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List every event after Christmas until Christ begins his ministry?
- teaches at the temple
- fasting 40 days
Watergate- what did he know and when did he know it.
Let’s take that example with Christ. What did he know and when did he know it?
When jesus was born, the veil of forgetfulness common to all
He wasn’t in the holy place or in the holy of holies. He was within the temple grounds
Christ asking the questions or doctors? It was the doctors
He’s the ones who gave the scripture. Perhaps he was recalling them.
Verse 48: mary says father
Verse 49: He WAS doing his father’s business. He is putting his mother in his place (in a kind way), by clarifying
He knew who he was.
Let us not say that there was unkind rebuke or… reproof in the answer
-Jesus the Christ, pg 108
18 years in 1 verse
- wisdom (he didn’t know everything yet)
- favor with God (spiritual. Even he needed to become more spiritually in tuned)
- and man (social. He was at a wedding)
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my belovedSon, in whom I am well pleased.
John the Revelator is writing this (one of the apostles). He was a disciple of John the baptist
Some scholars claim between 28-29 is when he’s baptized. Then the next day
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
JST deletes the ‘not’ in verses 31 and 33
2nd time seen Holy Ghost= John
There might have been a dove, but he actually saw the Holy Ghost
How does this apply?
The only we can know Jesus Christ is through the spirit
Reason= to fulfill all righteousness
What does that mean?
2 Nephi 31:5-9
5 And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water!
7 Know ye not that he was holy? But notwithstanding he being holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father, and witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obedient unto him in keeping his commandments.
19 And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.
20 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastnessin Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a loveof God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.
Press forward is NOT stationary. Always trying to do better
Feasting. If we feasted like Thanksgiving, we would never feel spiritual hunger. But many of us starve ourselves for periods of time.
By choosing to be in HIS kingdom, we separate- not isolate
Rober D. Hales
The covenant keeping children of God will ALWAYS be different. In the bible, in nauvoo