Elijah was John. This may be a bold, shocking statement for all Christianity. According to them no one ever lives multiple times and wears more than one flesh and blood body. Such a corrupted concept of a onetime earthly existence became church dogma long after the 1st Century AD, and it is the exact opposite of what is clearly stated in both the Old and New Testaments. In looking at the scriptures, it must be noted that the King James translators rendered the Hebrew names into English in the Old Testament a little differently than they did the same names from the Greek in the New Testament. “Elijah” appears 69 times in the Old Testament and this same name appears 30 times in the New Testament as “Elias”. The King Jimmy Boys did this many other times like “Elijah” and “Elisha”, “Jeremiah” and “Jeremias”, and “Elisha” and “Eliseus”. So be aware of the slight variations in the English spelling of names in the Old and New Testaments. Also this message will use the proper names of God, YAHWAH, Jesus, YAHWASUA, and God’s family, ELOHEEM. To learn about these names, go to the message titled “Three Holy Names”.
According to the scriptures, the people in Jesus’ day believed that those who had lived before did come back and would be born again into a physical flesh and blood body. They may have different names, but they would still be the same person who had previously lived on earth. Did not the people ask John the Baptist “Art thou Elias (Elijah)? … Art thou that prophet?” (John 1:21) There was such widespread speculation as to which dead person had come back and was now known as Jesus that He even “asked His disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that Thou art John the Baptist (who had been killed): some, Elias (Elijah); and others, Jeremias (Jeremiah), or one of the prophets (all these had died).” (Matthew 16:13-14) It was their scriptural understanding that men lived, died, and came back to live on earth AGAIN, and they knew that this is what Jacob’s dream vision in Genesis 28:12 meant and is the same thing Jesus told Nathanael in John 1:51. There is an “ascending” and “descending” going on according to the Bible. For a more in-depth look at this, go to the message titled “Ascending Descending”.
The people’s wanting to know if Elijah had returned is based in a prophecy found in Malachi 4:5-6. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD (YAHWAH): 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 earth with a curse.” So who was Elijah? He lived about 850 BC, he was an inhabitant of Gilead (1 Kings 17:1), he was a prophet and servant of YAHWAH, he called “fire” down that consumed his sacrifice, he killed 450 prophets of Baal during the time of Ahab the king of Israel (1 Kings 18:36-41), and on several other occasions he also called fire down which killed many people (2 Kings 1:10, 12). Probably the most famous event is recorded in 1 Kings 18 when he challenged Queen Jezebel’s 450 prophets of Baal to a showdown on Mount Carmel in order to prove who is the true God, YAHWAH or Baal. These prophets were unsuccessful in calling fire down from Heaven to consume their sacrifice, but Elijah did, and he ordered the people to take these prophets of Baal to the brook Kishon, and cut off their heads. In 1 Kings 19 King Ahab’s wife, the wicked Queen Jezebel, immediately sent word to Elijah that by tomorrow she would do to him what he had done to her prophets and have his head. What did Elijah do? “He arose and went for his life.” (1 Kings 19:3) Elijah got away from that evil old Queen who was going to behead him if she could just get her hands on him. At the end of his prophecy Elijah “went up” from earth “into heaven”. “And it came to pass, as they (Elijah and Elisha) still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” (2 Kings 2:11)
In Jesus’ day why would the people be expecting the immediate return of Elijah? Were they in anticipation of “the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD (YAHWAH)”? Yes, but this is not the type of “DAY” that Christianism has taught. This “DAY” must be defined according to what Malachi had previously said. “Behold, I will send My messenger, and He shall prepare the way before Me: and the LORD (YAHWAH), Whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, Whom ye delight in: behold, He shall come, saith the LORD (YAHWAH) of hosts.” (Malachi 3:1) Does this sound “dreadful”? No, but continue to read. “But who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD (YAHWAH) an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD (YAHWAH), as in the days of old, and as in former years. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not Me, saith the LORD (YAHWAH) of hosts. For I am the LORD (YAHWAH), I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:2-6) This will be a day of “JUDGMENT” when “sorcerers”, “adulterers”, “false swearers”, “those that oppress”, those “that turn aside”, and those that “fear not” YAHWAH will be “CONSUMED”, and He “shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them” then “they may offer unto the LORD (YAHWAH) an offering in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD (YAHWAH), as in the days of old, and as in former years. … therefore ye sons of Jacob are NOT consumed.”
This will be a “great” day for some and a “dreadful” day for others. This theme continues into the 4th chapter. “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD (YAHWAH) of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD (YAHWAH) of hosts.” (Malachi 4:1-3) It will be a “dreadful day” for “all the proud”, and “all that do wickedly” for YAHWAH “shall burn them up” and “leave them neither root nor branch”. At the same time this day will be a “great” day for all those that “FEAR” the LORD YAHWAH’S “NAME” because “the SUN of righteousness ARISES with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD (YAHWAH) of hosts.” Now, it is before the coming of this twofold day that Elijah would return. The people were in expectation of his coming of the “Sun of righteousness”, “the Christ Messiah”, who brings HEALING for them and DESTRUCTION for the “wicked”. It is this expectation that caused the people to wonder if John the Baptist was the Messiah Christ. “And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not” (Luke 3:15).
The people believed that NOW was the time for “the great and dreadful day of the LORD (YAHWAH)”. This was the day of the coming of the “Sun of righteousness” and the return of Elijah. The coming of the “Sun of righteousness the Messiah Christ” was not just prophesied in Malachi and, unlike today, the people knew what was contained in the scriptures. “The Spirit of the Lord GOD (YAHWAH) is upon Me; because the LORD (YAHWAH) hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD (YAHWAH), and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD (YAHWAH), that He might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:1-3) Like Malachi this was to be a day of “vengeance” and of “comfort”, but it all depended upon what you were as to which day you would experience.
The question is, have these prophecies been fulfilled yet? What does the Bible say? “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord (YAHWAH) is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord (YAHWAH). And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him. And He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” (Luke 4:14-21) Christianism will gag on this, but what did Jesus say? “This day is this scripture FULFILLED in your ears.” It’s not complicated folks, for not only had Isaiah been fulfilled, but also the companion prophecy in Malachi.
The Holy Spirit had given the people the “expectation” that NOW was the time for the fulfillment of these prophecies. Look at what happened when Jesus was eight days old when Joseph and Mary took Him to the Temple to be circumcised and to make the offering for the firstborn son. “And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he Him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles (Nations), and the glory of Thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of Him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.” (Luke 2:25-38)
Being filled with the Holy Spirit, these 2 people bore witness that this “child Jesus” was “the Lord's Christ”, YAHWAH’S “salvation”, “a light to lighten the Nations, and the glory of YAHWAH’S people Israel.” “This child (Jesus) is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against.” Jesus is still being “spoken against”, and the revealer of “the thoughts of many hearts”. Don’t believe for one second the Christian lie that the Jews are God’s chosen people Israel for the Bible says the very opposite. Those who dare to know the truth from both the Old and New Testaments, go through the short message titled “The Great Deception”, and furthermore, Jesus was not a Jew boy either. He was an Israelite, and the terms Jew and Israel are not synonymous or equal identities in the scriptures. These are very different from each other and only Christianism tries to mash them together which becomes a poisonous witches’ brew, but the Bible always makes a definite distinction between them. Only the blind miss seeing it, just like they don’t see the link between Jesus and Elijah. Jesus YAHWASUA the anointed Christ of YAHWAH is the Messiah whose coming had been prophesied, but before He comes, there is one who must precede Him, Elijah.
