where you meet us
    Take me there, take me there
    What you need is just an offering
    It’s right here, my life is here
    And I’ll be a living sacrifice for you
    You’re a fire
    The refiner
    I wanna be consumed

    I wanna be tried by fire
    Purified
    You take whatever you desire
    Lord here’s my life

    I wanna be tried by fire
    Purifed
    You take whatever you desire
    Lord here’s my life

    If your glory wants to come in
    Let it fall, we want it all
    Lord your fire is consuming
    Fill this place, set it ablaze
    I’ll be a living sacrifice for you
    You’re a fire
    The refiner
    I wanna be consumed

    I wanna be tried by fire
    Purified
    You take whatever you desire
    Lord here’s my life
    I wanna be tried by fire
    Purifier
    You take whatever you desire
    Lord here’s my life

    Clean my hands, purify my heart
    I wanna burn for you, only for You
    Take my life as a sacrifice
    I wanna burn for you, only for You

    You’re a fire
    The refiner
    I wanna be consumed

    I wanna be tried by fire
    Purifier
    You take whatever you desire
    Lord here’s my life

  15. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
    Malachi 3:10 NLT

    Be faithful. God wants to bless His people, but He will not stand for those who rob Him. He has been so good to us, returning what belongs to Him is only a small portion of the gratitude we can show. It’s simple obedience and God will always bless those who are obedient.

  16. Malachi 3:8
    “Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me!“But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’“You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me.

    Give to God what belongs to God. Remember that the land and all its fruits were given by God. It’s our way of recognizing Him as the provider of all things. All your income came from God. So, you can think of the tithe as a way of giving back in gratitude for what we received.

    Leviticus 27:30
    “One-tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the lord and must be set apart to him as holy.

    it’s good to offer a portion of our income to God but we should not forget to offer justice, mercy, and faithfulness. These should go hand in hand. We can’t practice one while neglecting the other.

    Matthew 23:23
    “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. Offerings are more of a free will. It’s up to you how much seed you want to give. Although the more you give, the more you will receive. Think of it as the more seeds you sow, the more plants you can harvest.

    Luke 6:38
    Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

  17. I love POFW LIVE JESUS GIVE JESUS2 GREATER! The word says thieves and robbers will not enter the kingdom…..will you rob God the author and finisher of our faith?

  18. 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    “For I am the Lord, I change not…” I forget about in the midst of chaos there I do have consistency even if my situation is not stable or if my boat is shaken my God is unshaken and stable.

    People around us are inconsistent and sometimes will surprise us in their actions, even if God surprises you he didn’t change who he was but stayed the same to bless you.

    I am thankful for a stable and never changing God.

  19. 18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

    We’re either going to serve God or we’re not. When we make the decision to serve him, we must do it with all our heart. We cannot serve God half heartedly. Remove everything that is not right, so that God can show us his glory.

  20. The Kingdom of Heaven is GREATER
    Mal 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

    We want the offering to become pleasant unto the Lord as in the former years, and not only that but we want GREATER! As we are faithful to the Lord, he will bless us in return.

  21. 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?

    If we want to get close to God, we must draw close to Him.

  22. 10 bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat into my house, and prove me now herewith saith the Lord of host if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
    —-
    Hallelujah 🙌
    I believe is the only verse in the Bible in which the Lord
    Tells us to to prove him….
    👉🏼 For The Lord looks at the heart.
    Obey this verse and ye shall see..
    Hallelujah.. the Lord has been so good to me.
    In Jesus name

  23. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
    Amen

  24. Malachi 3
    18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.

    Serving God means putting Him first, obeying His commands and finding joy in the glory of His name.
    Thank you Jesus for this day.

  25. ““I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.”
    ‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    The lord is the same yesterday today and forever. He doesn’t change. We are the ones who change and make things the way we “think” they should be. We need to resubmit ourselves to him and follow what is in his word because he word won’t fail us. Doing it our way will never turn out how it was suppose to be. Follow in the footsteps of the lord not your emotions.

