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Holy Spirit

The Child JesusJoseph is reassured by an angel that Mary's pregnancy is in fact a work of God, the Holy Spirit. In Matthew 1.20 we read, "But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.'" The Holy Spirit directed Jesus in his growth and filled him with wisdom according to Luke 2.40 and 52. "And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him." and "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." Jesus obviously learned like any other child from his teachers and his special brother, the Holy Spirit. As he did, his wisdom, which is more than education grew as well. The Holy Spirit descended according to Matthew 3.16 on his brother Jesus after his baptism. "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." The Holy Spirit sealed his holy brother Jesus's ministry at his baptism by the public display of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, like a dove. John 6.27b says, "Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval." The Holy Spirit empowered Jesus after his baptism in Luke 4.1 and led him. "Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness." The power of the Holy Spirit caused his holy brother Jesus to return to the Galilee area according to Luke 4.14, "Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside."

"Holy Brother Jesus"
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by Ron Meacock

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