Why does Elijah have to come first?


Have you ever wondered why Elijah has to come before the great and terrible day of the Lord?

The prophet Malachi tells us in Malachi 4:5-6, ‘Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

In order to really understand why Elijah must come first, we have to understand what Elijah did both in person and through the ministry of John the Baptist. Jesus spoke of John’s ministry when He quoted Malachi 3:1 and told His disciples in Matthew 11:10, “Behold I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.” He told them again in Matthew 17:11-12, that “Elijah is coming first and…

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