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day of the lord, who was to be sent to the world?
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD." Malachi 4:5.
was this prophecy partially fulfilled?
"For all the prophets and the law
prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which
was for to come." Matthew 11:13,14.
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?" Matthew 17:10.
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." Matthew 17:11-13.
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 1:21.
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.
this spirit and power to be manifested?
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of
the great and dreadful day of the LORD." Malachi 4:5.
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.
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, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that
are therein shall be burned up." 2 Peter 3:10.
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. And the people answered him not a word." 1 Kings 18:21.
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 to morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and
went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah,
and left his servant there." 1 Kings 19:2,3.
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.
"But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and
came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that
he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for
I am not better than my fathers." 1 Kings 19:4.
the Lord do for Elijah?
"And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that,
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.
the last message before the Lord comes demand of the faithful?
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If
any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his
forehead, or in his hand. "The same shall drink of the wine of the
wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his
indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the
presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the
smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no
rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever
receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints:
here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of
Jesus." Revelation 14:9-12.
the remnant church be generally regarded for thus keeping God's
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war
with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and
have the testimony of Jesus Christ." Revelation 12:17.
may we expect this persecution to be carried against those who will not
yield to the power of the beast?
"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that
the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as
would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
faithful, what will be done for these persecuted ones?
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them
that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over
his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass,
having the harps of God." Revelation 15:2.
the Lord gather His faithful ones in the last great struggle?
"And he shall send his angels with a
great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from
the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Matthew