As the spirit of Elijah once rested upon Elisha in 2nd Kings, so now it rests upon John the Baptist in Matthew 3. John says there are two kinds of people: those who belong to God, and those who will be judged. John baptizes with water for repentance; Jesus is far greater: He baptizes with the Holy Spirit and fire. With His baptism, we are one with God. As in Genesis, the Spirit of God brings new life! In Matthew 3, God's Son, His chosen servant, has arrived!