ELIJAH'S SPIRIT As a good teacher, Jesus was very open to question to His student followers who asked, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?" [Mk 9:11 TL]  Jesus agreed that Elijah must come first and then stated, "ELIJAH HAS COME" [Mk 9:13]{Mt 17:12}. Matthew shares "Then the followers understood that when Jesus said Elijah, He was really talking about John the Baptizer" [Mt 17:13 ER]. When announcing John's birth and describing him, God's angel stated " HE WILL BE A MAN OF RUGGED SPIRIT AND POWER LIKE ELIJAH, THE PROPHET OF OLD; AND HE WILL PRECEDE THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH, PREPARING THE PEOPLE FOR HIS ARRIVAL" [Lk 1:17 TL]. Some may ask how is it possible for a man to have the spirit of a man who has been dead for many years? Remember Jesus tells us “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR GOD”  [Mk 10:27 GN]. Do you believe Jesus? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures