Matthew Chapter 3 Discussion



 
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 3
    I love John too. He and Jesus were cousins (Mary and Elizabeth). Imagine his surprise when he saw Jesus walking toward him, and the Holy Spirit said, "Behold the Lamb of God".

    This event was a prophesy fulfilled. Jesus fulfilled over 100 prophesies just on the day He was crucified; and when he was entombed.

    A good Reference Bible lists them as you read along. It enriches your whole study experience.

    What's amazing is that the Rabbi's knew of those Old Testament prophesies, but few put it together then.

    Lists of the Old Testament and New Testament prophesies can be viewed on Google. Also with the scriptures that show Jesus's life fulfilled all of them. Thinking of the odds of that happening will make you say WOW!!

    Jesus knew that Judas was the betrayer.
  • Donna - in Reply on Matthew 3
    TimmyZ, Oh my, That was beautiful. I was just reading that.
  • Kent Bass - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Thank you so much Timmy for this encouraging word. We all should seek to do Yahs will in all that we do. Jesus set the perfect example of only doing what the father's does. Timmy may you forever be blessed in the name of Jesus I do pray amen
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Luke 1:5,6, Zachariahs a priest & Elizabeth daughter of Aaron, walking in "all the commandments & ordinances of the LORD & blameless." Exodus 28:1, books of Leviticus, Luke 1:8-10, Luke 1:13, It was this John. Luke 1:13-17, (Read again Luke 1, awesome revelation :)

    Then knowing John the son "of priests, blameless " would declare such a thing is Powerful, maybe that's why the "teachers of the law" were so._._. Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, John 1:1-34,

    I thought it interesting that Jesus being related to the Priest was significant Luke 1:36,41,43,

    Luke 1:48 Mary likewise with Elizabeth (& John lept for joy) felt not worthy even before Jesus birth.

    To add to discussion hopefully this is welcome
  • Grae - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Oh gosh ! I useless ! I didn't mean that post about Galatians for u ! I'm so sorry ! Please ignore me !
  • Grae - in Reply on Matthew 3
    With respect and affection , have u read the book of Galatians ? If "yes" , what did u think about it please ?
  • Timmy Z. on Matthew 3
    This is by far one of the most powerful and beautiful moments documented in the Bible. First of all, I love how one of the holiest individuals, John, is depicted as a man of lower class. One who most likely did not have much of his own, was ultimately the strongest with his religious faith. This further exemplifies how the love and grace of God is found where you least expect it, and is omnipresent in all of us. When Jesus asks John to baptize him, John expresses that he is not worthy to baptize Jesus, and that it should be the other way around. Jesus insists that he truly wishes to be blessed by John and the Holy Spirit, and believes that even he, the son of God, seeks the blessing of God the father. It is only after Jesus is baptized that the doors of heaven are opened, and God exclaims, "this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." The beauty of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are truly showcased in a powerful way here, as the light and love from God is illuminated in our hearts and souls at this moment. Jesus shows us all that if we embrace the love of God in our hearts and souls the way he did, the doors of Heaven will be opened to us also.
  • Free - in Reply on Matthew 3
    Hallo Dear sibling i Christ. Now, i was so glad, but i also felt huge joy in the Holy Spirit when you read my message last time. : D. Of course I will pray for you and your calling. And He thank you for what you do for those outside, i lift you up to Jesus. He who can bear all our burdens. He happily took them on. Just as we are taught to do for ours. In Patience and not least of infinite love. God bless you in the Name of Jesus. We support each other, without seeing each other. That is what happened on Pentecost and much more that we do not understand, at least not all, yet. But everyone should understand everything in the end.

    I will gladly read all books inspired by the Holy Ghost. And pray for them to come out. I write too, but that's my life. Which no one can believe or measure up to. We all have our cramps and frailties. Our cases that are only private. Then there are some people who have (do not believe in themselves) But believe that others can be saved through them. : D.

    I think about the Bible too. Why do we only get a little of what Peter wrote, for example? We should have read more of the scriptures!

    Now i know a person who has many visions and wonders to look at. And is blessed with many gifts. (do you know what word I got today)?

