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6. Baptism of Fire- Matthew 3:11-12/Luke 12:49-50/1 Corinthians 3:11-15

MATTHEW 3:11-12- I BAPTIZE YOU WITH WATER FOR REPENTANCE, BUT HE WHO IS COMING AFTER MEIS MIGHTIER THAN I, WHOSE SANDALS I AM NOT WORTHY TO CARRY.  HE WILL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE.  HIS WINNOWING FORK IS IN HIS HAND, AND HE WILL CLEAR HIS THRESHING FLOOR AND GATHER HIS WHEAT INTO THE BARN, BUT THE CHAFF HE WILL BURN WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE.  

 

LUKE 12:49-50- I CAME TO CAST FIRE ON THE EARTH, AND WOULD THAT IT WERE ALREADY KINDLED!  I HAVE BAPTISM TO BE BAPTIZED WITH, AND HOW GREAT IS MY DISTRESS UNTIL IT IS ACCOMPLISHED!

 

1 CORINTHIANS 3:11-15- FOR NO ONE CAN LAY A FOUNDATION OTHER THAN THAT WHICH IS LAID, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST.  NOW IF ANYONE BUILDS ON THE FOUNDATION WITH GOLD, SILVER, PRECIOUS STONES, WOOD, HAY, STRAW- EACH ONE’S WORK WILL BECOME MANIFEST, FOR THE DAY WILL DISCLOSE IT, BECAUSE IT WILL BE REVEALED BY FIRE, AND THE FIRE WILL TEST WHAT SORT OF WORK EACH ONE HAS DONE.  IF THE WORK THAT ANYONE HAS BUILT ON THE FOUNDATION SURVIVES, THEY WILL RECEIVE A REWARD.  IF ANYONE’S WORK IS BURNED UP, THEY WILL SUFFER LOSS, THOUGH THEY THEMSELVES WILL BE SAVED, BUT ONLY AS THROUGH FIRE.