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Jesus’ Baptism a Beautiful Act of Love
Let Us Watch as Jesus is Baptized by John the Baptist!
“Why Did Jesus Need John’s Baptism, and What it Means to You?” is an intensive article about this pivotal point in Jesus’s Life.
John the Baptist was a faithful servant of God. A forerunner of the Messiah. John baptized repentant sinners with the waters of the River Jordan. He preached on the One to come who would baptize with the Holy Spirit. “I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:11)
Let us join the hundreds. Perhaps thousands stumbling their way to John the Baptist. You and I have trudged wearily thus far. Out to the River Jordan. Joined the throng of repentant Jews. Joined the curious onlookers drawn by this strange man. Crying out in the wilderness. Like all the others, you are eager to hear this man’s preaching. To hear the call of this man who lives his whole life serving God in the wilderness. To hear his God-sent message of repentance. John’s message is one of repentance. To seek the coming kingdom of God. “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 3:2)
You have watched so many who have realized the reality of their sinful ways. They asked John the Baptist for baptism. The full submersion of water to cleanse them of their sin. To be made clean once more and righteous before God.
Suddenly there is a call for your attention. Upon the hilltop. A man is also making His way to the River Jordan. Is He, as all the others here to listen to John preach? Or, maybe He is one of the repentants? Needing redemption from sin?
The crowd makes way. There is something special. Something different about this man. John immediately recognizes Him. Even from a distance.
You may have heard John speak of the One to come. The “Lamb of God.” The divine ‘Sacrifice’ or ‘Atonement’ for the sin of the world. A sacrifice like no other in all of Jewish history. The Lamb of God is to pay the ultimate price. The supreme sacrifice for…