The Principle of Total Immersion

Pastor George Pearsons- July 2022

In 2 Corinthians 2:14, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Now thanks be unto God,
which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his
knowledge by us in every place.” The Message tells us in verse 14 that, “In Christ, God
leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade.” It is God’s will for us to
win every time in everything including our finances.

In Deuteronomy 8:18, New King James Version, the Bible tells us, “And you
shall remember The LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth,
that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
Pastor Terri and I are thankful that you have chosen to be part of the family here at
EMIC. We pray that, as you hold those words close to your heart, and as you purpose
to continually live and walk in obedience to The LORD and His WORD, you receive
an overwhelming, abundant harvest of His blessings.

On Thursday, June 9, I was in Fargo, N.D. with Brother Copeland for the Fargo
Victory Campaign. The meeting was to begin that evening. I woke up very early that
morning, and while lying in bed the first thing I said was, “LORD, is there anything
You want to tell me?”

I received my answer immediately. He said two words: Total immersion. I knew
exactly what He was talking about. I have taught that message over the years,
especially before the Southwest Believer’s Convention. It is helpful to know as we all
prepare for an intense week in The WORD of God.

Many years ago, The LORD dealt with Brother Copeland about the concept
of total immersion in relationship with strengthening believers. He saw the principle
work in language study. People could become conversationally fluent in a foreign
language in six weeks if they totally immersed themselves. He applied that same
principle to God’s WORD.

He thought, If people would totally immerse themselves in God’s WORD for
one week, they could accelerate the renewing of the mind process. Their intensive
exposure would flush out doubt and replace it with faith. They could go from the
milk of God’s WORD to the meat in a much shorter period of time. The longer they
remained in that atmosphere, the more sensitive they would become to the voice of
The LORD and the leadings of the Holy Spirit.

He realized the total-immersion principle originated in the Bible.

God told Joshua to become totally immersed in His WORD before going
to battle. Joshua 1:8, NKJV, tells us, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from
your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do
according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and
then you will have good success.”

When we completely immerse ourselves in God’s WORD, we will be able to do
what He reveals to us to do. Our way will be made prosperous. We will be successful
in everything we do. The cares, worries and pressures will subside as The WORD
takes ascendency in our hearts and minds. We all need an extreme dose of God’s
WORD to set us on a strong course for the future.

Psalm 1:1-3 is another great example of total immersion. It says, “Blessed is the
man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of The LORD, and in His
law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever
he does shall prosper” (NKJV).

Notice the results from total immersion. We become like a tree rooted
and grounded by the rivers of water. We produce fruit in spite of the economic
conditions. Our ability to produce fruit never fails. Everything we do will prosper.
So, ask The LORD this question: “LORD, what do You want me to do to
become totally immersed in Your WORD?” Then, take the time to listen. He will show
you exactly what to do.

Totally Immersed in God’s WORD,

Pastor George