Malachi Prophecy

Elijah Prophecy

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Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Book of Malachi
Chapter 4


Malachi Prophecy on Elijah and John the Baptist

John the Baptist and Elijah Prophecy

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our Malachi Prophecy on Elijah and John the Baptist study taking an in depth look into the John The Baptist and Elijah Prophecy. The Malachi Prophecy and Elijah Prophecy message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.

Malachi Prophecy on Elijah and John the Baptist Truth
John the Baptist and Elijah Prophecy Explained

So glad you could join us for the conclusion of our study of The Book of Malachi. We've seen a spectrum of God's emotions written in the words of Malachi, and he concludes his prophecy with some closing words from the Lord. First, some words or warning for the wicked, comfort for the righteous, and encouragement for everybody. At the end, the Lord reveals a sign to look for, at the approach of the End Times.

Malachi, Chapter 4

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 [Jesus!] arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth [continue on], and grow up as calves of the stall [protected].
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.
4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
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 Prophecy on Elijah and John the Baptist Facts
John the Baptist and Elijah Prophecy Mystery

Now, we're gonna take a look ahead into the Gospels for a moment and see something very interesting. John the Baptist was the son of Zacharias and an Angel appeared to him before John was conceived and told him this about John:

Luke 1:16-17

16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before Him [Jesus] in the spirit and power of Elias [Elijah], 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.

And now, a little tidbit of information about a person's spirit.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

Malachi Prophecy on Elijah and John the Baptist Vow
John the Baptist and Elijah Prophecy Journey

This is how a person can have the spirit of another person. God can put the same spirit in different people, and John had the spirit of Elijah. You can have the spirit of a person, without actually being that person.

In fact ... There are two spirits that stand before the Lord that God puts into humans to do His will:

Here is what Jesus said about John the Baptist:

Matthew 11:10, 13-14

10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias [Elijah], which was for to come.

Malachi Prophecy on Elijah and John the Baptist Story
John the Baptist and Elijah Prophecy Promise

And this is what John said about Himself:

John 1:19-23

19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias [Elijah]? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.


Matthew 3:3

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.


Isaiah 40:3

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Now, here are two different versions, one from Matthew, and one from Mark, of what Jesus said to Peter, James and John after the transfiguration, when Moses and Elijah appeared in the mountain and talked with Jesus.

Matthew 17:9-13

9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
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 [Elijah] truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias [Elijah] 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.


Mark 9:9-13

9 And as they came down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
11 And they asked Him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
12 And He answered and told them, Elias [Elijah] verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
13 But I say unto you, That Elias [Elijah] is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.

Malachi Prophecy on Elijah and John the Baptist End
John the Baptist and Elijah Prophecy Conclusion

There's no question that the spirit of Elijah was in John the Baptist. But it sure sounds like the message that Malachi is relaying to us, is that there's yet another appearance of Elijah to come. How do you know? Two things. Remember, God said, Watch, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.

That would be Jesus' second visit, not His first. And, it says that he will restore all things, reconciling fathers with their children and vice versa. That certainly hasn't happened yet either. So, it looks like this prophecy is yet to be fulfilled and is a sign that we should look for.

Congratulations on completing this study of The Book of Malachi, as well as completing the Old Testament! Well, it's out with the old and in with the new! You're in store for treasure beyond compare as you begin a whole new adventure in studying the New Testament. Can't wait to start, so hurry back and we'll journey through the Word together, right here at Daily Bread. God bless you and yours!







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