Malachi 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.
This was fulfilled in Luke when Jesus came suddenly to His temple.
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
They did not receive Him, though, because He (Jehovah Savior) was manifest in the flesh body of a twelve year old boy. His parents found Him in His temple.
Luke 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
Luke 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
Luke 2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
(This same Jesus that later revealed that when you had seen Him, you had seen God the Father)
Luke 2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
He was Mary's child in the flesh, but He was their God and creator.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Notice carefully that Mal 3:1 above spoke of John the Baptist preparing the way before the God of Heaven when He would come suddenly to His temple.
John 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Jesus came before John the Baptist as the Great "I AM".
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
It was God Himself in the form of a twelve year old boy who came suddenly to His temple. It was not "person #2" of some man made trinity.
I Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Oneness Christianity, the true belief that Jesus really is God!!
Rev. Steve Winter
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