BAPTIZED with the HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE (Matthew 3:1-2, 11).

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that [NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION]. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:19–21).

“IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa,
And saying, ‘Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: [HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND WITH FIRE]:’” (Matthew 3:1-2, 11).

“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, [THE SAME IS HE WHICH BAPTIZETH WITH THE HOLY GHOST].
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God” (John 1:29-34).

Jesus instructed hus disciples before he left this earth said: ¶ Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19).

“And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; [BUT YE SHALL BE BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST] not many days hence” (Acts 1:4-5).

“And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things.
¶ And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with [POWER FROM ON HIGH]” (Luke 24:47-49).

The Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles explained, said: “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to [PREACH THE GOSPEL]: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are [SAVED] it is the [POWER OF GOD].

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of [PREACHING TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE]” (1 Corinthians 1:17-21).

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