  26. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

    12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

    The Lord will protect your fruits.
    If we will give and do our part then He will do His part.
    The people around will say we are blessed not because of who we are but because of who He is.
    Let us never forget to do our part for His kingdom.

  27. 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    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?

    Thankful to serve a God who’s word is absolute and will never return void. Though I have strayed from the path he has predestined for me a time or two, I can always count on one thing and that is where to find Jesus. He’s always been there waiting to wrap his loving arms around me and welcome me home.

  28. 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

    As it is always mentioned in preachings, we should never rob God. Robbing God leads to curses and bad outcomes. I pray tonight that we are giving Him the amount and worth that He truly deserves!!!

  29. “Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.””
    ‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    There should always be a difference between the Church and the world. How we act, how we dress, how we talk – the standard should always accentuate the Jesus in us. There should be no guessing in whether or not we serve the One true living God.

  30. “Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “But you ask, ‘How can we return when we have never gone away?’”
    ‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    You say you’re living for God but are truly?? We can say that we live for him and praise him, but are you only saying that in church or showing this world that you will do anything for the Lord? See we cannot just say we live for God and then go act with this world, we have to be true to ourselves and to the Lord. I pray tonight that you take a minute and take a look at your heart and see where it is at.. and if it’s not where it should be following God 100% then I pray you make a decision to change that. We serve a God who forgives, and who renews and who will love us no matter what.. we make mistakes and fall into the wrong path.. but God will always be there when you’re ready to change and be fully for him.

  31. Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

    Thank you Jesus for you blessings as promised, always faithful.

    Greater Tithes and Offerings to come in Jesus Name!

  32. 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    The fact that the Lord is the unchanging One accounts for the preservation of the sins if Jacob from destruction.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  33. 18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

    Discerning between right and wrong. Read, pray and follow the path before us.

  34. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

    What have you got to loose? The Lord is asking you to prove him. There shouldn’t be any fear. This is one of the steps in faith that many struggle with. Yet this is one of the most doable ones. There us such a blessing on obeying this and all scriptures yet this one tells you straight up that there will be a blessing.

  35. 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?

    HIS FAITHFULNESS!!! HALELUJAH!!⁶⁶

  36. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

    11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

    Maybe this will sound generic maybe it wont….but i could share a little testimony.
    On my way to church in 2016 the day i got the Holy Ghost i said aunt Annie you mind pulling by this atm i got some tithes to catch up on. Well i always knew about tithes and offering it was one of the biggest things my grandpa taught us. As soon as i started paying my tithes and offering i began to see blessing pour out on my life. I Didn’t have a vehicle someone sold me a truck for 400 dollars. I didnt have a bed and someone gave me a whole bedroom suit with a brand new mattress. I didnt have a home and God gave me a home. During all of this i was thankful even in the times when i didnt have those things. Because i was thankful for the little things he blessed me with the bigger things.

  37. 2“But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes.

    Good questions, who will be able too? No one can, but I believe when we arrive into heaven will all be able to see God. We can only imagine, what heaven will be like, and what our creator looks like. But that day will soon come.

  38. 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

    9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

    “Even this whole nation”. Wow! We are doing more than robbing God of tithes and offerings when we don’t give. We are robbing Him of ourselves and our children. Look at how the Nation has robbed God. We robbed Him out of our schools, out of our Government buildings, our laws, we stopped praying in public. We as a Nation turned our backs on God by removing Him . How sad for us , for we are seeing the results of what happens when you remove God from homes. We are seeing a whole generation living as there is no God. I say we because we allowed this to happen by not teaching the word to our little ones and training them the way to go. We as Christians have a responsibilty to do what we can to bring our One Living God back into our homes and our Nation. God, please bless our Nation again, forgive us (me) for being too worldly to live by faith and to give you all the glory you deserve for what a blessed Nation we had been givin and took for granted.

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