Category Archives: Baptism

Baptism by Fire Part 3 – Discerning the Fire in Self

By John Thiel. mp3

This baptism subject as we had been previously researching is a subject poorly understood in this age of the world. That is when it was written back there in Sr White’s time. She said this is the reason for so many perplexities in the churches. Many, so many have been baptised but they were buried alive. Self did not die. Therefore they did not rise to newness of life in Christ.

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Baptism by Fire Part 4 – Quenching the Fire of Self

By John Thiel, mp3

In our last study we researched into the word of God to identify something inside of us that we must differentiate from our spiritual life and that is that self, that inner nature that is our natural man. We touched on the fact that it is a fire and now I would like to look into this fire and how to quench it, the extinguishing of the fiery self. 

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Baptism by Fire Part 2

 By John Thiel, mp3

We have seen in our previous meditation upon baptism of the Holy Spirit and by fire that conversion, new birth, is a patient and protracted process as we saw in the study of the Apostles and specifically of Peter. Those disciples that received Jesus commenced a path.

John1: 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

These disciples went through a process of conversion. The word conversion is often interfaced with the word new birth. The idea that conversion is a once in a lifetime experience has been falsely communicated. It is not a once in a lifetime experience. New birth conversion commences at a certain point in a person’s experience and then it unfolds into greater dimensions. It is a conception, as a baby is conceived, a period of development within the womb; a time of birth and a time of further growth. Read the rest of this entry

Baptism by Fire Part 1

By John Thiel, mp3

Over the next studies we will apply ourselves to the understanding of the words of John the Baptist:

Matthew 3:11 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: 

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