Podcast with Paul B Thomas.on Spreaker
Podcast with Paul B Thomas.on Spreaker
- Matthew 3:11 New International Version (NIV) 11 “I baptize you with [ a ] 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 [ b ] the Holy Spirit and fire.
Mark 1;5 and mark 1;8. reveal that John had baptised as an outward symbol alone while Jesus came to baptise man for a whole change of person. John could not baptise for the remission of sins as remission of sins was not available until Calvary. John baptism therefore was a type of salvation but not itself salvation. The name of Jesus was not the revelation of John. The name of Jesus came with Jesus, and with misname came his command to baptise all nations in his name. (Matthew 28;19).
‘I indeed baptise you with water unto repentance’ said John, ‘but he that his coming after me is mightier than I,’ John stopped with repentance, his baptism could take man not further than repentance. Man could therefore repent and repent and repent many time over without receiving the mercy of knowing that their sins were forgiven. Only Jesus could forgive sins and do so. this then is why baptism for the remission of sins in his name was therefore the later practice of the disciples at pentecost.
Today many leave out the name of Jesus at baptism, which means in essence they still practice a Johns baptism and not Jesus baptism or what we call salvation as in acts, hence you have an “easy believism” gospel and not the true gospel of acts 238. A false conversion too.
Luke 24;45 tells us that after Jesus appeared to the disciples he “opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures… it was here that they received the revelation of the name and the power of it.
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (v47) and And ye are witnesses of these things (v48)
From now on they would themselves be witnesses of the death, burial and resurrection, why they themselves would partake of his death burial and resurrection. It would be as if they themselves were there at his death, burial and reduction for they would enter into that which he entered into and the same then would be for all men who would also take on his name.
“Forgness of sins in his name,” this then is the power and spirit of pentecost. Pentecost is a revelation of the name. There is no such thing as a pentecostal meeting without the revelation of the name. There is no such thing as Pentecost without baptism in Jesus name. BAPTISM IN JESUS name is baptism by Jesus. Jesus is the one who baptises us when we call his name. Hence we are his through baptism and become part of the family that bear his name. Pentecost the event, baptism the experience.
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- The OX is A SERVANT
“But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil.” (Psalm 92;10). A wild ox yet anointed. wild yet anointed. adventurous yet structured. built for the duty to that which he is assigned too.
The OX IS A TYPE OF CHRIST
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? (Isaiah 63;1).
- The OX REPRESENTS THE ENDURING BELIEVER
…travelling in the greatness of his strength? (Isaiah 63;1). Travelling.or marching in the “greatness of his strength.”—The Hebrew verb (bending, or tossing the head) indicates the movement and gestures of a conqueror exulting in his victory (ELICOTTS). The ox is one who travels, plugs and labours in the spirit of a conqueror.. he labours with zeal, he plots with focus, unwavering and undeterred he is set for the task.
THE OX SPEAKS OF THE MIGHTY WORKS OF GOD.
Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.” (Isaiah 63;1)
He who is “mighty to save” pulls th plough of mighty salvation with all his energy and heart. He pulls a plough through hard soil, unbroken soil, soil that is pressed down by the feet of man throughout the ages, doctrine that has been supressed, truth that has been ridiculed, the spirit of the OX in a man unlocks the spirit of a ploughman in a preacher. His effort shall be rewarded, his time of victory will be seen. The ploughman shall overtake the reaper (Joel).
THE YOKE-MAN is MIGHTY TO SAVE … salvation come by those with the spirit of a ploughman and the strength of a ox. Look to him who is mighty to save, he who is all glorious in his apparel. “Who is he that cometh from Edom. Red, earth or earth man who is this man, what man is this, what kind of man is this one whose nature is hidden in earth? What man among men is mighty to save?” Edom and Bozrah may be taken in the appellative sense, to denote in general, a field of blood, or a place of slaughter; (BENSON). A sheep for the slaughter bit what an ox. is it not in the nature pf the best of man to slaughter the best among men? he whois described as having a vesture dipped in blood.
- THE LONELY OX, TREADING “ALONE” IN GOD’S MISSION FIELD
He speaks in righteousness, mighty to save. “Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress ALONE; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. (Isaiah 63:1–3). God chose you for your grit! Stick with it O preacher.
THE OX TAKES ON HIS MASTERS MISSION
He the believer with the spirit and tenacity of an ox, puts his hands to the plough and refuses to look back. He ploughs a straight line without deviation distraction. bearing his masters yoke, his makers assignment and his saviours cause.”God brings him out of Egypt and is for him like the horns of the wild ox; he shall eat up the nations, his adversaries, and shall break their bones in pieces and pierce them through with his arrows.” (Numbers 24;8).For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? (1 Cor 9:9).Take my yoke upon you said Jesus.. It will make a God man of you!