THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH AND JOHN THE BAPTIST

The mystery of the relationship between Elijah and John the Baptist is confusing to say the least. This is an advanced lesson, but I thought it would be safe to share. Elijah was one of two people in the Bible who did not experience death, the other being Enoch (Genesis 5:24). It says in 2nd Kings 2:11 that Elijah was taken into heaven by a whirlwind. Generations later his spirit would be put into the flesh of a different being. Elijah is the only one written to have been born twice in the human flesh. His soul went into the womb of the mother of John the Baptist. The soul of Elijah and John the Baptist are one in the same, as Jesus said in Matthew 7:14. Jesus said prior “if you will receive it” meaning receiving them as the same spirit, thus their words and deeds. John wasn’t received by most, but still a great number did.

I don’t surely know if John knew he used to be Elijah or not, but he most certainly had his wisdom. We all have a past before this human flesh and none can remember beforetime. We aren’t allowed to. Our souls are older than our bodies and there is no denying this biblically. Perhaps it was the same when the soul of Elijah was put into the body of John the Baptist that there was no memory of his previous life.

It is written that one of the two witnesses of Revelation will be Elijah. I believe the other will be Enoch since he also never died in that flesh. When Elijah comes back, he won’t be born again. He will be in the same flesh he left here by the whirlwind, conscience and all. Elijah’s soul, the greatest prophet of them all will suffer death twice by the hands of those he was sent to help.

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4 comments on “THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH AND JOHN THE BAPTIST

  1. please read VIP praise report God's truth says:

    The true outpouring of the Holy Spirit of truth happens before the 5th shofar and 5th vial is poured. Revelation 7:3-4,13-14 Revelation 9:4! Joel 2:28-29-this happens in the homes of God’s people and their family members (read Isaiah 26:20-21)! the people of God flee all man made churches, anything of the identical jesus christ movement. then Joel 2:30 which shows the aftermath of the sixth and fifth shofar sounds and fifth and sixth vial poured. then Joel 2:31-32 happens…

    must watch and hear video on youtube titled, “Christ testimony of the churches -around the world.” there are two identical Jesus Christ revelation 17:8. most of revelation is happening in the spirit world. that’s why Jesus said it would be like the days of Noah and Lot. the abomination of desolation is happening in the spirit realm inside all these man made buildings set up for worship. the Christians and catholics, etc are not aware of what’s happening to them and around them in these places, (churches -any four wall building representing God to gather believers of Christ). these churches around the world are all connected to “The Great City” Revelation 11, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt and Mystery of iniquity. Church leaders around the world are searching of the earthly signs. this will not happen until the very last day and hour. God will not allow man to destroy the earth with nuclear bombs. read matthew 3:12 and Revelation 20:9. God sends his son to the earth with the fire behind him consuming all his enemies which are left from the resurrection of the dead and those that are alive. the body of Christ is gathered as the son of man appears at last sound of shofar, he is coming while the wheat are gathered and the tares are left as the chaff and earth is consumed by the fire of God.

  2. douglasjbender says:

    “It says in 2nd Kings 2:11 that Elijah was taken into heaven by a whirlwind. Generations later his spirit would be put into the flesh of a different being. Elijah is the only one written to have been born twice in the human flesh. His soul went into the womb of the mother of John the Baptist. The soul of Elijah and John the Baptist are one in the same, as Jesus said in Matthew 7:14. Jesus said prior ‘if you will receive it’ meaning receiving them as the same spirit, thus their words and deeds. John wasn’t received by most, but still a great number did.”

    Elijah was taken up into the “heaven” where the birds fly, not into the “third heaven”. This is proven by noting that AFTER this “catching up” of Elijah, a letter written BY Elijah to or regarding one of the evil kings of Israel (or one of the kings of Judah) is mentioned in the Old Testament. Elijah was “caught up” by the whirlwind so that God could transfer him to a place of hiding and safety, while allowing Elisha to witness the event so that he would know Elijah’s ministry was finished, and his own was to commence. Hence, this would suggest that Elijah did indeed physically die, on Earth, later.

    Also, the Bible says that “it is appointed unto men once to die”. If Elijah was John the Baptist, then he has already died once, and then he is less “qualified” than Enoch to be one of the Two Witnesses (since Enoch did not experience physical death). And it is a dangerous doctrine to claim that God even once allowed someone’s spirit to be PHYSICALLY born again — if God did allow this, then Jesus’ response to Nicodemus regarding the meaning of being “born again” loses its logical and necessary impact, since a person COULD be PHYSICALLY “born again”, if your claim regarding Elijah being born as John the Baptist is true.

    What Jesus meant was exactly opposite of what you claim, actually. You should recall that Elisha asked to receive a “double portion” of Elijah’ spirit — but this COULD NOT mean that Elisha WAS or BECAME Elijah, because they were alive at the same time. It should be clear that what was meant was that the “spirit” with which the Holy Spirit anointed Elijah was given in “double measure” to Elisha. And THAT is what the prophecy in Malachi 4:5-6 means: In the time of Jesus, John the Baptist received the same sort of anointing of spirit with which to perform his ministry; it no more means that John the Baptist WAS Elijah than Elisha’s receiving a double portion of Elijah’s “spirit” meant that Elisha WAS or BECAME Elijah. And if the Jews had been willing to “receive” Jesus as their Messiah at that time, THEN John the Baptist would have fulfilled the prophecy regarding Elijah found in Malachi 4:5-6. But they did not; so there will come another prophet “in the spirit and power of Elijah” in the Last Days, who apparently will be one of the Two Witnesses. But this person will NOT be John the Baptist “physically reborn”, nor will he be Elijah “physically reborn”. He will be an individual born in the End-Times, whom God will anoint with the same spirit with which God anointed Elijah and Elisha and John the Baptist.

    • Jesse Norman says:

      You wrote a lot of words, but Jesus only needed a few. If John the Baptist didn’t have the soul of Elijah, Jesus wouldn’t have said he was Elijah. What of Enoch? In the generations listed in Genesis 5, everyone of them says “he died” except for Enoch, which is written in lieu with “and he was not for God took him”. You also entangle yourself with your own words because Elijah, if he died back then but could only die once, will be one of the two witnesses and clearly is killed at an appointed time. What of Lazarus who was raised from the dead by Jesus? Is he still alive? Jesus said very clearly that John was Elijah if you accept him to be after the disciples asked Him “wasn’t Elijah supposed to come first?” If one person accepted him to be Elijah, but another doesn’t, how does that change the spirit within John?

  3. Jose says:

    John came in the spirit of elijah, when the pharisees ask him who are thou, he answer,
    I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Prepare ye the way of the lord make his paths straight.

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