Waiting on Elijah to Come for The End Times!

….because he hasn’t arrived yet!
Author Frank Nic. Bazsika 2013©

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD” (Mal.4:5). The Hebrew name Elijah means „My God is Yahweh‟ or „Yahweh is God‟; - more accurately would be „My Elohim is The Eternal‟. GOD promises to send „Elijah the Prophet‟ before the event described in scripture as The Day of The LORD. First we must understand just what is this „Day of the LORD‟? Many professing Christians believe that it has something to do with their gathering together on their day of worship,-SUNday. That is not true and is unbiblical. We see above in the prophetic declaration in the Book of Malachi that GOD is calling this specific day an event,-a period of time and when He will take direct action and intervention into the affairs of mankind! It will be a great and dreadful time! Why do professing Christians claim that this has something to do with SUNday worship? Because they take out of context biblical passages and fail to put together everything the Bible says on a particular subject! Primarily they take from John‟s Book of Revelation the verse Rev.1:10, where John is taken in spirit to the LORD‟s Day in the End Time. John was taken in vision to the future event described in the Book of Revelation and other biblical passages as this Day of The LORD. A proper understanding of this verse and John‟s vision shows us that it has nothing to do with him worshiping on a SUNday. This is another attempt by professing Christians to add justification to their replacing God‟s Sabbath day with SUNday worship! Even many Bible translations make the mistake of attempting to make this particular verse say something that it does not say! A more literal translation of Rev.1:10 can be found in the International Standard Version 2012; “I came to be in the Spirit on the Day of the Lord, when I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet”. This translation is accurate and supports other Bible scriptures pertaining to The Day of The LORD. What is a professing Christian? That would be someone that professes to follow Christ but their talk or conduct,-their „fruits‟,-would not fit the biblical portrayal of a true Christian. In other words they would be hypocrites according to the Word of GOD. Though many of these could quote biblical verses and passages it does not mean they understand the Bible! Who do these professing Christians represent? “And no marvel - And it is not wonderful, 2 Corinthians 11:15. Since Satan himself is capable of appearing to be an angel of light, it is not to be deemed strange that those who are in his service also should resemble him”. (Barnes‟s notes) “And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light”. (2Cor.11:15) That is who they work for according to your Bible! Now who is it that in the End Times can and would be able to understand biblical prophecies and be able to put together everything the Bible says pertaining to the events

leading up to the return of The LORD? “Many shall be purified, and made white, and refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand”. (Dan.12:10) “Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall stumble in them”. (Hos.14:9) And how do we obtain this attribute of the spirit to be wise? “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple”. (Ps.19:17) See! The Bible says only the wise in the End Times would understand and then it explains who are the wise; the „wise‟ are those that keep the Laws of GOD,-including all the Ten Commandments (which the 4th one is detested by professing Christians)! False Christians can talk about love and the Lord all they wish but since they do not keep GOD‟s Commandments and Laws He is not with them. They will NOT understand the End Times and any who follow them will fall into a trap! Now let us get back to the subject of Elijah and the coming of the Day of The LORD. “The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens quickly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: there the mighty man shall cry out bitterly” and “Before the decree comes forth, before the day passes like the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you”. (Zeph.1:14, 2:2) Using a biblical concordance you may put all the scriptures together pertaining to the Day of The LORD for there are quite a few! This Day of The LORD is also called The Great Day of GOD Almighty (Rev.16:14). A „day‟ in scripture is a biblical year of 360 days. The „Tribulation” period will be a 42 month or 1260 days and the final year of that period will be The Day of The LORD where GOD actively punishes the nations to bring them to repentance. For our study on Elijah we will not get into the detailed study of explaining the biblical subject of days for a year and times, time and half a time. The Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation along with the Olivet Prophecy (Mat.24, Mrk.13, Luk.21) explain this as well as Ezk.4:5-6 and Numb.14:34. Now the original Elijah came on the scene during the days of the split monarchies of Israel and Judah. Ahab was King of Israel and GOD primarily used Elijah to speak out against Ahab and the 10 Tribe nation of Israel. After Israel and Judah split up, - the northern Kingdom of Israel abandoned GOD‟s true religion and adopted pagan Baal worship with SUNday substituted for the Sabbath Day! The LORD gave them several hundred years to repentant and return to Him but they did not. GOD sent Elijah to warn them because GOD always warns before He punishes,-just like He will do in the End Times. For this study you need to read the Bible account of Elijah so that you can understand what he was about and how he was an early type of the Elijah to come. You can start

