The promise made by Elijah (JSH 3:4) is about reconnecting us to the Fathers. Joseph called them the Fathers in Heaven. These are not our kindred dead, because our kindred dead are required to be redeemed by us. These are the Fathers in Heaven. Among them would be Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and because of this Dispensation being what it is, Peter, James, and John.1 See RIGHTS BELONGING TO THE FATHERS and HEARTS TURNED TO THEIR FATHERS.
1 “The Temple,” 19, Oct. 28, 2012, transcript of talk.