Repentance, Baptism, and the Holy Spirit
Praise God. Praise God. Can we lift our hands this morning? Can we thank the Lord? Can we praise the Lord right now for what’s fixin’ to take place. Everything that we do and live for in the church. To see people baptized in Jesus’ name, filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Father, this final work that the eternal salvation will be complete. Once she goes down into the water and comes back up.
Father, thank you for what you’ve done in this family. Thank you for bringing this family our way today. And I pray to acknowledge that you’ll bless this family and help this family God and move in their lives and through them many more will come and see their need to be baptized in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ in a watery grave in Jesus name. We love you today Lord. We praise you today Lord. We worship you today.
The Bible teaches us that we must:
2. Be baptized, and
3. Receive the Holy Ghost.
Those are the steps of salvation. Amen. She's completed the first two…we're going to finish the third today. In Jesus name. Amen. Sister Ashley, calling on the name of the Lord, because you’ve already done your repentance, already receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost by evidence of speaking in other tongues, I now baptized you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of all your sins. Now they're gone. Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord, Thank you Lord?
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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 2:38-39) The word “repentance” comes from several Greek words which mean, change of views and purpose, change of heart, change of mind, change of life, to transform, etc. Jesus said, "except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
Let’s look at how we must be baptized.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion, and is only for those who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and a love of the world. It should be administered by a duly authorized minister of the Gospel, in obedience to the Word of God, and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the Acts of the Apostles 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5; thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.
John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said, “…He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.”Jesus, in Acts 1:5, said, “…ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues (languages), as the Spirit gave them utterance.”The terms “baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire,” “filled with the Holy Spirit,” and the “gift of the Holy Ghost” are synonymous terms used interchangeably in the Bible.It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Holy Spirit to receive the same physical, initial sign of speaking with other tongues.The speaking with other tongues, as recorded in Acts 2:4, 10:46, and 19:6,and the gift of tongues, as explained in 1 Corinthians, chapters 12 and 14, are the same in essence, but different in use and purpose.The Lord, through the Prophet Joel, said, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; …” (Joel 2:28).Peter, in explaining this phenomenal experience, said, having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He (Jesus) hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear.” (Acts 2:33). Further, “…The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:39).
The basic and fundamental doctrine of this organization shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the infilling of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit give utterance.
We shall endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit until we all come into the unity of the faith, at the same time admonishing all brethren that they shall not contend for their different views to the dismay of the body.