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1 Where God Put Water. 2 Water Under the Old Law Played an important role in cleansing in the OT: Played an important role in cleansing in the OT: –On.

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1 1 Where God Put Water

2 2 Water Under the Old Law Played an important role in cleansing in the OT: Played an important role in cleansing in the OT: –On the day of atonement Priests required to wash with water before reentering the camp Priests required to wash with water before reentering the camp –Lev. 16:24-26 –We are not saved by water-alone! Not saved by faith or grace alone! Not saved by faith or grace alone! –Saved by God’s power! How does God apply His power? How does God apply His power? Where did God put the water? Where did God put the water?

3 3 God Put Water… Between Noah and the evil world! Between Noah and the evil world! –Saved from the flood by water Heb 11:7; 1 Pet. 3:21 Heb 11:7; 1 Pet. 3:21 –Noah obey God – “by faith” Not by faith alone Not by faith alone Noah obey all of God’s instructions and commands Noah obey all of God’s instructions and commands –Gen. 6:22

4 4 God Put Water… Between Israel and Bondage! Between Israel and Bondage! –Israel was saved by water –Pharaoh’s army was destroyed by water –Their faith that motivated to cross the red sea saved them Ex. 14:29-31 Ex. 14:29-31 –Paul said they were “baptized” Covered by the cloud and the sea Covered by the cloud and the sea –1 Cor. 10:1 –God put water between them and bondage!

5 5 God Put Water… Between Naaman and his cleansing! Between Naaman and his cleansing! –Naaman commanded to wash: “Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean” (2 Kings 5:10). “Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean” (2 Kings 5:10). –His arguing did him no good! “Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean” (vs. 14). “Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean” (vs. 14).

6 6 God Put Water… Between the blind man and his seeing! Between the blind man and his seeing! –“And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing” (Jn. 9:7). –Commanded – “Go, wash” –His faith was tested by the Lord. He passed the test! He passed the test!

7 7 God Put Water… Between Saul (Paul) and salvation! Between Saul (Paul) and salvation! –The Lord told him: “And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do” (Acts 9:6). “And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do” (Acts 9:6). –Ananias asked: “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16). “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16).

8 8 God Put Water… Between the sinner and Christ! Between the sinner and Christ! Peter wrote: Peter wrote: –“The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Pet. 3:21).

9 9 Water and Salvation… Peter commanded: Peter commanded: –“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38). Jesus commanded: Jesus commanded: – “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mk. 16:16). –“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 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 world. Amen” (Matt. 28:19-20). Eunuch’s question: Eunuch’s question: –“See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized” (Acts 8:36)?

10 10 Water Is Still In God’s Plan! Spiritual Blessings Remission of sins - Acts 2:38 Washing away sins - Acts 22:16 Blood of Christ - Rom. 6:3-4 Become a New Creature - Rom. 6:5 Put on Christ - Gal. 3:26-27 Sanctified & Cleansed - Eph. 5:26 A Child Of God - Gal. 3:26-27 Enter the Kingdom - Jn. 3:4 A Good Conscience - 1 Pet 3:21 The Church (Body) - Acts 2:47 The Name of Christ - Acts 4:12 Salvation - Mk. 16:16 Alien Sinner Water Baptism Stands Between The Alien Sinner and All Spiritual Blessings! “all spiritual blessings…in Christ” - “baptized into Christ” (Eph 1:3; Gal. 3:27)

11 11 Acts 8:36 “See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?”


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