1 Nephi 12:7. Holy Ghost Falls
The idea of the Holy Ghost falling upon people (1 Nephi 12:7) comes from Acts 11:15, while the words “ordained of God, and chosen” are merely a variant of the words found in John 15:16. Since the New Testament was unavailable to the Nephites, who left Jerusalem six centuries before Christ’s birth, we must attribute the borrowing to Joseph Smith.
The prophet Ezekiel, a contemporary of Lehi, wrote, “the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me” (Ezekiel 11:5). In two Old Testament passages (Psalm 51:11; Isaiah 63:10-11), we read of the “holy spirit.” The verbs “ordained” and “chosen” are used together in 1 Chronicles 9:22. It is true that this Old Testament book was composed after Lehi left Jerusalem, but it is based on older records, including, it appears, court records from the time of King David.