Malachi 4

 Only a small remnant of Jews continued their obedience by being baptized by the baptism to separate the chaff from the wheat: the baptism of Spirit and Fire is the winnowing process whereby they would be overcome by WIND and separated to be burned up. The wheat would be those who accepted water baptism as the instrumental means Christ prophesied and Jesus commanded for requesting A holy spirit or A good conscience.  Throughout the Bible musical instruments have been the way to subdue or make people unable to respond to Jesus and His Word: you simply cannot do both at the same time.  Those who use their own AIDS simply do not believe that the Word by the Prophets and Apostles can accomplish THEIR will to take captive people in mega church institutes. Jesus invites the small groups to come rest and "learn of Me."

See Malachi 3
Ken Cukrowski, Mark Hamilton God's Holy Fire
The Fire That Consumes The Fire starter or Musical Minister(ess) for Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon: "Hell" was just outside of Jerusalem: maybe coming to a church near you.
Mark 9 the Worm that Dieth Not. What if it turns out that this identifies the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites or maggots who live off those already spiritually dead because of being shut out of the kingdom by all of the performing arts intending to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter. Believe it: all sacrificial musicians were callled "parasites" and the heretic was the priest who "lifted them up to cut their throats" made dumb before the slaughter.

Malachi 4:1 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.

cămīnus A furnace, incesssant labor, ov Vulcan, C. Prov.: “oleum addere camino,to pour oil upon the fire, to aggravate an evil, Hor. S. 2, 3, 321.
ignis , Charis A. (Mostly poet.) The fire or glow of passion, in a good or bad sense; of anger, rage, fury: “exarsere ignes animo,Verg. A. 2, 575: “saevos irarum concipit ignes,Val. Fl. 1, 748
quae simul aethereos animo conceperat ignes, ore dabat pleno carmina vera dei,”  (Dido) caeco carpitur igni,the secret fire of love, Verg. A. 4, 2
carmen  1. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental sc. Apollinem [Apollo, Abaddon] concordant carmina nervis, barbaricum
II.  Trop., of the mind, to inflame, kindle, rouse, excite: I. [select] Trop., of the mind, to inflame, kindle, rouse, excite: “contionibus et legibus invidiam senatus,Cic. Verr. 1, 1:
inflammari cupiditate honorum, glory, fame
cŭpĭdĭtas , II. In a bad sense, a passionate desire, lust, passion, cupidity.
(a). With gen.: “pecuniae,Caes. B. G. 6, 22; Quint. 7, 2, 30 al.: booty, spoil, gain, profit
To take property praeda cervi luporum praeda rapacium,Hor. C. 4, 4, 50
praeda canum lepus est,
        Canis Dog
2. As the regular designation of the hangers-on or parasites of an eminent or rich Roman;
        a follower
, dog, creature: “D. A Cynic philosopher: “Diogenes cum choro canum suorum,” 
Contĭo discourse, oration before a public assembly :B. A place for speaking, a tribune, rostrum; mostly in the phrases in contionem ascendere or escendere:

contionibus et
    By assemblies a sacerdote publico per praeconem convocat contĭo  advocat contionem,
    habet orationem talem consul,
    II. Meton., a discourse, oration before a public assembly: quā in oratione,

Ad-vŏco , C. Esp., in eccl. Lat., of Christ as our intercessor, advocate: “advocatum habemus apud Patrem, Jesum Christum,Vulg. 1 Joan. 2, 1.—
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.
Malachi 4:3 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.

God signals the demise of a people when the wind, string and percussion instruments sound. In effect He sends them lying wonders so that they are consumed with the breath (spirit) of their own mouth.
Calco I. to tread something or upon something, to tread under foot. {wine press} tread grapes
B.To tread down, to oppress, trample upon (the figure is taken from a victorious warrior who tramples upon his prostrate opponents):  Tread on vipers

2. To scorn, contemn, spurn, despise, abuse: “insultetque rogis, calcet et ossa mea,Prop. 2, 8, 20: “aliquid quasi fastidiendo calcare,Quint. 5, 13, 22: “calcatum foedus,Stat. Th. 3, 208.—
Lībertas B. Political freedom, liberty, or independence of a people not under monarchical rule, or not subject to another people (opp. servitus and dominatus): D. Freedom of speech or thought, frankness, boldness, candor

Quint. Inst. 5 13.22 On the other hand there are certain arguments which at times may best be treated with contempt, as being trivial or irrelevant. This course is frequently pursued by Cicero, indeed this affectation of indifference is sometimes carried so far that we trample disdainfully under foot arguments which we should never succeed in refuting by counter-argument.

