“Then John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. And I did not recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining – this is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’” – John 1:32-33
John knew how to hear God’s voice. God had already spoken to John, and told him that when he saw a dove come down and land on a man and remain on him, that would be a sign that this man was the Messiah.
God sometimes speaks through signs. One day I had a watch that someone had given to me. It slid from a table, hit the floor and shattered into many pieces. It was made of tungsten steel. The Lord spoke to me in that instant that he was going to shatter the relationship that I had with that friend. I thought, “No way!”
I had no idea that the person had been slandering me behind my back. God had my back and had given me a sign that He was going to protect me and He did just that.
Have you ever had a sign from God?
Then John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. – John 1:32