Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 26, 2016

The Day After

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 1:02 am

Matthew 3:16-17 16 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. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (NIV)

Advent is over.  We’ve celebrated the first coming of the Son of God, Jesus.  Now we continue to grow in Him.  These verses are an example when all three persons of the Trinity were present.  We start with Jesus, God’s only Son, the Word of God in flesh humbly submitting to John for baptism.  John was right in saying he should be baptized by Jesus but Jesus was giving us a living example of humility and love.  The next thing was the Holy Spirit descending in the form of a dove and landing on Jesus.  When we come to Jesus we also receive the Holy Spirit within us.  There is no way to minister God’s love to others without the Holy Spirit within us.  Jesus left the Holy Spirit when He became man and reunited with the Spirit when He was baptized.  Then we hear God, the Father speak from heaven.  Though His audible voice is seldom heard, we, being filled with the Holy Spirit, can also hear God the father speak to us through His Spirit.  We learn to recognize His voice through reading and studying and meditating on His written Word, the Holy Bible.  As we become more familiar with what is recorded we become able to recognize the Holy Spirit speaking within us.  As we prepare to move into a new year, let us make a commitment to grow in the Word of God.


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