Clango , no I. perf., ĕre, 3, v. n. kindred with crocio, glocio; cf. clamo and klazō, to clang, to sound, resound (rare; only in ante-class. and post-Aug. poets): crepitu clangente, Att. ap. Non. p. 463, 16: “horrida clangunt signa tubae,Stat. Th. 4, 342; cf.: “luctificum clangente tubā,Val. Fl. 3, 349:   Luctĭfĭcus I. causing sorrow or lamentation, doleful, woful, baleful:

A horror or anxiety producing word
Luctĭfĭcus, causing sorrow or lamentation, doleful, woful, baleful: “ Clādes, a breaking, beating, dashing to pieces; hence,  A. Of persons who bring destruction, etc., a destroyer, scourge, pest:

A warfare word

, 3. of things, as of arrows in the quiver, clash, rattle, “eklagxan d ar' oistoiIl.1.46; of the wind, whistle of the startling, musician,

Is connected to an instrumental word
kithara klazeis paianas melpōnE.Ion905 (lyr.); of Pan on his pipes, h.Pan.14; klazeis melisma luras (of the tettix) AP7.196 (Mel.).

Always intending to induce shock and awe (lying wonders)
,“horridiora verba,id. Brut. 17, 68: “sermo,Quint. 9, 4, 3: “ita de horridis rebus nitida est oratio tua,
2. With the predominating idea of an effect produced, causing tremor or horror, terrible, frightful, horrid 
Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant,
        which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel,
        with the statutes and judgments.

2Corinthians 3:12  Seeing then that we have such hope,
        we use great plainness of speech:
2Corinthians 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face,
        that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
2Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
        for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away
        in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
2Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
2Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
        are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted,
        that your sins may be blotted out,
        when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Acts 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things,
        which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers,
        A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren,
        like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel,
        A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren,
        like unto me; him shall ye hear.
God gave Israel The Book of The Covenant of Grace. They rose up against God in musical idolatry and God gave them The Book of The Law and sentenced them to be sent beyond Babylon. Paul in Romans 10 and 1 Corinthians 10 warned about the idolatry or demon worship at Mount Sinai.  God blinded them until the time of Messiah.

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
        before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version Christ named speakers, singers and instrument players. They took away the key to knowledge and composed their own material so they could eat up the living of widows.  Revelation prophesied that this would be the end time pattern (Rev 17-18)
A. per-tĭmesco . v. inch. a. and n., to become very much frightened, to be greatly afraid of any thing, to fear greatly
Cic. Ver. 2.4.[78] If at the time you, by reason of your covetousness and audacity, did not, while in command, fear these religious feelings of the population, do you not fear them now, at a time of such peril to yourself and to your children? What man, against the will of the immortal gods, or what god, when you so trample on all the religious reverence due to them, do you think will come to your assistance? Has that Diana inspired you, while in quiet and at leisure, with no religious awe;
B.  spectācŭlum
II. In partic.
A. Lit., in the theatre, circus, etc., a public sight or show, a stageplay, spectacle (cf.: “munus, ludi, fabula): spectacula sunt tributim data,Cic. Mur. 34, 72: “apparatissimum,id. Phil. 1, 15, 36:
Fābŭla II. In partic. (freq. and class.), a fictitious narrative, a tale, story (syn.: apologus, narratio) (sermons) cum inter fabulas privatas sermo
B. Of particular kinds of poetry.
1. Most freq., a dramatic poem, drama, play (syn.: “ludus, cantus, actio, etc.): in full, fabula scaenica,Amm. 28, 1, 4; “or, theatralis,id. 14, 6, 20: “fabula ad actum scenarum composita,Quint. 5, 10, 9; cf. id. 11, 3, 73 sq.:
B. Transf., the place whence plays are witnessed, the seats of the spectators, seats, places in the theatre, the amphitheatre: “spectacula ruunt,Plaut. Curc. 5, 2, 47: “ex omnibus spectaculis plausus est excitatus,Cic. Sest. 58, 124: “resonant spectacula plausu,Ov. M. 10, 668: “
C. A wonder, miracle: spectacula septem, the seven wonders of the world: “in septem spectaculis nominari,Vitr. 2, 8, 11: “numerari inter septem omnium terrarum spectacula,Gell. 10, 18, 4.
Orno  B. Trop., to adorn, decorate, set off; to commend, praise, extol; to honor, show honor to, distinguish: “ ˆ
In partic., to ornament, adorn, embellish, deck, set off hederā poëtam,
A. Fitted out, furnished, provided with necessaries, equipped, accoutred, splendidly furnished
C. Sonitus,id. ib. 99, 2:
Sŏno , I. Neutr., to make a noise, to sound, resound: aes sonit, the trumpet sounds, Plectrum (outlawed in psallo)  tympana, * cano  Prop. 4 (5), 9, 13.Pythius in longā carmina veste sonat,sings, pours forth, accompanies on the lyre, id. 2, 31 (3, 29), 16; cf.: “sonante mixtum tibiis carmen lyra,” carmina nostra sonabunt, shall sing of, i. e. shall celebrate, praise, extol,
Sal. Jug. 99 Marius, accordingly, deriving much confidence from the imprudence of the enemy, ordered the strictest possible silence to be kept, not allowing even the trumpets, as was usual, to be sounded when the watches were changed ; and then, when day approached, and the enemy were fatigued and just sinking to sleep, he ordered the sentinels, with the trumpeters of the auxiliary cohorts, cavalry, and legions, to sound all their instruments at once, and the soldiers, at the same time, to raise a shout, and sally forth from the camp upon the enemy.

The Moors and Getulians, suddenly roused by the strange and terrible noise,
        could neither flee, nor take up arms, could neither act, nor provide for their security,
        so completely had fear, like a stupor, [vēcordia]
        from the uproar and shouting,
        the absence of support, the charge of our troops,
        and the tumult and alarm, seized upon them all.
Mars (stella) rutilus horribilisque terris,id. Rep. 6, 17: “illud vero fuit horribile
Stella , “jam stellarum sublime coëgerat agmen Lucifer,Ov. M. 11, 97: usque ad diurnam stellam, Lucifer, i. e. till daybreak, Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 64.— sometimes for sidus, a constellation: “Saturni,Verg. G. 1, 336:
Ov. Met. 11.97 But Bacchus was not so content: he quyght forsooke their land: The Thracian Orphye and the preest Eumolphus comming from The towne of Athens erst had taught the Orgies. When he knew His fellowe and companion of the selfesame badge and crew,  Uppon the comming of this guest, he kept a feast the space Of twyce fyve dayes and twyce fyve nyghts togither in that place. And now th'eleventh tyme Lucifer had mustred in the sky The heavenly host,
Orgi-azō ,
A. celebrate orgia, E.Ba.415 (lyr.), etc.: c. acc., “o. teletēnPl.Phdr.250c; “hieraId.Lg.910c; thusias, pompas,khoreiasPlu.Num.8: c. dat., pay ritual service to a god or goddess,tautēStr.10.3.12:—so in Med., orgiazesthai daimosi, and in Pass., of the sacred places, have service done in them, both in Pl.Lg.717b.
II. c. acc., honour or worship with orgia, tautēn v.l. in Str. l.c. ; “tous megalous theousD.H.1.69, cf. Plu.Cic.19.
Paul said that you have to SACRIFICE this before you can worship spiritually or rationally. See Romans 15.

Orgi-a , iōn, ta, (Paul's WITHOUT WRATH)
A. secret rites, secret worship, practised by the initiated, a post-Hom. word ; used of the worship of Demeter at Eleusis, h.Cer.273,476. Ar.Ra.386, Th.948 ; of the rites of the Cabeiri and Demeter Achaia, Hdt.2.51,5.61; of Orpheus, Id.2.81; of Eumolpus, App.Anth.1.318 ; of Cybele, E.Ba.78 (lyr.): most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, Hdt.2.81, E.Ba.34, al., Theoc.26.13.
II. generally, rites, sacrifices, SIG57.4 (Milet., v B. C.), A.Th.179 (lyr.), S.Tr.765, Ant.1013 ; orgia MousōnAr.Ra.356.
Aristoph. Frogs 354 chorus
Let him be mute and stand aside from our sacred dances who has no experience of mystical language, or has not cleansed his mind Who never has seen and never has danced in the rites of the noble Muses Nor ever has been inducted into the Bacchic mysteries of beef-eating Cratinus Or who takes delight in foolish words when doing this is ill-timed,

This means inducted into the gay brotherhood!
Lucifer or Venus and Saturn were planets, but because they wandered, they were thought to be gods and thus were worshipped. The Jews at Mount Sinai and in Canaan were abandoned to worship the starry host. As a result their worship was consistent with the other goyim or nationa around them.
Malachi 4:6 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.

