Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Holy Ghost Anointed Jesus at His Baptism
Visiting today at the newest
church in town Oroville Faith Center, Assembly of God.
Pastor John and his wife were
dressed in casual clothing, but their eyes sparkled as if they had just come
from the throne room of the King.
Pastor John was reading from
Matthew 3:15-17 about Jesus requesting John the Baptist to baptize him.John at first refused because his was the
baptism of Repentance and Jesus had NO need to repent.
Jesus insisted and said, “This
must be done for a declaration, and to fulfill righteousness.”
Jesus recognized that John
was bringing a message from God as a sign unto the world.
The baptism of Jesus was to
be symbolic of his life and soon coming death and resurrection. As Jesus came out of the water, He had a new
direction and purpose and his official ministry was to soon begin.He also received an anointing from the Holy
16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up
immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
sign of the dove and the voice from heaven was a supernatural declaration that
the Father was pleased with Jesus.
we follow Jesus and participate in the emersion of water, we take that first
step to tell the World that we have made a change.Baptism does NOT make us a child of God, but it is done in obedience to
the Lord to show the world that we are His child.
are to take that step into the water and identify with Christ.We are changing directions and will leave our
old life behind.
suggested that we leave our enemies (those things that plague us and hold us
down) in the water and receive newness of life.
children of Israel were being chased by Pharaoh’s army but God parted the waters
of the Red sea on either side and they marched through the river on dry land.Then suddenly as their enemies rode into the
water, the enemy army was quickly consumed as the water enveloped them.
In His younger years, Jesus was know as the Carpenter’s son, a student, a dweller in
Nazareth, a reader of the scrolls in the temple, but now His direction
went about preaching, teaching and healing all who were sick and oppressed.
his resurrection, Jesus gave a command to wait for the Baptism by Fire and to
receive the Holy Ghost.
received the Holy Ghost since you have believed??