Baptism Into Jesus – When baptized in water, you are immersed into Christ Jesus. In correct baptism in water, the water becomes Christ Jesus in an object lesson symbolism (Rom 6:3) uniting you with him. The children of Israel were in the Old Covenant and baptized into Moses. We are baptized into Jesus.

BAPTISM IN WATER
by Delbert Young

Baptism Into Jesus

Baptism Into Jesus

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Baptism Into Jesus 

Scriptures: Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:5, 1 Corinthians 12:13, 1 Corinthians 10:2, Matthew 3:6, Matthew 3:16, John 3:23, Acts 8:38, Romans 6:3-5, Galatians 3:27, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:47-48, Acts 19:5-6, Matthew 28:18-20, Colossians 2:9, John 14:6, John 7:38, 1 Corinthians 10:2

We are taking a few weeks to talk about Baptism in Water. I say Baptism in Water as the scriptures speak about several types of baptisms. We looked at definitions last time, but we need to again. This way we can better move into what I want to teach.

baptism – baptisma {bap’-tis-mah} – immersion, submersion

baptized – baptizo {bap-tid’-zo} – immersed, submerged

These words are transliterated, not translated. Translation is taking a word in one language, i.e. “gracias,” and using a word in another language with the same meaning, i.e. “Thank you.” Transliteration is taking a word and attempting to spell the word in a different language. Transliteration is the conversion of a text from one script to another. The translated meaning of the words are “immersion” and “submerge.” Instead, they were transliterated as “baptism” and “baptized” creating new English words. It would have been much simpler and solved a lot of confusion had it been translated instead of transliterated. The words mean immersion and submerge.

The point is the words baptism, baptized, etc. does not mean water. Knowing this becomes extremely necessary as we investigate what I primarily want to talk about today. There are many kinds of baptisms – immersion/submersion – in the scriptures. Let’s look at some using the correct translation of immersion.

Matthew 3:11 “I BAPTIZE [IMMERSE] you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. HE WILL BAPTIZE [IMMERSE]YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WITH FIRE.

John immersed people into water. Jesus Christ would immerse believers into the Holy Spirit and immerse unbelievers into the fire of God’s wrath and judgment. Nothing to do with water here, but a baptism none the less.

Acts 1:5 For John BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] with water, but in a few days you will be BAPTIZED[IMMERSED] WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.”

Jesus told his disciples they would soon be immersed into the Holy Spirit. Again, nothing to do with water, but a baptism none the less.

1 Corinthians 12:13 For we were all BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] BY ONE SPIRIT INTO ONE BODY – whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free

Being a believer involves being immersed into the body/church. I have problems when people don’t feel the need for the body of Christ. No, no. The Spirit will put you into the body.

1 Corinthians 10:2 They were all BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

The children of Israel were in the Old Covenant and baptized into Moses. The point is “baptism” is not synoptic with water. It means immersion or submersion.

When we say, “Baptism in Water,” we are talking about being immersed or submerged into water. There are totally different Greek words for “sprinkle” (rhantizo {hran-tid’-zo} Heb 9:13) and “pour” (ekcheo {ek-kheh’-o} Act 2:7). There is no such thing in the Bible as sprinkling water on or pouring water on a person to water baptize them. It’s totally contrary to the meaning of the words baptism and baptize. Water cannot be baptized on someone. Water baptism isn’t water being placed on someone. It’s someone being totally placed into water. The word means immersion and submerge. Let’s use the word “immersed” in the following scriptures to see this.

Matthew 3:6 Confessing their sins, they were BAPTIZED [IMMERSED]by him IN THE JORDAN RIVER.

Matthew 3:16 As soon as Jesus was BAPTIZED [IMMERSED], he went UP OUT OF THE WATER

People go into the water to be baptized. The water isn’t placed upon them.

John 3:23 Now John also was BAPTIZING [IMMERSING]at Aenon near Salim, because there wasPLENTY OF WATER, and people were constantly coming to be BAPTIZED [IMMERSE].

John needed plenty of deep water for baptizing people. If he only needed to sprinkle or pour water any place along the Jordan would do.

Acts 8:38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch WENT DOWN INTO THE WATER and Philip BAPTIZED [IMMERSED]him.

Immersion is the only type of baptism the New Testament knows anything about. There is no sprinkling or pouring baptism of water in the Bible.

As we saw last time, water baptism is an object lesson. It’s a depiction, a picture, and a profound spiritual truth only experienced when baptized/immersed in water. Changing the mode of baptism/immersion into sprinkling or pouring confounds its symbol and intended experience. Baptism in water is to teach you the truth of your salvation. We looked last time at Romans 6:3. Let’s look again.

Romans 6:3-5 Or don’t you know that all of us who were BAPTIZED [immersed] INTO CHRIST JESUS were BAPTIZED [immersed] INTO HIS DEATH? We were therefore BURIED WITH HIM THROUGH BAPTISM [immersion] into death IN ORDER THAT, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, WE TOO MAY LIVE A NEW LIFE. If we have been UNITED WITH HIM like this in his death, we will certainly also be UNITED WITH HIM in his RESURRECTION.

