Jesus’ Declaration about John the Baptist

John the baptist

Good morning everyone and praise God that He has given us another day and another chance to draw closer to Him. As I sat here in my secret place He dropped in my spirit; “John the Baptist”. Naturally I did some study on what the bible says about John so that I could have my facts straight before I shared them. Get your utensils ready because this is some good eating.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I come before You this morning on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ to ask that You please give us an insatiable desire and thirst for Jesus, for Your Word, our Savior. Open our eyes that we may see ourselves as You see us, that we may see and love others from Your viewpoint, that You would be the absolute center and guiding light of our life. Refresh our daily walk that we may walk with You in quiet places, in heavenly places, and throughout all of life into eternity. Thank You, God, our source of life and comfort and being. Bless You, Lord. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

What I’m about to share with you is biblical truth. John the Baptist did no miracles. Elijah performed miracle after miracle. Daniel interpreted dreams for kings and he and his friends impacted an entire nation. Jeremiah and Isaiah were two of Israel’s greatest prophetic voices. Jesus built his church through the twelve disciples. But Jesus made a profound declaration about this man who performed no miracles – He is the greatest among all the prophets. Why did Jesus make such a claim? Because John did one very important thing – he fulfilled his purpose on earth in every way.
The people asked John the Baptist, “Are you the one we have been waiting for?” John responded quickly, “No.” Then he made a profound statement: “A man can receive only what God gives him” (John 3:27). He had a complete understanding of why he was placed on earth.
Jesus proclaimed John the Baptist was the greatest because he (John) knew and fulfilled his purpose. The angel Gabriel described John’s purpose to his father: “And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous – to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17).
His purpose was absolutely necessary to be achieved in order to prepare the way for Jesus.
Do you know why God made you?
Are you fulfilling the destiny He has planned for you since the foundation of the earth?
Understanding your work life purpose is paramount to receiving your inheritance.
Paul said no matter what kind of work you do, if God has called you to do it, you will receive an inheritance for doing it. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Col 3:23-25).
I’m going to keep reminding you from time to time that God wants to use your Donkey.

Quote of the Day

Have you been holding back from a risky, costly course to which you know in your heart God has called you? Hold back no longer. Your God is faithful to you, and adequate for you. You will never need more than He can supply, and what He supplies, both materially and spiritually, will always be enough for the present.

James I (J. I.) Packer

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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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