July 7, 2018

Immersed in Favor

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.” – Matthew 3:16,17 Yesterday, we talked about Jesus’ baptism being a reflection of God’s grace and favor towards Him. Today, I want to focus on one particular part of the story. When the Bible talks about a voice calling from Heaven, we often think that the whole crowd gathered at the river heard what was said. However, I believe there’s evidence to show that it was only Jesus who heard the voice and saw the Spirit come down on Him. It was a very intimate moment in which the Father reminded Jesus of His love for Him, His only Son. Remember, Jesus was only in His early 30’s when he was baptized. He hadn’t yet accomplished

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