Q: What will Elijah's ministry exactly consist of when he returns?

A: 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.