My name is John. No, Not John the Apostle, but also known as John the Baptist! Many think of me as a crazy man who lived in the wilderness. For those who believe the Scriptures, I am the fulfillment of the Scripture in the old testament prophesied by the prophet that says in Isaiah 40:3: “A voice is calling, Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; makes smooth in the desert a highway for our God”
Many also think of me as a mystical figure born of someone’s imagination. If unbelief denies me and the Gospels found in the Word of God called the Bible do not convince you of my existence; Josephus, a Jewish historian, also wrote about me.
My birth was announced by the angel Gabriel to my elderly parents whom by the world standards, were too old to conceive, yet for God there is no limitations. My name had already been chosen as well and given to my father the prophet named Zacharias.
To my earthly parents, I was a gift. To my Heavenly Father, I am a messenger to point to the way and so are you. However, for truth to stand, we must always decrease as He increases, for He is the true light that takes away the sins of the world.
Yes, I lived in the wilderness. It was to fulfill my purpose that I lived, breathed and become part of that deserted wilderness. Do you know that bare or pure creation speaks more loudly about God that anything else?
My clothing was made of camel’s-hair and my food was anything that was found in that desert such as locust. No, I was never hungry for from that desert the God who sent me provided for all my needs. He sustained my physical and spiritual needs as He prepared me to fulfill my destiny.
My whole purpose was to point people to the Messiah; The Christ that had been promised to come. Many prophets before me had testified about Him. He was the one to be the light, the life and the door that leads to the father and eternal life. The one to cover for the sins of the world. The one to save us from the wrath to come.
My message was not and is not pleasant. I speak truth and remind you that the world is set for judgement. I remind you that Repentance is needed for an end is coming and there is a destiny to be fulfilled.
It has been spoken throughout the ages by the Prophets. It is written and as The Lord Jesus said: Heaven and Earth will pass away, but His word will not pass away. It is the famous day of the Lord! No, God does not want anyone to perish and therefore I came to point to the road out of such end.
The Apostle John told you that in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and that the Word was God. This one is the Word personified! He is the way out of this desert; out of this broken world. He is the light in the darkness! He brings the Kingdom of God at hand!
I was never the light but I came to testify about the light! He is the true light that enlightens the world and every one who accepts Him! He is the free offering from death into life. I spoke as loudly as I could about His coming. I baptised with water and gave a glimpse of His Holiness, but He is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
I gave you a road map and He gives you the new world, your new life and new identity. He is It! but sadly, the one that created the world came to it to give us a chance to enjoy it redeemed, but that world did not recognize Him. He also came to those that had been chosen to show us the father, but they did not recognized Him either.
The great news are that as many as receive Him, to them He gives the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. Those have received a new birth! They, who have previously been born of blood, of the will of the physical flesh, and of the will of man are now born of the Spirit and of the will of God!
These writings come from John 1:6-13, Isaiah 40:3, Matthew 3:1-7, Luke 3:3-8