Matthew 3:15 :But Jesus replied to him, Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for [both of] us to fulfill all righteousness [that is, to perform completely whatever is right]. Then he permitted Him.(Amplified version).
Oh that we may understand this mystery and glorify God for our situations and circumstances.
Oh that we may know that some of our miseries must be FOR NOW so that we may fulfil righteousness and therefore have the heavens opened upon us, hearing God’s voice of approval.
By virtue of greatness, Jesus was to be the one to baptize John, John knew this and submitted himself to be baptized by Jesus, but Jesus declined knowing that John baptizing Him is God’s will(laid out way and standard of rightness, righteousness or being right), as soon as He stepped out of the water after He was baptized by John the heavens opened to Him and God declared Him as His son in whom He is well pleased.
I marveled when i saw that some of what we are experiencing must be ‘permitted just now’ for us to fulfil righteousness.
It’s not going to continue forever but must happen for the time being so that we will fulfil righteousness;
These things are not normal, not ‘right’, not fair, we don’t deserve them, it’s not even supposed to happen to us at all but. It must be ‘permitted just now’ that we may fulfil righteousness; and when the righteousness is fulfilled the heavens will open and God’s declaration of approval we shall hear and therefore enter into the stage of manifestations. See 1Peter 5:10.
Permit it beloved, don’t fight it, endure it, it’s only for now and it must be, before the heaven can be opened to you and God’s voice be heard by you.
I scream Glory to God.