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Baptized With Fire In Bible

How come you never hear of anyone being baptized with fire as written about in Matthew 3:11?

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I belive that being babtized with fire as written in Mathew 3:11, refers to the knowledge of the word and the Holy Spirit that lives within us as we repent and accept Jesus as our savior. Then from that moment we live with the fire and desire to learn more and be more like him.
---mary on 4/30/11

Jeremiah 20: 7-9 and Acts 7:54-59. Please note that there is NO mention of Steven suffering from the stoning eventin Acts 7 which is evidence of the Mikveh of Fire of the Ruach Adonai.
I am in pain everyday of my life since an auto accident in Jan2007. However, once I begin Torah-teaching, I can be out of pain for hours and many people have seen the physical changes come over my face - beginning with pain, a lifting of my spirits in my face that is unexplainable and then back to pain after the Ruach Adonai leaves me.
You too can have the Mikveh of Fire, IF you come out of Babylon and stop practicing Babylonian religious practices and begin being Torah Observant. We just have to know what we are looking for in regards to the Mikveh of Fire.
---Yacov on 9/20/10

This fire occurs the day of His return

Acts 2:30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth,blood and fire(real fire) and pillars of smoke. 31 the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the lord come.
Acts 2:3 states "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire (like fire,is not necessarily fire).
---michael_e on 5/5/10

James, I might be a few years late to the convo, but the scripture that started the conversation shows that the baptism and fire was mentioned for more than the 12. John was not speaking to the disciples, Jesus hadn't even called them yet.
---Wesley on 5/4/10

In Acts 1 there is no evidence of who Jesus was speaking to, or if he was only speaking to a select few. Acts 2:3 states "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them." "Upon each of them" being the key phrase there. It doesn't say "upon only the disciples". It is only when Peter stands to speak that the author specifically mentions the disciples separate from the group.
---Wesley on 5/4/10

Rebecca Rebecca Rebecca
If you want to quote Joel dont leave out the rest of his prophecy.
You must read the rest,2:30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth,blood and fire and pillars of smoke.31 the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the lord come.
James help Rebecca
Ifnone of this have not happen then it is still feature.
---lionel on 11/5/07

"He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Whose 'fan' (as the cutting edge of His Word) is in his 'hand' (as the means of His conquering power), and he will purge his [threshing] floor (where He will thread upon the wicked and have His angels to remove the chaff), gather his wheat into the garner (the place set aside and reserved for them) and burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." The baptism of the Spirit occurred after His ascension. This fire occurs the day of His return.
---joseph on 11/4/07

Yes Joel 2:38 was a prophecy. But it was NOT a prophecy to be fulfilled till the end of all time. Once a prophecy is fulfilled it is not fulfilled over and over again. Acts 2 fulfilled that prophecy and fulfilled it's purpose. There is no purpose in fulfilling that prophecy today because it was already fulfilled and already served it's purpose.
---James on 11/2/07

Acts 2 specifically stated what was happening during baptism of fire. First "a sound like a violent wind filled the house". Second THEY ACTUALLY SAW tongues of fire rest on each of them. Third, no where in the bible does it say EVERYONE would be baptized in the Holy Spirit. There is a difference between the baptism and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The day of Pentecost was the ONLY day in which baptism in the Holy Spirit took place.
---James on 11/2/07

Also I would like to mention that the idea of all the believers (the 120) on the Day of Pentecost were baptized with fire and were speaking in tongues is false. This only happened to the Apostles. They (v.1) must refer back to the group mentioned in Acts 1, which was the Apostles. Also, Jesus told the APOSTLES to wait for the gift they would receive. Jesus mentioned no one else receiving the gifts.
---James on 11/2/07

It also states in Acts 2:7 that those speaking in tongues were Galileans. Surely not all of the 120 disciples were from Galilee. Acts 2:43- Who is stated as doing wonders and miraculous signs? The Apostles. Not the 120. Not the 3000 newly baptized. ONLY the Apostles.
---James on 11/2/07

I have heard of it, I have experienced it, no amount of explanation will explain it to doubters and unbelievers!!! Same people who doubt the baptism with fire doubt the gift of tongues today. They have no power has spoken of in ACTS 1:8.,"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." They are always learning, never settled.
---Mima on 11/2/07

Lionel: I'm sorry, I just assumed someone who claims to know God, would know his word as well. The baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues was prophesied in Joel 2:28-29. I am using God's word to show you that what I say is true. It helps if you know what the bible says.
---Rebecca_D on 11/1/07

Be careful which fire you pray for. There is the fire of the annoining of God (Pentecost) and the fire of his judgement that is spoken of all through the Bible. We don't want to call down the fire of judgement on people- that's not our job. We pray for the fire of the Holy Spirit to ignite people to do God's work.
---MichelleS on 10/31/07

