The reason and need for the Baptism by water John’s Baptism unto Repentance

The reason and need for the Baptism by water John’s Baptism unto Repentance

 

First we have to understand that one of the main reasons for Christ’s Ministry in the Flesh was to set the spiritual example of how we were excepted to walk spiritually while still in the flesh.

 

Second God made the provision for John the Baptist (Elijah) to come first and prepare the way for Christ and His spiritual Baptism with the Baptism of water unto repentance. Our confession of Faith.

 

Thus God has set an order of salvation which must be followed;

 

 Born of God, Born of the Spirit, Born Again unto Salvation

 

John 3:3, 5-7 (KJV)

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

 

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

 

Romans 2:28-29 (KJV)

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

 

But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

 

Romans 3:19-26 (KJV)

19 Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

 

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 

21  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness

 

for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

 

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

Romans 7:5-6 (KJV)

For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

 

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

 

Romans 10:8-10 (KJV)

8 But what said it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.

10 For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

 

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 

2 Corinthians 3:3-6 (KJV)

Forasmuch as you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

 

And such trust have we through Christ toward God: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit giveth life.

 

Ephesians 1:11-14 (KJV)

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

 

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

 

1 John 3:9-11 (KJV)

9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remained in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

 

10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

 

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 

1 John 4:6-8 (KJV)

6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

 

7 Beloved let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God and knows God. 8 He that loveth not knows not God; for God is love.

 

1 John 5:1-6 (KJV)

1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and everyone that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

 

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

 

5 Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

 

1 John 5:17-19 (KJV)

17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

 

18 We know that whosoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

 

So God has established order of salvation First seek His righteousness with a Pure Heart Confess our sins and Repent asking Christ to become our Lord and Savior. Then being judged by God through Christ we are washed by the blood (once for past sins) and Indwelled with His Holy Spirit. Being Born Again by the Indwelling unable to sin again. And all by in and through the Living Word Christ Jesus.

 

Which bring us to the Great Commission;

Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)

18 And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

 

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

Thus teaching others the order and example set by God through Christ.

 

Now as to the actual act of confession, repentance and baptism by water. These are our works or deeds of Faith and Obedience unto God’s Will by a Pure Heart. By which God judges our Faith to be righteous in His eyes, and deserving of salvation by the blood and Indwelling. of Christ

 

Rev. Dennis Dean Wilson Jr
https://thewordspiritandtruth.org 

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