Philip, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, had found a Ethiopian eunuch traveling the road between Jerusalem and Gaza. The eunuch was reading the book of Isaiah, but was perplexed, so Philip started with that scripture, (Isaiah 53:7-8) and explained to the eunuch the good news of Jesus. Later as they traveled together, they came upon some water and it’s here the eunuch asks, “Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” Now in some late manuscripts verse 37 is added which says, “Philip said, ‘If you believe with all your heart, you may.’ The eunuch answered, ‘I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.’ ” Baptism is the public demonstration of a personal decision…it symbolizes spiritual renewal, forgiveness of sins, adoption by God and eternal life. If you are a Believer but have never been baptized…ask yourself the same question the eunuch did, “Why shouldn’t I be baptized?”
Evil will no longer be able to prevail here on earth on the great and dreadful day of the Lord. All wickedness and darkness will be purged from His sight as the Lord comes in His Father’s glory. In the blink of an eye, all will be purified and cleansed.
Isaiah’s prophetic word to King Ahaz came in 734BC…but the words are true still today. God isn’t some far off Deity…gazing casually and unconcerned towards earth. God isn’t some unreachable quest, sought by only a chosen few on set times. No, God is with us at this very moment…God is with you and me and all who believe in Jesus Christ His Son. God is truly with you…He is real and right there residing inside your heart.
It’s difficult for us to realize that Jesus was fully man and fully God. He freely took upon Himself the trappings of a natural man…with every corrupt and base thing that is human…and in doing so became subject to all suffering and mortality just like us. But the big difference was that Jesus never sinned – for He was also fully God. He was the Messiah, Son of God, and part of the Trinity…all rolled up into one.