I love it when I come across videos that loudly testify the TRUTH- THAT ALMIGHTY GOD IS GREAT!
ALL LIKES AND ZERO DISLIKES!! AMEN.
A quick note about baptisms:
I always envisioned and dreamed about being baptized in a river, accompanied by a couple of brothers..
For years I waited for the PERFECT moment. Did you hear me?
FOR YEARS I WAITED. And so will you if you wait for the perfect moment like I did.
Many times believers desire to get baptized and they cannot find someone who is willing to, or a church that asks them o offers it. I know because I LIVED IT.
This is APPALLING. Several churches I went to..and not just went..attended for months..in other cases years…hear this.. they never talked about baptism services, NOT ONCE DID I WITNESS A SINGLE BAPTISM OF A SINGLE PERSON. At some of these churches I went to for years.. and when I approached the pastors to ask or comment about it..the COWARDS didn’t have the courage to call it what it was..
A downright neglect on their part. A lack of insight, discernment, and Holy Ghost…
For all pastors or leaders…let’s make one thing clear… IF WE ARE NOT BAPTIZING in OUR CHURCHES..what the hell are we doing?
Spare me, and anyone else some lame excuse that no new members are coming in, or that it’s a once a year event, or any other cockamammy bullshit story that makes you feel better about your condition or lack of.
If you dont have growth..it is for a REASON. Perhaps the very reason why you heard my voice bringing up the matter to YOU in the first place. Because baptism is a fundamental piece of our individual walk with God.
If itit’a once a year or twice a year event..
But then how is it that the entire two years I attended regularly, participated regularly, helped the church in any way I could, how is it I never heard you speak about, comment about, mention, these twice a year events or offerings about baptisms?
To all reading this, I apologize this was not supposed to be a DIRECT message to pastors or leaders…yet it is necessary..
For many believers are being denied for foolish reasons… “they need to approve, they need to know if we are worthy, ”
My advice: Dont wait..if in your heart you know you are ready to dedicate your life to Jesus Christ…and you cannot find anyone you trust, or even someone that offers baptisms…then TRUST IN ALMIGHTY GOD
FILL YOU BATH TUB..GO TO THE RIVER..KNEEL AND PRAY TO ALMIGHTY GOD.. I cannot speak for Him whether He will honor it..preside at your side or send Angel’s or Jesus Christ to baptize you..
Yet this is what I did. I HAD THE FAITH..and I knew He saw and read my heart…and I’d rather pray, and ask God to baptize me by HIS FIRE HOLY GHOST in JESUS NAME..
I’d rather do this..than continue waiting around for dried up streams of water to offer it.
Lastly and most importantly,
Make absolutely certain if you are being baptized, of the following:
#1 Your heart and soul is ready to serve Christ
#2 If you have been attending a church, and want to be baptized there.. evaluate the reasons why you desire to be baptized..
Is it to be a member of that church?
Is it to be a Baptist, catholic, jehovah witness, or perhaps another label.or title?
We are baptized for ONE REASON- to dedicate our lives in the name of the FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST. In Jesus name.
#3) If you find yourself desiring to be baptized more so because of the great church family around you, the pastor, friends, brothers or sisters, or other reasons … please be CAREFULL.
#4) Many churches offer classes, a course, a meeting with elders, in preparation for you to be baptized.. if this is the case and the Church or any leaders offer you any other book besides the LIVING BIBLE..
PUT THE BRAKES ON.
Ask yourself “if they should be handing me any book..to prepare me for baptism, which book should it be? Which book should it only be?
May this counsel protect those it is intended for.. many churches are leading people to be baptized as a member of their church, their organization, their cult, their missions, and that’s a TIE, BOND, INITIATION, CEREMONY, THAT indoctrinates you into their hidden agendas. And if you proceed you may be joining a cult and not a church.
There is only ONE BOOK that prepares you. There is only one book any church should be handing you if they are to determine if you are sincere, ready, and comitted.
And that book is THE BIBLE.
More importantly, anybody can learn a and memorize the bible, to impress, mislead, use it as a way of getting in good terms with a man or woman, for many reasons.. therefore if pastors and leaders are truly concerned about the sincerity of an individual they will not discover it through some rehearsed answer or process…they should RELY UPON THE DISCERMENT OF THE HOLY GHOST FOR THEIR ANSWER.
#5) Regardless of denomination.. we do not go to Church to be baptized as a Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc..
We go to Church to be baptized as a ETERNAL BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY.
“I pray in the name of Jesus, this day, if you have not been baptized and are ready to dedicate your life to Jesus Christ- who is as it states in JOHN 14:6
The Truth, The Way, and Eternal Life…
Glory be to God! The entire body of Christ celebrates with you! Glory be to God for your heart being committed to serve Him. Eternal blessings are yours in the name of Jesus.
May The Father’s eternal love surround you this day and forever more.. May He guide you and lead you forth all the days of your life. As He has assured and promised every single one of us:
THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN ME SHALL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED NOR ABANDONED. I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.
FATHER In Heaven, we thank you. We celebrate you together by dedicating our lives to you. Enrich our lives by your presence. Teach us, lead us, purify us, by your ALMIGHTY GLORIOUS FIRE ..Baptize us in the name of the FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST.. in order that we may serve you and do your will all the days of our lives.
IN JESUS NAME, WE PRAY. AMEN.