Saturday, December 31, 2005

 

ELIJAH AND MOSES IN ISRAEL

Matthew 17:10-11
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 truly shall first come, and restore all things.

Malachi 4:5-6
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.

There is actually 2 witnesses, Elijah went to heaven in a rapture. And so did Enoch. Moses died and God hid his body.

1 - First we get the scripture that Enoch was raptured to heaven.

HEBREWS 11:55 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

2 - Second Elijah being raptured to heaven.

2 KINGS 2:1,11-12
1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

3 - Now Moses died and God hid his body.

Deuteronomy 34:5-7
5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

I find this scripture very intersting! Why would God say that even though Moses was 120 years old he himself and his eyes were still strong and not week. Was God giving us a hint here that Moses will be the other witness in the Book of Revelation Chapter 11.

Now I have explained all of the above for a reason , because now we go to Revelation CH 11 to see 2 future preachers coming to Israel to preach to Israel and the world that they have to repent for the King is returning to Earth bodily. (JESUS), to rule and reign from Davids throne.

Revelation 11:1-2
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

In these 2 verses we see the 3RD TEMPLE is rebuilt. Before the 2 WITNESSES COME ON THE SCENE.

THE 2 WITNESSES COME ON THE SCENE.

Revelation 11:3-4
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore (1,260) days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

Right off it says 2 WITNESSES will preach for 3 1/2 years.

Who are these 2 Witnesses?

Well I believe they will be Elijah and Moses, and we will have a closer look why I think this.

Revelation 11:5-6
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Notice these 2 preachers are preaching Prophesy! Prophesy is KING JESUS is returning to earth bodily to rule and reign from Jerusalem from Davids throne. Why all the SIGNS JESUS gave us to look for, all the SIGNS are for his 2ND coming to earth.

Why I think these 2 Witnesses will be Elijah and Moses?

Matthew 17:1-4
1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

Mark 9:2-5
2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

We see these 2 will kill people that try to hurt them when their preaching Prophesy by shooting fire out of their mouths. This will be a miracle in itself, but coming from Elijah and Moses GOD done many miracles with these 2 in Bible times.

Revelation 11:5
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

We will recognize by what these 2 witnesses do, why I think it will be Elijah and Moses.

Revelation 11:6
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

ELIJAH first!!!!! - ELIJAH means my God is Jah, or God himself

God answered Elijahs prayer in the past by making it rain. and other miracles as you will read.

1 KINGS 18:1-2,43-45
1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.
43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.
44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

Isnt this interesting that Elijah told Ahab to go to the sea 7 times, when it is during the future 7 year peace treaty that these 2 preachers will be preaching. And it is also the 70th week of Daniels prophesy. We might just see a connection here. From past to present.

And one more interesting fact Elijahs name means God himself. during this 7 yr treaty it is God judging the world of sin, but still like Moses name means drawer out, God will be drawing people to himself during this time of trouble on the earth.

Malachi 4:6
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.

2 KINGS 2:8
8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

2 KINGS 1:2
2 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

MOSES second!!!! - MOSES name means drawer out.

God used Moses mightily to free his people in the past, why not in the future again. By the miracles of the 10 plaques. Here is something interesting again God wanted to show SIGNS for the generations of Israelis, and during this 7 yr tribulation or peace treaty the SIGNS of the end of the age of grace are being fulfilled!. And like I said before it also is Daniels 70th week to fulfill all the prophesies after dealing with Israel, and Jerusalem. Notice in verse 3 of Exodus 10 we read Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews. And one more intersting fact God is dealing with Hardened hearted people just like Pharaoh here in Exodus 10. During this 7 yr of incredible commandment breaking.

1ST PLAGUE WATER TURNED TO BLOOD Exodus 7:17-21, Revelation 16:3
17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.
19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

2ND PLAGUE FROGS Exodus 8:5-6, Revelation 16:13-14

5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

3RD PLAGUE LICE Exodus 8:15-17

15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

4TH PLAGUE FLIES Exodus 8:22-24

22 And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
23 And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.
24 And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.

5TH PLAGUE DEAD ANIMALS Exodus 9:1-6, Revelation 16:3

1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,
3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
4 And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel.
5 And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
6 And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

6TH PLAGUE BOILS Exodus 9:8-10, Revelation 16:2

8 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.

7TH PLAGUE PESTILENCE, HAIL Exodus 9:22-25, Revelation 16:21

22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.

EXODUS 10:1-31 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:
2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD.
3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.

8TH PLAGUE LOCUSTS. Exodus 10:12-15, Revelation 9:3-4

12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.
13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

9TH PLAGUE DARKNESS FOR 3 DAYS. Exodus 10:20-23, Revelation 16:10

20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.
22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

10TH PLAGUE FIRSTBORN KILLED Exodus 11:4-10, Revelation 16:14-16

4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
8 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Alright so this is why I think the two Witnesses will be Elijah and Moses. Now lets continue on to see what happenes to these two at the midpoint of the 7 yr tribulation.

Revelation 11:7-10
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

So Here we see The EU leader has Elijah and Moses murdered, and will not let their bodies be buried for 3 1/2 days. But lets look at the next interesting turn of events in Revelation 11:11-12

11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Here we see yet another rapture to Heaven. After the 3 1/2 days Elijah and Moses are brought back to life and raptured to heaven by God in front of thousands at Jerusalem and even millions through television. Since they were hated, everybody will be watching their dead bodies lying on the street in Jerusalem, so they won't miss out on this rapture either. There will probably be a continuous camera on them so people can glote over their bodies live throught the internet.

Then we see how God gets revenge on the Gloters in Jerusalem.

Revelation 11:13
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

So here we see our Awesome God getting revenge on gloters of Elijah and Moses dead bodies. The very same hour a gigantic earthquake occurs, 1/10TH of Jerusalem is destroyed and 7,000 people die in this quake. And the rest that were in Jerusalem gave God the glory only because they are so scared, not because of true repentence.

I will leave you with a nice verse for the Israelis to cling to from Matthew 8:11.

Matthew 8:11
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

That means a resurrection of the dead for all the righteous Israelis since the beginning of time. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Come quickly Lord JESUS. AMEN and AMEN.



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