Just like water is necesary to for physical life to survive on Earth so is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our source of Living Water, so yes we must be baptized with water but only with Living Water given by Jesus. We practically owe our physical existence to water here on Earth, the way God has created us is to depend on water.
But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 2 Peter 3:5
From the begining of our physical lifes we see that we are depended on water. In the womb of our mother we are in water the bible recognizes this.
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:5-6
In the Old Testament fountains of life were prophesied and we know that this fountains refered to the Holy Spirit. God yearned for a people pure of heart and for that reason he sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for us thus granting us the Holy Spirit.
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false Psalms 24:4
I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. Isaiah 41:18
My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. Jeremiah 2:13
Although you wash yourself with soda and use an abundance of soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me,” declares the Sovereign LORD. Jeremiah 2:22
O Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts? Jeremiah 4:14
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. Ezekiel 36:25
They will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God. Ezekiel 37:23
He is the Fountain of Life.
who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water. Psalms 114:8
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27
Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water. Jeremiah 17:13
In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house and will water the valley of acacias. Joel 3:18
On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity. Zechariah 13:1
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. John 36:9
In our hearts is where this Living Water is poured.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Proverbs 10:11
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
turning a person from the snares of death. Proverbs 13:14
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
turning a person from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27
Through Jesus the prophecies were fulfilled now we have abundant Fountain of Life because he has poured his promised Holy Spirit.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. Acts 2:33
The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. Acts 10:45
whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, Titus 3:6
Jesus said that He was Living Water.
“If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:10 and 14
It clearly tell us that Water represents the Holy Spirit.
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:38-39
Only this Living Water can wash thus making our hearts clean from sin.
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. Titus 2:14
he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life Titus 3:5-7
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. 1 Peter 1:22-23
But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. 2 Peter 1:9
In Hebrews it tells that through the assurance of faith our hearts are cleanse and makes the distinction that water is to clean our bodies like when we take a shower.
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22
In 1 John we see that the hope we have in him is what purifies us like he is pure.
Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:3
So what are waiting for to be baptized in Living Water given by Jesus? This is the baptism that was prophesied the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Promise of the Holy Spirit is abundant like water.