God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

Where Was Jesus Baptized?

  • Not only did Jesus’ baptism serve as a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and a confirmation of his divinity as the Son of God, the baptism of Jesus is generally seen as the beginning of Christ’s public ministry.
  • Where Is the Jordan River?
  • The Jordan River (Ha-Yarden in Hebrew) is an important geographical feature in the Middle East and key location in the history of Israel and the Bible.
  • Today, the nearly 156 miles of the Jordan River flow southward from Mount Hermon, located on the border of modern-day Syria and Lebanon, and drain into the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.
  • The Sea of Galilee, sometimes referred to as Lake Gennesaret (Luke 5:1) or Sea of Tiberius (John 6:1John 21:1) is only about a day’s walk from Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up (Matthew 2:19-23). It was also a key location in the ministry of Jesus (Matthew 4:13-22Mark 4:1-34Matthew 13:2Matthew 5-7) and the setting for some of his greatest miracles (Mark 5:21-43Luke 8:22-25Luke 9:10-17John 6:16-21)
  • Once exiting the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River winds through the Judean countryside, fed by two major tributaries, the Yarmouk and Jabbok (Genesis 32:22) to the east, until it eventually connects with the Dead Sea, where it ends. Prior to reaching the Dead Sea, the Jordan River creates a geographical border between Israel’s West Bank and present-day Jordan to the west.
  • All of these waterways are located in Jordan’s Rift Valley, a massive geological fissure that forms one of the longest cracks and lowest natural depressions on earth. In fact, the Dead Sea, or Salt Sea as it is sometimes referred to, sits at 1,300 feet below sea level, the lowest point on earth.
  • The Jordan River itself, with its lush, sandy shores and steep, rocky banks, is fairly narrow and easy to cross in most places, though the current can be swift and even dangerous in some areas. Beyond the main river flow, however, shallow pools and smaller tributaries are common in the Jordan.
  • It’s probable that John the Baptist baptized Jesus and others in one of these shallow pools or inlets on the eastern side of the river.
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  • Where Was Jesus Baptized in the Jordan River?
  • All four gospels describe Jesus’ baptism taking place on the banks of the Jordan River at the hands of John the Baptist, his cousin (Matthew 3Mark 1:1-11Luke 3:1-21John 1:6-34)
  • It’s difficult to know the exact location of Jesus’ baptism. However, archeological evidence, historical writings, and the gospel accounts point to an area on the southern half of the Jordan River, about five and a half miles north of the Dead Sea and a little more than six miles southeast of the city of Jericho.
  • John, who had been called to fulfill Old Testament prophecy as “the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘make straight the way of the Lord,’” (Isaiah 40:3Matthew 1:3John 1:23) had retreated into the wilderness of Judea (east of the Jordan River) to “preach a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Mark 1:4).
  • It was there, somewhere in between A.D. 26-29, that John the Baptist began his public ministry, baptizing people in the Jordan River at a place described in John’s gospel as “Bethany beyond the Jordan” (John 1:28).
  • Different from the village of Bethany, where Jesus often visited siblings Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42John 11:1-41), Bethany beyond the Jordan, sometimes referred to as Bethabara, was most likely a small town on the eastern banks of the Jordan River in what is now present-day Jordan.
  • Strategically, this would have been an effective place for John the Baptist to minister as it would have seen a high volume of traffic from travelers coming from the Judean wilderness, Judea hill country, Jerusalem, and Jericho.
  • At Bethany beyond the Jordan, John the Baptist preached a message of repentance and confession of sin, symbolized by water baptism, but in doing so, he also directed his listeners to expect the arrival of the coming messiah promising, “after me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit” (Mark 1:7-8).
  • In line with Old Testament prophecy and John’s promise, here, Jesus arrived from Galilee to be baptized by John (Matthew 3:13Mark 1:9).
  • And as soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’ – Matthew 3:16-17
  • Jesus would have been roughly 30 years old at the time of his baptism.
  • In fact, Jesus would later return to this same Bethany to momentarily escape from the threats of the Pharisees in Jerusalem (John 10:40-42). The apostle John writes:
  •  …there he stayed, and many people came to him. They said, ‘Though John (the Baptist) never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true.’ And in that place many believed in Jesus. – John 10:40-42
  • Today, Al-Maghtas, meaning “baptism” or “immersion” in Arabic, is the most probable location of John the Baptist’s ministry and Jesus’ baptism, though many in present-day Israel argue that Qasr el Yahud on the western banks is the actual site. We probably can’t know for certain, though the debate over which side of the river is where Jesus was actually baptized may have more to do with the two nations (Israel and Jordan) trying to attract tourism than anything.
  • Most evidence, however, points to the eastern side, the Jordanian side, being the actual site of Bethany beyond the Jordan, John’s ministry, and Jesus’ baptism.
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  • Where Else Is the Jordan River Mentioned in the Bible?
  • The Baptism of Jesus is not the only noteworthy biblical event to feature the Jordan River. In fact, the Jordan River is a major setting for two major Old Testament stories.
  • After 40 years of wandering in the wilderness as punishment for failing to trust in the Lord following the Exodus from Egypt, the next generation of Israelites were finally instructed by God to enter the Promised Land. When the time came, God directed Joshua to lead the people across the Jordan River, with the priest carrying the Ark of the Covenant ahead of the caravan. When the priests stepped into the river, and stood in place, the Jordan immediately parted for the people to cross through on dry land (Joshua 3). Once across, the Israelites began the conquest of Canaan that followed.
  • After the miraculous crossing, Joshua took 12 stones from banks of the river and placed them in the middle of the river where the priests had stood to mark the place where God had intervened and once again use his miraculous power in Israel’s favor (Joshua 4:1-9).
  • Years later, the prophet Elijah and his protégé Elisha retreated to the banks of the Jordan River, using the river as a natural barrier of protection against threats from Israel’s king. At the river, Elijah took his coat and struck the waters, which soon parted for them to cross. Once safe on the eastern side, Elijah was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind and chariot of fire (2 Kings 2:11).
  • With a double portion of Elijah’s spirit and coat in hand, Elisha struck the waters of the Jordan River to return to the western banks and begin his own ministry (2 Kings 2:12-14).
  • Throughout Scripture, the crossing of the Jordan River became symbolic of God’s miraculous power, the confirmation of His favor, fulfillment of promise, and the beginning of public ministry.
  • It is worth noting that both Old Testament river crossings, mentioned above, took place at a similar location on the Jordan River, east of Jericho and a few miles north of the Dead Sea, very close to where John would later minister, and Jesus would later be baptized.
  • So in many ways, this specific location on the Jordan River had both symbolic and strategic significance—of which John the Baptist would have been well aware.

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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