The Chosen One of God
John the Baptizer said “I didnâ€™t know he was the one, butÂ when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who willÂ baptize with the Holy Spirit.’Â I saw this happen to Jesus, so IÂ testify that he is the Chosen One of God.”Â – (John 1:33)
John doesn’t claim that he has any special knowledge of Jesus’Â identity because of insider information as a cousin of Jesus. No,Â John’s recognition was based upon the revelation of God and theÂ work of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is God’s Chosen One and a key partÂ of Jesus’ role as the Chosen One is baptizing people with the HolyÂ Spirit. Jesus’ identity, ministry, and message are all tied to theÂ work of the Holy Spirit!Â We can’t follow the chosen one of God without a deepÂ appreciation and recognition of the vital role the Spirit plays inÂ Jesus’ life as well as our own!
Prayer : Gracious God, the Almighty, who has chosen to dwell in my heartÂ through your Holy Spirit. Thank you for revealing yourself asÂ Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Be at work in my life through theÂ Spirit. Purify my heart, transform my mind, and empower my actionsÂ so that I can honor you and help others know your Son. In Jesus’Â name I pray. Amen.