Israel’s Premier Prophet

Elijah was the premier prophet in the Old Testament, no doubts about that. In Matthew 16, when Jesus and His disciples were in the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked the question, “Who do men say that I am?” Pay attention to the answers the disciples gave. The first name mentioned was John the Baptist. The 2nd was the Prophet Elijah. The 3rd was Jeremiah. In other words, these three prophets were the ones most associated with our Lord’s ministry and it’s interesting that the first two names, John and Elijah, had the same mantle. The whole point is, the OT prophet that most describes our Lord Jesus was Elijah, and we’ll find out why in this weekend’s message.


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