Today's verses are John 1:33,34: "I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with he Holy Spirit.'  And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.'" My child, at first John did not know who I am.  My Father had told him to watch for the one on whom the Holy Spirit descended.  This is the one, he said, who will baptize in the power of the Holy Spirit.  John saw this happen when he baptized me.  The Holy Spirit descended upon me with a voice from heaven crying out, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."  At that moment, John knew who I was.  He knew I was the one who would baptize with fire.  He knew my true identity.  He knew that I was the Son of God.

Notice that the Holy Spirit not only descended but remained on me.  In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit would come upon people to help them accomplish a divine task.  But he would leave soon thereafter.  The prophet Isaiah prophesied that when the Messiah would come he would be filled with the Holy Spirit all the time (Isaiah 11:2; 61:1).  I would need his presence all the time to accomplish the work the Father sent me to accomplish.

The same is true for you.  You have a purpose to which I have called you.  But don't try to accomplish it without my eternal presence inside you through the Holy Spirit.  The same Spirit who came upon me, the one I needed for my purpose, is the same Spirit you need to accomplish your purpose.  Apart from me you can do nothing.  The moment you receive me, you have my Spirit in you.  He baptizes with fire.  He burns away sin.  He then fuels, with his fire, your life's engine.  Depend on him, as I did, for strength.

Notice too the beautiful dance of love among the Father, the Son and the Spirit in these verses.  The Father told John to look for Messiah, God's only Son, who would be baptized by the Holy Spirit.  This eternal dance of love, one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is why you were created.  We so loved each other that we wanted to share it with others, all humans everywhere, including you.

Please know how earnestly we love having you in this dance!  Please know the perfect choreographed, synchronized dance among us three now includes you.  Enjoy the dance!  Enjoy our love!

And find a way to go love another today.  See if you can't tell another to enter the dance of love with us.  That is a part of your purpose on earth.  Your divine appointment, as one of God's children, is for the Holy Spirit to lead you to people who need to enter the dance of love among Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

You are called to bear witness that I am the Son of God.

Walk in our complete love today!

 

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