Fire and Water Baptism
11 I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will
baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
We've all heard of water baptism, it is when churches and congregations gather together and begin dipping "born again" Christians into rivers and
lakes. This dipping into the water symbolizes (in Christian views) the washing away of previous sins and entering into a covenant with Jesus and God
which results in the reception of the Holy Spirit.
Now read my words carefully, I know a lot of Christians say they do not believe baptism is a requirement in order to be saved, which I would not
disagree with, but this is why I said that is what baptism symbolizes
. Whether it is required or not is not relevant to the discussion.
So now that we have that out of the way, let's get to the main point of this thread: fire and water baptism and what they could symbolize.
5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
This verse is obviously referring to John's statement about Jesus baptizing with fire. With this in mind we can conclude that fire baptism is the
receiving of the Holy Spirit because fire = Holy Spirit.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
If Jesus received the dove (Holy Spirit) after being baptized by John this can only mean that water and fire baptism both occur at the same time, one
is required for the other and are inextricably connected to one another. As soon as Jesus is dipped into the water by John he is lifted up and
receives the Spirit of God.
Fire baptism is only mentioned twice within the whole NT, both hinting toward fire symbolizing the Spirit of God, a.k.a. the Holy Spirit. There is
really no other mention of it, it is only vaguely referenced. Here is one such reference:
1 Thessalonians 5
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
What do you quench fire with? Water. This is a reference to the baptism of John (water) and the baptism of Jesus (fire).
Let's look toward nature to figure out the connection and importance of water and fire. What happens when fire (the sun) heats the oceans (water)?
Precipitation, water rising into the air. Jesus rising from the water and into the air represents him (YOU) ascending mentally. Water represents the
material while fire represents the immaterial. To raise your consciousness you must first be dipped into the material world (be born) and then be
raised by the Spirit into the air (be born again spiritually).
Rising out of the Waters with the help of Fire
Spirituality is when one tries to rise above the material world and "walk on water" in order to be in the Spirit/fire.
1 Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2 Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
John is said to have come from the wilderness preaching the kingdom was at hand. The kingdom of God is the material or water (wilderness), that which
is literally at our hands right now, which is why John baptized with it. John is the bodily baptism, that of birth into the material world. Jesus on
the other hand represents the spiritual baptism, the release from the body, a.k.a. death. When we die, we are raised into the air (Spirit) and leave
the material (water). We then float around in the Spirit in the form of a cloud until we are eventually recycled through precipitation back into the
ocean. Reincarnation is the key to eternal life.
Fire baptism is almost completely ignored compared to water baptism. Why is that? Because those who wrote the bible do not want us to ascend above the
consumerist world and society that they have created. Christian apologetics seem to believe that the fire baptism cannot happen until Jesus' return,
this is false. We can all have our fire baptism right now, all we have to do is sacrifice our ego (Jesus/bodily enticements) and rise above the
material world mentally. Mind over matter, do not let the world pollute you just as James says.
How do we rise above the waters and walk on them? By not looking for answers in the material world solely but within ourselves as well. We are the
mind over the matter. If you truly put that phrase into practice then you will be walking in the Spirit on top of the water. When you die you will be
raised into the universal consciousness (cloud) in order to be dropped off somewhere else in due time.
What are the only natural things that can bring forth light? Fire and heat. Heat creates fire and fire creates light, we are that light. The Word
(Jesus) becoming flesh is the "marriage" of the fire and water, the union of the two working together to create life. This world was created for FOR
YOU and BY YOU. You are both the animating force (fire) and what that force is animating (water), allowing us to rise to new life or be "born again",
both the carnal (birth) and spiritual (ascension into higher consciousness) versions may apply here.
What happens when fire and earth mix? Lava is the result. When water comes into contact with lava (earth) it eventually forms GOLD and other types of
rock. Inside of our bodies is that golden nugget of truth, the thing that implies that fire and water are necessary for our very existence right now.
We have all already had the water baptism, that of birth and the baptism into the body (mother's womb). When the mother's "water" breaks, a baby is
born and its Spirit (fire) is fueled by the wind (John 3:8) and a new flame of light is created, another perspective or "image" of the world is born.
Jesus is who represents that image, the Son of the fire (Father) and water (Mother). We are all the image of God, we are all the light of the world,
and we are all lights that shine on the world; we just need to sacrifice ourselves (Jesus) in order to rise out of the physical world spiritually and
realize that simple truth, that single golden nugget within us that is aching to be found.
We are the Fire and Water Baptism in the form of the Word (energy/souls rising toward truth) made flesh. Some may rise above the waters but most will
stay within the waters being pulled down by those who have hijacked the truth and who run this materialistic world we call Earth.
Spiritual light is the fire (Spirit), material light is the water (Earth), when both join the Son, or image of light that WE ARE, is created. The Word
becomes flesh, a living being is made.
The bible and religion in general is hiding your true nature from you. They have made you believe salvation comes from a worldly act (the crucifixion)
or something outside of yourself when it is in actuality an inner sacrifice that YOU must make, that of your ego and worldly lusts. Many have yet to
receives the baptism of fire, though they can easily receive it right now if they truly wanted to. Those who are baptized by fire walk on water and
receive the Holy Spirit, that of oneness with the world around them. There is no separation, all is one.
Thanks for reading.
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