Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Bible Study Program
Matthew, Chapter 11
The Spirit of Elijah the Tishbite Prophecy
Elijah Bible Story Explained
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Tell Me the Story of Jesus program.
This is our thought provoking and absolutely jaw dropping ... The
Spirit of Elijah quest for facts by looking at the extremely exciting
and thrilling Elijah Bible story filled with Spirit filled teachings
and God's miracles occurring for Elijah the Tishbite. The
heartwarming and yet edge of your seat message shared within the
Spirit of Elijah Bible story will truly bring understanding and then
Start our Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Bible Study from the beginning:
When we left off ... Jesus' disciples went out and preached the
Gospel, anointed the sick with oil and healed them, and cast out many
devils. Can you imagine ... Ordinary men doing such miraculous
things? Their faith must have been remarkable! How is your own Faith
doing? Let's see if we can enhance that YOU-nique faith of yours.
John the Baptist, at that time was still in Herod's prison for
speaking Truth. Jesus went out into different cities to preach and
John had heard about the miracles that Jesus was doing. John sent two
of his disciples to ask Jesus, Are you the Messiah or should we
Jesus said to them, Go and tell John again about the things that
you've been hearing about and seeing. The blind can see, the lame can
walk, the lepers are clean and the deaf can hear, the dead are raised
up and the poor have the Gospel preached to them. And blessed is
anyone who is not ashamed of me.
Prepare for the awe inspiring Spirit of Elijah the Tishbite fulfilled
prophecy ... As they left, Jesus talked to the crowds about John.
What did you go to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken in the wind?
A man dressed in soft clothing? People who wear soft clothes live in
palaces. What did you go to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and
more than a prophet.
(Here comes a major part of the Elijah Bible story.) John is the one
of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
which shall prepare thy way before thee (Malachi
3:1). Truly I say to you, of all human beings, there hasn't been
a greater one born than John the Baptist. Even so, whoever is least
in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he. (The least in Heaven is
better than the greatest on earth!)
Jesus continued, And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the
Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by
force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if
you will receive (accept) it, this is Elijah, which was for to come. He that hath ears to
hear, let him hear.
Let's look at that last paragraph from the Elijah the Tishbite
comparison to John the Baptist and figure out just what it means.
Since John the Baptist arrived, there is violence in Heaven and the
violent take it by force? That's a hard thing to imagine, isn't it?
We think of Heaven as the most peaceful place we can imagine. Maybe
the next sentence will help us out:
All the prophets and the law prophesied until
Okay, we know from the Book of
Job that Satan stands in line with the Angels as to accuse
Christians whenever he tricks us into anything and he wants to tattle
on us to God, so we know there are fallen angels and devils that have
or had access to Heaven. But up until John the Baptist's arrival,
they didn't know how much time they had to do as much damage as they
could to as many souls as they could. As long as John wasn't born
yet, the clock was still ticking with no end in sight.
Well, now that John has entered the picture who has the Spirit of
Elijah the Tishbite, they know that he's paving the way for
Jesus and now the alarm on their time clock is set. Their time is
limited. Whatever they heard from the prophets up until now, was
about to come to pass. The devil had 4000 years so far to be prince
of the earth, now the Prince of Heaven has come to stir things up a
Another thing to remember, is that the devil knows Scripture and so
he knows about the time of the Jewish people and the time of the
Gentiles, and he can do math too, so he must be a little annoyed that
his time is now limited. Violence in Heaven? You better believe that
all of Satan's angels aren't quietly standing in line anymore since
they got the news.
Nope, they are probably pushin' and shovin' and cuttin' in line and
puttin' up a pretty big fuss as you can imagine. Not only is their
time limited, but now they've got this Jesus to deal with, which
really cramps their style when it comes to the soul stealing game.
Let's take the next sentence in the Elijah Bible story study. And if
you will believe it, this is Elijah, which was for to come. The
spirit of Elijah was in John the Baptist. If you recall, when John
the Baptist first started preaching, the people asked him if he was
The reason they asked was because in Malachi
4:5 it says: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before
the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 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. This is also what the Angel of the Lord told Zacharias in
1:17. An interesting study on how God uses spirits to enter the
souls of human's that He is using (Just as John the Baptist
possessing the Spirit of Elijah) would be the Two
Witnesses from the book of Revelation.
So as you can see ... The Spirit of Elijah the Tishbite was used in
John the Baptist. The next sentence in the Spirit of Elijah Bible
story is one that Jesus says many times. He that hath ears to hear,
let him hear. Usually, He says this when He's speaking in parables.
He's telling us to figure out what He means. How many times have you
read something in the Bible, and you didn't understand it so you just
gave up on it in frustration?
On occasions when you persisted or at a later time when you figured
something out, you can't believe that it wasn't clear the first time,
because now it seems as plain as the nose on your face (or the ears
on your head). Isaiah
6:9-13 also explains that the Lord closed the understanding of
those who choose not to believe. So, Jesus is saying, if you have it
in your heart to understand, hear and adhere to the Spirit of Elijah
But what can I compare this generation to? It's like children sitting
in the street and calling to their friends saying, We've played music
for you but you haven't danced, we've cried for you but you haven't
regretted. See, John came neither eating or drinking (not doing
anything that might make people question his righteousness), yet they
say he's possessed by a devil.
The Spirit of Elijah Bible Story Tidbit of Truth. Did you know that
drank wine? Listen to what Jesus says: The Son of man (Jesus)
came eating and drinking, and they say, Look, a glutton and
a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. In other words,
Jesus is saying, it doesn't matter to this generation if God Himself
comes and tells you that He's here and salvation is right in front of
you, you're not gonna believe it. But wisdom is justified by her
children ... Wisdom is shown true of all her children ... The wise
will believe it!
Jesus accused the cities where most of His miracles were done because
John and Jesus preached repentance for salvation and they didn't
repent. Then Jesus said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of Heaven and
earth, because you've hidden these things from the wise and prudent
and have revealed them to children because it seemed right to you.
All things are given to me from my Father and nobody knows the Son,
but God, and nobody knows God except the Son, and whoever the Son
shows Him to.
Come to me, all you that toil and are burdened and I'll give you
rest. Hear my message and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart and you will find rest for your soul. What I ask of you is easy
and the burden I ask you to bear is light.
Again, what Jesus said in just a few Words, has so much more meaning
than anyone else's few words ever could. Check out the more in depth
... The Spirit of Elijah the Tishbite below to learn more of the
Elijah Bible story events.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare