The Tomb and the Womb
To assist in our understanding of the tomb and the womb, let’s build our knowledge beginning with the very foundation of our faith and salvation which is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ the Son of the living God was born into this world pure and sinless. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Ghost, was born of a virgin and walked a pure and sinless life.
When Jesus Christ was crucified and died for the sins of the world, he was crucified without fault, pure, sinless and blameless. Jesus Christ maintained his purity while having victory over sin and death in order to redeem those that believe; reconciling the believer to God. Jesus Christ is the only door to heaven; he is the resurrection, the way, the truth and life.
We must also understand, at a time appointed by God all things will come to and end and the door to heaven will be closed. When the door closes, no one will be able to enter, all things will have been completed, the Lord will have accomplished making his enemies his footstool.
To help understand the deity of Jesus Christ, if Jesus Christ had been born as any other man, born in sin, if Jesus Christ had committed sin, there would be no redemption, there would be no resurrection and we would still be lost and without hope. Because Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God and laid down his life for us, he is our only hope of salvation. Jesus Christ is our only way of escaping eternal death, our freedom from sin, not freedom to sin, and our only way of entering into eternal life.
As long as we abide in sin and death, as long as we walk in darkness, as long as we reject Jesus Christ, as long as we continue in sin we are lost and cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven nor can we communicate with God.
The beginning of our relationship with God begins with Jesus Christ, in this, ‘Jesus, forgive me, I am a sinner, and I was born a sinner.’ Now we have open dialog with Jesus and the healing process can begin.
We must believe in our heart Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, we must accept salvation by grace through faith, that salvation is a gift of God. God loved us enough to send his Son and give the gift of life. We must repent and ask God’s forgiveness, we must be cleansed of sin and all unrighteousness by the blood of Jesus Christ. After we have been cleansed by the blood, we are now able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Understand we are the temple of God and after we are cleansed the Spirit of God dwells in us. The temple must be cleansed; God will not dwell in an unclean temple. When we receive the Spirit of God which is the Spirit of life, the spirit of death will depart from us. Life and death cannot occupy in the same place at the same time, nor can light and darkness dwell in the same place. When we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, we have passed from death into life eternal.
Concerning the tomb and the womb, the body of Jesus Christ, after his crucifixion, was placed into a tomb and remained in that tomb for three days. While his body lay in the tomb, outside his body, Jesus Christ went to the lower parts of the earth to preach to those in prison which was hell and paradise. The message of salvation was preached that they might also believe on the only begotten Son of God.
After three days, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, not for his justification but for ours. After his resurrection Jesus Christ was seen by many, he walked on earth forty days and then ascended into heaven. Ten days after his ascension, day fifty, the day of Pentecost, a jubilee period, Jesus Christ sent the Holy Ghost to those then gathered in his name in the upper room, one hundred and twenty. These are they that believed and accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, as savior and as the messiah.
Water baptism is this, we are buried together with Christ, liken unto his death, burying the old man who is after sin and abiding in death. This burial takes place in water baptism. Upon submerging, water baptism is like being placed into a tomb, burying the old man which is dead in sin. That which is dead must be buried.
Now, the old man has been buried, as with the natural death. When a person dies a natural death, that which is dead must be buried, therefore being dead in sin, we must be buried. The same that was the tomb also becomes the womb. When mankind enters the world there must be the breaking of water to bring forth a birth, we then receive breath in order to live. So it is with the spiritual birth, there is a breaking of water, the womb and we receive a new birth and the breath (spirit) of life.
Upon our new birth, our newness of life and our new spirit, we pass from death into eternal life. The spirit of death is buried with the old man and we are raised in newness of life.
We must be born again. We must be born of water and of Spirit. Baptism is the act of burial into the tomb, and now we are raised in newness of life.
Now that we have been cleansed by the blood, baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, the old man is buried and we are raised in newness of life, we shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of life. Therefore, after we receive the Spirit of the living God, the Spirit of life, death has no more dominion over us. For this cause we should no longer live after the flesh but after the Spirit of life.
Acts 2 Repent and be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and you shall receive the gift of the of the Holy Ghost, the gift of life.
Acts 19 He, Paul, said unto them, have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? And they said to him, we have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Ghost.
And he said unto them, unto what then were you baptized? And they said, unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him that is on Christ Jesus.
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about 12.
In this we see the baptism of repentance by John is separate from the baptism in Jesus Christ or the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The baptism of repentance is separate from the baptism of the burial, the resurrection and the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Let us therefore understand, repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and receive the gift of life. Time is short.