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Prophecy About Baptism For The Dead

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

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The First Resurrectiion

50 I tell you this, my brothers: an earthly body made of flesh and blood cannot get into God’s Kingdom. These perishable bodies of ours are not the right kind to live forever. 51 But I am telling you this strange and wonderful secret: we shall not all die, but we shall all be given new bodies! 52 It will all happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For there will be a trumpet blast from the sky, and all the Christians who have died will suddenly become alive, with new bodies that will never, never die; and then we who are still alive shall suddenly have new bodies too. 53 For our earthly bodies, the ones we have now that can die, must be transformed into heavenly bodies that cannot perish but will live forever. 54 When this happens, then at last this Scripture will come true—“Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55-56 O death, where then your victory? Where then your sting? For sin—the sting that causes death—will all be gone; and the law, which reveals our sins, will no longer be our judge. 57 How we thank God for all of this! It is he who makes us victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord! 58 So, my dear brothers, since future victory is sure, be strong and steady, always abounding in the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever wasted as it would be if there were no resurrection.

The Rapture

This is the Rapture written about here. When the Body of Christ, the church, living and dead, will be taken from the earth forever. There is an order. The dead in Christ will rise first. Then the living that remain alive, will be caught up, or, Raptured, together with them to meet the Lord in the air. This orderly Resurrection will happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.

Pagan churhces back in the days that this book was written, were being baptized for their dead loved ones. The Apostle Paul wrote about the baptim for the dead in verse 29. I'll paste it below in context with the topic of the chapter which is the Resurrection, or, the Rapture.

1 Corinthians 15:12-34

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12 But tell me this! Since you believe what we preach, that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying that dead people will never come back to life again? 13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ must still be dead. 14 And if he is still dead, then all our preaching is useless and your trust in God is empty, worthless, hopeless; 15 and we apostles are all liars because we have said that God raised Christ from the grave, and of course that isn’t true if the dead do not come back to life again. 16 If they don’t, then Christ is still dead, 17 and you are very foolish to keep on trusting God to save you, and you are still under condemnation for your sins; 18 in that case, all Christians who have died are lost! 19 And if being a Christian is of value to us only now in this life, we are the most miserable of creatures. 20 But the fact is that Christ did actually rise from the dead and has become the first of millions who will come back to life again someday. 21 Death came into the world because of what one man (Adam) did, and it is because of what this other man (Christ) has done that now there is the resurrection from the dead. 22 Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adam, being members of his sinful race, and wherever there is sin, death results. But all who are related to Christ will rise again. 23 Each, however, in his own turn: Christ rose first; then when Christ comes back, all his people will become alive again. 24 After that the end will come when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having put down all enemies of every kind. 25 For Christ will be King until he has defeated all his enemies, 26 including the last enemy—death. This too must be defeated and ended. 27 For the rule and authority over all things has been given to Christ by his Father; except, of course, Christ does not rule over the Father himself, who gave him this power to rule. 28 When Christ has finally won the battle against all his enemies, then he, the Son of God, will put himself also under his Father’s orders, so that God who has given him the victory over everything else will be utterly supreme. 29 If the dead will not come back to life again, then what point is there in people being baptized for those who are gone? Why do it unless you believe that the dead will someday rise again? 30 And why should we ourselves be continually risking our lives, facing death hour by hour? 31 For it is a fact that I face death daily; that is as true as my pride in your growth in the Lord. 32 And what value was there in fighting wild beasts—those men of Ephesus—if it was only for what I gain in this life down here? If we will never live again after we die, then we might as well go and have ourselves a good time: let us eat, drink, and be merry. What’s the difference? For tomorrow we die, and that ends everything! 33 Don’t be fooled by those who say such things. If you listen to them you will start acting like them. 34 Get some sense and quit your sinning. For to your shame I say it; some of you are not even Christians at all and have never really known God.

The Lord's Prophecy About Baptism For The Dead

Here is the Prophecy from the Lord when I asked Him if people can be baptized for the dead

"Tell them that water, for the baptism of the dead, does no produce {bears no fruit}. It does not produce the works of salvation that's needed to fight the enemy. If you're dead, you're gone, and there is no more war over your soul. You need to be put in a container awaiting eternal life, or, straight into damnation in the Pits. There is no waiting, no purgatory. There is only what is and what will be".

I don't know what the Lord means by that, but that's what He said about the baptism of the dead...wait, after reading this...I think that what the Lord is saying, is that, water cannot save the soul. Water baptism is symbolic of the Anointing. We'll get to this later.

Now first, here is understanding of the baptism for the dead that the Holy Spirit gave to me from 1 Corinthians chapter 15, as I studied it, trying to understand baptism for the dead.

Baptism for the Dead

Being Baptized for the Dead

1 Corinthians 15:29

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29 If the dead will not come back to life again, then what point is there in people being baptized for those who are gone? Why do it unless you believe that the dead will someday rise again?

What the Apostle Paul is doing in this passage, is addressing beliefs. False Doctrine about the Resurrection. You can tell what a verse means by reading the verses around it. What Paul is saying in verse 29, is, that, if these people don't believe in the Resurrection, why are they being baptized for the dead? He's writing to their beliefs about being baptized for the dead, and says,

1 Corinthians 15:29

(Authorized (King James) Version

"29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

He's addressing their false beliefs. The truth is that you can't be baptized for the dead. That's what he's saying. There is a resurrection of the dead coming, but there is no baptism for the dead.

