28th November 2022
Grace for you today !
Christ in me – Rising in Glory!
“Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness .” Then he allowed Him.” Matthew 3:13-15 NKJV
Jesus came to be baptized by John the Baptist at river Jordan. During those days the people of Israel came confessing their sins and were baptized in water to become right with God. This was the righteousness revealed by God to John and the same was preached by him.
But, the irony was how could Jesus who knew no sin, who did no sin and in Him was no sin, come to be baptized by John for the repentance of sins? John was totally perplexed.
The people of Israel were expecting their long awaited Messiah (The Mashiach / The Christ) to come . All of them knew that their Messiah will be their awesome King & Savior, who will deliver them from oppression. But they could hardly imagine that their Messiah will come to take their sins upon Himself & will die for their sins first of all. Even John could not understand this in the first instance when Jesus came to him to be baptized and tried to stop Him. It is after he allowed Jesus to be baptized that his eyes were opened to the greatest Truth and he proclaimed “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” ( not just the sins of Israel but also for the whole world)
By submitting to the baptism, Jesus committed Himself to become the Lamb i.e to become sin with our sinfulness so that we could become righteous with His Righteousness in Christ ( Mashiach) 2 Corinthians 5:21.
My beloved, believing and receiving the Lamb who was slain for your sins so that you may become right with God is the true Righteousness in the sight of God.
By confessing that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, you activate your faith to see your desired results.
This week you will surely witness your desired miracle by this awesome confession in Jesus name! Amen 🙏
Praise Jesus Mashiach!
Grace Revolution Gospel Church