God’s plan for Jesus was very deliberate. For thirty years, Jesus grew up, worked and operated as a normal guy. But at 30, it was time to complete his mission. He was baptized, filled with the spirit, commissioned by the father and sent into battle. His first 40 days were completed in the desert. There he fasted, prayed and went to war with the enemy. The battle was brutal but God won. Jesus was attended by angels and then he was off to change the world.
God’s plan in our lives is equally deliberate. We are called, and as we follow him we are prepared for battle. Like Jesus, we need to prepare for the battle and seek his help as we fight it. Then we must also be ready to minister wherever we go. Jesus modeled that, lived it and in Matthew 28 called us to do it. “As you are going, make disciples—baptizing them in the name of the father, son and spirit. Teaching them what I have taught you and remember I am with you always—even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
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9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted[g] by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”