By Frank Prater
On February 20, 2014 Pope Francis addressed a group of Pentecostal Charismatic worshipers via a prerecorded video. Basically, the content of the video was the usual appeal for the ecumenical call for all religious faiths to continue to be united with the Roman Catholic Church. What Pope Francis said was not much of a surprise.
However, the man who introduced the video did say quite a bit. Anthony Palmer, a Anglican Bishop and personal friend of Pope Francis quoted Malachi 4: 5-6 as the basis for his ministry. He proclaimed that he was there in the spirit of Elijah to turn the heart of the Father to the children and the heart of the children to the Father. His words make it plain that Mr. Palmer believed that he was playing a part of fulfilling this scripture by introducing Pope Francis to this group of worshipers.
Mr. Kenneth Copeland, the leader of the Pentecostal Charismatic group to whom Mr. Palmer and Pope Francis was speaking to also came to a conclusion, which we could expect. He stated that this event made all of Heaven happy.
Those who know the truth of the who, what, when and where of Malachi 4: 5,6 are not at all surprised about the content of these activities. This is just one more confirmation that we are indeed in the last days.
Remember, before there can be a counterfeit there has to be an original. The true spirit of Elijah of Malachi 4 was to call the last day Church back to the original message of the First Church, not to the leader of any denomination.