When you read the Bible, you naturally think of God’s promise to send the Messiah into the world. The Jews of Malachi’s day looked forward to that time also. They believed that when the Messiah arrived He would establish His Kingdom on Earth.
Malachi uses, five times, the small phrase, “the day” to address the first AND second comings of Jesus. In the Hebrew language the verb “bā” is translated “coming,” and is an active verb. What the prophet writes indicates that the Lord has set the coming of “the day” in motion.
The interpretation of “the day” is a successive fulfillment - which means that since He came the first time (in Bethlehem), He will come a second time (in the clouds). These two climatic events are dynamically connected.
That thought will be the basis of our study for this Sunday. For the believer, who is expecting Jesus to come again, the best is yet to come.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we study these important verses from the Book of Malachi.
You are truly loved in the Lord,