The Final Prophet
In the fullness of time, God almighty saw fit to send a prophet to prepare the way of His son Jesus Christ. The man he would send would be named John and would be born to Zechariah and Elizabeth. From the time he was in his mother’s womb the purpose of his life was known to him. He would be the voice of one calling in the wilderness and began to proclaim in the region of Jordan a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
He would ultimately be taken prisoner on the request of King Herod who was having an adulterous relationship with his brother’s wife Herodias, who requested that he bring her John’s head.
Jesus would describe John to the crowds that had gathered around him as the greatest of men born from woman.
He loved John deeply, even though he did not answer his requests from prison the way we would interpret love.
Spend time in the gospels this week and read about the life and death of John the baptist and prepare your hearts to hear what God has intended for you.