By: Darrelyn L. TuttThe prophet Malachi delivers a wondrous, thunderous message of judgment and hope to God's people, but void of personal information regarding himself.His name mean's "Messenger" and truly, this is who Malachi is.His identify is solidly sealed in his proclamation of the coming Messiah and resonates with anticipation, purpose, and glory.Truly, no greater identification "wraps" a man than the one found in Him.Malachi speaks to the first and second coming of Christ, and wraps up the host of Christmas characters, with an anticipation few prophets rival."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."Malachi 4:2-------Read with earnest enlightenment the "Light" which casts itself splendidly into our world through the Messiah, and lights up our world:"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you."Isaiah 60:1"He dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth."2 Samuel 23:4"His brightness was like the light; rays flashed from His hand; and there He veiled His power."Habakkuk 3:4"Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise (dayspring) shall visit us from on high, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."Luke 1:78-79------- From Old to New, God makes all things new, and breathes love, hope, and light into our world through the "Dayspring" from on high.It is God's divine right, privilege, and course to alter our lives, and change the course of our lives in relation and submission to Him.In "Light" of His light we see light and subject ourselves to the only "being" who can transpose our darkness into light and retrieve us adaquately for His glory, our good, and an eternity with Him.In Malachi, we take upon ourselves the identity of "Messenger," and bring Christ's light into a lost and dying world.Hallelujah for an earthly identity radiating with eternal glory.-------STUDY FOR GROWTH1) Read the book of Malachi and record insights that point to the first and second coming of Christ.2) Read through the Christmas story in Luke and reflect, once again, on the variety of individuals referenced in the geneology. Assert the value of this.3) Consider your identity in Christ and the role cast upon you as "Messenger."What does this "do" for your personhood?
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