Monday, March 3, 2008

Zec 13:4And it shall come to pass in that day,
[that] the prophets shall be ashamed
every one of his vision, when he hath
prophesied; neither shall they wear
a rough garment to deceive:

Here is the awakening. Here is the curtain
opened and the truth revealed. This is an
imperative for us to hang on to and learn
from, that we can wake up from our
delusions and false idols, even those we
hold dear and believe honor God.

The last image of the rough garment
is a depiction of Elijah, arguably
Israel's most honored prophet. In
fact, the Old Testament concludes
with the revelation that Elijah will
return to reveal the Messiah.

The word "vision" is hizzayown,
a word derived from "to see" but
usually more specific to divine dreams,
and pure revelation:

hizzayown (Strong's H2384)
Hebrew for H2384




2Ki 1:8 And they answered him, [He was] an hairy 08181 man
, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said ,
It [is] Elijah the Tishbite .

More specifically, the Prophet in the "hairy garment"
is John the Baptist:

Mat 3:1In those days came John the Baptist,
preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

Mat 3:2
And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand.

Mat 3:3
For this is he that was spoken
of by the prophet Esaias, saying,
The voice of one crying in the
wilderness, Prepare ye the way
of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mat 3:4
And the same John had his raiment
of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle
about his loins; and his meat was
locusts and wild honey.

The last book in the canon of the Old Testament
chronologically is Malachi. In the last chapter
of the last book is the prophecy of Elijah's return
and the advent of the Son of God, the Messiah,
Jesus Christ.

Elijah never died, but, was translated into heaven,
via the "CHARIOT OF HEAVEN." He was taken
up. In the same context, this extraterrestrial event
occurs in reverse in this prophecy regarding latter
day Israel, when the city of God appears.

It's advantageous to regard the last chapter of
Malachi to review the prophecy of Elijah, the
Prophet (John the Baptist) and Christ, the
Messiah, Son of the Living God:

Mal 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.

Mal 3:2 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:

Mal 3:3 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.

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.

Mal 3:5 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.

Mal 3:6 For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore
ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Mal 3:7 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?

Mal 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed
me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed
thee? In tithes and offerings.

Mal 3:9 Ye [are] cursed with a curse: for ye have
robbed me, [even] this whole nation.

Mal 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].

Mal 3:11 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.

Mal 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed:
for ye shall be a delightsome land,
saith the LORD of hosts.

Mal 3:13 Your words have been stout against me,
saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have
we spoken [so much] against thee?

Mal 3:14 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?

Mal 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea,
they that work wickedness are set up;
yea, [they that] tempt God are even

Mal 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake
often one to another: and the LORD
hearkened, and heard [it], and a book
of remembrance was written before him
for them that feared the LORD, and that
thought upon his name.

Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD
of 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.

Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between
the righteous and the wicked, between him
that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

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