After last hearing from Jesus in the temple at 12 years old, Matthew now introduces Him at the age of 30 years old, appearing at the Jordan River to be baptized by John the Baptist.
John The Baptist is also known as the "Forerunner"! the One who will prepare the way for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
PROPHECY: Isaiah 40:3 - A voice of one calling:“In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord[a]; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
FULFILLMENT: Matthew 3:1-3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’
John preached the repentance of sins and baptized people for the remissions of their sins. He was getting people ready for Jesus' arrival by getting them to turn from their sins and repent! For as Hebrews 12:14 tells us Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
JESUS BAPTISM BY JOHN Matthew 3:13-17. Let's read!
Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
REASON FOR JESUS BAPTISM.
Jesus Himself gave the reason He was being baptized in Matthew 3:15 when He told John the Baptist to “Permit it to be so now for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”
Having been baptize by John, Jesus now begins his public ministry at the age of 30 years old. Luke 3:23 -And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for divine revelation in His Word.
I love you all with the love of Christ!