The Old Testament ends with a promise that Elijah the prophet would come before an extreme judgment hit Judah and Jerusalem. This prophet would proclaim a message that was meant to turn the hearts of people back to God and His ways. Yet, if the message was not accepted by the Jews, Jerusalem and Judah would be utterly destroyed.
Jesus stated that John the Baptist was the Elijah prophet as mentioned in Malachi for Judah and Jerusalem, but John was not recognized and accepted as such by the Jews. He was ignored by many and killed.
What happened to Jerusalem and Judah?
In 70 AD, the Roman Army led by General Titus totally destroyed Jerusalem, slaughtering 1.1 million Jews. The Temple was so demolished that only the Wailing Wall remains today. Jesus prophesied this disaster almost forty years before it happened on the first Palm Sunday.
Paul stated that these things took place in the Old Testament as warnings and examples for us.
Today, I prayed for America:
Lord, I pray that You send Elijah-like prophets to prepare us Americans for what is soon coming to our nation and that these prophets will turn our hearts back to You and prepare us for Your soon return. (Based on Luke 1:17)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for America.