Malachi 4.[6] et convertet cor patrum ad filios et cor filiorum ad patres eorum ne forte veniam et percutiam terram anathemate

The Root Meaning
Per-cŭtĭo , I. (With the notion of the per predominating.) To strike through and through, to thrust or pierce through (syn.: percello, transfigo).

The Root Meaning
b. To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): “lyram,Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100.—

Terra B. Personified, Terra, the Earth, as a goddess; “usu. called Tellus, Magna Mater, Ceres, Cybele, etc.

Gal. 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven,
        preach any other gospel unto you than
        that which we have preached unto you,
        let him be accursed.

331. anathema, an-ath´-em-ah; from 394; a (religious) ban or (concretely) excommunicated (thing or person): — accused, anathema, curse, x great.
1 Cor 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

The Levites cursed by Jacob were abandoned to carry out the work of the "lord" in the worship of the starry host for a nation sentenced to be returned to "beyond Babylon." They were dedicated to the Lord and "had no inheritance in Israel."

-Anathêma , /, (anatithēmi) A. that which is set up: hence, like agalma, votive offering set up in a temple, Hdt.1.14,92, S.Ant.286, etc.; “a. ek leitourgiōnLys.26.4. 2. used by Hom. only in first sense of agalma, delight, ornament,molpē t' orkhēstus te: ta gar t' anathēmata daitosOd.1.152, cf. 21.430, IG14.1390; tois tekousin anathēma biotou, of children, E.Fr.518, cf. Pl.Hp.Mi.364b; to help deserving poverty is “basilikou ploutou a. kai kataskeuasma lamprotatonD.H.19.14.

When you engage in pleasing the crowd, delighting them with sight and sound, you are MARKED by God as declared Anathema

-Agalma , atos, to/, acc. to Hsch. pan eph' tis agalletai,
A. glory, delight, honour, Il.4.144, etc.; kephalaisin andrōn agalmata (sc. lophoi) Alc.15; khōras a., of an ode, Pi.N.3.13, cf. 8.16;
ALL religious music has been by people terrorized that -- like David -- they needed to appease or find their lost gods.

Pind. N. 3 Queenly Muse, our mother! I entreat you, come in the sacred month of Nemea to the much-visited Dorian island of Aegina. For beside the waters of the Asopus young men are waiting, craftsmen of honey-voiced [5] victory-songs, seeking your voice. Various deeds thirst for various things; but victory in the games loves song most of all, the most auspicious attendant of garlands and of excellence. Send an abundance of it, from my wisdom; [10] begin, divine daughter, an acceptable hymn to the ruler of the cloud-filled sky, and I will communicate it by the voices of those singers and by the lyre. The hymn will have a pleasant toil, to be the glory of the land where the ancient Myrmidons lived, whose marketplace, famous long ago,

Pind. N. 8 As a suppliant I cling to the sacred knees of Aeacus, on behalf of his dear city and these citizens, bringing [15] a Lydian crown embroidered with song, glory from Nemea in the double foot race for Deinias and his father Megas. For prosperity that is planted with a god's blessing is more abiding for men; such prosperity as once loaded Cinyras with wealth in sea-washed Cyprus. I stand with feet lightly poised, catching my breath before I speak
2. pleasing gift, esp. for the gods, “a. theōnOd.8.509, of a bull adorned for sacrifice, ib.3.438; of a tripod, Hdt.5.60, al.; generally, = anathēma, IG1.37312a, etc.; “Kharēs eimi . . a. tou Apollōnos(Apollo, Abadddon)    (Miletus); “anthēken a.Simon.155; so, Hekatēs a . . . kuōn, (dog, catamite) because sacred to her, E.Fr.968, = Ar.Fr.594a; a. Aida, of a tombstone, Pi.N.10.67.

Psallo is NEVER used of musical or tuneful melody.
-Molp-ē , h(, (melpō)
A. dance or rhythmic movement with song, Od. 6.101, Il.18.606.
2. more freq. song, 1.472; “molpēs te glukerēs kai amumonos orkhēthmoio13.637; “molpē t' orkhēstus teOd.1.152, cf. Hes.Th.69, Sapph.Supp.25.5, Pi.O.10.84,6.97 (pl.), A.Ag.106 (lyr.), etc.: Com. in lyr., “molpa klagga Mnesim.4.57 (anap.): metaph., ou m. suriggos ekhōn the note, S.Ph.212 (lyr.): also in late Prose, as Luc.Salt.23.
Melpō , Il.1.474sing to the lyre or harp, “meta de sphin emelpeto theios aoidos, phormizōnOd.4.17, cf. 13.27; “melpeo kai kitharizeh.Merc. 476; Melpomenos, epith. of Dionysus at Athens, Paus.1.2.5;
Proving that the Israelites were engaged in this form of worship very early.

