- Created: 15 January 2017 15 January 2017
The Baptism of our Lord is an epiphany, a manifestation of the one true God in the flesh and blood of Jesus. He is the chosen servant of the Lord, anointed with the Spirit for the rescue of God’s people and to bring forth justice to the nations. Thus He makes all things new, and He is given as “a covenant for the people, a light for the nations.”
In the waters of the Jordan, Jesus takes His place with sinners and takes all the sins of the world upon Himself. Though He has no sin, He undergoes the Baptism of repentance in order to fulfill all righteousness for us. He submits Himself to the curse of sin and death in order to redeem us!
We are baptized with a Baptism like His, thereby dying and rising with Him so that “we will also live with Him.” Indeed, all of us who are baptized into Christ Jesus are anointed with His Spirit and named by His Father. We, too, are beloved and made into well-pleasing sons and daughters.
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