Baptizing the Messiah

And he spake also concerning a prophet who should come before the Messiah, to prepare the way of the Lord— Yea, even he should go forth and cry in the wilderness:

“Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
and make his paths straight;
for there standeth one among you
whom ye know not.

And he is mightier than I,
whose shoe’s latchet
I am not worthy to unloose.”

And much spake my father concerning this thing. And my father said he should baptize in Bethabara, beyond Jordan; and he also said he should baptize with water; even that he should baptize the Messiah with water. And after he had baptized the Messiah with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world.

From section: Lehi’s Dream

From page: Lehites in Jerusalem and Arabia