“FOR BY ONE SPIRIT ARE WE ALL BAPTIZED INTO ONE BODY, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one SPIRIT.” (I Corinthians 12:13)\
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
In my Blog, entitled “ACT RIGHT: We Are All Brothers and Sisters,” I stated that we are all descendants from Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. I know this is not comforting to many of you, but it is true! As there is only one human blood flowing through our veins, we are Brothers and Sisters and your color, creed, or religion makes no never mind! Whatever your blood type or blood group, YOU HAVE HUMAN BLOOD (not monkey blood) and THE COLOR OF YOUR BLOOD IS RED. GOD CREATES US ALL!
(A) The Children of Israel (perhaps 3 or more million people) were Baptized unto Moses. They passed on dry land through the Red Sea and the ceremony was more than a type of baptism. The Bible says, “They were baptized into ONE BODY!” Apostle Paul says, “Brethren, I would not that ye should be IGNORANT how that ALL OUR FATHERS were under the cloud and ALL PASSED THROUGH THE SEA….And were ALL BAPTIZED UNTO MOSES IN THE CLOUD AND IN THE SEA…” (I Corinthians 10:1-2; Exodus 13:21; Deut. 1:33; Nehemiah. 9:12) And we know that the Angel of the Lord (JESUS) covered them in a cloud by day…in a pillar of fire by night…and He parted the Red Sea!
(B) All humans (with two exceptions, Adam and Eve), experience “Pre-natal Baptism.” EVERY HUMAN BEING IS BORN OF A WOMAN. Thus you were implanted and lived in your Mother’s womb until the day you came out (i.e., that was your pre-natal baptism or first water baptism) as all other human beings experience before entering this sinful World. Why do you think babies are naturals in water? As Christians, we undergo a SECOND BAPTISM instituted by John the Baptist (commissioned by GOD) to perform “Water Baptism in the name of JESUS CHRIST.” (Acts 1:5; 8:12)
(C) NOW LETS TALK ABOUT THE PHYSICAL BODY! The body is composed of many members. Therefore, Paul states, “FOR AS THE BODY IS ONE, AND HATH MANY MEMBERS, AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THAT ONE BODY, BEING MANY, ARE ONE BODY: SO ALSO IS CHRIST.” (I Corinthians 12:12)
Do you see any eyeballs with two legs and two feet (sporting Jordan’s tennis shoes) walking down the street? Of course not! Apostle Paul states, “If the whole body were an eye, where is the hearing? If the whole body were hearing, where is the smell?” (I Corinthians 12:17) Moving on, he says, “And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee; nor again the head cannot say to the feet, I have no need of you.” (I Corinthians 12:21) No matter how small the body part, EVERY MEMBER OF THE BODY IS VITAL (including the tongue which is a fire and world of iniquity).
Apostle Paul exclaims, “…those members of the body which seem to be more feeble ARE NECESSARY…And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor: and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.” (I Corinthians 12:23) Perhaps, you have a feeble heart but the heart is essential to the BODY as it pumps blood into every organ. Maybe you are a slick and polished politician (with a deceitful heart). People bestow abundant honor upon you because they cannot see your heart! Instead, the public believes your words, promises, campaign tactics because YOU LOOK AND SOUND LIKE THE REAL McCOY. Are you?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: You may not think your body is beautiful but others may see you beautiful because your heart is “good.” On the contrary, you may have a comely appearance but your heart is wicked and deceitful. You may be handicap or living on a borrowed kidney (i.e., the donor could have been a murderer but his kidney was innocent). There are times you meant good but evil took over the situation. Remember GOD SEES and HE KNOWS your heart!
READ PART TWO, see the next Blog!