Let's look deeper into our rite of "water baptism" into the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are things going on you might not have considered. First thing Apostle Peter told us: this is for the remission of sins. A synonym for remission is forgiveness, and this is a wonderful, fabulous part of our New Covenant! In the book of Acts, there is mentioned more than once the fact that the Early Church by the hands of the Apostles, experienced repentance, water baptism in Jesus Name, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost all in one day! This agrees with the words of Jesus: "except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God". Don't forfeit your entrance! Sacred things behind the scenes, you must also understand this is our point of contact with the Blood of Jesus! Without such there is no remission of sin! In constantly seeking Spiritual Understanding, get this; we are baptized into His Death and into His burial! Here we get some of the supernatural, mystical Blood of the Lamb mingled into our very being!

     This is our becoming a steward of the New Covenant, and behind the scenes water baptism is the Token (sign) of the New Covenant, just as circumcision was given to Father Abraham in the Book of Genesis. However only the males were included, now there is neither "male or female" In-Christ but we are all one! "In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the OPERATION of God who hath raised him from the dead". Can you see it? Natural circumcision was a physical operation of the "foreskin" Water baptism coupled with unwavering Faith, equals an operation that does so much for us you must read Colossians Chapter 2 and let the Holy Ghost bless you!   Women, thank God you are now totally included!

     Here's a powerful revelation! Consider some more of the behind the scenes happenings. We are lowered into baptism where we lay-off our old name, and put on our Husbands name! Apostle Paul teaches in his Epistle; "For I feel a divine jealously for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ". Now consider the words of Apostle Peter in Acts Chapter 2; Repent, be Baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and you shall receive the GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST!  We become "engaged" in water taking on His Name! Our marriage is consummated (in the present) not the future as we become one with Christ (the Anointed One) in receiving the marriage gift of the Holy Ghost!   WOW ! What a Mighty God! 

     "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath (past tense) made herself ready" (Rev.19:7) If you can receive it, we are building a relationship of The Bride with Jesus now! The things of obedience listed above are vital to this relationship! However there is more, In making our self ready, we must forsake all other lovers, the lovers of "lust of the flesh", "lust of the eyes" and the lover of the "pride of life"! This is one world!  Next we must forsake religious lovers! The greatest world of Seduction! "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plaques". This constitutes putting on by the Spirit a White Linen Wedding Garment!
In-Christ Always  Elmer Hart


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