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Re: Is Elijah amongst us? How would you know?
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2017, 12:42:48 PM »

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Behold, I am sending you Elijah the prophet
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Jehovah.
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the sons,
and the heart of the sons to their fathers,
that I not come and strike the earth with utter destruction.

(Mal 4:5,6) 

'For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
And if you are willing to receive, he is Elijah, the one going to come.
The one having ears to hear, let him hear.'

(Mat 11:13-15)

'And His disciples asked Him, saying,
Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?
And answering, Jesus said to them,
Elijah indeed comes first and shall restore all things.
But I say to you, Elijah already came, and they did not know him,
but did to him whatever they desired.
So also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them.'

(Mat.17:10-12)

'And this is the witness of John,
when the Jews sent priests and Levites
that they might ask him, Who are you?
And he acknowledged and did not deny;
yea, he acknowledged, I am not the Christ.
And they asked him, What, then? Are you Elijah?
And he said, I am not.

Are you the Prophet? And he answered, No.'

(Joh 1:19-21)   

'Confess to one another the deviations from the Law,
and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
Very strong is a righteous petition, being made effective.
Elijah was a man of like feeling to us,
and he prayed in prayer for it not to rain;
and it did not rain on the earth three years and six months
.
And he prayed again,
and the heaven gave rain,
and the earth caused its fruit to sprout.'

(Jas 5:16) 

'And I will give to My two witnesses,
and they will prophesy
a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, dressed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees, and the two lampstands,
standing before the God of the earth.
And if anyone desires to harm them,
fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies.
And if anyone desires to harm them,
so it is right for him to be killed.
These have the authority to shut up the heaven,
that no rain may rain in the days of their prophecy.

And they have authority over the waters,
to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague,
as often as they desire.'

(Rev 11:4-6) 

* The two witnesses were given the same power as Elijah, re. the shutting of heaven that it may not rain upon the earth.
* The characteristics and power spoken of concerning Elijah should be the guide.

In Christ Jesus
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Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Is Elijah amongst us? How would you know?
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2017, 01:51:20 AM »
These are the days of Elijah, Declaring the word of the Lord...

An ongoing day of days of proclamation and declaration...

Can be aligned/paralled/  with John the baptist being separated/different from/a unique people/peculiar/

 Deuteronomy 14:2  KJB For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

1 Peter 2:9 KJB But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:



No people more peculiar  to the world /stood out/ separate/ than John the baptist/Elijah/Elisha/

It needs an opposite to attract





Offline David St Ives

Re: Is Elijah amongst us? How would you know?
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2017, 01:08:48 AM »
To understand this, you must understand what Elijah's mission was, what he did and also what John the Baptist did as Jesus said:


?Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

Matthew 11:11-14

John the Baptist was not the same Elijah, but He carried out Elijah's mission and purpose. In the same way, there will be an Elijah in the last days.


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 4:5, 6.

The closing words of Malachi are a prophecy regarding the work that should be done preparatory to the first and the second advent of Christ. Those who are to prepare the way for the second coming of Christ are represented by faithful Elijah, as John came in the spirit of Elijah to prepare the way for Christ?s first advent. Our message must be as direct as was that of John. He rebuked kings for their iniquity. Notwithstanding the peril his life was in, he never allowed truth to languish on his lips.... In this time of well-nigh universal apostasy, God calls upon His messengers to proclaim His law in the spirit and power of Elias. As John the Baptist, in preparing a people for Christ?s first advent, called their attention to the Ten Commandments, so we are to give, with no uncertain sound, the message: ?Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come.? With the earnestness that characterized Elijah the prophet and John the Baptist, we are to strive to prepare the way for Christ?s second advent. The hour of God?s judgment has come, and upon the members of His church on earth rests the solemn responsibility of giving warning to those who are standing as it were on the very brink of eternal ruin. All can do something in the work. None will be pronounced guiltless before God unless they have worked earnestly and unselfishly for the salvation of souls. Your duty cannot be shifted upon another. No one but yourself can do your work. If you withhold your light, someone must be left in darkness through your neglect. The Lord has a place for everyone in His great plan.

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Re: Is Elijah amongst us? How would you know?
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2017, 01:21:25 PM »
Hi
I was watching bargain hunt jest now and they did a piece on William Booth the founder of the Salvation Army and it maybe me think about this thread.

The 1800s was a great time of outreach for the church all the great preacher's of that era was it the spirit of Elijah that motivated them.

Love and peace
Dave

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