    2 Corinthians 1-13.

    Nor will i brag and praise myself. And neither do you. For all things are for the glory of God in the holy name of Jesus Christ, by the Holy Ghost which is in us.

    Yesterday when i lifted you up before the Lord, He spoke to me and i will do an act of faithfulness to Him today. I should notice the time.

    And i got peace for that. So my friend keep your faith and continue on the path of faith that the Lord has laid out for you. He is with you all the days of your life. Be blessed in the Powerful Name of Jesus.
  • Free - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Thank u so much. Ill diddnt understand. And how can i? I need to look too Israel in my learning. Ty and God Bless.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Gigi Skip comment on Mathew 3:2 wrong context.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Thanks Rick, I'll toast to that!
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Gigi I have taken the time to do that but again when you start getting into the original language translations

    then your thought of changing scripture so wisdom says don't go there. You can't upset an apple cart if you dont

    supply more apples.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Jesse You can't wash away old man nature needs to be spiritually toasted, cooked from inside out. This

    sounds odd I'm getting hungry.
  • Gigi - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    In scripture the normative meaning when it speaks of baptism, it is talking about water baptism.

    One could google that and find out if what I am saying is true or not. I encourage people to read up on what Christian history shows to be the meaning and type when it speaks of baptizing, which means to immerse in or pour water over a person.

    But

    Many on here will argue against this because they don't want the text to mean water baptism due to their desire to have it mean something different. That is why I suggest someone research it outside of the comments on this site if one wants to really find the answer.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Free,

    Back in those days they had what was called the threshing floor. What they would do was they would gather their crops in and they would grind it on the threshing floor, and the grain would separate from the chaff. And then they would take a shovel, a winnowing fork, a winnowing fan, and they throw it up in the air. And the grain would only travel a certain distance but the chaff would blow even further away.

    By the time they finished this process, they would have two separate piles on the floor. One pile goes into the barn, and the other one you burn. What this is talking about is that with Jesus, either you are going to get baptized with His spirit, because that's the name of his ministry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit, or the fire of judgment. He will separate the wheat from the chaff.

    As for what baptism is Paul talking about in Romans Chapters 5 and 6, he is presenting to us the process of salvation, and the baptism he mentions in Romans Chapter 6 is Spirit baptism, not water baptism.
  • Free on Matthew 3:2
    I have a question from Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

    chaff ? Why use a word like that?

    And all friends and Jesus loving ppl. I have a word for U. From Romans 5 and 6 chapter.

    What baptism is Paul talking about here?

    Many thanks in advance in Jesus Christ. Be blessed in the Holy Name above all names Amen.
  • Jcbu undercover on Matthew 3
    jcbu undercover is my Holy Ghost writer name.o o o o o o o o Mathew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance :but he that cometh after me is mighter than I ,whose shoes I am not worthy to bear:he shall baptze you with with the Holy Ghost,and with fire. Two books written Destiny Dreams and Visions.The Mysterious Castle and deadly sins. They go togeather like salt ,and pepper.Proceeds to go to missions.They are interactive books that invite the reader to partake however they can.The second book gives some bible verses to help fight against the deadly sins.Allways encouraging the reader to go to the bible for themselves ,and drink from the fountain of knowledge. o o o o o o ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo of the word of God. o o
  • Hafford - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Amen! It is his will.
  • GiGi again - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Hi David, returning to this once again, I think I read somewhere that all of the apostles/disciples were baptized in water prior to this moment in time where Jesus promised the Holy Spirit. That is why the apostles baptized new believers in water: that Jesus was baptized and the manifestation of the Father (voice) and Spirit (dove) were a visual teaching what those who are baptized receive; that they were baptized in water when they were called follow Jesus (Jesus baptized at the same time John did); and that Jesus commanded it in Matthew 28.
  • GiGi again - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    As I, you.

    In His Love, GiGi
  • GiGi again - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Hi, there again.

