Why Was Jesus Baptized By John The Baptist

John the Baptist was initially sent by God before Jesus was born to send a message of repentance of their sins by baptism will lead to eternal life. Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist because even though Jesus was sinless in all his ways, he needed to be baptized to be able to receive the holy spirit from God his father.

How Was The Baptism Of Jesus Different From John The Baptists

When John the Baptist baptized people with water it was to cleanse them of their sins only. When Jesus baptizes people with water it not only heals us from our sins but also fills us with the holy spirit. This is only possible as Jesus is the son of God.

Why Is Baptism So Important

Baptism is important for any person who truly wants to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Being baptized firstly fills you with the holy spirit. Also, it is a testament to your faith moving forward in one’s life in Christianity.

Being Baptized is a personal belief that Jesus died for you so that you may through him enter into the kingdom of heaven. Baptism should symbolize a covenant with God that you will walk the righteous path and obey his commands.

Baptism is a testimony to one’s self that one’s life to that point in time was heading in the wrong direction and one knows what sacrifices need to be made to walk the path of righteousness.

What Happened To Jesus When He Was Baptized

Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. As soon as Jesus was baptized he rose out of the River Jordan. At that instant heaven was opened and they saw the spirit of god descending down like a dove and settling in Jesus’ body.

What Did God Say When Jesus Was Baptized

This is my Son, whom I love, with him I am well pleased.

How John The Baptist Prepares The Way For Jesus

John the Baptist was born from Zacharias and Elizabeth who were from priestly families who both walked righteously in God. He would be born with the holy spirit and turn the people’s hearts of Israel back toward God.

John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus by teaching people about salvation and how the forgiveness of their sins by baptism will lead them to eternal life. John the Baptists baptism was a baptism of repentance for sin.

What Did John The Baptist Tell People To Do

John the Baptist was there to tell the people about sin, forgiveness, righteousness, love and eternal life through Jesus. He baptized people with water.

He told the people that the Messiah that was coming would be king of all nations and establish the kingdom of heaven.

John also warned the people of the judgment and eternal punishment which awaits the wicked, sinners and unrighteous.

What Did John The Baptist Say About The Coming Of Jesus

After me will come one more powerful than I, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

What Did Jesus Say To John The Baptist Before He Baptized Him

Jesus said. Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness. Then John consented.

Why Did Mary And Joseph Flee To Egypt With Baby Jesus

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea during the time that King Herod was ruling over that land.

The 3 wise men (Magi) had been visiting baby Jesus to worship him and give him presents. Unfortunately King Herod was also looking for baby Jesus. After the 3 wise men had found baby Jesus they were supposed to return to King Herod and inform him where he was, but they did not.

They were told in a dream to return home via another route. Which they did.

As soon as the 3 wise men left an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. The angel told Joseph to take Mary and baby Jesus and escape to Egypt and stay there because King Herod was going to search for baby Jesus to kill him.

Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus Fled during the night and traveled night and day until they reached Nazareth in Egypt. The journey from Bethlehem to Nazareth in Egypt is 90 miles and would have taken Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus at least four to five days to complete. 

King Herod was angry because the Magi did not return to him and tell him where baby Jesus was. He then gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and younger.

The 3 Wise Men (Magi), Jesus and King Herod Of Judea

The meaning of magi is “Wise Men”. The 3 wise men who were noble pilgrims from the Zoroastrianism religion in the East followed a miraculous guiding star “Christmas Star” to Bethlehem in Judea to find Jesus. The 3 wise men knew that this star would lead them to the birthplace of Jesus who would be king of the Jews.

Who Were The 3 Wise Men And What Gifts Did They Bring

The 3 wise men’s names were Gaspar, Balthazar and Melchior. They brought Jesus gifts which were gold, frankincense and myrrh. The gifts that were brought to Jesus had spiritual meaning. The gift of gold is a symbol of kingship on earth. The gift of frankincense (an incense) is a symbol of deity. The gift of myrrh (an embalming oil) as a symbol of death.

Melchior gave the gift of Gold to Jesus. Balthazar gave the gift of Myrrh to Jesus. Gaspar gave the gift of frankincense to Jesus. The gifts that the 3 wise men gave Jesus were gifts that would have been given to a king.

Who was The King Of Judea

During the time the 3 wise men were looking for Jesus, the king of Judea who was King Herod wanted them to return and tell him where Jesus was so that he could go and worship him too.

Who warned The Wise Men About King Herod

The 3 wise men knew what intensions King Herod had. They knew that he wanted to kill Jesus because they had been separately warned in a dream before they found Jesus. The 3 wise men then returned to their land via another route.

Which Angel Appeared To Joseph And What Did He Say?

At the beginning of the book of Matthew God was about to send his one and only son to this sinful world to forgive us of our sins.

Mary who was the mother of Jesus was found to be pregnant by the holy spirit. Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph. God needed a way to tell Joseph what was going on because Joseph wanted to divorce her.

Who Was The Angel That Spoke To Joseph?

The angel that spoke to Joseph was Archangel Gabriel. The meaning of Gabriel is (“God is my strength” or “man of God”). The meaning of Arch is (“highest” or “chief”). The book of Luke verified that it was Archangel Gabriel who spoke to Joseph.

What Did Archangel Gabriel Say To Joseph?

Archangel Gabriel first spoke to Mary, to inform her that she was going to have a son through the holy spirit. Just when Joseph wanted to divorce Mary Archangel Gabriel came to Joseph in a dream and told him that he must not be afraid to take Mary as his wife because what is conceived in her was from the holy spirit.

Archangel Gabriel also told Joseph that Mary was going to give birth to a son, and they are to give him the name Jesus. As he will save his people from their sins.

When Joseph woke up after his dream he immediately did what the angel of the Lord told him to do, and that was to take Mary home as his wife.

When the child was born they gave him the name Jesus.