The Spirit of God Descends on Jesus When He is Baptized by John the Baptist

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“And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him; and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 ASV

Illustration of Jesus kneeling next to John the Baptist. A ray of light, the spirit of God, descends from a dove onto Jesus’ head. There is a cloud behind the dove. John the Baptist, dressed in animal skins and holding a staff with a banner that reads “Agnus", is standing next to Jesus.


Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, New York: Benziger Brothers, 1904) 141


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