We saw last time this is a step-by-step walkthrough of what happens in the supernatural dimension during the baptism of water. It’s not an object lesson of your death only. In water baptism, you are baptized into his death – death with Christ atoned for your sins on the cross. Baptism was your death. You can’t die again. You were buried with him in the tomb and raised with him in his resurrection and new life. It is an amazing object lesson, depiction, picture, and profound spiritual truth, but what I want us to see something more.

Romans 6:3 Or don’t you know that ALL OF US WHO WERE BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] INTO CHRIST JESUS were BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] into his death?

This is profound if I can communicate it. When you are baptized into water, you are immersed into Christ Jesus. In correct baptism – immersion – in water, the water becomes Christ Jesus in an object lesson symbolism. The water is a depiction, picture, and profound truth of you being put into Christ Jesus. Water baptism displays how you were supernaturally put into Christ Jesus and united with him.

Salvation is not adding Jesus into your life. Salvation is Jesus adding you into him – his death, burial, and resurrection all displayed through the solemn act of water baptism.

Galatians 3:27 for all of you who were BAPTIZED [immersed] INTO CHRIST have CLOTHED YOURSELVES WITH CHRIST.

Christ Jesus wrapped himself around you like the water during your baptism in water. Baptism – immersion – in water is a very graphic picture of what happens to you when saved. When your children ask you about water baptism, this is what you tell them. It’s you being put into Jesus and him being all around you. We are put into, immersed into, Christ Jesus. It’s a remarkable object lesson of the profound truth of salvation only depicted by immersion.

Have we gotten the fact we are baptized/immersed into Christ Jesus displayed through water baptism? “Delbert, we got it! Why do you keep hammering this?” The reason is we are about to look at a confusing issue concerning baptism in water.

It was the Day of Pentecost. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter said,

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and BE BAPTIZED [IMMERSED]EVERY ONE OF YOUIN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

“Every one of you” is to be baptized into the name of Jesus Christ. “But I thought it was in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?” At least now you have some insight about what this means. We see the first church baptism. It was the seed beginning and prototype of all other baptisms in water. Verse 41 tells us about three thousand were put into Jesus that day baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God andTHE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, they were BAPTIZED [IMMERSED], both MEN AND WOMEN.

Acts 8:16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply beenBAPTIZED [IMMERSED] INTO THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS.

These had not yet received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. They’d received baptism into water or baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus, immersed into Jesus.

Acts 10:47-48 “Can anyone keep these people from being BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] WITH WATER? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So HE ORDERED that they BE BAPTIZED[IMMERSED] IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

Cornelius’ family was Gentiles. They received the Holy Spirit first and then Peter ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Peter not only ordered them baptized. He ordered them baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Gentiles were put into Jesus Christ.

Acts 19:5-6 On hearing this, THEY WERE BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] INTO THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS.

Paul ran into some Gentile Ephesian believers. They were not correctly baptized. Paul baptized them all again. But, look how he did it. Paul baptized them into the name of the Lord Jesus. They were put into the Lord Jesus.

Every baptism we have to study always baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus with no exceptions. It projects a problem.

Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, BAPTIZING [IMMERSING] THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Why did they baptize in the name of Jesus if Jesus said to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit? First, notice “name” is singular, not plural as in “names of.” They obviously understood something we don’t. Jesus began the “Great Commission” with the authority he’s been given. It’s at the name of Jesus every knee bows and tongue confesses he is Lord (Phi 2:10). “…there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Act 4:12) and on and on. They understood the name.

They understood the Deity.

Colossians 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form

(KJV) Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

The Deity is three-in-one, and Christ-centered. In the name (singular) of Jesus is the Father and the Holy Spirit. When baptized – immersed – into Jesus, we are immersed into the Father and the Holy Spirit.

They understood Jesus is the only way to the Father and the Spirit.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.

John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By thisHE MEANT THE SPIRIT, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.

There is no relationship with the Father or the Spirit except through Jesus. When baptized into Christ Jesus, we gain access to and are baptized into the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

There is another reason. They understood the covenant name.

1 Corinthians 10:2 They were all BAPTIZED [IMMERSED] into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

The children of Israel were in the Old Covenant and conveniently baptized into Moses. We are not in the Old Covenant. We are in the New Covenant in the blood and name of Jesus. As they were baptized into Moses, we are baptized – immersed – into the covenant of Christ Jesus.

When I baptize with water, I realize people don’t understand all this. I want to say, “I baptize you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,” but it sounds as if I’m “Jesus only” to the unlearned ear. So, I make it palatable without baptizing incorrectly. I say, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the name Jesus Christ.”

So, have you been immersed into water according to the scriptures? Have you died with Christ Jesus? Were you buried with Christ Jesus? Were you raised with Christ Jesus? Are you put into Christ Jesus? What do you think about being baptized into the name of Jesus? If in agreement, you are raised with Christ and now seated with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:6). You control your life.

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