prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. " Matt. 11:13, 14.
What objection was raised by the scribes to Christ's mission? "And His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?" Matt. 17:10.
What answer was made to this? "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that He spake unto them of John the Baptist." Matt. 17:11-13.
What was John's Testimony of himself?" And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No." John
How is this apparent discrepancy explained? "And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elias, 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." Luke 1:17.
When was this spirit and power to be manifested? "Before 'the great and dreadful' day of the Lord." Mal. 4:5.
What else was to take place before that "terrible" day? "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come." Joel 2:31.
Was that day still future in Peter's time? "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise." 2 Peter 3:10.
What did the spirit of Elijah lead him to do? "And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him." 1 Kings 18:21.
After boldly declaring the truth, what was Elijah compelled to do? "Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba." 1 Kings 19:2, 3.
What charge was brought against Elijah? "And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?" 1 Kings 18: 17.
How did Elijah feel? "And said, It is enough; now, a Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers." 1 Kings 19:4.
What did the Lord do for Elijah? "Behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven." 2 Kings 2:11.
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