Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Ricardo Thomas on Luke 1
    How was John the Baptist filled with the Holy Ghost in his mother's womb if the Holy Ghost didn't come until after the crucifixion of Jesus?
  • GiGi - in Reply on Luke 1
    Ricardo,

    The Holy Spirit was active in humanity since the beginning. He rested upon prophets as they were set out on their ministry by God. John was a special case. He received the anointing presence of the Holy spirit from the time he was conceived. He was chosen to be the forerunner to the Messiah, Jesus) as prophesied . God chose to endue John with the Holy Spirit from the womb for him to carry out that which he was created to do-to be the first prophet in Israel in over 500 years to announce the arrival of the prophesied Messiah. Can you imagine what he was like growing up? With Elizabeth and Zachariah as his parents? Though sinful as all of us are, he must have been a good kid overall, having the Holy Spirit guiding, sanctifying, and empowering as the Spirit does for us. But he was an exception in his day, so he must have stood out among is peers. maybe that is why he lived in the desert-didn't fit in much with the world!
  • John the Baptist - in Reply on Luke 1
    Jesus held a great regard for Johns ministry. They were cousins. Mary and Elizabeth were related.

    Luke 7:28

    For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

    Matthew 11:11

    Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

    John 13:16

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
  • T. Le - in Reply on Luke 1
    The Holy Spirit did exist & manifest itself in people prior. Genesis 1:2, Genesis 6:3, Genesis 41:38, Judges 3:10, Judges 6:3, Judges 11:29, 1 Samuel 11:6-7, 1 Samuel 16:13, 2 Kings 2:9,

    1 Samuel 16:14, 1 Samuel 19:20,

    There are more references. Here are some more study references. Hope this helps.

    appears to be different in the manifestation unto many people at the same time with many events occurring.

    Also people being able to transfer the HOLY Spirit to another seems to appear after CHRIST was resurrected from death & the grave. Acts 1, Acts 9:17,31, Acts 10:44, Acts 11:15,16, Acts 13:52, Acts 19:1-11,

    Ephesians 5:9, Galatians 3:14, Romans 8:1,

    Please read the WORD of GOD,



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