BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST

Baptized into christ

Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

All of mankind can be divided into two groups with respect to where they stand before God: In Adam or In Christ. By man’s first birth, his natural birth, he is in Adam as a part of the old creation affected by the Fall; by his second birth, his spiritual birth, he is in Christ, a part of the new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), affected by the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

How this came about was when we put our faith in Jesus’ work for us in His Cross and Resurrection God took us out of Adam and put us into Christ. We underwent a spiritual BAPTISM which means to immerse or place into. The Book of Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, and Colossians explains it this way:

 

Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses

 

 

This baptism is not water baptism but a spiritual baptism where we were immersed into His death to get us out of being In Adam and put us In Christ. This is our new position in the spirit realm and our new standing before God. There are many things we are and have. Here are a few:

 

Romans 8:1-2 There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a NEW CREATURE (Creation): old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath BLESSED us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are SANCTIFIED in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to TRIUMPH in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

 

Our responsibility in light of these In Christ facts of our redemption is to by faith reckon them so or acknowledge, say, and act like they are so.

 

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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