The Five Spirits of Elijah

The Five Spirits of Elijah

Elijah the Tishbite
I KINGS 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.


Elisha son of Shaphat
II KINGS 19:19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

 II KINGS 2:14
And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

 II KINGS 2:15
And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

 John the Baptist
MALACHI 3:1
 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

William Branham - MALACHI 4:2,5,6
MALACHI 4:2
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

MALACHI 4:5
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

 MALACHI 4:6
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.

REVELATION 10:7
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

 
One of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11:3-6

REVELATION 11:3
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

REVELATION 11:5
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.

REVELATION 11:6
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.

Characteristic

Elijah

Elisha

John

Wm. Branham

1) A man of the wilderness, without social status.

II Kings 1:8

I Kings 19:21

Matthew 3:4

Yes [1]

2) Raised the dead

I Kings 17:24
I Kings 17:22

II Kings 4:34

Fulfilled by Jesus

Yes[2]

3) Guided by Angels

I Kings 19:5

II Kings 6:17

Luke 1:13

Yes [3]

4) Spoke with the Lord,

I Kings 19:13

II Kings 8:10

Matthew 3:15

Yes [4]

5) Hated by fashionable women.

I Kings 19:2

unkown

Matthew 14:8

Yes [5]

6) Prophecy came to pass

II Kings 10:10

(II Kings 2:21)

Mark 1:7-8

Yes [6]

7) Controlled nature

I Kings 17:1
II Kings 2:8

II Kings 2:14
II Kings 8:1

Fulfilled by Jesus

Yes [7]

8) Preached the Word of the Lord.

I Kings 18:18

II Kings 7:1

Matthew 3:1

Yes [8]

9) Condemned idolatry.

I Kings 18:25

II Kings 3:14

Matthew 3:2

Yes [9]

10) Helped widows in need.

I Kings 17:15-16

II Kings 4:1

Fulfilled by Jesus

Yes [10]

11) Prophecied destruction.

I Kings 21:19,23

II Kings 8:12

Fulfilled by Jesus

Yes[6]

12) Identified with fire from heaven.

II Kings 1:10
I Kings 18:38

II Kings 6:17

No

Yes [11]

13) Preached against immoral women.

I Kings 21:25

Unknown

Matthew 14:3

Yes [5]

14) Emotional

I Kings 19:4

II Kings 2:24-25

Luke 7:20

Yes [12]

15) Prophecied of children

No

II Kings 4:8

No

Yes [13]

16) Healed the sick/blind

No

II Kings 5:10

Fulfilled by Jesus

Yes [14]

17) Revealed unknown secrets

I Kings 21:19

II Kings 6:12

Fulfilled by Jesus

Yes [15]

 
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Since this prophet messenger of Revelation 10:7 will be the same as Malachi 4:5-6 he will be naturally like Elijah and John. Both were men set apart from the accepted religious schools of their day. Both were men of the wilderness. Both acted only when they had "Thus saith the Lord," straight from God by revelation. Both lashed out against the religious orders and leaders of their day. But not only was that so, they lashed out against all who were corrupt or would corrupt others. And notice, both prophesied much against immoral women and their ways. Elijah cried out against Jezebel, and John rebuked Herodias, Philip's wife.

Though he will not be popular, he will be vindicated by God. As Jesus authenticated John, and the Holy Ghost authenticated Jesus, we can well expect this man will be first of all authenticated by the Spirit working in his life in acts of power that are indisputable and found nowhere else; and Jesus Himself, in returning, will authenticate him, even as He authenticated John. John witnessed that Jesus was coming,--and so will this man, like John, witness that Jesus is coming. And the very return of Christ will prove that this man indeed was the forerunner of His second coming. This is the final evidence that this indeed is the prophet of Malachi 4, for the end of the Gentile period will be Jesus, Himself, appearing. Then it will be too late for those who have rejected him.

In order to further clarify our presentation of this last day prophet, let us particularly note that the prophet of Matthew 11:12, was John the Baptist, who was the one foretold in Malachi 3:1,
"Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me; and the Lord, Whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the Covenant, Whom ye delight in; behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts."
Matthew 11:1-12,
"And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding His twelve disciples, He departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
And said unto Him, Art thou He That should come, or do we look for another?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me.
And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
For this is he, of whom it is written. Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee.
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."
This has already taken place. This has happened. It is over. But note now in Malachi 4:1-6,
"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.
But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
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.
Remember ye the law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
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."
See, immediately after the coming of THIS Elijah, the earth will be cleansed by fire and the wicked burned to ashes. Of course, this did NOT happen at the time of John (the Elijah for his day.) The Spirit of God that prophesied the coming of the messenger in Malachi 3:1 (John) was but reiterating His previous prophetic statement of Isaiah 40:3 made at least three centuries previously.
"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 John, by the Holy Ghost, voiced both Isaiah and Malachi in Matthew 3:3,
"For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight."
So we can well see from these Scriptures that the prophet in Malachi 3, who was John, was NOT the prophet of Malachi 4, though indeed, both John and this last-day prophet have upon them the same Spirit Which was upon Elijah.

Now this messenger of Malachi 4 and Revelation 10:7 is going to do two things. One: According to Malachi 4 he will turn the hearts of the children to the fathers. Two: He will reveal the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 which are the revelations contained in the seven seals. It will be these Divinely revealed 'mystery-truths' that literally turn the hearts of the children to the Pentecostal fathers. Exactly so.

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