October 7, 2023 – 10/7
Today’s Prophetic Number – 10/7
“Then I said, “Behold, I have come- In the volume of the book it is written of Me – To do Your Will, O God.” – Hebrews 10:7
King Jesus understood all scripture written about him before He stepped into his human body. He knew the Father’s will and He chose to say, “Yes.” Do you have a “Yes” to the Lord’s calling? The Lord will not ask you for what you don’t have. He is looking for your ‘Yes” and He will provide what you need to complete the call.
Declaration: Today I will say “Yes” to King Jesus because He has made me more than enough in Jesus’ name.
Baptism as a Prophetic Act
I’m gonna offer something a little bit different about baptisms but I promise you, it’s biblical. King Jesus himself said, “There’s a baptism I am yet to be baptized with, and how straight I am until it is accomplished.” That’s fancy King James for, “My baptism ain’t done yet and I’m not stopping until it’s finished.”
What was initiated at the water baptism of King Jesus was completed at the cross of Calvary. That’s a whole different kind of baptism. Romans chapter 6 talks about baptism unto death. Like, whoa. I don’t think I want to sign up for that. Well, I want to introduce another layer of revelation.
This type of baptism is what is called the power of a prophetic act. Throughout the word, God Almighty commands His people to do certain things and when they do, God’s spirit responds. “And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and he was baptized by John in the Jordan.” Is Jesus being baptized for the remission of sins? No, because he hasn’t sinned. So, what’s His baptism all about? His baptism is a prophetic act, and heaven is about to respond.
“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:16–17
When Jesus was baptized, he made a prophetic declaration that He was moving from the background to the foreground. He was stepping into the public light. For many, this is also the reason to get baptized–as an outward expression of an internal transformation. It is a public declaration saying, “I’m taking Jesus off the back burner and moving Him to the front burner of my life.” Now, you can expect heaven to respond when you do that.
If you haven’t been baptized yet, you need to. There’s baptism unto salvation, but there is also the baptism of, “I’m going to leave it in the water,” and friends, I want to tell you, I don’t know that we can ever do that too many times. You go into the water and Pharaoh chases you into the water. You come out of the water, and the devil that’s always owned you stays there.
Seek King Jesus and ask Him if you need to lay some things down in the water. You don’t want anything weighing you down as you step into your Promise Land.