Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Many of the descendants of Israel will he turn to the Lord their God;
who were begotten as such not by human descent, nor through an impulse of their own nature, nor through the will of a human father, but from God.
You yourselves can bear witness to my having said, 'I am not the Christ,' but 'I am His appointed forerunner.'
And (if you are willing to receive it)
"Elijah was indeed to come," He replied, "and would reform everything.
They also asked Him, "How is it that the Scribes say that Elijah must first come?"
"What then?" they inquired; "are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?" "No," he answered.
And I saw thrones, and some who were seated on them, to whom judgment was entrusted. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the testimony that they had borne to Jesus and on account of God's Message, and also the souls of those who had not worshipped the Wild Beast or his statue, nor received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands; and they came to Life and were kings with Christ for a thousand years.
"'I will not,' he replied. "But afterwards he was sorry, and went.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor any who are guilty of unnatural crime,
"Immediately, therefore, I sent to you, and I thank you heartily for having come. That is why all of us are now assembled here in God's presence, to listen to what the Lord has commanded you to say."
in order to make known His infinite goodness towards the subjects of His mercy whom He has prepared beforehand for glory,
and give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the inheritance of God's people in Light.
2 Timothy 2:21
If therefore a man keeps himself clear of these latter, he himself will be for specially honourable use, consecrated, fit for the Master's service, and fully equipped for every good work.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.
2 Peter 3:11
Since all these things are thus pre-destined to dissolution, what sort of men ought you to be found to be in all holy living and godly conduct,
1 John 2:28
And now, dear children, continue in union with Him; so that, if He re-appears, we may have perfect confidence, and may not shrink away in shame from His presence at His Coming.