Baptized With Fire

“I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:8

Did you know there are actually two baptisms? John The Baptist reveals this in announcing the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While John was able to baptize people with water, there is only one who can baptize us with the Holy Spirit and that is Jesus Christ.

Water Baptism is a symbolic ritual when becoming a Christian. When you are put under the water, its symbolic for your “old self” dying. And when you are brought back up out of the water, its symbolic of your resurrection, your “new self”. This is the true meaning of “repentance” when you become transformed and turn away from your sins.

Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Romans 6:3

Paul gives a good explanation about Baptism in Romans 6. When Jesus dies on the cross for our sins, our “old self” died also. And when Jesus rose from the grave and defeated sin and death, through Christ we rose also. Once you truly accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will never be the same again

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise Ephesians 1:13

Once you truly repented and accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit. You were baptized by the Holy Spirit. The same power that rose Jesus from the grave is now living inside of you!  The Holy Spirit is your Counselor, Advocate, Counselor, and Comforter.(John 14) He is leading and molding you to become what God has created you to be in Jesus Name Amen!

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14 thoughts on “Baptized With Fire

  1. Tim & Anni

    Yeah! Batptism is important; I believe thought that it is more than a symbol; it’s really powerful! Have a look at the documentary from “the last reformation, the beginning” and you’ll see the power.

    It is amazing! I am a follower of Jesus and was always searching after God and how to please Him! … If we read the Bible we know that He said; Go out and make disciples of all nations. My question was however; “how”? I saw so less fruit of my evangelisation. … When I read the book of Acts I saw that evangelisation went hand in hand with “wonders & miracles”… so that’s what I wanted too!

    Since I saw the documentary (WWW.TLRMOVIE.COM) and saw “the pioneerschool” (online biblestudy lessons for free) I stepped out “my figurative boot” myself and saw almost dayly God accompanying my word of Him (on the street) with wonders and signs!

    In my blog I tell all about it! If your interested, have a look!

    http://www.disciplelife.blog

    Greetings, Tim (a fellow disciple and brother in Christ Jesus our Lord)

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  2. T. F. Thompson

    Think about this will you. John did NOT baptist Jesus in order to become a Christian. In fact, all Jews were being baptised and had for centuries. This view gets jumped over many times and missed as all we see is Jesus. Thank you for your post. Excellent and with excellent points as well. Thank you again.

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    1. @unashamedojesus Post author

      Thanks for your feedback…please elaborate on your comments….Your saying John didn’t baptize Jesus? That view is not Biblical.. Also there is no record in the Old Testament of Jews being baptized before John…please elaborate

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      1. T. F. Thompson

        He didn’t baptise him with the Holy Spirit just as he said. Water baptism was more than popular as was blood sprinkling. And you are saying that there were Christians before there were Christians? Not exactly.

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      2. @unashamedojesus Post author

        Jesus is the only one who can baptize of The Holy Spirit as I stated. You stated that Jews were being water baptized before John, where in the scripture are you referring to?

        Are you referring to the water cleansing ritual in Leviticus?

        Obviously there cant be Christians before Christ

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      3. @unashamedojesus Post author

        Ok I see where your going with this….this is an interesting aurgument….However I would say John was sent to be the messanger of the Christ (Messiah) therefor Jews were being baptized in the anticipation of Jesus Christ coming soon as prophesied throughout the Old Testament

        Obviously the word Baptize is derived from Greek because the New Testament is written in Greek.

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