Daily Bible Verses 282

John The Baptist
Had The Spirit Of Elijah

Daily Bible Verses 282

John The Baptist had the Spirit of Elijah

Malachi 4:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

6. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Daily Bible Verses 282
Jesus told the multitudes that John the Baptist had fulfilled the prophecy of the spirit of Elijah or Elias.

Matthew 11:11-15
King James Version (KJV)

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.

12. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

13. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

14. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

15. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Daily Bible Verses 282
The angel that spoke of John the Baptist's birth also promised he would have the Spirit of Elijah or Elias, and quoted part of the prophecy in verse 17 -

Luke 1:13-17
King James Version (KJV)

13. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

14. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

15. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

16. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

17. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Daily Bible Verses 282
We too need the Holy Spirit or Spirit of Elijah to help prepare people for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

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