Baptism into death . .

Luke  12:50

“But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished.”
 
Jesus was not speaking of a water baptism because He had already been baptized with water and not a baptism of the Spirit because as part of the Trinity, the Spirit was part of Him. What He was speaking of was the baptism of His sufferings and tortures on the cross, which could be compared to a baptism because of the abundance of them.  He was immersed into them and was covered with them and when He died and was resurrected, death no longer had dominion over Him. His baptism of suffering was the will of the Father and Jesus obediently went through it. It was the reason He was born as a man for our sins could not be atoned for without the sufferings of Christ. How distressed He was until it was accomplished, Christ’s words expressed His apprehension (as man) of His sufferings, though to fulfill the law and the prophecies He knew the sufferings were necessary.
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s