A prophecy was given to John the Baptist that the One on whom God’s Spirit remains is the Son of God. John 1:33 says, “I myself did not know Him, but the One who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God’”. When John the Baptist baptised Jesus the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove and He rested on Jesus and there He remained. That was the first witness.
As Jesus was baptised, that is the one and only place I know of where we had the whole Godhead in one place. As Jesus emerged from the water, the Father tore open the heavens and spoke from His throne in heaven saying, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” (see Matthew 3:17). The Holy Spirit descended from the heavens in the form of a dove and rested on Jesus. All three the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in One accord, in one place.
The message version says the baptism of Jesus was His birth into His ministry. Jesus performed miracles that no one had ever been able to perform. He made blind eyes see, up until the time of Jesus no one had been able to do that. He called Lazarus from the grave and resurrected him from the dead. He walked on water, He fed multitudes of people with close to nothing. The Spirit of God remained with Jesus all throughout His ministry. He did not come and go as was the practice in old times evidenced throughout the old testament. For the first time the Spirit rested and remained.
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