reading in the Book of 1Kings chapter 16 and continue up to and inclusive 2Kings chapter 2. This reading and study will provide you with an understanding of what to expect from the End Time Elijah. Do not skip this reading as it is vital to comprehending what is to come! Now from the information gathered from the scriptural account of the original Elijah you can see that GOD personally called and used him to convey GOD‟s message to primarily the rulers of ancient Israel and its peoples. Who was Elijah sent to? Was he sent to the world or the family of Israel? Was Elijah part of a large organized church group or a solitary individual seemingly crying out from the wilderness? Was he well dressed, respected by the masses or living on some beautiful estate? No, - you found that he was sort of a gruff and outdoorsy type of an individual. He was a rough and tumble sort of man that didn‟t pull any punches when it came to „bad mouthing‟ sin and to those that practiced and lived it. What was the society of Elijah‟s day like in ancient Israel? The leaders starting with the royal families and the priesthood were corrupt and leading the masses into sin and corrupt life styles. The priesthood were Baal worshippers though they affixed the „name of‟ GOD to their religion! Just like professing false Christian leaders do today. The rulers at the inception of the separate Kingdom of Israel,-after the split from Judah, - were afraid that the people would leave their new nation and return to the state of Judah because of true religion. So the rulers made priests out of the basest of the peoples and instituted Baal religion with SUNday replacing the Sabbath Day and also changing the Fall Holy Days from the 7th month to the 8th month. Their new religion looked like GOD‟s religion but it wasn‟t! And to palm it off on the peoples they ascribed GOD‟s Name to their religion. How devious! Notice from the scriptural account also that they had colonies of sodomites living amongst them and they were accepted as part of „normal‟ society? You could say it was an early forerunner of gay rights that many are advocating for today. Plus covertness and stealing were going on. Naboth, an innocent citizen, was brought to trial and false witnesses under oath stated he cursed GOD and the King so he was put to death, - so that the King could usurp his „vineyard that he just had to have‟! King Ahab‟s wife Jezebel, who loved the false prophets of Baal and the Ashtoreth, was complicit in this evil crime of murder. What were the everyday conditions of living for those of the Israeli Kingdom? They were suffering from drought and famine! And the results of starvation always bring on disease stemming from lack of vital nutrients. GOD sent the drought by the hand of Elijah to

punish the peoples for their sins. Today the peoples would be saying the drought was due to „global warming’! However, through Elijah, GOD showed the people that He was the One responsible for their punishment and not circumstances. Sometimes Elijah came into contact with other true followers of GOD, like the Sons of the Prophets or with Elisha, - however he was not dependent upon them for support in any way whatsoever. Elijah worked for and was totally dependent upon GOD. The End Time Elijah will be a similar type man as the original Elijah. An aside on Elijah; when his work was done GOD took him up into the sky by a whirlwind and a fiery chariot. He did not go to „Heaven‟! GOD just moved him to another location on the earth. About 10 years later Elijah sent a letter to King Jehoram of Judah! (2Chron.21:11-14) Elijah just like all men eventually died and is not up in Heaven. In Malachi GOD states He is going to send Elijah before the Day of The LORD. And we came to see that The Day of The LORD takes place during the last year of The Tribulation period. Elijah‟s work will be completed prior to The Tribulation and during that period of The Tribulation GOD will have His Two Witnesses doing a great work. Though the Elijah individual may still be alive somewhere on the earth (as the original was when his work was completed as stated above). So to whom is GOD going to send this Elijah to? Why the modern day descendants of the ancient people of Israel! Separate studies can prove that the British and American peoples are the direct descendants of and legally bear the rights to the name Israel. The people in the Middle East calling themselves the State of Israel are actually the Tribe of Judah. GOD kept His promise to Jacob (Israel) to bless them but is under no obligation to continue to do so. Great Britain is probably the Tribe of Ephraim and the United States the Tribe of Manasseh, - the sons of Joseph. No empire through history was ever as great as the British Empire with its expansive worldwide colonies. And no single nation in history has been as great as the United States of America. All the material wealth, resources and prestige these peoples have received is due to GOD‟s blessings. But GOD because of our sins has begun taking away these blessings. The British Empire is now „little‟ England and has lost just about all their overseas possessions. Even The United States lost the Panama Canal Zone that was theirs for perpetuity. Our nations are wracked with poverty, homelessness, crime, diseases, bankruptcies, divorce and broken families, homosexuality and perverse „entertainment‟, the murder of millions of babies through abortion, cities that are cesspools seemingly, crazy weather and storms causing billions of dollars in damages and of course our trillions of dollars of national debts. Our nations, include-the USA, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and offshoots of our peoples in the former colonies such as South Africa. We are no longer

