John baptized with water. He wasn't a sweet talker. Clearly, it was a sign of repentance, while hinting of a follow-up transcendence. The One who comes after, will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. So when Jesus, Himself came to be baptized, John was confused and surprised. His public ministry was inaugurated only after He was baptized. That is why even through political pressure, this act is emphasized. Go then; He sent them to the ends of the earth. Make disciples in the name of all three; let them rebirth. First baptized with water. Entered His Kingdom; became his daughter, when the Holy Spirit descended with fire. Original sin, no longer attached to that barbed wire. Even the Son of Man was baptized. So, who are we, this process to criticize? Because only then was heaven opened. With the Holy Spirit, stamped with citizenship so potent. The first Adam led mankind to sin. With his disobedience, Satan did win. But this second Adam willingly obeyed. Unblemished, no need for repentance in the Jordan still bathed. The perpetual obedience of the second Adam brought salvation and grace. Cancelling the old covenant opening heaven's gate. Leading the way to truth and life. Just like heaven was opened to Him, we too can get inside. -RUELHA www.ruelha.com (Inspired by Matthew 3:16) Featured pic credit:gardenofpraise.com © Copyright Protected. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
It is my desire to study the four gospels. Writing poems helps me put some thought into it thereby making it fun to learn and remember. I was stuck on the book of Matthew for years and never really completed more than the first five chapters until I began writing ‘the Matthew Series‘. Now, I’m revising the contents of the book of Mathew by writing another series of poems titled ‘Inspired by Matthew‘. This one will not be as comprehensive as the Matthew Series and may not be in an orderly sequence. This particular poem is the third in the series. I hope you enjoy reading each piece as much as I did writing them.