Scripture reading for April 5th: 1st Samuel 6-9, John 1
Key Scriptures: John 1:29-34 “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of Whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who ranks before me, because He was before me.’ I myself did not know Him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that He might be revealed to Israel.” And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on Him.”
John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, proclaimed prophetically the Name and mission of Christ Jesus. His job was to call all people to humility and cleansing through water baptism. This would prepare the way for the One who would baptize His followers with the Holy Spirit and fire!
1st Samuel 9:15-16 “Now the day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed to Samuel: “Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over My people Israel. He shall save My people from the hand of the Philistines.”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for anointing Jesus, Your Son, to lead Your people and save them from their enemies! Amen!