The Holy Spirit’s role in Jesus is an interesting interaction to examine; it is similar in comparison to our own lives too. The Gospel writers agreed that the Holy Spirit worked through Jesus to accomplish many miracles. His birth, death, an...
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...m of God had come and it was time for the conviction of the Kingdom. Therefore the message of repentance was crucial because Christ’s ministry was about to begin. John himself compares how his ministry will be different than the one who is to come. John said, “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” (Mt. 3:11). This statement by John confirms that he knew that he was just the forerunner to Jesus. He was considered to have operated in the power of Elijah (Lk. 1:17) as the angel of the Lord had said to his father Zechariah. Before the start of Jesus’ ministry He knew that He was to submit Himself before God in preparation for it. As John was the prophet leading up to Jesus it was important that Jesus be baptized by him.
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