“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38).
Repentance is from the root word “repent” which comes from the Greek word metanoeite. This means to be sincerely remorseful. It involves a transformation from sin to righteousness and from the devil to Jesus. It means turning to God for the forgiveness of your sins and the salvation of your
soul. Baptism on the other hand, is purification or regeneration and admission into Christ through immersion in water. There are two types of baptism and before either of them can take place, repentance must first be established.
Peter made the demand to repent and be baptised of the new believers in Acts 2:38. Baptism by immersion is the outward show of an inward experience of the transition which should be undertaken by a servant of God. It marks the steps you have taken to change kingdoms. It means death to sin and being raised to a life of righteousness. This is necessary for everyone who has been
called to Him. The second baptism is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit which is done by Jesus Himself. You must desire, seek and ask for it. It is the infilling of the Holy Spirit, which empowers us to be bold and to work for Him.
As a Christian, for you to function well and fulfil your purpose and ministry, you need the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the will of the Father for every child of God. Have you given your life to Jesus? Then get baptised by immersion and, most especially, get baptised by the Holy Spirit.
1. Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit.
2. Father, give power and gifts to function as Your child.