VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

MATTHEW 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

WE ALL KNOW THAT JOHN THE BAPTIST CAME TO PAVE THE WAY FOR MESSIAH’S ENTRY.

HE WAS PREACHING, AND BAPTIZING, PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE LORD’S MINISTRY, SO HE WANTED THEM TO REALIZE THAT HE WAS NOT THE A MESSIAH OR ANYTHING NEAR BEING MESSIAH. HE EXPLAINED THAT MESSIAH WOULD BE BRINGING/LEAVING WITH THEM HIS HOLY SPIRIT, WHILE JOHN HIMSELF COULD ONLY BAPTIZE WITH WATER.

WHEN WE EXPERIENCE WATER BAPTISM, WE MAY STILL ONLY EXPERIENCE EXACTLY THAT – WATER BAPTISM. HOWEVER, THE LORD MAKES A SUPERNATURAL DEPOSIT IN ADDITION TO THAT WHEN WE ARE TRULY BORN AGAIN, WHETHER IT MAY HAVE OCCURRED PRIOR TO BAPTISM, DURING, OR EVEN FOLLOWING BAPTISM, THERE WILL BE SOMETHING MORE THAN MERE WATER HAPPENING.

 

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