Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Nourishment for the heart is the baptism and blood of Jesus. Nourishment for the heart and the antitype that washed away our sins is the baptism of Jesus. Thus, the Apostle Peter said that baptism is the antitype, which saved us. 1 Pet 3:21
Let’s look at 1 Pet 1:22-23,
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit[a] in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.
We have been born again and received the remission of all sins by believing in Jesus’ baptism and His blood. We are born again by believing in the written Word of God. We have been born again through the Word of God, which lives and abides forever. The Word of God is the canon, which refer to a measuring rod. It is the benchmark for salvation. The measuring rod for the salvation of God never changes.
John the Baptist said in John 1:29, that Jesus, the Lamb of God was baptized at the River Jordan as the real Bread of Life that saves mankind. We are sanctified and saved by believing in the Word of God. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. The just shall live by faith. We have become just by believing in the Righteousness of God.
It is a fact that our Lord blotted out all our sins by giving His flesh and blood to us. It is the water, the baptism of Jesus that cleansed all the sins of the world. The Righteousness of God consist of the baptism and death which is revealed in the written Word of God.