I see what hunts you in the dark. If you can trust Me, I will remove those monsters and give you a new mind – the mind of Christ – and replace your heart of stone with a heart of flesh. 


Just as the sins of those baptized in the Jordan River flowed into the Dead Sea, when you get baptized, all the filthy junk that went in with you flows into the sea of forgetfulness. 

The Bible says that when Jesus came up out of the water the heavens were opened to Him. 

 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:16-17

If you’ve already been baptized you need to claim that for yourself. I mean it. And if you have not yet been baptized or you’re going to get baptized again, you need to claim that. Why?

Because when you get baptized, you have a legal right to claim that all the mess that has separated you from God is gone and has been left in the water. Just like Pharaoh’s armies chased the Hebrews into the Red Sea, there are some things chasing you and they want to consume you.

Just like Moses, you’re going to take some stuff into that water. You’re going to come up and leave the monsters chasing you there. Whether it’s bitterness, shame or addiction; you can leave that in the water.

What has owned you and you need it gone so you can get back to following the One True God? Leave it in the water and watch the heavens open and say, “This is My child. I love them and am so happy to call them mine.”