As Paul said, (after he was baptised by Ananias … full immersion as Jesus was)
So ..."The success of your life (OUR LIVES), as a child of God, is directly proportional to the consciousness of the living Christ and the almighty power of God that is in your heart." F J Heugal
Being born again, as children of God, we have been spiritually cut off the (worldly) Adam vine by Father and grafted into the True Vine (Lord Jesus) so that moment by moment, we receive His life. So, as He is, so are we in this world
Receiving, moment by moment, Lord Jesus' heavenly life … vessels for FATHER to do His will through us and by us on earth. Note: It is NOT by might nor by power but by His Spirit
ALL born again believers are children of Father and grafted into the Vine to rest… so they are, as Lord Jesus is, in this world – His spiritual life in us (1 John 4:17) … so FATHER can thus do His will through us, as He did with Christ Jesus on earth.
Note: Father wants people to refrain from striving and putting in a big effort to be Christians. All that is needed is to rest in the Vine .. to have a consciousness of being spiritually grafted into Him
By Father ... waiting and expecting – He is caring for you – and when you simply rest in the Vine, He will do His will through you … as a vessel of Father. Look around you at the trees, shrubs, vines ... moment by moment, they are receiving all that is needed to grow and produce.
Have a consciousness (frequently) of this ….
"He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart."
He is in ALL born-again believers – as we walk, breathe, talk, rejoice, eat, drink – everything we do, He is in us … and He speaks to Father through us, making requests to Father through us …. So, have a consciousness of the living Christ in you at all times!
*** This step of faith is available for anyone when they believe .... baptism ... be it in a river, a pond, a lake, a swimming pool, a bath ... or even under a shower. God knows their faith and sees them taking the step of faith!
The Greek word for baptism is "baptidzo" literally means to "dip" or to "immerse". … it is NOT being sprinkled with water – baptism is "washing away!"