The prince of peace said John the baptist was indeed the prophet, Elijah [reincarnated]:
“And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias 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.”
There’s NO WAY John the baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah. The prophet Elijah, KNEW AND OBEYED TORAH. And Elijah would NOT have been walking around draped in camel’s hair [skin/leather].
“Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the [CAMEL], because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, [AND THEIR CARCASE SHALL YE NOT TOUCH; THEY ARE UNCLEAN TO YOU.]” Leviticus 11:4,8
“And the same John had his raiment of [camel’s] hair/skin, and a [camel] leather/skin girdle about his loins.” Matthew 3:4
“But, Makabi! Elijah DID wear camel’s hair and camel leather underwear!!”
NO HE DIDN’T. The Bible says:
“And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.” 2 Kings 1:8
☝️☝️☝️ The above verse does NOT say camel’s hair. It says Elijah was a hairy man – period. <— It means what it says: Elijah had excessive BODY HAIR. HIS OWN BODY HAIR. Not camel’s hair/skin draped over his shoulders. NO. It simply says, Elijah was a hairy dude. And as far as his leather underwear, those could’ve been any kind of leather, lambskin, cow skin, etc. Whether they were lambskin, cow leather or otherwise, what we DO know is that Elijah KNEW and obeyed Torah. Which means, according to scripture, his clothes didn’t violate Torah.
So, John the baptist sounds like a copycat, trying to mimick Elijah. John wasn’t hairy like Elijah, so to make himself LOOK hairy, he wore camel skin. And because Elijah wore leather underwear, John the baptist wore leather underwear too, trying to mimick Elijah’s anointing and prophetic gift. It sounds like John the baptist was a BITER, as we used to say back in the 80’s. And just like an episode of Scooby-Doo, John’s little trick would’ve worked had he known camel’s hair/skin is forbidden. So, even if John’s leather underwear weren’t camel skin/leather, the camel’s hair/skin he had draped over his shoulders, WAS. And therefore, forbidden and against Torah.
☝️☝️☝️ This SHOULD BE sufficient proof that John the baptist WAS NOT the reincarnation of Elijah and the son of man didn’t know what he was talking about. But just in case you say it’s not sufficient proof, let’s go one step further:
“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? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet [Elijah]? And he answered, No.” John 1:19-21
The Bible says he “confessed.” That is to say, he ADMITTED. He came clean. The jig is up. He didn’t merely tell the truth. The Bible says he CONFESSED. That means, he KNEW he was LYING and it was time to come clean and tell the truth. The character kniwn as John the baptist, played his role, WELL. He had EVERYBODY thinking he was the reincarnation of Elijah.
Think about this: The bright and morning star said John the baptist was Elijah. And when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask John the baptist who he was and whether or not he was the reincarnation of Elijah, he told them flat out – NO.
Okay. Did we just catch the man from Galilee telling a lie? Yes. We did…. Or, we can say the man from Galilee was deceived by the character kniwn as John the baptist, and we can accuse John the baptist of being the liar in this case. But if we accuse John the baptist of lying, we’re essentially accusing the reincarnated Elijah of lying. Because John the baptist is supposed to be the reincarnation of Elijah.
So, if the reincarnated Elijah inside John the baptist was lying, we have to ask ourselves…why????
Lying is against Torah. And we know from the holy scriptures, that Elijah obeyed The Most High, which means he obeyed Torah and kept the commandments of The Most High. We also know that the real Elijah was a fearless PROPHET.
“Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,11:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” Matthew 11:2
“And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about. And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?”
If the reincarnated spirit of Elijah was living inside of John the baptist, why would he all of the sudden begin questioning his prophetic gift? The prophet Elijah that we know from the Tanahk, NEVER questioned his prophetic gift. But here we have the supposed reincarnation of Elijah in John the batist, second guessing his own prophecy.
I think it’s safe to say John the baptist bit off more than he could chew, trying to be Elijah. And the sad part about it is, John’s imitation of prophet Elijah was so good, that it tricked the son of man. Yes. John the baptist had the son of man, walking around thinking John the baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah. Yes. John the baptist DECEIVED the lamb of God into thinking he was the reincarnation of Elijah.
