Jesus Baptizes with the Holy Spirit & Fire

“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”

John the Baptist said, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire” (Matthew 3:11-12).

Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit and fire (v. 11).

  1. His winnowing fan is in His hand (v. 12).
  2. He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, where grain is separated from the plant (v. 12).
  3. He will gather His wheat into the barn (v. 12).
  4. But He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable, never-ending fire that never goes out (v. 12, NLT, CSB).

He is ready to separate the chaff from the wheat with his winnowing fork. Then he will clean up the threshing area, gathering the wheat into his barn but burning the chaff with never-ending fire (NLT)