The Return of Elijah and Moses?

moses-parts-the-red-sea

Okay, if you woke up in the morning and glanced at the news to find that Moses and Elijah, the prophets of God were right now in Jerusalem preaching to throngs of people; what would be your reaction?

Who are these wackos?

More crazies preaching about the end of the world!

Religious nut cases again!

If these guys start performing some amazing miracles then it’s showdown time on planet earth.

I do believe Elijah will return to preach in Israel some day soon, so go ahead and put me in the religious nut case category. That’s where I belong with the other nuts who read and trust in God’s Word. God’s Word will be proven to be trustworthy in the end, though we must wait long stretches of time between fulfilled prophecies. Soon, though we will see some things coming together for the final showdown between God’s Word and those in opposition to it.

I’m not sure if the other of the two prophets will be Moses. I’ve believed for years one of the two would be Enoch. That’s for another day’s discussion though.

I came across an article by Jack Kelly. He has a ‘boatload’ of excellent articles on his site and he is often posted on Rapture Ready also.

The following is the article by Jack Kelly

****

Sometimes our dreams have meanings. Sometimes they are clear messages. Sometimes they scare us, and sometimes they come to our waking world. http://www.amazon.com/Training-Dream-Warrior-Doug-Drake/dp/1449761011/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1369586920&sr=8-1

Clay Writer

John The Baptist; Elijah Or Not?


The Day Of The Lord

“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the LORD Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things,” says the LORD Almighty.

“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.

“See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:1-6)

These are the last six verses of the Old Testament. They warn of two coming events, the last of which is given first. It’s the Great Tribulation, where the evil and arrogant will perish but those who revere God’s name will experience His healing and freedom. Elijah’s return is the other one, foretold in Malachi’s last paragraph.

Most scholars believe the writings of Malachi were God’s final word to the people of Israel before the birth of John the Baptist, who came about 430 years later to announce the coming of the Messiah. This confirms an earlier prophecy from Micah 5:2-5 that Israel would be abandoned for a time until she who is in labor gives birth (Micah 5:3).

Two Possibilities

John’s identity as the Elijah who was to come is the subject of some controversy, but as we’ll see it’s easily proven. More important is how this last prophecy in the Old Testament was written.  It reveals two possibilities.  One would have Elijah’s appearance cause reconciliation among the families of Israel and prepare them to successfully endure the coming judgment, after which they would enter the promised Kingdom. The other would result in the Lord striking the land with a curse and the End of the Age being delayed.

The key to understanding this is to realize that the judgment accompanying the Day of the Lord is a given. The Israelites would either be prepared, in which case they would have accepted both John and the Messiah he was sent to prepare them for.  This would have resulted in the fulfillment of all End Times prophecies and the establishment of God’s Kingdom on Earth.

Or they would reject John and Jesus and the land would be cursed.  In that case the End Times judgments would be delayed and the establishment of the Kingdom would be put on hold.  Therefore Malachi’s prophecy was like several others we’ve discussed that were given with two possible fulfillments depending on Israel’s response.

Three New Testament passages speak to this issue. The first is in Luke 1:11-17 and tells of the angel Gabriel visiting Zechariah, the man who would become John’s father.

Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth. Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

When Gabriel appeared to Zechariah outside the Holy of Holies, He said that John was coming to minister in the spirit and power of Elijah, and used similar language to that ofMalachi 4:5-6. According to Hebrew tradition the mantle that Elijah had worn was stored beneath the incense altar near where Zechariah was standing. He retrieved it and took it home for the time when his son would need it.

The second is John 1:19-23.

Now this was John’s testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Christ.

They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet?”

He answered, “No.”

Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’ “

Why Did He Say That?

If Gabriel had specifically referred to Elijah in giving his prophecy about John’s life, why did John deny being Elijah when confronted by the priests? Of course he wasn’t the Messiah. Nor was he the prophet promised by Moses in Deut. 18:15, which was also a Messianic prophecy.  But why didn’t he admit to being Elijah? Or at least say he was called to minister in the spirit and power of Elijah? Surely  Zechariah had told him of the angel’s visit and the information he had imparted concerning the purpose of John’s life.

The fact that he wasn’t literally Elijah (although 2 Kings 2:11 tells us that Elijah went live into heaven) is too simple an answer. He could only have been speaking from the understanding that he would not be accepted as Elijah, knowing in advance that the people would reject his ministry.

The Lord clarified this in the third passage, Matt 17:10-13.

The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”

Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.

