posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 02:21 AM
Enoch and Elias will preach in Jerusalem,the Holy City, for three and half years.
As a result of their powerful witness, many Jews will turn to their true Messiah at last.'''''Behold, I will send you [Jews] Elijah (Elias) 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
childrento their fathers''(Malachi 4:5, 6 )
Blessed Theophylactus the Bulgarian(11th century) wrote,''''''Elias shall come...as the forerunner of the Second Coming,and he shall return to
faith in Christ all the Jews who were found to be obedient, remaining faithfull, as it were, to the paternal heritage of those who had fallen away
This will be one of the most profoundly moving occurances of the end of times .The long vigil of Judaism will end when that'''''Remnant'' which
the Lord has preserved through the ages finally turns its heart fully to Jesus Christ.''''And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant
of Israel....will depend on the LORDthe Holy One of Israel, in truth''''(Isaiah 10;20,)
Thus shall be fulfilled the ancient hope that a remnant, though merely a few grains of all Israel's seas of sand, would truly return to
God:''Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel:''Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant will be saved'
'''''(Romans 9: 27 )
The conversion of these Jews will be intense and total:'''Then they will look on Me whom they pierced,''''
records Zechariah tenderly.'''Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a
firstborn''''(Zechariah 12: 10 ).
The Book of Revelation assigns a specific number to this remnant:'''''And I heard the number of those who were sealed.One hunred and forty -four
thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed '''
(Revelation 7 : 4 )