The Spirit Elijah dwelling in heaven must be BORN AGAIN into earth before the Spirit Jesus is. It is the Spirit person that dwells in heaven with their Father who is Spirit, John 4:24. Don’t be caught up into churchy fairytales, there are no flesh and blood bodies dwelling in that spirit dimension. Now the prophecies said that Elijah must come before the Messiah Christ and bear witness of Him. So who might Elijah have come back as according to the Bible? The 1st chapter of Luke brings light to bear on this question, and it involves an angel, a man, two women, two children, the Holy Spirit, and the Lord YAHWAH God. The man is Zacharias an Aaronic priest, his wife Elisabeth a daughter of the Aaronic line, and Gabriel the angel of the Lord YAHWAH who was sent to this childless couple. Gabriel told Zacharias that Elisabeth would bear him a son, and “thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord (YAHWAH), and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord (YAHWAH) their God. And he shall go before Him (YAHWASUA) in the SPIRIT and POWER of Elias (Elijah), to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:13-17) Is it evident that John’s work to “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children” is the same as Elijah’s work as stated in Malachi 4:6? YAHWAH took the “SPIRIT” that WAS Elijah and put it into a flesh and blood body again and this time he would be named “John”, he would be “filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb”, and he would have Elijah’s message of “POWER” which would TURN people to following YAHWAH God. It was well understood that if anyone had the SPIRIT of a departed person, then they WERE that person BORN AGAIN into earth. The Holy Spirit had revealed this scriptural truth to the people, and they did not believe the corrupted religious doctrine that no one ever lives more than once in the earth. It was Nicodemus, a “Pharisee ruler of the Jews”, that could not grasp what “BORN AGAIN” meant and “Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?” (John 3:10) The people understood them, but the religious gurus didn’t. Why? These things “are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)
It was in the 6th month of Elisabeth’s pregnancy that the same angel “Gabriel” was sent to her “COUSIN” Mary and he said that she too would have a son. This account is given in Luke 1:26-38. “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35) “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord (YAHWAH) God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” (Luke 1:32-33) Mary then arose and went to visit her kinfolk Zacharias and Elisabeth where she stayed for 3 months as stated in Luke 1:39-56. “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.” (Luke 1:41-44) In this passage, John even bore witness to Jesus prior to their births.
After John was born and named, “his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, … And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; (go to top)
whereby the Dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:67, 76-79) Zacharias’ declaration given by “the Holy Ghost” is pointing right back to the prophesy spoken in Malachi 4:5-6. John would be exactly 6 months older than Jesus, and yet, when speaking about Jesus, John says “He was before me.” (John 1:30) How could this be? If interested in finding out, then go to the short message titled “The Twelfth Step”. It is also important to realize that John’s mother Elisabeth and Jesus’ mother Mary were “COUSINS”. These two children, John and Jesus, were related and there was a very definite purpose in this. It is stated that not only was Zacharias of the Aaronic priesthood, but also Elisabeth “was of the daughters of Aaron” (Luke 1:5). Therefore, John and Jesus were of this same Aaronic lineage. This is a fact never seen by anything bearing the name Christian and if it happens to be brought up then they will cry and shout “Heresy, reincarnation!”. Neither do they understand anything pertaining to “the ORDER of Melchisedec” which is another message titled “The Order Of Melchisedec”, but there is no conflict between these 2 priestly orders any more than there is a conflict between the covenants made with David and the Levites in Jeremiah 33:21-22. It is Jesus YAHWASUA the anointed Christ Messiah who fulfills both!
The work and message of John the Baptist is given in Matthew 3:1-17. “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias (Isaiah), saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight. And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation (genea, race) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad Him, saying, I have need to be baptized of Thee, and comest Thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.” There are similar accounts given in Mark 1:1-11 and Luke 3:1-22. It is Mark’s account that starts with pointing back to the prophecies pertaining to the coming and message of Elijah. Mark 1:2-3 says, “As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I (YAHWAH) send My messenger (Elijah) before Thy (Jesus YAHWASUA’S) face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee. (Malachi 4:5-6) The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight (Isaiah 40:3).”
