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Please turn to: Isaiah 1:18. A Snake, A Captain, A Blind Man & Baptism.

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1 Please turn to: Isaiah 1:18

2 A Snake, A Captain, A Blind Man & Baptism

3 The Snake  Numbers 21:4-9  Old Testament Purpose –  Romans 15:4  1 Corinthians 10:11  Colossians 2:14,15  2 Peter 1:21  Hebrews 7:22; 9:15  Galatians 5:4; 2:21

4 The Snake  Numbers 21:4-9  Faith is Not Found when Commands of God are Not Obeyed-  1 John 2:3-5  Was this “Snake salvation?”  NO!  Obey & be Healed, Disobey & DIE!

5 The Snake  Numbers 21:4-9  The Order of Their Healing:  Belief – that looking would heal  Obedience – actually looking up  Healing – Benefit (blessing) received upon compliance  BELIEF + OBEDIENCE = HEALING

6 The Captain  2 Kings Chapter 5  Isaiah 55:6-9  Healing came on 7 th Dip:  Dip 1 = step of obedience  Dip 2 = step of obedience  Dip 3 = step of obedience  Dip 4 = step of obedience  Dip 5 = step of obedience  Dip 6 = step of obedience  Dip 7 = completion of obedience that brought about cleansing.

7 The Captain  2 Kings Chapter 5  Was this “water salvation?”  NO!  The Power of God Healed Naaman  But When? At What Point?  Until he came:  To the PLACE (Jordan River)  To the TIME (7 th Dip)  He was NOT CLEANSED!  OBEY & be HEALED, or DISOBEY and REMAIN A LEPER

8 The Captain  2 Kings Chapter 5  The Order of Naaman’s Healing:  1. Belief...”If I dip 7 times in the Jordan, I will be healed.”  2. Obedience...7 Dips in the Jordan  3. Cleansing...Benefit (blessing) received upon compliance  BELIEF + OBEDIENCE = CLEANSING

9 The Blind Man  John 9:5-7  Matthew 7:21  James 2:24  Faith in God never calls a command of Jesus “nonessential” or “unnecessary.”  Until he did what Jesus told him to do, he remained blind

10 The Blind Man  John 9:5-7  Jesus told him:  When he would be healed  A Place where he would be healed  When he came to that:  TIME (when he washed the clay form his eyes)  PLACE (pool of Siloam)  HE WAS HEALED

11 The Blind Man  John 9:5-7  Was this “CLAY”/ “WATER SALVATION?”  NO!  Notice the ORDER of his healing:  Belief.. “If I wash the clay from my eyes, I will be able to see.”  Obedience... Actual washing off  Healing... Benefit (blessing)  BELIEF + OBEDIENCE = HEALING

12 Baptism Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” BELIEVES OBEYS SALVATION  When one BELIEVES the facts & OBEYS the commands of the gospel, he is blessed with SALVATION – not until then!

13 Baptism  John 8:24- not believe, die in sins  Acts 17:30- commanded to repent  Matthew 10:32,33 – confess  Romans 10:10  Acts 2:38; 22:16 – be baptized for remission of sins

14 Baptism  The Savior is:  NOT FAITH  NOT REPENTANCE  NOT CONFESSION  NOT BAPTISM  The LORD JESUS CHRIST

15 Baptism  (immersion in water for the remission of sins) is:  The Last step or act of obedience before salvation is granted  The borderline to the kingdom of God  The last Step before entrance into Christ – Galatians 3:27

16 Baptism  Is this “Water Salvation?”  NO!  Water no more power to cleanse from sin than:  Brass snake in healing snake bites  Water in healing Naaman  The clay & water to cure Blind Man

17 Blood of Jesus the ONLY Power to Remove Sin  Revelation 1:5  Baptism is the TIME the blood washes away sins of man.  The Water is the PLACE where the promise of God & obedience of Man meet for it to happen  Romans 6:3-5

18 Listen Carefully.....  Baptism is the POINT at which a person is cleansed of his sin.  This is WHEN faith saves  No inherent good or evil in the water of baptism  It is merely an instrument & not a power in & of itself

19 The Order:  Belief – “If I am baptized into Christ I will be cleansed of all of my sins.”  Obedience – Baptized (Immersed in water) for the remission of sins  Cleansing – Cleansed (forgiven) of all past sins

20 Consider this:  Baptism is the TIME one:  Enters Christ- Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:3  Sins are washed away- Acts 22:16  Is born again – John 3:3-5  Is raised to the new life – Romans 6:4  Is added to the Kingdom of God – the church- Acts 2:42,47  Is Saved – Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21


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