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First of all let's look at how a dictionary defines the word baptize: Webster's New World College Dictionary says the word is from the Latin meaning to be immersed, to dip, to plunge with the first definition stating the typical Christian belief that the immersion is in water but the second states, "to subject or an initiation or an ordeal that purifies or cleanses." The dictionary also tells us the Greek word for baptize was used in the sense of as to "dip in dye." To get a full understanding we must get the definition of the word immerse: " 1. to plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp so as to cover completely, 2. to baptize by submerging in water, 3. to absorb deeply; engross (immersed in study)." This begins to tell us that many types of immersion are possible. "I was totally immersed in the project," for instance, with the project having nothing to do with water.
Therefore, when we read the Great Commission, as it is often called, stated in Matt. 28:19-20 that tells us to "(19)Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; (20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the age," we can see there is no mention of water at all and the word immerse indicates to plunge them into the true names of the Father - Yahweh, the son - Yahweh Elohim, and the Holy Spirit - Yahshua (John 5:43;14:26)which is done by teaching the gospel or Good News of the plan of salvation.
Further, if you look up the word bury in the same dictionary you will find that the 3rd and 4th definitions are extremely telling in the light of immersing oneself in the body of knowledge relating to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: "3. to put away, as from one's life, mind, etc. (to bury a feud), and 4. to put (oneself) deeply into; plunge, immerse (to bury oneself in one's work)." Col 2:12 tells us we are "Buried with Him by immersion, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of Yahweh, Who hath raised Him from the dead."
By what immersion, though, are we buried with Him? According to Peter in Acts 11:16, "Then remembered I the word of Yahshua, how that He said, John indeed immersed with water; but ye shall be immersed with the Holy Spirit." Or as per John the Baptist in John 1:33, "And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to immerse with water, the same said unto me, Upon Whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which shall immerse you with the Holy Spirit." So, it is not John the Baptist's baptism, immersion in water, we want but rather to be immersed in the Names (and all the knowledge that infers) so we can receive Yahshua's baptism of the Holy Spirit.
When Peter spoke by the "foolishness of preaching" (which as told in 1Cor 1:21 is how Yahweh chose to spread the knowledge of His Mysterieswhich we must KNOW to have eternal life according to the Saviour in John 17:3), to the gentiles in Caesarea led by Cornelius a Centurion as described in Acts 10 and 11, the Holy Spirit fell on them WITHOUT any water baptism! Peter immediately thought they should be water baptized but this was only because he was a Jew and he had been baptized himself and thought, wrongly, that the gentiles now being brought in should keep the old covenant of which baptism in water was a part. Then in Acts 11:15-17 he explains how he was reminded, "Then remembered I," by the Holy Spirit that the immersion of relevance now, in the new covenant, was to be immersed in the Holy Spirit. He was reminded by the Holy Spirit as Yahshua promised would happen (John 14:26): the promise was that the Holy Spirit, or Comforter, coming in Yahshua's name, would "bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
Later, when certain apostles were teaching that the gentiles should be circumsized and keep the old law (of Moses, or Old or 1st covenant), there was a great deal of disputation in the temple (Acts 15:7-11) by the Apostles where it was decided no one had to keep the old covenant now because the new one was now in force. Everything in the Old Covenant, Old Testament (Law and Prophets), was a type and shadow of the reality which had now come, the circumcision in the hearts and minds of men (Jer 31:31-34). What was a physical law had been put to rest by its fulfillment (Col 2:14; Heb 10:9-10) by Yahshua the Messiah who nailed it to His cross in order to usher in a new covenant, a spiritual one which did not rely on works as the old physical law did, but on grace as was promised to Abraham in Gen 12:3, 22:18.
There are other occasions in Acts where the mistake was made of giving water or John's baptism to Jews after the death, burial, and resurrection of Yahshua the Messiah and Pentecost which is when the new covenant came into effect: that is, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit which itself is often compared to water in the Bible (John 4:14,7:27-29) so that Yahweh's law can be put into the hearts and minds of those men who would receive it by acknowledging the work of repentence done for us by Yahshua the Messiah who was Yahweh Himself (John 14:9-10) in a physical body coming to the earth plane to save His creatures. Yahshua means Yahweh is Salvation. See the names information.
One such occasion of error was when Apollos was administering the immersion of John, water baptism, but was taught and corrected by Paul (Acts 18:24-28, 9:1-5). Another occassion of error was when Philip baptized the Ethiopian Eunuch in water (Acts 8:26-40). The Eunuch was a Jew and Philip, not an apostle, had fled Jerusalem during the persecution and was on his way home. He had not heard that baptism in the Names was different from the old law baptism in water that John performed for the Jews only, before the death, burial and resurrection of Yahshua, which immersion was done away with along with the old law at Pentecost.