    For me, it is clear that Jesus commanded tat it be done, so I was happy to obey His command.
  • David - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Hi Gigi Ephesians 4:4 There is one body one spirit, one hope one baptism one faith and one God this is in the Age of grace that we are living in. I myself am not against water baptism but in our Age Romans 10:9+10 is whats written to be

    believed and get the job done internally. But if someone feels they gotta do both o.k.
  • GiGi again - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Yes, Rick;

    I've been blessed to see my dear son grow up (now 34) instead of dying from newborn sepsis. so, yes, God delivered Him. He could have taken him to Him, also. I had prayed in the hall that I will accept His will either way because my son really was His, not ultimately mine.
  • Rick - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Sis Its a privilege to communicate with and know you, you talk with your heart.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Rick

    As far as what is recorded in Scripture, baptism was not discussed at the council in Jerusalem. All of the apostles baptized new believers in water. It was not a part of the O.T. law.
  • Rick - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Sis Wasn't looking for that sounds like great deliverance amen.
  • GiGi again - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Thanks Rick, but I don't think I need to explain anymore than that my pastor and a fellow believer in my congregation laid hands on me a prayed for me to differs, more empowerment from the Holy Spirit. Everyone's experience of this different, but it did the done in a biblical way. you are welcome to search my post where I laid hands on my newborn son who was very ill spoke words to him that the Spirit gave me to say to him. There was an instant change in his circumstances, and he recovered. The nurses had said that he was shutting down and they could not get into his veins to get a draw and do a spinal tap. His skin was all mottled blue and pink and he was breathing shallowly. !the moment I laid my hand on his chest and spoke to him, his skin returned to normal coloring, his veins opened up, and his breathing returned to normal. All the staff noticed it. So, there you go! Praise God! I do not claim to have a gift of healing, or any other gifts that would be considered "signs and wonders". I just do what I'm moved to do in circumstances. God does the rest.

    Have a wonderful night, Rick. It has been good "talking" with you today.
  • Rick - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Gigi Hello again I know a man who was struck with an illness he couldn't keep down food at all sent to hospital and was going down fast a believer went in and prayed for him, left called up another believer who was into homeopathic stuff, she went in and started slowly feeding him black strap molasses and one herb, two days later he walked out recovered. I also know a leader that when three mile island in pa. nuclear facility had big problems went there they ask why do you want in he point blank said I'm hear to pray for this to stop. They left him in it did. See these things aren't coincidental they are displayed power available to the believers in our day and time. We are taught to believe by action then see not I'll believe when i see, that's a cop out. God Bless got to go for now Remember your Gods best and the devils pest. LOL
  • Rick - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    Gigi There is only one belief system or religion in the world that the all truth was made known that is Christianity and everything that a person has been given when born again. In all other religions there are higher levels of belief, so many steps where this or that get closer to higher power, holy water?, climb this holy mountain, chant this long, you name it and in th Church epistle Paul address it all. Paul's calling card was not just what he said, 1 Corinthians 1:4 demonstration of spirit and of power the word power [dunamis spiritual ability displayed]. Ephesians 1:19 exceeding greatness of His dunamis in us you and me who believe. Question you said you were ministered to laying on of hands is what I understand is God telling me first to move to get information on whether the problem is physical or spiritual and what to do, actually this fits into the category of word of knowledge information of whats going on, word of wisdom action to carry out to solve the problem. These people on tv. no dice its a great counterfeit because it is not guessing at all it is not analytical.

    Page two coming.
  • Gigi - in Reply on Matthew 3:2
    And I believe that the Holy Spirit has guided and kept the church through the ages. I do not think that I am more knowledgeable or true in doctrine than those who worked alongside the apostles and bishops (Who the apostles chose and laid hands upon to commission them). God appointed them to be leaders of the church, and we should honor them as such, considering what they have written (thankfully we have some of their writings still) and comparing it to God's word, just like we are doing with each other. I just happen to believe that these early bishops and leaders of the church knew much better what was being taught and practiced in the early church than we could ever know and I think their theology was most likely much more accurate than ours. You are right, Scripture isn't for private interpretation. One should not neglect what has been said about Scripture from the early years up to now. God has placed many godly teachers along the journey.

    It seems that we probably differ quite a bit on our view on this, so I do think that we have done well in wrestling with each others ideas (in a healthy way) in a discerning manner. I am ready to let this thread of conversation go for now. I trust that the Holy Spirit will work in each of us what truth He wants us to know from this.

    Blessings, Brother.


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