Just as the Lord would not be accepted as the Messiah, neither would John be accepted as Elijah. Both would have to come again. The proof of this is that the second possibility of Malachi 4:5 ended up being fulfilled. The land was cursed and the prophecies of a kingdom for Israel were put on hold.

Don’t get me wrong. Many people were prepared for the Lord when He came and were reconciled to Him at the cross. But the nation officially rejected him and that’s what matters in the context of the prophecy. Had they officially accepted him, there would have been a national revival and they would have been prepared for their coming King. He would have judged their enemies, and ushered in the long awaited Kingdom.

When they rejected John as Elijah and Jesus as the Messiah the second possibility ofMalachi 4:5 came to pass.   The End Times judgment was delayed, Israel’s clock was stopped and the door was opened to the gentiles, who would now precede Israel into the Kingdom. Hear the Lord’s own words on the subject at the end of the Parable of the Tenants.

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ” ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”

When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet (Matt 21:42-46).

I Knew That Would Happen

Of course God knew before He created Adam that He would be rejected as Israel’s Messiah, and often spoke through the prophets of bringing salvation to the Gentiles. But His own promises required that Israel have a bona fide offer of the Kingdom to accept or reject. Both John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1-2) and Jesus (Matt. 4:17) presented that offer and both were rejected.

Scriptures speak clearly of Elijah’s return in Rev. 11:3-6 where as one of the two witnesses, he performs miracles unique to the Old Testament Elijah right down to their duration. And of course they also speak clearly of Messiah’s return in ways that cannot be allegorized away or attributed to history.

And so the stage is once again set for the return of Elijah before the great and dreadful Day of the Lord.

But before that can happen, the Church, for whom the door was opened in part by Israel’s rejection of John the Baptist as Elijah, must exit. Hear Paul’s words.

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”(Romans 11:25-29)

As the End of the Age approaches, three supernatural events will combine to bring Israel officially back into God’s forever family. First, God’s “impossible any other way” victory over a coalition of Moslem armies will move them to reinstate their Old Covenant relationship and build a Temple in Israel. (Ezek. 39:28-29) Then Elijah will appear along with Moses and with signs and wonders they’ll prepare Israel to expect their soon Coming King. (Rev 11:3-6) And finally, the Holy Spirit will come to remove their spiritual blinders and soften their hardened hearts to finally receive their Messiah. (Zech 12:10) He’ll judge their enemies and usher in their long awaited Kingdom, just like Malachi said He would. If you listen closely you can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah. 12-08-12

About these ads

About Doug

Hi, The name's Doug. By day I'm a children and youth pastor at Living Water Bible Church. By night I am a writer trying to change the world one page or one word at a time.
Gallery | This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to The Return of Elijah and Moses?

  1. I like those who are out of their minds for the Anointed One.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Hendrik Vorster
    Witnesses for Jesus Christ
    http://www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za

  2. Israel says:

    jesus (yahshua) is a myth!! if he existed he was just a man trying to be a prophet…even muslims believe he was just a prophet! the roman empire fabricated the trinity as well egyptians and other ancient pagan nations believe in a trinity… the virgin birth is also an ancient pagan tradition from these nations….even G-D (Hashem) of Abraham said that he would send a false prophet to do miracles and to test us if we would keep his torah and commandments and not to listen to no one else but YAh!! there is no other G-D beside YAh!!
    Deuteronomy 13:1-5
    13 If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, “Let us go after other gods” (which you have not known) “and let us serve them”; 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams; for Yahweh your God is testing you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after Yahweh your God, fear him, keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cling to him. 5 That prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he has spoken rebellion against Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk in. So you shall remove the evil from among you.
    See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me” Deuteronomy 32:39 –”Yahweh is God; there is no one else.” 1 Kings 8:60 –Is it not I, Yahweh? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me.” Isaiah 45:21 —… Exodus 32:30 -35 – the Bible is clear and consistent : a person can not die for the sins of another. In other words, the sins committed by a person can not be eliminated by the punishment given to another. In Exodus 32:30-35 , Moses asks God to punish him for the sin committed by the israelites in regard to the golden calf. So God tells Moses that the person who committed the sin that has to take the punishment . Then, in Deuteronomy 24:16 , God says that just as a basic principle : “Every man shall be put to death for his own sin ‘ This concept is repeated in the Prophets , in Ezekiel 18 . ” The soul that sins shall die, the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him . ” The prophet Jeremiah looks to the day that the mistaken belief that a man ‘s death atones for the sins of another man will no longer be held by anyone : Jeremiah 31:29-30 , the prophet says: ” In those days they shall say no more , the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children ‘s teeth are set on edge . But every one shall die for his own iniquity : every man that eateth the sour grape , his teeth shall be set on edge .
    IN OTHER WORDS : NO ONE HAS TAKEN AWAY OUR SINS …. If we confess our sins to Yah (God) and stop sinning , and keep his LAWS AND STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS , THE SHABBAT ( Sabbath) AND keep his holy festivals (PASSOVER – UNLEAVENED BREAD , FIRSFRUITS , Shavuot , Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur , and the Feast of Tabernacles .. THEN HE WILL BE OUR ELOHIM ( GOD IS ONE ) and we WILL BE HIS PEOPLE ! THE HOLY SCRIPTURES IS GOD’S WORD, NOT THE PASTORS !
    shabbat shalom!!!