blessed but under curses! Read Deuteronomy chapter 28 pertaining to the curse we are under now. These curses are the early warnings. However, these curses will not be enough. People will blame „global warming‟ for catastrophic storms. They will blame political affiliations for our problems. They will look to change their leaders who will promise them with slogans of hope and change,-forward,-and smooth words of comfort. They will not admit that it could be GOD bringing about all these curses and destruction! Their false religious leaders will talk about „love‟ and prayer but issue no calls for repentance. Since the peoples „won‟t get it‟, GOD will send His Elijah to personally afflict and punish the peoples! There will be no doubt then in the minds of the leaders and the people as to this man‟s work and calling. He will be labeled the modern day „Troubler of Israel‟. He will be able to bring about droughts or other portrayals of divine intervention and punishments. This modern Elijah will not be seeking meetings with political leaders and bearing to them gifts or sitting to dine with them under lavish and sumptuous settings. No, - he will be denouncing them for the hypocrites that they are! He will call out the ministers of modern day Baal worship and condemn them for leading the people into sin while talking about grace and love,- AND for attaching the Name of Christ to their man made religions! This modern Elijah will show the people that their leaders, religions and educational programs and perverse life styles is bringing all these curses upon them. He will have the endorsement of GOD not men! He will be hated and persecuted as the original Elijah was. But GOD will protect him just as the original Elijah was protected. Will the people then repent? Biblical prophecy says no they won‟t except for a few as even in ancient Israel they had a few righteous peoples that did not bow to Baal. So then what happens? The Bible says the modern descendants of ancient Israel are going into captivity,slavery,-just like our forefathers did! The captivity period of our peoples will coincide with the Tribulation Period and will last for three and a half years and last until Christ returns and frees His people Israel for the SECOND time (as ancient Israel was freed from Egyptian slavery). GOD is now bringing about the super power that He will use to conquer and spoil us and take us into national slavery. This is the „Beast‟ of the Book of Revelation along with the False Prophet that will profess working for GOD. Will this man that GOD uses as the End Time Elijah be called by that name? More than likely no and he could have any common name. Remember that before Christ‟ first coming the man that Jesus said was the Elijah personage at that time was named John (the Baptizer). We see that for His first appearance Christ sent an Elijah individual and He

promises to do the same for His second appearance. And who did John the Baptizer go to in his day? Why the Israeli peoples of the Judah nation of which our LORD was born from. The other ten tribes of Israel were not located in the Middle East at that time but later Christ sent his Apostles to “the lost sheep of Israel”. Christ knew where they were and that eventually they would come into their birthright promises of nationhood in the future. We see from the Bible that GOD always warns before He punishes. No where can you find in scripture any example of a man volunteering to be a prophet, minister or priest of GOD! Christ personally knocked down the Apostle Paul who was a hater and persecutor of Christ‟ followers. He cleaned him up and taught him and then sent him out to work for Him. Jonah tried to run away and we know what happened to him with the three and a half days in the belly of a great sea creature. GOD does not need some individual wearing lavish suits, adorned with gold rings and necklaces crying on TV for your support and money while talking about „love‟! These are all ministers of Baal and cause the people to break GOD‟s laws. If you listen to them or follow them you will be broken by them. GOD does not change,-what He said at Mount Sinai still stands! “I, the LORD, never change. That is why you descendants of Jacob haven't been destroyed yet”. (Mal.3:6) This Elijah person could be alive right now, at this present junction of time, walking amongst us, - but have no knowledge or inkling that GOD will be calling him and using him very soon! But when he does come on the scene you will know it for a certainty. The question put forth to you is “Will you heed his warnings and repentant”? If not you will suffer the consequences of GOD‟s punishment as along with your leaders and fellow citizens. If anyone tries to tell you that this Elijah person already came they are wrong! Pulling names or titles out of the Bible and ascribing them to humans is unscriptural. The first Elijah after his work was completed was taken to a place of safety by GOD. The second Elijah, - John, - was killed by the government of his day. If GOD allows the third Elijah personage to be killed do not be celebratory as the masses will be. Heed his message and clean up your life as you look for the second appearance of The LORD Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of GOD.

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