4 “That time of judgment is coming. It will be like a hot furnace. All the proud people will be punished. All the evil people will burn like straw. At that time they will be like a bush burning in the fire, and there will not be a branch or root left.” This is what the Lord All-Powerful said.
2 “But, for my followers, goodness will shine on you like the rising sun. And it will bring healing power like the sun’s rays. You will be free and happy, like calves freed from their stalls. 3 Then you will walk on the evil people—they will be like ashes under your feet. I will make this happen at the time of judgment.” This is what the Lord All-Powerful said.
4 “Remember and obey the law of my servant Moses. I gave those laws and rules to him at Mount Horeb. They are for all the people of Israel.
5 “Look, I will send Elijah the prophet to you. He will come before that great and terrible time of judgment from the Lord. 6 Elijah will help the parents become close to their children, and he will help the children become close to their parents. This must happen, or I will come and completely destroy your country.”
Hello, Malachi 4:1–6 speaks of the Day of the Lord or the destruction of ungodly men which is explained at 2 Peter 3:5-7. Jesus Christ told his followers in detail what would happen at the time called the End of the World, Matthew chapter 24. Further information is displayed at 2 Thessalonians 2:3–12 which is considered the Second Coming of Christ. At 1 Thessalonians 5:1–3 it expresses the Day of the Lord coming as a thief in the night. All these passages express the Day of the Lord, the End of the World, or the Great Tribulation which is in reality a test endured by mankind everywhere more than one day but a period of time that has a final and decisive climax which destroys totally the wicked and ushers in a New Heavens and a New Earth, Revelation 3:10.