Malachi 4:5 5 "See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. 2 Kings 2:9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?" "Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit," Elisha replied. 2 Kings 2:15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, "The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha." And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. Luke 1:17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. I for one don't believe in reincarnation. Is the spirit of Elijah himself reincarnated in John the Baptist or is it the Holy Spirit that is in Elijah filling John the Baptist?