“WHICH BAPTISM DO YOU HAVE?”
Now as the Bible says “One Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5) … and there are eight baptisms … which one do you have?
Moses in the Old Testament
2. John to Israel
3. Jesus baptised by John
4. Christ on the cross
5. Peter to Israel
6. Peter to the Gentiles
7. The saving baptism of the Holy Spirit
8. The baptism of fire in the Lake of Fire
1. MOSES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
The Red Sea was a water-mist baptism to show Israel coming out of the world.
“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; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;” (1 Corinthians 10:1-2).
This is the baptism of Israel … in a cloud … that’s the mist, vapour and fog. They had not got the law at this stage. They were transitioning out of the world. They were simply being put unto, not into, Moses.
2. JOHN TO ISRAEL
baptism is a water baptism to manifest Jesus Christ to Israel.
“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 (#7), and with fire (#8):” (Matthew 3:11)
“And I knew him not: but that he (Jesus) should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I (John) come baptizing with water.” (John 1:31)
3. JESUS BAPTISED BY JOHN
This baptism signified the changing of the priesthood from Aaron, Moses, to Christ
Watch the similarities:
and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and shalt wash them with water. ….. Then shalt
thou take the
anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.”
“Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. … And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:” (Matthew 3:13, 16)
4. CHRIST ON THE CROSS
This is Christ’s baptism … not of water … but of unbelievable suffering … to be made sin for the sin of the world.
“But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.” (Matthew 20:22)
5. PETER TO ISRAEL
is Peter’s works baptism of water to Israel for their remission only,
redemption, of sins.
Israel says “What must we do?”
is not saying “What must we do to get saved?”
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38)
is definitely not Paul’s waterless redemption commandment for salvation
believing Acts 2:38 with water baptism for the remission
only … will see you in hell.
6. PETER TO THE GENTILES
This is Peter’s water baptism to the Gentile
This is not Paul’s waterless baptism commandment for salvation to the jailer (Acts 16:31)
7. THE SAVING BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
This is Paul’s waterless Spirit baptism to Jew and Gentile
Spirit are we all baptized (no water)
into one body, whether
we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have
made to drink into one Spirit (God’s Spirit).”:
(1 Corinthians 12:13)
8. THE BAPTISM OF FIRE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE
This is Christ’s fire baptism for the unsaved in the Lake of Fire
“I (John) indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he (Jesus Christ) that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he (Jesus Christ) shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he (Jesus Christ) will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff (the unsaved) with unquenchable fire (the Lake of Fire)” (Matthew 3:11-12).
Dear Reader you can’t have Baptism #3 … this was exclusively reserved for Jesus.
But what about the other seven baptisms?
Which are the real deal for today?
Now if there is only one faith and one baptism …. which is it?
Correct! … Paul’s waterless baptism of #7.
Forget the rest … have the best.
The rest are simply types, figures and foreshadows.