The account given in John is very different than the ones in the other 3 gospels. “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. … John bare witness of Him, and cried, saying, This was He of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for He was before me. … And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias (Elijah)? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord (YAHWAH), as said the prophet Esaias (Isaiah). And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias (Elijah), neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth One among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, Whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me. And I knew him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!” (John 1:6-9, 15, 19-36)
John the Baptist would not fall into the Pharisees’ trap and bear witness of himself. His message was to bear witness of Christ and it would be validated by 2 other witnesses as well, the dove and the voice from heaven. John knew that according to the Law of YAHWAH God it takes at least 2 witnesses to validate a statement as being true. This is recorded in many places in both the Old and New Testaments, Numbers 35:30, Deuteronomy 17:6-7; 19:15, Matthew 16:18, 2 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Timothy 5:19, and Hebrews 10:28. In referring to this Jesus said, “If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.” (John 5:31) John told this “generation (genea, race) of vipers” that he was a verse of scripture and quoted Malakai 4:6 and Isaiah 40:3. This is the same thing Jesus did when Satan tempted Him. He always respond with a verse of scripture. Only the word of YAHWAH drives these venomous devil snakes away. Jesus told the Jews that they were a “generation (genea, race) of vipers”, that they would not “escape the damnation of hell”, and that they were guilty of “all the righteous blood shed upon the earth”. (Matthew 23:33, 35) Even though John did not bear witness to himself as being Elijah who was prophesied to come, there are 2 witnesses that did. The first one was the works that he did. These were the same works that Elijah would do when he returned, and these have been previously addressed. The second and greater witness is the testimony of the fountain of absolute truth, Jesus YAHWASUA the anointed Christ Messiah. If there is any doubt as Him being THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE, then you have dwelt here far too long. This message is only for a preordained, predestinated, chosen few, the very elect that YAHWAH would awaken as He predetermined before the foundation of the world. All this is spoken of in Revelation 13:8; 17:8, Romans the 8th chapter, John the 17th chapter, Ephesians 1:4; 3:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7, Titus 1:2, 2 Timothy 1:9, and Acts 17:29 which are just a few of a vast number of scriptural references that could be given.
All the religious leaders were saying that “If Jesus was the Christ, then Elijah would have to precede Him and be on earth in a flesh and blood body according to Malakai 4:5-6, so then where is he?” Trying to prove that Jesus was NOT the Messiah Christ, the Jews kept hollering “Elijah must first come! Where is Elijah”? “Elijah must first come! Who is Elijah”? “Elijah must first come! Show us Elijah”! Their yammering, about “Elijah must first come”, had become so rampant that even the disciples were caught up in the hullabaloo and asked Jesus, “Why then say the scribes that Elias (Elijah) must first come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias (Elijah) truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias (Elijah) is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that He spake unto them of John the Baptist.” (Matthew 17:10-13 also see Mark 9:11-13 and Luke 7:24-30) This was not the first time Jesus had addressed the fact that John the Baptist WAS Elijah, but the disciples “paid Him no never mind.” Go back 6 chapters and read Matthew 11:7-15. “And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding He that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias (Elijah), which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Who has “ears to hear” what Jesus just said? “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias (Elijah), which was for to come.” Who cannot grasp Jesus’ clear concise statement, and who will buy in on it today? Certainly not Christian orthodoxy!
The Bible teaches that Elijah would come back to earth and be born into a flesh and blood body before the coming of the Christ Messiah. Now who is it that kept saying, “Jesus was NOT the Christ Messiah”? The Jews! Who is it today that keeps saying, “Jesus is NOT the Christ Messiah”? The Jews! Who is it that says, “No one lives on earth more than once”? Christianity! Who is it that says, “Elijah did not come back as John the Baptist”? Christianity! Anyone who says “Elijah did not come back in a flesh and blood body as John the Baptist” is in all actuality saying “Jesus CANNOT be the Christ Messiah”, and this is exactly what the church is espousing with its dogma that no one lives on earth more than once. Who has taught Christians such a hellish doctrine of the devil? The Jews! Jesus told the Jews “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44) If anyone thinks this is taken out of context, then go read John 8:31-59. Who has taught Christianity that their religion is built upon Judaism? The Jews! Christians have no problem being told that they have a “Judeo Christian Heritage” nor in taking their seat at “The Roundtable Conference of Christians and Jews.” Christianism’s whole concept and teachings about the “RESURRECTION” is nothing but Pharisaical Judaism. They make Jesus a liar when He says “John the Baptist was Elijah”, because church-kikeism decrees “Nobody lives more than once”. For the Bible’s teaching about “resurrection”, go to the message titled “Raised Again”.