    • Israel says:

      that’s right! this is me…

    • ddclaywriter says:

      The Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent; him you believe not. Search the scriptures (the Torah and the prophets) for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And you will not come to me, that you might have life. I receive not honor from men. But I know you, that you have not the love of god in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and you receive me not: If another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust. For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?

      The words of Jesus, the myth as you interpret, the one who confronted the Pharisees who he accused of killing the prophets they were so proud to boast that they followed.

      The scriptures spoke of a great prophet who was to come. They pestered John the Baptist if he was the One who was to come. He said no, but he was the one would come to prepare the way for Him who was sent. The one who was given to bare witness of the Light who was to come.
      (Jesus) The One who would be a light unto the Gentiles because darkness and blindness had descended upon the Jewish people who refused to see and accept the One whom the Father had sent. His only Son.

      The One like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days. The One who would be born of a virgin.

      For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called wonderful, counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

      Psalms tells us…
      Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

      What is this then that is written, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

      How say they that Christ is David’s son? And David himself says in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand till I make your enemies thy footstool. David therefore calls him Lord, how is he then his son?

      Beware the scribes (who boast in the law)…which devour widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers; the same shall receive greater damnation.

      Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

  3. John says:

    Surely, all of the Word, both Old and New, must be fulfilled and all things restored. See how It ties Zerubbabel, John, and Elijah together…Old with the New. Let us read and see.

    THE PROPHECY CONCERNING ZERUBBABEL, ELIJAH, JOHN, AND THE TWO WITNESSES

    Now we know that Moses was a great prophet chosen by the LORD to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt.

    Acts 7:35 (NKJV) – “This Moses whom they rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.”

    Did you know there comes one who shall deliver the children out of Babylon? Moses spoke of one to come like him to come.

    Deuteronomy 18:15-16 (NKJV) – “15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ ”

    This deliverer like Moses must come for the Lord waits for restoration.

    Acts 3:19-22 (NKJV) – “19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.”

    What does this prophecy have to do with “Zerubbabel” and “John” you ask? And what about “Elijah”? Let’s read.

    In Haggai 2:18-23, Zerubbabel is “chosen” to be like God’s signet “in that day”. This prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. Now we know that the Word does not return void. So, who will fulfill this prophecy? I would like to start by posing some questions.

    1) Why is it that a man named “Zerubbabel” holds the measuring line for the temple in Zechariah 4:9-10, however it is a man named “John” who holds the measuring line for the temple in Revelation 11:1-2?

    2) Why is it that a man named “Zerubbabel” is given authority before kings in Haggai 2:20-23, however it is a man named “John” who is given authority before kings in Revelation 10:11 ?

    3) Why is it that a man named “Zerubbabel” is the person spoken to/of in Zechariah 4 where the two olive trees are mentioned, however it is a man named “John” who is spoken to/of in Revelation 11 where the two olive trees (two witnesses) are mentioned?

    Same prophecy but different names! Why? More questions first.

    4) Why did the angel Gabriel give the name of “Jesus” to Mary’s child when Isaiah gave His name as “Immanuel”, and why did Gabriel give the name “John” to Elizabeth’s child when no one in the family had that name?

    5) In the prophecy of “Joshua and Zerubbabel” in Haggai and Zechariah, why is “Joshua” the high priest crowned BEFORE “Zerubbabel” who is to become God’s signet “IN THAT DAY”?

    6) In John 21:20-25, why did the Lord say of “John”, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.”? Unless a person believes our Lord said things just to be saying something, then there must be a deeper meaning in what He said and wants us to know something.

    7) Why was “John” told to prophesy AGAIN in Revelation 10:11?

