Winning in the Wilderness – Baptism of Acceptance and Faith that Overcomes
Last week we learned that John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance, but Jesus’ baptism is a baptism of acceptance. It’s a baptism of Identity!
This week we learn that just like Jesus was accepted by the Father who announced Him from heaven immediately after He was baptized, God does the same for us! He calls us Sons & Daughters! However, the approval of God attracts the opposition of the devil. The Word of God tells us that the Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted. He faced every temptation, just like we do, yet without sin. When we received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we received His DNA and our true identity. Just as the devil came to tempt Jesus, he will do the same to us. Jesus didn’t just save us from hell; He saved us from losing to the devil’s plans! He equipped us to win in our wilderness experience! Jesus gave us everything we need to walk victorious in this life. Hallelujah!