“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5,6)
Beloved, one evening quite a few years ago, while I was in prayer and in Toronto, the Lord spoke to me that I was to pray for an Elijah remnant to be raised up in Toronto (and in other cities). In short, I was told then that if the Lord does not come through a prophetic remnant to TURN THE HEARTS of people (even most of the Christian church) from disobedience to the understanding of the righteous, then something in the form of wrath would come to them.
Now, if I’m hearing correctly (and scripture seems to bare this out), God has a plan to AVERT much of His wrath in the end of this age, and this plan is to sound a LOUD AND CLEAR voice through an Elijah remnant empowered by the Latter Rains. This sounding, beloved, is to TURN HEARTS from worldliness and waywardness to Kingdom-ness – even to prepare a people for the Lord’s coming in Tabernacles.
Now, it is because this Elijah remnant will have spread their lives like garments before the Lord (in death to self) that they will be given (by God) to “cry aloud and spare not.” I think it is also accurate to say here that if these prophetic disciples do not cry out THEN THE ROCKS WILL. This, beloved ones, speaks of God’s wrath coming to people, or as it is put in Malachi – “the (their) land being smitten with a curse.” Let me explain…
In the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem the Pharisees tried to shut up the disciples who were preparing the Lord’s way. The Pharisees said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples,” but the Lord said to them, “I tell you, if these become silent, the rocks will cry out!” Beloved, “these” of then were types and shadows of the “these” of today who are laying their lives down in the work of PREPARING A PEOPLE for the Lord’s Tabernacles coming.
Regarding the “these” of then, I think that Jesus’ statement of, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out” is a prophecy of something that is directly related to Malachi 4:5-6, which is about the way that God intends to TURN HEARTS to Him so that He DOES NOT have to smite the land (even people’s personal lives) with a curse; so that the rocks WILL NOT cry out in judgment!
“Stones” in the days of Jesus were often used in the administration of wrathful judgment, beloved. I really think that Jesus may have been using “crying rocks” in His statement as analogy for some RATHER SEVERE dealings of God. With this in mind, if God sends one of “these” or some of “these” to get into your face today, to speak a word to you to turn your heart, LET THEM SPEAK, and take heed to what they say, lest the rocks cry out in the particular matter instead.