John the Baptist himself knew the difference as evidenced in Matt 3:11 where he says, "I indeed immerse you with water unto repentance; but He that cometh after me is mightier than I...He shall immerse you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire." It took some time with the Holy Spirit reminding those that had been witnesses and heard what Yahshua had said to them to realize the old law was indeed gone and the new one was in effect, it being a spiritual law of grace rather than one of physical works (as in the old covenant/law of works that was given to Moses for Israel until the time of reformation).
According to the same dictionary, a synonym for bury is listed as "hide". Since we are told in Col 3:3 "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with the Messiah in Yahweh," we can see that the synonym for buried, hide, is relevant as well. Other relevances appear in regard to the word hid: Eph 3:9 "And to make all men see what is the fellowhip of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages hath been hid in Yahweh, Who created all things by Yahshua the Messiah," 2 Cor 4:3 "But if our evangel (good news, gospel) be hid, it is hid to them that are lost," I Cor 2:7 "But we speak the wisdom of Yahweh hidden in a mystery, which Yahweh hath ordained before the ages unto our glory," Rev 2:17 "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the assemblies; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna...".
Moreover, being immersed or baptized in the names, having knowledge of the names, and all that means, will give us eternal life, according to John 17:3, "And this is life eternal, that they might know that, Thou (Yahweh) ONLY art the true El (Elohim), and Yahshua the Messiah (the Saviour), Whom Thou (Yahweh) hast sent." This clearly states that the Father, Elohim and Yahshua are one in the same and is consistent with Deu 6:4 that says, "Hear, O Israel; Yahweh our Elohim is Yahweh a UNITY." Quite evidently this knowledge is hidden in a mystery (I Tim 3:16) and once we know it, or are immersed or buried in this mysterious knowledge, we are also hidden in Him whose knowledge it is. To be hid literally means we become part of that UNITY, having within us the same Holy Spirit, we are set aside, sanctified (John 17:17; Eph 5:25-27) so that we are "...preserved blameless unto the coming of our Saviour Yahshua the Messiah" (I Thes 5:23). Being preserved blameless when "...Yahshua the Messiah shall be revealed with His mighty angels in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not Yahweh..." (II Thes 1:7-8).
The Holy Spirit literally gives us eternal life in Yahshua the Messiah. By receiving it we become the bride of Yahshua, part of His body just as Adam's bride was once a part of, and hidden inside of, Adam's body (I Cor 11:12). Indeed Adam and his bride, and all marriages, are a physical type of the spiritual marriage of Yahshua to His bride who enters into His body. Being in His body is essential when the physical realm is burnt up (II Pet 3:10-14) so that we are found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless. Actually knowing the mystery, accepting the Holy Spirit or entering into the Unity of the Spirit, or entering into the body of Yahshua as His eternal bride promises that we can look for "...new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
The spiritual age to come, the 5th Age, will find us who have the Holy Spirit or are in the body of Yahshua, being His bride (Eph 5:30-32), living without any contact with Satan or his angels who are the Mystery of Iniquity (II Thes 2:7) and the source of all evil. While yet in the body of flesh we can be sanctified, must in fact, before the universal revelation of Yahshua wherein every knee will bend (Is 45:23; Rom 14:11; Phil 2:10-11 - the knowledge will suddenly be known to all who ever lived). BUT we still have contact with the effects of the Mystery of Iniquity so long as we have flesh. However, we are promised comfort through the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:31; John14:26;15:26;) and the knowledge that "...all things work to the good of those that love Yahweh, for them who are the called according to His purpose" (Roms 8:28), until we are released from the fleshly bond at which time we will be free of the effects of that evil mystery which runs the earth (Eph 2:2).
This does not mean that we can sin. "For the law of the Spirit of life in Yahshua the Messiah hath made me free from the law of sin and death, For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Yahweh sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, because of sin, to condemn sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Rom 8:2-4). Being led of the Holy Spirit causes us to walk in the Will of Yahweh. Without even trying to do so, we are in UNITY with His Will.
Sin is disobedience to His Will (Rom 5:19) so if we have the Holy Spirit which keeps us obedient to His Will, we are not able to commit sin. Instead of being a slave to the Mystery of Iniquity (Rom 6:16), we become in bondage to the Mystery of Righteousness whose burden is light because to walk in His Will is soul satisfying (Mat 11:29-30) and we are not able to do it of our own accord even though we were born with a conscience to know right from wrong. This walking in the Will of Yahweh is not something we are naturally able to do because there is enmity between the carnal and the spiritual (Rom 8:7) and so long as we are in the flesh we do not have the power to overcome Satan's rule by ourselves no matter how righteous we think we are. This is literally why we need a Saviour and the only One who could save us is He who created Satan (Ez 28:13-15; Is 45:7) and is therefore more powerful than this leader of the Mystery of Iniquity, that creator is Yahweh Elohim who is the Holy Spirit, the spirit that is Yahshua.
