Romans 6:4- Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father; even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Some teachings say that baptism is to fulfill all righteousness, since it existed from the time of John the Baptist. That was correct before Christ’s death and resurrection. In baptism, we are buried with Christ and we resurrect with him as well.- that’s double fold.
Baptism is the first purification process a believer goes through after being born again. When somebody accepts Jesus and goes into baptism, he is going into a burial of his old self- his ways, thoughts, etc. He is coming to Christ Jesus to be cleansed, broken, remolded. What actually dies is the flesh, the sin nature that has held man bound since after the fall. It brings back that connection Adam had with God before the fall and gives us unequaled access to God. It revives our spirit man to be able to communicate with God effectively, to be able to hear and accept his word in our hearts; it clears the foundation of our hearts and makes the stage set for a journey with God the Father.
Colossians 2:12- Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are raised with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Colossians 3:3- For ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When a man that is poor, sick, oppressed, mad, cursed dies, all those situations die with him. In essence, they have no effect on him in the grave. He becomes immune to everything that affects people in the flesh. His flesh is dead. The world system, rules etc have no more place in his life. He has then been moved into another kingdom. The old man of sin is dead. Sin has no more power over him. Death has no more power over him. Fear has no more power over him. Sickness has no more power over him. Poverty and affliction has no more power over him. He becomes a free man. This is exactly what happens in the realm of the spirit when we are dipped in water. We die. We die. We die.