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Post  Admin on Sat 14 Nov 2009, 2:21 pm

Are you baptized in water or Lord Jesus Christ?

John 1:30,31 - This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which
is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but
that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come
baptizing with water.

One becomes a true Christian only when one is baptized in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Some put water on their head and call themselves baptized. Others
immerse themselves in water and consider themselves baptized.

It is very sad that people still do not know what baptism really is.

In Acts there were people who were baptized by being immersed in water
yet Paul again gets them baptized in Jesus Christ. We also have record
in Acts where people who were not baptized in water still receive
Baptism of Holy Spirit. Acts also has records which state that those
who were baptized in water were not automatically baptized in the Holy
Spirit.

Paul clearly states that water is just a symbol and we need to be
baptized in the truth of Jesus Christ. Also a Jew does not become a
Jew by circumcision but by the truth.

It is time real Christians be born in the truth.

So let us be born again by shaking off all our worldly understanding
and come into a new life in Jesus Christ like the Israelites did when
they crossed the Red Sea, the generations of Abraham did by
circumcision and the family of Noah did through the floods.

It is only after we are baptized in Lord Jesus Christ will we receive
the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

People in Acts were very sure that they were or were not baptized in
the Holy Spirit although there was no symbolism like in baptism of
water. Are all of us sure that we are baptized in the Holy Spirit. If
not than we are not sure of entering Heaven.

Although Jesus again and again reiterated that water and Spirit
baptism is a must, yet He himself did not water baptize anyone. He was
not again immersing in water for His disciples did, but Jesus
concentrated on the true water baptism.

Symbolism is not going to save you, but the truth will.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord God, You are Spirit. Your ways are not ways of flesh but of
Spirit. Help your people Lord, to overcome the flesh so that they can
see your Kingdom and enter...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference]
John 3:3-6
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you,
unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
4 Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can
he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born
of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born
of the Spirit is spirit.

John 4:1-2
1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus
made and baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

Acts 19:1-5
1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul
having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding
certain disciples,
2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye
believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether
there be any Holy Ghost.
3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they
said, Unto John's baptism.
4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of
repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him
which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Romans 2:28-29
28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision which is outward in the flesh:
29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of
the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not of
men, but of God.

Acts 8:35-38
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and
preached unto him Jesus.
36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and
the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be
baptized?
37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou
mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the
Son of God.
38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down
both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.


To help you understand about baptism I am uploading a teaching on the
same on the website http://www.SavedByFaith.info


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