Saturday, January 30, 2010

Be Baptized Now

Last night I had a very restless sleep.An urgency in my spirit would not allow full rest. It seems that Jesus our Savior is indeed on His way to earth to catch away those waiting and watching for Him. Being born again is great but there must be a following into baptism by immersion signifying the Lord's death and burial and coming up out of the water as in His resurrection.

How many, many born again of the spirit ones have not went forward to be dunked in obedience to Christ? If it were not important surely Jesus would not have required it of us. Where do we get off making the rules? The message I received in that night was to tell others to take action and be baptized as I had already done many years ago as a teen.In Matthew's gospel chapter 28 our Lord Jesus gave plain instructions.
18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20Teaching 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.

All things like loving others as yourself after loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. We can only love our enemies with His presence in us as He is love.
Where can we be baptized? Any pool of water or tank or muddy river is fine. I myself was guided under the water in a little lake in my hometown as were my four children twenty years later. When can we be baptized? As soon as possible is the best time and apparently sooner than soon now.(urgent command)Who can do the baptisms? Those who have themselves been baptized and who are wise in winning souls to Jesus the Christ.Who can be baptized in water by immersion? Anyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God is called to be baptized as is illustrated by Philip and the treasurer of Queen Candace.Acts 8:26
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians,who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer,so opened he not his mouth:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture,and preached unto him Jesus.36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water:and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

So I urgently cry out to everyone to get ready for the coming of Jesus by obeying His will,way and plan for His church. Be baptized in the name (presence) of the Father God, the Son Jesus, and His Holy Spirit. Amen

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1 Comments:

At 9:07 PM , Blogger Donasarah said...

Jesus is Lord even of you..He loves you..

 

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