At the River Jordan when John was baptizing people, Jesus also came for water baptism. This was the baptism of repentance although Jesus had nothing to repent of like everyone else. What did this really mean? It meant Jesus was taking the place of someone else.
On that day, when John baptized Jesus in the river jordan, the heavens were open and the Holy Spirit in form of a dove came on Jesus and God’s audible voice was heard. This was a special event that now touches many lives and it speaks of the way to true fellowship with God. The truth of the matter is that no one can have true fellowship with God without Jesus Christ.
Jesus had to die for us so that we can have fellowship with God. Now, the Bible in 1 John 1:6 says,“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth” (KJV). When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, he was really saying that he was going to die and resurrect from the dead.
Now, The Lord’s death was not just his, but ours because through his resurrection we find life. In Hebrews 9:27 the Bible says, “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”(KJV). In Christ we die, but we find life not judgment. What power has judgment if you are forgiven by God?
We must die to sin and live to righteousness. In baptism we die with Jesus and resurrect with him. When his resurrection power is at work in us, the life of Christ himself manifests and that life is the light of this world. If we live contrary to the light we lie and the truth is not in us.
When we die to sin and live to righteousness we cross from death to life. This is the only way to true fellowship with God. If someone is living in sin, but claims to be a Christian such a one is living a lie. It takes an experience with Jesus Christ to really enter into true fellowship with God.