Baptism of the Holy Spirit

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The life and ministry of Jesus is usually defined as the moment where God intervened in human history for a special purpose. This intervention occurred so humanity’s relationship could be restored to the way it was originally intended to be. Sin entered the world through the disobedience of the first humans beings created. The relationship between God and humanity was marred and could only be restored through the atonement of Jesus Christ. A surface look of Jesus’ life would produce an overview such as this. Jesus’ mission on earth was to redeem humanity but there are many aspects of His ministry that can be understood at a deeper level. The events which transpired in His ministry could not be attributed to the man Jesus but to the divine…show more content…
Scripture recorded that Jesus claimed many different times that He performed miracles through the Spirit of God including texts such as Mt. 12:28. Observing the ministry of Jesus from the Spirit-Christological perspective does not transform the paradigm of Jesus’ ministry, rather it shifts the source of Jesus’ power. Presenting the comparison between His divine nature and the Holy Spirit should not be a focused issue rather it should promote insight to the interworking of Jesus’ ministry. The power of the Spirit in Jesus should be an example of how believers should interact with the Spirit. As Jesus told His disciples of the helper He would send to them (Jn 15:26), believers today have the privilege to be empowered by the Holy Spirit as well. The disciples witnessed the miracles which Jesus performed and from this example they were able to have powerful ministries as well. Jesus ministry consisted of redeeming humanity from sin, performing miracles full of the Spirit and making available the power of the Spirit. His mission did not stop at establishing the Kingdom on earth, the great commission provides guidance to believers with what He wants for the Kingdom. The work of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ ministry did not start at the baptism at the Jordan rather it started much earlier than His three years with the disciples. There are a few

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