In what sense does the angel Gabriel explain John the Baptist to be the Elijah of Mal. 4: 5?


"Many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before Him [Christ] in
the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts' of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the
wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Luke 1:16,17.
NOTE - John went forth "in the spirit and power of Elias," and, in preparing a people for Christ's
first advent, did a work similar to that done by E11jah the prophet in Israel centuries before. See i Kings 17
and is. In this sense, and in this sense only, he was the Elijah of Mal. 4: 5.

What is sin declared to be?
For what purpose is the grace of Christ received?
In what miracle did Christ bring to a climax His works on earth?
How early was this sacrificial system known?
What promise, through the prophet Malachi, does the Lord make concerning Elijah?
What encouragement is given to study this book?
In the judgment, how many angels minister before God?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle