Daily Devotional, Year 3 – April 9 (Baptism By Full Immersion! Part 2: “The Endless Bible Study!”

By admin On June 12th, 2016

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 9

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Baptism By Full Immersion! Part 2: “The Endless Bible Study!”

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Another hotly debated issue within the Christian community is about the nature of baptism, and exactly how it is to be performed.

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Some believe in “sprinkling”

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Some in, “immersion”!

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Some require a baptismal class to learn the basic tenets of Christianity.

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Others require a person to have first quit smoking and drinking!

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Others have absolutely no requirements!

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Jordan river baptism – Wikipedia – Share-alike License

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This website insists on “full immersion”!

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“WASHING OF THE WATER OF THE WORD!”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg

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Listen… “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word…” Ephesians 5:25-27

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So here it is revealed in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, that our true washing and cleansing comes from, “the washing of water by the Word”!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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“THE WASHING OF THE WATER by THE WORD”

Ephesians 5:25

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Listen again… “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” Matthew 3:11

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And so, by putting these two verses together, there begins to be seen a much greater fulfillment to the idea of baptism: “the washing of water by the Word”, and the baptism, “with the Holy Ghost and with fire”!

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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DAY & NIGHT MEDITATION

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There are many Bible students who suppose that they can do a 15 minute Bible study per day.

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And such a abbreviated Bible study might not be such a bad thing if it was followed up by a day-long meditation of what was studied.

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“But his delight is in the law (Word) of the LORD; and in His law (His Word) doth he meditate day and night.” Psalm 2:2

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Yes, the fact is, true Bible study is a 24/7/365 endeavor.

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No, the Bible student needs not spend the entire day searching through the Bible.

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But those who are filled with the Spirit of Truth will naturally search out truth in their minds as they go about their day.

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“WITHOUT ME, YE CAN DO NOTHING!”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lunch_Break_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1124457.jpg

John 15:5

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And what we need to understand is that it is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that this kind of Bible contemplation can happen.

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Those who are still filled with the spirit of the world would find this kind of total immersion in God’s Word to be a repulsive idea!

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Lunch Break – Wikimedia Commons – Share-alike License

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SHEEP ALWAYS NIBBLE!

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But God compares His people to “the sheep of His pasture”. Psalm 100:3

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And one thing about sheep is, they never quit nibbling the grass!

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And the Christian is no different! All through the day and night, the Christian nibbles a little bit here and a little bit there.

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This is the joy which comes from the abiding presence of God’s Spirit.

 

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PUTTING BIBLE INTO PRACTICE

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Oh yes, the Christian must engage in his or her daily duties.

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And those duties which require full mental concentration might prohibit one from consciously thinking on Bible verses.

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But even here, decisions must be made, requiring God’s Word to be put into action.

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And so, God’s Word can be one’s contemplation even during these demanding moments!

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FULL IMMERSION IN GOD’S WORD!

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And so, O my soul, if I fully immerse myself in God’s Word, allowing that Word to wash me from my old worldly ways, then I have the true baptism ofhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg the Spirit.

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And now, I begin to cease from the vain conversation of the world, and begin to live by every Word that proceeds forth from the mouth of God!

 

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So yes, this website endorses full immersion!

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That is, this website endorses full immersion in God’s Word, by the indwelling power of the Holy Ghost!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – public domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to experience the true baptism in Thy Word, by the indwelling of Thy Spirit! Give me the joy of fully immersing myself in Thy Word, throughout my day…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”or you can also read… ” May 17th (The Marinated Christian!)”

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Then Job answered and said

but how should man be just with God?…

Which alone spreads out the heavens…

Which makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades,

and the chambers of the south.

Which does great things past finding out;

yea, and wonders without number…

Can you bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades?

Or loose the bands of Orion?”

Job 9:2-10 & 38:31

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This photo is of the Pleiades Cluster. Does it appear to you like an angel? Well, if it does, then you are encouraged to keep reading.

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The above two verses concerning the Pleiades is what the Bible has to say about the Pleiades. But if you will read this article, you will discover that the Pleiades represents concepts which span much of the Bible. This is partly because Pleiades is a constellation within a constellation. And this double-entendre constellation presents perhaps, a picture of the greatest truth regarding the Church, found in the Bible. And The Heavens Declare.net will attempt to unravel this mysterious phenomenon in the night-sky, and will, hopefully, also interpret these two verses to show just what all this means, and how it might apply to our lives.

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The Pleiades (Above constellation can be seen in colder months in mid sky, traveling east to west through the night. With the eyes alone, it would appear much smaller than this. But with binoculars, it would appear more like this photo). NASA photo by Robert Gendler

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TWO WOMEN IN PLEIADES

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The Pleiades: Mystery Babylon: Mother of Harlots

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Just who are these two women? And how can this be, that nobody has ever seen the Pleiades as aconstellation of a woman? This article will discuss this great paradox of these two women, found in the Pleiades, and what it means scripturally to us: we who comprise the global community of Christians.

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Captive Angel Constellation

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Because this constellation, or should we say Constellations, plural, have very much to do with us: those of us who are living right now on the threshold of eternity. And as you might expect, the Bible holds the key to understanding all this.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Pleiades: The Captive Angel & Mystery Harlot Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

April 10 (How Do I See These Signs of Heaven? Part 2: “A Marked Trail”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS STUDY #99 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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