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Concerning John the Baptist.

Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

Luke 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

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Comment: In verse Luke 7:29, Jesus states the "Wisdom of the Just" is received by the Baptism of John.

Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

Mat 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mat 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mat 3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

Mat 3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

Mat 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Mat 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

Comment: John is telling the Pharisees and Sadducees, that they had to do more then confess, and say they are Sorry for their Sins, they had to show efforts of their Repentance. Because they had a Higher Calling and more is expected from them from Heaven.

Mat 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Comment: John referring those that were just baptized to becoming stones, Because they now will not be tempted to steal or be gullible to be taken advantage of by the swindlers, because they are now anointed with the Spirit of Wisdom (of the Just), received by baptism

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1Cor 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

comment: Corinthians where in extremely advance stages of Christianity, but check out the order of holy stages from beginning to redemption. you get wisdom to guide you to become a righteous person, having overcome probably most of your sins. you are heading to Holiness (Sanctification) and so on.

1st: wisdom,   2nd: righteousness,

3rd: sanctification(holiness),   Last: Redemption.

It is Christ Jesus who works in us to go us thru these stages until Christ gets us to the last stage "Redemption."

Romans6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

comment: Here in Romans, it looks like those who Paul is talking to, have been over whelmed by Sinful temptations. Therefore overcome it by using your body members as instruments of righteousness to go to Holiness.

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Luke 7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

Comment: When you confess and repent of your sins, when being Baptized, instantly God forgives you and instantly manifests himself to be the Spirit of Wisdom (Just) to enter into you.

 Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

Comment: Those that rejected the counsel of GOD, rejected the Spirit of Wisdom (of the Just), received when baptized. The Lord compared them to those sitting around at the marketplace in the verses below (7:31/32)


Luke 7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

Luke 7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

comment: Among the children at the marketplace are the disobedient that John referred to in Verse Luke 1:17.  And also those that go to the marketplace to spend what ever money they may have. These are   preys because they are  gullible, and easily deceived by the predating deceivers (the disobedient). These easily deceived ones  can't discern the predators because they don't have the Spirit of wisdom (Just) you receive at the moment of Baptism.

Luke 7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.

Luke 7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

Luke 7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

Comment: The disobedient tried to slander the reputations of both John and Jesus. But the children with the Wisdom of the Just, knew better. The children are able to discern the truth because they have the Spirit of the "Just"

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Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

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Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

Matthew 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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Luke 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed ) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

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I noted the 3 Gospel references, showing that when Jesus was Baptized, a heavenly Spirit came down and landed on him, when John Baptized Jesus. There's no reason to not believe that a heavenly Spirit does not come down from Heaven and land upon the individual being Baptized.

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