“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!