Spiritual Meaning Of Jesus’ Baptism
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
We must understand why Jesus received the baptism from John the Baptist. Did Jesus receive the baptism because He was humble or because he had nothing particular to do at that time? Jesus did not come to this world as a teacher of morality and ethics. Jesus came to this world to save His people from their sins.
The purpose of Jesus receiving the baptism was to fulfill all the righteousness of God. Mt 3:15 Jesus took all our sins upon Himself and received the penalty for them at the cross in place of us. Then Jesus resurrected on the third day after dying on the cross. He now sits on the right hand by the throne of God the Father.
In Heb 10:17, the Lord said, “their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Romans 3:25 says, “Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith to demonstrate His
righteousness because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.” This passage means that the people who were enemies of Jesus were made to have peace with God because God had transferred all their sins over to Jesus and made Jesus receive the judgment and die in their place.
God sits in the eternal dimension outside the world as He took all the sins of the world. It means that he has remitted away all the sins of the past, the present and the future already. To pass over something means to overlook something. We must move on with the correct understanding of the meaning of the Word of Salvation.
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