How Could John The Baptist Be Filled With The Spirit From Birth?

A few years ago when I originally wrote this post, I did not know what I know today. Back then I said that God bent his rules, just like he did concerning death with Enoch and Elijah, and that John’s infilling was an act of sovereignty apart from faith. But an awesome verse in 1 Peter changed everything for me…

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How could John the Baptist be filled with the Spirit before he was born?

Baby John didn’t just have the Spirit come upon him or nudge him. The scripture makes it clear that John would be FILLED with the Spirit while he was in the womb.

“For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother’s womb”.–Luke 1:15

Several months later, we read the fulfillment of this prophecy:

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.–Luke 1:41

Elizabeth explains and clues us in on what caused the baby to leap and why the baby reacted this way.

But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon…

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