Why was Jesus, the Second person of the Blessed Trinity, Anointed by the Holy Spirit His baptism? I understand that His baptism is His way of establishing the Sacrament, and, to take our sins upon Himself, but, the Anointing that followed is a different event, in my mind.
I have reflected and have come up with the following answer, and wondered if anyone in the forum can give their opinion as to whether I am headed in the right direction…
"I think that it is to anoint Him into His human roles. As a human, these roles have to be bestowed from God, but they are the roles of a human, not of God. These roles are Priest, Prophet and King. Biblically, not a single P, P or K ever just walked into the role. God sent a messenger – His prophets (and priests) to anoint people to these roles, or, He at least called them (and anointed them through His Spirit).
The Human nature of Jesus was united to His Divine nature, though it is still a separate nature. It is by His Humanity that Jesus “qualifies” to become a priest, or a prophet, or a King. His Divine nature supersedes these roles, hence the need for the Incarnation, so that a perfect man (made perfect by necessity through the hypostatic union), could offer the perfect sacrifice of reparation to God, in our behalf, in order that mankind may be redeemed to God.
The Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Divine nature of the Son (and the Father), anointed the Human nature of the Son into these roles.
The rest is a mystery…"