Elijah Has Already Come
Jesus is coming soon. But Elijah must come first.
Remember, God promised in Malachi 4:5 and later confirmed by Jesus in Matthew 17:12, that one just like with John the Baptist, and another Elijah type forerunner, must come first in this the Biblical last days, to prepare the way, restore all things, and usher in Christ’s second coming.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elijah has come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they liked. Matthew 17:11-12
Despised and Rejected
This is the testimony of Jesus Christ, coming to Him as a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5
VIDEO Overview: The Gospel according to Matthew Chapters 1-13 – Part 1/2. Things to look out and listen for. Jesus teachings and warnings to His disciples about how He is going to be rejected by the rulers and leaders. Also that His disciples would be persecuted.