The Waters of Baptism

Today, I’d like to specifically share more about the sacrament of Water Baptism and the powerful incarnation of Christ that is made available to flow through us because of it. Although water baptism does not save us, it can be described at minimum, as an outward act of our obedience of an inward commitment or circumcision of heart to the Lord.

The Lord commands each one of us go through the waters of baptism and by doing so, we identify symbolically with Him. The word baptism means, immersion; and when we actively choose to partake in this sacrament we are actually supernaturally immersed in His Holy Presence.

Through this sacrament we individually identify with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.  As we enter the waters and are immersed, we also are making public declaration of not only our personal belief in who Jesus is, but giving our consent to surrender or die to our own self-life, so we can be resurrected to live our life in Him. As I’ve shared before, it is IN Christ that we live, and move, and have our being, and it’s also IN Christ that all God’s promises are Yes and Amen!  

This supernatural transference of life is imparted through the Holy Spirit as we are brought forth from the waters.  Some people report that when they are baptized they can actually feel this infusion of power, while others do not. After our glorious ascent from the waters we can be confident that the power of the resurrection life of Christ is now ours- Hallelujah!  We are now equipped through both the birth and infilling of power through the Spirit to fulfill our great commission on earth.

And the great news is not only do we receive the initial empowerment through this act of obedience, but Jesus, the Living Water, now continually bubbles up from within us as a wellspring of life. As Jesus says to the woman at the well in John 4:14. Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

If you have never been water baptized, it is never too late.  I would encourage you today to JUST DO IT!   You will be blessed beyond heavenly measure…………

 -The Quilted Poetess

 

 

 

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