“Filled with the Holy Ghost”

Brant Gardner

As the twelve, whom Nephi baptized first, came up out of the water, they were filled with the Spirit. A similar event marked the baptismal experience of Joseph and Oliver in the beginning of this dispensation:

Immediately on our coming up out of the water after we had been baptized, we experienced great and glorious blessings from our Heavenly Father. No sooner had I baptized Oliver Cowdery, than the Holy Ghost fell upon him, and he stood up and prophesied many things which should shortly come to pass. And again, so soon as I had been baptized by him, I also had the spirit of prophecy, when, standing up, I prophesied concerning the rise of this Church, and many other things connected with the Church, and this generation of the children of men. We were filled with the Holy Ghost, and rejoiced in the God of our salvation. (JS—H 1:73)

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 5