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Blue TwistJesus was baptized with water and the Holy Spirit. John said in Matthew 3.11 that Jesus' baptism was not with water alone but with the Holy Spirit. "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." Note here that the two phrases "baptize you with water" may equally mean "baptize you in water." The baptism of the Holy Spirit was most likely a reference to Pentecost. Jesus gave his life as a sacrifice on the Cross. Hebrews 9.14 informed us, " How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!" Note that the phrase "acts that lead to death" may also be translated as "acts from useless rituals." Therefore we are made holy through that offering.

Consecrated Truth

Jesus LaughingJesus also said in John 17.19, "For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified." The Holy Spirit worked in Jesus and his people became holy by association according to Hebrews 10.10, "And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." The Holy Spirit raised Jesus bodily from the dead and accordingly the disciples were able to physically handle him. Jesus' Spirit also gave life to those whom he indwelt, that is resurrection of soul and body as in Jesus. Romans 8.11 explained, "And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you." Some manuscripts translated the phrase "mortal bodies because of his Spirit" as "bodies through his Spirit." Christ's human frame died but it was regenerated by the Holy Spirit as 1 Peter 3.18 explained, "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit."

"Jesus Spirit Baptism"
by Ron Meacock

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