MALACHI 4:4. Remember the Torah
of Mosheh, My servant, which I commanded in Horeb for all Israel - Laws and
right-rulings.  See I am sending you Eliyah the prophet before the great and
awesome day of Yahweh.
Matthew 17:11. Eliyah indeed
comes first, and will restore all.
In Judaism, there is an interesting
tradition which holds that "Eliyah will come with Mosheh... (Yahweh
speaking) Moses, I swear to you, as you devoted your
life to their service in this world, so too in the time to come when I bring
Eliyah, the prophet, unto them, the two of you shall come together."(1)
This understanding is also reflected in the
writings of the apostles, in the account of the transfiguration on the
Mark 9:4. And there appeared to
them EliYah with Mosheh, and they were talking with Yahshua
....  And there came a cloud
overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud saying, This is My Son,
the Beloved. Hear Him!  And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw
anyone with them, only ucwhy......  And they asked
Him, saying, Why do the Scribes say that EliYah has to come first?  And He
said to them, EliYah indeed having come first, restores all. And how has it been
written concerning the Son of Adam, that He is to suffer much and be despised?
 But I say to you that even EliYah has come, and they did to him whatever
they wished, as it has been written of him.
The presence of EliYah and Mosheh together
on the mount confirms that this Jewish expectation was (and is) correct. These
two represent the Law or Torah (Mosheh) and the Nebi'im or
Prophets (EliYah), all speaking in harmony with the Messiah. The need for Eliyah
to come first is to restore all, but what is he restoring? Namely the Torah, for
it has been forsaken. The Law of the Messiah has suffered much and has been
despised (see Mark 9:12 above).
9:1. And (Yahshua) said to them, "Truly, I
say to you that there are some standing here who shall not taste of death at all
until they see the reign of Elohim having come in power."  And after six days
Yahshua took Peter and James and John and led them up
on a high mountain alone by themselves (which is where they saw
Mosheh and EliYah).
So we see that this vision was a glimpse of
the Reign of hwhy which was yet to come, meaning that EliYah will come AGAIN,
and Mosheh will be with him! Let's see how this will be fulfilled now by taking
a look at the Apocalypse.
Revelation 11:1. And a reed (this is a
code word which speaks of Messianic fulfillment(2)) like a
measuring rod was given to me, and the messenger stood saying, Rise and measure
the Dwelling Place of Elohim (i.e. his assembly), and the altar and those
worshiping in it.....  And I shall give unto my two witnesses, and
they shall prophesy....
Here we see that the two witnesses of
Revelation are prophets, just as EliYah and Mosheh.
[Verse 4] These (witnesses) are
the two olive trees and the two menorahs (lampstands) that are standing before
the Elohim of the earth.
These olive trees are identified in Romans
chapter eleven as Ephraim and Judah -- the Christians (who have a better
understanding of EliYah or Messianic prophecy) and the Jews (who have a better
understanding of Mosheh or the Law). In Revelation
1:20, the two lampstands are also identified as being two people
groups or assemblies.
[Verse 5] And if anyone wishes
to harm them, fire comes out from their mouth and consumes their enemies. And if
anyone wishes to harm them, he has to be killed in that
Here we see that corporal punishment will be
executed, life for life according to the Torah which hwhy gave through
54:15. See, they shall indeed assemble, but not because of Me. Whosoever shall
assemble against you falls for your sake!....  No weapon formed against you
shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall
prove wrong. This is the inheritance of the Servants of
Yahweh, and their righteousness from Me, declares
This blessing of protection is given
exclusively to Israel, confirming that the two witnesses are representative of
Ephraim and Judah - the Christians and Jews - Israel's two
Revelation 11:6a. These possess authority to shut
the heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their
In this, we see that one of the two
witnesses clearly comes in the spirit and power of EliYah - the spirit of signs
1 Kings 17:1. And EliYah the
Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As Yahweh
Elohim of Yisrael lives, before whom I stand, there
shall be no dew or rain these years, except at my
1 Kings 18:1. And after many
days it came to be that the Word of Yahweh came to
EliYah, in the third year, saying, "Go present yourself to Ahab, and I
give rain on the earth."
