Matthew

Matthew 3:13-17 John Baptizes Jesus.

John, who knowing his baptism was one of repentance, could not fathom why Jesus would seek him out to be baptized. Jesus’ word to John was that it was a time of transition. For the time being it was the right thing to do. The fact is, when John was finished we find the answer to John’s query-it was an opportunity for the Spirit and the Father to bear witness to the Son. It was an anointing for service for the Son. The Father declared that Jesus was His unique Son, therefore God Himself, and with Him the Father was well pleased. The One John was preparing the people for had come, therefore his work was done. The transition was Jesus taking up the mantel of His public ministry, but first He would be tempted by Satan in the wilderness.

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