“Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened” Luke 3:21
Jesus was water baptized setting the example for us. The disciples performed many water baptisms. In this baptism the old man is cut off.
“And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” acts 2:37-39
But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
“Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed. Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit”
They believed, they were baptized in water, they were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:12-17
And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.
And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying.
They were baptized unto repentance, They were baptized in water, they were baptized in the Spirit. Acts 19:1-6
For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. 1 John 5:7-8
The Spirit – Spirit baptism
The water – water baptism
The blood – Jesus, Salvation… Baptism unto repentance
“For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea” 1 Cor. 10:1, 2
The cloud – the presence of God symbol of the Holy Spirit – Spirit baptism
The sea – water baptism
Into Moses – a deliverer, a type of Christ, a savior – baptism unto salvation
In the old testament tabernacle there were three stops the worshipper/priest had to make on his way into the Holy Place or past the Holy Place into the Holy of Holies.
The first was at the Altar – place where blood was shared – salvation
The second was at a laver where one had to wash – water
The third was at a flask where one had or be anointed with oil – oil the symbol of the Holy Spirit.
Without these you could not enter the holy place or the holy of Holies where God dwelt. See Genesis chapters – 12, 15, 17
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is for all believers to experience.
“For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” Acts 2:39 this verse speaks of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Notice it is a promise for all.