Every one of Jesus' miracles, sayings, paraboles and mostly sillence was to hide to the wise the role of Elijah in the universe. They don't have a clue. Opening eyes, healing the lame, opening ears, raising the dead, opening the mouth of the mute. These were in the carnal mind miracles of the flesh. But in fact he was anouncing the kingdom. It is a resurection of the spirit, a hearing of the voice, a speaking of it, of walking a righteous path, taking a first step.