The Chosen One of God
John the Baptizer said “I didn’t know he was the one, but 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 will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.” – (John 1:33)
John doesn’t claim that he has any special knowledge of Jesus’ identity because of insider information as a cousin of Jesus. No, John’s recognition was based upon the revelation of God and the work of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is God’s Chosen One and a key part of Jesus’ role as the Chosen One is baptizing people with the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ identity, ministry, and message are all tied to the work of the Holy Spirit! We can’t follow the chosen one of God without a deep appreciation and recognition of the vital role the Spirit plays in Jesus’ life as well as our own!
Prayer : Gracious God, the Almighty, who has chosen to dwell in my heart through your Holy Spirit. Thank you for revealing yourself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Be at work in my life through the Spirit. Purify my heart, transform my mind, and empower my actions so that I can honor you and help others know your Son. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.