These Are The Days of Elijah – Pt 2

Posted: August 2, 2016 in Days of Elijah, Uncategorized
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The spirit of Elijah and Jezebel continues throughout the Church Age, into the Tribulation period. Malachi 4:5 tells us, “Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet before the great and dreadful day of the Lord“. So everyone was expecting Elijah to come, every Passover Seder they set a place for him, look out the door to see if he is coming. But we have not come to the ‘great and dreadful day of the Lord’- Yet.

Matthew 17:11-13, “Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they do not know him but did to him whatever they wished”…Then the disciples understood He spoke of John the Baptist.” Elijah did not come back in the flesh, but John the Baptist had the spirit of Elijah upon him.

We read in Mark 9:4, how Moses and Elijah showed up on the Mt of transfiguration, Moses representing the Law and Elijah the prophets. Moses representing the Abraham lineage and Elijah representing the ‘wild branch’, and I do mean wild!

Revelation 2:18, the church of Thyatira tolerated Jezebel and that was their downfall. When the servants threw Jezebel down in I Kings 21:25-26, the dogs ate her body, leaving only the skull, feet and palms of her hands. So here is what is ‘spiritually left of Jezebel to work throughout the ages:

  • Skull– mind control, Jezebel was a control freak and used a form witchcraft to control
  • Feet – representing her walk, way of life, future goal, intentions, ambitions
  • Palms – speak of bribing, greasing of the palms, everything for profit

I Kings 17:1, “And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, there shall not be dew nor rain these years except at my word.” parallel that with what James 5:17 says, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.”

I Kings 17:1 left out the part of him praying earnestly, but then praying is normally done in secret, in your ‘WAR ROOM’! There is no one from the religious community of priest and prophet left to make any difference so God raised up Elijah. So what do we know about Elijah? He was a Tishbite:

  • Hebrew: Eliyahu ha’tishbi m’toshavei gil’ad
  • In Hebrew Tishbi and Toshavei are the same words
  • Toshavei is “stranger, foreigner, sojourner”
  • Elijah was not a native-born Jew, he was an outsider! He was totally outside the false religious system, the tolerating priesthood and the corrupt political system.

From The Jewish Book of Why, “Elijah was known by several names. Gileadite being one. This because he lived east of the Jordan River in Gilead. He was not a citizen of the area. He belonged to the class of tolerated half-citizens called toshavim, “dwellers.” Hence, the same Tishi or Tishbite was applied to him.”

One thing we know about Elijah, and the spirit of Elijah upon John the Baptist – they were the most unpolitical correct and outspoken voices of their times.

 

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. smeyer7 says:

    You are such a great student, and therefore a wonderful teacher. Thank you for your devotion to the Lord and to your learners.

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