29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’ 31I did not recognize him as the Messiah, but I have been baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him. 33I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God. (NLT translation)
How could John claim Jesus was the Messiah (verse 29) if this was prior to the Baptism of Jesus and John specifically claims in the verse after (verse 31) I did not recognize him as the Messiah? Furthermore, the Holy Spirit did not descend on Jesus at the time John made the claim in (verse 29) to confirm the sign God made to John (verse 33) "The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit."