Is Baptism really important? What do you see when you look at yourself? How badly do you personally need God’s forgiveness? Are you one who has led a “pretty good” life? If so, is baptism even really necessary for you? Do you, personally, really stand in need of a Savior?
Psalms 35 King James Version
Ps. 35:1 <A Psalm of David.> Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. 4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. 5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. 7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. 8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him? 11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. 12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. 14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. 17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. 18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. 19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. 20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it. 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. 24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. 25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up. 26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me. 27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. 28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Is Baptism really important? What do you see when you look at yourself? How badly do you personally need God’s forgiveness? Are you one who has led a “pretty good” life? If so, is baptism even really necessary for you? Do you, personally, really stand in need of a Savior? What if you broke most or all of God's commandments? Would you like a chance to wipe your slate clean, start over so to speak?
Baptism in the Holy Spirit - What Is It?
We should be careful to not confuse baptism in the Holy Spirit with the various other ministries of the Holy Spirit. The filling of the Holy Spirit is how He empowers and controls us (Acts 4:31; Ephesians 5:18). The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is God the Holy Spirit taking up permanent residence in our lives (John 14:17; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 1 John 4:4). The sealing of the Holy Spirit is God marking us as His permanent possession (Ephesians 1:13-14). Baptism in the Holy Spirit is related to these other ministries of the Holy Spirit, yet at the same time, it is separate. It is one of the most important revelations one can receive.
This info is from:
Speaking in Your Spirit Language
The Gift of Tongues & Prayer Language
I truly believe the word is Clear & Simple when you have a relationship with God and you chew (meditate) on things with God.
Clear-Thinking, Sound Mind & the Scriptures will renew the mind.
Shouldn't The Holy Word of God Make Sense?
1st Cor. 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion,but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Baptism is the most important events in the believer's walk with Jesus Christ. The Bible talks about both water immersion baptism is in which a believer makes a public confession of their faith. Jesus lead the way in example of water baptism! If you are wondering what it means to be baptized in the Christian faith, these verses should point you in the right direction and help you understand what it means to be baptized.
Do you realize that there are three baptisms, yes three.
1 Salvation, you are baptized into the body of Christ, by His Blood into God’s Kingdom (Becoming a new creation).
2 Baptized in water, cut off the old… drowning the old man opening your heart to receive power from the word and Father God.
3 Baptism of Holy Spirit & fire, to receive power, guidance, & correction, most of all God's gifts.
Understand this is the way the bible teaches, for years most Christian churches have only taught the first two. Why? That is debated by many. The basic reason they did not realize the importance of a relationship with God on a daily basis through His Spirit (Holy Spirit). Being Baptized in your Holy Spirit is controversial, some say you don't have to others say it is a must. The bible teaches you are to experience all three on the day of your salvation. Yet many schedule the water baptism and wait to see about baptism in the Holy Spirit. Some are mystified, some are scared it might have to do with satan. Which is ridiculous.