Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
the separation of the antitypical Elijah and Elisha, and the former's ascending to heaven, during which parenthesis the acts typed by Elisha's in 2 Kings occur. Therefore we deny that antitypical Elisha was not to have the mantle, until after antitypical Elijah leaves this world. Notwithstanding F.H. McGee's and J.F. Rutherford's many capitals and italics to the contrary, we affirm confidently that antitypical Elijah remains in the world a long while, after antitypical Elisha gets the mantle. These nine Biblical reasons are in harmony with, and prove the thought, that the separation beginning with the summer of 1917, followed by a smiting of Jordan, as it was preceded by a smiting of Jordan, is the predicted and anticipated antitype of the separation between Elijah and Elisha. Praised be our God that we have come thus far in the unfolding of His marvelous Plan! Praised be our God that our labors of sacrifice have already been blessed to the completion of the sealing of the Elect! Praised be our God that, while having lost the privilege of service to the nominal people of God, we have, under our Head, gained the privilege of leading Azazel's Goat from the door of the Tabernacle to the gate of the court, as well as the work of supervising their service as Levites after their cleansing (Num. 8: 22), works that are attended with much difficulty, unpopularity, breaking of tender ties and misrepresentation; but works that give to the faithful the assurance that their deliverance draweth nigh; for this is among the last parts of the sufferings of the world's High Priest! Let us rejoice greatly in what this implies! Let us permit it to influence us to press on.
(103) Having by the Lord's Grace seen early in December, 1917, the general outlines of what has been given above on Elijah and Elisha, as a veritable Gethsemane Angel in the dark hour of near despair, with a heart overflowing with gratitude and appreciation, the writer began to declare it to others, first at Philadelphia,
December 17, 1917. Many own its helpfulness. We can think of no spiritual harm coming to a member of the Little Flock from the presentation of this subject matter. The presentation undoubtedly will hurt the feelings of the Great Company class; but that is unavoidable. It is also incidental to working in them that "godly sorrow [that] worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of" (2 Cor. 7: 10), as essential to washing their spotted robes white in the blood of the Lamb. For the faithful it is full of comfort! Ah! It still remains true: "The meek will He guide in judgment! The meek will He teach His way," and none others! (Ps. 25: 9.) We leave the subject of Elijah and Elisha with the full assurance of faith that the Gracious Heavenly Father has opened our eyes of understanding with regard to it, and thereby has given us an enhanced appreciation of His wisdom and goodness, and with the ardent prayer that God may bless its meditation to His dear Israel, both of the Little Flock and the Great Company!
(1) Describe recent correct and incorrect discussions of the last related acts of Elijah and Elisha.
(2-5) State and describe three principles connected with an understanding of Scriptures.
(6) Why cannot types and prophecies connected with trials of character be clearly understood before such trials are met? Give an instance that proves this rule; and show how this instance proves that some parts of such types can be measurably understood beforehand; and how such understandings help on details after the trial is met.
(7) Explain two testimonies from our Pastor proving the first smiting of Jordan was going on in 1915 and 1916.
(8) What is implied in the antitype of smiting Jordan?
(9) Analyze and prove the antitypical mantle.
(10) What is symbolized by its folding?
(11) What facts prove this antitype? Why?
(12) Explain the three things implied in the smiting work; and show their harmony with Psalm 149: 5-9.
(13) Show their harmony with Lev. 16: 20, 21.
(14) Whom do Elijah and Elisha during the first smiting
type? What kind of tests brought out the differences between their antitypes?
(15) What is represented by the division of the waters into two parts? By what truths was it accomplished?
(16) What things are represented by the prophets crossing Jordan entirely, dry shod and together?
(17-18) Give four reasons for the teaching that Jordan's smiting was from the Fall of 1914 to that of 1916.
(19) How may we refute the objection that the work done toward the public in these two years was on too small a scale to be the first smiting of Jordan?
(20) How may we harmonize seeming discrepancies in our Pastor's Towers on the smiting of Jordan?
(21) What procedure should we avoid and follow in dealing with such seeming discrepancies?
(22) How may we answer the objection that our Pastor wrote that Jordan's first smiting would be after the war?
(23) How may we harmonize the thoughts that antitypical Elijah was smiting Jordan 1914-1916, and that antitypical Elijah and Elisha were walking and talking beyond Jordan 1915-1917?
(24) Point out and refute a misinterpretation of the antitypical "walking and talking."
(25) Give the true interpretation of the antitypical "walking and talking," and the two conclusions that follow from this interpretation.
(26) Explain the various attitudes of the "Committee" on the separation among the Lord's people beginning with the Summer of 1917. Explain the result of their present attitude on the subject.
(27) What facts harmonize with the thought that the antitypical "walking and talking" occurred from the Summer of 1915 to that of 1917?
(28) Give the conversation between Elijah and Elisha; and explain, type and antitype, its various parts, especially the expression "if thou see me."
(29) Prove from the Scriptures quoted and cited that the Hebrew word raah, among other meanings, signifies to "recognize."
(30) Where were Elijah's and Elisha's walking and talking together discussed? What were they shown to
type? Of what was that a correct discussion? Of what does 2 Kings 2: 9 treat? Where was its antitype not given? Why not? How does its antitype stand related to the antitype of 2 Kings 2: 11?
(31) How does God always set forth a class type? Please show this from the two smitings of Jordan, the first battle of Gideon and the consecration of the priesthood and the Lord's goat.
(32) What did Elisha's answer in 2 Kings 2: 9 imply? How is this evident? How did antitypical Elijah suggest that antitypical Elisha request a parting boon? How did antitypical Elisha reply to the suggestion? What does this fact in each case bring up?
(33) What acts did antitypical Elijah do suggesting that a parting boon be asked? Who started and who continued these acts? Where is this start recorded? Why was it made? In connection with what prospective work was this suggestion made? What use should the resultant record serve? In what three ways did antitypical Elisha make request for the parting boon?
(34) What objection may be made to our understanding of the antitypical suggestion and request? How is this objection to be characterized? How is it to be answered? What determines the question? Who knew the exact meaning of the antitypes involved? How did He regard them?
(35) What dominates this matter? What three things did God know about the involved antitypes? What did this move Him to do with the pertinent types? What did He ignore in the antitypes? What only could have clarified the understanding as to the pertinent antitypes in relation to the types? How should this affect us?
(36) Of what was the breaking of the harmony among the Lord's people in 1917 the antitype? What two evasions are made against this explanation?
(37) If these evasions were true, what two conclusions would have to be drawn? What does the refutation of the two parts of the second do with the first conclusion? What are the facts and the date of the trouble that led up to the separation of the Church into its two classes?
(38) What did and what did not separate Elijah and Elisha? Give a corroborative testimony.
(39) Analyze this testimony, and show from the Hebrew word used, and the one not used, that the separation was caused by the chariot, not by the whirlwind.
(40) What is the antitype of the fiery chariot? Give a short history of how this antitype gradually became clear.
(41) What varying explanation of the fiery chariot does our Pastor give? What course of treating these varying expressions should we avoid? Why?
(42) How may we harmonize these varying expressions? Why was "that Servant" not given the full light on the subject? Why was not, and why was another given it?
(43) Give and explain two definitions of the word organization as applied to a Society like the W. T. B. & T. S.
Which of these definitions fits the antitype of the fiery chariot? From the standpoint of these definitions give three refutations of the objection that the Society as the antitypical chariot would imply that Elijah and Elisha were in the typical chariot.
(44) What two views of the antitypical chariot have the Society leaders given? Show the inappropriateness of the exhortation, "Get into the chariot and mount to the skies," from the standpoint of both views.
(45) What varying expressions on Elijah's ascent do we find in "that Servant's" writings?
(46) How are these to be treated?
(47) How are they not to be treated? What are the proper conclusions from the facts of the case?
(48) State and refute a false view of the horses.
(49-50) How do the facts refute J.F. Rutherford's view given in Z. 1918, p. 51, etc., in re the horses, the first smiting of Jordan and the separation in the Church?
(51) What do horses symbolize? What are the antitypes of those in 2 Kings 2: 11?
(52) What do horsemen symbolize? Who are the antitypes of the horsemen of 2 Kings 2: 12? How did the combination of antitypical horses, chariot and horsemen destroy the prevailing peace and unity among God's people?
(53) What was F.H. McGee's first and second view of the Last Related Acts of Elijah and Elisha? Refute his second view.
(54) What kind of questions did not, and what kind of questions did occasion the separation? How does the type indicate friction between the two prophets? Why was it not more markedly indicated? What is not, and what is the reason for the antitypical horsemen being set forth as distinct from Elijah and Elisha?
(55) What remarks should be kept in mind on the separation of Elijah and Elisha? Why?
(56) What event immediately followed the typical separation? What did it type? What is the difference in the time order of the events of 2 Kings 2: 11-14, etc., and those in the antitype? Why did the Lord arrange a different time order of the events of the type and antitype?
(57) Give and explain examples of three kinds of passages illustrating this exceptional Scriptural usage.
(58) Why should we study Elisha's seven acts before considering the "parenthesis"? Explain and prove the remarks made on the words "it" and "saw" in the expression: "He saw it." What words should be supplied in 2 Kings 2: 10? Why? Why is it recorded that Elisha recognized Elijah at the time of the separation?
