Jesus’ Baptism part 6
As Jesus prays in John 17:24
Father, I want those you have given to me to be with me, to be where I am. I want them to see my glory, which you gave me because you loved me before the world was made.
I want to do a blog soon on the love of the Father for the Son. Because that is the love He has for us in His Son. That is what we are united to.
One with Him. This is what we are called to be. Do you think it is figurative? Technical? Far off?
He is inside you. He is in your soul. He is your identity. He is in your heart and He is your clothing, to be put on every day. He is also your foundation. Under us, in us and wrapped around us.
As David said,
“You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?”
Remind yourself of who your Lover is. Your Bridegroom, your Savior.
His baptism is the fulfillment of all righteousness because it is His righteousness and He is the new you.
You are baptized into Christ, into His death and resurrection by the Spirit of God.
Just as you are saved by faith, believing in His righteousness for you is all the work you must do.
The water was a symbol, but the Spirit was, and is, the real thing. The true baptism. Receiving His baptism is receiving His authority and power. Not just power to use, but having Him as an authority over your life. This baptism fulfills all righteousness. The Spirit is the power by which Christ overcame and the Holy Spirit is the power by which we overcome.
And He overcomes us by love.
Again, the Spirit comes and makes known the love of our Father God.
It is out of God’s Fatherly love that all righteousness springs. This is because in this love is where we rest. It is where we humbly lay down our tools and our efforts to do righteous things and feel righteous feelings and become overcome by the One who is righteous.
Our job is, as it ever has been, to have faith in what He has done. To have faith in the Son in whom we are Sons of God.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit
Our righteousness is in the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:12
“What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us”
Grace and peace be with you in the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Kara J ❤