Hebrews 9:24-28

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24 For Christ has entered into heaven itself to appear now before God as our Friend. It was not in the earthly place of worship that he did this, for that was merely a copy of the real temple in heaven. 25 Nor has he offered himself again and again, as the high priest down here on earth offers animal blood in the Holy of Holies each year. 26 If that had been necessary, then he would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But no! He came once for all, at the end of the age, to put away the power of sin forever by dying for us. 27 And just as it is destined that men die only once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so also Christ died only once as an offering for the sins of many people; and he will come again, but not to deal again with our sins. This time he will come bringing salvation to all those who are eagerly and patiently waiting for him.

The Apostle Paul is not saying in 1 Corinthians 15:29 that being baptized for the dead is Scriptural, or, that it works. He's simply addressing their false beliefs about it because they believe in it. He's saying, paraphrased, that, "If you believe in the baptism for the dead, then why are you being baptized for the dead if there is no resurrection?" He's addressing their false beliefs, their false teachings, about being baptized for the dead, and their unbelief in the Resurrection.

It would be nice to stand in proxy for a dead loved one and be baptized in leiu for their salvation. But baptism works only for the living. If someone is dead, they can't get up and go get baptized. Water baptism is a symbol of the Immersion into the Living waters of the Holy Spirit, or, the Baptism into the Holy Spirit. Water cannot save the soul. God the Holy Spirit saves the soul through the Anointing, or, the baptism into the Holy Spirit.

This is a paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:29

It's like the Apostle Paul is saying,

"You don't believe in the Resurrection of the dead, and yet, your people are being baptized for the dead. Why are they being baptized for the dead, if there's no resurrection of the dead?" He's addressing false doctrine. He's not saying that you can be baptized for the dead.

The Apostle Paul is addressing their false beliefs about the Resurrection. These people that he wrote to, didn't believe in the Resurrection. That's why they were baptizing people for the dead. If they believed in the Resurrection, they wouldn't be baptizing people for the dead, because the true teaching about the First Resurrection, is that we can't be baptized for the dead. The Resurrection will happen just like the opening passage describes. We, the entire Church, both living and dead, will be Raptured to heaven in less than a second.

What Is Water Baptism For?

Water Baptism is symbolic of the Anointing. Water baptism symbolizes the Immersion into the Living Waters of the Holy Spirit. Water Baptism symbolizes the Baptism into the Holy Spirit. The Baptism into the Holy Spirit is salvation. Not water.

The Holy Spirit is Living Waters that quench Man's heart need for a meaningful life.

John 7:37-39

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37 On the last day, the climax of the holidays, Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water shall flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in me.” 39 (He was speaking of the Holy Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him; but the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet returned to his glory in heaven.)

The Holy Spirit was given on this day after Jesus was glorified, or, retruned to heaven.

Acts 1:1-11

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1-2 Dear friend who loves God: In my first letter I told you about Jesus’ life and teachings and how he returned to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions from the Holy Spirit. 3 During the forty days after his crucifixion he appeared to the apostles from time to time, actually alive, and proved to them in many ways that it was really he himself they were seeing. And on these occasions he talked to them about the Kingdom of God. 4 In one of these meetings he told them not to leave Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came upon them in fulfillment of the Father’s promise, a matter he had previously discussed with them. 5 “John baptized you with water,” he reminded them, “but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit* in just a few days.” 6 And another time when he appeared to them, they asked him, “Lord, are you going to free Israel from Rome now and restore us as an independent nation?” 7 “The Father sets those dates,” he replied, “and they are not for you to know. 8 But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power to testify about me with great effect, to the people in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth, about my death and resurrection.” 9 It was not long afterwards that he rose into the sky and disappeared into a cloud, leaving them staring after him. 10 As they were straining their eyes for another glimpse, suddenly two white-robed men were standing there among them, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing here staring at the sky? Jesus has gone away to heaven, and some day, just as he went, he will return!”

Acts 2:1-4

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1 Seven weeks had gone by since Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the Day of Pentecost had now arrived. As the believers met together that day, 2 suddenly there was a sound like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them and it filled the house where they were meeting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on their heads. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in languages they didn’t know, for the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

The Lord Jesus said that we cannot enter into the Kingdom of God without the Holy Spirit making us born again

John 3:1-8

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1-2 After dark one night a Jewish religious leader named Nicodemus, a member of the sect of the Pharisees, came for an interview with Jesus. “Sir,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miracles are proof enough of this.” 3 Jesus replied, “With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this: Unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of God.” 4 “Born again!” exclaimed Nicodemus. “What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” 5 Jesus replied, “What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; 7 so don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again! 8 Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it will go next, so it is with the Spirit. We do not know on whom he will next bestow this life from heaven.”

The Holy Spirit makes us born again through spiritual rebirth; or, spiritual regeneration and renewal

Titus 3:4-6

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4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

Water Baptism is a form of death

Romans 6:3-5

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3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Colossians 2:11-13

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11 When you came to Christ, he set you free from your evil desires, not by a bodily operation of circumcision but by a spiritual operation, the baptism of your souls. 12 For in baptism you see how your old, evil nature died with him and was buried with him; and then you came up out of death with him into a new life because you trusted the Word of the mighty God who raised Christ from the dead. 13 You were dead in sins, and your sinful desires were not yet cut away. Then he gave you a share in the very life of Christ, for he forgave all your sins,

Water Baptism doesn't save your soul. The Lord Jesus does with the Holy Spirit by faith in Him

John 3

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1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 23 And John also was baptizing in Ænon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. 29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

This is what the Lord says about Water Baptism,

"Baptism is about a fight against evil, not water. Water Baptism is a ceremony that represents the Baptism into the Holy Ghost. Rites and ceremonies can't posses you like My Spirit does", says the Lord.

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