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.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Who is Jesus? Chapter 8 - Jesus Requests John to Baptize Him
Who is Jesus?Chapter
8 - Jesus Requests John to Baptize Him
was in her 6th month of pregnancy when Mary, who was then pregnant with Jesus,
came for a visit.Upon hearing the
greeting of Mary, the babe (John the Baptist) leaped in the womb of Elizabeth and she and the
babe were filled with the Holy Spirit.
Jewish families are close knit and Mary stayed three months just before Elizabeth gave birth to
John.The child grew and at an early
age, would spend time in the desert seeking God as he knew there was a calling
on his life.By revelation he knew his
cousin Jesus was a special young man, and that he was to announce the soon to
be ministry of Jesus. Time passed.
Both young men were now 30 years of age, and we find John
preaching repentance and baptizing believers in the river Jordan to show
they have buried their old life and have risen to a new life.
asked John if he was the Messiah, but he denied saying; "I am sent to
prepare the way for Him."John said
this about Jesus in Luke chapter 3:16
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed
baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes, the latchet of whose
shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and
As it happened one day, we read in Mark chapter 1: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God.As it is written
in the Prophets:
“Behold, I send
My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.”
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’ ”
came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the
remission of sins. Then all the land of Judea,
and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and
were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing
Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and
with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “There comes One
after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop
down and loose. I indeed baptized you
with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus: Notice Jesus is physically in the water, The Holy Spirit descends upon
Jesus like as a dove, and the Father's voice declares this is my Beloved Son.
God is revealed in 3 personalities, Father, Son and Holy Spirit)
came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And immediately, coming up from the water, He
saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Jesus left John
and the people departing into a desert place to fast and pray for 40 days.At the end of the time, Satan came to tempt
him, but he quoted scripture and would not yield to Satan.Then angels came and ministered to Jesus
giving him bread and drink.
If you have
been tempted - - you are not alone.The
thing is to NOT yield and to come out smelling like freshly baked bread and sweet
as cool water.