I Belong To You
I know I haven’t blogged in over two weeks. I’ve been battling a cold which has not been fun, but I’m getting better, praise God.
We all become adopted Sons of the Most High God when we first believe in the message that Christ is our Lord and Savior who died for all our sins and rose again to defeat the works of the evil one — the Devil, in our lives (John 3:16). We take that step of faith and get baptized in water and then the Holy Ghost comes upon us like a fire lit within our hearts as we emerge from the waters of baptism. It is so important to confirm and affirm your faith through the act of baptism even after you have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord over your life. Baptism is that final declaration and act to wash away your old life and come out new in Christ Jesus.
A weekend ago, we had over 100+ people get baptized to affirm their Faith in Jesus Christ at my Church. It was an amazing event and yet there are still many that have yet to take that step.
When you get baptized in Christ, you are actually saying that You Belong in the Family of Jesus Christ’s Church. You are a new creation in Christ, you have become a joint heir in the Kingdom of God, you are a Son of God walking in the authority that Christ gives to you through the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:26-28). God is AWESOME!!!!!! So if you are a new believer, understand that your next step in your walk with God is to get Baptized. You’ve accepted Jesus as Lord, but baptism is that act in which you make a covenant with God to walk as His child in whom He is well pleased, in the same way God affirmed Jesus as His Son through the same act of Baptism. It is a physical and spiritual act that reconnects you with your Father who is in Heaven as you boldly declare and claim that you are God’s child and you’ve put away your old self and have become a new creation in Christ Jesus. You are God’s Child, so take that step of faith to affirm that you belong to God through Baptism, Amen!
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Enjoy the Song and stay blessed everybody!
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
[ John Baptizes Jesus ] Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
[ John Baptizes Jesus ] It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized;
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’
Sons and Heirs
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.