The necessary pomp to provoke and delude the Enemy. The real marker that the whole world was indeed turning towards Him. The Book of John continues its account of Jesus's inexorable journey to the Cross, and proving that 'a man's heart is deceitful above all things.' (Read Jeremiah 17 v8:10)
Michael Robert Jackson was baptised in the name of Jesus in 2012, after a forty year walk in the wilderness, ten years after he first came to Christ. He is the least of God's children.