part 3 – Baptizo – Second Birth

Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 12:13, Colossians 2:11-15

You are commanded by Christ to be baptized in water, this is an outward profession of faith. It is a confession of your inward death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. In it, you are portraying the fact that Jesus Christ took your sins upon Him through the crucifixion. In Him, you died and are resurrected to walk in the newness of life. You were gennao anothen, regenerated again. It is through this sacrament that your faith is fortified and ultimately released. You are now baptized by the Spirit of God into the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, with an operation not made by human hands. The word baptism comes from the Greek word baptizo, and it means to dip or immerse.

Mark 16:16, Matthew 3:13-17

Baptism is done through immersion or sprinkling of Holy Water, it symbolizes being buried with Christ in His death. In essence, you are making a statement that your sins are dead and you are going to walk a new walk of victory through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit.

John 3:5; Revelation 20:13-15

Jesus said that you must be born of water and of spirit. In other words, once you’ve been born naturally by water, then you must be born spiritually to see and enter into the Kingdom of God. At the end of this natural life, every human being will face life or death in eternity. Eternal life or eternal death! If you are born twice, you will die once, meaning you will have natural death and then eternal life. If you are born once, you will die twice.  You experience natural death and then have to face eternal death.

The Father loves you!

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