John 3:7 “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
It is clear, without the new birth experience, there is no life nor relationship with GOD. It is the nature of sin working in us that separates us from GOD.
John 3:17,18 “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. v. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
Repent of rebellion towards GOD.
Repent of sin in your life.
Repent of your attitude towards Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 28:13 “He that covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”
1 John 1:9 “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
Romans 10:9-10 “If you confess with your mouth the LORD Jesus and believe in your heart that GOD raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
ABOUT WATER BAPTISM
OBEDIENCE: In obedience, following the LORD’S example, you bear testimony of your confidence in the Gospel; of your submission to Him; and your dependence on His authority.
FAITH: You exhibit to the world a repentant and generated heart pardoned of sin. Water baptism is the expression of your faith and is a declaration of the fact that Christ has provided the only way of Salvation.
IDENTIFICATION: According to Romans 6:3-9 we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus through Water Baptism.
COVENANT TOKEN: Water Baptism is a public token that you are now in covenant with GOD through Jesus. It is ferried to as the circumcision of Christ who performs spiritual surgery in cutting away carnal flesh.
ABOUT THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
That abundance comes by the baptism in the Holy Spirit, an experience separate from and subsequent to salvation. Just prior to His ascension, Jesus told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they received the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, is a baptism of POWER.
THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL:
Guide you in to all truth. John 16:13
Purify, revive, and renew your soul. Matt. 3:12
Provide access to all the gifts of the Spirit. 1 Cor. 12:8
WHEN YOU SPEAK IN TONGUES YOUR ARE:
Speaking to GOD, spirit to Spirit. 1 Cor. 14:2
Building up your faith. Jude 1:20
Praying the perfect will of GOD. Rom. 8:26,27
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
As a believer in Jesus Christ, your fellowship now has a new direction and a new dimension.
With the Body of Christ: “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God..” Ephesians 2:19
With Your Heavenly Father: “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3
Your primary fellowship with GOD will come through your time in prayer and your time spent in mediating upon and studying GOD’S Word.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8