Proof and evidence found that the Elijah will return in spirit to John as promised and not as same body that as he came before.

It's confirmed that Elijah returned according to the God's plan and not according to the Jews expectation.

Because of Jews misinterpretation they rejected John.

Let's us see all the proofs and evidences about how John fulfilled the prophecy.

2 King 2 : 1 : 1 - And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

2 King 2 : 1 : 2 - And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said [unto him, As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

2 King 2 : 1 : 3 - And the sons of the prophets that [were] at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know [it]; hold ye your peace.

2 King 2 : 1 : 4  - And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

2 King 2 : 1 : 5 - And the sons of the prophets that [were] at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know [it]; hold ye your peace.

2 King 2 : 1 : 6   - And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.

2 King 2 : 1 : 7  - And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

2 King 2 : 1 : 8 -  And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped [it] together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.”

2 King 2 : 1 : 9  - And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

2 King 2 : 1 : 10 - And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: [nevertheless], if thou see me [when I am] taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be [so].

2 King 2 : 1 : 11  - And it came to pass, as they 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.

Why do Jews the follower of Moses rejected the Jesus Christ as promised Messiah and still waiting for the coming of Messiah?

Because in the verse 2 King 2 : 11 clearly show that Elisha saw the Elijah went into heaven with chariot of fire and horses of fire by a whirlwind.

2 King 2 : 1 : 12  - And Elisha saw [it], and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

2 King 2 : 1 : 13 -  He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

2 King 2 : 1 : 14  - And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where [is] the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

2 King 2 : 1 : 15  - And when the sons of the prophets which [were] to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

It's the spirit of Elijah rested on Elisha and not the body of Elijah.

2 King 2 : 1 : 16  - And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.

2 King 2 : 1 : 17  - And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not

2 King 2 : 1 : 18  - And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?

2 King 2 : 1 : 19  -  And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city [is] pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water [is] naught, and the ground barren.

2 King 2 : 1 : 20  - And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought [it] to him. 

2 King 2 : 1 : 21 - And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren [land]. 

2 King 2 : 1 : 22  - So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.

2 King 2 : 1 : 23  - And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

2 King 2 : 1 : 24  - And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

2 King 2 : 1 : 25 - And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.

Malachi 4 : 1 - 1 - 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 of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Malachi 4 : 1 - 2 - 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.

Malachi 4 : 1 - 3 - 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 of hosts.

Malachi 4 : 1 - 4  - Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the statutes and judgments.

Malachi 4 : 1 - 5 - Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

6  - 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. 

Why do Jews the follower of Moses rejected the Jesus Christ as promised Messiah and still waiting for the coming of Messiah? because....

2 King 2 : 11 -  And it came to pass, as they 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 King 2 : 12 -  And Elisha saw [it], and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.”

The above verses clearly show that Elisha saw the Elijah went into heaven with chariot of fire and horses of fire by a whirlwind.

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Malachi 4 : 5  - Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.

And also refering to this verse below show that God will send the Elijah.

Behold means "see".So everyone can see Elijah with their eyes when he return.

So the expectation of Jews today is that God will surely will send the same Elijah with his physical body who went into heaven with chariot of fire and horses of fire by whirlwind and everyone can see Him coming as promised.

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Will  Elijah return according to the Jews expectation and interpretation or according to the God's Promised?

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