Elijah had the authority to restore the sealing keys since he was the last prophet to possess them. Another Old Testament prophet, Malachi, predicted that Elijah would return to earth before the Second Coming. We can be sealed together as families for all eternity because Elijah restored the sealing keys. He proved that humanity is still valuable by saving some people who were going to hell.
People will always need rescuing. God will never stop loving us or using others to save us. He wants us to have a happy ending and give our lives to him so we can live with him in heaven.
The only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ. He died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead. If you want to go to heaven when you die, you need to trust in his sacrifice instead of trying to earn your way through good behavior.
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the father except through me." (John 14:6)
There are many false religions out there, but they all lead to hell. They teach different ways of getting into heaven, but they all fail because humans cannot earn their way through faith or work. Only Jesus can save you.
Elijah was the final Old Testament prophet to be given the keys to the Melchizedek Priesthood's sealing authority. In this period, Elijah fulfilled prophecy by restoring the keys of the sealing authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood to the world. He also announced a drought that would last for three and a half years.
Elijah began his ministry by confronting Ahab, Israel's king, who had committed many sins and was being punished because he had rejected the prophets who had come before him to warn him of his sinfulness and impending doom. However, when told by these same prophets that his kingdom would be taken from him, he refused to believe them. Ahab then sought out the prophets of Baal to see if they could bring about a similar result but was unsuccessful. When Elijah appeared without warning, however, Ahab knew that this must be someone sent by God; therefore, he had Elijah brought before him.
At first, things looked bleak as Ahab wanted to kill Elijah but then changed his mind when he saw how the people were weeping over his imminent death. After Ahab had prayed for guidance, Elijah was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind. This event marked the end of the prophetic ministry of Elijah since he had been taken directly from court to heaven where he spoke with God (see 1 Kings 19:11-19).
Joseph Smith's Teachings
Jesus Christ freely proclaimed that his cousin John was the "Elijah" prophesied by Malachi. "Elias [Elijah] shall surely come first, and restore all things," Jesus said. But I tell you, Elias [Elijah] has already arrived, and they had no idea who he was, but they performed everything they were told to do. In the same way, I will bring Elijah back before them to restore their hearts and minds. " (Matt. 17:10-13)
In Matthew 11:14-15, Jesus says, "I tell you that some of those who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven." Many scholars believe that Jesus is referring to himself and his followers when he makes this statement. They say that Jesus and his apostles would have died before they would have preached a false message about him. However, others believe that Jesus is talking about a different group of people than himself and his followers. They say that Jesus is referring to two important men in the Bible: Elijah the prophet and Moses.
These two men played an important role in preparing the Jews for Jesus' arrival. Before Jesus came to earth, God promised that Elijah would come first and then Moses. This means that even though Jesus is the son of David, he is also the "branch" that will unify both Israel and America. He is their special hope since there will be no more prophets after Elijah comes back before Israel again.