The Baptism of Jesus, a picture of the Trinity working together with emphasis on the Holy Spirit

 

15thAugust

E.H Bickersteth now moves onto looking at the Holy Spirit as distinct from the Father and the Son.  Later on he will look at the Person of the Holy Spirit, then later his Divine attributes completed with Why the Holy Spirit deserves our worship. 

 

An appropriate place to start then is with the baptism of Jesus.

21  Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” Luke 3:21-22 NASB

The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are found altogether here at the Baptism of Jesus.  The Heavens open up, the Holy Spirit takes on the form of a dove, and the Father speaks to his son, that he is pleased with him.

Here then in this passage we have three distinct persons and in Jesus complete obedience Jesus has a Trinitarian baptism.  I think it is only natural that we follow in our baptism that this is Trinitarian also such as in Matthew 28.

 

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