Jesus, himself, received the powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit and overcame temptation by Satan.
|JESUS BAPTIZES WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT|
“You brood of vipers!” he warned
Brood of vipers! When I first arrived in Silver Springs, Florida (1984), the news reported a distraught, blond young woman ran all bare foot through the picnic area, swam the Oklawaha River, and disappeared into the primeval growth.
Rescuers found her body in a brood of black water moccasins, poisonous snakes. Of such, John considered the religious Pharisees. Jesus later used the same image.