27. Malachi 3 & 4, the two comings of Elijah. WHAT IS THE ATTRACTION? JEFF. IN 65-0725E
102 Here's the coming of Elijah:
Behold, I will send to you Elijah the prophet...
The last closing Scripture of the Old Testament:
... I will send to you Elijah the prophet before the coming of that great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Now, that couldn't have been John. No. See, the world wasn't burnt up and the righteous walked out on the wicked. See? No, no.
... before the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Notice the accuracy of the Holy Spirit, that It would not confuse them two comings of Elijah. Malachi 3, said, "Behold, I send My messenger before My face." Jesus was asked about John, He said, "If you can receive it, this is who the prophets said, 'I'll send My messenger before My face.' This is the Elias that was to come." Malachi 3.
106 Notice the Scripture so accurately gives it. Watch what this... to show the... them who wants to believe, them who wants to see. Remember Jesus stopped in the middle of a Scripture, 'cause part of it was fulfilled then, the rest for His Second Coming? "To preach the acceptable year of the Lord, bind up the brokenhearted," and stopped; not "bring judgment to the Gentile" until His Second Coming.
107 Notice this Scripture here parallels that. "And he, Elijah, shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children." (Now, speaking of Malachi 4, do not get it mixed, or Malachi 3.) John, Elijah, who came in the days before the first coming of Christ, turned the hearts of the old patriarch fathers to the message of the children, the new message.
Now, watch! "And the hearts of the children to the fathers." In his second coming, in the last days, he turns back to the apostolic Faith again. See how perfect the Scriptures line up?
That was the end of the Old Testament, the Old Testament. Now, we see there's Light in the evening time. What is It? It's the top, Mount Treetop. Ha.