“Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things.” (Part 2 of 2)

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We continue with God’s Elijah restoration, part 2  —

4) Pure Food and Drink

In Amos 9:14 we read —

“And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.”

“Before them a fire devours, and behind them a flame scorches. The land before them is like the Garden of Eden, but behind them, it is like a desert wasteland—surely nothing will escape them.”(Joel 2:3)

“Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.” (Joel 2:21-22)

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.” (Joel 2:25-26)

Just as the garden of Eden was, with beauty and trees sprouting all over, the same restoration shall appear in the Holy Land in the last days. We can only imagine pure sparkling water such as never seen since the beginning! Fruits and vegetables shining and enticing our eyes to partake!

“‘And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.’ Everything that God had made was the perfection of beauty, and nothing seemed wanting that could contribute to the happiness of the holy pair; yet the Creator gave them still another token of his love, by preparing a garden especially for their home.

In this garden were trees of every variety, many of them laden with fragrant and delicious fruit. There were lovely vines, growing upright, yet presenting a most graceful appearance, with their branches drooping under their load of tempting fruit, of the richest and most varied hues. It was the work of Adam and Eve to train the branches of the vine to form bowers, thus making for themselves a dwelling from living trees covered with foliage and fruit.

There were fragrant flowers of every hud in rich profusion. In the midst of the garden stood the tree of life, surpassing in glory all other trees. Its fruit appeared like apples of gold and “The creation was now complete. ‘The heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.’ ‘And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.’ Eden bloomed on earth. Adam and Eve had free access to the tree of life. No taint of sin, or shadow of death, marred the fair creation. ‘The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.’” (PP, p.45-46)

Let us remember that prior to this restoration, the last gigantic war as spoken of in Zech, 14:1-9 will have just taken place, and then shortly after that the Lord is to cause the land to become miraculously beautiful again as very clearly stated in the Word of the Lord —

“Thus says the Lord GOD: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.” (Ezek. 36:33-36)

5) The Kingdom organization

“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of the LORD’S  house  shall be established on top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ “For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”(Micah 4:1-2)

As we have posted so many times this promise is directly applicable to us today “last days”. Yes WHILE THE HEATHEN ARE ROUNDABOUT! Unfortunately, our leaders in the SDA church are ignorant of this Word. But aptly able to explain it away should a truth seeker enquire of them its meaning!

“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”(Dan. 2:44)


Now, some may ask how is this going to be possible with the current Jews and Arabs occupying the holy land? While we can’t go deeply into this in this post, we can simply say that the world is now being set up to have the gigantic world war III over Israel. This is obviously being prepared even as we speak. The tension has been building the last couple of years and will continue to do so, until God says it’s time for it to take place.

An applicable Scripture reads, “Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O nation not desired;Before the decree takes effect– The day passes like the chaff– Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD’S anger comes upon you” (Zeph2:1-2) .

Where is this “nation not desired”? Verse 4 tells us,Gaza will be deserted, and Ashkelon will be destroyed. Ashdod will be driven out at noon, and Ekron will be torn out by the roots.”

It is in the land of Israel. The Lord’s anger will cause the occupants to be driven out so that His promises will be fulfilled to the letter!

Again, as we have explained before, this Word of God shows that during, not after, and while “in” the time of these kings, those of the time of the end, God sets up His final kingdom. it’s beginning stage, then to transfer to the Heavenly courts for a thousand years.

“For thus says the LORD: “Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations; Proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!’  Behold, I will bring them from the north country,and gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and the one who labors with child, together; A great throng shall return there.”(Jer. 7:7-8)

What we love about this reference is that it shows that the “blind and lame” are returning to His kingdom, His Holy Land. No blind and lame will exist in heaven or the new earth! The timing of this kingdom is set to appear and begin IN OUR WORLD TODAY.

For our last reference establishing the Word of His kingdom we look at a most beautiful promise —

 

“Thus says the LORD : ‘I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, The Mountain of the LORD of hosts, the Holy Mountain.’ Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Ol men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each one with his staff in his hand because of old age. The streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets.

Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘ If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, will it also be marvelous in My eyes?’ says the LORD of hosts. Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘ Behold , I will save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west; I will bring them back, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people and I will be their God, in truth and righteousness.”(Zech. 8:3-8)

In closing brethren, the full restoration is about to occur. Of course we just touched on a few of the aspects of the restoration to take place. We should know that we live in the final hours of time and that by God’s grace we must be accounted worthy to be a part of this restored kingdom!

 

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts: I will go also.

Yes, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.” (Zech. 8:20-23)

 NOTE: for those who would like to read a sermon given by brother Victor Houteff on this restoration, click here — http://www.shepherds-rod-message.org/tracts/2tg31.html

Some precious pictures of God’s handiwork —

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Color Code: Orange: The Lord speaking  Blue: The Bible or SOP speaking Brown: the Lord’s Elijah message brought by Victor Houteff  Red: important highlights

One Response to ““Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things.” (Part 2 of 2)”

  1. vegaraw Says:

    I love the pictures in the end of little ones with their parent. They are so cute! ^-^

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