15 Nov “It seems Elijah will have a pivotal role in the coming of the Messiah, specifically in reminding a future generation of the importance of the Law of Moses,” wrote Joseph Farah in his article The Mystery of Elijah – And His Return on World Net Daily.
“What is Elijah going to do before Jesus returns?” Farah asks.
Paraphrasing Scripture, his answer is that Elijah will remind his
generation about the Law of Moses, turning the hearts of children to
their fathers and vice versa. However, that’s the watered-down version,
because Scripture said to not only remember The Law, but to return to it.
Malachi 4:4 Remember ye and return to The Law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the Statutes and Judgments.
Elijah’s generation is warned to Return to the Law of Moses AND to God’s Statutes and Judgments. All these can be found in The Torah, the first five Books of The Bible, given to Moses by God.
Farah questioned why we would need to return to The Law, if
the church teaches that the Law of Moses is dead. He questioned why
would God bring it back again. His suggestion is, “just as the Pharisees
of Jesus’ day perverted scripture by adding to the law, is it possible
that today’s church has twisted scripture by subtracting from it and
rendering irrelevant the commandments of God that define sin?”
His suggestion is correct; but partially. Let’s look at what Jesus said about the churches:
Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt NOT be as the hypocrites [ARE]: for they love to pray standing in the churches and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward (they
wanted to be seen and they have been seen, so they already have the
reward they wanted and therefore God will NOT answer them).
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and WHEN THOU HAST SHUT THY DOOR, pray to thy Father IN PRIVATE; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly (by answering you).
Jesus indicates that God is not found in the churches, but is found
within. He knew churches were corrupt and led, and still lead, people
away from God, by adding to and subtracting from The Law. But it wasn’t
just the churches; it was the government – and still is. The Pharisees
were politicians. And what do politicians do – they add and subtract
man-made legislation in direct defiance to The Law of God. We are looking at church and state – which will both be judged guilty (Enoch 58:1).
Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not ADD unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the Commandments of the “I AM” your God which I COMMAND you.
Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
This is a direct, simple and concise command; yet, how many pieces of
legislation do you live under that are in direct defiance of God’s Law?
He created The Law so that His people would observe and do it – and
this would ensure that no “body, or corporation, or organization, or
beast-system” could enslave you.
The church should have been a community, or nation, loyal to God
first. This is the first great commandment. So while our
persuaded-politicians go along with the Opposer’s evil plans to turn the
world into one big Sodom and Gomorrah, where every perversion is
acceptable, you might want to remember and return to The Law, or burn.
It can’t get much simpler than that, as chapter four of Malachi begins:
Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like 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 “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them
neither root nor branch (nothing).
Prophets have always been sent to warn us; but so far we’ve never
really heeded their call. We forget that God always carries out The
Sentence of The Law. A little time goes by, and God’s people stray and
forget, until the Reminder comes. Then it’s hard for us to grasp,
because our parents and grandparents didn’t burn – yet. “The world is
bad, but we’ll be long gone before the destruction,” we tell ourselves.
Back to Farah’s article.
He writes that Jesus tells us something about Elijah when the scribes
ask doesn’t Elijah come before the Messiah; and quoting scripture,
Farah tells us Jesus said Elijah will come first to restore all things. Farah then asks us to consider that, “Elijah will restore all things.”
While this is scripturally true, Farah seems to have fallen for a lie
that the churches teach, because he thinks that John the Baptist may
have been Elijah, writing in the article, “Lo and behold, in the
gospels, John The Baptist is directly compared by Jesus with Elijah.”
The scripture actually reads Elias, who was the disciple of Elijah. This is an example of how following the churches will lead one astray.
Jesus verified that John was Elias/Elisha, and the one who appeared with Moses at the transfiguration:
Matthew 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Matthew 17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the lawyers that Elias must first come?
Matthew 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Matthew 17:12 But I say unto you,
That Elias 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
Matthew 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke unto them of John the Baptist (Elias – Elisha NOT Elijah).
So, when the churches teach you that Elijah already came, question
their blindness, or deceit. Elijah comes in the end times, as recorded
Farah suggests that we pay attention to what Elijah will do on his
second coming. Again, “He will restore all things.” Then, Farah promotes
his latest book The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and The End of Age.
But is Farah another blind leader? Is it his book we need to read or is
it The Torah, which contains God’s Law, Statutes and Judgements?
Let’s examine Malachi 4 again:
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 4:3 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 “I AM” Lord of hosts.
If we fear God, and remember and return to The Law, our nation
will be healed by Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, and we can grow up
as calves in the stall under His care; and go forth to remove all
wickedness from the Earth.
fallacy that the church teaches is that Jesus cancelled The Law of
Moses, which is why Farah wrote what he did about The Law being dead.
This teaching/belief is contrary to what Scripture actually says.
Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy The Law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto
you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way
pass from The Law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore
shall break one of these least COMMANDments, and shall teach men so, he
shall be called the least in the Kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall
do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of
Thus, any church teaching that The Law was cancelled is pretty low in
God’s eyes. The only thing Jesus cancelled out was animal-sacrifice,
which He replaced with daily sacrifice of the ego-SELF, meaning we
should control our human-animal with our Spirit-Being, like He showed
Jesus came to fulfill (“fully preach” in the Greek translation) The Law
– the one Jerusalem had forsaken, found in The Torah; and replacing it
with the Talmud. He said it: Thus have ye made the Commandment of God of
none effect by your Tradition (Talmud).
By Tradition, He meant The Talmud, which means “Traditions of Men”.
This is clarified in the Gospel of Mark when the Pharisees/politicians
and scribes/attorneys ask about the disciples eating without washing
their hands, because it was the “Tradition of the elders” to do so.
