Elijah Coming Before  Christ!!


by  W.H.Vobes


From "Thy  Kingdom  Come"  -  March  2014  -  a  publication  of  the  Association  of  the  Covenant  People,  Burnaby,  B.C.  Canada.



"I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord; and he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." (Malachi 4:5-6)



Why has this Vital Prophecy of Malachi, the greatest of Prophecies, second only of importance to the Return of Jesus Christ, been so neglected, so little spoken of or written about?


(One  very  good  reason  is  what  Jesus  said  about  the  end  time  coming  of  the  Elijah  in  Matthew 17:9-13.  Jesus  said  the  Elijah  had  come,  in  verse  13  the  disciples  understood  Jesus  as  meaning  John  the  Baptist.  But  notice   verse  11.  Jesus  knew  the  prophecy  was  dual;  it  also  had  an  end  of  this  age  meaning.  And  the  Elijah  would  "restore  all  things."  You  do  not  hear  about  this  prophecy  because  99.9  percent  of  Christians  do  not  think  there  is  any  need  to  "restore  all  things."  They  think  everything  is  just  fine, with  their  theology,  and  everyone  "gets  to  heaven"  in  different  ways  -  Keith  Hunt)


Surely these words are plain enough for the most simple mind to understand, yet there are many Christians in the world and in our own Israel Truth organizations today that believe and teach that this prophecy was fulfilled in John the Baptist, (in the Spirit and Power of Elijah).


(Yes  they  think  it  is  a  prophecy  already  fulfilled,  and  will  not  be  for  the  end  times  as  clearly  shown  by  Malachi -  before  the  coming  of  the  "great  and  dreadful  day  of  the  Lord." It  is  simple  to  understand,  IF  you  have  the  mind  of  a  child.  Remember  Jesus  saying  that  unless  you  become  as  little  children  you  cannot  enter  the  Kingdom  of  God  -  Keith  Hunt)


John the Baptist was indeed the Forerunner and Herald of Christ's First Coming, our Saviour who laid down His life for the Redemption of Israel. But Elijah the Prophet is to come as Christ's Herald at His Second Coming, as The King of Glory. Furthermore the missions of John and Elijah are entirely different, John was to pave the way for Christ's short ministry among His Own People, and the road to Calvary for the Suffering Messiah. Elijah's mission prior to Our Lord's Second Advent is to lead Israel, God's Servant Nation, back to God, to prepare a People to meet their King. Elijah's mission can be said to be twofold, first as Leader of the Nation, and secondly as Administrator to proclaim the Law of the Lord to the people, as Malachi puts it, "the turning of the hearts of the fathers and the children."


(Nope....the Elijah  to  come  will  NOT  be  the  leader  of  any  nation,  just  as John  the  Baptist  was  not,  and  just  as  the  original  Elijah  was  not.  His  coming  per  se  has  nothing  to  do  with  leading  "Israel"  back  to  God.  It  is  all  about  exactly  what  the  original  Elijah  and  John  the  Baptist  did.... teaching  the  truths  of  God's  word  and  calling  people  to  REPENT  of  sin  and  finding  the  way  to  true  Salvation  -  Keith  Hunt)


Let us reason together and use our own common sense that God has given us. Is there a mortal man in the whole House of Israel that could accomplish the stupendous task that had fallen upon Elijah? A man after God's own heart. Can you think of any leader in the western Christian nations, or any noted theologian for that matter, qualified to take complete control of an Israel nation during the Period of Transition, from the abolition of the old order of things to the restoration of a New Order? Not exactly a New Order, God's Laws are eternal.       They existed before the World began and exist today but we do not obey them. Therefore we and the whole of Mankind suffer.


(TRUE  there  is  no  leader  of  any  nation,  that  will  fulfill  this  prophecy.  It  is  not  some  "statesman"  to  look  for.  And  it  is  not  any  man  within  99.9  percent  of  popular  Christianity  either  -  Keith  Hunt)



When we do turn to the Lord and obey His laws we shall experience a prosperity beyond our wildest dreams, and who would know more about the Laws of God than Elijah, who was schooled by the Spirit in the days of Ancient Israel. Let us give God's Word our profound thought and study.


YES  YOU  NEED  TO  GIVE  SERIOUS  THOUGHT  TO  THIS  PROPHECY,  FOR  THE  END  TIME  ELIJAH  WILL  NOT  BE  LIKED  BY  99.9  PERCENT  OF  CHRISTIANITY.  HE  WILL  BE  RESTORING  ALL  THE  TRUTHS  OF  GOD;  HE  WILL  BE  PROCLAIMING  IT  LOUD  AND  CLEAR,  AS  JOHN  THE  BAPTIST  DID,  AND  WAS  DISLIKED  AND  HATED  BY  THE  POPULAR  RELIGIOUS  AND  SECULAR  PEOPLE  OF  HIS  DAY.


AND  ONE  LAST  THING  ABOUT  THIS  END  TIME  PROPHECY,  99.9  PERCENT  OF  PEOPLE  WILL  NOT  RECOGNIZE  WHO  THE  END  TIME  ELIJAH  IS,  JUST  AS  THEY  DID  NOT  RECOGNIZE  JOHN  THE  BAPTIST  FULFILLING  THIS  PROPHECY.  EVEN  JESUS  HAD  TO  MAKE  IT  CLEAR  TO  HIS  FOLLOWERS  AS  SHOWN  IN  MAT.17:13.


HE  THAT  HAS  AN  EAR  TO  HEAR  WITH  SHOULD  HEAR!


Keith Hunt