The Difference between the Holy Spirit that was in John the Baptist vs. that which was in Jesus Christ. 

Luke 1:15

“for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.”

The Easter Question: 

If someone asks you, “What was the difference between the Holy Spirit that was in Jesus and that what was in John the Baptist?”

What would you tell them?  

The answer comes with the definition of what “Holy” is.

The word “Holy” simply means to be separated for a purpose for God.

John the Baptist had “A” Holy Spirit but not “The” Holy Spirit.

The Great men, women and prophets prior to Christ had a “holy” Spirit “separated” for a specific purpose for God, however it WAS NOT THE “Holy” Spirit that was in the Holies of Holies or in the Tabernacle of Moses.

The Holy Spirit of God, the I AM, would have killed John the baptist if it were to dwell in sinful flesh.  The “I Am” was kept behind this veil in the Holy of Holies because of this.  And only “High Priests” could enter in.

So John had A Holy Spirit for a specific purpose but it was NOT “The” Holy Spirit. This is why Jesus had to have been born of a virgin “surrogacy” to bypass the HUMAN sinful blood/DNA.

Mary was simply a “host” an incubator for the Son of God.

According to science, a surrogate mother shares NO BLOOD or DNA with the child. 

The Mother feeds the child via the placenta where NO maternal blood is shared. The only time her sinful blood came in contact with Jesus was only via the BIRTH CANAL upon birth where it was simply ON Him vs. IN Him.

So back to the “holy” Spirit in John, it was NOT “The” Holy Spirit as EVIDENCE to the scripture below.

Luke 1:17

“And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

The Answer: John had the Spirit of Elijah and Jesus Christ was The “I AM”, the Word became flesh and dwelled among us. 

So here where it comes full circle. 

That Spirit, The Holy Spirit that was IN Christ is now IN you via Acts 2:38 IF you can believe it.

It is written, 

Luke 7:28 NIV

“I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”


God bless you all, and let us keep our swords sharp as iron sharpens iron. 

“Knowledge is best understood when it is used to defend our faith in God.” – MMA

Brotherly love, 

Ray Evangelista

More on the Holy of Holies, click here. 

Author: Ray Evangelista, RN

I was born an "Evangelista", I didn't choose to be in the ministry, the ministry chose me. However, I did choose to be a nurse and I have been a nurse for over 20 years and thankful that I can help the sick in some way daily.