“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.” ~Malachi (Malachi 4)
It seems that when there is any reference to something holy in the Bible that is not well explained, it is assumed to be an allegorical reference to Jesus. They assume that Sun of Righteousness is just another way of saying Son of Man or Son of God. If you do a Google search for “Sun of Righteousness,” you will find that the references at the top of the list nearly all make that assumption. One example says: The One described as the “sun of righteousness” can be no other than Jesus Christ Himself.” But if you read the entire Book of Malachi you will find nothing in there that indicates that he is giving this title to a person, Jesus or anyone else. He wrote, “Sun”, not “Son” because he meant “Sun”. The sun is not a person. The Sun of Righteousness is not a person. But the sun is a living thing as everything in a living universe is living at some level.
The website called the Bible Hub starts right off by saying: “Our Lord is Himself called the Sun of Righteousness, because, in many respects, He bears the same relation to the moral universe which the sun sustains to the solar system.” Yet they do get some of it right. For example, they say that “The sun is the life of the natural world… The Sun of Righteousness is the life of the spiritual world.” We in Cosolargy can, to a large degree, agree with them on that. We can also agree that “The sun’s rays are indeed His ministering angels, sent forth to minister to all things on earth.” Not that we think the rays of the Sun of Righteousness are literally angels, but that much like the angels, those rays help us with our spiritual development.
“Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.”
Another website called God’s Knot quotes the above lines from the popular Christmas song, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and note that the writer is simply referencing a line from Malachi, but he meant that Sun of Righteousness to mean Jesus. The author of this blog post doesn’t go into any reasoning or proof that Sun of Righteousness simply means Jesus. In one version of this song on Youtube that shows the lyrics, the author has changed the line to “Son of Righteousness”. I think we should all ask ourselves, why say Sun of Righteousness when you mean Jesus? If Malachi was a real prophet, and I think he was, why didn’t he talk about the coming of a messiah rather than the Sun of Righteousness? The only sensible and logical answer is that they don’t mean the same thing, not exactly anyway.
One other website is worth noting because it varies from the majority. The one called Biblical Hermeneutics has a different interpretation. Rather than an odd reference to Jesus—which they notice is never used in the New Testament—they interpret it as being a reference to a sun god and that Malachi was saying that the Jews would be saved by this sun god. This is a lot closer to the truth, but still not correct as we see it in Cosolargy.
We in Cosolargy don’t see the Sun of Righteousness as an allegorical reference to Jesus. Nor do we see it as a sun god. But it is more than the physical sun. It is even more than the spiritual sun that has existed for millennia. It is, in a sense, a special edition of the spiritual sun.
The Sun of Righteousness is the spiritual sun with the presence of God in it. It can also be thought of as an Image of God, an Image in spiritual Light. Its light carries the Word of God. This presence of God is also known as the Cosmic Christ or the Holy Spirit. The Prophet Malachi said a messenger would be sent by God (Malachi 3), then he starts talking about the Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4). The two things are obviously connected. And while the Old Testament scripture is mostly about the past, Malachi was clearly talking about the future. It is curious that he wrote about a coming messenger when Malachi means messenger in Hebrew. This sun has arrived at the dawning of a new Golden Age of Man. This is also what the prophet Isiah was talking about when he wrote of a coming time when the sun would grow seven times brighter. It is also the “rising sun that will come to us from heaven” written about in the Song of Zechariah found in Luke 1.
The Sun of Righteousness did not originate with Malachi or the Hebrews. Under various names, it was known to many ancient civilizations including the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Babylonians.
“The manifestation of the Cosmic Christ in the Sun of Righteousness, extending to man the tree of life that he might eat of the fruits of heaven, would be an act initiated by God come in light” ~Gene Savoy, sr.
This Cosmic Christ in the spiritual sun gives it a higher than normal frequency or level of consciousness. This higher level of energy and consciousness can more readily awaken the sleeping souls of those ready to be awakened. It can also move those who are not quite ready closer to being ready. It is as if a path through the wilderness, the “path less followed” of poet Robert Frost, was widened and cleared to make it easier to follow. It will never be easy, however. Those who wish to take this path must show that they are strong enough to deal with the forces of darkness that wish to stop them.
“The appearance of the Sun of Righteousness bears a fruit which can be eaten by man to give him a full and rich life, strength and knowledge.” Gene Savoy, Sr.
The Sun of Righteousness can’t give us life. What it does is awakens the dormant life of the spirit and soul. The spirit is already alive, but in a dormant condition much like being in a coma. It needs to be awakened to be truly alive. This is what Jesus meant when he said we needed to be reborn.
Once the spiritual faculties have been awakened by the Sun of Righteousness—or more specifically, the light streaming from the Sun of Righteousness—the energy from that Sun gives us greater strength on many levels. We get stronger mentally and spiritually. Some say they even see improved physical strength, although that may be linked to improved mental strength. And since the light from the Sun of Righteousness carries information in it, information which is absolute truth, not opinion, it also gives us wisdom. In many cases, the conscious mind may not be aware of that increased wisdom, but it is there nonetheless. This light is best taken by watching the rising sun at dawn, or shortly after.
Door to Heaven
“God has sent into the world the Sun of Righteousness as a redeeming Light, and through it He opened the doors of heaven so that man may know of the life beyond.” ~Gene Savoy, Sr.
Another way to think of the Sun of Righteousness is that it provides a door or window between Heaven and Earth, Between the dimensions of matter and the higher dimensions of spirit. If you are a fan of science fiction tales, you have probably read of wormholes that theoretically could allow one to travel great distances in space in a short period of time. That theory is not just science fiction, but becoming more accepted as a possibility by actual scientists. The Sun of Righteousness is a lot like a wormhole, but between dimensions. It creates a shortcut between the higher dimensions of spirit and the lower dimensions of matter. It doesn’t give us the ability to physically travel to higher dimensions, but it does allow the light from those dimensions to flow down to us here in the third dimension. This light is not only able to transform people but it will gradually transform the entire physical universe and make it spiritual again. That is what the prophet Malachi was talking about.
So look through that door and let the spiritual light of the Sun of Righteousness awaken your spiritual faculties. And please don’t get the idea that doing this is sun worship. It is not worshipping the sun any more than looking through a store window is worshipping the window. You are looking through the window at what is inside the store. Likewise, you are looking through the Sun of Righteousness at the Heaven beyond. This Light of the World lights all with the glory of the Lord, the truth and wisdom of the ages.
Malachi said some positive things about the Sun of Righteousness. He also said some that sound very negative, especially if you interpret them literally. He said that the light of this sun would burn evildoers to stubble. But we believe this is meant allegorically. It will burn the ignorance and evil of materialism out of man and return us to the spiritual beings we were always meant to be. So not really negative at all, unless you are a devout materialist.
While this is a simplification of the teachings of Cosolargy regarding the Sun of Righteousness, I think it gets the point across.