Obedient Disciples Are Immersed in the Holy Spirit (74)

I. There Is Personal Holy Spirit Presence-Influence upon  

 Disciples in Conjunction with the Word.

John 14:16-17Acts 2:38
1Corinthians 3:161Corinthians 6:19
2Coribthians 5:5Romans 8:9
Galatians 4:6Ephesians 2:22
1Thessalonians 4:8Ephesians 5:18

Rejecting personal indwelling insults the Spirit.  

II. Prophecy-Promise of Immersion Is Universal in Scope 

Joel 2:28-32Isaiah 44:3
Matthew 3:1-12Mark 1:1-8
Luke 3:1-17John 1:33
John 3:3-7John 4:10-15
John 7:37-39Luke  24:13,18 & 49
Acts 1:4-8Acts 1:15-26

Not 11 apostles only. 

III. Partial Immersion Fulfillment Record 

Acts 2:1-33Acts 2:38-39
Acts 5:32Acts 8:15-17
Acts 9:17Acts 10:44-48,
Titus 3:5-61John 2:20, 27. 
Acts 11:10-16

Note: Not all cases are recorded in detail, just as all conversions are not recorded in detail with water immersion. 

IV. Biblical & Lexical Actions Called Immersion/Baptism 

1. Being Overwhelmed Is Immersion/Baptism says Christ. 

a) Biblical proof: Mk.10:38-39; Lk. 12:50; Eph. 2:1-5; Rom. 8:13. 

b) Lexical proof: Thayer’s Lexicon, pages 94-95. 

c) Holy Spirit action: Roma 8:11; 2:28-29; Col. 3:5; Gal. 5:16-18, 24-25. 

2. Being Guided and Led Is Immersion/Baptism says Apostle Paul. 

a) Biblical proof: 1Cor. 10:1-2, “immersed unto Moses” 

b) Lexical proof: Thayer’s Lexicon, pages 94-95. 

c) Holy Spirit action: Rom. 8:2; Gal. 5:16, 18; 1John 2:20, 27.  

3. A Birth Is Immersion/Baptism says Christ & Apostle Paul 

a) Biblical proof: John 3:5-7; 2Cor. 3:6; Rom 8:10; Eph. 2:1; Col. 2:13. 

b) Lexical proof: Thayer’s Lexicon, pp. 94-95. 

c) Holy Spirit action: Rom. 8:2,8,11; Jn 6:63; 2Cor.3:6; 5:17; Titus 3:5-6.  

4. Under Jurisdiction of Authority & Fellowship Is Baptism 

a) Biblical proof: Matt. 28:19; Roma 6:3, 4. 

b) Lexical proof: Thayer’s Lexicon, pages 94-95. 

c) Holy Spirit action: Rom. 8:6; Jude 20; 2Cor. 13:14; Eph.3:16 & 6:18. 

5. A Bath, Washing Is Immersion/Baptism say Christ & the Apostles 

a) Biblical proof: Mk.1:5; 7:3-7; Acts 22:16; Eph. 5:26; 1Peter 3:21; Acts 10:47; Heb. 10:22 b) Lexical proof: Thayer’s Lexicon, pages 94-95.  

c) Holy Spirit action: 1Cor. 6:11; John 3:5-7; Titus 3:5-6. 

6. Being Dyed, Colored Is Immersion/Baptism says Paul 

a) Biblical proof: 2Cor. 3:1-11; Rev. 19:13. 

b) Lexical proof: Thayer’s Lexicon, pages 94-95. 

c) Holy Spirit action: Gal. 3:27; 5:22; Rev. 6:11; 7:9; 1Cor. 6:11.  

Conclusion: Since actions that are called immersion or baptism in the Bible like submersion, being overwhelmed, a  birth, and washing, is done by and with the Holy Spirit; and since 

prophecy and promise of pouring and giving the Holy Spirit to obedient disciples is a universal blessing, as much as immersion in hellfire is applied universally to the disobedient, it is safe to conclude that there is immersion  (baptism) in the Holy Spirit throughout the Christian Age.  

Definition of Immersion in the Holy Spirit 

“Immersion in the Holy Spirit is the action by and blessing of God the Father & Christ in abundantly giving the Holy  Spirit to obedient disciples resulting to disciples being overwhelmed, being guided & led, being given new life,  being washed, being dyed-colored with Christian virtues by the Holy Spirit.”  

Note: Objections and/or questions are welcomed. # – ETanicala