Water Baptism Episode 5

Water Baptism Episode 5

Baptized in Water Episode 05

Encouraging Words

The like figure whereunto

even baptism doth also now save us

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us…….

This is explaining the experience of Noah and the worldwide flood

And how this relates to the new covenant command to follow the Lord through the waters of baptism

The Story of Noah & his Family

He fled to God for Safety

Built the Ark to save his family

They needed to escape the corruption that was in the world

They escaped the judgment & floated away to a new life

Read the story for yourself in Genesis 5:29 through to Genesis 9:19

This is a great story of what actually happened.

We have to escape as well

We need to escape the corruption that is in the world through lust and sin

2 Peter 1:3-4

2 Peter 1:3-4

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

They Were Saved by Water

Eight souls were saved by water

Water lifted Noah from the OLD life

Set him down on the NEW way of living

1 Peter 3:20-22

1 Peter 3:20-22 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the this of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

The like figure whereunto

Even baptism doth now save us

We need the same

We need to be saved

We need to escqape the corruption

Because the day of the judgement of God is coming

Complete Covering

Judgement for Old – Joy for New

Escape to a New life

Be like Noah

Escape from your old life

Live in the power of a New Life

Baptism doth also now save us

the actual act or ceremony of baptism does not save you, in itself, unless it follows your repentance from sin and disobedience and your faith toward God in the grace of Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:21

Acts 20:21

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Not the putting away of the filth of the flesh

But the answer of a good conscience

when you understand what this really means you are at the doorway of hope

Hosea 2:15

1 Peter 3:21-22

Hosea 2:15

And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

1 Peter 3:21-22

The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

Not the putting away of the filth of the flesh

But the answer of a good conscience toward God

Here is the answer to living a deeper life, a life totally surrendered to the leading of the spirit of God and obedience to the word of God.

You do not struggle to put away this corruption

Of your old nature, the body of sin, the life of the flesh (YES you do want and desire this to be gone from your life)

This is put away, by faith, as you walk in the new conscience that you have through faith in the power of the blood of Jesus to cleanse your conscience from dead works.

Hebrews 9:14

Hebrews 9:14

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Water Baptism is a revelation

For more on this see Water Baptism Episode 4

the doorway of intention, the token, that you will continue to walk in obedience to Jesus the Lord and in subjection to him

Understand the context of this passage

1 Corinthians 10:1-4

1 Corinthians 10:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Do you want this?

Do you want the badge to say

“this is what I want” – “this is what I want to do” ?

A token of remembrance and identity

The intention and determination that you will, by the grace of God, follow the Lord Jesus through faith in him.

So here we are

Do you understand what “water baptism means?

Do you understand this?

Acts 8:36-39

Acts 8:36-39 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 both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

“LOOK! Here is water –

What am I waiting for?

Why shouldn’t I be baptised in water?”

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