The Third Elijah Message


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There is a special prophetic message of warning for the end of time. We find this message in the last chapter of the last book of the Old Testament. This message is to the church, which teaches the Three Angels' Message. God knew there would be great apostasy and resistance to returning to all the truth. He provided a special message, in His own words, recorded by Malachi for just this time when the church nails the "Law of Moses" to the cross.

4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Malachi 4:4

You will not hear this message being preached in the church. This message has waited silently for two thousand years. This message is now being proclaimed. This is the time of the end. The end of time will soon be here. The Lord is coming. Are you ready? God has promised a great prophet just before the end.

5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Malachi 4:5-6

The words of the Messiah, which indicate the Third Elijah shall come (future tense) and the Second Elijah had come already (past tense). The Savior knew and understood the prophecy, which says the Third Elijah would restore all things.

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 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.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Matthew 17:10-13
Peter also knew the prophecy. The time of the end is a time of restoration of all things. The Sabbath truth has been restored. The truth of all God has commanded is being restored.
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Acts 3:21

There can be no dispute; the message of Malachi 4 is for the last days. The final destruction, by fire, of all the wicked is clearly described as the introduction to this message.

1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 4:1-3

The Ten Commandments are not the limit of God's law. The statutes and judgments of God are the expansion and details of the commandments. The statutes of God were not done away with at the cross. It is time for the modern children of Israel to return to the observance of all of God's law. The Messiah told us clearly.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:17-19

The "Law of Moses" (statutes) was not nailed to the cross. Only the animal sacrifices and the animal sacrificial system were completed with the sacrifice of the Messiah. Notice I did not say "abolished". No part of the Law of God can ever be abolished. Animal sacrifices began with sin as a temporary atonement for sin to point to the perfect sacrifice to come. The animal sacrifices were "completed" and stand forever as a testimony of the purposeful leading of God. The animal sacrifices and oblations ceased with the final sacrifice of the Messiah. The final sacrifices for sin will occur when the wicked are sacrificed for their own sin because they did not accept the sacrifice of the Messiah.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Daniel 9:27

Beware of the error of including other laws, commanded by God to Moses, with the animal sacrifices. Daniel and Hebrews make it clear the animal sacrifices ceased. Do not be deceived and throw out other inconvenient requirements of God on this flimsy excuse.

The First Elijah

Elijah declared the message of God to the children of Israel. His message was one of repentance and reformation. In this quote, adapted for our time, Baal represents the opinions of men. It does not matter whether they are pastors or church leaders.

21 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

Do not depend on the pastor or the church leaders for the truth. Heed the warning of God.

5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Jeremiah 17:5-10

The Second Elijah

John the Baptist was the Second Elijah declaring the message of God preparing the way for the First Coming of the Messiah.

1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:1

The message of the second Elijah, John the Baptist, was to the children of Israel. It is time to confess we have ignored the law of God and repent. The time for ignorance and excuses is past.

1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Matthew 3:1-3

John the Baptist made a major impact on the people of his time.

5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
Matthew 3:5
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
Mark 1:5

The Third Elijah

The Third Elijah declares the message of God preparing the way for the Second Coming of the Messiah. The message of the Third Elijah is to the modern children of Israel. It is to those within the church whom have studied and followed the Three Angels' Message. This message leads to the sealing of the 144,000. Those who do not accept the truth are also sealed to judgment.

1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.
3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;
4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
Ezekial 9:1-6

The most significant expansion of the details of the commandments found in the statutes is the yearly Sabbaths described in Leviticus 23. This is not all we find in the statutes and judgments. The 144,000 will acquaint themselves with and achieve perfect obedience, through the grace of God, by the study and practice of all of the statutes and judgments.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:48
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:2
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
1 Corinthians 13:10
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Galatians 6:7-8
Do not accept human traditions. Do not accept false teachings. Learn the truth for yourself.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

The time to make your decision for the truth is now. Many seem to be waiting for some sign from heaven before they will commit. Many seem to be waiting for the Sunday law before they get serious about God's message. The words of the Savior are a warning to us.

11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
Mark 8:11-12

There may not be any sign to the church before the sealing of the 144,000. It may be too late for those who are supposed to be watching, waiting, and ready.

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 25:1-13

Who Is The Third Elijah?

There has not yet been a prophet in the end of time, which has presented the message the Bible describes for the Third Elijah. The Law of Moses has not yet been presented with the power and spirit of Elijah. Some claim the church has already presented the Elijah Message. Clearly, this cannot be true, when you understand the Elijah Message is a call to remember the Law of Moses.

Some wonder if Elijah himself may come down from heaven to preach the message. This does not seem likely to me. Some do not know their scripture and believe the lie he was not taken to heaven. (See Matthew 17:3, Mark 9:4, Luke 9:30.) They suggest he will rise with the special resurrection.

It may be the Third Elijah is not one person but a group of people. It is not the 144,000 for they are not sealed as a group until the end of the Third Elijah Message to the church. It may be those who will become a part of the 144,000.

I suspect the Third Elijah is a single person. This person will proclaim the message in the spirit and power of Elijah. This person will proclaim the message in the spirit and power of the Second Elijah, John the Baptist. This person will be intimately familiar with the Law of Moses. This person will probably be trained in the Law of Moses from birth. This person will observe all the statutes of God recorded in the Law of Moses without exception. However, this person will not be blinded and corrupted by Jewish tradition.

We may not fully understand God's method for the fulfillment of this prophecy until it occurs. We might not fully understand until we reach heaven.

Expanded information about the Third Elijah Message is available in the fifth book of this series and at this website.

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Revised 2015-08-21