Alive, Free & Full of Power

Galatians 2:20 NLT

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me

The word “Baptism” means immersion, its to completely envelop, to wrap or to cover.

 

1. Alive

This is the Baptism into the Body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.

This is the Job of The Holy Spirit

“By one Spirit we were all baptized into one body”

2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2. Free

This is the Baptism into Water.

Water Baptism is a burying of the old man a cutting of the flesh. This is more than a symbol It’s a work of grace in our hearts.

Romans 6:1-8 NKJV

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

The Baptism into Water is, a burying of the old man, a cutting of the flesh. This is more than a symbol, It’s a work of grace in our hearts.
– Identifying with His Death

– Identifying with His resurrection

3. Full Of Power

This is the Baptism into the Holy Spirit.

What does the bible says about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He (Jesus) who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Grammatically this isn’t the same baptism as 1 Corinthians 12, Because there the Holy Spirit (subject) baptized us into Jesus.

Luke 3:16

John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He (Jesus) will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

So now you see Jesus the one who baptizes us with The Holy Spirit.

Luke 24 and acts 1 are very the last words of Jesus before he ascended.

Luke 24:49

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

The last words from Jesus was not go but wait until you are with Power

Acts 1:8

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

let’s look at all three in the the Book of Acts.

Acts 8:5-6

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

Jump down to verse 12

Acts 8:12

But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.

They believed – Salvation.
They were baptized – Water Baptism.

Look at verse 14

Acts 8:14-17

Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Here we see that the Holy Spirit had already baptized them into the Body Of Christ, But Jesus wanted to baptize them into the Holy Spirit.

1 Samuel 10:6–7 NKJV

Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.

1 Corinthians 10:1-2

Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,