Yesterday it was my blessed privilege to witness the baptism of two of our brothers in our church. The pastor explained to them what this new life in Christ means and I was very much excited to see them begin their life in Christ and glorify Him in their life.
We might surely have heard of baptism, yet would have wondered what actually is this? the Bible describes it as a blessed act and decision in life taken to walk in the perfect will of the Lord and always abide in the Lord.
Paul tries to explain baptism in simple words as such....
"Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."
Romans 6:4 (NKJV)
The baptism taken in the present leaves behind the sinful life in the past and also gives us a blessed hope for the future.
Many have a wrong assumption that baptism is an optional decision in our life, however in fact it is a command of the Lord God and has to be obeyed.
The Lord Jesus said this to His disciples when departing from this earth..
"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen." Matthew 28:18 (NKJV)
God's commands are always to bless us and thus baptism also is truly for our blessedness and to lead a happy life in Christ.
Through baptism we acknowledge the Lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ in our life and we say good bye to sin forever (being such as dead to sin), and thus we offer ourselves into the hand of the Lord to be led by Him in His perfect will always.
I am not sure if you have obeyed the Lord God through baptism, if 'yes' then I am truly very happy about you, and if 'no' then I would like to earnestly urge you not to live a single moment without Christ, let Him be your Master and Lord and His 'perfect will' will bring all the blessedness in store for you and fill you with everlasting joy and happiness.