If Jesus is God and His Spirit was the Holy Spirit why did the Holy Spirit come upon Him when He was baptized by John?
Jesus was the firstborn of a new creation. He was the firstborn among many brethren. Jesus was a man with God living inside of Him. He was showing us the pattern of this new creation. When Jesus was born His Spirit was the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lived inside of Jesus. However, there are no recorded miracles or healings that Jesus performed before He was baptized by John the Baptist. After He was baptized by John and the Holy Spirit came upon Him He was compelled to go to the wilderness for forty days to be tempted by the devil. After the forty days of temptation, He returned in the POWER OF THE SPIRIT. For the next three and a half years, He walked in total dominion in this world. He healed the sick, performed miracles, cast out demons, and raised the dead. He had total dominion over the natural and spiritual world. The Bible says that He performed so many miracles and signs and wonders that all the books in the whole world could not contain all the works He performed. I like to say, “He was a miracle machine”. Jesus made an amazing statement when He said:
John 12:14-16 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
When Jesus walked this earth He imparted His power to His disciples to heal the sick and cast out devils. However, before He died on the cross He told His disciples that after he died to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Holy Spirit. He said that they would be endued with power from on high after the Holy Spirit came upon them. After Jesus rose again from the dead He appeared to them and He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” At that moment they became born again. The Holy Spirit came inside of them. Now, just like Jesus, they were men with God living inside of them. However, just as Jesus waited for the Holy Spirit to come upon Him He told His disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit to come upon them. On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon them. They had the Holy Spirit in them but now He had come upon them. When He came upon them they all began to speak in other tongues and they received power to do the works of Jesus and even greater works. Just read the book of Acts and see the amazing miracles, signs and wonders the Holy Spirit performed through them.
The Bible describes God in Romans 4:17 as the God who gives life to the dead and calls those things that do not exist as though they did. We see a glimpse of how God operates when He created this world. In Genesis chapter one it says that the Holy Spirit hovered over the face of the waters. God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. I believe God spoke and the Holy Spirit created. He took the words of God and created them into this natural realm. When the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus He remained upon Him. Jesus listened for instructions from the Holy Spirit inside of Him and spoke what He heard and then the Holy Spirit upon Him created what He spoke. In the same way when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost a fire sat upon each of them. They did the same thing Jesus did. They listened for the Holy Spirits instruction inside of them and then they spoke what they heard and the Holy Spirit upon them created what they said.
Every believer needs the Holy Spirit inside of them and the Holy Spirit upon them. When you are born-again the Holy Spirit comes inside of you and when you are baptized in the Holy Spirit He comes upon you. The evidence that He has come upon you is you will speak in other tongues. Without Him coming upon you there will be no power to create the words you speak. I hope you will become born again and then receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
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Reverend David E.Watson
Founder and President of the University of Health and Healing. He has a heart for seeing people get healed, and freed from the shackles that Jesus broke off for us.
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