Prayer

"If ye shall ask...,I will do it".  Seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all your desires will be added. The kingdom of God is within you, and one part of His righteousness is prayer. You should talk / pray to God first over everything else and you should do this daily. God already knows our desires before we ask, so then, Jesus Christ tells us how to communicate with God respectfully; He teaches us to address God in this manner:

*[Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.]

*Jesus Christ said that whatsoever we ask the Father in His name, He will do it. *He teaches us we should pray in secret and God the Father who sees in secret will reward us openly.  For all things, "Whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." Matt. 6:5-13, Matt. 21:22. "In His name" simply means: Having done all He teaches.  It's not something you say in prayer, it's simply honoring Him  (Luke 11:1-4).

Baptism

To accept Jesus Christ's words (Holy Spirit) is to be baptized with the Holy Spirit. To be put under water, sprinkled or touched by water is all traditional and not Holy. John the Baptist said, "I baptize with water, but He (Jesus Christ) shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.    "( Matthew 3:11). John the Baptist also said, "He (Jesus Christ) must increase, but I must decrease." (St John 3:30). Holy Spirit = Living Water (St John 4:10-14).

Baptism is to receive the Holy Spirit and that produces a Born Again Christian. Scriptures read: "We have to be born of / from water and Spirit to see the Kingdom of God." Water here refers to the water from the women's womb and Spirit here refers to the words of/from Jesus (St John 3:3-6).


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