John Was Not Elijah
The rational that John was not Elijah is that THEY did not accept John the Baptizer as Elijah, so he was not the Elijah that scripture foretold [Malachi 4:5].
The Testimony of Jesus
Jesus told His followers who asked this question about John and Elijah, that John was indeed the Elijah that was to come. Why then are some looking for another?
Why Look ye for Another?
Jesus said, “Elijah has indeed come”. Why then are some looking for another? Brother Stair preaches that, “Elijah must first come”, “I’m not going to argue with you believing that I am Elijah”.
The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord
Malachi says THIS Elijah comes before the “Great and Dreadful day of the LORD”, was Jesus’ first coming the “Great and Dreadful day of the LORD”?
The Elijah Messenger
The Jews still await their Messiah because they missed out on the “Elijah messenger”. They still set a place for this “Elijah to come” at Passover awaiting his coming. They are without their Messiah because they still look for His Forerunner.
A Pointer to Christ’s Return
The question asked of those who stand “looking for the coming of Jesus” is, “Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?” [Acts 1:11]. Look up!