What is the “Baptism of Fire”?

How about a challenging question?

The last and greatest Old Testament prophet, John the Baptist, who was probably the only real physical heir to the true Aaronic High Priesthood, said that Jesus would come and do something new. He said that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and Fire. This is in fulfillment of Ezekiel 36:26-27.

Wouldn’t this then be one of the foundational doctrines of belief in Jesus? Maybe that is why it is hardly taught?

Even in circles where this foundation is taught, how many teach about the Baptism of Fire that John promised would come by Jesus?

Maybe it this is why it is taught as having ended with the death of the first Apostles — because modern believers have little or no foundation to understand the full expression of these two Baptisms?

(see also: Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16, Mark 1:8, John 1:33-34)

Maybe these subjects are considered “controversial” because they are so foundational and the enemy of our souls wants them stolen away from us and not understood?

I think some can certainly understand the concept of “Baptism of the Spirit,” but….FIRE? That’s too far out of the box, right?

And don’t get me started on believers not understanding the Covenant of Salt!

What are your thoughts?

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TOV Rose is the author of several books, including The New Messianic Version of the Bible; The Book of GOD: For Men; The Spiritual Roots of Disease, The Book of GOD: Genesis Unbound; The Paranormal Seams of the Hebrew Bible, The Fall of the American Babylon and more.

Tov is a Conference Speaker, Author, Bible Teacher, Chaplain, Performer and Pastor. For more than two decades he has been active working with people to help them better understand the nature and person God.

When not writing books and all those other things, he enjoys quiet times at home with his wife, children and praying together with a group of grandmothers who have the uncanny knack of being able to bend God’s ear.

Specializing in teaching the deeper things of God, TOV has a reputation for teaching solid Bible foundations and difficult to understand Biblical concepts in a compassionate simple manner that anyone can understand. He is not one to shy away difficult and taboo subjects.

TOV guests on radio programs, television shows and speaks at conferences, seminars, in local congregations and other venues.