He will baptize
you with the Holy Spirit and fire."
Paul baptizes these disciples in the name of Jesus and they receive gifts: the Holy Spirit comes upon them so they can speak in tongues and prophesy.
In Mark's telling of Jesus' own baptism by the hands of John, we hear first that John testifies that Jesus will one day baptize with the Holy Spirit.
The voice acknowledges that he baptizes only with water.
25They asked him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?" 26John answered them, "I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, 27the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie." 28This happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
John reports that he himself baptizes
only with water, but that the one coming (Jesus) will baptize
with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
He is present in the sacrament by his power, in such a way that when someone baptizes, Christ himself baptizes.
Sister is now responsible for the administration of the parish, and has been given permission to baptize, marry, and bury parishioners when no priest is available.
In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes a child at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan.
Among those baptized Sunday was a baby girl whose parents, who live in Tuscany, had some time ago approached the pope during an appearance at the Vatican and asked if he would baptize her, a Tuscan daily, Il Tirreno, reported.
But John explains the difference between himself and the one to come: "While I baptize
with water symbolizing repentance, this one baptizes
with the very agents that bring forgiveness and repentance, the Holy Spirit and fire.
The main event begins when John baptizes
Jesus in the River Jordan.