So, in this life, being immersed (baptized) in the Holy Spirit means comfort and knowledge of what is really going on throughout time. It enables us to no longer be a slave to the Mystery of Iniquity, to no longer commit sin (no longer be disobdient to Yahweh). It also empowers us to speak to others (I Cor 1:21; Luke 12:12) about the Mystery of Yahweh and the gospel or good news (Eph 6:19). Then when this 4th age ends and the new spiritual one begins we will go on in glory (Col 3:4), peace, and righteousness with Yahshua, free of the effects of the mystery of iniquity working against us, and in ages to come see Yahweh's exceeding riches and kindness (Eph 2:7).
Starting at the beginning, the earth itself was immersed in water and darkness was upon the face of the deep until the Spirit of Elohim (the Holy Spirit) moved upon the face of the waters...and there was light (Gen1:1-3). On the 6th day of creation, Adam, who was still immersed or buried in the earth, was created from the dust of the earth by Yahweh Elohim (Gen 1:27). At that time Eve was still immersed or buried in Adam. This was all a type and a shadow of Yahshua's burial after death. His resurrection on the 3rd day fulfilled the type created when the vegetation was brought up, resurrected from the earth, on the 3rd day of creation after having been immersed or buried in the earth (Gen 1:11-13) among other types and shadows too numerous to mention here.
All of Israel was buried in Abraham's loins through whose seed (singular) all mankind, buried in the Mystery of Iniquity, was promised salvation through the death (blood), burial (water), and resurrection (spirit) of Yahshua the Messiah (Gen 3:15; 12:3: 22:18). Throughout the earth plane, as in the court round about in the tabernacle pattern, there is death (blood) and there is burial or immersion (water) and the way out is through the Holy Spirit (at the door to the Holy Place). In order to rise out of the physical, corruptible plane, one must become immersed in Yahshua the Messiah: this is the Mystery of Yahweh's salvation.
Moreover, being buried in water killed the Egyptians following Israel (Ex 14:13-27). 1490 years later Israel was offered to be buried in water, John's baptism, which was a burial unto the death of Yahshua the Messiah in type (Rom 6:3 & 4; Col 2:12-14) and unto his resurrection. When Pentecost came, the immersion in the Holy Spirit became part of the new covenant replacing water immersion, making us free from the "law of sin and death" (Rom 8:2) so we would no longer be "laying again the foundation of repentance from works of death, and of faith toward Yahweh, Of the doctine of baptisms (in water)" (Heb 6:1). Hebrews 8, 9, and 10 speak to the fact that the old covenant (law of Moses) was set aside for the new one because there was fault with it (Heb 8:7).
In fact, keeping that old law is tantamount to saying that the Messiah is a liar, that He did not nail it to His cross (Col 2:14) with His sacrifice and perfect keeping of that law in our behalf knowing that no man, save He, could keep it, and that the wages of sin is death, any sin (Rom 6:23). For 1490 years Israel proved no man could keep it perfectly, so the Creator Himself (Yahweh Elohim Gen 1:1, Yahweh in a spiritual body as seen in Ex 24:10, Ez 1:26 who is the Holy Spirit and the spirit that was in Yahshua) came in a specially prepared physical body as Yahshua the Messiah to keep that old law in our behalf, completely, and to pay the penalty of our sins which is death. He kept the law of Moses for us to free us from it and then died for our sins: he fulfilled the Law and the Testimony, then died, was buried and resurrected, and poured out His Holy Spirit on Pentecost so that His perfect Spirit law would be in our minds and hearts, no longer requiring us to have a physical law (Rom 3:28, 7:1-4, 10:4).
Not accepting His perfect mission and sacrifice by trying to keep that old law in any of its parts, including water baptism (I Cor 11:20-22), is to deny that He is the Saviour, thus making a person unable to receive the Holy Spirit because faith in Yahshua is required and faith is the only thing that can please Yahweh (Heb 11:6). That is the one unforgiveable sin, blaspheming the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29) which is a denial of it, of Yahshua who is the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). You must have the Holy Spirit to be in His body, to live eternally in UNITY and righteousness. That's why denying it is axiomatically not forgiveable, it's the one thing a person cannot do and be forgiven because having it, recognizing and accepting the Holy Spirit (I Peter 3:21), in fact immersing oneself in it, is how one gets forgiven.