Spirit of Elijah - The Restoration of God's Children

Malachi 4: 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the
heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth
with a curse.

As the Lord begins to reveal the deeper truths in the word of God we are
now beginning to receive and understanding of how and why the Lord is
going to fulfill His exceedingly great and precious promises written in
the word of God. We are given above one of these precious promises of
the hearts of the fathers (both natural and spiritual) being turned back
to the children. What we see here, among many other prophetic "messages"
is a "type" of restoration and reconciliation on all levels. It is a
type not only of reconciliation between fathers and sons in the natural
and spiritual fathers (type of apostolic ministry) and sons (the body of
Christ) but also a type of the prodigal son in which all the prodigals
are being returned and restored back to the Father.

Hidden in the story of Elijah and the slaying of the prophets of Baal is
a type of how this restoration and reconciliation will occur. The deeper
end time truths that have been kept secret are now being revealed as the
Father now chooses to show us how He plans of fulfilling His exceedingly
great and precious promises that He has made to us.

It will be the spirit of Elijah that will reconcile and restore god's
children by anointing true apostolic leadership that will ultimately be
responsible for the destruction of that which is keeping God's people in
bondage. Specifically these things are compromising church government
that operates in agreement with a religious spirit and a religious
spirit that promotes false prophets who seduce God's children to worship
and heed to the spirit of antichrist. This is all hidden in types in the
story of Elijah in 1 Kings 17 through 2 Kings 10 and should be read to
gain the full context of this teaching.

In this time period the king of Israel Ahab married a "foreign" woman
named Jezebel. The name Ahab is [0256] in the Strong's concordance and
means "father's brother". Ahab is a type of church leadership that has
not been anointed or ordained by the Father. It is a type of all of
those who have received their position in the church via the ordination
of man rather than by inheritance or ordination by the Father. It was
upon the throne of David that Jesus would sit. Jesus received his
leadership by appointment. Israel split from Judah and thus the lineage
of anointed leadership did not run through their kingly line but rather
through Judah.

Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth
a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and
the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his
kingdom there shall be no end.

The name Jezebel is [0348] in the Strongs concordance and means "Baal
exalts" or "Baal is husband to" or "unchaste". This is a type of church
leadership marrying or covenanting with Jezebel who is "married" to her
false god or husband Baal. Baal is [01168] in the Strong's concordance
and means "lord". One of the primary uses of the word "lord" is in the
context of provision and husband. Baal was the principal MALE god of the
Cannanites. Baal is a type of the spirit of ANTICHRIST who is manifest
as a MALE (Revelation 13) to be a substitute for Jesus our husband or
provider. The word antichrist in addition to being "against" Christ (the
anointed one and His anointing) means "instead of" of "substitute".

So Baal is really the "spirit of antichrist" we see in the world today
that lies and sets itself up as our husband or provider. It seeks to
substitute itself for our true husband or provider which is Jesus
Christ. The mechanism that satan uses to promote the antichrist spirit
is through religion therefore Jezebel is a type of the religious spirit.
The main goal of the religious spirit is to infiltrate 'leadership' and
influence the "kingly" calling or church government and substitute the
spirit of antichrist for Jesus our husband.

One of the main manifestations of the religious spirit is to kill the
prophets. The prophets are a type of the true word of God being set
before God's people to reveal the heart of the Father, his intentions,
and His plans and purposes. The substitute can only be presented when
the truth is suppressed. Therefore it is the first and foremost goal of
the religious spirit to "pave the way" for the spirit of antichrist.
Jezebel is Elijah's antithesis in every way. John the Baptist was
"Elijah" to his generation in that he "paved the way" or made the way
straight for the coming of the Christ. Likewise, Jezebel or the
religious spirit paves the way for the coming of the spirit of
antichrist. We now pick up on the story of Elijah, Jezebel, and the
killing of the prophets of Baal.

1 Kings 18:4 For it was [so], when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the
LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a
cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

We see here two things. First, Jezebel removed all of the true prophets
out of the land and replaced them with the prophets of Baal (mentioned
later in this chapter). Second, we see a "preservation" of the true
prophets of God. In the midst of the "church system" (Ahab) which is
controlled by the religious spirit (Jezebel) was left Obadiah. The name
Obadiah is [05662] in the Strong's concordance and means "servant of
Jehovah". Obadiah is a type of the Holy Spirit who is God's "helper". It
is the manifestation of the work of the Holy Spirit as our provider and
comforter.In addition to being a helper the Holy Spirit is also a
comforter and revealer and provider or those things needed to be
restored back to the Father. Here we see Obadiah fed 100 prophets in
courses of 50 in caves bread and water (study the number 50, it is
constantly connected with the prophetic). Bread is a type of the true
word of God and water is a type of the infilling of the Holy Spirit. The
prophets were hid or preserved in caves. Many of the Lord's true
prophets right now are being preserved by the work of the Holy Spirit in
caves away from the religious spirit and the church system until the
manifestation of the Holy Spirit as the spirit of Elijah completes it's
work and anoints apostolic government under which they will be released
and flourish.