    My questions above mentioned two different men with the same name of “John” (the Baptist and the Disciple). Why did the Lord keep pointing to the name “John”?

    Now we know that names have meaning. Just like the name of Immanuel (Emmanuel), so does the name of Zerubbabel.

    The name Zerubbabel means “the one sown of Babylon” or “seed of Babylon” referring to a child conceived and born in Babylon.

    Since Zerubbabel did not fulfill all of the prophecy concerning him in Haggai and Zechariah., that means it is yet to be fulfilled. If you accept that the prophecy of “Joshua and Zerubbabel” was a symbolic prophecy in which Joshua and Zerubbabel where SYMBOLIC of two men who would come later in the future to fulfill the prophecies spoken of them, then it starts to make sense. Let me explain.

    The meaning of Zerubbabel’s name will help explain this. The one who fulfills the prophecy concerning “Zerubbabel” is a child born in END-TIME Babylon. The name of the child is _________! Jeremiah and Isaiah will corroborate this. According to Isaiah, his name has been “mentioned” before. Also, he is referred to as the “chosen man” from Babylon of Jeremiah 50.

    Jeremiah 50:44-46 (NKJV) -
    “44 “Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the floodplain of the Jordan
    Against the dwelling place of the strong;
    But I will make them suddenly run away from her.
    And who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her?
    For who is like Me?
    Who will arraign Me?
    And who is that shepherd
    Who will withstand Me?”
    45 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD that He has taken against Babylon,
    And His purposes that He has proposed against the land of the Chaldeans:
    Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out;
    Surely He will make their dwelling place desolate with them.
    46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon
    The earth trembles,
    And the cry is heard among the nations.”

    Notice the “chosen man” must “draw them out”. Why? Because Babylon is to be utterly destroyed. He is a prophet like Moses who is chosen by our Lord, the Redeemer of Zion, to lead/deliver the remnant of the children of God (Zion) out of Babylon because Babylon is to be destroyed. Where is Zion at the end of the age? She is in Babylon, and it is from there to she is to be delivered!

    Micah 4:10 (NKJV) – “10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, Like a woman in birth pangs. For now you shall go forth from the city, You shall dwell in the field, And to Babylon you shall go. There you shall be delivered; There the LORD will redeem you From the hand of your enemies.”

    Zechariah 2:7 (NKJV) – “Up, Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”

    Romans 11:25-27 (NKJV) – “25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
    “The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
    And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
    27 For this is My covenant with them,
    When I take away their sins.” ”

    Isaiah 59:20 (NKJV) – “20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the LORD.”

    Notice that Isaiah 59:20 says “The Redeemer will come to Zion” but Romans 11:26 says “The Deliverer will come out of Zion”.

    Why? The Lord our Redeemer chooses the deliverer. Moses was a deliverer. The child born in end-time Babylon named _________ will be a deliverer!

    See! Our Lord Jesus (Joshua in English) sits at the right hand of the Father crowned with majesty, glory, and authority as a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek …WAITING FOR RESTORATION AND FOR HIS ENEMIES TO BE MADE INTO HIS FOOTSTOOL!

    Hebrews 7:11-19 (NKJV) –
    11 Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? 12 For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law. 13 For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.[a] 15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest 16 who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. 17 For He testifies:
    “You are a priest forever
    According to the order of Melchizedek.”
    18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, 19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.”

    Hebrews 10:11-18 (NKJV) -
    “11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” 17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.”

    Who will help in “restoration” and making His enemies into His footstool? The child born in END-TIME Babylon whose name is _________! It will be clear when you hear it.

    Again, our Lord pointed to the name several times. The Lord Jesus spoke of a prophet coming to “restore” all things in the future even though John the Baptist was revealed as coming in the spirit and power of Elijah but was rejected. Furthermore, in Isaiah 49 there is a “hidden” servant prophesied as coming to “restore” and his name has been “mentioned” before.

    Isaiah 49:1-2 (NKJV) –
    “Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
    And take heed, you peoples from afar!
    The LORD has called Me from the womb;
    From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
    And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword;
    In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me,
    And made Me a polished shaft;
    In His quiver He has hidden Me.”

    Isaiah 49:6 (NKJV) –
    “Indeed He says,
    ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
    To raise up the tribes of Jacob,
    And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
    I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
    That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

    Matthew 11:13-15 (NKJV) – “13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    This was true then and it must be true at the end.

    until – up to (a particular time); used to indicate the time when something will happen, become true, etc.

