i: Baptism of Christ

We read in Exodus, chapter 14, that Pharaoh as he pursued the Children of Israel with chariots and horses entered the Red Sea after the Children of Israel, and the Lord drew the waters of the sea in upon them. And thus did He liberate His people from the hand of the enemy who was following them. Thus also now through the waters of baptism, consecrated by Christ, He has liberated the Christian people from the bonds of original sin.
We read in the book of Numbers, chapter 13, that the messengers who had been sent to explore the promised land, when they returned, cut off a cluster of grapes and brought it on a pole and, having crossed the Jordan, brought it with them in testimony of the goodness of that earth. Which signifies that if we wish to enter the kingdom of heaven we first must pass through the waters of baptism.
Isa. 12.3 "You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior's fountains." Ps. 68.27 "In the churches bless ye God the Lord, from the fountains of Israel."
Image: Children of Israel cross red sea
Image: Baptism of Christ
Image: Scouts carry a bunch of grapes on a staff
Their foes are drowned; they walk through the path of the sea. The sea is crossed and the land of honey is entered.
Ez. 36.25 "I will pour upon you clean water." Zach. 13.1 "In that day there shall be a fountain open to the house of David."
God is baptized; Christ sanctifies baptism.