It is the spirit of Elijah that will be used to turn the hearts of the
fathers back to the children and the hearts of the children back to the
fathers. The spirit of Elijah is the manifestation of the work of the
Holy Spirit in fire or judgment. The mechanism by which this will occur
is in the killing of the prophets of Baal and judging Jezebel and Ahab's
sons (lineage). The prophets of Baal are all those who are coming into
agreement with the spirit of antichrist (Baal) or that substitute for
our Husband and provider Jesus. The "prophets of Baal" is
multidimensional. Not only is the spirit of Elijah (fire of God or
judgment of God) coming to destroy those who are wholly given over to
the spirit of antichrist but He is also coming to "remove" from within
the true believer that part of us that is a prophet of Baal. In other
words, some will be wholly consumed by the spirit of Elijah because they
are wholly given to Baal while others will suffer "loss" of that part of
their heart given over to Baal.

In addition to this and perhaps the greater revelation in all this is
that Elijah was sent by the Father to anoint Jehu as King over Israel.
So firstly by analogy the spirit of Elijah slew the prophets of Baal.
Second and more importantly, the spirit of Elijah will then anoint
"Jehu" leaders who will ultimately slay Jezebel, the sons of Ahab, and
the rest of the prophets of Baal and usher in true revival in the land
and turn (restore and reconcile) the hearts of the fathers back to the
children and the hearts of the children back to the Father (true unity).
In addition the spirit of Elijah will anoint Elisha (true apostolic
leadership) and bring complete restoration back to the land.

1 Kings 19:7 And it shall come to pass, [that] him that escapeth the
sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of
Jehu shall Elisha slay.
18 Yet I have left [me] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which
have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

The seven thousand are a type of the "remnant" in the church who are
faithful to the Lord and have not succumb to the spirit of antichrist.
So here Elijah is then commissioned to anoint Jehu as King. The name
Jehu is [03058] in the Strong's concordance and means "Jehovah is He".
It is the AUTHENTIC leadership that is commissioned to hunt down and
slay Jezebel.

2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard [of it];
and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a
31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, [Had] Zimri peace, who
slew his master?
32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who [is] on my
side? who? And there looked out to him two [or] three eunuchs.
33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and [some] of
her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her
under foot.

Ahab or the old order church government that is ruled by the religious
spirit will be given over to STRONG DELUSION and killed by the enemy in
battle. We read of this by analogy in:

1 Kings 22: 20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may
go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another
said on that manner.
21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said,
I will persuade him.
22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth,
and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he
said, Thou shalt persuade [him], and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

He was deceived into going to Ramothgilead. The name Ramothgilead is
[07433] in the Strong's concordance and means "heights" or pride by
analogy. It was in Ahab's pride that he was judged by the Lord who sent
a spirit of strong delusion to him to entice him to move out in pride in
battle. The end time church is being sent to Jordan which means
"lowland". The church government being ruled by Jezebel will be judged
in their pride. we read of Ahab's demise in:

1 Kings 22:34 And a [certain] man drew a bow at a venture, and smote
the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said
unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the
host; for I am wounded.
35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his
chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of
the wound into the midst of the chariot.

The word Syrian is [0758] in the Strong's concordance and means
"exalted". It is by the hands of the enemies or Jehovah who have exalted
themselves against the knowledge of God that the Ahab church government
will be judged.

The Jehu's will also be commissioned to judge Ahab's sons or offspring.
Ahab's sons are those who have been brought up under man's church
government and carry with them the "corrupt seed" of their father. They
carry with them the same spirit of compromise that their father taught
them that is leading the church into agreement and control by the
religious spirit.

2 Kings 10: 7 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that
they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads
in baskets, and sent him [them] to Jezreel.
8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought
the heads of the king's sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at
the entering in of the gate until the morning.
9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and
said to all the people, Ye [be] righteous: behold, I conspired against
my master, and slew him: but who slew all these?
10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of
the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the
LORD hath done [that] which he spake by his servant Elijah.

We then see the final judgment that the "Jehu's" are commissioned or
anointed for that will bring to set God's people free and turn back
their hearts to the Father(s). This is in the judgment of the rest of
the prophets of Baal.

2 Kings 10: 18 And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto
them, Ahab served Baal a little; [but] Jehu shall serve him much.
19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his
servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great
sacrifice [to do] to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not
live. But Jehu did [it] in subtlety, to the intent that he might destroy
the worshippers of Baal.

Finally and in conjunction with Jehu, the spirit of Elijah will anoint
true apostolic leadership that will build the foundation upon which the
church will once again be restored. Elijah anointed Elisha with a double
portion anointing. The "double portion" is biblically synonymous with
apostolic leadership.

2 Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away
from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy
spirit be upon me.

It was under the prophetic ministry of Elisha that Jehu judged both
Jezebel, the prophets of Baal, and Ahab's sons. It was also under Elisha
that the prophetic ministry was restored back to Israel. As we press
forward and seek the double portion anointing, which is the fulness of
His inheritance in Christ Jesus, we need to be mindful of the Father's
plan and be patient as the spirit of Elijah begins to move in our midst
in order to establish His true government. It will be through the Elijah
anointing that the Elisha ministry will be established and it will be
under the Elisha ministry that the children will be restored back to the
Father as the Ahab's, religious spirit, and prophets of Baal are removed
from within the church.

We pray that these messages are a blessing to you and
your family and that they help reveal the Father's Heart as you continue
to press into His kingdom.

Jim, Terri, and Joshua Rinker
1115 Fern Ave.
Kenhorst, Pa. 19607
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