“Malachi’s Challenge”

Malachi is the final book in the Old Testament scriptures.  Some 400 “silent years” separate Malachi from Matthew, the first book of the New Testament.  This is a very long time without a voice for God; no prophet spoke to Israel during these years.  The heavens seemed as brass, silent without any message.  Malachi spoke and his words became the last and final words of the Old Testament prophets.