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The Prophet Mika/ Malachi

Mika is the last one among the minor twelve prophets. His name means “God’s angel”. In his prophesy he blamed the Jewish people for being ungrateful and unfaithful to God, and rebuked the rich people because of their lack of mercy toward the poor. He warned those unfaithful people of some heavenly punishment. The abolition of the Old Testament sacrifices and the establishment of a New Testament Sacrifice, which is the Eucharist, is the main theme in Mika’s book. He also announced the incarnation of the World (3:1) said “Look, I shall send my messenger to clear a way before me. And suddenly the Lord whom you seek will come to his Temple; yes, the angel of the covenant, for whom you long, is on his way, says Yahweh Sabaoth”. Malachi died young around 415-430 B.C. May his prayer be with us. Amen.