To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected? But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him. (Mark 9:12-13, NIV)
Christians believe Elijah “already come” is John the Baptist who came “in the spirit and power” of Elijah. Many agree that the spirit of Elijah is even now among us—that as God’s end-time people, we are carriers of that same spirit and power, likened unto the voice of Elijah and John calling for the restoration of all things.
In John’s ministry we hear the voice of restoration which evil men sought to destroy so they could do “as they wished.” Jesus came and again man did “as he wished” but this time the sinless Son of Man restored to God a people whose very lives prophesy!
We prophesy concerning this restoration, focusing upon possibilities originally delivered to Adam. From that perspective we declare God’s original intent rather than rehearsing man’s choices. The renewed mind is attracted upward – to things above. (Colossians 3:1-3).
Therefore, in prayer declare:
I declare true restoration for my family and nation. I set my affections and focus upon things above–declaring Godly inspiration for my home and for the leaders of my nation. I establish truth as the measure, and invite the “spirit and power of Elijah” to come and reside within the borders of my authority, in my home and in my nation.