Then the politicians and lawyers asked him, Why walk not thy disciples
according to the “Tradition of the Elders” (Talmud), but eat bread with
Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well
hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people
honoureth me with [their] lips, but their heart is FAR from me.
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
Mark 7:8 For laying aside the
COMMANDment of God, ye hold the “Tradition” of men, [as] the washing of
pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the COMMANDment of God, that ye may keep your own “Tradition”.
Christians today still worship God in vain, because they abide by
thousands of pieces of man-made doctrine/legislation; and have put The
Commandments of God far from them. For example, The American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) and other branches of the Synagogue of Satan have
seen to this – as they bully everyone into being politically-correct,
instead of Lawfully-Abiding. No one heeds God’s Government; and He is
going to annihilate their Satanic one. Churches continue to get
congregations to follow their politicians by conveniently
misinterpreting scripture again, by telling them to obey a higher power –
But our righteousness is not from any man-made political
government which “crafts” legislation incessantly to feed the beast. We
don’t need to follow self-righteous individuals thinking they are a law
unto themselves, keeping their traditions alive. Our righteousness is
The Law; and in keeping and doing it.
Deuteronomy 6:25 And IT shall be our righteousness, if we observe to DO all these Commandments before the “I AM” our God, as He hath COMMANDED us.
Scripture teaches us continually that we will be judged by our righteousness. For Righteousness is immortal (Sol. 1:15). Thus, we’d better learn what that means.
Jesus used “righteousness” similarly to The Law in Matthew
3:15 when talking to John the Baptist (Elias) before His baptism, “And
Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it to be so] now: for thus it
becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.” The
Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Him, signified
that He took back His mantle from Elias/Elisha.
We learn The Law by performing it; and following The Way of The King
of Righteousness, as our Master, Teacher, Example, and Redeemer. He is
the Sun of Righteousness; and He has a song for us to perform/sing that
includes the Song of Moses.
Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a New Song (Isaiah 42:10)
before the Throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no
man could learn that “Song” except the hundred [and] forty [and] four
thousand, which were redeemed from the Earth.
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the “Song of Moses” (Old Covenant –
Deut. 31) the servant of God, AND the “Song of the Lamb” (New
Covenant), saying, Great and marvellous [are] Thy works, Lord God
Almighty; just and true [are] Thy Ways, Thou King of the holy people.
Thus the New Song is the Song of Moses (The Law of Moses) and the
Song of the Lamb, harmonized together. Now, you’ve got to ask yourself,
“Do I want to perform it and survive” or be a fool.
Wisdom 18:27 A wise man will fear the Lord in every thing, and
in the day of sinning he will beware of offence: but a fool will not
These are the Days of Elijah.
The article’s subtitle “Exclusive: Joseph Farah explains what we don’t know about prophet’s lineage” suggest that he has something to reveal, but his explanation falls short, reading more like a Wikipedia page.
What does Elijah The Tishbite mean? If you do an Internet research,
websites will regurgitate each other with the “accepted” meaning or
meanings. But you could be misled. The “accepted” meaning of “Jesus of
Nazareth” is that he was from Nazareth. He can’t have been from a place
that didn’t exist until after his ascension, as it was built in the 4th
century A.D. “Nazir” simply means TRUTH. Jesus was Truth.
As far as Elijah The Tishbite goes, the Wikipedia version explains
that either that he was from a town with a similar spelling or that
Tishbite means “to dwell”. Thus, Elijah could have been a sojourner, as
Farah points out.
An explanation found on an Internet forum suggests a deeper meaning. The author wrote,
“תשבי” Tishbite, begins with the root word “שב” and means “to return”.
Adding a yod to the end makes it plural and becomes the word “שבי”
meaning “to dwell”. With the preposition tav the word becomes “He shall
return to dwell”. This definition makes more sense in the context. The
word Elijah is a compound of the words “El & Ya” meaning “My G-d is
YHVH”. The passage then reads “Elijah the Tishbite” or “G-d is YHVH, He
shall return to dwell”.
Because he could have been a sojourner, some claim he could have been
a gentile. It is more likely that given his status as God’s chosen
prophet at the time, Elijah was a Levite. Levites were not given land,
because God said He would be their inheritance (Deut. 10:9). Levites
dwelled in Israelite lands and were sheltered and fed by them.
Joshua 14:4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes,
Manasseh and Ephraim (Israel): therefore they gave no part unto the
Levites in the land, save cities to dwell [in], with their suburbs for
their cattle and for their substance.
Before traveling to Samaria to warn king Ahab and Jezebel, as a
Levite, Elijah could have dwelled freely in Gilead, land identified with
the tribes of Manasseh, Gad and Rueben. Elijah then dwelled by the
brook Cherith, near Jordan; dwelled with the widow in Zarephath, which
belonged to Zidon; and returned to Samaria again to challenge 850 false
prophets. His mission took him to many places like Beersheba, Mount
Horeb, Damascus, Bethel, and Jericho.
Elijah literally received his inheritance when he was “taken” to
dwell with God (2 Kings 2:11). Remember Levi’s portion of inheritance?
Deut. 10:9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with
his brethren; the “I AM” [is] his inheritance, according as the “I AM”
thy God promised him.
Elijah was taken by an identified flying object in the sky, which they called a chariot of fire.
2 Kings 2:11 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
But Elijah was prophesied to return and dwell among us again,
aligning more with the forum’s explanation of what Tishbite means –“God
is Yahweh and He shall return to dwell”.
In fact, Christ is also prophesied to dwell with us again.
his credit, Farah challenges readers to read Scripture themselves;
however, the article is meant to introduce his new book. You could
choose to read it; or you could choose to read what Elijah The Prophet
wrote in 1986: The Way home or face The Fire – it’s a free download. He sheds the best light on his purpose; and reveals the mysteries of God – and why you are here.
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