What will Elijah’s ministry exactly consist of when he returns?
Dr. Fruchtenbaum‘s answer
Concerning the ministry of Elijah, Elijah’s primary calling will be to restore the Jewish family unit so that Jesus no longer becomes a point of division. As a result of Israel’s rejection of the Messiah, Jesus said that He would become the point of division within the Jewish family, with mother against daughter, father against son (Matthew 10:35). Elijah’s purpose is to remove that stigma (Malachi 4:5-6) so Jesus would no longer be a point of division in the Jewish family unit and this will, in turn, prepare the way for Israel’s national salvation.