It is a major misconception that baptism saves. Now, dont get me wrong, it can save you however…
“Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of life” Romans 6:4
Our Heavenly Father gave us all the tools necessary to lead a life that’s pleasing to Him and one that will guarantee an eternity in heaven. The bible is filled with instructions, advice and accounts of past events meant to fuel our faith in the one, true and living God.
I was baptized in November 2015. I attended church on some Sundays and I expected God’s richest blessings. What a joke!
Baptism can save you, but baptism in and of itself will not save you.
Attending church can save you, but attending church alone will not save you.
You must do more. It is imperative
Don’t you want to go to heaven?
Dont you want to hear “well done my child” ?
Are you understanding what I’m saying?
I am taking advice (Part 1)
Romans 6:4 advises us to walk in the newness of life and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Baptism signifies death to sin and the world and resurrection as a new creation having received the Holy Spirit as a gift.
I struggled as a babe in Christ for a long time beacuse I did not walk in the newness of life. I did not know how to to be honest. Thank God for His infinite wisdom though. If you are, like I was, then the first thing you need to do is
* Forgive yourself of past mistakes and sins. You are living a NEW LIFE. Those past sins died when you gave your life to Jesus. He forgave you already, why are you still beating yourself up? You are wasting time. Isaiah 1:18 says tough your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. My bible don’t lie!
* Wow! Lamentations 3 22:23 endorses Isaiah 1 : 18. We are not consumed because of the Lord’s mercies which are made new every morning. So even if you are in a backslidden state. GET UP! DUST YOURSELF OFF! REPENT! MOVE ON! Why? Because God is faithful and He wants to do a new thing in you everyday. Your today is not your yesterday. Today’s mercy is better than yesterday’s. If you want it, take this advice and run with it.
* It gets better. My spirit is rejoicing as I type. Psalm 23:6 says goodness and mercy follows you all the days of you life. If you are not excited about that, then …
Dont be you own worst enemy! Unforgiveness makes you a prisoner of your own mind. In this state of heightend guilt and shame, you give access to the enemy to have his way with you. Beware! Trust me on this one. Moving forward starts with forgiveness of self.
You have a new life, my brother. You have a new life, my sister. Great power was handed to you by a God who truly loves you and the enemy is only good at bluffing. He can’t do “nothin to ya”. FORGIVE YOURSELF AND START WALKIN’ The world needs you!