Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 3:21-23
During those days, John the Baptist was preaching in the desert about the kingdom of God to the Hebrews.
John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, and he ate locusts and wild honey for food.
John said to the people, “You children of Satan, who tell you to flee from God’s wrath? Therefore produce good fruits so that you will go to heaven and not be thrown into hell. I baptize you with water but the one who is greater will come after me whom sandal I am not fit to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
The tax collectors answered him, “What shall we do then?”
John answered, “Collect not more money that what is expected?”
The soldiers asked John, “And what should we do?”
John answered, “Don’t intimidate and accuse anyone falsely.”
Then Jesus came from Galilee to let John baptize him. John said, “I need to be baptized by you but you have come to me. Should I baptize you?”
Jesus replied, “Let it be so now so that the word of God can be fulfilled.”
And so John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River.
As Jesus came up from the water, the spirit of God suddenly descend on Him like a dove.
A voice from heaven can be heard,” This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (King James Version. Matthew 3:17)
Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and returned to his home.
Jesus was then led by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by the devil and He fast for forty days and forty nights in the desert.
During the forty days and forty nights, Jesus didn’t eat or drink any water.