The earthly ministry/priesthood of our Lord began at John’s Baptism

At John’s Baptism the man Jesus was:

  • Consecrated (Legal Age of 30 according to Law – could minister in Temple)
  • Cleansed (purification of the body according to Law – John the Baptist was a Levite)
  • Anointed with the Holy Spirit under Law (God’s ownership to begin the 3 1/2 year earthly ministry preaching the Kingdom as the Messiah) Acts 10:38

After John’s Baptism Jesus entered into the earthly priesthood which was appointed by God – to be after the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110: , Hebrews 7: , Melchizedek had an earthly priesthood and was King of Salem. In similitude Jesus had an earthly priesthood and was King of Jerusalem. During His earthly priesthood Jesus performed:

  • Earthly service for the nation of Israel – meeting needs
  • Earthly ministry for the nation of Israel – Preaching Kingdom
  • Human ministry in obedience to Law for the people
  • Ministered 27 times in the Temple
  • Ministered in synagogues
  • Ministered in the open air
  • Duties as a priests who were responsible for teaching the Jewish people the law of God
  • Duties as a priest to offer divine sacrifice unto God (the crucifixion)

Josephus  a Jewish historian stated about John’s Baptism: and so to come to baptism; for that the washing [with water] would be acceptable to him, if they made use of it, not in order to the putting away [or the remission] of some sins [only], but for the purification of the body; supposing still that the soul was thoroughly purified beforehand by righteousness

God spoke audibly when the man Jesus was baptized of John. God spoke out loud about Christ after He received the waters of purification, “This is my beloved son  in whom I am well pleased”. Matthew 3: Jesus was inaugurated into the priesthood, anointed with God’s ownership, and sent out to present the Kingdom Message to Israel. This earthly priesthood and ministry lasted 3 1/2 years until the Kingdom Message was rejected and Jesus went to the cross at Calvary.

A vast number of Old Testament prophecies unfolded and were confirmed at John’s Baptism. Only more evidence of Bible Truth that makes the substance and meaning of God’s Word so real and alive. This kind of truth is a faith builder. Faith is the heart of our Salvation by Grace. Faith is fortified by truth and evidence.

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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1 Response to The earthly ministry/priesthood of our Lord began at John’s Baptism

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Precious Jesus. How we praise Him for what He has accomplished for us.

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