New Harmony: Tapping into the spirit of the Spirit of Elijah

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  • MrNirom1 Aloha, OR
    Nov. 9, 2013 8:05 p.m.

    @sharrona No.. they are not the same person.. but represent a type.. an Elias.. a forerunner.. one who must come first. John the Baptist was an Elias.. as was Elijah. Both had to come first before what was to happen.. happened. Before the hearts of the children could be turn to their father.. and the heart of the fathers to their children.. the Spirit of Elijah had to come. Before Christ could preach his Gospel.. John the Baptist had to come first and prepare the way for the message and the messenger. Both were Elias.

  • sharrona layton, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 4:58 p.m.

    RE: The Spirit of Elijah.

    (Mark 9:12-13 KJV)…’Elias’ verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought…. ‘Elias’ is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him . see(Mark 9:11-12 JST).

    In (D&C 110: 12-13) Elias and Elijah appear to JS, but in the Bible they are the same person. The KJV transliterated Elijah to Elias because there isn’t a Greek character for the English letter J.

    To avoid confusion, modern translations: NIV, NJKV, and the NASB Bible have Elijah instead of Elias in(Mt 11:14;Mark 9:12-13;Luke 1:17).

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    In my take on it is. I'm a dad I want my kids to know I love them. I mean really know it. Sure I have my disappointments but it's not what they have done that makes any difference in my love for them. They are my kids, no matter.

    Oct. 30, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    Your description of the Spirit of Elijah addresses only one, a personal one, aspect of that Holy Spirit. Very apropos for our latter days, when technological and medical miracles are common place. Elijah's Holy Spirit confronted a far more insidious spirit in his day and that is the inability of the appointed rulers to acknowledge that God, the Father lives and that His Son, the Messiah would come to reclaim His heritage. We are living in a day, when miracles are merely an extension of our technologies and the only proof, I believe, we have of righteous living is the semi-annual conference talks by the First Presidency and the Twelve. Observing our political rulers, unfortunately the wickedness of Elijah's day still prevails. Thank God, we still have His watchmen preserving the doctrine of the Messiah.