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Elijah to Come D. E. Isom

Elijah to Come

D. E. Isom

Published August 1st 2015
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Kindle Edition
104 pages
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A great deal of study and discussion has been devoted to the Prophet Elijah not only due to his being only one of two figures in Scripture permanently raptured, but because he was not only divinely designated to return in the course of Christs FirstMoreA great deal of study and discussion has been devoted to the Prophet Elijah not only due to his being only one of two figures in Scripture permanently raptured, but because he was not only divinely designated to return in the course of Christs First Coming, but unambiguously announced by Christ as going to return yet again in the course of His Second Coming. Just as John the Baptist was identified by Christ as fulfilling that role by coming in the spirit and power of Elijah at His First Coming, it is natural to expect someone to likewise return in the same character in the course of the eschaton. However, there is one other unique aspect to Elijahs ministry which is rarely studied and applied to his anticipated second return, and that is in how the literal-historical Elijahs ministry was immediately picked up and continued uninterrupted in spite of Elijahs rapture by his designated protege Elisha.This book specifically addresses the proposal that just as Elisha picked up where Elijah left off with a double portion of his spirit, the Elijah to come will pick up in the Second Coming to complete what John the Baptist in the character of Elijah began, but with a double portion replaying the continuation of Elisha. Where both John the Baptist and Elijah ended their ministries of the other side of the Jordan, Elisha so begins, and replays a series of spiritual events mirroring Joshuas literal conquest of Israel. Elisha has to deal with the issue of the rapture, the cleansing of the waters at Jericho, persecution because of Elijahs rapture, and several following events, all of which metaphorically speak of reconciling Israel spiritually with her Messiah.Whereas most conservative Evangelical orthodox commentators nearly universally agree that a revival among ethnic Israel is a key feature of Gods prophetic Word which must still take place, there is no consensus of who, when or how this will come about. Although many favor scenarios involving either the 144,000 sealed in Revelation 7 or the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 assuming the lead in these roles, the only figure in Scripture who is specifically assigned this role is Elijah. While Elijahs ministry parallels that of John the Baptist in the First Coming, Elisha assumes the mantle and immediately mirrors what Elijah to come will transact in the Second Coming.began, but with a double portion replaying the continuation of Elisha. Where both John the Baptist and Elijah ended their ministries of the other side of the Jordan, Elisha so begins, and replays a series of spiritual events mirroring Joshuas literal conquest of Israel. Elisha has to deal with the issue of the rapture, the cleansing of the waters at Jericho, persecution because of the rapture, and several following events, all of which metaphorically speak of reconciling Israel spiritually with her Messiah.Whereas most conservative Evangelical orthodox commentators nearly universally agree that a revival among ethnic Israel is a key feature of Gods prophetic Word which must still take place, there is no consensus of who, when or how this will come about. Although many favor scenarios involving either the 144,000 sealed in Revelation 7 or the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 assuming the lead in these roles, the only figure in Scripture who is specifically assigned this role is Elijah. While Elijahs ministry parallels that of John the Baptist in the First Coming, where Elisha assumes the mantle and immediately continues mirrors what Elijah to come will transact in the Second Coming.