If John the baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah, as the only begotten son suggested, why was he beheaded?? If my memory serves me correctly, Elijah called down fire from heaven and slew the prophets of Baal. Did the reincarnated spirit of Elijah in John the baptist forget what he was capable of?
“Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.” 1 Kings 18:38-40
The prophet Elijah had no problem KILLING wicked men, without hesitation. So, why would the reincarnated spirit Elijah inside John the baptist allow a wicked WOMAN to order HIS HEAD be chopped off and served on a silver platter?? What?? Huh?? And this is the reincarnated spirit of the MIGHTY Elijah of the Old Testament?? No. It’s not.
It’s a hairless, silly, goofball, named John, trying to mimick Elijah. Elijah was HAIRY. John the baptist wasn’t. So to mimick Elijah, he wore camel skin (hair) to fool people into thinking he was hairy, like Elijah. And believe it or not, it worked so well that it tricked the seed of Abraham. Or maybe it didn’t. Maybe the son of God knew John the baptist a phony, but he allowed John the baptist to play the role of (a reincarnated) Elijah, to validate HIS ministry and fool the people into believing HE was the son of God. Maybe the lamb of God played a sucker and went along with John’s “prophetic,” “reincarnated,” charade, so he could eventually play ALL OF US for suckers. Maybe John the baptist was just a pawn.
Look at this fool with camel’s hair on. This idiot doesn’t even know camel’s hair is forbidden. But I’m gonna use this idiot anyway. I’m gonna let him think he’s Elijah. I’m gonna use this idiot to promote my ministry since he wants to be Elijah so badly! Ha! A prophet? Really? I could deceive these people without him if I wanted to. But I’m gonna have some fun. Since this bonehead is walking around here, trying to be Elijah anyway, and I KNOW the people revere and hold Elijah in high regard, I’m gonna let this dude be a part of my show. I’m gonna let him baptize me and EVERYTHING. I’m not supposed to let him touch me, or touch anything he’s touched, including the water he’s standing in. But oh well. It’ll all work in my favor in the end. Hey, John! Baptize me, bro!!
Who knows. It’s all one big circus. When the lamb of God said, “And they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed,” he was probably talking about the character known as John the baptist, suffering as the town idiot. The town clown. The town goofball. The town flunky. Maybe the townspeople laughed at him, mocked him and scorned him for imitating Elijah, walking around wearing camel skin/hair. Maybe the children of the town laughed at him and mocked him. Why? Because if the character known as John the baptist, was indeed the reincarnation of Elijah, the townspeople of that region would NOT have been persecuting him, mocking him and “[doing] unto him whatsoever they listed,” as the son of Joseph stated. They would have FEARED him. Elijah called down fire from heaven. Remember? And according to the son of David, the townspeople of that region didn’t fear this John the baptist character at all, “but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.” <— REALLY??? Uh, NO! Why?
Because you didn’t mess with a prophet of The Most High YAH. Remember those kids made fun of Elisha?
“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. 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 Kings 2:23,24
Oh yes. Mess with a prophet of The Most High YAH and see what’ll happen to you.
Yet, the son of Mary said the townspeople “Have done unto him whatsoever they listed.” No sir. Not a true prophet of The Most High. This John the baptist character was probably the town idiot. A flunky. A dumb-dumb. Mentally challenged. Special needs. A short bus passenger. A window licker. And the son of man KNEW IT. But he also saw an opportunity to use this town idiot to further convince the people that he was the son of God.
Either way, the son of God was WRONG about this John the baptist character being the reincarnation of Elijah. Whether he was wrong by mistake, or LIED ON PURPOSE, he was STILL WRONG. How can the son of Joseph be God in the flesh if he was wrong about the true identity of John the baptist, and whether or not he was the reincarnation of Elijah?
The “lamb of God” has some explaining to do and we need ANSWERS. Apostle Paul is the DEVIL and the so called “lamb of God” isn’t too far behind him. These men are charlatans and you’ve been HAD. #NoChristNoPaulJUSTGOD!