Before water baptism takes place, the baptismal candidate MUST hear the preaching of the Gospel of Yahushua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ). Today, how we baptize in water should be very similar or identical to how water baptism occurs in the Scriptures for nothing has changed.
Water baptisms, according to the WORD, were done in open bodies of water. These were mainly streams or rivers. John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the river Jordan. Jesus baptized everyone, including all his disciples, in rivers. However, the important factor is not “where” water baptism occurs but “how”. Consequently, a baptismal candidate could be baptized in any body of clean water, as long as he can be immersed or submerged into it.
Saving faith is always demonstrated in repentance, confession and baptism. These are not acts we perform to be saved. Instead, they are obedient responses to God in faith. As a person responds to God in saving faith, he will be compelled by the Holy Spirit to repent of his sins, to confess Yahushua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) as Lord, and to manifest his faith through the symbolic act of baptism.
ברוך אתה יהוה אלוהים מלך היקום
Baruch Atah YHWH Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam
Blessed are You YHWH our GOD King of the Universe