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*** Before the
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.” Mal. 4:5.
*** In whom 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.” Matt. 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?” Matt. 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.” 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 1:21.
*** 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.
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.
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
“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.
*** What will
the last message before the Lord comes demand of the faithful?
third angel followed them, saying in 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... Here is the patience
of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the
faith of Jesus.” Rev. 14:9-12.
*** How will
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.” Rev. 12:17.
*** How far
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.” Rev. 13:15.
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.” Rev. 15:2.
*** How will
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.” Matt. 24:31.
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