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The Bible refers to the end time Elijah message “I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5). And that the day of the Lord will be ushered by “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come” (Joel 2:31).
These two events will occur before the coming of “the great and terrible day of the Lord” mentioned in Joel 2:31. One, the coming of Elijah. And two, the tremendous signs in the heavens. This helps us locate both events. The “Dark Day” occurred in May 19, 1780. That same night, the moon appeared as blood. Matthew 24:29 includes one more sign, the falling of the stars, which took place in November 13, 1833.
From this, we know that the end-time Elijah message must begin sometime near or after 1833, before the coming of the great day of the Lord. It is obvious that John’s “Elijah message” does not apply to the second “Elijah message” because God’s great sky signs appeared over 1,700 years after John the baptist preached his message. The Elijah message of Joel 2:31 had to begin after those sky signs in 1833 and must prepare people for Jesus‘ second advent.
The content of the Elijah message is found in the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14:6-14. These messages began around 1844 and is preparing people worldwide for Jesus‘ second advent (verse 14), which will take place after the threefold message has reached every person on earth. This message unmasks Satan and his plans. It clearly reveals God’s love and His requirements. Today, God is calling people back to true worship- worship of God alone.
Revelation 14:12 says,“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” God’s end time saints will keep God’s commandments (including the seventh day Sabbath of creation) and will have the faith of Jesus.
God miraculously reached hearts in Elijah’s day (1 Kings 18:37, 39) and in the days of John the Baptist. And He will do the same in these last days as people respond to the three angels‘ messages (Revelation 18:1). And “Elijah … shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers” (Malachi 4:5, 6).
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