    Since there are two more prophets in Revelation, that means one of them must be named __________.

    Revelation 10:11 (NKJV) – “And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.” “

    Wow! That sounds like “John” is given great authority before the world! Wait a minute! The same was said of Zerubbabel.

    Haggai 2:20-23 (NKJV) -
    “20 And again the word of the LORD came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying, 21 “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying:
    ‘I will shake heaven and earth.
    22 I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms;
    I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms.
    I will overthrow the chariots
    And those who ride in them;
    The horses and their riders shall come down,
    Every one by the sword of his brother.
    23 ‘In that day,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the LORD, ‘and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,’ says the LORD of hosts.” ”

    Great authority is given to Zerubbabel/John…LIKE A ROD OF IRON! Why? He and another (two witnesses) will need it to convince the kings of the earth to submit their kingdoms to the coming Kingdom of God and the return of His Son the Christ, The King of kings and Lord of lords! If the kings of this world refuse, they will be considered the enemies of Christ, and the two will call down plagues on them.

    Revelation 11:6 (NKJV) -
    “6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.”

    Now it makes sense. One name will make several prophecies come true. The name of the child born in END-TIME Babylon is……John!

    Another man named “John” is chosen and comes in the spirit and power of Elijah at the end of the age and will fulfill the unfulfilled prophecy concerning Zerubbabel. Not the same flesh as the John’s (the Baptist, the Disciple) before him but the same Spirit. This “John” will be a physical being filled with the same Spirit, but he will not be a reincarnation of John the Baptist or John the Disciple. Did not Elisha receive a double portion of Elijah’s Spirit even though Elisha himself was a physical being and died? Yes he did!

    Don’t forget what is spoken to the churches in Revelation! Listen carefully. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

    Numbers 11:17 (NKJV) – “Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.”

    1 Corinthians 12:11 (NKJV) – “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”

    Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV) – “6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.”

    Revelation 1:9-10 (NKJV) – “9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,”

    Furthermore, since John the Disciple was one of the three (Peter, James, and John) who saw and recognized Moses and Elijah with our Lord at the transfiguration (see Matthew 17), wouldn’t John have identified the two witnesses in Revelation 11 as being Moses and Elijah if they are indeed to be the two witnesses? After all, John knew what Moses and Elijah looked like.

    Matthew 11:13-15 (NKJV) – “13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

    Therefore, the prophecy concerning Zerubbabel is to be fulfilled by a “chosen man” named “John” who was to come AFTER our Lord Jesus (Joshua) had ascended to His throne in Heaven sitting at the right hand of the Father as a High Priest crowned with authority, power, and majesty waiting for restoration.

    Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV) -
    “18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”

    “John” will be the prophet like Moses who comes at the end of the age. “John” and his brother (two witnesses), just like Moses and Aaron, will lead the children back to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and restore Israel and the covenant.

    Moses led the children out of Egypt.

    “John” (in the spirit and power of Elijah) will lead the children out of Babylon.

    Matthew 17:3-4 (NKJV) – ” 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

    Matthew 17:10-13 (NKJV) – “10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 11 Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. 12 But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.”

    Everything prophesied of Zerubbabel”, “John”, and “Elijah” must be fulfilled for the Word is faithful and true and will not return void.

    Luke 1:15-17 (NKJV) – “15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

    Malachi 4:4-6 (NKJV) – “4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
    Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
    With the statutes and judgments.
    5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
    Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
    6 And he will turn
    The hearts of the fathers to the children,
    And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
    Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

    At the end of the age, this “John” will lead the the children of Israel back to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and restore all things.

    Deuteronomy 5:2 (NKJV) – “The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.”

    Micah 7:15 (NKJV) – “15 “As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt,
    I will show them wonders.”

    Isaiah 11:11 (NKJV) – “11 It shall come to pass in that day That the LORD shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.”

    Jeremiah 16:14-15 (NKJV) – “14 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 15 but, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.”

    And many of the children of Israel will “John” lead back to the Lord their God and the land promised to their fathers – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    Here we go…AGAIN!

    Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 (NKJV) -
    “9 That which has been is what will be,
    That which is done is what will be done,
    And there is nothing new under the sun.
    10 Is there anything of which it may be said,
    “See, this is new”?
    It has already been in ancient times before us.
    11 There is no remembrance of former things,
    Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come
    By those who will come after.”

    Are you ready to see Horeb, the mountain of God, as did our fathers? Are you ready to see many wonders?

    The Second Exodus will soon begin!

