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Offline Susan2001

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Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« on: Sun Aug 09, 2009 - 19:24:14 »
My husband and I became new believers on July 19th at a Pentecostal house of worship .    ::amen!::

Baptism is next in September.    What do we expect? What will that mean?  I can just imagine it must be a powerful experience.   My husband and I have the holy spirit in our hearts. 


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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #1 on: Sun Aug 09, 2009 - 19:30:09 »
if you are talking about water baptism, it is a command given by Jesus, to symbolise His Resurrection, and yours in a new life in Him.


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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #2 on: Sun Aug 09, 2009 - 20:28:15 »
It is water baptism.  ::smile::

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« Reply #3 on: Sun Aug 09, 2009 - 20:57:07 »
Susan
imagine God pouring His blood over you and all the sins you have ever committed being washed away, never to be remembered again.
 ::clappingoverhead:: ::clappingoverhead:: ::clappingoverhead::

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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #4 on: Sat Aug 15, 2009 - 10:57:39 »
My husband and I became new believers on July 19th at a Pentecostal house of worship .    ::amen!::

Baptism is next in September.    What do we expect? What will that mean?  I can just imagine it must be a powerful experience.   My husband and I have the holy spirit in our hearts. 



Hello Susane

Baptism in water means you have to your old life (your worldly, sinful life.  and I do not mean you have to kill yourself!  What this means is that you have to stop doing everything that you used to do which was bad - telling lies, adultry, fornication, stealing, grudges, envy, laziness, drinking alcohol, etc. 

If after being batised in water you continue to sin as above and/or you go back to do those bad things you used to do before baptism - you have to rebaptise again, because the first baptism was just a bath ...!

Baptism i water is a prequisit to baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Lifesaver

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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #5 on: Sat Aug 15, 2009 - 11:03:21 »
If after being batised in water you continue to sin as above and/or you go back to do those bad things you used to do before baptism - you have to rebaptise again, because the first baptism was just a bath ...!

::headscratch::

I see no indication in Scripture that anyone after being baptized but who sinned again... had to be rebaptized.

So, how large or small a sin does it take for one to need to be rebaptized?

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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #6 on: Sat Aug 15, 2009 - 16:50:03 »


DCR's right

there is no scripture that states you have to be baptised again and again,

that would be like Christ dying again, everytime you confessed a sin....

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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #7 on: Sat Aug 22, 2009 - 15:04:00 »

DCR's right

there is no scripture that states you have to be baptised again and again,

that would be like Christ dying again, everytime you confessed a sin....

"I see no indication in Scripture that anyone after being baptized but who sinned again... had to be rebaptized.

So, how large or small a sin does it take for one to need to be rebaptized?"


Fenton and DCR

No one has to be spoon-fed by the scriptures.  It is not everything that is written in the scriptures - otherwise we would not be able to lift the bible from the floor!  For example, who told human beings to retake marriage vows?  Or to confess their sins over and over again.  Logically we should know that  if we have sinned once, we should not sin again.  But we keep sinning and keep asking God for forgiveness.

In the same way when you  are baptised you have to take it  seriously and keep yourself from sinning  -  otherwise, like confession, you have to rebaptise again.  One thing is certain God will not be displeased with you for this action.  So, better to be safe than sorry ... if in doubt, there is no harm in baptising again, whether or not it is in the scriptures.

God likes it when we go the extra mile to please him anyway.

Lifesaver   

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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #8 on: Wed Jun 06, 2012 - 04:52:44 »
What to expect in a True Holy Spirit Baptism?

In a word...

FIRE!

Our God is a consuming Fire!
When Christ Baptizes you with Fire, it is the very Holy Spirit of God which shall burn all unrighteousness out of you.
Just as God's Spirit is eternal, the Nature of that Holy Spirit Fire is eternal too!
It will BURN until there is nothing left to burn out of you, then you shall glow with the Glory of Almighty God permeating every part of your being!

It may seem to you that God is putting you through hell - but keep up your faith, it is THROUGH great tribulation that God delivers us all.
So face Him with courage, He destroys the works of the devil, AS He purges evil from us.  He shall not destroy you, but only what binds you.
So keep the faith throughout the firey trials.  Jesus does...

Follow HIM!


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Re: Pentecostal Baptism-What to expect?
« Reply #9 on: Wed Jun 06, 2012 - 06:00:54 »
Water baptism is a spiritual transaction, and it does not matter whether it is in a pentecostal church or a more fundamentalist one.

It is a funeral and burial for the old man/nature.

It identifies us with Jesus' burial (going into the water) and resurrection  (coming back up out of the water).

It is a covenantal symbol of the New Covenant, like circumcision was of the Abrahamic Covenant and a wedding ring is of the marriage covenant.

You may experience an overflow of the Holy Spirit, or a strong sense of being clean, or perhaps nothing at all. That does not matter. What matters is that you walk in obedience to the scripture and do it.

I would suggest getting Derek Prince's book "Foundational Truths for Christian Living" and read up on water baptism. It is available frm Amazon and other places.

 

     
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