108: Does Acts 3:21-23 contain at least an implied Moses-Elijah parallel? This is interesting. Moses, who restored many things to Israel, compares himself to Christ when describing Christ's restitution of all things. Elijah actually does restore all things. Now we can go over to Acts 3, let's just go over there. Acts 3 and verse 21; speaks of Jesus Christ, verse 20, "Whom the heaven…" verse 21, "… must receive until the time of the restitution…" – same word as "restoring," exact same, just the noun form. You could say, "Until the restoration of all things," it would be the exact same meaning, or even reconstitution of all things I guess – "…which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, 'A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; and him shall you hear in all things whatsoever he shall say to you.'" Now that's Jesus Christ. Gerald Flurry thinks it's himself; he takes twelve other divine titles of God, so that's no problem. It's why Elisha to him is one of his lower offices. But that is Jesus Christ, and Moses compares himself to that. "'And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which shall not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.'" Moses is in that mix of comparison there, but actually it's Elijah who restores all things as a type of the restoration of all things to the entire world, not just the Church, that immediately follows what Elijah does. I don't want to lose you here just follow me carefully. Elijah actually does restore all things, thus creating a second powerful parallel with Christ. So Moses compares himself to Christ – you just read it. The best way to see this is that Moses directly described himself as a type of that prophet – read his words, this means Mr. Armstrong would be as well. Mr. Armstrong would be a type of that great prophet. If Moses was so is Mr. Armstrong. Just think of the many millions of people – what we just read there in Acts who would hear Christ – the many millions of people everywhere who heard his voice, his words. How then is Elijah, who does an even greater work, in an even bigger world not coming in the same way? So that Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Pack, if you will, come side by side, with Mr. Armstrong taller; he should have been six-seven, and I'm five-seven, that part's not right. How is Elijah not also a type of that prophet? But this is just another way of saying both men are types of Christ. No wonder these men are talking together with Christ in the transfiguration. They work together in a unique way at the end of the age. Christ is an apostle and a prophet, that's what it says; there he's called a prophet, you know in another place he's called an apostle. Both of these two men – these final two apostles, unique in all history – are both also apostles and prophets. See the parallel? Doesn't mean we're important – could be a lot more people more important than I am in scripture. Doesn't mean I'm the third man in the Kingdom or anything like that at all, but God was working out a great purpose. If I'd told Mr. Armstrong, "You're Moses," he would shrink back, "OH I'm not anywhere close to like Moses!" Well fine, I may be well behind Elijah too. I certainly am not gonna say, "I'm Elijah, therefore I'm like John the Baptist, there's none greater ever born than John the Baptist," which also means Moses would be in there. It doesn't say that John was the greatest; it says there was none greater than John. There may be a lot of different men in the Old Testament – Noah, Daniel, Job, Moses, David, and certain others, Enoch maybe, I don't know – who are in the category of John the Baptist, I don't certainly put myself there at all. I'm just trying to help you understand types brethren – types – that's all.
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Elijah Christ Pack Says Your Salvation is Dependent Upon Believing He Is A Type of Christ
Jesus returns in the personage of Elijah Dave Pack
who restores ALL things
to those who believe in him.