    INTO EGYPT, ISRAEL WENT.
    OUT OF EGYPT, ISRAEL WAS DELIVERED.
    FOR THIS, A CHILD WAS BORN.
    A CHILD BORN IN EGYPT.
    HIS NAME WAS MOSES.

    INTO BABYLON, ZION WENT.
    OUT OF BABYLON, ZION SHALL BE DELIVERED.
    FOR THIS, A CHILD IS BORN.
    A CHILD BORN IN BABYLON.
    HIS NAME IS JOHN.

    His name is a form of the Hebrew name John. His mother’s name is a form of the Hebrew name Elizabeth. He was born on Whirlwind Road (Zip Code 37743) on the 24th of December of 1967 which is the year that Israel captured the Temple Mount. 2 Kings 2:11 (NKJV) – “Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”

    His mother’s maiden name is Malone. Malone is a family name from the Irish “Mael Eòin” of which the name means a servant or a disciple of Saint John.

    “Mael” is an old Celtic name from Ireland, Wales and Brittany. The French masculine name of Breton origin meaning “chief, prince.”

    “Eoin” is an Irish name, cognate with John. In the Irish language, it is the name used for all Biblical figures known as John in English, including John the Baptist and John the Apostle.

    He had to be “hidden” until he was called by the Lord to “Arise!”. We know what the evil rulers did during the infancies of Moses and Jesus. They ordered children to be killed. This “John” is someone….UNEXPECTED. Thus he had to be “hidden” until the day came.

    How do I know this you ask?

    My name is…John! The Lord Jesus appeared to me and said “Arise!” and showed me the scar on His left hand from which judgment comes.

    The Seven Thunders spoke, “My patience has died and the children are far away. Time to gather the grapes for the winepress; time is up. I will not tarry much longer!”

    Habakkuk 2-4 (NKJV) – “2 Then the LORD answered me and said:
    “Write the vision
    And make it plain on tablets,
    That he may run who reads it.
    3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
    But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
    Though it tarries, wait for it;
    Because it will surely come,
    It will not tarry.
    4 “Behold the proud,
    His soul is not upright in him;
    But the just shall live by his faith.”

    Hebrews 10:36-39 (NKJV) -
    “36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
    37 “For yet a little while,
    And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
    38 Now the just shall live by faith;
    But if anyone draws back,
    My soul has no pleasure in him.”
    39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”

    Revelation 22:8-11 (NKJV) -
    “8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

    RALLY CRY TO THE CHILDREN OF GOD:
    Blow the trumpets across the earth and the nations
    Time to rally to your battle stations
    Awaken one and all from your slumber and Arise!
    Lest you sleep in blindness and meet your demise
    Take the worldly scales from your eyes so you can see
    Behold, He comes quickly!
    Don your helmet, grab your shield, take hold of your sword
    It is time to make way for our Savior, King, and Lord
    Mount up on mighty stallions and steeds
    And for the Lord do great exploits and deeds
    Satan has been cast down by Michael from the heavens on high
    He rages like a dragon who likes to murder and lie
    Now he runs to and fro the earth to destroy you
    O Lucifer knows his time is short! Hallelujah!
    Satan and his army will ride about to devour
    But we dear children of God have the Lord’s great power
    Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
    Pray without ceasing both day and night
    The angels of high and the shepherds of low rejoiced at His birth
    Soon His footstool will be His enemies and the earth
    Now you know our Lord Jesus Christ and His story
    Soon He returns on clouds with great power and glory
    But certain things must come to pass before His return for us
    Have faith and put on your breastplate of righteousness
    Shine! Shine! Shine! Let your light shine brightly
    A light in the world of darkness for all to see
    Let your faith not be a burning ember but let it be a raging fire
    Peace, strength, and love for all to aspire
    The Lord said, “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me.”
    I am John, and a messenger of the Lord I shall be
    For the Lord Jesus came to me to and said “Arise!”
    And showed me the scar on His hand before my very eyes
    Then an angel in the night proclaimed His glorious return to me
    So shall I arise for my Lord and thee
    Now raise your voices with heavenly praise for Him to hear
    For the day of His glorious return is near
    I am John, and a messenger of the Lord I shall be.
    Behold, He comes quickly!

    LET THE WISE HEAR WHAT I SAY!

    AWAKEN AND ARISE DEAR CHILDREN OF GOD!

    DEAR CHILDREN, TURN YOUR BACKS TO BABYLON AND YOUR FACES TO ZION! DELIVERANCE IS COMING, AND YOUR KING RETURNS!

    THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s