This passage is full of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit fills Jesus then leads Him into the desert. Throughout the passage, the serpent is subtle. Finally, the scriptures are sufficient. Christ’s whole response each time is based on scripture.
Truth is always freedom, but we live in a day that prefers happiness over truth. We need to be in the truth and love it, not attack it as is being done. The Baptism of Jesus is a messianic inauguration and Trinitarian confirmation.
The people were in an eschatological anticipation in John the Baptist’s day. There is much of the same craze today. The unbelieving world and some of the believing world try to pin an exact date on the return of Christ. The people in John’s day had a longing […]
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