When the authorities sent emissaries to enquire from John who he really was (this was in-spite of his mysterious birth, and activities leading to his presentation at the temple), John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet,
I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.
John’s mission was to make ready a people for the first coming of Christ. Even now there are people with the same spirit that John possessed preaching and teaching in the wilderness, preparing those willing to listen for the second coming of The Lord.
Similar to John, these individuals had to be out of the system, they had to be given a new identity, their fathers had to be made dumb so they don’t mess-up God’s plan. Their names had to be entrusted and pronounced by the church (Elizabeth). They were conceived by the church in her barrenness, shame, and old age; when all had written her off.
But in the words of prophet Isaiah;
A voice says, “Cry!”
And I said, “What shall I cry?”
All flesh is grass,
and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers, the flower fades
when the breath of the Lord blows on it;
surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.
Yes my friends, humankind is doing everything to achieve immortality and youthfulness, but inspite of our best efforts; like grass and flowers we will wither and fade away, but the word of God will stand forever.
Pray with me… Father I repent of all my sins, and I ask you to come into my life today. I’ve come to realise that this world is not my home, and I’m just passing through. I pray that you fill me with your Holy Spirit, empower me to lead a victorious life – in Jesus’ name! Amen.
If you said these prayers, congratulations. Get a copy of the Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to direct you to a fellowship. You have made the most important decision of your life, and the angels are rejoicing in heaven!