(59) By what exclamation is such recognition likewise indicated? What is the antitype of such recognition? Give and explain some examples illustrating this. What is the time difference in the typical and antitypical separation?
(60) What things are typed by Elisha's exclamation, "My Father! My Father!"? How were they fulfilled?
(61) What things are typed by Elisha's exclamation, "The Chariot of Israel"? How were they fulfilled?
(62) What things are typed in Elisha's exclamation, "And the Horsemen thereof"? How were they fulfilled?
(63) How and why did Elisha "see" Elijah no more?
(64) Explain its antitype and give examples of it among individuals and classes.
(65) According to Biblical symbols what do garments represent? And what does rending one's garments represent? What is the primary antitype of Elisha's rending his garments in twain? Its secondary antitype?
(66) Explain, type and antitype, the transfer of the mantle and God's relation to it.
(67) Explain Jordan's second smiting.
(68) Explain, type and antitype, Elisha's passing over
Jordan. State and refute a view of the antitypical first smiting of Jordan which teaches its beginning July 17, 1917. How was this view confusedly used to refute the true view?
(69) Give and describe three facts which prove that the "Big Drive" was the second smiting of Jordan. What follows from this proof?
(70) Show how the proper translation of Elisha's question in 2 Kings 2: 14 proves that during Jordan's second smiting his antitype would think he was the Little Flock?
(71) What things do, and what things do not definitely prove whether one is of the Elijah or Elisha Class?
(72) Harmonize the thought that antitypical Elijah and Elisha are separated with the thought that the Little Flock and the Great Company are not completely separated.
(73) What other types treat of the separation of these?
(74) Define and illustrate right and wrong judgments.
(75) What kind of judgments are forbidden, and approved in the Epiphany? Give examples and proofs.
(76) What is one of the Lord's Epiphany works? How has it proceeded? What judging duties flow from it?
(77) What had been stated, illustrated and not proven?
(78) What facts of experience prove the parenthesis?
(79) How and why do Ps. 46: 1-4; 1 Kings 19: 11, 12; Rev. 16: 18-20; 18: 9 prove the parenthesis?
(80) How do 2 Kings 9 and 10 prove the parenthesis?
(81) How does Rev. 16: 17, 18-20 in connection with Vol. VII and the Society leaders' announcement at Passover, 1918, prove the parenthesis?
(82) How does Rev. 19: 1, 2 prove the parenthesis? What forecast was made on Rev. 19: 1-3?
(83) State and refute an objection made against using Rev. 19: 1, 2 to prove the parenthesis.
(84) State and refute the opinion that the whole Little Flock must be beyond the veil before the message of Rev.
19: 1, 2 is given.
(85) How do the events of 2 Kings 8 and 9, and the statements of 1 Kings 19: 15-18 prove the parenthesis?
(86) How do 1 Kings 19: 18 and Rom. 11: 4 prove the parenthesis?
(87) Point out the similarity of the acts antitypical of
Lev. 16: 20-22 and 2 Kings 2: 8, 11-14. Prove that these events were participated in by the last member of the antitypical High Priest and Elijah while in the flesh.
(88) How was the first American contingent of Azazel's Goat led from the door of the Tabernacle to the gate of the court, and delivered to the fit man? When did this work with the antitypical live goat begin? When will it end? How does this work prove the parenthesis?
(89) Refute the widespread opinion of Society friends that the imprisoned Society adherents were the antitypical John the Baptist, in prison.
(90) Give a general description of the contents and chronology of Elijah's letter to Jehoram (2 Chro. 21: 1215).
(91) Prove that Elijah sent the letter direct to Jehoram, and that it was not a prophecy of Jehoram's wickedness deposited with some one else to deliver years later.
(92) State and describe historically the theory that Elisha, and not Elijah, sent the letter.
(93) Explain the historical and manuscript evidence for the correctness of the reading "from Elijah."
(94) Upon what ground is the claim made that "Elisha" must here be substituted for "Elijah"?
(95) State and refute the claim that the expression "the prophet" in 2 Chro. 21: 12 proves that Elisha must be intended. What conclusion should be drawn from the point under discussion?
(96) Why did Elijah have to return to the earth? And what two things are proven by the letter-episode?
(97) What implied facts supply the key to harmonize the synchronisms in the reigns of Judah's and Israel's kings from Ahab to Jehu?
(98) What are the Scriptural proofs?
(99) What is, and what is not the probable time of sending the letter after the separation?
(100) What is not, and what is the main thing to emphasize in discussing the letter?
(101) Why is the account of the letter in the Bible?
(102) What conclusions should we draw from the nine proofs on the parenthesis?
(103) What effects have come, and may be expected to come from the above explanation of the Last Related Acts of Elijah and Elisha?