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The Holy Spirit and Christ

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by ryarn, May 17, 2019.

  1. ryarn

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    If Christ is part of the Trinity why did he have to receive the Holy Spirit ?
     
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    The short answer is to fulfill scripture. God does as He pleases, and so He was pleased to become flesh for us. After His water baptism, the Holy Spirit came upon Him, like a dove (Luke 3:22) This was His anointing with the Holy Spirit and with power. (Luke 4:17-21)
     
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    The same question could be asked why Jesus prayed, or why was He baptized. He did so as a model for us. Jesus identified with us and lived as fully human and yet fully God. We cannot emulate Him in His deity, but we can emulate Him in His humanity, the things He modeled for us. Jesus modeled what the Christian life should look like.
     
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    Its part of the plan.
     
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    "That the scripture might be fulfilled" answers a whoooole lot of Bible questions. :)
     
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    Spot on!
     
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    He was in His becoming flesh an actual human being. Besides that, even as the Son of God He is not the person the Father or the person of the Holy Spirit.
     
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    Was his water baptism, prophecy? Did it picture the following?
    But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Luke 12:50
     
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    Here is a blurb from a commentary:
    "to fulfil all righteousness — To do whatsoever is just, fit, and requisite in our circumstances. Or, it becometh every messenger of God, and even every follower of mine, to observe every divine appointment, and to honour every divine ordinance. I therefore offer myself to be baptized, that I may show my readiness to obey all God’s righteous precepts, and to justify God and approve his counsel, Luke 7:29-30,
     
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