Baptizing – to purify, wash or cleans. The question arises, should we be Baptized today like ‘John the Baptist’ did it in the Jordan river. Does sprinkling or immersing one in water take away sins? Does this actually purify or cleanse the individual? No! Water can only clean the flesh, but it can not clean the spirit (mind). So, why did John Baptize with water.
“Behold I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple…….(Mal. 3:1)
John Baptized with water to prepare the Lords people before the coming of Christ Yahawashi. The people that are Baptized should after their Baptism be cleansed and finished with sin. This should been done simultaneously while being Baptized and repenting for their sins.
“John did Baptize in the wilderness, and preach the Baptism of repentance the remission of sins [...] and were all Baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.” (Mk. 1:4-5)
The preparation in Baptizing for repentance of sins would only work for the faithful. What Christ Yahawashi found when he came is an unfaithful generation.
“Then Christ said, oh faithless perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, how long shall I suffer you…….(Matt. 17:17)
Therefore, Baptizing is not expedient where there is no faith, it is only necessary in the individual that is faithful. If a person has already committed themselves into not keeping the Laws, then the motions of Baptizing that person will not benefit them. Your sins are supposed to stop once you are Baptized. If an individual still sins after they are Baptized, then their Baptism meant nothing. Their sins are not washed away.
“He that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done. (Col. 3:25)
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin, (Jam. 4:17)
The Nation of Israel needed Christ Yahawashi to bring the Baptism by Holy Spirit because the Baptism by water is not enough to take away their sins.
“I indeed have Baptized you with water: but he shall Baptize you with the Holy Spirit." (Mk. 1:8)
There is a difference in being Baptized by water as opposed to the Holy Spirit. The water is only symbolic, as in washing or cleansing, as to what is suppose to happen spiritually. Therefore, it is not the water that cleanses you from sin, but it is the word which comes from the Holy Spirit. The water in this case is the ‘word’.
“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word." (Eph. 5:26)
We must take the example of the earth during the time of Noah. The people were totally wicked and sinful. The Most High cleansed the earth by water and only saved eight souls.
(1 Pet. 3:20) Now the earth has increased in sin and evil again, but this time it will be Baptized by the Holy Spirit with fire.
“I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a Baptism to be Baptized with, and how am I straitened till it be accomplished.
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you nay, but rather division. (Lk. 12:49-51)”
“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 THE MOST HIGH) by the resurrection of Christ Yahawashi.” (1 Pet.3:21)
Christ Yahawashi came to anoint us with spiritual water, which is his ‘Holy Spirit’ in the ‘word’.
“And I knew him not: but he that sent me to Baptize with water, the same said unto me, upon whom thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he which Baptizeth with the Holy Spirit. (Jn. 1:33)
Therefore, it is not necessary that an individual gets Baptized, though there is nothing wrong with it. If someone Baptizes let him do it in the faith and spirit of the Most High. If an individual gets Baptized let him refrain from sin and keep the Laws in faith.
An individual can also get anointed according to the scriptures instead of getting Baptized with with water. “Is any sick (sins) among you? Let him call the elders of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil (olive) in the name of the Lord.” (Jam. 5:14)
Having therefore this understanding of the word ‘Baptize or Baptism,’ let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Holy Spirit) (Heb. 10:22)