Judeo Christianism tries to mount an attack upon this truth by twisting Hebrews 9:27. They claim this verse says “All men live once, die and then comes the Judgment.” This is completely contrary to what they profess in their other dogmas, for they continually teach that all who accept and believe in Jesus go straight off to heaven when they die, so then where is “THE Judgment”? Is it before or after they fly off to heaven, and is there one “THE Judgment” or a great multitude of “Judgments”? The following is the actual verse from the Bible. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27). Nothing in this verse says that “men live once”, nor does it say “all men”. So which “men” are “appointed once to die, but after this THE judgment:”? Perverting this verse to suit their own purposes causes Judeo Christianism a world of doctrinal conflicts, but nobody in their congregations ever questions these exalted ones’ ecumenical edicts. It is obvious from the Bible that not all men die, and those who don’t know this are blind indeed and Jesus said that they are darkness loving ditch dwellers. Only a Satanic religion would have a canonical creed which makes Jesus a liar, and teaches things completely contrary to the word of God. Would not this be the lambish looking beast of Revelation 13:11 which speaks like a Dragon?
According to prophecy will Elijah return AGAIN to earth as a flesh and blood person? No, but there is another account given about Elijah appearing after the death of John the Baptist which was at the transfiguration of Jesus. “And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, He (Jesus YAWASUA) took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias (Elijah): Who appeared in glory, and spake of His DECEASE which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.” (Luke 9:28-31) Moses and Elijah appeared and talked with Jesus about His upcoming death in Jerusalem. Seeing these living-dead men with Jesus did not cause the disciples a problem. Realize that Jesus never explained to them who these men were, so how did they know that these “men” were “Moses and Elijah”? Also neither Moses or Elijah were BORN AGAIN into earth as babies, but appeared briefly full grown as would happen in a VISION. There was also another phenomenal occurrence during this event. “And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son: hear Him.” (Luke 9:35) This voice from heaven is also spoken of in Mark 9:7, but there is an added phrase to this declaration in Matthew 17:5, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.” The phrase “In whom I am well pleased” was also part of the heavenly voice’s message at Jesus’ baptism in Matthew 3:17 and Mark 1:11, but it was only at the transfiguration that “hear ye Him” was added, and this was NOT for Jesus’, Moses’, or Elijah’s benefit, but was said so the disciples would pay attention to what Jesus says. It was immediately after this, just 5 verses later in Matthew 17:10, that Jesus would say that Elijah had come already and he was John the Baptist.
At this point how many have realized that John the Baptist had to face the very death from which Elijah fearfully ran? As recorded in Matthew 14:3-11 and Mark 6:17-29, John the Baptist was “BEHEADED” at the request of a QUEEN, and she was given “his head in a charger”. Is it not apparent, Elijah had to come back and face what he feared? No matter how hard anyone runs they too will ultimately have to face their fears, if not in this incarnation, then in another. YAHWAH God said, I “will bring their fears upon them.” (Isaiah 66:4) No one gets a pass, not even he that was “more than a prophet”. Elijah being BORN AGAIN as John the Baptist accomplished 2 things. First, he bore witness to Jesus YAHWASUA the anointed Christ Messiah, and second, he faced the death he feared which came at the request of a wicked Queen. All those who understand that Elijah being born again into earth was on a mission, put on a flesh and blood body in order to accomplish it, and was named John the Baptist, rejoice and give thanks to your Father YAHWAH for it is His revelation to you. What is now vibrating within you is not that spirit of bondage which once dominated you. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of agape, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) YAHWAH God is in control of all things which are working together for our good. “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32) All thanksgiving, praise, honour, and glory, be unto our God YAHWAH ELOHEEM for ever and ever. “For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”