Maury supposes the origin of the Mysteries of Bacchus and Demeter comparatively modern : (the sixth century before Christ).— Maury, II. 316, 319. The name of Abal, Bol, Baal, Bpul, Apollo, was much older than Dionysus, and certainly was ancient among the Hebrew -Phoenicians and Babylonians.

It is clear that Judaism turned its back upon the Baal or Adonis (Bacchus) worship with its groves, mysteries and festivals.

— Kings and Chronicles passim; Spirit-Hist., 222 ; Wisdom of Solomon, xiv. 23, Greek copy. The Old Testament particularly denounces " Baal (Adonis) 1 and the groves " !—Judges, iii. 7 ; vi. 28, 25.

1 1 Kings, xiv. 15, 23; xv. 13; xvi. 33; 2 Kings, xiii. 6; xvii. 16, they made two little bulls and a grove, and worshipped the Stars, and Bol (Baal) ; xxi. 3, 1, 5 ; xxiii. 6.

Movers, 171. Baal had his prophets, priests, and his solemn assembly or feast, like Adonis. —2 Kings, x. 19, 20. INTRODUCTION. Xlll The dark-colored ivy and the untrodden geove of God with its myriad fruits, sunleas, and without wind in all storms : where always the frenzied Dionysus dwells ! — Sophocles, Oidip. Eol., 675.

Soph. OC 668 Chorus
Stranger, in this land of fine horses you have come to earth's fairest home, the shining Colonus. [670] Here the nightingale, a constant guest, trills her clear note under the trees of green glades, dwelling amid the wine-dark ivy [675] and the god's inviolate foliage, rich in berries and fruit, unvisited by sun, unvexed by the wind of any storm. Here the reveller Dionysus ever walks the ground, [680] companion of the nymphs that nursed him.
Soph. OC 681 Chorus

And, fed on heavenly dew, the narcissus blooms day by day with its fair clusters; it is the ancient crown of the Great Goddesses. [685] And the crocus blooms with a golden gleam. Nor do the ever-flowing springs diminish, from which the waters of Cephisus wander, and each day with pure [690] current it moves over the plains of the land's swelling bosom, bringing fertility. Nor have the dancing Muses shunned this place, nor Aphrodite of the golden rein.

Adonis is Dionusos ! "The grove of the Golden Aphrodite." — Justin, ad Graecos, p. 27.

in Revelation is Abaddon or Apollyon and the muses are the Locusts in John's coded message.

-Hom. Od. 1.125 Heralds poured water over their hands, and maid-servants heaped by them bread in baskets, and youths filled the bowls brim full of drink; and they put forth their hands to the good cheer lying ready before them. [150] Now after the wooers had put from them the desire of food and drink,
        heir hearts turned to other things, to song and to dance; for these things are the crown of a feast. And a herald put the beautiful lyre in the hands of Phemius, who sang perforce among the wooers; [155] and he struck the chords in prelude to his sweet lay. But Telemachus spoke to flashing-eyed Athena, holding his head close, that the others might not hear: “Dear stranger, wilt thou be wroth with me for the word that I shall say? These men care for things like these, the lyre and song, [160] full easily, seeing that without atonement they devour the livelihood of another, of a man whose white bones, it may be, rot in the rain as they lie upon the mainland, or the wave rolls them in the sea. 

-Hom. Od. 21.401
A Levite musician who entered into a holy place would be sacrificed: modern musicians claim that they are dedicated to the Lord. There are several Biblical examples which prove that they will be cast alive into the lake of fire.
3. of a slave in a temple, a. poleōs devoted to this service by the city, E.Ion310.—Cf. anathema.

Any object so sacrificed or devoted to the Lord could not be redeemed (Num. 18:14; Lev. 27:28, 29); and hence the idea of exterminating was connected with the word. The Hebrew verb (haram) is frequently used of the extermination of idolatrous nations. It had a wide range of application. The anathema or herem was a person or thing irrevocably devoted to God (Lev. 27:21, 28); and "none devoted shall be ransomed. He shall surely be put to death" (27:29). The Hebrew word therefore carried the idea of devoted to destruction (Num. 21:2, 3; Josh. 6:17); and hence a majority of scholars have treated the word anathema similarly, generally as meaning a thing accursed. For example, in Deut. 7:26 an idol is called a herem = anathema, understood to mean a thing accursed.
Christ defines this clearly in Isaiah 33.

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