The Three Baptisms of the Believer
Water baptism is not the only baptism the Word of God speaks of. Did you know that there are more than one kind of baptism that the believer should know about and have? This study is a continuation of our Christian foundations found in Hebrews 6:1. There will be seven foundations covered with other study guides.
John's statement above must have shocked those around him as he spoke it. The disciples must have thought "What is this other baptism that John has spoken of, and who is it that he is speaking of that will baptize us?" We understand that water baptism is important for the believer to do, and it signifies our conversion experience, but what of this "baptism" into the Holy Spirit? As a young man I was taught what this baptism was, and want to teach you in this study series, all of the three baptisms the believer should have and understand. Most people join two of them together as if they were one, but they are distinctly different.
Maybe something is missing in your walk with the Lord and you need fresh power to live the Christian life and to witness. This baptism that John foretold of is exactly for this power to be realized in your life. In fact even the salvation experience we will learn is a baptism into Christ, the Scriptures declare.
I hope this study blesses you and allows you to discover some things that are needed in your life. Don't miss out on any gift that God may have in store for you in your walk with Him!
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
- Matthew 3:11 (KJV)