Malachi is the last prophetic voice for 400 years. Then there was silence.
His last Words were:
Malachi 4:5 NIRV
“I will send you the prophet Elijah. He will come before the day of the Lord a rrives. It will be a great and terrifying day.”
Who is this Elijah? Is it Elijah of 1 Kings?
We meet Elijah in 1 Kings 17. Was the greatest prophet. We see him again as he appears with Moses on the Mount of Transfiguration. But we meet him again in the spirit. In the person of John the Baptist.
Luke 1:17 NIRV
And he will prepare the way for the Lord. He will have the same spirit and power that Elijah had. He will teach parents how to love their children. He will also teach people who don’t obey to be wise and do what is right. In this way, he will prepare a people who are ready for the Lord.”
The spirit of Elijah is a preparatory spirit. And we already know that transition is preparation. So Elijah presents to us the embodiment of transition.
John the Baptist has a determined time to shine. To be at the forefront. I have already talked in other posts how miraculous was John’s ministry. He had no pulpit or great building. He preached in the desert.
And the miraculous thing about it is that his voice was carried to the people that the whole nation went out to see him.
So we have a spirit at work breaking up the heart of the people ready for the Lord. John prepares the way for Jesus to come.
So we know that the second Elijah came in spirit.
But there is coming another Elijah! He is coming as a prophetic generation. He will not manifest in one person but in a generation.
What is their task?
To prepare the way!
For the physical coming of the Lord to the earth.
This ministry is temporary and has its days numbered. But it will be the most glorious of the Elijah ministries manifest since the first.
This prophetic generation will prepare the Ecclesia and Israel for the Messiah’s return with a firey life and message. The river that this prophetic company will immerse the Church in is the Spirit through repentance. It is coming now. That generation will shut the heavens.
We meet this Elijah in Revelation 11. He is symbolised in one of the two witnesses. I was spoken to by the Lord, I believe, giving me the interpretation of this. The two witnesses represent two peoples. Israel and the Church. They manifest in power and yet through martyrdom they are known and raised up to show God’s authority through them.
This Elijah is the very last ministry to manifest before Jesus appears. It is in itself a transition. But glorious all the same.
This Elijah will be like the Day star that arises just before the sunrise. It is the greatest sign of the Coming of Christ.
These Elijahs are symbolic as a shadow of Jesus.
Jesus came physically and then came in spirit.
We could deepen further but we must stay speaking of the transition. We must detect the signs. When ministry becomes generational than individual we know the 3rd Elijah is about to manifest.
When the message that is prevalent about repentance we know the end of this age is nigh.
When the preaching is accompanied by great natural signs, signs over nature we know that the 3rd Elijah comes.
The Lord is coming and the greatest sign is the rising up of a prophetic generation full of signs and wonders.
Are you ready?