“I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Mark 1:7-8 NIV
A sign of death and resurrection.
Dying to the old, raised to the new.
A dividing point.
A declaration of choice.
A celebration of new life.
A new vision.
A new power to live by, with, in.
Water is the symbol.
The Holy Spirit is the indweller.
Water is the symbolism of being washed clean. The Holy Spirit is the being who does the work of washing you clean.
With water, you are surrounded,
Immersed in it.
With the Holy Spirit, He is surrounded and immersed in you.
Not a small difference.
“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.</b”
2 Timothy 1:14 NIV
Are you allowing the Spirit to do the work in you that only He can do?
Are you trying to do the work yourself?
Take a deep breath and surrender anew.