Rebecca.If confusion is present you need not look very far.when you make statment about the word show scripture.One canot trust feelings because they change.FIRE all through repersent judgment.SATAN is master of deceiving, are not puting FAITH in the WORD of GOD,YOUtrustyour feelings.WITH OUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD
---lionel on 10/24/07

Jack: Your confused about the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Lionel: The baptism of the Holy Ghost was propheiced in the Old Testament. That prophecy came to pass on the day of Pentecost. John knew that he could only baptize with water, but he also knew that one comes behind him who's shoes he can't fill that will baptize people with the Holy Ghost and fire. The fire is speaking in tongues. God is a consuming fire. So there is fire and there is the fire of God.
---Rebecca_D on 10/24/07

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Whisper: I have not been baptized by the Holy Ghost with fire. But I have felt the power of God flowing through my bones/body. You do get hot, not like literal fire or like a hot flash. It is more of a burning hunger for wanting more of God. When I'm in the presence of the Holy Ghost and he takes over, I can't sit still. My palms sweat, my heart beats fast, my legs shake. God is the Potter, your the clay, let him mode you the way he wants. Don't fight it.
---Rebecca_D on 10/24/07

Wow Bob. I especially like the Jeremiah 20 verse of fire shut up in his bones. I question this, because recently some people have been describing this real hot heat feeling given by the Holy Spirit and it is not something that I have ever heard much of before and feel as if I am missing out on an experience that has yet to take place.
---Whisper on 10/23/07

Andrea Show scripture to suport your position. Right on JACK. As of fire does not mean fire. Like fire does not mean fire . FIRE IS FIRE
---lionel on 10/23/07

Jere 20:9

Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
---Bob on 10/23/07

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Hebrews 1:6-7

Let all the angels of God worship Him...

And of the angels He says:

"Who makes His angels spirits
And His ministers a flame of fire."
---Bob on 10/23/07

"He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Matthew 3:11-12)

John the Baptist was very careful to give us the exact meaning of the "fire" that he was referring to. Fire is a reference to the judgment of sinners. In fact, John used the symbolism of sinners being burned up like "chaff" .
---Bob on 10/23/07

Jack if you ask Christ t baptize you with fire all that means is He will indwell you with power to evangelize and be lead by his Holy Spirit. If you ask your Father for bread would He hand you a serpent.
ASK - you have not bc you ask not

ask ask
---Andrea on 10/23/07

That's confusing Scripture.

Your view of the "baptism of fire" is that it refers to sinners being cast into the "lake of fire" on Judgment Day:

"If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:15)

The "lake of fire" is not referred to as the "baptism of fire" in the New Testament.
---Bob on 10/23/07

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The bible doesn't support that.

"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." (Matthew 3:11)
"John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."" (Luke 3:16)
---Bob on 10/23/07

You can come to Jesus through the waters of Baptism, and He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

OR you can reject Him and He will baptize you in the fires of hell.

THAT is "baptized with fire."
---Jack on 10/23/07


I belive you are correct. On the day of Pentecost, the scriptures tell us that "...there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them." Acts 2:3.

Bless you all,
---trey on 10/22/07

In the congregation of the frozen chosen there is order. Everyone knows the rules and you can't tell who is or isn't baptized with fire.
In a Spirit filled church where we struggle to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way - there is sometimes confusion - who is moving in the flesh - who is speaking in the spirit. It would be so much easier if the Holy Spirit would just go away and let us have church.

so He does.
---Andrea on 10/22/07

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Personally I'd rather deal with those struggling to learn and walk in the Spirit then the frozen chosen.

I was baptized in fire. The church I went to had 1200 members and 20 years later they are still on fire. That same church got tired of the constant complaints about unruly people and brought everything to an order. No more midnight services or all night prayer meetings. No more gold dust

no more fire but they have order
---Andrea on 10/22/07

Because some of people are afraid of the Holy Ghost and some people don't believe in Holy Ghost and fire. Me, yes I do believe that God can and will pour out his spirit upon those whom desire more of him. God will not pour out his spirit and give gifts to someone whom has sin in their life, who is afraid of the gifts, and those whom don't understand the gifts. I seek God daily for anything and everything he has to offer. I want more of him in me.
---Rebecca_D on 10/22/07

Well are we suppose to feel a heat or burning sensation? Should we feel or be different what is the reason for fire baptizm? How does this happen?
---Whisper on 10/22/07

Fire baptism is yet feture and is for un belivers.In scripture fire always speak of judgment.
---LIOHEL on 10/22/07

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There are pages of blogs about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Churches are starting to move away from feel good meetings to feel God meetings.
People are fed up, but not fed. They are starving for a church service that does not skirt the truth with pithy principles.
There is a desire for the power of the Holy Spirit. The diluted diet of motivational speeches and life coaches, pep talks, skits, is no longer feasible.

---Michelle on 10/22/07

I have....those in the upper room on the day of Pentecost...and every believer who has experienced the Feast of Pentecost in his/her life.
---Linda on 10/22/07

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