[Verse 42b] And EliYah went up
to the top of Karmel, and He bowed down on his knees, and put his face to the
ground..... And in the meantime, it came to be that the heavens were black
with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy
Now if Scriptural and rabbinical
interpretation is correct, the other witness comes with the knowledge of the
Torah or the power of Mosheh, which we find confirmed
Revelation 11:6b. And they possess authority over
waters, to turn them to blood, and so to smite the earth with plagues, as often
as they wish.
Exodus 7:19. And
Yahweh spoke to Mosheh, "Say to Aaron,
'Take your rod and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over
their streams, over their rivers, over their ponds, and over all their pools of
water, that they become blood. And there shall be blood in all the land of
Egypt, both in wooden and in stone containers.  And Mosheh and Aaron did so,
as Yahweh commanded, And he lifted up the rod and
struck the waters that were in the river, in the eyes of Pharoah and in the eyes
of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to
Undoubtedly these two witnesses are the
spiritual representatives of EliYah and Mosheh.
Revelation 11:7. And when they
have ended their witness, the beast coming up out of the pit of the deep shall
fight against them and overcome them and kill them,  and their dead bodies
lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and
Mitsrayim (Egypt or Bondage, symbolic of lawlessness or slavery to
sin - the land from which Mosheh came out), where also the Master
was impaled.  And some of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations
(notice, only SOME... that is, the remnant) see their
dead bodies for three and a half days, and do not allow their dead bodies to be
placed into tombs (this remnant will not allow them to disappear
forever)......  and after the three and a half days
a spirit of life from Elohim entered into them,
and they stood upon their feet and great fear fell on those who saw them. 
And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, Come up here, and they
went up into the heaven in a cloud (just like the one which
overshadowed Mosheh, EliYah, and the Messiah on the mount, and in which the
elect will rise to meet Yahshua when He returns) and their enemies
Now what is this spirit of life which
revives Yahweh's two witnesses? Shaul, in his epistle to the Romans, supplies
the Torah-based answer.
8:2. For the Torah of the Spirit of Life in Messiah
ucwhy has set me free from the law of
sin and of death (the spirit of lawlessness).
Amazing! But this can't mean that the Spirit
of life has to do with the Torah, can it? You bet it does. Let's refer back to
Malachi now where the coming of EliYah is prophesied.
Malachi 4:4. Remember the Torah of Mosheh My
servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel
(not just Jews) - laws and right
rulings.  See, I am sending you EliYah the
prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of
And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of
the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a
But how will EliYah turn the hearts of the
children to the fathers? Since Malachi just got done mentioning the Torah,
suppose that we look in the Torah and see what we can find!
Deuteronomy 6:6. And these Words which I am commanding you today
shall be in your heart,  and you shall impress them upon your children, and
shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way,
and when you lie down, and when you rise up,  and shall bind them as a sign
on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  And you
shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your
Galatians 6:8. For he who sows
to his own flesh (he can have MANY lawless children)
shall reap corruption from the flesh, but he who sows to the Spirit shall reap
everlasting life from the Spirit.
So the hearts of the children are turned to
the fathers through the teaching of the Torah. In Deuteronomy we are told that
the Torah is to be as frontlets on our foreheads and a sign on our hand. Where
in the course of Scripture did Yahweh change his mind? The answer is "NOWHERE".
The spirit of lawlessness which we see today is the counterfeit mark on the
forehead and the right hand, and this is the mark of the beast (see
Revelation 22:14. Blessed are those doing His COMMANDS, so that the
authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates
into the city.
John 6:63. It is the Spirit that
gives life, the flesh does not profit at all. The Words (or Torah) that I speak
to you, they are spirit and THEY ARE LIFE.
This is the EliYah message.
1. Midrash Rabbah Deuteronomy
2. In Isaiah 42:3,4, Messiah is the reed, the measuring rod which
measures out right ruling on the assembly. See footnote 11, p. 58