The Sun Of Righteousness
By David J. Stewart | May 2014
Malachi 4:2, “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.”
I love the beautiful phrase “SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” in Malachi 4:2. God has put some awesome nuggets of truth in the Bible for us to relish and find fascinating, to captivate our hearts and minds, and to make the Bible even more precious than it already is (and ought to be to you if you are a born-again Christian).
The sun in our solar system is connected with all living things. Without our sun's energy [visible light spectrum, heat (infrared rays), and radiation (alpha, beta and gamma rays), et cetera], the earth's atmosphere would within 30 minutes turn into liquid nitrogen, oxygen and other trace gases; and then after about an hour the earth's atmosphere would freeze SOLID. All life on earth would cease to exist, even bacteria. At -319 F degrees air boils (turns into a gaseous state). This is what we breath. At -355 F degrees (that's minus 355 degrees Fahrenheit), air freezes into a solid.
I've read numerous articles online by nuts who say the earth would retain it's heat for a very long time, and we could still live, without the sun. They are very WRONG! Even though the earth produces some of its own heat from the effects of rotation, without the sun's massive amount of energy the earth would freeze like Pluto almost immediately. Our atmosphere would drop to absolute zero in a short amount of time, which is -459.6 F (minus 459.6 degrees Fahrenheit). THAT'S 459.6 degrees BELOW ZERO!!!
Here are some fascinating facts about God's earth that you probably didn't know about. God is awesome, wonderful and greatly to be praised!!!
How does Evolution explain the molten core of the earth? Why doesn't the moon have a molten core? The planet Jupiter also has a molten core.
The Earth's core is heated by gravitational accretion (20%) and the decay of radioactive isotopes (80%). Scientists estimate the earth's core temp at 7,000 to 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Click on the preceding links and look at the complex rocket science behind the earth's core. Can anyone honestly claim that the universe came from a Big Bang?
NASA Study Goes to Earth's Core for Climate Insights
Also, the sun does more than just heat the earth, it also keeps the earth in orbit (and God keeps it all working). Evolution COULDN'T put a solar system in orbit. NASA is supposed to have some of the smartest scientists in the world, but from what I've read they are some of the dumbest people around. NASA claims that two planetary bodies smashed into each other (read the link I just gave you about the dumbest people), and that's where the earth and moon came from. Folks, this is deemed official science. People receive the highest honors possible for this garbage. Take a look at all the awesome vegetables in the produce section the next time you go to a supermarket.
Can you honestly tell me with a straight face that two planetary rocks crashing into each other somehow evolved into two rounded spheres, produced abundant oceans with life and freshwater rivers, majestic mountains and fertile valleys, produced all living creatures, the soul of mankind, plant life, food and the incredible magnificence of our earth and moon? If you believe all this came from a chaotic collision, then you are indeed blinded by Satan. Will you also reject the grace of God concerning salvation and go to burn in Hell forever? The choice is YOURS alone to make.
The “SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” in Malachi 4:2 has been suggested to represent many things, but the only Biblical conclusion possible is indeed the Lord Jesus Christ within the context of the passage. Malachi is prophesying concerning the dreadful 7-year Tribulation period which is yet to come on God's timetable. By the way, God created time as a means of showing mankind what He intends to do next on His prophetic calendar. God is a good God, even showing us His plans. Could God be any more merciful top humanity? No way my friend! No way!
God has provided salvation in His only begotten Son, Jesus, the Christ. It's all for free. Christ died on the cross for our sins. He was buried. And then the Lord was resurrected from the dead three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Our bodily risen Christ ascended into Heaven and paid the price of our sins with His precious blood, and the place was the Mercy Seat in the heavenly Holy Place (Hebrews 9:12) where Jesus SPRINKLED His liquid blood (Hebrews 12:24) in the presence of God the Father on our behalf (Hebrews 9:24) to redeem us from our sins (Romans 5:9; 1st Peter 1:18-19). Here's a wonderful printed sermon by Pastor Charles H. Spurgeon titled, THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
If the sun disappeared, our earth would spin out of orbit, crash and burn.
The sun is a trinity (Rom.1:20):
• Light rays- you can see but not feel (the Son)
• Heat rays- you can feel but not see (the Holy Spirit)
• Actinic rays- you can’t see or feel (the Father)
Malachi 4:1-6, “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 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. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”
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