In this gospel passage, we have John the Baptist testifying to who Jesus is. There is a telling phrase in the middle of this piece: "he whom God has sent speaks God's own words: God gives him the Spirit without reserve." This phrase says many things about Jesus -
- he is sent by God
- he speaks what God wants him to speak
- he is utterly filled with the Holy Spirit 'till it flows out of him,
and lastly as such it is obvious that
- he is the Son of God.