baptism of jesus

John the Baptist standing in the Jordan river after he baptized Jesus… and then watched Jesus wander off into nowhere



PERSPECTIVE

STORY:

(Historical_Fiction)

baptism of jesus

Here I was; doing my thing, and Joshua showed up to be baptized. (Joshua is how you say Jesus in Hebrew).

I (of course) protested, “It’s you who should wash me.” He cushioned my fear with, “Let this happen, because this is the fitting way for us to complete all righteousness.”

Completely outmatched to have any good response but to follow – I agreed… and as soon as he came up out of the water – the sky… opened, and the Spirit of God came down on him, on Joshua. (The spirit looked… like a dove).

Then a voice from the sky said,

  • “You are my son;
  • I love you.
  • I am well pleased in you”.

… and then he wandered off into nowhere.



OK.

 

That.

Just.

Happened.



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I came preaching, “Admit and turn away from wrong actions, because the standard of eternity is here and now.” People flocked from everywhere; admitting past wrongs and turning from wrong actions, and were washed/baptized.

…and now!

I said that The One was coming after me. I washed with water, but the Chosen-One will wash with the holy spirit – and fire. I don’t care what you god-experts demand, as you feed on your social power (while claiming ownership of the authority of God). Fruit exposes what grows inside.

You.   Church leadership.   You poisonous snakes – “even now the ax lies at the root of the tree.  Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.


 

 



Our father, Abraham, was the first to worship one God.


God’s core attribute from the beginning: being fundamentally separate from anything our current perception can process or take in (term for this is “holy”).

  • He named himself I_AM, and then made as his law state that his people do not use his name to praise themselves?!?

  • The priests for this people would ritually physically wash themselves before entering the house (temple) where I_AM lives… or is that where he lived?


 

 



The way to live is so simple.


When I was asked how people should change:

  • “If you have two coats, give one to him who has none.

  • If you have food, do likewise.”

To profit oriented business people and officials with power:

  • “Take no more than what you’ve been assigned to collect.

  • Don’t use force or power to make money,

  • and don’t accuse anyone wrongfully.

  • Be content with your income.”

 

 


 


How do the religious power-loving snakes not see?

They live in the same world as I do, and yet they sound like they are 100% committed to being God’s people, but their fruit tells the true story.


It is just SO GROSS who these “leaders” are serving.

As they express their devotion to Tiberius Caesar, he is living on the island of Capri – fine tuning the evil of pedophilia.

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He collects his library of porn (prepared to be instruction guides with the children he has collected there).  He named them his “haunts of Venus”, and carries on with them – just as the name suggests.

The people on that island call him, “that old goat”.

 

 


What could be next?

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Where did he walk off to?

 

His kingdom is growing.  The jeers feel like fuel.  It’s not just the fight; I have been allowed to catch a glimpse (here and there)… a prolonged eye contact… a facial twitch… God’s people are beginning to… hope.

 

 


The core of this people is I-AM (the One God),

and I just announced his Chosen-One.

That. just. happened.

 


He must increase, and I must decrease.

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