Baptism, Baptize, Good News, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Kingdom, Kingdom of God, Love, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 1:1-8
I love to hear God remind me that I have been changed from the inside out!! I am a new man. A new creation.
I have been baptized for the changing of my mind about my missing the mark of God’s goal for my life and raised to a new life with our Master. I have also been baptized in the Spirit of power and changed completely.
- The enemy reminds me of the opposite, accusing and condemning me at every turn.
- His message whispers in my ear. Twisting reality and seeking to steal, kill and destroy me.
Our Master has good news for us all. Jesus reminds me of the message of love. I must choose to believe the reality of our Master. May it be so every day!!!
The good news of Jesus the Messiah—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you; He’ll make the road smooth for you. Thunder in the desert! Prepare for God’s arrival! Make the road smooth and straight!
John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to forgiveness of sins. People thronged to him from Judea and Jerusalem and, as they confessed their sins, were baptized by him in the Jordan River into a changed life. John wore a camel-hair habit, tied at the waist with a leather belt. He ate locusts and wild field honey.
As he preached he said, “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism—a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit—will change you from the inside out.
Source: Mark 1:1-8