Netzarim, Original followers of Yeshua & His 12
Why is a Mikvah so important?
A Mikvah is not the same as a Baptistery at a Church. At a Church a person generally is immersed (or sprinkled) only at the time they acknowledge publicly belief in Messiah. A Mikvah on the other hand is used extensively at many times in the person life. It's waters symbolize the waters of the Gan (Garden of) Eden, rebirth, and renewal.
There are many times a Mikvah is used:
As you can see from the list above, this can be a very busy place.
The rules for use are simple:
If it is your first Mikvah (Baptism is not the same)
A Mikvah is special and central to maintaining a Jewish or Messianic Jewish Lifestyle. The Rabbi's teach us that a Mikvah is to be built before the Synagogue. A Torah scroll may even be sold the pay for a Mikvah to be built.
. That Adonai has blessed us with such a special symbol is beyond expression.
Fro those coming from a Church back-ground, it may be a little hard to understand why this is so special. Give yourself a little time, and utilize this wonderful gift of G-d, soon you too will understand - Why is a Mikvah so important.