TOPIC: Short-Cuts Not Allowed
TEXT: Matthew 3:13 17(NKJV)
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
STUDY: Jesus came to John for baptism, John tried to prevent Him but Jesus insisted- He wanted to fulfil all requirements of God and identify Himself with the sinners whom He came to save. Jesus however was not baptised because He needed to repent of sin personally. Many politicians, church and society leaders feel too superior to associate with the masses and their followers whom they lead. Today we see Jesus doing the opposite: He chose to follow the regular route rather than the short-cut, even though He is God. Let us lean to behave the bible way: Associate with the humble (Rom.12:16).
After His baptism, Jesus had the Holy Spirit alight on Him and empowered Him throughout His ministry. No wander Act 10:38 tells us that God anointed Jesus Christ with Holy Ghost and power and He went about doing good and healing people. If you want to be empowered, anointed and guided in your profession, business and ministry, you need the presence of the Holy Spirit – Ask God to baptise you with the Holy Spirit. Note again that it was God the Father that announced Jesus as His beloved Son in whom He pleased; Jesus did not make the announcement Himself! Nowadays many people praise and project themselves in the ministry by taking on high-sounding titles. Is God pleased with the way you think, speak and act? Desist from self-praise and rather seek to please God.
PRAYER: Dear Father, please fill me with your Holy Spirit and help me to please you.
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
“Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.” (Psalm 62:1)
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 10th January 2021 Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England.